Free Press Journal
  • Triple suicide: Jaya transfers students to govt college

    Chennai – Days after three girl students of a private college killed themselves over alleged exorbitant fee demands, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today ordered transfer of the yoga and naturopathy students from that
    institution to a state-run college.

  • Van Gaal says Man Utd dreaming of FA Cup glory post Derby win

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that his side are dreaming of lifting the prestigious FA Cup for the first time since 2004. In a major relief for the under-fire Dutchman, United claimed a 3-1 win over Derby County in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday. Daley Blind and Juan Mata scored for United in the second half after George Thorne had cancelled out Wayne Rooney’s 16th-minute opener.

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    Datta Padsalgikar appointed as new Mumbai CP

    Mumbai: Senior IPS officer Padsalgikar was today named as the new Police Commissioner of Mumbai. Padsalgikar will take over tomorrow and succeeds Ahmed Javed, who has been appointed as Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. “Government is pleased to appoint D D Padsalgikar, IPS (1982) as the next Commissioner of Police, Mumbai with effect from January 31 on superannuation of Ahmad Javed, IPS (1980), the present Commissioner of Police, Mumbai.

  • Men with autism have different brain connections: new study

    London: Men with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have subtle differences in a part of the brain crucial to developing language and social interaction skills, according to a new study.The findings could explain why symptoms persist into adulthood in some people with the disorder.People with ASD can have varying levels of impairment across three common areas, which might include deficits in social interactions and reciprocal understanding, repetitive behaviour and narrow interests, and impairment in language and communication.

  • Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik slams romance rumours, more likely to date Pope

    New Delhi: If you were trying to pair your favourite actress with Bollywood’s Greek God Hrithik Roshan, then you should hit the brakes as the actor has recently slammed the entire link-up rumours.

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    BJP protests over non-payment of salaries to MCD workers

    New Delhi – The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday staged a protest in the Laxmi Nagar area of the national capital over non-payment of salaries of New Delhi Municipal Corporation workers.

  • Narendra Modi

    Shiv Sena targets Modi, says promises unfulfilled

    Mumbai: Disgruntled BJP ally Shiv Sena today launched a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the announcements made and promises given to people have remained unfulfilled.

  • Jack Black spends every Easter with Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

    Los Angeles: Actor Jack Black says he spends every Easter with his “Kung Fu Panda 3” co-star Angelina Jolie and her family. The pair have become close friends after voicing characters in “Kung Fu Panda” and the two subsequent sequels. Black said he wouldn’t change their annual tradition for anything, reported People magazine.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex snaps 3-week losing streak, bounces back by 435 points

    Mumbai: Stocks: The BSE Sensex snapped its 3-week losing streak by recovering 435 points to end at 24,870.69 on fag-end buying as investors built fresh long positions in view of the new derivatives series and positive global cues after Bank of Japan adopted negative interest rate policy. “Market welcomed the February series on a firm note led by strong global cues and rebound in crude oil prices. Further, Bank of Japan negative interest rate

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    Surprised at GST objections, but haven’t lost hope: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said he was surprised when the Congress party voiced its objections to the goods and services tax bill after initiating it, but hoped it will see a passage in parliament considering its larger impact on the economy.

  • World’s first integrated-photonics modem a revolutionary technology

    Washington: A NASA team is working to build a new communications modem that will employ a revolutionary technology to transform everything from telecommunications, medical imaging, advanced manufacturing to national defence. The space agency’s first-ever “integrated-photonics” modem will be tested aboard the International Space Station beginning in 2020 as part of NASA’s multi-year Laser Communications Relay Demonstration (LCRD), the US space agency said in a statement.

  • Double-digit growth possible if reforms go on: Panagariya

    New Delhi: India is expected to get on to a double-digit growth in the next 2-3 years if reform process continues, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya said today. Besides, he expressed hope that GST will be implemented as both parties concerned broadly agree on the comprehensive indirect tax reforms.

  • Smog shuts down 74 Mumbai schools

    Mumbai: A fire at Deonar dumping ground two days ago has led Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to shut down 74 schools run by it for two days, as the smoke from the ground veiled the area causing breathing difficulties. The schools are located in M-ward where people are complaining about foul smell due to the burning garbage at the dumping ground, a BMC official said.

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    Cong shedding crocodile tears over suicide of Dalit: BJP

    New Delhi – BJP today accused Congress of shedding “crocodile tears” over suicide of a Dalit scholar and attacked its Vice President Rahul Gandhi for using students as a “political tool” after he joined them at the Hyderabad
    Central University for a day-long fast over the issue.

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    Court rejects bail plea of CPI-M leader in murder case

    Thalassery – In a setback to CPI(M) in Kerala, a lower court here today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of party’s senior leader P Jayarajan, who is listed as an accused in the murder of an RSS functionary in 2014.

  • McCullum set to resume New Zealand farewell

    Auckland : Brendon McCullum said he expects to return to the New Zealand team for the deciding one-day international against Pakistan in Auckland on Sunday, however explosive opener Martin Guptill is now doubtful. Guptill twisted an ankle in training on Saturday and was rated by coach Mike Hesson as “a 50:50 prospect” of playing in the third and final match of the series.

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    BKU to block Delhi-Dehradun national highway on Feb 1

    Muzaffarnagar – Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) activists would block the Delhi Dehradun National Highway at Nawla village on Monday demanding dues and upward revision of cane price.

  • RiRi`s `Anti` hits 1m download within 15hrs

    London: Within 15 hours of its release, Rihanna’s latest album ‘Anti’ has notched up a million downloads. The 27-year-old songstress’ long-awaited eighth record, originally due for release late 2015, was launched via Jay-Z’s music-streaming service TIDAL on 27 January, reports the Independent.

  • Mainz beat Monchengladbach in Bundesliga

    Berlin : Christian Clemens’ first half goal ensured Borussia Monchengladbach’s second straight loss in 2016, at the opener of the 19th round of the Bundesliga football competition here. Clemens scored the only goal of the match on Friday in his 100th Bundesliga appearance to wrap up Mainz’ eighth win of the season. Meanwhile wasteful Monchengladbach suffered the second loss in a row, reports Xinhua. Both sides staged an evenly balanced first half with