Free Press Journal
  • US stocks surge after BOJ’s surprise move

    New York – The US stocks posted solid gains on Friday as the Bank of Japan (BOJ) unexpectedly decided to implement a negative interest rate policy.

  • Chelsea complete Pato loan deal

    London: Chelsea have completed the loan signing of Brazilian striker Alexandre Pato from Corinthians until the end of the season, the London giants announced. Pato, 26, will add to Guus Hiddink’s attacking options at Stamford Bridge with Diego Costa currently shouldering responsibility for providing the side’s goal-threat now that both Loic Remy and Radamel Falcao are injured.

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    MCD strike: Unfazed Delhi govt sets up ‘task force’ to clear garbage

    New Delhi – Undeterred by the indefinite protest by the MCD workers who are agitating over the non-payment of their dues, the Public Works Department, which comes under the Delhi Government has set up a task force to clean up the piling garbage across the city.

  • Watson to captain Australia in 3rd T20

    Sydney: All-rounder Shane Watson will lead the Australian team in the third and final Twenty20 match against India, here tomorrow, in the absence of injured skipper Aaron Finch. Finch had damaged his left hamstring during the 27-runloss in the second match at the MCG yesterday. Watson’s appointment followed a recommendation by the National Selection Panel that was approved by Cricket Australia’s Board of Directors.

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    Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi

    New Delhi – President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the three service chiefs led the nation in paying floral tributes and homage to Mahatma Gandhi, Father Of The Nation, on his 68th death anniversary on Saturday.

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    Senior journalist T N GopaKumar passes away

    Thiruvananthapuram – Senior journalist and Editor-in-chief of Asianet News T N GopaKumar passed away at a private hospital here early today.

  • Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa

    Centre states ‘complete breakdown of governance’ in Arunachal affidavit

    New Delhi – In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court to justify imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, the Centre has alleged that there was complete breakdown of governance and law and order in the state, and Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa and his family are apprehending grave danger to their lives.

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    Brazil reduces child labour by 43 percent

    Rio De Janeiro – The number of child labourers in Brazil has fallen from over 5 million in 2004 to 2.8 million in 2014, a 43 percent decrease, the government said late on Friday.

  • India needs to be a low-cost hub for Make in India success: FM

    New Delhi: Stressing on making the most of the favourable low commodity prices, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the country will have to become a low-cost manufacturing hub for success of the Make in India programme. Addressing the 57th National Cost Convention here, Jaitley said as far as the services sector is concerned, India unquestionably has the potential to become a low-cost service provider in the world.

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    Iron-lady Irom Sharmila likely to miss Delhi court date

    Imphal – Iron lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila, who is being charged with attempt to suicide, is likely to miss appearance in Delhi’s Patiala House court on February 3 and 4 as Manipur authorities have failed to sanction traveling expenses for her and her team.

  • Jaitley vows more reforms, eyes 8-9% growth normal

    New Delhi: Pledging to continue structural reforms to accelerate growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said India has the potential to grow at 8-9 per cent, and only a higher growth rate can end poverty.

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    Facebook aims to block private gun sales

    San Francisco – Facebook has set out to block people from using the leading social network and its Instagram photo-sharing service for private gun sales.

  • Dalit scholar suicide: Rahul Gandhi joins hunger strike

    Hyderabad – Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday joined the mass hunger strike at the Hyderabad University campus to express solidarity with the students protesting against the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula who would have turned 27 today.

  • Delhi reeks of garbage as MCD strike enters day 4

    New Delhi – Delhi woke up to a sore sight of rotting refuse on the streets as the strike by the MCD workers over non-payment of their dues entered day four on Saturday.

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    British mother convicted of joining IS in Syria

    London – A British mother has been convicted of terrorism offences after fleeing Britain with her one-year-old child to join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Britain’s West Midlands Police announced on Friday.

  • DAVV takes resignation from HoD in Dalit student’s case

    Indore : The Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Friday took resignation from School of Physical Education head SK Yadav after a news report revealed that a Dalit research scholar was allegedly being harassed mentally by her HoD and the PhD guide.