Free Press Journal
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    6.1-magnitude quake hits eastern Indonesia

    Jakarta: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but no tsunami warning was issued and no immediate damage or casualties were reported. The undersea quake was recorded at a depth of 67 kilometres near Indonesia’s Babar islands, according to USGS. The quake was felt in Saumlaki, the closest city to the epicentre, a local geophysics station officer said.

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    GoAir rolls out three discounted ticket schemes

    Mumbai: No-frills carrier GoAir today rolled out three discounted ticket schemes to its customers for a limited period including offering one-way fares starting as low as Rs 691 excluding taxes for travel between January 1 and September 30 next year. The three offers — Christmas Special, Go Explore and Happy Tuesday’s — are aimed at making air travel affordable for customers across its network, especially during the holiday season, the airline said.

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    Sheena case: Raigad police botch-up under lens, report sought

    Mumbai: With questions being raised on the alleged botch-up of the Sheena Bora murder case by Raigad police in 2012, the Maharashtra government has asked state DGP to submit a fresh report on it within 15 days and sought to know why no FIR was filed after the victim’s body was found. In a related development, CBI today continued to grill former media magnate Peter Mukerjea, who was arrested on Thursday and charged with murder, criminal nspiracy, destroying evidence and lying

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    ‘Topless’ Miley Cyrus performs with sex toy

    London: Miley Cyrus is undoubtedly the craziest celebrity in Hollywood and adding to her outrageous performances, she recently performed topless and wearing a penis attached with straps. The ‘Doo It’ singer took to the stage wearing prosthetic breasts and a strap on penis teamed with a purple wig and a silver bondage harness covering nothing, while kicking off her Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz tour, the Mirror reported.

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    Hike in consumption, reforms propel markets

    Mumbai: Strong global cues, clarity on a US rate hike, hopes of further reforms and prospects of consumption-led demand triggered a relief rally at the Indian equities markets during the just-concluded weekly trade. The relief rally helped the key bellwether indices of the Indian equity markets break three consecutive weeks of losing streak and gain over 1.00 percent each.

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    Mali hunts suspects after deadly hotel siege

    Bamako: Investigators in Mali were today hunting at least three people suspected of links to the jihadist siege at a luxury hotel in the capital that left at least 19 people dead. The government has declared a state of emergency after the bloody nine-hour hostage-taking at the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako yesterday, exactly a week after the Paris massacre. The Al-Murabitoun group, an al-Qaeda affiliate led by notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar, nicknamed the “Uncatchable” or “Mr Marlboro”, claimed the attack.

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    Priyanka Chopra was my first friend in industry: Deepika Padukone

    Mumbai: A face-off is usually expected when two big actresses share screen space but in case of Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, the boat sailed in the other direction. The two will be seen together for the first time in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Bajirao Mastani” and Deepika says she was extremely comfortable shooting with Priyanka as their friendship dates back to the former’s initial days in the industry.

  • Palghar Collector reviews emergency preparedness near TAPS

    Palghar: Palghar Collector Abhijit Bhangar, while reviewing the emergency preparedness of the Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) in the district, has instructed the concerned officials to undertake road widening in the plant vicinity on a war-footing. During a meeting held yesterday, Bhangar was informed that some of the roads in the villages around the plant were too narrow and could be a disadvantage during rescue operations, in case of an emergency. Even ambulance and fire brigade vehicles could not move on the

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    Narendra Modi invites China to join solar alliance

    Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit here and invited China to join an Indian proposed solar alliance that to be launched during the UN climate change summit in Paris. Both sides reviewed the global scenario regarding the economic slowdown, climate change and international terrorism, according to a statement from the Indian Prime Minister’s Office. The two countries agreed that

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    French police free 7 suspects held in massive anti-terror raid

    Paris: French police today freed seven people arrested during a massive raid on an apartment housing the ringleader of the Paris attacks, prosecutors said. However Jawad Bendaoud, who has admitted lending the apartment to two people from Belgium “as a favour” but denied knowing any more, is being held in custody.

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    Doha Bank plans to double India exposure, to open new branches

    Hyderabad: Qatar-based Doha Bank today said it plans to open more branches in India and double exposure to USD 5 billion in next three years. “As on date, our exposure is USD 2.3 billion (in Indian market) and we want to take it to USD 5 billion in next three years,” Doha Bank CEO R Seetharaman told reporters here.

  • India U-19 register second win, beat Afghanistan

    Kolkata: The Indian Under-19 cricket team registered their second successive win in the tri-series as they beat Afghanistan by 33 runs at the Jadavpur University ground here on Saturday. With the win, India now have nine points from two games. Rashid Arman top scored for the visitors with 43 while Khaleel Ahmed picked up 4/41 for India.

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    Salman Khan convinced Daisy Shah for ‘Hate story 3’

    Washington D.C.: ‘Jai Ho’ actress Daisy Shah has revealed that Salman Khan had convinced her for the bold role in ‘Hate Story 3.’ Shah revealed that the role did not come straight to her, and explained that Bhushan Kumar was at Salman’s house and when the topic of ‘Hate Story 3’ came up, he told Salman that I (Daisy Shah) fitted the role and that whether he should approach me. The 31-year-old actress said

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    Haven’t violated any law, will respond to FSSAI notice: Baba Ramdev

    Kolkata: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said the Patanjali Ayurved has not violated any law of the FSSAI and his organisation will respond legally to the notice once they receive it. “Patanjali Ayurved has not violated any law of the FSSAI. Patanjali has so far followed all the guidelines of the FSSAI and we will follow the guidelines which will be made in the future,” assured Ramdev.

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    IOC president proposes overhaul of WADA doping operations

    Prague: IOC President Thomas Bach proposed an overhaul of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s operations, including the creation of independent testing and professional intelligence-gathering units to avoid the kind of scandals that have embroiled Russia and track and field. In a radical change, Bach also recommended that all doping sanctions be handed down by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, rather than by individual sports bodies or WADA.

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    Odisha gets its first Doppler radar

    Paradip: Natural calamity prone Odisha today got its first doppler radar that will help forecast cyclonic storms, excessive rainfall, thunderstorms and hailstorms with greater accuracy. “The state will soon get two more doppler radars at Gopalpur and Sambalpur,” said P K Mishra, the additional principal secretary to the prime minister, while inaugurating the facility in this port town here. The idea to set up the facility at Paradip was mooted way back in 2000, immediately after the state was hit by a super-cyclone

  • Zico slams hosts ATK for not letting Goa practice

    Kolkata: Brazilian legend and presently FC Goa coach in the Indian Super League (ISL) Zico on Saturday lambasted the Atletico de Kolkata management for not allowing them to practice at the Salt Lake stadium ahead of their tie here on Sunday.

  • Prerna Bhambri clinches Gulbarga tennis crown

    Gulbarga: India’s Prerna Bhambri lived up to her top billing to come from a set down and defeat unseeded compatriot Riya Bhatia 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to clinch the singles crown at the Gulbarga ITF $10,000 Women’s Tennis Tournament here on Saturday.

  • Senior PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim dies in Karachi

    Karachi: Veteran Pakistan politician and senior PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim who was once a front runner for the prime ministership died today of blood cancer at a hospital here, his family said.