Free Press Journal
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    Atlas Jewellery shares tumble 10%; hit lower circuit limit

    Mumbai: Shares of Atlas Jewellery India plunged almost 10 per cent today amid reports that its chairman has been detained in Dubai for alleged default of over Rs 1,000 crore loans. The stock slumped 9.91 per cent to Rs 24.55 – its lowest trading permissible limit for the day – on the BSE. In the previous session also shares of the company plunged nearly 10 per cent to Rs 27.25.

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    Suspect confesses to murdering Bangladeshi blogger

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi student accused of killing prominent secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das has confessed to the crime, police said as they arrested one more person in connection with the brutal murder. Mannan Rahi, a student of English department at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), gave a confessional statement before a Sylhet court yesterday. In his statement, Rahi confessed his involvement in the gruesome killing, said Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Inspector Arman Ali.

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    2,000 fleeing Syrians drowned in Mediterranean

    Geneva: More than 2,000 Syrians have drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to reach Europe since 2011, a UN panel reported today, saying there’s no end in sight to Syria’s civil war. In its 10th such report since the war began 4-1/2 years ago, the UN Human Rights Council urges the international community to help Syrian civilians.

  • Iran Nuclear deal

    Iran leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says nuclear deal rests on lifting sanctions

    Tehran: Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned anew today that there could be no nuclear deal with the West if sanctions imposed on Tehran are not lifted. Khamenei, who has the last say in matters of policy, also said he believes Iran’s parliament (majlis) should make up its own mind about landmark July 14 deal struck with six world powers.

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    Member of Dutch air force may have joined Islamic State

    The Hague: The Defense Ministry says that a serving member of the Dutch air force may have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State group. The ministry released little information about the case today, saying only that it was a 26-year-old member of the air force who has now been suspended from service. The ministry says in a written statement that the suspect had been blocked from “all access to information, systems and locations.” The case would mark the first time

  • TopDoctorsOnline

    New app to address healthcare needs

    Mumbai: Now you can consult top doctors in India online and book an appointment with them as well thanks to a new app launched by TopDoctorsOnline.com (TDO). With tie-ups with up over 120 hospitals, several diagnostic and pathology chains as well as emergency services – which are accessible directly through the app – it claims to provide complete healthcare solutions. It provides live consultation service where users can chat or talk to doctors in

  • bombay high court

    Has govt readied contigency plan for rainfall defecit, asks High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has sought to know from the Maharashtra government whether it has a contingency plan in place in view of the steady decline of rainfall in the state over the past few years. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was hearing a petition filed by Solapur-based farmer Siddeshwar Warade seeking a direction to the government to release water from Ujani dam for irrigation in Mohol and Mangalwedha talukas of Solapur.

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    Marvan Atapattu resigns as Sri Lanka coach after India defeat

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan captain Marvan Atapattu today resigned from the post of chief coach of the national cricket team  following their recent 1-2 Test series defeat against India. Atapattu’s resignation comes after the island nation lost back to back Test series against continental neighbours Pakistan and India in last three months. It has been learnt that Atapattu’s resignation has been accepted by the Sri Lanka Cricket’s interim chief Sidath Wettimuny.

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    Chelsea have made below-par start in EPL, says Eden Hazard

    Paris: Chelsea star winger Eden Hazard admitted on Thursday that the English football club has made a below-par start to the campaign, winning only one of four Premier League matches played so far. “Individually and collectively, we are not at the same level,” Efe quoted the Belgian international as saying during his national team camp in preparations for the Bosnia and Herzegovina tie at the EURO 2016 championship qualifiers. However, Hazard hopes that

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    Wipro to be Chelsea’s centre-forward in its digital game plan

    London: Country’s third-largest software services firm Wipro today said it has been chosen as the official digital and IT partner for Chelsea Football Club. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Wipro will support Chelsea FC in its digital transformation journey by bringing together strategy, design and technology, it said in a statement.

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    Germany to miss Marco Reus for next two Euro qualifiers

    Frankfurt: Germany have received a blow ahead of their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland with attacking midfielder Marco Reus ruled out due to a toe injury. The 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund player left the team hotel on Wednesday after doctors confirmed that he would not be able to take part in the upcoming matches.

  • Over 100 teams to take part in Subroto Cup football tourney

    New Delhi: More than 100 school teams, including those from seven foreign countries, will take part in the Subroto Mukherjee Football Tournament which will be held here from Sept 10 to October 16. Teams from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Sweden, Brazil and Ukraine will vie for top honours in the top school football tournament, organisers Subroto Mukherjee Sports Education Society said.

  • 9 most tantalizing destination at Thirthahalli

    We have heard about massive tourist attractions nestled in South India. However some hidden beauties are missed. If you have been looking for a relatively untouched, unexplored place and wish to create exquisite travel memories, Thirthahalli is a place you can’t miss. The virgin beauty of this treasured land calls in for a trip to those seeking a quick getaway.

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    Swiss banks moving ‘full speed’ on automatic tax info exchange

    Geneva: Swiss banks are working at “full speed” to implement the automatic tax information exchange regime that will help India’s efforts to crackdown on illegal wealth stashed by its citizens in Switzerland. The Alpine nation, known for banking secrecy practices, has come under international pressure amid various countries including India stepping up their fight against the black money menace.

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    New Call Telecom in talks with 12 Indian cos for acquisition

    Guwahati: The UK-based New Call Telecom today said it is in talks with 12 Indian companies, including 3-4 firms in the northeastern region, for acquiring them over the next few months to expand its presence in the country. The company, which has announced an investment of USD 300 million (nearly Rs 2,000 crore) in India over the next 12-18 months, is looking to create 500 jobs in North East and set up a

  • Satellite

    Indonesia to launch satellite from India

    Jakarta: Indonesia is set to launch a locally made satellite from India on September 27, a media report said on Thursday.

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    Durham skeletons are of 17th century Scottish soldiers

    London: Skeletons discovered in a centuries-old mass grave in Durham, England, are the remains of Scottish soldiers taken prisoner after the 1650 A. D. Battle of Dunbar, new research has revealed. In November 2013, during construction of a new cafe, human remains were uncovered by Durham University archaeologists. The jumbled skeletons of at least 17 and up to 28 individuals were subsequently excavated from two burial pits (a 29th individual was not

  • RBI

    RBI to issue Rs 5 coin on golden jubilee of 1965 Indo-Pak war

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation Rs 5 coins to commemorate golden jubilee of Indo-Pak War 1965. “The coins will be legal tender as provided in The Coinage Act 2011. Existing coins in this denomination will also continue to be legal tender,” RBI said in a release today. The new coin in the obverse will bear Lion Capital of Ashoka Pillar in the centre with Satyamev Jayate inscribed

  • Investment proposals in electronics sector cross Rs 1 lakh cr

    New Delhi: Government has received investment proposals worth over Rs 1 lakh crore for manufacturing in the electronics sector, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. “We are promoting electronic cluster in a big way since last 14 months. We have received investment proposals of Rs 1.07 lakh crore till now on which we are going to give lot of incentives under MSIPS,” Prasad said at the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of EEPC India.

  • Nasscom says euro fall may hit revenue from Europe

    Mumbai: Software industry body Nasscom today said the currency volatility will impact companies deriving revenue from Europe, but is unlikely to directly impact its 12-14 per cent revenue growth forecast for the fiscal. “Companies which have greater exposure in Europe where the currency is going through a bit of decline, or sectors like telecom in Europe or oil or energy in Europe, there the impact is slightly more,” body’s President R Chandrashekhar said.