Free Press Journal
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    Zimbabwe slap ban on Vermeulen over racist slur

    Harare: Zimbabwe’s controversial batsman Mark Vermeulen has been banned from all forms of cricket activities after being found guilty of making ‘repulsive remarks that reflect racism, prejudice and plain ignorance’. The 36-year-old had posted the comments in July as a response to an article posted on Facebook about fellow teammate Prosper Utseya’s letter to Zimbabwe Cricket, which alleged that existence of racism in the country’s cricket.

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

    Tsonga outlasts Nadal to reach Shanghai final

    Shanghai: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga produced a resilient performance as he trounced Rafael Nadal to reach the final of Shanghai Masters on Saturday. Frenchman Tsonga claimed a 6-4, 0-6, 7-5 win over the 14-time Grand Slam champion in a gripping contest that lasted over two hours and 15 minutes. With the win, Tsonga surged to number ninth in the ATP Race To London and will next face the winner of the other semifinal between Novak Djokovic

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    Lil Wayne to bring down sex tape with help of legal guns

    Washington D.C.: Rapper Lil Wayne has got his legal eagles out in order to bring down his leaked sex tape. According to TMZ, Wayne’s attorneys sent a letter to Hollywood Street Kings demanding the site to immediately cease the use, exploitation or distribution of the video within five days. It is reported that Wayne was seen wearing nothing but his socks with two girls in the sex tape. The rapper’s representatives have said that

  • unichem

    Unichem Q2 net edges up 3.49 pc to Rs 23 cr

    New Delhi: Drug firm Unichem Laboratories today reported a 3.49 per cent rise in its standalone net profit at Rs 23.09 crore for the September quarter. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 22.31 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal, Unichem Laboratories said in a filing to BSE. Stand-alone total income from operations of the company also rose to Rs 305.55 crore for the quarter under review as against Rs 278.15 crore a year ago. Unichem

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    Mexico drug lord Guzman hurt eluding capture

    Mexico City: Fugitive drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman eluded an operation to recapture him in northwestern Mexico in recent days, injuring his leg and face, authorities said, as the manhunt heats up. Authorities said on Sunday that efforts to nab Guzman, who embarrassed President Enrique Pena Nieto with his brazen July jailbreak, have focused on the northwest region in the past few weeks after foreign governments shared intelligence information.

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    Congress not to back fresh version of NJAC

    New Delhi: Congress today indicated it would not support any government move to bring back a new version of National Judicial Appointments Commission for appointments to higher judiciary, a day after the Supreme Court struck it down to pave the way for return of the collegium system.

  • Dmitry Medvedev

    Russia says defending ‘national interests’ in Syria, not Assad

    Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said today that Russia is fighting for its national interests in Syria, not for President Bashar al-Assad. “Of course we are not fighting for specific leaders, we are defending our national interests, on the one hand,” Medvedev said in an interview to air on state television.

  • Barack Obama

    Obama calls for reform of US criminal justice system

    Washington: President Barack Obama today called for a meaningful criminal justice system reform in the US while citing that there are currently 2.2 million people behind bars in America compared to the 500,000 thirty years ago. “Thirty years ago, there were 500,000 people behind bars in America. Today, there are 2.2 million. The United States is home to 5 per cent of the world’s population, but 25 per cent of the world’s prisoners. Every year, we spend USD 80 billion to

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    Three Palestinians killed trying to stab Israelis

    Hebron (Palestinian Territories): Three Palestinians were shot dead trying to stab Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank today, as violence that has fuelled international concerns of a full-scale uprising showed no let-up. The deadly unrest that has raged for more than two weeks prompted a “very concerned” US President Barack Obama to call for calm as the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting yesterday.

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    IndiGo fixes Rs 700-765 IPO price band; may raise Rs 3,268 cr

    New Delhi: Low-cost airline IndiGo’s parent InterGlobe Aviation has fixed the price band for its initial share sale at Rs 700 765, through which it could raise up to Rs 3,268 crore. The initial public offer would open on October 27 and close on October 29, with the allotment for anchor investors scheduled for October 26.

  • China President Xi Jinping

    Will not use force ‘recklessly’ in South China Sea: China

    Beijing: China today sought to calm down tensions over the South China Sea dispute, saying it will not use force “recklessly” for resolving issues as the US mulls sending a warship to the contested territory to directly challenge Chinese claims. Scaling down China’s rhetoric on the South China Sea (SCS) dispute, a top Chinese general also proposed joint defence drills with ASEAN countries to brace for unplanned and accidental military encounters at sea.

  • Mark-Zuckerberg

    Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s Townhall in Delhi on October 28

    New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in India on October 28 to hold his next Townhall Q&A session in the Indian Institute of Technology here. “I’m heading to India and I’ll be hosting our next Townhall Q&A in Delhi on Wednesday, October 28 at 12pm IST (11:30pm Tuesday Pacific time),” he posted on his official Facebook page. “More than 130 million people use Facebook in India. I’m looking forward to hearing

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    Senior BJP leader courts controversy

    Ramanagara (Ktk): Senior BJP leader and former Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa today courted controversy when he asked a woman journalist what can the opposition members do if “someone drags and rapes” her. Responding to a woman journalist’s question if opposition BJP has failed in its duty by not making government accountable for such crimes, Eshwarappa, Leader of Opposition in the state Legislative Council, said “You are a woman, you are here now, if someone drags you and

  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant down with hamstring injury

    New Delhi: There could be a piece of bad news for the Indian cricket team as pace spearhead Ishant Sharma is down with hamstring injury and did not take field on the third day of Delhi’s Ranji Trophy match against Haryana. Ishant bowled six overs on the second day evening but did not take the field on the third day at all.

  • Mats Hummels

    Coach Klopp can help Liverpool win EPL: Defender Hummels

    Dortmund: German football club Borussia Dortmund’s defender Mats Hummels believes his former head coach Jurgen Klopp can end Liverpool’s trophy drought and steer them to the English Premier League (EPL) crown.

  • Bernie Ecclestone

    Blatter should remain FIFA chief: F1 boss Ecclestone

    Moscow: Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone believes outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter should remain in charge of the world football governing body despite facing corruption charges. Blatter, who is suspended, is under criminal investigation over a payment made to European football federation head Michel Platini in 2011. Both men deny any wrongdoing.

  • Sri Lanka defeat West Indies by an innings

    Galle: Sri Lankan spin bowler Rangana Herath’s 10-wicket match haul helped the hosts crush the West Indies by an innings and six runs today to decisively win the first Test at Galle with a day to spare. The visitors were bowled out for 227 in the second innings, just an hour and 15 minutes after lunch on the fourth day of a Test which saw Herath wreak havoc throughout. He finished with second innings figures of four for 79, after taking

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    Senior al-Qaida commander killed in an airstrike in Syria

    Beirut: Activists say a top commander in al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate has been killed in an airstrike. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al-Charekh, a Saudi better known as Sanafi al-Nasr, was killed Thursday in an airstrike near the northern Syrian town of Dana.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Clinton backs Obama’s move to keep US forces in Afghanistan

    Keene (US): Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has said she supports President Barack Obama’s decision to keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan when he leaves the White House in 2017. Clinton said yesterday in an interview with CNN that Obama’s moves were an example of “a leader who has strong convictions about what he would like to see happen but also pays attention to what’s going on in the real world.”

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    Taliban committed atrocities, including rape in Kunduz: AIHRC

    Kabul: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in its report has revealed that crimes including murder, rape, looting and torture were committed by the Taliban and their associates during their three week siege of the northern city of Kunduz.