Free Press Journal
  • Stuart Binny

    Stuart Binny to join Indian squad ahead of Colombo Test

    New Delhi: All-rounder Stuart Binny has been included in the Indian Test squad, ahead of the second Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka, which starts from Thursday in Colombo.

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    Microsoft releases new update for Windows 10

    Washington: Microsoft has released a new series of updates for Windows 10. According to the TechCrunch, the update came with minimal documentation and explanation. The updated code comes with a set of notes. This is third set of updates released by the company after its launch in July.

  • Narendra Modi in Abu Dhabi

    50,000 Indians to hear Narendra Modi at Marhaba Namo event in Dubai

    Dubai: All roads in Dubai would be leading to the Dubai International Cricket Stadium where 50,000 Indian expatriates have registered for ‘Marhaba Namo’ – a grand public reception being held for visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday evening. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, is to address the Marhaba Namo, which is being touted as another Madison Square-like event.

  • mergers and acquisition

    Birla Corp in Rs.5,000 cr deal with Lafarge for cement units

    Kolkata: The M.P. Birla Group on Monday said it was acquiring the cement business of Lafarge India for Rs.5,000 crore through a combination of internal accruals and fresh debt to add another 5.5 million tonnes in annual capacity. The deal, to be executed by Birla Corp and its subsidiaries, calls for the acquisition of Sonadih cement plant in Chhattisgarh, the grinding unit at Jajobera in Jharkhand, as also the Concreto and PSC brands

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    Ceasefire violations: Congress says ‘time for concrete actions, not mere words’

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over the recent ceasefire violations, the Congress Party on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to send a strong message to Pakistan.“It is time for concrete actions, not mere words. Our repeated protests regarding ceasefire violations are beginning to sound limp to Pakistan since they are not backed by action,” Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told ANI. “The ceasefire violations are consistent, continuous, egregious, long drawn-out and repeated,”

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    Maharashtra CID arrests NCP MLA Kadam

    Pune: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Ramesh Kadam was on Monday arrested by the Maharashtra CID in connection with alleged corruption charges. According to reports, an FIR was filed against Kadam for his alleged role in irregularities in the Annabhau Sathe Development Corporation in July.

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    Gold rises in futures trade on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices rose 0.54 per cent to Rs 26,100 per 10 grammes in futures trade today as speculators created fresh positions, taking positive cues from global markets. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in December was up by Rs 40 or 0.54 per cent to Rs 26,100 per 10 gm in a business turnover of eight lots. The metal for delivery in October moved up by Rs 137 or 0.53 per cent to Rs 25,960 per 10

  • Rupee Down

    Rupee back at over two-year lows, falls 21 paise to Rs 65.21

    Mumbai: The rupee dropped further by 21 paise to Rs 65.21 following sustained bouts of dollar demand from importers amid higher greenback overseas on the back of weak domestic equity market. The domestic currency on Thursday had plummeted by 32 paise to 65.10 against the dollar, hitting its weakest level last seen in September 2013, as China further devalued yuan. The rupee resumed lower at 65.12 per dollar as against last weekend’s level of 65.00 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. It

  • Malaysian Airlines, flight MH370

    Malaysia retrieves objects to verify MH370 links

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian team has brought back two tiny objects from the Maldives to verify if they are debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said. Efforts are underway by the investigation team to verify the subjects, Xinhua quoted Bernama news agency as saying. Liow said one of the subjects was a “honeycomb material” while the other had a flat surface, “about the size of a

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Fresh batch of 85 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

    Jammu: A fresh batch of 85 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the south Kashmir Himalayas, amid tight security. The batch comprising 50 sadhus, 30 men, four women and a child left in two buses from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 4.40 AM, a police official said. The pilgrims would reach at the twin base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal by this evening amid security arrangements made by CRPF, he said. As many as 3,47,336 pilgrims paid

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    Woman killed for resisting rape

    Etah: A 35-year-old woman was murdered by a man allegedly for resisting a rape bid at Nidholi Khurd village in Kotwali Rijor, police said. The incident took place on Saturday when Anita had gone to the feilds and the accused, Virendra who was in an intoxicated state, attempted to rape her on finding her alone, police said.

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    Amitabh, Jaya play themselves in Balki’s ‘Ki and Ka’

    Mumbai: Bollywood star couple Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan have a cameo “Shamitabh” director R Balki’s upcoming romantic comedy-drama film “Ki and Ka”, where they play themselves. The evergreen couple has shot for the movie, which stars Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in lead roles. “I work… I work with the wife… I work for R Balki… for his new film that he makes with Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor… called ‘Ki and Ka’… and if you know anything about Balki, you will

  • PGA Championship - Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri scripts history by finishing joint fifth at US PGA Championship

    New Delhi: Anirban Lahiri continued his meteoric rise as he finished tied for the fifth place at the US PGA Championship, the best performance displayed by an Indian golfer at a major till date. The 28-year-old fired a closing round of 68 to finish the year’s final major for a total of 13-under 275 alongside American Brooks Koepka.

  • Voting

    Polling in Rajasthan civic polls

    Jaipur: Polling was being held today to elect 129 civic bodies in Rajasthan, with about 37.12 lakh people eligible to cast their votes. About 15 per cent of the electorate voted till 10 AM after polling began amid tight security at 7 AM, an official of the Rajasthan State Election Commission said here. Polling at 4,300 booths in 3,306 wards in Rajasthan’s 129 municipal bodies is being held from 7 AM to 5 PM, the official said.

  • Coral reef

    Coral reefs likely to disappear by mid-century

    Prague: Coral reefs are likely to disappear from the planet by mid-century even if world leaders agree on efforts to limit a temperature increase to less than two degree Celsius by the end of the century at December’s Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris, scientists have warned. “Even if Paris is wildly successful, and a treaty is struck, ocean warming and ocean acidification are going to continue beyond the end of this century,”

  • Belinda Bencic

    Belinda Bencic outlasts Simona Halep to win Rogers Cup

    Toronto: Eighteen-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland capped off her Rogers Cup debut with a 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 3-0 victory over No. 2 seed Simona Halep of Romania in Toronto. After two long sets that lasted over an hour each on Sunday, Halep was forced to retire in the third set due to a left leg injury and heat exhaustion, reported Xinhua.

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    China to accelerate railway investment

    Beijing: China has hastened efforts to build high speed rails as annual investment targets are still far from complete. On Monday, China’s northernmost high-speed railway started operation in Heilongjiang Province. The trip from Harbin City, the provincial capital, to Qiqihar City was reduced from three hours to 85 minutes, reported Xinhua.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi congratulates Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal for winning a silver medal at the prestigious World Badminton Championships in Indonesia. “A Silver at the World Badminton Championships is a momentous feat. Congratulations to @NSaina. Her accomplishments truly inspire,” the Prime Minister tweeted. World number two Saina lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin in the finals yesterday to settle for the silver medal, which was the best performance by an Indian in the showpiece. This was India’s fifth

  • Explosion Fire

    Explosions hamper cyanide clearing work at China blast site

    Tianjin: Recurring explosions setting off fires continue to hamper attempts by nuclear and biological warfare experts to clear hundreds of tonnes of highly poisonous cyanide stored at a warehouse devastated by twin powerful blasts which killed 112 in this Chinese port city. Two explosions – one last evening and another this morning – were reported as expert teams announced plans to intensify search for survivors and bodies. The dead included 21 free fighters, the highest so far in a tragedy in China’s