Free Press Journal
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    BJP criticises Mamata’s proposal for all party meet on flood

    Kolkata: Criticising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s proposal to call an all-party meeting to discuss the flood situation, BJP state President Rahul Sinha today said instead of it an all party inspection team should be sent to each affected district. “Instead of an all party meeting, an all party inspection team should be sent to each district with at least five teams in each district to talk to the affected people and

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    Would love to do a biopic on Madhubala: Kriti Sanon

    Mumbai: Actress Kriti Sanon, who is working with stalwarts like Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in her next film “Dilwale”, says she would love to do a biopic on late actress Madhubala.

  • BMJ announces launch of South Asia Healthcare Awards 2015

    Mumbai: British Medical Journal (BMJ) today announced the launch of BMJ South Asia Healthcare Awards 2015. The nominations are being sought across the South Asia region, from India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, Myanmar and Maldives.

  • Former MP urges Centre to allow FDI in tobacco industry

    Vijayawada (AP): Senior BJP leader Kavuri Sambasiva Rao today urged the Central Government to allow FDI in tobacco industry and also allow foreign companies to purchase tobacco from the Indian market. The former MP told reporters after attending a party meeting here that tobacco farmers were paid Rs 140 per kg in 2014 crop season but in the current season, they are being paid only Rs 100 per kg by the traders.

  • Pakistan troops target civilian areas along LOC in Poonch

    Jammu: Breaching ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and civilian areas in Poonch district along the Line of Control (LoC) for the second day running today. This was the third ceasefire violation in Sabzian sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in the past 24 hours. The troops of the neighbouring country resorted to firing with automatic weapons, rocket projectile grenades and mortar bombs.

  • Kin of woodcutters gunned down in AP given govt jobs

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today gave government jobs to the next of kin of 20 persons who were gunned down by Andhra Pradesh security agencies in Seshachalam forests in April this year. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa gave away appointment orders to five of the next of kin of the 20 persons as a symbolic gesture at the Secretariat here today.

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    Sonia Gandhi slams Modi government for Naga Pact

    New Delhi: A controversy erupted today over the recent Naga peace accord, with Congress president Sonia Gandhi taking on the Modi government for “insulting” three north eastern states whose chief ministers belonging to her party were not taken into confidence on the issue.

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    Chinese officials ordered to deliver lecture on Xi Jinping’s speeches

    Beijing : Chinese officials have been ordered to deliver lectures on President Xi Jinping’s speeches and socialism in colleges each semester in a bid to help “bridge the gap” and build “trust” between students and the ruling Communist Party.

  • India A face strong challenge against Australia A

    Chennai: After being thoroughly outplayed in the four-day matches, India A would now look to getting back into their stride as they face Australia A in a List A tri-series cricket match, also involving South Africa A, at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Friday. This will be the hosts’ first match in the series, while Australia have already won their tournament opener against South Africa A thrashing them by 9 wickets here on

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    Nitish hits at NDA leaders on ‘DNA’ barb

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today raked up the issue of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘DNA’ barb against him and hit out at NDA leaders for jumping in favour of the PM and making statements on the his behalf. “I had made a request to the Prime Minister to take back DNA comments as it does not suit a man holding high constitutional post of Prime Minister making such a comment,” Kumar

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    US will not tolerate restrictions in South China Sea : John Kerry

    Kuala Lumpur: Washington will not tolerate any navigation restrictions in the South China Sea, US Secretary of State John Kerry said today at a regional security meeting dominated by tensions over Beijing’s island building.

  • Bad assets from India operations hurt StanC profits globally

    Mumbai:  British lender Standard Chartered has reported a pre-tax loss of USD 276 million for the January-June period as against a profit of USD 395 million a year ago due to a spike in bad assets, which has also dented its profits globally. From being one of the top performing geographies for Standard Chartered globally, India has now slipped to th e bottom on the basis of profitability among the seven regions it

  • `Injured` Milne out of Kiwis’ ODI series decider against Zimbabwe

    Wellington: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has made it clear that fast bowler Adam Milne would not be a part of the deciding one-day international against Zimbabwe due to a heel injury. Hesson said that they are not going to risk the 23-year-old, who is suffering from a slight niggle on his first tour, hoping that he would be fit for the T20 in Harare and for tour in South Africa, stuff.co.nz reported. Milne,

  • Unmukt Chand hints at fielding three spinners against Australia A

    Chennai: India ‘A’ skipper Unmukt Chand today hinted that the team management may field three spinners here on a turning track for tomorrow’s tri-series One-day cricket match against Australia ‘A’. “Yes, we might (field three spinners) as you know the ball is turning a bit. Moreover, these wickets have been used for the four-day games and also yesterday. The wicket seems to be dry,” Unmukt said at the pre-match press conference.

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    CPI inflation to average 5.6% this fiscal: DBS

    New Delhi: Retail inflation in India is likely to average around 5.6 per cent this year, down from 6.1 per cent in financial year 2014-15, says a DBS report. According to the global financial services firm, inflation has eased significantly over the past year, but a sub-par monsoon and fading base effects from earlier falls in commodity prices would prevent further disinflation.

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    Focus on penalty corner conversion in Indian women’s hockey camp

    New Delhi: The Indian junior women’s hockey team will focus on its “key problem” of conversion of penalty corners during a preparatory camp beginning here from Saturday, coach N.S. Saini said on Thursday. The camp of the junior women’s team probables will be held at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium from August 8 to August 31. The camp is in preparations for the seventh Women’s Junior Asia Cup, scheduled in Changzhou, China from

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    CIL will invest Rs 13,900 cr to raise output to 908 MT by 2020

    New Delhi: State-owned Coal India (CIL) will invest Rs 13,900 crore to take its production to 908 million tonnes (MT) by 2019-20, the government said today. “Coal India (CIL) has prepared a roadmap for achieving a coal production level of about 908 MT in 2019-20 from the current level of production of 494.23 MT,” Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

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    Manish Malhotra enjoying working on ‘Ki and Ka’

    Mumbai: Designer Manish Malhotra, who has enjoyed a successful 25-year run in Bollywood, is now enjoying working on filmmaker R. Balki’s “Ki and Ka”, which stars Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles.”Balki’s KI and KA ‘has my favourite Kareena and Arjun for whom I am designing for the first time and I am enjoying working with him, “Malhotra tweeted on Thursday. He has also shared his excitement of