Free Press Journal
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    25 IS militants killed in air strikes in Iraq

    Baghdad: At least 25 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday in air strikes by Iraqi aircraft in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, the media reported.

  • Football legends Karuna, Arumainayagam awarded Mohun Bagan Ratna

    Kolkata: Legendary Indian footballers Karuna Bhattacharya and 1962 Asian Games gold medallistrumainayagam were awarded the “Mohun Bagan Ratna” on Saturday, a prize given to the greats of the game who have earlier donned the green and maroon shirts.

  • Audience appreciation is greatest award: Ketan Mehta

    Mumbai: National award-winning filmmaker Ketan Mehta, who is known for his unconventional and unorthodox movies, says he doesn’t believe much in awards and recognition. “There is nothing in awards, the audience should like the movie, that is the greatest award for any filmmaker,” said Ketan.

  • Dawood Ibrahim has nine residences in Pak: Indian dossier

    New Delhi: In evidence to show that Dawood Ibrahim is holed up in Pakistan, a dossier prepared by India listed nine residences of the underworld don in that country and stated that he is known to frequently change his locations and addresses there. The information about the residences in Pakistan, including one bought near the house of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of late former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in Karachi two years ago

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    Four held for murder of 45-year-old man

    Mumbai: Four persons were today arrested by the Crime Branch for the alleged murder of a 45-year-old man in suburban Kandivali last month, which was earlier closed by the local police terming it as a case of accidental death. The four accused — Jitesh Ramesh Rathod alias Pappu (32), Amit Kailas Patel (28) and Vinod Raju Jain (28) and Hardik Vijay Vaze (25) were arrested in connection with the murder of Kumod Jha

  • Rakesh Maria

    Maria asks Mumbai cops not to be moral busybodies

    Mumbai: Following an outcry over the arrest of several couples for “indecent behaviour” from hotels and a beach here earlier this month, the Mumbai police has issued a circular asking officials to work within a legal framework and not to intrude on people’s privacy and freedom. A senior police inspector confirmed the development. “We have received such a circular,” he said.

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    Five million jobs lost during high growth years: Assocham study

    New Delhi: As many as five million jobs were lost between 2004-2005 and 2009-2010, paradoxically the time when India witnessed the highest and consistent growth of eight percent in its economy, throwing up a question whether growth should be linked to employment generation, said an Associated Chambers of Commerce (Assocham) study.

  • Boko Haram

    Boko Haram strengthens ties with Islamic State group

    Lagos (Nigeria): Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists are strengthening ties with the Islamic State group, as shown by reports that Nigerian militants are fighting in Libya, recent arrests in Lebanon and India and the blocking of thousands of suspected extremists from leaving Nigeria. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS in March and in June was declared its West African province. More than 1,000 people have been killed in the insurgency since President Muhammad Buhari

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    Newcastle United stand firm to snatch 0-0 draw against Manchester United

    Manchester: Some heroic defence by Newcastle United ended Manchester United’s 100 percent start to the 2015-16 English Premier League football tournament in a 0-0 draw here on Saturday. Striker Wayne Rooney, who had not scored in eight league matches, began the match like a man on a mission as United subjected Newcastle to wave after wave of attack early on, but Louis van Gaal’s side failed to make the breakthrough and then laboured

  • Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata Banerjee announces Rs.1 crore reward for I-League champs Mohun Bagan

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced a reward of Rs.1 crore for city football giants Mohun Bagan, who clinched the I-League 2014-15 title this year. Making the announcement at Mohun Bagan’s 125th year celebrations here, Banerjee said the money would be used towards installing floodlights at the club’s ground.

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    Diabetes crisis in Britain can bankrupt NHS

    London: Experts have stated that diabetes crisis in Britain can cripple the National Health Service (NHS) as there is a huge increase in the number of sufferers.

  • Italy rescuing 3,000 migrants, 18 boats in trouble

    Rome: Italy’s coastguard said today it was coordinating the rescue of up to 3,000 migrants from waters off Libya after receiving SOS calls from 18 different crowded vessels. At least seven boats – six Italian and one from Norway – were involved in an operation to get the migrants safely off 14 rubber dinghies and four other vessels carrying an estimated total of between 2,000 and 3,000 people.

  • ‘First Lady’ of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies at 83

    Phnom Penh: The former “first lady” of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime died today, according to a UN-backed tribunal, without victims ever seeing her face trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Ieng Thirith, a French-educated revolutionary who was 83 when she died, was one of the few women in the leadership of the communist movement behind the horrors of the “Killing Fields” era. She was one of just a handful

  • Afghan forces recapture district

    Kabul: Afghan security forces recaptured Kohistanat district in Saripul province on Saturday after launching operations against Taliban militants, an official said.

  • Nepal apex court jails two for 10 years in centenarian’s rape

    Kathmandu: Nepal Supreme Court has upheld 10 years jail term and fine of Rs 50,000 given to two convicts for raping a 102-year-old woman six years ago. The incident had taken place in country’s Dhading district, 75 kms west from here. Ram Bahadur Damai and Kumbha Bahadur Sunar were handed down the sentence by Dhading district court around three years ago over the victim’s complaint with the police.

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    No NSA talks if subject deviates from terrorism: Sushma

    New Delhi: There will be no talks with Pakistan if it insists on making the Hurriyat a third party or discussing Kashmir, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday, asserting that the talks between the national security advisers of India and Pakistan must focus only on terrorism.

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    India ‘making excuses’ to avoid NSA talks: Pervaiz Rashid

    Lahore: Pakistan’s Information Minister Senator Pervaiz Rashid has said that India is “making excuses” to avoid the NSA-level talks with Pakistan that are scheduled to take place on August 24. According to the Frontier Post, Rashid also said that India has made excuses before and refused to talk.

  • Modi has great sense of drama but not of reality`: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Saturday criticised the BJP-led NDA Government for the present fiasco over the NSA-level talks with Pakistan and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a great sense of drama but no sense of reality.

  • Rupee down

    Falling rupee, results, no rate cut drown Indian equities 

    Mumbai: A crashing rupee, disappointing results and diminishing rate cut hopes coupled with profit bookings on concerns over commodities prices, consumer sentiments and China drowned the Indian equity markets last week.