Free Press Journal
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    Atletico Madrid misses chance to move to top of La Liga standings

    A Coruna (Spain): Atletico Madrid was forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Deportivo La Coruna when Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez’s blunder led to a late goal by pesky and cool-headed midfielder Lucas, missing out on a chance to temporarily take over the top spot in the La Liga standings.

  • Expansion of UNSC permanent membership gets broad suppor

    United Nations: Expansion of UN Security Council permanent membership received the backing of a broad spectrum of nations at the General Assembly Friday echoing India’s call for reforming the “ineffective” body through text-based negotiations.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Jaitley hopes for sustained low rates, inflation under control

    Mumbai: Expecting inflation to remain under control, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said he is hopeful that the downward move in interest rates will stay. Speaking at a housing market event here, he said the Reserve Bank has lowered the rates on four occasions this year, which was a positive step for the real estate sector that was earlier adversely impacted by the hardening of rates. The RBI has cumulatively lowered its policy

  • Ashwin has short fitness regimen at CCI

    Mumbai: Racing against time to get fit for the first cricket Test against South Africa, India’s premier off- spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today had a short fitness workout at the Brabourne Stadium here. Ashwin made a surprise visit to the stadium where a two-day game between Board President’s XI and the visiting South African team was in progress.

  • US President Barack Obama

    Barack Obamas celebrate Halloween at White House

    Washington: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama recently hosted a Halloween carnival at the White House. They welcomed hundreds of kids and treated them to White House Hershey kisses, Halloween cookies, M&Ms, fruit bars, kettle corn and Bo and sunny baseball cards, People magazine reports.

  • Lamar Odom

    No kidney transplant for Lamar Odom

    Washington D.C.: There are happier times for the Kardashian-Jenner family round the corner after Lamar Odom was taken off his dialysis and told he doesn’t require a kidney transplant anymore. According to sources the 32-year-old former NBA star’s condition has significantly improved after it was reported that he was suffering from kidney failure, reports Us magazine. Odom’s shocking medical turnaround was confirmed a day after an insider revealed that he is walking with help

  • hockey

    Hockey India announces dates for 6th National Championships

    New Delhi: Hockey India has announced the dates for the 6th National Championships 2016, starting from January 29 at Nagaon, Assam. The tournaments are an annual event featuring the best hockey players across India in the senior, junior and sub-junior categories.

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    Muzaffarpur residents want basic amenities over smart city

    Muzaffarpur: It has been selected as one of the three smart cities for Bihar, but residents continue to battle with potholes, waterlogging, and overflowing drains, and feel that politicians instead of “selling big dreams” to people should focus on providing basic amenities first. One of the most important districts in the state after capital of Patna, Muzaffarpur in north Bihar falls in the historic Tirhut region, and has 11 Assembly seats under it.

  • Rosberg tops Mexican GP second practice

    Johannesburg: Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg emerged as the fastest driver at the second practice session for this weekend’s Mexican Grand Prix on Saturday. Rosberg, who failed to stop his Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton from clinching his third world title at the US Grand Prix, was 0.430 seconds quicker than the Russian rival Kvyat. Meanwhile, Australian Daniel Ricciardo finished third ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamiltion, Sport24 reported. Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel and his Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen finished

  • Ram Naik

    UP Guv in row over stopping national anthem mid-way

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today stoked a controversy when he ordered stopping of national anthem mid-way as it was being played during the end of the oath taking function for ministers in Raj Bhawan. As the national anthem was played at the end of the event, Naik waved at his staff indicating that Jana Gana Mana be stopped and even verbally instructed his personnel to do so as he wanted to

  • Kalraj Mishra

    Huge opportunities in MSME sector in U’khand: Kalraj Mishra

    Dehradun,: Uttarakhand has considerable potential in the MSME sector and entrepreneurs of the state must come forward to utilise the new opportunities made available by the Centre to this sector, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said today. “There is renewed emphasis on the MSME sector ever since Narendra Modi government took over at the Centre. We have made online registration process much simpler. New entrepreneurs don’t have to run around government offices any

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Things would have been different had Patel been first PM: Naidu

    New Delhi: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been the first Prime Minister of India things would have been different and that justice had not been done to his memory. Addressing the National Unity Day on the 140th birth anniversary of Patel, Naidu said “I am also of the opinion like millions of people of the country, had Sardar Patel been the first Prime Minister of the country,

  • BJP suspends three UP leaders for anti-party activities

    Etah: BJP suspended three of its leaders here for indulging in anti-party activities during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Panchayat polls, the party’s district chief said today. The action was taken yesterday after an enquiry was conducted in this connection by BJP Braj region President, Purushottam Khandelwal.

  • BJP National President, Amit Shah addresses a public rally in Muzaffarpur on Sunday. PTI

    Stakes high for BJP-led NDA in Bihar poll’s fourth round

    Patna: Caste arithmetic will be on test on Sunday as electors in 55 constituencies in Bihar’s flood prone fertile belt vote in the fourth round of assembly polls – with BJP chief Amit Shah’s Pakistan comment muddying the electoral waters.

  • Rajkumar Hirani

    Sanjay Dutt biopic will be emotional, funny: Rajkumar Hirani

    Mumbai: Blockbuster director Rajkumar Hirani, who is currently working on a biopic on actor and close friend Sanjay Dutt, says the film will be a fun-filled emotional ride. “It (biopic) will be a very emotional film and equally funny like most of my films. I like to tell human interest stories and I think Sanjay’s is one too,” Hirani said here on the sidelines of the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

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    Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G: Good camera, but low on battery life 

    Domestic handset-maker Micromax Informatics recently released a flurry of lower mid-segment smartphones to keep climbing ranks in the Indian smartphone market. The company had launched the Micromax Canvas Nitro 4G for Rs.12,499 and here is what we think of it:

  • Scarlett

    Scarlett Johansson to direct Ellie Goulding’s concert

    Los Angeles: Actress Scarlett Johansson will direct an Ellie Goulding concert, that will take place on November 11 at Hammerstein Ballroom, New York. The 30-year-old “Avengers: Age of Ultron” star, who was reportedly planning her feature directorial debut in 2013, will go behind the camera for the concert, while the movie is still not on cards. Johansson was enlisted by a credit card company to direct Ellie Goulding’s concert, as part of its Unstaged series, reported Entertainment Weekly. The “Lucy” star joins a

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift sued for copying song lyrics

    Washington D.C.: Oh suit! A songwriter has recently accused Taylor Swift of taking lyrics from his composition. Jessie Braham has claimed in the lawsuit that the 25-year-old songstress’ signature hit borrows heavily from a song he wrote in 2013 called ‘Haters Gone Hate,’ reports TMZ.com. He has also pointed out that his song’s phrase is used more than 70 times in Swift’s 2014 song. Braham now wants the ‘Bad Blood’ hit-maker to pay him 42

  • Jacqueline Fernandez Sooraj Pancholi to feature in new music video

    It clearly seems like the mega production house T-Series is going the singles way, after filming and releasing a single featuring Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor the music giant announced its next single featuring Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta. Now they will be doing yet another single this time with Jacqueline Fernandez and Sooraj Pancholi.

  • Waitlist Vikalp

    Waitlisted passengers to get confirmed berth under ‘Vikalp’

    New Delhi: Railway is launching a new scheme tomorrow under which waitlisted passengers can get confirmed accommodation in next alternative train if they opt for the option while booking their tickets online. Known as Viklap, the alternative train accommodation scheme will take off in trains running on Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors from November 1, on a pilot basis.