Free Press Journal
  • Fire at government hospital, 26 newborns rescued  

    Kalaburagi (Karna): 26 newborn infants were evacuated safely after a minor fire broke out at a district general hospital here today, police said. An air-conditioner blast due to suspected short-circuit triggered the fire and filled the neonatal intensive care unit with smoke but alert doctors and hospital staff of the government hospital acted swiftly to shift the infants, police said.

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    Spicejet to add 3 new flights,6 addl frequencies in summer

    Mumbai: Low-cost carrier Spicejet today announced it summer schedule with three new routes and six more frequencies of its flight on some sectors. The three new services are on the Mumbai-Udaipur, Tirupati-Vijayawada and Vijayawada-Vishakhapatnam sectors effective April 16, the airline said in a statement, adding it will enhance frequencies between Delhi-Srinagar, Hyderabad-Chennai, Delhi-Dharamshala, Chennai-Vishakhapatnam and Hyderabad-Bengaluru from March 27.

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    Kareena Kapoor Khan not doing “Baadshaho”

    Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn starrer “Baadshaho” has been in news over its casting and both Kareena Kapoor Khan and Priyanka Chopra are not part of this project. Speculations were rife about Kareena teaming up with Ajay for “Baadshaho”.

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    DDCA gets clearance to host first World T20 semis at Kotla

    New Delhi: Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) treasurer Ravinder Manchanda on Wednesday confirmed that they have received requisite clearance to use the contentious RP Mehra block at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, which is scheduled to host the first semifinals of the ongoing World T20 to be held on March 30.

  • Thakur blasts under-fire Afridi over ‘Kashmir’ support comments

    Bengaluru: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday lashed out at Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi over his statement that a lot of people from Kashmir came to support his team during their 22-run defeat against New Zealand in their World T20 clash at Punjab Cricket Stadium in Mohali.

  • Bangladesh pacer Taskins suspension upheld

    Mumbai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday announced that Bangladesh’s Taskin Ahmed’s suspension from bowling in international cricket has been upheld, following a review hearing conducted by a judicial commissioner.

  • Google launches Street View in Sri Lanka

    San Francisco: Tech giant Google today launched the Street View imagery of Sri Lanka on Google Maps that will allow users to view and experience 360-degree panoramic imagery of the country from their phones, tablets and computers.

  • Maha irrigation panel to submit its report on projects in May

    Mumbai: The four-member committee that was constituted in February to review work on 66 irrigation projects in Maharashtra will submit its report in May, the State Legislative Assembly was informed here today. The committee will submit its report to the state government, Water Resources minister Girish Mahajan said in a written reply to a query by Sunil Prabhu (Shiv Sena) and others, in the Lower House.

  • Smartphone sales likely to touch 160 mn units in FY17: Assocham

    Mumbai: Sale of smartphones in the country is likely to touch 160 million units in financial year 2016-17 as compared to last fiscal’s 100 million units, according to Assocham. Due to affordable prices of the smartphones, the sales have been increasing in the country, the industry body report said adding, in 2012-13 it was 44 million units and by 2015-16 it had more than doubled to 100 million units.

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    J&K: Radical women’s outfit hoists Pakistani flags

    Srinagar: Activists of radical women’s outfit Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) today hoisted Pakistani flags at several places here on the occasion of ‘Pakistan Day’. Activists of DeM hoisted Pakistani flags at many places in the city including Lal Chowk early today, officials said.

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    Hurriyat wants government to follow Vajpayee’s vision: Mirwaiz

    Srinagar: Moderate Hurriyat group chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Wednesday said they expect the Indian government to carry forward the spirit of Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s vision that called for settling dispute within the parameters of humanity.

  • DTC to suspend its service till 2 PM tomorrow

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will run its bus services, including interstate, from 2 PM tomorrow on the occasion of Holi. City, NCR and interstate bus services will remain suspended till 2 PM. The services will resume on some selected routes in the evening shift as per traffic requirement, a senior official said.

  • Scribe arrested for objectionable remarks on social media

    Raipur: A journalist from insurgency-hit Dantewada district has been arrested for allegedly posting objectionable comments on social media, police said today. In view of the scribe’s arrest, the main opposition Congress accused the state government of suppressing the voice of journalists.

  • Jewellers continue their strike for 22nd day

    New Delhi: A sizeable section of jewellers, bullion traders and artisans continued their strike for the 22nd day today to protest against the proposed 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery, even as the government set up a panel to look into their demand.