Free Press Journal
  • Team spirit more valuable than big names: Liverpool coach Klopp 

    Liverpool: Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp is adamant that team spirit and not ‘big name’ signings is necessary to guarantee the Premier League football club back to the top of the standings next season. The club has already spent more than 30 million pounds on winger Sadio Mane from Southampton as well as bringing in goalkeeper Loris Karius for 4.7 m pounds and defender Joel Matip on a free transfer.

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    A medal at Rio will have a big impact on golf in India: Lahiri

    Troon (Scotland): Excited to be part of the Indian Olympic contingent, ace golfer Anirban Lahiri said he wants to return with a medal from Rio Games as it will make a big impact on golf in India and Asia. Three Indian golfers — Lahiri, SSP Chawrasia and Aditi Ashok have qualified for the Olympics.

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    Transforming India site to share impact of govt initiatives

    New Delhi: A new website ‘Transforming India’ which will act as a repository for sharing the impact of various governance initiatives with citizens in real-time has been launched. The site www.transformingindia.mygov.in was launched by Union Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad last evening.

  • France Truck Attack

    France attacker called volatile, showed no jihadist links

    Nice: The man responsible for turning a night of celebration into one of carnage in the seaside city of Nice was a petty criminal who hadn’t been on the radar of French intelligence services before the attack. The Islamic State group claimed Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel as a “soldier” today, but what is known so far about Bouhlel suggests a troubled, angry man with little interest in Islam.

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    Pak Finance Minister gets clean chit in 15 year old corruption case

    Islamabad/Lahore: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has given a clean chit to Pakistan’s Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in over Rs130 billion corruption case after 15-year investigation. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) spokesman, the decision was taken at the NAB’s Executive Board Meeting (EBM) chaired by bureau’s chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry yesterday.

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    Turkey Mideast allies rally behind strongman Erdogan

    Doha: Turkey’s regional allies today condemned a deadly but foiled coup attempt by a faction of the army against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rule. Key regional powers Iran and Israel, which have both had strained relationships with Erdogan’s government, condemned the putsch that began late last night.

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    President Ghani orders operation to kick ISIS out of eastern Afghanistan

    Kabul: President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) to launch a major offensive against the loyalists of ISIS terrorist group in country’s eastern Nangarhar province. Ghani addressing the Afghan forces during a visit to Nangarhar province yesterday said the main purpose of the annual Shafaq military operation would be to eliminate the loyalists of the terror group from the region, reports the Khaama Press.

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    IS releases infographics of attacks in Bangladesh, disowns five earlier claimed attacks

    Dhaka: The Islamic State terrorist group has published an infographic claiming 11 operations, including the Gulshan mass attack, carried out by its members in Bangladesh. However, the group has refrained from mentioning five other attacks committed since January that they previously took credit for, reports the Dhaka Tribune.

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    Punjab & Sind Bank pays Rs 53 cr dividend to govt

    New Delhi: State-run Punjab & Sind Bank has paid Rs 52.60 crore dividend to the government for fiscal 2015-16. Chairman and Managing Director Jatinderbir Singh of the bank presented a cheque of the dividend amount to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, the bank said in a release.

  • GJF to conduct pan-Ind workshops on excise duty implementation

    Mumbai: All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) today said it will conduct workshops in 60 cities across the country to create awareness among jewellers on norms of excise duty implementation and other trade related practises. “There is lot of confusion among jewellers related with the excise duty norms, administrative matters and maintenance of records. We will organise workshops in 60 cities across the country and clarify and discuss issues related

  • Every life matters: Anushka on cruelty to animals

    New Delhi: After a video of a pup being thrown down from a multi-storey building became viral on the internet, Bollywood actress and ardent animal lover Anushka Sharma said the entire world needs stricter laws against cruelty to animals as “every life matters”.

  • Cotton

    Govt to sell cotton stocks to stem shooting prices

    New Delhi: Government today decided that the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) will sell its existing stock purchased under minimum support price to MSME spinning mills on account of recent spurt in cotton prices. The Textiles Ministry in a statement here said the recent jump in cotton prices has resulted in higher input costs for the spinning sector in India.

  • Madhuri remembers Varun Dhawan as a notorious kid!

    It was a nostalgic moment on the sets of “So You Think You Can Dance” as the Bollywood dancing diva met the 29-year-old “Badlapur” star on the occasion of the show’s grand finale here.

  • I got unnerved: Karan on snubbing media at Divyanka’s reception

    Mumbai: Actor Karan Patel, who reportedly snubbed media at his “Ye Hai Mohabaatein” co-star Divyanka Tripathi’s reception here, has clarified his stance saying that he felt “unnerved” after watching media persons standing just an “arms length” away from him and thought he should walk away before any incident takes place.

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    MCA yet to clear dues worth Rs 3.60 cr to Mumbai Police: RTI

    Mumbai: Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) has not cleared a fees of Rs 3.60 crore to the Mumbai Police for providing security and bandobast during ICC World Twenty20 matches played here, an RTI query has revealed.

  • Amarnath yatra resumes from Jammu

    Jammu: Amid tight security, Amarnath yatra resumed today from Jammu after remaining suspended for two days for the second time in one week due to violent protests in Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

  • Check out: Sonakshi Sinha kick starts self-defense classes in Mumbai

    Sonakshi Sinha will be seen in a new avatar in her upcoming action packed drama Akira and the trailer of the same was recently released. Taking a leaf of inspiration from the same, the youth of N M College, Mumbai have taken a step further for the betterment of their fellow students. The college has decided to run a self-defense workshop in their campus.

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    Muslim outfits rally behind Zakir Naik, hold protest

    Chennai: Several Muslim outfits staged a protest here today, expressing solidarity with controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and criticised the Centre and the Maharashtra government for trying to “stifle” the voice of a man of “peace and harmony.”

  • Here’s why turtles evolved shells

    New York: Turtles developed shells as a tool for burrowing underground to escape harsh climatic conditions, a study has found, contradicting the traditional belief that they used their shells for their protection.