Free Press Journal
  • New species of duckbilled dinosaur found

    New York: Researchers have discovered a species of duckbilled dinosaur that prowled the earth some 79 million years ago. The discovery helps explain an evolutionary transition from an earlier duckbilled species to that group’s descendants, according to the researchers.

  • Facing huge challenge to retain my England place: Rooney

    Alicante (Spain): England national football team captain Wayne Rooney believes he is facing a “huge challenge” to remain his country’s first-choice striker after being left out of the team for a friendly match against Spain here.

  • Airtel to raise Rs.5,000 crore via LSE

    New Delhi: India’s largest cellular services provider Bharti Airtel on Friday said it intends issuing its maiden Sterling Bond of up to Rs.5,000 crore on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

  • Shipping Corp Q2 net profit jumps over eight-fold to Rs 161 cr

    New Delhi: State-run Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) today reported over eight-fold jump in net profit to Rs 161.21 crore for the September quarter on change in calculation of depreciation. It had posted a net profit of Rs 18.59 crore in the July- September quarter of the previous fiscal, SCI said in a regulatory filing.

  • India, UK strike 3.2 bn pound deal on energy, climate change

    London: Ahead of the Paris climate summit, India and Britain have agreed on a comprehensive package of collaboration on energy and climate change which includes commercial deals worth 3.2 billion pounds.

  • Italian coach Mazzari may move to Manchester

    Milan: Walter Mazzarri could soon be seen coaching in England after reports emerged of the Italian living in Manchester to improve his English.

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    RK Singh steps up attack as dissent in BJP grows louder

    New Delhi: There was no let up in the chorus of dissent in BJP over Bihar poll debacle with MP Manoj Tewari today finding fault with party’s strategy and sulking MP R K Singh supporting the demand of veterans like L K Advani that accountability be fixed. “Accountability has to be fixed. Review should be made of the election debacle. We need to find out what went wrong, who were responsible. That’s what

  • Anupam Kher

    Why doesn’t Arundhati Roy give up Man Booker: Anupam Kher

    New Delhi: Barely a week after spearheading a ‘March for India’ against writers returning awards, actor Anupam Kher launched an attack on writer Arundhati Roy, saying that she should give up her Booker Prize rather than returning the National Award she received.

  • ‘Chasi Samabesh’ to address Odisha farmers’ suicides

    Bhubaneswar: Perturbed over the growing negative campaign against the Odisha government over unabated cases of farmers’ suicides, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday announced it would hold a ‘Chasi Samabesh’ (farmers’ convention) on November 19.

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    Govt ready to discuss ‘intolerance’ issue in Parl: Venkaiah Naidu

    Bengaluru: Government is ready to discuss any issue in Parliament including “intolerance”, if opposition shows “tolerance” and allows the House to function, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today,asserting that Bihar poll result should not be construed as a “verdict to obstruct Parliament”. “You can discuss intolerance, provided you are tolerant and allow Parliament to function. If you are tolerant and allow the Parliament to function, you can discuss intolerance and government has

  • South Korea remain unbeaten in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

    Suwon (South Korea): South Korea beat Myanmar 4-0 on Friday at home to remain undefeated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian zone qualifying tournament. South Korea scored two goals in each half, improving to a perfect 5-0-0 in Group G in the second round of the Asian World Cup qualification at Suwon World Cup Stadium here, reports Xinhua.

  • OROP rally

    Let veterans prove OROP stir is not politically motivated: Parrikar

    Arakkonam (TN): Terming the attempts by war veterans to burn medals as an insult to the nation and armed forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said it was for protesting ex-service personnel to prove there was no political motive behind the OROP stir. “If I say something, it will become an allegation. Let them prove that it is not political,” he told reporters here when asked if he saw a political link to

  • Gender equality long-term war not a battle: Mallika Sarabhai

    Thiruvanthapuram: Achieving gender equality in the country, should be seen as a long-time war and not a one-time battle, noted dancer and activist Mallika Sarabhai has said. “We must see this as long-term war, not a battle. Unless our government sees the insensitivities and violence against women as a plague, or as seriously as the spread of a killing infection and responds accordingly, half the population will continue to live in fear, and

  • Four months after suicide, failed student declared passed

    Srinagar: Distraught after being declared failed in his favourite subject, a 17-year-old electronics engineering student had committed suicide but four months on a re-evaluation has found that he not only passed the subject but topped his class. The “callous” evaluation process has left the parents of Mohammad Adnan Hilal numbed, who feel that it is not a case of suicide but “murder” as their son actually secured 48 marks in Physics and not

  • Bar bribery:Conspiracy hatched at CPI(M) MLA’s house: K Babu

    Kochi: Kerala’s Excise Minister K Babu, who is facing heat over bar bribery scandal, today alleged that a “political conspiracy” was hatched at a CPI(M) MLA’s residence last December to target the UDF government over the issue. “A deliberate political conspiracy was hatched at a CPI (M) MLA’s residence on December 15 last year (to target the UDF government) over the bar bribery episode,” Babu told a TV channel here.

  • Shutdown by Tamil parties hit Lanka’s North, Eastern provinces

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main Tamil party TNA and civil society organistanins today observed a complete shutdown in the North and Eastern provinces over government’s failure to release all political prisoners and repeal the terrorism law, crippling normal life in the region. The shutdown hit mostly the urban areas of the heavily populated Jaffna town with public transportation coming to a halt. Schools, offices and businesses remained shut.

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    Prem is not judgmental in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo – Sooraj Barjatya

    The very name of ‘Sooraj Barjatya’ has always been synonymous with clean, light hearted films that mirror Indian values and traditions. While Sooraj Barjatya has always been known to be a low-profile man, his works always speak superlatively about him. Sooraj talks about his latest flick Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, a film that will see the return of Salman Khan as Bollywood’s most adored character ‘Prem’.

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    Pappu Yadav regrets going against Lalu-Nitish

    Patna: Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) chief Pappu Yadav on Friday said he regretted contesting against Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Lalu Prasad in the Bihar assembly elections.

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    Shabana Azmi bats for Shah Rukh Khan

    While there has been a stony silence over the radicals’ attack on Shah Rukh Khan over his statement on the growing intolerance in our country, actress-activist-parliamentarian-crusader Shabana Azmi spoke up on the subject.