Free Press Journal
  • Don’t label support as subsidy, agri scientist tells WTO

    Chennai: It is wrong to label support givento farmers in emerging economies like India as subsidy and World Trade Organsiation should come up with measures in aid of ending hunger and malnutrition, renowned agricultural scientist Prof M S Swaminathan said today.

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    State borrowings well within limit: Laxmikant Parsekar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said the state has been borrowing within the limits as against the picture projected by the Opposition that the government is heading towards a big debt trap. “We have annual borrowing limit of Rs 1,907 crore of which we have borrowed Rs 400 crore in last five months,” Parsekar told the State Legislative Assembly today.

  • Disappointed with functioning of PMO: Sanjiv Chaturvedi

    New Delhi: Whistleblower bureaucrat Sanjiv Chaturvedi, who has been selected for the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, today expressed disappointment over functioning of the PMO and said he was able to “survive” only because of an “independent judiciary”.

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    Man jailed for 4yrs for molesting colleague at party

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a man to four years rigorous jail term for molesting his colleague during a party at his house, saying the fact that he committed “indecent assault” on his guest, who was in a drunken state, made the offence “very serious”. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat, while handing down the jail term to Delhi resident Sanjeev Kumar, said. “In my opinion, he deserves very stern sentence and

  • Drug holds promise of treating Hepatitis C, but cost prohibitive

    New Delhi: A new drug has shown promise of treating the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) in India, something which had eluded health experts for long. But its widespread use may be inhibited because of its high cost – Rs.100,000 ($1,500) for the full course.

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    9 killed, 10 injured in building collapse in Thane district

    Thane (Maha): At least nine persons were killed and 10 others injured after a four-storey building housing 20 families collapsed in Thakurli in the district. The building ‘Matruchaya’, built 35 years ago, collapsed last night at Cholve village, following which rescue operations were launched by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), fire brigade officials and civic authorities said today.

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    ‘Karmayogi’ Kalam’s death a ‘great loss for humanity’

    Rameswaram: Former Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman G. Madhavan Nair on Wednesday said the demise of former president Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is a great loss for humanity, and added that he will always be remembered as a ‘karamyogi’.

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    Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination: Majeed Memon lauds SC dismissal of curative petition

    New Delhi: National Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday praised the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the curative petition moved by the Centre for releasing three convicts accused of assassinating former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, saying this decision would send a message that the courts function keeping all emotions aside.

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    Benfica confirm departure of footballer Lima

    Lisbon: Brazilian striker Rodrigo Lima has left Portuguese football club Benfica to sign with Al-Ahli Dubai for seven million euros.  The 32-year-old joined the Primeira Liga in 2009 when he moved from Brazil’s Avai to Belenenses, where he scored 12 goals in 32 games during his first season. And after winning the eye of Sporting Braga, he joined that Portuguese club in 2010, scoring 40 goals in 94 games in two seasons,

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    Aston Villa sign Spanish footballer Jose Angel Crespo

    Witton (England): English football club Aston Villa has announced the signing of former Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo till 2018. The 28-year-old Spaniard, who passed his medical this week, arrives here with a track record including Spanish teams Sevilla, Racing Santander and Cordoba, and Italian clubs Calcio Padova, Bologna and Verona, while he also featured with the Spanish national team in its Under-19, U-20 and U-21 categories, reports Efe. “Jose is a

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    Taliban leader Mullah Omar dead?

    London: The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, BBC reported quoting Afghan officials. The militant group has not commented on the claim.

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    Atletico Madrid announce return of Filipe Luis

    Madrid: Spanish football club Atletico Madrid has announced the signing of its former Brazilian international Filipe Luis for the next four seasons after his spending just one season with English side Chelsea. “Welcome Filipe. Filipe Luis is a new player of Atletico Madrid. The red and white team and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of the winger,” Atletico announced on Tuesday, reports Efe.

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    People storm to watch ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in Pakistan

    Lahore: The “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” fever has gripped audiences in Pakistan and thanks to the positive Indo-Pak message in the movie, the Salman Khan-starrer has received phenomenal response, with people thronging to watch the film even a week after its release.

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    Big B praises Vicky Kaushal’s performance in ‘Masaan’

    Mumbai: “Masaan” actor Vicky Kaushal, who has been receiving rave reviews for his performance in his debut film “Masaan”, is thrilled to receive a congratulatory messages from Megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The “Piku” star saw the Neeraj Ghaywan film and was so impressed by newcomer’s performance that he decided to send a congratulatory message to Vicky’s father, senior action director Sham Kaushal, praising his performance.

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    Barcelona best team in world: Cesc Fabregas

    Washington: Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has praised Spanish football club Barcelona ahead of the two teams’ friendly in International Champions Cup here, calling the La Liga side “the best team in the world”.

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    BJP, Shiv Sena protest against ‘Bajrangi Bhaijan’ for defending Yakub

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Shiv Sena activists staged a protest against Salman Khna outside the Maharashtra Assembly here on Wednesday, demanding that the Bollywood actor should be charged with treason for defending  1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

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    Govt lack in applying mind on deciding on GST Bill

    New Delhi: Congress leader Veerappa Moily today attacked the NDA government for bringing series of ordinances to amend the Land Acquisition Act, 2013 saying the current dispensation showed lack of application of mind on this key issue.

  • Sourav Ganguly

    ‘Don’t see any issue with conflict of interest agreement’

    New Delhi: Asserting that there is no reason to fear signing the ‘conflict of agreement’ understanding, former India captain Sourav Ganguly has said that the BCCI’s move to make cricket a clean affair should be taken in the right spirit.

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    Diego Maradona plans bid for FIFA presidency

    Buenos Aires : Argentine football icon Diego Maradona has denied feeling depressed after the death of his father, saying that he will go “for FIFA” in a video he posted on Facebook. “I know that they’re saying lots of things. Nobody can know what I’m feeling inside over the death of my father. They cut off a love from me that I thought was eternal and that can’t be forgotten so easily,” Maradona