Free Press Journal
  • ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ director defends Bradley Cooper

    Los Angeles: “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2” director James Gunn has denied that Bradley Cooper revealed a vital plot point of the upcoming instalment of the film as the Hollywood actor has not even “read the script”.

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    R-Comm deal with Sistema can trigger similar consolidations: Analysts

    New Delhi: The merger of the Indian telecom arm of Russia’s Sistemam that operates under the MTS brand into Reliance Communications will be a significant step in consolidation and will also prove beneficial for Reliance Jio as it gets ready for 4G services, analysts maintain.

  • Select base metals slip on low demand, global cues

    Mumbai: Select base metals, including nickel and brass, slipped at the non-ferrous metal market here today on stockists selling amid low demand from industrial users on the back of bearish global cues. Meanwhile, tin firmed up on sustained buying from alloy industries.

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    Short coverings dent markets, Sensex closes 392 points down

    Mumbai: Short coverings on the back of negative cues subdued investor sentiment and led a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to provisionally close 392 points down on Tuesday. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) shed 392 points or 1.50 percent during the day’s trade.

  • Male puberty genetically similar to female timing

    London: In a first-of-its-kind study of puberty timing in men, researchers have revealed strong genetic correlation between male and female puberty timing. Scientists show that the timing of puberty in males and females is influenced by many of the same-shared genetic factors.

  • Argentina’s Nueva Chicago relegated

    Buenos Aires: Buenos Aires football team Nueva Chicago have been relegated to Argentina’s second division despite their 2-1 home victory over Quilmes. In the 30th and final match of the season on Monday, the team from the Mataderos neighbourhood in western Buenos Aires needed to win and they also needed their two opponents Huracan and Temperley to lose in their matches to stand a chance of staying in the first division, reports

  • Govt invites bids to manage 5% stake sale in CONCOR

    New Delhi: The government has initiated the process of 5 per cent stake sale in Container Corporation of India (CONCOR), which could fetch over Rs 1,300 crore to the exchequer. The Department of Disinvestment has initiated the process of engagement of merchant bankers and selling brokers for selling 5 per cent stake through the offer for sale (OFS) route.

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    Tipu birth anniv celebrations: VHP leader dies in violence

    Madikeri (K’taka): A local VHP leader died and several others, including policemen, were injured as violence erupted over the holding of the birth anniversary celebrations of 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan. A youth was also injured in firing by some unidentified persons near here, police said, adding that prohibitory orders have been clamped in the entire Kodagu district and additional reinforcements sent to the area to bring the situation under control.

  • Andrea Stramaccioni appointed Panathinaikos coach

    Athens: Former Inter Milan and Roma tactician Andrea Stramaccioni has been appointed as coach of Greek football club Panathinaikos, following the dismissal of Yanis Anastasiu.

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    Arvind Kejriwal, Harsh Vardhan praise Sheila Dikshit

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today praised former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit for initiating the Azadpur-Prembari Pul elevated corridor, which was inaugurated today by Delhi government. The 1.6-km elevated corridor will decongest areas like Ashok Vihar, Shalimar Bagh and Wazirpur and allow unhindered traffic flow along the entire 44-km Ring Road.

  • Centre’s UDAY needs to tackle root problem of power woes: CUTS

    Jaipur: Taking aim at the government’s Ujjwal Discom Assurance Yojna (UDAY), the Consumer Unity and Trust Society International (CUTS) today said the scheme is only going to add to the woes of the electricity distribution sector already burdened with huge losses. The problems abound as the sector is weighed down by freebies, transmission and distribution (T&D) leakages and other regulatory issues.

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    Nitish Kumar likely to take oath as new CM on November 20

    Patna: Though the official announcement is awaited, JD(U) Nitish Kumar in all likelihood would take oath as the new chief minister of Bihar on November 20. “People are busy with Diwali and after that comes the Chhath festival which ends on November 18. So oath of the new government in all likelihood will be administered after Chhath,” state JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh told PTI.

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    Intex launches smartphone at Rs.10,390

    New Delhi: Domestic handset-maker Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched another smartphone Aqua Super at a price of Rs.10,390 in a further expansion of its series of 3GB RAM phones. The 4G-enabled phone comes with a 5-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a 1GHz Mediatek quad-core processor.

  • Vanilla yoghurt makes us feel good

    London: Eating vanilla yoghurts with lower fat content gives people a stronger positive emotional response, says a new study.

  • RSS chief’s statement had no negative impact in Bihar: Rajnath

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today rejected suggestions that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s quota review remark had a negative impact on NDA’s poll prospects in Bihar and said social equations of the ‘Grand Alliance’ had cost the BJP-led grouping dearly.

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    Sri Lanka releases 126 Indian fishermen

    Colombo: In a humanitarian gesture, Sri Lanka has freed all the 126 Indian fishermen arrested by its navy for allegedly poaching into the country’s waters.