Free Press Journal
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    Prabhu flags off first double-decker Goa-Mumbai Shatabdi

    Panaji: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday flagged off the inaugural service of the Goa-Mumbai double-decker air-conditioned Shatabdi train, which will run thrice a week between Goa’s Madgaon railway station and the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Mumbai.

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    Ganga cleaning project ‘very ambitious’: CJI

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India Tirath Singh Thakur on Sunday described as “very ambitious” the Narendra Modi government’s project to clean Ganga and assured that the judiciary would be supportive and not an impediment to it.

  • Rains in Chennai

    Air, train services resume, but Chennai is angry 

    Chennai Partial air and train services resumed here on Sunday after days of disruption but intermittent rains added to the misery of a city reeling under the impact of unprecedented rains and floods. Chennai appeared to be split into two: one (mostly northern parts) and suburbs still under flood water and without power, and another where water levels have receded and electricity supply has been restored.

  • SHEENA BORA MURDER CASE

    Sheena Bora’s murder still remains a mystery

    New Delhi: The Sheena Bora murder mystery has been grabbing headlines since the day it came into light. The protagonist, who allegedly plotted the murder, is the victim’s mother Indrani Mukerjea.

  • Young drivers using phones despite knowing dangers

    New York: Teenagers do understand the dangers of using cellphones while driving — but they still use them, new research has found. Car crashes kill more teens each year than anything else, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • UK study warns of drone attack on airlines

    London: There is a growing threat of a drone attack on the UK’s passenger jets that are being put at risk on a weekly basis, a counter-terrorism adviser has warned. According to a study into the dangers of unmanned aircraft, the threat of a drone being flown into a commercial jet was the “biggest risk”, said Colin Smith, Detective Chief Inspector, a counter-terrorism adviser at the Home Office.

  • Family of preacher linked to Jihadi John win UK citizenship

    London: The family of an extremist preacher believed to have helped influence and radicalise a number of young men, including Islamic State killer “Jihadi John”, have been given British citizenship following a high court battle. Hani al-Sibai’s wife and children will be allowed to stay in the UK after an order from Home Secretary Theresa May blocking the family’s citizenship was overturned. The family will now continue to live with the Egyptian- orn

  • Labour activists detained in China: NGOs

    Beijing: At least three prominent labour activists have been arrested in southern China, it was reported today, sparking concern the Communist party is ramping up a sweeping crackdown on rights groups. Zeng Feiyang, director of labour rights group the Panyu Workers’ Centre, and activist Zhu Xiaomei were both placed under criminal detention Friday, Hong Kong-based non-governmental organisation China Labour Bulletin (CLB) reported.

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    Sharif should not have met PM Modi with gratitude: Hafiz Saeed

    Lahore: Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed hasslammed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for holding a meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi during the Paris climate change conference. “Nawaz Sharif should not have met with Narendra Modi and exchanged smiles with him in Paris. It has hurt the sentiments of the Kashmiri Muslims,” Saeed said at a seminar titled ‘Kashmir Issue and Rise of Hindu Extremism in India’ at the Lahore High Court here on

  • Egypt arrests nine policemen over death in custody

    Cairo: Nine Egyptian policemen have been arrested in an investigation into the death of a man in police custody in Luxor, officials said today, after authorities vowed a crackdown on police abuses. The nine, including three lieutenants and a captain, were arrested on Friday and Saturday as part of a probe into the death of the 47-year-old man at a police station last month.

  • India is second most ignorant nation of the world: survey

    London: India has the “dubious honour” of being the second most ignorant nation in the world after Mexico, according to a survey which posed questions on issues like inequality, non-religious population, female employment and internet access. The survey conducted by Ipsos MORI, a London-based market research firm, polled 25,000 people from 33 countries and found that while people “over-estimate what we worry about”, a lot of major issues are underestimated.

  • Madhesi leaders leave for Delhi for crucial talks

    Kathmandu: Senior leaders from the Indian- origin Madhesi community protesting against Nepal’s new Constitution today left for New Delhi to meet top Indian leadership including Prime Minister Narendra Modi for political consultations to resolve the ongoing crisis. The senior leaders of Joint Madhesi Morcha who left for Delhi include Mahantha Thakur, president of Terai Madhes Democratic Party; Upendra Yadav, president of Madhesi Peoples Rights Forum-Nepal; Rajendra Mahato, president of Sadbhawana Party; and Mahendra

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    Deepika surprised me in ‘Bajirao..’ action scenes: Sham Kaushal

    Mumbai: Reuniting with the two protagonists of “Bajirao Mastani”, ace action director Sham Kaushal said he was surprised to see Deepika Padukone executing the combat scenes with perfection, while he had to ask Ranveer Singh to mellow down for the action sequences. Director-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” has Ranveer as Peshwa Bajirao and Deepika playing Mastani. It features Priyanka Chopra as Kashi Bai, the wife of Bajirao.

  • I’m ok if invited to add glamour in ‘Bigg Boss’: Nora

    New Delhi: Model-turned-actress Nora Fatehi, who will be the fifth wild card entrant in “Bigg Boss Nau”, says she is okay if she has been invited to the ‘Big Boss’ house to add a glamour quotient to the ongoing reality TV show.

  • Tirupati temple yet to decide on moving stash to gold scheme

    Hyderabad: Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the world’s richest Hindu temple of Sri Venkateswara Swamy, has not decided yet on moving its stash gold under the recently launched Gold Monetisation Scheme of the central government, a top official of the Board said.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    Rahane shines with 2nd century, SA fight to save Test

    New Delhi: Ajinkya Rahane today achieved the rare distinction of scoring a century in each innings as India needed another eight wickets on the last day of the fourth and final cricket Test against a fighting South Africa to record a historic 3-0 series win here. After being set a daunting target of 481 for a win, South Africa batted with extreme caution to crawl to a painstaking 72 for 2 in 72