Free Press Journal
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    400 children fall ill after consuming deworming medicine

    Jalpaiguri (WB): About 400 students of various schools of Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal fell ill today after being administered medicine in view of the National Deworming Day. District chief medical officer (health) Prakash Mridha said reports of school children falling ill was reported from Moynaguri, Dhupguri, Moamari, Jalpaiguri and other places.

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    All taxis to charge govt-set fares after Aug 22: HC

    New Delhi: Clamping down on surge pricing by app-based cab service providers like Ola and Uber, the Delhi High Court today set August 22 as the deadline after which such entities and other taxi operators cannot charge passengers more than the government-fixed rates. The August 22 deadline was fixed after Uber told Justice Manmohan that it needs 10 days to make changes to its software to ensure passengers are not

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    Rio Olympics: Shuttlers Gutta-Ponnappa lose women’s doubles opener

    Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) : Ace Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered a straight-game defeat against Japanese duo of Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi in their first round of the women’s doubles event here at the Rio Olympics on Thursday. Despite starting off on a bright note, the Indian duo wilted under the sustained pressure from the assertive rivals as they were outclassed 15-21, 10-21 by the top-ranked Japanese pair

  • Archers Deepika, Bombalya bow out of Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: Deepika Kumari and Bombayla Devi were beaten in their 1/8 Eliminations round of the Women’s Individual category, ending India’s campaign in women’s archery at the Rio Olympics here on Thursday.

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    Mamata complains of political discrimination by Centre

    Sonarpur (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today again raised the issue of non-release of Central funds for state development projects, saying this amounted to “political discrimination”. This also leads to “interference” in the matters of the state, she said. “There is political discrimination and interference in the matters of the state. I have been saying this for a long time. This is not acceptable,” Banerjee said after an administrative meeting in

  • Desecration of Guru Granth Sahib in California

    Chandigarh: Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema on Thursday appealed to all Sikh leaders of America, Canada and other parts of the world to maintain peace and communal harmony, while urging the U.S. Government to thoroughly investigate the alleged desecration of the Sikh holy book the Guru Granth Sahib in California.

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    21 killed in explosion at power plant in China

    Beijing: At least 21 people were killed and five others injured today after a high-pressure steam pipeline exploded at a power plant in central China’s Hubei Province. The blast occurred at a coal-fired power station in Dangyang city in Hubei.

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    ‘Mohenjo Daro’ already a winner: Hrithik Roshan

    Mumbai: For Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, “Mohenjo Daro”, which is releasing on Friday, is already a winner. He believes “success” lies in enjoying doing what you love and in that sense, the Ashutosh Gowariker directorial has been enriching for him.

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    Warmer climate may cut dengue spread, says study

    Sydney: A new study has revealed that the transmission of dengue is likely to decrease in a warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily. Dengue is the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne disease, with more than 200 million people each year becoming infected.

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    Prez nod for six new IITs in country; NIT in AP

    New Delhi: Six new Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) will be set up in places like Jammu and Tirupati as President Pranab Mukherjee gave his nod to a law in this regard. As per the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 2016, which got Mukherjee’s assent on Tuesday, IITs will also be started in Palakkad (Kerala), Goa, Dharward (Karnataka) and Bhilai (Chhattisgarh).

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    Vedanta merger: Cairn calls shareholders’ meeting on Sep 12

    New Delhi: Cairn India has called a shareholders’ meeting on September 12 to seek approval for the company’s takeover by its parent Vedanta Ltd under a revised all-share deal. In a bid to salvage the merger of cash-rich oil firm Cairn India with its debt-laden parent Vedanta, billionaire Anil Agarwal-led group had last month sweetened the deal by offering three additional preference shares in hope of winning over minority shareholders like LIC.

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    China media slams Vietnam’s deployment of missiles in SCS     

    Beijing:With China mulling its options to counter Vietnam’s reported plan to send mobile rocket launchers to the disputed South China Sea, Chinese media today termed the move a “terrible mistake” and asked Hanoi to “draw lessons” from the war in 1979 between the two countries.

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    Capacity of humans to reproduce beyond 30 is reducing

    New Delhi: The capacity to reproduce both in males and females beyond the age of 30 has witnessed a steep decline due to lifestyle and environmental changes, fertility experts said.

  • Delhi government to announce rewards for helping road accident victims

    New Delhi: As the apathy of people to road accident victims was exposed again after a security guard bled to death in west Delhi, the city government today said it will soon announce a scheme under which people, including drivers of taxis and autorickshaws, will be rewarded for taking victims to hospital.