Free Press Journal
  • Nigerian troops, Boko Haram clash in army chief’s village

    Kano (Nigeria): Boko Haram gunmen launched a dawn raid today on the hometown of Nigeria’s army chief, triggering a fierce gunbattle with troops, residents of a nearby village to which people fled the clashes said. There was no immediate report of casualties in the fighting in Buratai in Borno state, the home village of Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Nigeria’s top army officer.

  • Eva Longoria completes golden triangle trip in India

    Jaipur: “I’m in heaven,” Hollywood actress Eva Longoria has exclaimed in reference to her India trip! Right from relishing Indian cuisines, exploring the wildlife of India to falling in love with the historical side of the nation, the “Desperate Housewives” star is smitten by the country’s culture and beauty.

  • Avalanche hits Arctic Norway’s remote Svalbard archipelago

    Copenhagen: Norwegian authorities say six people suffered non-threatening injuries and several people are unaccounted for after an avalanche of snow on the remote Arctic island of Svalbard hit 10 houses.

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    Dhoni named captain of India cricket team for World T20

    New Delhi: Soon after retaining Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India’s captain till the World T20, chief selector Sandip Patil today said the Board wanted to end speculations and “send a signal” to players as to who would be their leader in the mega-event from March 8 to April 3.

  • Tehran to shut schools for two days due to air pollution

    Tehran: Tehran’s educational office announced on Saturday that schools and kindergartens in the Iranian capital will be closed on Sunday and Monday due to the alarming high air pollution in the city.

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    Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra back in the squad for Australian tour

    New Delhi: Veterans Yuvraj Singh and Ashish Nehra were handed fresh lifelines with a recall in India’s Twenty20 squad while Punjab left-arm seamer Brainder Sran and Baroda all-rounder Hardik Pandya were the new faces in the squads for upcoming tour to Australia early next year.

  • UN envoy ‘deeply concerned’ by Yemen ceasefire violations

    Geneva: The United Nations special envoy for Yemen has voiced alarm at widespread violations of a fragile ceasefire, but insisted the ongoing peace talks between the warring sides in Switzerland would continue. Special Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed “is deeply concerned at the numerous reports of violations of the cessation of hostilities,” his office said in a statement  issued late yesterday.

  • UP Lokyukta swearing-in deferred, SC takes up plea against appt

    New Delhi: The swearing-in of former High Court Judge Virendra Singh as Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta was today deferred after his controversial appointment was challenged in Supreme Court before which the state government gave an undertaking to keep it in abeyance till the matter is decided.

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    BJP asks Congress not to politicise a Court matter

    New Delhi: Taking a swipe at Sonia and Rahul Gandhi over their attack on the government, BJP today said it seemed from their remarks that they were not “accused in a case of corruption” but some “freedom fighters” as the party asked Congress to not politicise a court matter.

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    Man lands in ICU for ‘spoiling’ Star Wars movie

    New York: A 20-year-old man landed in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital after he spilled out the ending of the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at a US theatre, a media report said.

  • Maharashtra-Goa Postal Circle proposes to set up training centre

    Mumbai: Maharashtra and Goa Circle of Postal Department has sent a proposal to Ministry of Communication for setting up of a Postal Training Centre (PTC) in Nashik. Currently, on an average 400-500 candidates for Induction Training and approximately 2,500 officials and employees for mid-career training from Maharashtra/Goa, Gujarat, Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh visit the PTC in Vadodara, which is the sole training centre for staffers of the four states.

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    GST unlikely this session, bankruptcy Bill to be introduced

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today indicated that the government may not be able to pass the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the ongoing session of Parliament, but will introduce the bankruptcy Bill. Accusing the Congress for delaying GST for “collateral reasons”, he said: “Some people do get sadistic pleasure in seeing India slow down. But then, it’s a sadistic pleasure at a very severe national cost. We cannot allow that.”

  • Tata Power’s arm commences 150 MW supply to Kerala

    New Delhi: Tata Power’s subsidiary Maithon Power Ltd has commenced 150 MW supply to Kerala with immediate effect. “The power plant of the company’s subsidiary, Maithon Power Ltd, has been able to commence 150 MW supply to Kerala with immediate effect, while the balance 900 MW was already being supplied on long term basis”, Tata Power said in a filing to BSE.

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    Sonia Gandhi accuses government of misusing central agencies

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of misusing central agencies to target opponents and said her party is not afraid and will continue its fight. Talking to media persons after appearing in a trial court here in connection with the National Herald case, Sonia Gandhi said the party would continue its struggle for the poor.

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    Harassed girl’s tweet to railway ministry lands man in jail

    Patna: A girl, who was harassed on a running train, tweeted to the railway ministry for help following which the accused was arrested, a railway police official said here on Saturday. The girl was travelling in Shramjeevi Express from New Delhi to Patna. “Finding her alone, the accused started misbehaving and passed objectionable comments,” the official said.