Free Press Journal
  • India, Hong Kong keen to deepen bilateral ties: CY Leung

    New Delhi: There is a clear consensus among India’s leadership for “broadening and deepening” the country’s over a century-old ties with Hong Kong, the chief executive of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) CY Leung has said.

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    Sweet Truth – the advantages of artificial sweeteners

    Diabetes is an epidemic in today’s modern society. The damage done to our body through the over-dosage of sugars cannot be over-looked, or undermined. It’s important to understand that almost everything we consume has sugar in it, in one way or another.

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    All rounder Ravindra Jadeja gets engaged

    Rajkot: Indian all rounder Ravindra Jadeja got engaged to city-based mechanical engineer Riva Solanki here today. The engagement ceremony was held in the presence of selected invitees at Jadeja’s own restaurant and the cricketer expressed hope that lady luck would help him do better in both cricket and personal life.

  • Cambodia arrests 23 South Koreans over suspected telecom scam

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian police on Friday raided a villa on the outskirts of capital Phnom Penh and arrested 23 South Koreans on the suspicion of their involvement in a telecom scam.  “Twenty-three South Koreans were detained and more than 20 sets of desktop computers and other materials were seized as evidence,” Lieutenant General Y. Sokhy, director of the Interior Ministry’s department for combating terrorism and transnational crimes, said.

  • Check out Deepika’s first look in xXx 3 shared by Vin Diesel

    Hollywood action star Vin Diesel took to social media to share  pictures of him and Deepika Padukone taken on the sets of XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Looking every inch of perfection with the arms wrapped around the Bollywood reigning star, Diesel, 48, posted the first look online, thereby furthering the anticipation of fans awaiting the movie by folds.

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    BCCI to take final call on DDCA on Feb. 8

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday said that it would take the final call on the Delhi District and Cricket Association (DDCA) hosting the ICC World Twenty20 matches on February 8.

  • YES Bank to install water purifiers at 1,000 railway stations

    Mumbai: In a unique public-private-initiative (PPP), YES Bank has collaborated with Indian Railways to provide community water purification systems at 1,000 railway stations across India by 2019, an official said here on Friday.

  • WikiLeaks founder Assange ‘arbitrarily detained’: UN panel

    Geneva: A UN panel examining the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said today he had been arbitrarily detained by both Sweden and Britain and called on both countries to compensate him. “WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the United Kingdom since his arrest in London on 7 December 2010,” the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said today.

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    Swamy calls Sharif ‘powerless puppet’

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the Pakistan government for being unable to control Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Friday accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of being a ‘powerless puppet’, who was incapable of controlling the happenings in his country.

  • Myanmar parliament forms reviewing commission

    Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar’s newly-elected parliament’s House of Representatives (lower house) on Friday formed a 23-member reviewing commission on legal affairs and special cases during its ongoing first session. The 15-member Bill Committee and Public Accounts Committee of the house was constituted on Thursday. The term of the committees is five years, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    BJP hopeful of forming government in West Bengal: Vijayvargiya

    Malda (WB): Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya today said he was hopeful that his party would form government in West Bengal after the upcoming Assembly elections. On who would be the party’s chief ministerial candidate, the BJP National General Secretary and Observer for West Bengal said, the name would be decided by the party after the election results.

  • South Korean college students now allowed to get pregnant

    Seoul: South Korea’s education law has been revised to allow all undergraduate students to continue their studies and to take semesters off if they are married or become pregnant while at school, the education ministry announced on Friday. Up until now, each university in the country had had different rules regarding marriages and pregnancies, The Korea Herald reported. Some universities had previously banned students from marrying and becoming pregnant while studying for

  • Sushma Swaraj arrives in Colombo

    Colombo: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here on Friday on a two-day visit during which she would attend the India-Sri Lanka Joint Commission meeting. The External Affairs Minister was received by her Sri Lankan counterpart Mangala Samaraweera on her arrival here.

  • 11 suspected ISIS operatives sent to 7-day NIA custody

    New Delhi: Eleven suspected ISIS operatives, who were arrested from across the country for allegedly recruiting and financing people to join the Middle-East terror group, were today remanded in seven days NIA custody by a Delhi court.

  • What to expect at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2016?

    The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival this year will open doors from Saturday 6th February to Wednesday 17th February 2016. With a kaleidoscope of music, dance, theatre, literature, food, and more, this 12-day extravaganza promises a cultural palate like never before witnessed!

  • Respect for girls shouldn’t depend on their clothes: Vidya Balan

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who has featured in strong women-centric films in her career, feels it’s important that respect for a woman should be independent of the clothes that she wears.  “It’s important that the mindset changes. Girls should wear what they wish to wear. Her respect should not be linked to her attire. A girl can be anywhere and in any profession, and even for actresses, people’s respect for them should