Free Press Journal
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    Anil Kumble named Team India head coach

    Dharamsala: BCCI President Anurag Thakur on Thursday named former India skipper Anil Kumble as the head coach of the national cricket team for the next one year. The decision was taken after Sourav Ganguly, one of the members of the BCCI’s Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) also comprising Sachin Tendulkar and V.V.S. Laxman, met Thakur and Secretary Ajay Shirke at the ongoing cricket conclave here.

  • Kashmiri Muslims suffered immensely, need healing touch: Lone

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Social Welfare Sajjad Gani Lone today said Muslims of Kashmir should be “merged” into the mainstream of the country and provided a “healing touch” as they had “suffered immensely” in the last 20 years.

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    Apollo Hosp to pay Rs 10 lakh for wrong treatment

    New Delhi: The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here and a doctor have been directed by a consumer forum to jointly pay a compensation of over Rs 10 lakh to the kin of a woman for wrong treatment of a tumour in her head, leading her to undergo another surgery.

  • ADB sanctions Rs 1300 cr for water, drainage system in Kolkata

    Kolkata: Asian Development Bank has sanctioned Rs 1,300 crore for development of water, drainage and sewerage system in the added areas under Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), Mayor Sovan Chatterjee today said.

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    Future of cinema is internet movies, says Kangana Ranaut

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut feels the future of cinema lies in making short films for the digital medium. At the launch of Shirish Kunder’s short film “Kriti”, Kangana said: “It’s hard to make a short film. I myself have made a short film (‘The Touch’) and it’s difficult.”

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    Blac Chyna wants to keep her ‘pregnancy butt’ covered

    London: Pregnancy style can be a challenge, but for Blac Chyna, it is all about keeping her “a** covered.” While attending Daily Mail’s yacht party at Cannes, the businesswoman stepped out in a bright sparkling gown that accomplished one of her biggest goals.

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    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher ‘thrilled’ about baby no. 2

    Washington D.C: The Hollywood power couple, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who is expecting a brother or sister for their daughter Wyatt, is ”thrilled” about having another baby. A source said that the “excited” duo wanted their kids to be close in age and “Wyatt will be just over 2 when the baby is born,” reported E! Online.

  • Can’t allow school to be run from unsafe building: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to allow a Mumbai school to continue its academic session from an old building, declared unsafe and unauthorised by civic authorities, saying the structure will be unable to sustain the onslaught of monsoon.

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    Ankur Bhatia to play Shraddha Kapoor’s husband

    Mumbai: New York-based Indian actor Ankur Bhatia, who played Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s husband in “Sarbjit”, has now been signed to play Shraddha Kapoor’s husband in Apoorva Lakhia’s “Hasina”. Interestingly, both the films are real life stories. While “Sarbjit” was the story of Dalbir Kaur, the elder sister of Sarabjit Singh who fought a long legal battle for the release of her brother from a Pakistani jail, “Hasina” is the story of Hasina

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    Wearable device that counts your bites can help lose weight

    New York: Wearable devices that allow users to keep track of the number of bites during a meal can help them eat less and reduce body weight, says a study. People who received bite count feedback ate less and reduced their overall intake during a meal, the findings showed. “It was found that the presence of bite count feedback led to a reduction in overall consumption. This finding is consistent with current

  • TN relaxes norms for pvt power producers

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today said there have been no power cuts since June 2015 in the state, prompting it to relax a condition that electricity produced by private players in the state has to be sold only to it. Stating this in the assembly, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said the state had been recieving an additional 8432.5 mw of electricity in the last five years from various sources including from central schemes

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    Suu Kyi urged to recognise Rohingyas as Myanmarese

    Bangkok: The Coalition for the Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons (CRSP) on Thursday urged Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is on an official visit to Thailand, to recognise the Muslim minority Rohingyas as Myanmarese nationals. CRSP members read out a statement addressed to Suu Kyi at the Thai Foreign Correspondents Club in Bangkok under police vigilance as journalists were prevented from posing questions.

  • Maldives opposition seeks active role from India

    New Delhi: India can play much bigger role in Maldives, according to Maldives United Opposition’s shadow foreign minister Ahmed Naseem.

  • Opposition to India’s NSG bid not to hit bilateral ties: China

    Beijing: China today sought to de-link its opposition to India’s membership of NSG from Sino-Indian ties saying that it does not concern the bilateral relationship.     China-India bilateral relations have maintained “sound momentum” and the issue of India’s admission into the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) does not concern bilateral ties, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines

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    Brexit: ‘Remain in EU’ vote takes lead, show opinion polls

    London: The pro-European Union (EU) ‘Remain’ vote has taken the lead in a historic referendum on Thursday on whether Britain should stay in or exit the EU. According to MarketWatch, an Ipsos Mori poll conducted for the Evening Standard showed 52 per cent of the respondents in the ‘Remain’ camp compared with 48 per cent supporting the ‘Leave’ camp.

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    Indonesia’s President visits Natuna in the South China Sea

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo today visited the Natuna islands in a move seen as sending a message on Indonesia’s efforts to protect its sovereignty over the area in the edge of the South China Sea. Jokowi, accompanied by top security officials, made the visit on board the KRI Imam Bonjol, a warship that fired warning shots last week at Chinese fishing vessels in the area and detained one ship and

  • Quess Corp IPO fuels rally in Thomas Cook; shares climb 4%

    Mumbai: Shares of Thomas Cook (India) surged 4 per cent today after the travel firm-promoted Quess Corp announced its Rs 400 crore IPO, that will hit the market next week. The stock jumped 4 per cent to settle at Rs 214.75 on BSE. During the day, it gained 10.36 per cent to Rs 227.90.

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    Swamy’s seeks details of Kejriwal’s admission into IIT-K

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today raised questions seeking details of the process of admission by which Delhi Chief Minister got into IIT-Kharagpur of Delhi in the 1980s from where he was awarded B Tech (Hons) degree.