Free Press Journal
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    Taiwanese tennis star Hsieh Su-wei pulls out of Rio Olympics

    Taipei: Following an argument with the country’s delegation to the Olympics Games, Taiwan’s tennis star Hsieh Su-wei on Thursday announced that she is pulling out of the Rio Games and will not play for her country in any future tournaments.

  • Pappu Yadav appointed coach

    Former Olympian Pappu Yadav has been appointed coach of the Indian junior team (Greco- Roman) which will participate in the upcoming world sub-junior wrestling tournament at Georgia from September 13 to 18. Before it Indian team will take part in the 45 day coaching camp at Sonipat, said Omprakash Khatri.

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    Spectrum sale: DoT to issue main auction paper next week

    New Delhi: Armed with Cabinet approval of the annual usage charge for spectrum sale, the Telecom Department is all set to issue the main auction document early next week, paving the way for the mega auction by September-end. “We will come out with the NIA (Notice Inviting Application) early next week… this will set the process in place,” Telecom Secretary J S Deepak said.

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    India U-16 football team draws with FC Koln

    Cologne (Germany): The Indian U-16 football team has played out a 2-2 draw with German side FC Koln’s U-17 team in a friendly match. FC Koln, who clinched the U-17 Bundesliga (West region) twice, started off on a brilliant note here on Wednesday as they found the net within first five minutes of the game via a penalty, an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release said.

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    First batch of Haj pilgrims leaves for Jeddah

    New Delhi: The first batch of 340 Haj pilgrims from Delhi today left for Jeddah while a total 1,00,020 pilgrims will be facilitated by the government across India through Haj Committee this year. “Haj pilgrimage is a cherished desire of every Muslim in his life time.

  • Teenagers in India at bigger smartphone security risk: Study

    New Delhi: Teenagers in India are at a greater risk of encountering threats on their mobile devices, feel nearly 62 per cent of the respondents while 54 per cent other say young adults are more likely to commit mobile-related crime like revenge porn, a study revealed on Thursday.

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    Exercise doesn’t cost you your memory

    Washington: People, your nightly run isn’t causing you to forget things. Contradicting earlier work, a team of researchers has confirmed that new neurons created via exercise don’t erase old memories.

  • Laser impulses may help destroy hazardous space debris

    Berlin: Laser impulses may be used to destroy the hazardous debris orbiting in space which poses a serious and ongoing threat to active communication and navigation satellites used by billions of people on Earth, scientists say.

  • IAF’s Hawk jet trainer crashes, pilots eject safely

    Kolkata: A Hawk advanced jet trainer today crashed soon after take off from Air Force Station, Kalaikunda in West Midnapore due to a “technical snag” but both the pilots ejected safely.

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    AAP announces first list, Mann named Punjab’s campaign committee chairman

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday issued the first list of 19 candidates for the upcoming Punjab Assembly polls slated to be held next year. Party MP Bhagwant Mann has been named as the chairman of campaign committee for Punjab.

  • Kabul should decide if it wants peace talks or not: Taliban

    Islamabad: Confirming that the Taliban recently visited China seeking their role in the peace talks, a senior Afghan Taliban leader Agha Jan Mutasim said that it was now up to Kabul to decide whether it wanted to come to the negotiation table.

  • Buddy workout that you must try this Friendship’s day

    Catching up with your BFF is fun. Kicking each other’s patootie? Even better! That’s the beauty of the buddy routine designed by Reebok master trainer, Kompal Gaur. You’ll not only spend time together, but you’ll also work out way harder than if you were going through the motions solo. You may not shed the desired kilos in one day but if followed religiously, you’ll shed fat and sculpt firm muscles while moving

  • Don’t glorify terror: Rajnath Singh at Saarc meet

    Islamabad: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday called for tough action against terrorism and countries supporting it, saying terrorists should not be glorified as “martyrs”.

  • Saavn Expands Original Programming with New Genres and A-List Entertainers

    MUMBAI, India, August 4th, 2016— Saavn, India’s leading audio entertainment streaming platform, today revealed an entirely new slate of original programming to debut in August and September. The new collection of shows includes Film Companion with Anupama Chopra and#NoFilter Neha hosted by Neha Dhupia. Additionally, Raghu Dixit, internationally acclaimed Indian Indie musician & music director, joins Saavn’s Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program. These exciting announcements follow the launch of Saavn’s Original Programming in April 2016, which marked

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    Fadnavis announces judicial probe in Mahad bridge tragedy

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced a judicial probe into the Mahad bridge collapse following which three persons drowned and 19 others are missing. Two state-run buses, in which 22 people were travelling, and several other vehicles got washed away in the swollen Savitri river near Mahad in Raigad district following collapse of a British-era bridge late on Tuesday. Three bodies were today recovered from

  • Power failure hits Delhi Metro

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro services were disrupted on Thursday afternoon following a major power failure, an official said.