Free Press Journal
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    Theatre personality M K Raina supports protesting artists

    Mumbai: Theatre director and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee M K Raina has come out in support of writers, filmmakers and other intellectuals who have returned their state awards in protest against “rising intolerance” and has called the present situation in the country as “disturbing”. “The situation now is very disturbing in the sense that it is very easy for you, me and others to talk. When you look at the minority, how they

  • Death toll in Pakistan factory collapse rises to 31

    Lahore: The death toll in the collapse of a four-storey factory here rose to 31 as six more bodies were recovered today from the rubble of the building, officials said.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex at 1-mth low, falls 39 pts ahead of Bihar poll result

    Mumbai: Falling for the third straight day, the benchmark BSE Sensex today lost almost 39 points to close at over one-month low of 26,265.24 in a choppy trade today ahead of Bihar election results, which are due Sunday. The global cues remained mixed.

  • Matang Sinh

    Saradha scam: SC declines to entertain plea of ex-Union Min

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the bail plea of former Union Minister Matang Sinh, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam case, saying the probe has not yet been completed. “This gentleman is a highly connected person,” a bench, comprising Justices T S Thakur and V Gopala Gowda, also said, observing that Sinh was not entitled for bail at this stage.

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    NYT launches virtual reality app

    New York: Want to experience the ongoing refugee crisis first hand? You won’t have to travel to war-torn places for this, thanks to the New York Times’ new virtual reality app that transports the readers(virtually only) to the story locales.

  • From ‘jumla party’ to ‘Mahathagbandhan’, Bihar polls saw it all

    Patna: From humour-laced ‘jumlabaazi’ and twisting of abbreviations to cut-throat trading of barbs, the no-holds-barred Bihar polls saw it all even as it threw up a new lexicon of political jibes amidst a game of one-upmanship. Curtains came down yesterday on polling for the high-stakes Assembly elections and the din and dust of the high-octave electioneering finally began to settle after the hectic campaigning by various parties.

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    Vodafone launches ‘One Rate, One South’ for South India

    Chennai: Telecom service provider Vodafone today launched ‘One Rate, One South’ pack targeting the prepaid customers in five south Indian states. The pack is available at Rs 57 at any of the company’s 13,600 outlets, 57 exclusive outlets and 268 mini-stores, the company said in statement. “This new pack facilitates all outgoing mobile calls — local, STD and while roaming at 1 paise per second anywhere in South India. Besides, there would be

  • Tribals to protest against ‘govt apathy’ over malnourishment

    Thane (Maha): Tribals from several villages in Palghar have planned a protest on Monday against state government’s alleged apathy towards the malnourished children in the district. According to an official statement, the number of malnourished children, falling under SAM (severe acute malnutrition) and MAM (moderate acute malnutrition), in Palghar district is over 5,500.

  • Comedian mocks Bobby Jindal, gives him a new slogan

    Washington: Indian-origin comedian Aziz Ansari has mocked Bobby Jindal by unveiling a new slogan ‘Jindal 2016: Taste the Fat’ for him, in a reference to how the US presidential aspirant’s poll numbers had zoomed 100 times from 1 to 2 per cent.

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    OROP: Protesting military veterans to return medals

    New Delhi: Armed forces veterans staging a protest here to press their demand for ‘One Rank, One Pension’ (OROP) scheme on Friday announced that they will return their medals across the country on November 9-10.

  • Real Madrid’s Marcelo Vieira suffers muscle spasm in left thigh

    Madrid: Real Madrid’s Brazilian left back Marcelo Vieira suffered a “muscle contraction in his left thigh”, the Spanish football club has announced in a statement on its official website. He was injured in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain, which Madrid won 1-0. “Following tests carried out on Marcelo in the Sanitas la Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a muscle contraction in his left thigh,’ the statement

  • Manmohan Singh

    Manmohan deplores ‘blatant violation’ of right to freedom of thought

    New Delhi: Amid a raging debate over intolerance, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today deplored “blatant violation” of the right to freedom of thought by “some violent extremist groups” and shared the view that it was an “assault on the nation”. He warned of dangers to the republic if there was no unity and respect for diversity, secularism and pluralism.

  • 19 year old Nurse raped in moving bus near Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: A 19-year-old nurse was raped in a moving bus here by its driver while the bus cleaner drove it, police said on Friday. The driver has been arrested. The incident took place on Thursday night at Hoskote on the city’s eastern outskirts.

  • Amit Shah

    How Amit Shah micro managed Bihar battle

    Patna: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was no doubt the BJP’s face in the Bihar battle, but its micro management lay with BJP president Amit Shah and the IT cell in the Prime Minister’s Office, with dedicated party activists promised rewards ranging from cows to money.

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    Rafael Nadal saves match point in comeback win at Paris Masters

    Paris: Spaniard Rafael Nadal was a point away from defeat against big-serving Kevin Anderson, but came alive late in the second set to score a 4-6, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 victory in Paris Masters to secure a quarter-final berth.