Free Press Journal
  • Taliban leader Mansour killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

    Washington/Kabul: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a rare US drone strike in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province, the Afghan spy agency said today, in a body blow for the insurgents and a major boost to fledgling peace process in the war-torn country.

  • Feeding monkeys may harm their health

    London: Feeding wild monkeys can pose a risk to their health as it makes them larger in size, more susceptible to disease, and more stressed, warns new research. The study was conducted on Barbary macaques, an endangered species of apes found majorly in the European continent.

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    Anurag Thakur sees opportunity in Lodha recommendations’ challenge

    Mumbai: Newly-elected President Anurag Thakur today vowed to carry on the reforms process in the BCCI, insisting that the Board would not run away from implementing the “practical” recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee.

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    Vijay Mallya’s India woes now troubling his US beer firm

    New York/London: Legal proceedings in India against beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya has now come to haunt his US-based brewery firm, which is banking on USD 1 million bridge loan promised by his holding firm for survival.

  • Borrowing immune cells may help fight cancer: study

    London: In a new step in cancer immunotherapy, researchers have found that even if one’s own immune cells cannot recognise and fight their tumours, borrowing someone else’s immune cells might help. The study shows that adding mutated DNA from cancer cells into immune stimulating cells from healthy donors creates an immune response in the healthy immune cells.

  • HDFC Bank plans to open 500 branches this fiscal

    New Delhi: Private lender HDFC Bank plans to open about 500 new branches this financial year as part of its steps to expand footprint. The bank has been expanding branch network consistently and this year the bank intends to open about 500 branches, sources said. About 60 per cent of new branches would be coming up in semi-urban and rural areas and the remaining in urban areas, sources said.

  • IPL 2016: Sunrisers opt to field against KKR

    Kolkata: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner won the toss and opted to field against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

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    BJP workers protest outside CPI(M) office, 600 detained

    New Delhi: BJP workers today staged a demonstration outside the CPI(M) headquarters here, broke police barriers and damaged their signboard in protest against the murder of a party worker allegedly by supporters of the Left party during a poll victory rally in Kerala.

  • Apple, Google locked in battle for supremacy

    San Francisco: At the top of the corporate world, Apple and Google are in a back-and-forth battle to be number one. It’s not clear which of the two Silicon Valley giants will emerge on top in a contest which highlights the contrast of very different business models. For a brief time early this year, Google parent Alphabet overtook Apple as the world’s largest company by market value. Apple then regained, lost and recovered

  • Harbhajan, Yuvraj congratulate new BCCI president Thakur

    Mumbai: Senior India players Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj today took to twitter to congratulate the newly-elected BCCI president Anurag Thakur. “Congratulations @ianuragthakur for becoming the @BCCI president.. Best wishes,” Harbhajan wrote on his twitter page while Yuvraj wrote:”Congratulations to @ianuragthakur for becoming the youngest BCCI president!”

  • Cricket betting racked busted in Indore, four held

    Indore: Indore Police busted a cricket betting racket and arrested four persons for allegedly placing bets worth Rs 60 lakh on the IPL match played between Mumbai
    Indians and Gujarat Lions last night. Acting on a tip-off, the police raided an apartment in Sarafa area here last night and caught Pankaj Patidar, Dharmendra Solanki, Vikas Patidar and Sourabh Khandelwal for allegedly betting on the match, Additional Superintendent of Police Devendra Patidar said today.

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    Coach appointment will take another couple of months: Ganguly

    Mumbai: The Indian team is unlikely to get a new coach anytime soon with the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly today saying it will take another couple of months to find a suitable candidate for the high-profile position.

  • Over 4,300 officials in China punished for anti-austerity

    Beijing: Over 16,545 officials in China were punished for violating austerity rules in 11,903 cases in the first four months of this year, the country’s top anti-graft body said today. An article posted on the website of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said 11,903 cases were reported in the first four months of this year, with 16,545 officials punished.

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    Ashwin retains No.2 spot in Test bowlers ranking

    Dubai: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has managed to retain his second spot in the lastest ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers issued today, while no Indian features in the top 10 batsmen list.

  • Yemen govt to end peace talks boycott: UN

    Kuwait City: The Yemeni government delegation is to rejoin UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait with Shiite rebels who control the capital, ending a four-day boycott, the UN special envoy said today. The hard-won negotiations on ending a conflict that has killed more than 6,400 people and driven 2.8 million from their homes since March last year have been interrupted by repeated boycotts by the government delegation since they opened on April 21.

  • Salman’s ‘Sultan’ trailer to launch on 24 May

    New Delhi: The trailer of Salman Khan’s most-awaited flick, ‘Sultan,’ is all set to launch on 24 May. Trade analyst Taran Adash took to his Twitter handle to share the news, writing, “Are you ready? #Sultan trailer launch on Tuesday, 24 May. #YRF #Eid2016.”

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    No calls between Khadse and Dawood: Mum Police

    Mumbai: Mumbai police today said no calls were made or received on Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse’s phone from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s number as claimed by Aam Aadmi Party leader Preeti Sharma Menon.

  • Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ to be released in Malay

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming Tamil gangster drama “Kabali”, which is slated for theatrical release on July 1, will be dubbed and released in Malay language. Malay is an Austronesian language mostly spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand.