Free Press Journal
  • Private schools begin toeing govt line on management quota

    New Delhi: While private school associations are undecided about their stand after the Delhi Government’s move to scrap management quota in nursery admissions, some schools have started toeing the line and have updated their admission criteria.

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    China overcoming corruption, says President Xi

    Beijing: China was gaining ground in its fight against corruption, President Xi Jinping asserted on Tuesday. Xi made the remarks at the start of the three-day sixth plenary session of the 18th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Xinhua news agency reported.

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    Sensex tumbles 143 pts to slip deeper into 19-month lows

    Mumbai: Equities failed to safeguard early gains, ending lower for the sixth time in seven sessions as the BSE Sensex slipped by 143 points to 24,682.03 — its lowest closing in more than 19 months — on caution ahead of key macroeconomic data and quarterly numbers of IT major TCS.

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    Sonam Kapoor to present Neerja Bhanot Award to Subhashini

    Chandigarh :The Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust will be conferring the Neerja Bhanot award on Subhashini Vasanth of Bengaluru here tommorrow. The award will be presented by Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who is playing the lead role in biopic “Neerja”. The trust said that “This is the 24th year of the annual award which comprises Rs 1,50,000, a citation and a trophy.”The awardee is selected by a specially constituted jury who look for a woman who shows grit and

  • Bobby Jindal demits office as Louisiana governor

    New York: Indian-American Bobby Jindal has demitted office as Louisiana governor at the end of his second four-year term, the media reported on Tuesday. He has been replaced by Bel Edwards, the only Democratic governor in the Deep South. The 44-year-old, in an interview over the weekend, did not rule out another bid for the elected post, and added that as of now, he has decided to work with America Next, a

  • Policy Watch: Liberate temples from government control

    Rabid Hindutva groups have been espousing the “protection” of Hindu values in all sorts of clumsy ways – from beef bans to ghar wapsi.  In fact, if these groups really want to “protect” Hinduism, they should actually be protesting against government takeover of Hindu Temple Trusts.

  • Dhoni blames spinners’ poor performance for Perth defeat

    Perth: Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday admitted that his spinners failed to perform at their absolute best which led to his side’s five-wicket defeat against Australia in the opening match of the series here at the WACA cricket ground. Lavishing praise on the hosts, the 34-year-old said that the world champions batted extremely well and that they turned the things around by the end of the match.

  • DiCaprio will marry ‘when the time is right’

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio says he is happy with his friends and family at the moment, and will consider marriage when the time is right. “The Revenant” actor has dated celebrities like Kelly Rohrbach, Toni Garrn, Gisele Bundchen and Bar Refaeli, but says he doesn’t plan things like marriage, reports

  • Nisar Ali Khan orders inquiry into raid at NYT Pak correspondent’s residence

    Karachi: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered an inquiry into the ‘search operation’ carried out by rangers at New York Times Pakistan correspondent Salman Masood’s residence in Islamabad. According to the Dawn, Nisar has sought an explanation into the matter from police and security agencies.He said that such search operations are unacceptable at all costs.

  • Germany warns nationals to avoid Istanbul tourist sites

    Berlin: Germany today warned its citizens to avoid crowds and tourist sites in Istanbul after 10 people were killed and 15 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack in Turkey’s largest city. “Travellers in Istanbul are strongly urged to avoid for now large groups of people in public places as well as tourist attractions” and to stay informed via official travel advisories and the media, the foreign ministry said.
    The ministry on its website warned of possible “political tensions as well

  • Smith, Bailey overshadow Rohit’s heroic as India lose Perth ODI

    Perth: Skipper Steve Smith and George Bailey scored well-deserved centuries as Australia staged a brilliant fight back to claim a five-wicket win against India in the opening match of the five-match series here at the WACA cricket ground on Tuesday.

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    I am “total badass” not “Sati Savitri”: Kangana Ranaut

    New Delhi: Kangana Ranaut is not only known for her powerful acting skill but also for her outspoken nature which of course leads her into trouble at times. In a recent interview, while replying to why she feels celebrities often get misinterpreted for their statements, the 28-year-old actress said that people expect her to be “sati-savitri”, but being today’s woman she is a “total badass”, not a “sati-savitri” and refuses to become

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    Nike can’t buy Kanye West with $1 billion

    Washington, D.C.: One thing Nike just can’t do is to get Kanye West stepping in its shoes again. When the 30-year-old songster was asked in a recent interview whether he would renew tie with Nike for one billion dollar, he said he is not a money man and no offer would be large enough to woo him back to the swoosh, reports

  • Keep smartphones away from your bras and trousers

    Melbourne: People these days are practically glued to their smartphones, but you should place some distance between yourself and your phone and avoid keeping them in bras and trousers.

  • Trump ejects man who called him boring

    New York: Donald Trump ejected a man from a rally after he called the Republican presidential front-runner “boring”, an incident that comes close on the heels of a Muslim woman’s removal from his campaign event for protesting silently.The man interrupted Trump’s speech in Windham, New Hampshire, yesterday with three words that struck at the core of the presidential aspirant’s brand. “This is boring,” a man standing near Trump shouted at the candidate who just two days earlier embraced a comparison to

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    Sushma Swaraj to visit Palestine, Israel

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Palestine and Israel on January 17-18, and will review bilateral relations with both sides, it was announced here on Tuesday. Sushma Swaraj will be accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials of the external affairs ministry.

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    Harley Davidson eyes small cities for expansion

    New Delhi: US cult bike maker Harley Davidson is keen to expand its reach in small cities in India. The company aims to expand its footprints in tier-II cities in India.

  • Glad my kids can watch ‘The X-Files’: David Duchovny

    Los Angeles: Actor David Duchovny, who is returning to “The X-Files” as former FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder, says he is “glad” that his children can now watch the science fiction horror drama TV series. The show, which has been off air since 2002, makes its return as the two lead characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, played by actress Gillian Anderson, investigate more X-Files – strange and unexplained cases involving paranormal

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    Abha Singh for punishment of Mumbai Police cops for ‘shielding’ Salman

    New Delhi: Women rights activist Abha Singh on Tuesday lashed out at the Mumbai Police for ‘shielding’ and giving a ‘free hand’ to Bollywood actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit-and-run case, demanding that the matter should once again be brought before the sessions court.