Free Press Journal
  • President’s Standard awarded to two squadrons

    Hasimara (West Bengal): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday presented President’s Standard to two Indian Air Force (IAF) squadrons based here in West Bengal. Hasimara is an Indian Air Force (IAF) station, around 15 km away from India-Bhutan border. The squadrons which have been honoured are the 18 Squadron and the 22 Squadron.

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    S Korean police ban planned anti-government rally

    Seoul: South Korean police today banned a anti-government demonstration planned in Seoul next week, citing concerns the protest could turn violent, a spokesman said.

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    Japan to resume ‘research’ whaling in Antarctic

    Tokyo: Japan will resume “research” whaling in the Antarctic by the end of March next year, local media reported today, despite a call by global regulators for more evidence that the expeditions have a scientific purpose. The move came after a one-season suspension of its hunting in the ocean as the United Nations’ top legal body judged last year that Japan’s whaling there was a fig leaf for a commercial hunt.

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    Drowned Syrian boy’s aunt says family will settle in Canada

    Toronto: The aunt of a Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach, sparking worldwide outrage at the refugee crisis, said she hopes her family members will be in Canada by Christmas. Tima Kurdi said yesterday that Canada has approved her application to bring her brother Mohammed and his family to Canada, but that security checks are still underway.

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    China plans to invest USD 438 bn in rly construction in 5 yrs

    Beijing: China plans to invest a total of at least 2.8 trillion yuan (USD 438 billion) in railway construction during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) making it a stimulus to halt the slowdown of the economy. National railway network will grow by more than 23,000 kms over the next five years, with intercity projects and ones in Midwest regions being priority, China’s Economic Information Daily reported.

  • Adelaide Test

    Kiwis rampant in pink ball Test to wreck Aussie innings

    Adelaide: New Zealand captured the big wicket of skipper Steve Smith to have Australia scrambling for survival in an all-action day-night Adelaide Test today. The Kiwis snared Smith’s wicket nearing tea on the second day when he charged off-spinner Mark Craig only to inside edge a high catch to wicketkeeper B.J. Watling to end the skipper’s lone vigil as wickets tumbled around him.

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    South America to back Infantino as next FIFA president

    Johannesburg: South American football federations will back UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino to succeed embattled Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president.

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    Srinagar records coldest night so far, it’s freezing in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Srinagar city recorded the season’s coldest night so far at minus 0.5 degree as all other places in the Kashmir Valley also recorded minimum temperatures several notches below the freezing point, an official said on Saturday.

  • War planes

    New Delhi under threat of ‘aerial strikes’ from ISIS

    London/New Delhi: New Delhi is under a serious threat of aerial strikes from different terror outfits including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Ministry of Home Affairs said.

  • Mallikarjun Khrarge

    Congress to back GST only if demands are met: Kharge

    New Delhi: Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on Saturday said the Congress Party can give a green signal to the Goods and Services Tax Bill (GST) in the Parliament only if the Centre comes out with a formula for addressing their three demands.

  • ‘Desperate’ PM Modi, Jaitley pleading for passage of GST: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Saturday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill issue, saying those who were against the legislation during the UPA rule were now desperate to pass it.

  • Panchayat polls: DPRO suspended for ‘negligence of duty’

    Muzaffarnagar: The District Panchayat Raj Officer (DPRO) of Shamli district has been placed under suspension by the state government for alleged negligence in duty when he was found absent in Panchayat polls. The state government has suspended DPRO Mahender Kumar on the report of the district authorities when he was found absent during election work in Shamli district yesterday, District Magistrate O P Verma told reporters here today. The suspension order was received here.

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    Mobile gadgets overtake PCs in China’s online retail sales

    Beijing: Smartphones and tablets are becoming the preferred choices for Chinese consumers to do online shopping as the value of mobile sales for the first time exceeded the transactions made through personal computers in the Communist country, according to a report.

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    Darshan Kumar bags Aishwarya starrer ‘Sarabjit’

    New Delhi: Darshan Kumar, who rose to fame with the Priyanka Chopra-starrer ‘Mary Kom,’ has bagged something big for his next as he will be seen in the Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s much talked about biopic on Sarabjit Singh.

  • Dilwale

    Kajol, Kriti find tough to match Varun, SRK’s dance moves

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon surely had a good time shooting their upcoming flick ‘Dilwale’ as Varun posted a hilarious dance video of their soon-to-release song, where the actors were mocking actresses dance moves.

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    Anne Hathaway expecting first child?

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway is reportedly pregnant with her first child with husband Adam Shulman. Hathaway, who celebrated her 33rd birthday on November 12, has been looking forward to having children with her husband of three years for a while now, reported E!Online. “She is in her second trimester and feeling great,” a source said. Hathaway wed Shulman, 34, in September 2012.

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    Camera loved Smita Patil: Shyam Benegal

    Panaji: Shyam Benegal shared a great professional relationship with Smita Patil and the veteran filmmaker says the actress was a chameleon and could easily transform into any character required. The director-actress duo has collaborated on films like “Mandi”, “Bhumika”, “Manthan”, “Nishant” and Benegal said the reason he was drawn to Smita was because the camera loved her.

  • Planned Parenthood Shooting

    3 killed in shooting at family planning centre in Colorado

    Washington: At least three persons, including a police officer, were killed and several others injured when a gunman opened fire at a family planning centre in Colorado city in a standoff that dragged on for five hours. The shooter entered the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, last evening and held clinic staff and patients hostage for several hours, according to officials.

  • Japan

    Quake hits Japan

    Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Hokkaido prefecture of Japan on Saturday, the country’s meteorological agency said. The temblor, having a depth of 80 km in the Pacific off the Nemuro peninsula, occurred at 11.51 a.m. No damage was reported and no tsunami warning was issued after the tremor, Xinhua cited the agency as saying.