Free Press Journal
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    Pink ball Test still long way off, says Kumble

    New Delhi: Indian team’s head coach Anil Kumble today made it clear that ‘Pink Ball Test’ is “still a long way” even though he conceded that Day/Night Tests is the future if one wants to sustain the interest of cricket lovers in the longer format. Chief coach Kumble said that his immediate focus is on how the boys fair against ‘Red Dukes’ in the West Indies when asked how Indian spinners would do

  • Cabinet approves setting up major port at Enayam in TN

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave its ‘in-principle’ approval for setting up a Major port at Enayam near Colachel in Tamil Nadu.

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    Bombay and Madras High Courts to be renamed

    New Delhi: The high courts of Bombay and Madras are set to undergo a change in their names. Amid demands, the Union Cabinet today approved a Law Ministry proposal to change the names of the two high courts through an Act of Parliament to correspond to the present names of the cities Mumbai and Chennai respectively.

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    Saudi Arabia names Pakistani man as suicide bomber in Jiddah

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia today identified the suicide bomber who struck outside the US Consulate in Jiddah as a Pakistani resident of the kingdom who arrived 12 years ago to work as a driver. The suicide bombing near the diplomatic post was the first of three targeting the kingdom yesterday, including one outside of the sprawling mosque grounds where the Prophet Muhammad is buried in the western city of Medina that killed four

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    International teams could avoid Bangladesh tour: Ex-ICC chief

    Karachi: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani fears that Bangladesh cricket, like Pakistan, could now face the problem of international teams not touring the country after the deadly terror attack in Dhaka. At least 20 foreigners were killed when terrorists attacked an upscale café in Dhaka this week, immediately creating doubts over whether England would undertake their tour to Bangladesh in September.

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    Uttarakhand cloudburst: Chamoli’s Jakhni village turns a picture of destruction

    Jakhni (U’khand): Four days after flashfloods wreaked havoc in Chamoli district, this village in Ghat block looks like a blighted land today with houses washed away and the entire area strewn all over with huge boulders. Jakhni was the worst-hit village in the district in the recent flashfloods and landslides triggered by torrential rains which have claimed at least 18 lives in the state.

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    Hotels not keeping fire extinguishers are death traps: HC

    Mumbai: Hotels and establishments which do not follow the law by keeping fire extinguishers in their premises can become death traps for people in case of fire mishaps, the Bombay High Court said today. “We may have to pay a heavy price for not undertaking fire safety measures in hotels, establishments and offices in the city,” observed a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka while hearing a petition on the issue.

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    Conservatives begin voting to choose new British PM

    London: Britain’s ruling Conservative party today began the first round of voting to choose a new party leader who will succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister with home secretary Theresa May emerging as a clear front-runner. May is currently leading the race, followed by energy minster Andrea Leadsom who received the backing of former London mayor Boris Johnson yesterday.

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    Competition in Bollywood is brutal: Taapsee Pannu

    New Delhi: Being an outsider in Bollywood, actress Taapsee Pannu says she is very careful in selecting her roles as she is aware that one wrong move can get her out of work.

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    Fitch downgrades banking outlook to negative on high NPAs

    Mumbai: Rating agency Fitch has downgraded the banking sector outlook to negative, from stable, due to more downside risks emanating from rising stressed loans and weak corporate earnings, which may further roil banks.

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    Stocks get the global blues again, Sensex trips 112 pts

    Mumbai: Mirroring global weakness, the Sensex today took its first hit in seven sessions by falling 112 points ahead of key central bank announcements, including US Fed’s June minutes.

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    Heavy rain cripples normal life in Jharkhand

    Ranchi: Incessant rain crippled normal life and damaged government and private property in many areas of Jharkhand with Garhwa, Chatra, Hazaribagh, Palamu and Gumla being among the worst-hit districts.

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    Another judge recuses from hearing Delhi’s plea against Centre

    New Delhi: Justice L Nageshwar Rao today became the second Supreme Court judge to recuse himself from hearing a plea of Delhi government seeking a declaration of its power and to restrain the High Court from delivering the verdict on host of issues including the scope of its powers.

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    Ministry expansion a drama before UP polls: Mayawati

    Lucknow: Terming as a drama today’s expansion of the Union Council of Ministers, BSP chief Mayawati said giving representation to a couple of leaders from the deprived sections will not ameliorate the lot of those communities.

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    Medico throws dog from terrace, activists see red, file FIR

    Chennai: A final year MBBS student allegedly threw a dog from the top of a building here which was videographed by his friend and soon after the footage went viral in social media, animal welfare activists today filed a complaint with police who are on the lookout for the accused.