Free Press Journal
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    Republican presidential candidates vow to take on ISIS

    Washington: Top US Republican presidential aspirants have vowed to take on the dreaded Islamic State if elected in the November elections, underlining that “the caliphate of ISIS militant group has to be destroyed”.

  • SC stays criminal proceedings against M S Dhoni

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today stayed the criminal proceedings pending before an Andhra Pradesh court against ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in a case lodged against him for allegedly portraying himself as Lord Vishnu in an advertisement.

  • Sania and Martina win Aussie Open for third major trophy

    Melbourne: In a perfect climax to their stupendous run, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were today crowned the Australian Open women’s doubles champions after they tamed the spirited Czech duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka in straight sets for their 36th win in a row, here.

  • HC for bypolls in 13 MCD wards within three months

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today directed the state election commission to hold bye-elections within three months in 13 municipal wards of the national capital. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath also directed the Delhi government to provide the requisite manpower and funds to the state election commission within four weeks from today for conducting the polls. “We direct the respondent no 1 (state election commission) to hold bye-elections

  • Sehwag’s Gemini Arabians win in MCL opening match

    Dubai: Riding on a superb all-round show, Gemini Arabians registered a massive 78-run win over Libra Legends in the opening match of the Masters Champions League Twenty20 tournament at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium (DICS) here.

  • Pregnant woman

    Paracetamol use in pregnancy may reduce offspring’s fertility

    London: Using common painkillers such as paracetamol during pregnancy may reduce fertility in subsequent generations, a new study has warned. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in UK conducted tests in rats and found that when a mother was given painkillers during pregnancy, her female offspring had fewer eggs, smaller ovaries and smaller litters of babies than those not exposed to the drugs.

  • Gold Silver chart

    Gold futures slide on weak global cues, profit-booking

    New Delhi: Gold futures today fell 0.31 per cent to Rs 26,628 per 10 grams as participants cut their bets amid a weak global trend. Besides, profit-booking by speculators also weighed on gold prices. At Multi Commodity Exchange, gold prices for delivery in February contracts fell Rs 82, or 0.31 per cent, to Rs 26,628 per 10 grams in business turnover of 725 lots.

  • Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi

    Godse book release on Gandhi’s death anniv kicks up row

    Panaji: Newly formed Goa Forward party has opposed the release of a book on Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse scheduled for tomorrow on the death anniversary of the Father of the Nation.

  • Shripad Naik

    BBSM seeks Naik’s help to resolve MoI issue

    Panaji: Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM), a group propagating mother-tongue as the medium of instruction (MoI) in elementary education in Goa and stopping of grants to schools teaching in English medium, has now sought Union Minister Shripad Naik’s help in the matter.

  • Yes-Bank

    Yes Bank Q3 net jumps 25%

    Yes Bank reports strong Q3 show on a year-on-year basis.

  • Youngest elephant at famed US circus dies

    Miami: Ringling Brothers, America’s best-known circus, announced the death of its youngest elephant at a conservation centre where it is retiring the animals after criticism from rights groups.

  • Several Australian schools in lockdown over bomb threats

    Melbourne: A number of schools in Australia were put under lockdown and students evacuated after “numerous threats” made to them as they opened today after the long Christmas holiday period, sparking multiple police operations.

  • Kim Basinger to play Grey’s ex in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

    Los Angeles: The “9½ Weeks” star Kim Basinger will play Elena Lincoln, business partner and former lover of the Christian Grey, in “Fifty Shades Darker”. In the second book of EL James’ best-selling series, Lincoln sets herself up to be an antagonist for Anastasia Steele, reported Entertainment Weekly.

  • Girl raped

    Girl gangraped by three youths, one arrested in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A 22-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped by three youths who also made a video of the act at Miranpur town in the district, police said today.

  • Girish Bapat

    Vigilance panels to check overcharging for packaged foods

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies department has formed vigilance committees at state and municipal corporation levels to create awareness and prevent overcharging for packaged liquid food items like drinking water, milk and aerated drinks.

  • 30-foot-long whale washed ashore in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A nearly 30-foot-long whale was washed ashore at the popular Juhu beach in Mumbai. Locals, who spotted the dead mammal last night, informed the police and the forest department. Carcasses of 38 baleen whales were washed ashore recently near the Tiruchendur beach in Tamil Nadu while more than 250 whales stranded in shallow waters were pushed back into the deep sea.