Free Press Journal
  • China to build USD 4.44 bn rail line on Bangladesh bridge

    Beijing: China’s state-owned firm has been awarded the contract to build a USD 4.44-billion railway line passing through Bangladesh’s largest bridge which is currently under construction, a media report said here today.

  • Cow vigilante groups running organised crime, says Cong MP

    New Delhi: A Congress member in the Lok Sabha today targeted cow vigilante groups in different states, accusing them of running an organised crime racket and resorting to activities much like terrorism.

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    Value buying buoys equity markets

    Mumbai: Value buying and short covering aided the Indian equity markets to provisionally close marginally in the green on Thursday. The key indices recovered in the last session of the day’s trade, as healthy buying was witnessed in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and oil and gas stocks.

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    US college to offer class based on Pokemon Go

    Los Angeles: A college in the US is offering a physical education class based on the popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go that will help students earn course credits. The four-day-a-week class at Fresno City College in California, beginning in October, requires students to use their own mobile phones and has 26 open spots.

  • BSE gets approval to establish International exchange at GIFT

    New Delhi: Leading stock exchange BSE today said it has got approval from the Corporate Affairs Ministry to establish BSE International Exchange and BSE International Clearing Corporation at Gujarat International Finance Tec-city (GIFT).

  • Army rescue

    Army rescues 216 people stranded in rain waters in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: As many as 216 people were rescued by the Army and NDRF after an entire village in Sapotara area in Karauli district was inundated following heavy rains. “In a successful operation, Army and NDRF teams evacuated 216 people from a village last night in Karauli district. They were shifted to safer places,” relief secretary Rohit Kumar told PTI.

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    6 million Europeans have quit smoking with e-cigarette use

    London: Use of electronic cigarettes, popularly known as e- cigarettes, has helped more than six million smokers in the European Union quit smoking, estimates a new study. In addition, the researchers found that use of e-cigarettes has helped more than nine million Europeans to cut smoking consumption.


    Hanif Muhammad brought back to life after his heart beat stops

    Karachi: Legendary Pakistani batsman Hanif Muhammad was declared clinically dead for six minutes today before he was revived back to life at the Aga Khan hospital. In what can only be described as a miraculous happening, Hanif’s son, Shoaib Muhammad first announced from the hospital on various television channels that his father had passed away after losing a protracted battle with various ailments due to which doctors had put the former legend on

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    Encephalitis to be made ‘notifiable disease’: Govt

    New Delhi: Encephalitis, which claims hundreds of lives every year in eastern India, will be made a notifiable disease, the government announced in the Lok Sabha today amid concerns expressed by members over “failure” to check it despite years of efforts. Health Minister J P Nadda also accepted the demand of two BJP members from eastern UP, the state worst affected by the disease whose victims are mostly children, that the Gorakhpur-based

  • Enough time for arbitration if Russia appeals Paralympics ban: CAS

    Lausanne: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will have enough time to conduct the necessary arbitration procedure before the 2016 Games if it receives an appeal from the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) over its ban by the international governing body, a CAS spokesperson has said.

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    12-day Krishna Pushkaram commences tomorrow

    Vijayawada: Krishna Pushkaram, the 12-day festival that comes once in every 12 years, begins tomorrow with over three crore devotees expected to take a holy dip in the river across Andhra Pradesh. About 3.5 crore people are expected to take a holy dip in river Krishna in three districts of Andhra Pradesh but over 80 per cent of this crowd will be performing the rituals in Vijayawada, the hub of Krishna Pushkaram

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    My century could well be a series-defining knock: Ashwin

    St. Lucia: After smashing his second century in the ongoing Test series against the West Indies, star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said his hundred in the third match might well be a series-defining knock.

  • 4 booklets ‘written’ by Kalikho Pul found

    Itanagar: Four booklets reportedly written by former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, who allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday last, have been found in his room and handed over to police.

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    Microsoft names Rajamani as India Research Lab MD

    Bengaluru: Microsoft on Thursday announced the appointment of Sriram Rajamani as the new Managing Director of its India Research Lab, effective from August 1. Rajamani will spearhead Microsoft India’s continued focus on world-class research, innovation and collaboration with the scientific community, the company said in a statement.

  • Manoj Kumar

    Indian boxers get new kits, no threat of Olympic disqualification

    Rio de Janeiro: Threatened with disqualification for not wearing vests bearing their country’s name, Indian boxers at the ongoing Olympics have got their kits replaced as required by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and will now compete without any hindrance.