Free Press Journal
  • Patel community should decide on EBC quota: Hardik

    Ahmedabad: Jailed quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today said the decision to accept or reject Gujarat government’s move of giving 10 per cent EBC reservation to upper castes should be taken by the Patel community and not him.

  • Anurag Thakur introduces Sports Ethics bill in LS

    New Delhi: Among three private member bills introduced by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur in the Lower House today is the ‘National Sports Ethics Commission’ bill, which is aimed at establishing a national sports ethics body to ensure ethical practices in sports.

  • England batsman Taylor thought he was ‘going to die’

    London: Former England batsman James Taylor, who was forced to retire due to a serious heart condition, said he first believed that he was “going to die”. Taylor, who featured in seven Tests and 27 One-Day Internationals for England recalled the day when he felt uneasy during one of his practice sessions. “I had my usual morning nap, and then did the warm-up. Towards the back end of the warm-up that’s when

  • Breastfeeding app supports first-time mothers

    New York: Use of a mobile phone app that provides supportive texts and an online Facebook community can significantly increase the rate of breastfeeding among new mothers, new research has found.

  • ‘Mixed’ corporate results for IT consulting, software sector: ASSOCHAM

    New Delhi: If trends are anything to go by, the early estimates for information technology (IT) consulting and software sector based upon the declared annual corporate results for 2015-16 have been somewhat mixed, according to a just concluded an ASSOCHAM research paper.

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    SC to hear fresh plea regarding MBBS, BDS entrance test

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a fresh plea of few states, including Jammu and Kashmir and some private medical colleges, that they be allowed to conduct their pre-scheduled test for admissions in MBBS and BDS courses.

  • Sadanand Gowda

    No procedural delay in appointing Judges, says Gowda

    Kochi: Days after the Chief Justice of India made an impassioned plea to the government to help address shortage of judges, Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda today said there was no procedural delay from the government’s side in appointing judges and it was “exclusively” in the hands of the judiciary.

  • Juventus must focus on Coppa Italia final: Coach Allegri

    Turin: Juventus head coach Massimiliano Allegri said that the Italian football champions must turn their attention to the Coppa Italia final against rivals AC Milan on May 21 after another Serie A victory over Carpi. A 25th win out of 26 in the league and a 10th consecutive clean sheet at home in Serie A are all records to have evoked a sense of pride in Allegri after Sunday’s victory. “I’m pleased

  • Wrist injury rules Pune’s Smith out of IPL

    New Delhi: Struggling Rising Pune Supergiants were dealt another major blow as batting mainstay Steve Smith was ruled out of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) following a wrist injury, according to Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday. The Australia skipper is the fourth player to be ruled out of the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side after England big-hitter Kevin Pietersen, South African Faf du Plessis and Aussie all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. CA confirmed that

  • Synthetic versions of ‘game-changing’ new antibiotic created

    London: In a major step towards bringing to the clinic a “game-changing” new antibiotic that was discovered last year, a team of University of Lincoln researchers, including one of Indian-origin, has successfully produced two synthetic derivatives of Teixobactin.

  • Twist of Taste: Mumbai’s street food gets a gourmet touch

    Mumbai screams of street food. It is one of the distinctive characteristics of the city which separates it from the ordinary. The essence and aura of Mumbai’s street food culture can never be replaced. However, some of our daring food stars have whipped up delectable bites by paying tribute to the city’s legendary street food with a twist of gourmet fusion.

  • Peter Moores turns down Pak’s head coach role

    Karachi: Former England coach Peter Moores has turned down the opportunity to succeed Waqar Younis as the next Pakistan head coach, saying it is not the right time to take up the role. Moores admitted he was thrilled after being approached by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the coaching role, but added that he is currently quite committed with his consultancy role with Nottinghamshire. “And I was very tempted by such

  • Sikh’s turban desecrated in Pak, 6 booked under blasphemy law

    Lahore: A 29-year-old Sikh man’s turban was desecrated during a scuffle at a bus terminal in Pakistan’s Punjab Province and six persons have been booked under blasphemy law in connection with the incident, officials said today.

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    Next Odd-Even phase only after public consultation: Jain

    New Delhi: Delhi government will consult people on the Odd-Even scheme and take into account the experiences of the first two phases before announcing the next round of the traffic rationing measure, PWD Minister Satyendar Jain said today.

  • CIA mocked for ‘live tweeting’ Bin Laden killing

    Washington: US spy agency Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) “live tweeted” the military raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan five years ago, drawing criticism and satire on social media. Bin Laden was killed by US Navy Seal commandos on May 2, 2011, when they raided his compound in Abbottabad.  The CIA twitter account said the step-by-step tweets would represent the raid at Bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound “as

  • Game of Thrones

    Jon Snow’s fate revealed in ‘Game of Thrones’

    Los Angeles: “Game of Thrones” had shocked fans by killing Jon Snow, one of the beloved parts on the fantasy drama, in the finale of season five but the second episode of season six will throw up a major surprise about the character.

  • Queen bans drones over her royal estate in UK

    London: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has banned drones from flying over her Sandringham estate in an apparent bid to prevent terror attacks and protect the privacy of the royal family.

  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ earns $200.2 mn

    Los Angeles: “Captain America: Civil War” dominated the foreign box office, debuting to a massive $200.2 million in its first weekend of overseas release.

  • Rajapaksa’s son alleges political witch-hunt by Lanka govt

    Colombo: With the army being removed from his family’s security detail, former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s son today accused the government of carrying out a political witch-hunt and said they have been facing such “harassment” from a long time.