Free Press Journal
  • Saina crashes out of BWF Superseries

    Dubai: Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal failed to win her third and final league game against defending champion Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and crashed out of the BWF Superseries Finals losing 21-16, 18-21, 14-21 here on Friday.


    Allow government labs to test food products, FSSAI to SC 

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from Nestle and Maharashtra government on a plea by food regulator FSSAI plea seeking stay of the Bombay High Court order prohibiting food testing by government labs not accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) under food safety and standards law.

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    Minor girl gang-raped in Delhi, five held

    New Delhi: Five youth have been arrested for kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and gang-raping her while their sixth accomplice is on the run, police said on Friday.

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    Need to increase number of MPs from northeast: Rijiju

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday said the prime reason behind the lack of development in the northeast was the fewer number of MPs from the region.

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    Fringe elements core of Modi government: Owaisi

    New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said fringe elements were the core of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

  • Messi joins Barcelona workouts as usual

    Barcelona: After missing the recovery session on Thursday for personal reasons, Argentinian football superstar Lionel Messi trained as usual on Friday with Barcelona to prepare for La Liga match on Saturday against Deportivo La Coruna.

  • Don’t listen to Sakshi Maharaj: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday urged the people to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh and not to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who in the past made statements that led to controversies.

  • SC disposes of Shobha De’s plea against assembly privilege notice

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday disposed of the plea by socialite and author Shobhaa De challenging the breach of privilege notice by Maharashtra assembly for criticising the state government’s decision to screen Marathi films at multiplexes at prime time.

  • Brawl in Ukraine parliament after MP manhandles premier

    Kiev: A fight erupted between dozens of lawmakers in Ukraine’s parliament today after an MP picked up Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and hoisted him away from the podium as he was defending his embattled government’s record.

  • Nepal witnessing escalating food prices: WFP

    Kathmandu: Major disruptions in food and fuel imports across its southern border with India have severely affected Nepal’s supplies and caused a worrying rise in food prices, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

  • I’ve faced bias in various countries: Sonam Kapoor

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor says she faces discrimination whenever she travels abroad and terms it as part of human nature to judge people on the basis of “brown skin”.

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    Japanese PM, Modi to witness Ganga ‘aarti’ in Varanasi

    Varanasi: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will witness the Ganga ‘aarti’ and a cultural extravaganza along with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi here in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

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    CBI director says agency not a political tool

    New Delhi: Refuting charges that the Central Bureau of Investigation acted as a “political tool”, its director Anil Sinha on Friday asserted that the central agency would maintain its independence in future too.

  • Ex-UK PM Blair says he urged Gadhafi to quit Libya in 2011

    London: Tony Blair telephoned Moammar Gadhafi and tried to persuade him to leave Libya as the Arab Spring erupted in February 2011, the former British prime minister
    said today. Blair said he was not trying to “save” the Libyan dictator but “to get him out of the situation so that a peaceful transition could take place.”

  • ShopClues launches “Sellers Club” to help sellers

    New Delhi: ShopClues, India’s first and largest managed marketplace announces the launch of a one-of-its-kind initiative, the peer to peer merchant discussion forum, “Sellers Club”.

  • Majority of Americans opposed to Trump’s Muslim-ban call: poll

    Washington: A majority of Americans strongly oppose leading presidential aspirant Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslims from entering the US and about 60 per cent have a favourable opinion of Muslims, according to a new poll. Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the US is opposed by a solid majority of Americans, while almost four in 10 Republican primary voters support the idea, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found.

  • Dynamics of day determines Parliament’s disruption,: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former union minister and senior Congress Party leader P. Chidambaram on Friday said he could not understand the government’s oft-repeated stance and fixation with establishing a link between the National Herald Case and the ongoing disruption of proceedings in Parliament during the Winter Session.