Free Press Journal
  • Army hands over 37 acres of demined farmland to villagers

    Pallanwala (LOC): Army today handed over about 37 acres of demined farmland to the villagers in the Akhnoor belt along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Jammu district. The possession of the land, that was used by Army to lay minefields during the operation Vijay of 1999, was handed over to the farmers along the Line of Control. The handing over of the farmland ceremony was presided over by the General officer

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    Sonia greets Suu Kyi on her party’s victory in Myanmar polls

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today congratulated Myanmar’s pro-democracy crusader Aung San Suu Kyi for her party’s landslide victory in the historic parliamentary polls there. Gandhi remembered her “long struggle and steadfast commitment” to the cause of democracy and underlined the deep relationship shared between the Congress party and Suu Kyi. She expressed hope that these elections will open an irreversible path towards democracy in Myanmar.

  • Portals of Kedarnath, Yamunotri closed for winter             

    Dehradun: Hundreds of devotees thronged Kedarnath and Yamunotri today as portals of the two famous Himalayan shrines in Uttarakhand were ceremoniously closed for the winter today amid chanting of vedic hymns and elaborate rituals. Kedarnath in Rudraprayag district was closed for devotees at 8 AM in the morning while Yamunotri in Uttarkashi district was closed at 1:15 PM in the afternoon.

  • ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ mints a Rs.40.35 crore on opening day

    Mumbai:  This festive season has turned out to be crackling for Salman Khan! The superstar’s latest release “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, which released a day after Diwali, managed to mint over Rs.40 crore with its Hindi version on its first day in India. Its performance has been “outstanding” and “phenomenal”, say trade experts.

  • Parrikar dedicates Navy’s Boeing P-8I to nation

    Chennai: Giving a boost to the firepower and arsenal of the Indian Armed Forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday dedicated the Boeing P 8 I (Poseidon Eight India) Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft to the nation, at INS Rajali, Arakkonam, India’s premiere Naval Air Station in southern India, about 70 Km off Chennai.

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    Fadnavis bats for empowering Mayors to achieve Smart City goal

    Mumbai: To make Smart City model a success, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has called for empowering Mayors to enable better performance. “If we want the Mayor to perform, it is important to empower him with enough powers,” Fadnavis said, while speaking on Smart Cities (project) in London yesterday.

  • German and Russian Bonanza for Cinephiles

    The Goethe Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai is celebrating the 25th anniversary of German reunification, with  a five -day festival of critically-acclaimed, award-winning German films, which recall the turbulence around this historic moment in German history.And at the Liberty cinema, Osianama, a cultural institution, is holding a four day program of Russian Film Days in partnership with  the Filmmakers Union of the Russian Federation (the schedule was unavailable at the time of going

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    Mumbai traffic manned by ‘smart signals’ since 2008

    Mumbai: The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) was the first civic body in the country to launch the revolutionary initiative of ‘smart traffic signal’ in 2008 which change from red-amber-green depending on the traffic flow in any direction, an official said here on Friday.

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    Tigers, piranhas may join crocodile guards at Indonesia jail

    Jakarta: After sparking ridicule with a proposal to build a prison island for drug convicts surrounded by crocodiles, Indonesia’s anti-drugs czar has now gone further – revealing today he also wants tigers and piranhas as guards. In an idea that seemed to come straight out of a James Bond film, Budi Waseso this week unveiled the prison island plan, explaining that crocodiles can’t be bribed by drug traffickers seeking to escape jail.

  • Middle-income countries bear maximum brunt of cancer deaths

    Toronto: Of the eight million cancer deaths worldwide in 2012, five million occurred in middle-income countries and 500,000 in low-income countries, says a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

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    TCS to train 1,000 British graduates in India

    London: Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will train at least 1,000 British university graduates at its innovation labs and software development centres across the country to bridge digital skills gap.

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    New blood test to improve cancer detection

    London: A new blood-based RNA test can detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer with greater accuracy by analysing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood, scientists say. Using this new method for blood-based RNA tests of blood platelets, researchers have been able to identify cancer with 96 per cent accuracy, researchers said.

  • Myanmar opposition wins majority in parliamentary polls

    Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar’s main opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, has won majority in Sunday’s parliamentary polls and the right to form a new government independently in the south Asian nation ruled by an isolationist military junta.

  • Zidane unveils official ball of Euro 2016

    Paris: French football legend Zinedine Zidane unveiled the official ball of Euro 2016, which will be hosted by France next year. The ball, named Beau Jeu, will be used in the group stage but not in the final rounds, reports Efe.

  • Warner blasts double ton to quell Kiwis in Perth

    Perth: David Warner reached his 4000-run mark by scoring a maiden double hundred on Friday as Australia maintained a complete stranglehold over New Zealand on the opening day of the second Test at Perth.

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    Nearly 10K people register to buy home on Snapdeal Diwali fest

    New Delhi: Online marketplace Snapdeal today said nearly 10,000 customers have registered to purchase property on its platform during its pre-Diwali home shopping festival. “The registered customers will be guided by participating developers and reputed property consultants who will arrange site visits and help close these transactions,” Snapdeal said in a statement.

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    SpiceJet shares down nearly 3% at close post earnings

    Mumbai: Shares of SpiceJet today fell nearly 3 per cent after the company’s September quarter result failed to meet street expectations. The stock lost 2.91 per cent to settle at Rs 48.45 on BSE. Intra-day, it declined 5.81 per cent to Rs 47.