Free Press Journal
  • 3 people arrested in connection with Shia shrine blasts

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi police has arrested three people in connection with the bomb blasts here targeting Shia community that claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy in an attack claimed by the dreaded Islamic State militant group. “Three men were detained after the blasts and were handed over to the detective branch for questioning,” Dhaka police’s assistant deputy commissioner Sanjib Kumar Roy told reporters.

  • No one turned Ram after watching ‘Ramayan’: Randeep Hooda

    Mumbai: Randeep Hooda, who essayed Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma with arresting arrogance in “Rang Rasiya”, will soon be seen as the real-life notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj in “Main Aur Charles”. While he says the ‘ Charles’ film does not glorify crime, the actor also stressed that watching films does not lead the youth to anything wrong. Known for his straightforward nature, Randeep remained to the point when he was asked if

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    Maha Congress gears up to woo voters for civic, panchayat polls

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress has roped-in all major leaders of the state committee to woo the voters during the upcoming elections to various municip l corporations, nagar and gram panchayats. The party leadership will make inflation, specially pulses price rise and increasing cases of farmers’ suicide as its poll plank and is confident of overpowering rival BJP in the elections. According to senior party leaders, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Ashok Chavan

  • Be the source of your own strength: Hrithik Roshan

    Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan, who overcame stammering and a back problem to be the popular film star that he is, is coming up with a new TV show “HRX Heroes”, aimed at inspiring children and youth to fight their inner demons. The actor says that while the emotional support of family and friends is important in overcoming obstacles in life, it’s not indispensable.

  • ‘Case against Himachal CM politics of vendetta’

    Shimla: A day ahead of the apex court hearing challenging a court order granting relief to Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in an alleged disproportionate assets case, the Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Sunday said it was “politics of vendetta”.

  • China may cut GDP target to 6.5% amid economic slowdown

    Beijing: China may cut its GDP growth target to 6.5 per cent from 7 per cent in its next five year plan from next year at the top policy body of the ruling Communist Party’s meet beginning here tomorrow amid continued slowdown of world’s second largest economy. The fifth plenary session of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee which will be presided over by the CPC Central Committee’s General Secretary and

  • IIFL Holdings Q2 Net rises 28 pc to Rs 140 cr

    Mumbai: Financial services major IIFL Holdings reported a 28 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 140.3 crore for the quarter ended September 30. The company’s profit after tax on consolidated basis stood at Rs 109.5 crore during July-September period 2014-15. IIFL Holdings recorded income of Rs 1,031.9 crore during the second quarter of the current financial year, 15 per cent more than the same period a year ago.

  • Rain, winds kill seven in Egypt

    Cairo: Seven people in Egypt’s Alexandria city died on Sunday due to the windy and rainy weather, media reported. Six people were killed when an electric cable fell on them due to the strong winds in Moharam Bek district near a tram, according to a report in government-run Ahram online.

  • Key Africa-India facts, statistics compendium to be released in IAFS

    Addis Ababa: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will launch “Africa-India: Facts & Figures 2015”, focussing on the sectors seeing the maximum engagement, on the margins of the India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi.

  • AAP says Delhi sanitation strike over, union says no 

    New Delhi: The Delhi Government on Sunday said the three-day old strike by municipal sanitation workers has ended, but the one of the employees’ main unions said the protest was still “going on”.

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    Gurgaon deputy mayor booked on rape charge

    Gurgaon: Gurgaon Deputy Mayor Parminder Kataria has been booked on charge of raping a divorcee after promising to marry her, police said on Sunday.

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    BJP will not make any impact in Kerala: Congress

    Thiruvananthapuram: The outcome of the upcoming local body polls in Kerala will be that the BJP will stay a non-entity in the state, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala said on Sunday.

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    Harris backs Ashes pacers to come good against New Zealand

    Melbourne: Retired Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris has backed the pace bowlers employed during the recent Ashes series to find greater consistency and to bleed fewer runs during this summer’s opening Test against New Zealand in Brisbane.

  • Rossi penalised for kicking Marquez at Malaysian GP

    Kuala Lumpur: Moto GP championship leader Valentino Rossi will have to start his next race from the back of the grid as the Italian was penalised for kicking Marc Marquez off his bike during the Malaysian Grand Prix here on Sunday.

  • AB de Villiers

    Batsmen power South Africa to 438/4

    Mumbai: Powered by centuries each from Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers and Quinton de Kock, South Africa posted a mammoth 438/4 in 50 overs against hapless India in the fifth and deciding One-Day International (ODI) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Fatigued Lahiri finishes tied seventh at Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Leading Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri failed to muster a final day challenge due to fatigue and could only post an one-over 71 to finish tied seventh, while compatriots Gaganjeet Bhullar and Rahill Gangjee grabbed the tied 13th and joint 18th place respectively in the $2 million UBS Hong Kong Open here on Sunday.

  • Purav, Ranjit, Prajnesh in main Draw of KPIT Challenger tennis

    Pune: Three Indians — Purav Raja, Ranjit Virali-Murugesan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran — qualified for the singles main draw of the $50000 KPIT ATP Challenger at the Mhalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex here on Sunday.

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    Verma bags historic silver in Archery World Cup Final

    Mexico City: Delhi lad Abhishek Verma has bagged India’s first ever ‘Archery World Cup Final’ medal in the compound section when he won a silver after being pipped by Turkey’s Demir Elmaagcli in the summit clash here. 26-year-old Verma, an Asian Games individual silver medallist, capped an impressive campaign when he dealt a perfect 150 on giant killer Mario Cardoso in the semifinals but only to go down 143-145 in the gold medal

  • MCA donates Rs.1 crore for drought relief

    Mumbai:The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday handed over Rs.1 crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for drought relief.