Free Press Journal
  • Landslide on NMR track; service cancelled for the day

    Udhagamandalam (TN): Services of the heritage Nilgiri Mountain Rail were cancelled midway through its journey today after large boulders and loose soil fell on the track between Kallar and Hillgrove stations, following heavy rains lashing the area for the last couple of days. The train, which departed from Mettupalayam at 7.10 AM today was halted in between Kallar and Hillgrove, the starting point of ghat section, following information of landslide on the track,

  • HC reserves order on 2nd sedition FIR against Hardik

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today reserved its order after hearing arguments on a plea of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and five others seeking quashing of FIR against them by city Crime Branch on stringent charges of sedition and waging war against government. During the arguments in the court of Justice J B Pardiwala, public prosecutor Mitesh Amin strongly defended the stand of Crime Branch in slapping stringent charges against Hardik

  • Scoot Airlines set to tap Indian market early next year

    Melbourne: In a bid to expand its network overseas, Singapore-based Scoot Airlines is now planning to tap the fast growing Indian market early next year. Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot said the plans were on to make the carrier enter the two fast growing markets – India and China from its home base in Singapore.

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    New treatment found for certain cancers

    London: There is new hope for cancer patients as Oxford University researchers have found the weak point of certain cancer cells which can be the target for new drugs — mutations in a gene called SETD2.

  • Shane Warne, Tendulkar land in New York for All Stars matches

    New York : Two of cricket’s biggest names, Shane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar, have landed here ahead of the first of three historic Cricket All Stars matches in the United States later this month. Australian leg-spin legend Warne and former Indian batting superstar Tendulkar were at Citi Field in New York on Monday for Game five of baseball’s World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals, reported cricket.com.au. The

  • Captain Krishna Swaminathan takes over command of INS Vikramaditya

    New Delhi: Captain Krishna Swaminathan on Monday assumed charge as the second Commanding Officer of INS Vikramaditya, Indian Navy’s new and formidable aircraft carrier, at Karwar. The ship was commissioned at Severodvinsk in Russia on November 16, 2013, and has since been commanded by Captain Suraj Berry, NM.

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    AIADMK slams oppn for criticising folk singer’s arrest

    Chennai: Facing opposition flak over the arrest of a folk singer campaigning against liquor in Tamil Nadu, ruling AIADMK today charged him with making “unsavoury remarks” about “a Chief Minister” and hinted that inaction would mean it could set a precedent of such acts in the future. In a strongly-worded article, AIADMK mouthpiece ‘Dr Namathu MGR’ slammed opposition parties including DMK for criticising singer Kovan’s arrest, saying they were doing it for political

  • Come forward to remove social evils: Himachal governor

    Jogindernagar: Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat on Monday urged the youth to step forward to work for removing social evils from society and take the responsibility of building a strong nation.

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    Modi failed to fulfill Lok Sabha poll promises : Rahul Gandhi

    Araria (Bihar): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failing to keep promises made during Lok Sabha elections and said his actions will hasten Congress’ return to power. “He had promised to bring down prices. From Rs 70 per kg, the price of dal has gone up to Rs 200 per kg…there was a time when people said ‘dal-roti khao prabhu ke gun gaao’.

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    IPL has taken “ugly sledging” away from cricket: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    New Delhi: Stressing the need to keep the spirit of gentleman’s game alive, Indian limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said IPL has helped players from across the globe connect with each other and taken “ugly sledging” away from cricket.

  • AP resident crowned ‘cutest vegetarian next door’ by PETA

    Nellore: Ishita Jain of Nellore in Andhra Pradesh has beaten out nine other female finalists to win People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India’s ‘Cutest Vegetarian Next Door’ contest, with 2,330 votes. The 24-year-old will be featured on PETA’s website and will receive a certificate, sash, trophy, a vegan starter kit and a DVD of “Glass Walls”, PETA said in a statement.

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    BJP will see tough fights in Bihar’s final round

    Purnia (Bihar): The BJP is bracing for a stiff challenge when Bihar’s Seemanchal region, where it lost all four Lok Sabha seats even amid the Modi wave of 2014, will vote on Thursday to elect 24 legislators.

  • Heat-activated ‘grenade’ to target cancer

    London: Researchers have developed cancer drug-packed ‘grenades’ armed with heat sensitive triggers, allowing for treatment to be targeted directly at tumours, according to two new studies. Researchers at the University of Manchester have been developing liposomes — small bubble-like structures built out of cell membrane that are used as packages to deliver molecules into cells — to carry drugs into cancer cells.

  • Haryana Association in UK felicitates Vijender

    London: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh, who has forayed into the professional arena, was felicitated by the Haryana Association here on the occasion of Haryana Day in South Hall. The event was attended by High Commission of India in London, officials from Indian High Commission, Indian Origin MPs and Mayors. “It’s a special moment for me that Haryana Association in UK has recognized my efforts and given me this honour on the Haryana Day. I

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    Wild pandas filmed in China probably twins

    Beijing: Researchers with a nature reserve in China’s Sichuan province said two wild pandas recently captured on the reserve’s infrared cameras are suspected to be a pair of twins.

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    England steady after Ali’s fall

    Sharjah: England recovered from the early loss of opener Moeen Ali as they reached 87-1 at lunch on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan here today.

  • Ticket sales start for Hockey World League Final

    New Delhi: Hockey India has announced the commencement of on-ground ticket sales for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be held at the International Hockey Stadium in Raipur from November 27 to December 6.

  • OROP: Retired paramilitary personnel protest at Jantar Mantar

    New Delhi: The retired paramilitary personnel are holding a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar here today demanding One Rank One Pension (OROP) benefits and other privileges under the ex-servicemen category. “Our major demands to the government are the granting of OROP to paramilitary veterans like military personnel, exemption of serving troops from contributory pension scheme and extending full benefits to these forces under the ex-servicemen category,” said Ex-servicemen Welfare Association national general

  • HC upholds life sentence of four for murdering Muslim couple

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has upheld the conviction and life sentence awarded to four persons for murdering a Muslim couple during the 1992 communal riots in Mumbai, while observing that the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice V K Tahilramani and Justice A S Gadkari on October 27 dismissed the appeals filed by the four convicts – Suhas Panchal, Sanjay Mandavkar, Sunil Mandavkar and