Free Press Journal
  • China denounces N Korea for H-bomb test; to back sanctions   

    Beijing: China today strongly condemned its close-ally North Korea’s claim of carrying out its first hydrogen bomb test saying it “firmly opposes” the move and will honour its international obligations on sanctions on the reclusive nation. “The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) once again carried out the nuclear test irrespective of the international community’s opposition. The Chinese government firmly opposes that,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing here.

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    India deeply concerned over N Korean nuclear test

    New Delhi: Reacting strongly to reports of North Korea conducting a nuclear test, India today said it was a matter of “deep concern” and stressed its worry over proliferation links between North East Asia and its neighbourhood, an apparent reference to Pakistan.

  • Pathankot attack: Cong asks Modi to ‘fix responsibility’

    New Delhi: Scaling up the offensive against the government over Pathankot terror attack, Congress today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fix responsiblity for the “grave security lapse” and suggested that some heads must roll. “They should realize that it has gone wrong and resignations should happen. If there is a lapse, resignations should happen,” former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde told reporters at the AICC briefing when repeatedly asked whether Congress is

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    Big B works very hard to reinvent himself: Farhan

    Mumbai: Actor Farhan Akhtar is amazed with the way megastar Amitabh Bachchan works hard even at this age to reinvent himself. The duo will be seen together in Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “Wazir”.”He (Amitabh Bachchan) works very hard to reinvent himself. It is not easy to do… It is a tiring process especially with each generation. To see that energy and enthusiasm is exciting. Not everybody has a career as long as him. He is inspirational to me and I focus

  • India-Singapore civil aviation MoU approved

    New Delhi – The central government on Wednesday approved a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between India and Singapore to increase cooperation in civil aviation.

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    Govt decides to shut 3 HMT units, offer VRS to employees

    New Delhi – Government today decided to close three unviable units of HMT including the once popular HMT Watches, along with HMT Chinar Watches and HMT Bearings, by offering an “attractive” voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) to the employees as per 2007 pay scales.

  • Petrol bomb hurled at AIADMK worker’s house

    Coimbatore: A petrol bomb was hurled at the house of an AIADMK worker here today by some unidentified persons. Though no casualty was reported in the incident, a scooter parked there was completely gutted.  “Amma Peravai”, a party forum named after Jayalalithaa.

  • Whenever a colleague leaves not good, Benitez a great coach: Simeone

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone talked about the dismissal of Rafael Benitez from Real Madrid saying that “whenever a colleague leaves is not good” and “it is a situation that hurts” while wishing him the best and describing him as a “great coach, a great history”. Real Madrid football club sacked Benitez due to bad performance, bringing in former star Zinedine Zidane of France.

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    Panasonic to come up with ‘freeze-ray’ discs

    New York: Panasonic, a Japanese multinational electronics company, has said it will commercialise the Blu-ray discs technology that is used by Facebook to archive data that users upload on the social networking website.

  • Sanjay Dutt to be released on Feb 27

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and currently lodged in  Pune’s high-security Yerawada Central Prison, will walk out of jail on February 27 after the Maharashtra government cleared a proposal for remission of his sentence.

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    Terrorist activities on rise whenever BJP is in power: Former HM Shinde

    New Delhi – Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government of not being able to manage relations with Pakistan in a proper manner, the Congress party on Wednesday said that terrorist activities in the country had risen whenever BJP came to power at the Centre.

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    Checking SMS during baby care can affect brain development

    New York: If you are engaged in taking care of the baby, better refrain from attending to e-mail and SMSes on your smartphone as researchers have found that fragmented and chaotic maternal care can disrupt proper brain development of the infants, which can lead to emotional disorders later in life.

  • Dean Jones regrets ruthless sledging war with Merv Hughes

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has recalled his bitter feud with former team-mate Merv Hughes, describing it as the `biggest regret` of his life.The incident took place during the Victoria trial match for the Sheffield Shield tournamnent in the mid 1990s where they sledged each other mercilessly.

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    Sena raps BJP again, asks what changed after getting big mandate

    Mumbai – Stepping up its attack on the BJP in the backdrop of Pathankot terror attack, ally Shiv Sena today asked the party what changes it has made on issues, including Pakistan policy and Ram Temple after assuming power with a massive mandate and said the mistakes made by the previous Congress regime are being repeated by it.

  • Ansari meets militancy-affected children from Kashmir

    New Delhi: 241 children from Jammu and Kashmir, including victims of militancy and weaker sections of the society met Vice President Hamid Ansari today. The children were part of the Youth Exchange Programme called, ‘Waton Ko Jano’ organized by the Jammu and Kashmir State Rehabilitation Council with the support of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

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    Pathankot attack: NIA takes Gurdaspur SP to abduction site

    Pathankot: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) team, probing the Pathankot attack, on Wednesday took Gurdaspur Superintendant of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh to the spot where he was allegedly abducted by the terrorists.

  • Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Islamist party chief

    Dhaka:  Bangladesh’s apex court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty awarded to Islamist party chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes during the country’s liberation struggle in 1971. A four-member bench of the Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha delivered the verdict, Xinhua reported. Nizami, 73, president of the Jamaat-e-Islami Party, served as agriculture and industries minister in Khaleda Zia’s 2001-2006 cabinet.

  • Schoolboy wonder Dhanawade gets MCA scholarship

    Mumbai: Mumbai schoolboy Pranav Dhanawade has secured a monthly scholarship for five years from the Mumbai Cricket Association a day after becoming the first batsman in the world to notch-up a four-figure innings yesterday.

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    White House warns of firm action against N Korea if nuke test claim confirmed

    Washington D.C. – White House National Security Council spokesman, Ned Price, has said that the Hydrogen bomb claim by North Korea cannot be confirmed as yet, saying that the US would respond ‘appropriately’ to all provocations by Pyongyang.