Free Press Journal
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    Majority of Americans unaware about Sikhs and Sikhism: Survey

    Washington: A majority of Americans are unaware of what Sikhism is and mistake Sikhs for Muslims despite the country being home to more than half a million of them, a latest study has said amid a rise in hate crimes against the members of the minority community since 9/11. According to the study titled ‘Sikhism in the US: What Americans know and need to know’, many Americans have never heard of the religion and

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    In Obama’s India visit, US media sees geopolitical implications

    Washington: Taking a generally positive view of US President Barack Obama’s India visit, the US media has suggested that his personal chemistry with Prime Minister Narendra Modi had opened a new chapter in India-US relations. “After years of near misses and unfulfilled promises,” Obama and Modi “appear to have set relations between their democracies on a deeper, perhaps even revolutionary, path,” the influential New York Times commented.

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    Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif wants normal relations with India

    Islamabad: Pakistan wants “normal” ties with India on the basis of “mutual respect and sovereign equality”, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said today, describing India as an important neighbour. “India is an important neighbour for us and we would like to have normal relations with the country on the basis of mutual respect and sovereign equality,” Sharif told Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit during a meeting with him at PM’s House.

  • Myanmar to stop recruiting child soldiers

    Yangon: The Myanmar military has reiterated its strong commitment to end recruitment of children in the army, a media report said Wednesday. Forty-two child soldiers were recently released from military service and returned to their families, taking the total number of child soldiers released from the armed forces in the last one year to 418, Xinhua reported.

  • Colonel M N Rai had reached out to youth in militancy-hit Tral

    Srinagar:  Army today paid glowing tributes to Colonel M N Rai, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, recalling his efforts to reach out to youths in the militancy-hit region and said such sacrifice only strengthens its resolve to fight elements inimical to peace. “Col Rai always led from the front in multiple operations that he carried out in 2014 and also in 2015. He combined bravery with compassion and people

  • No doubt that India is under terrorist threat: Lt. Gen. Raj Kadyan

    New Delhi : Reacting to a letter delivered to a Tamil daily, threatening to launch an attack somewhere in India similar to that launched on the Paris-based satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, defence expert and former deputy chief of army staff, Lieutenant General (retired) Raj Kadyan, said on Wednesday that there was no doubt in his mid that the country faces threats from terror outfits.  “The threat to the Tamil newspaper [has come

  • PS directive fails to stir officials for Loar-Goi Project

    Rajpur : Even as principal secretary directed for a probe for use of substandard material in the ongoing work of Shaheed Bhima Nayak (Loar-Goi) Project, the concerned officials and contractors have turned deaf ears to the directive.

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    Barack Obama sent message on religious tolerance : Manish Tewari

    New Delhi : Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday said U.S. President Barack Obama had sent a clear message to the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre that recent incidents have put a strain on India’s espoused philosophy of religious tolerance, adding that if the country had any threat, it was from ‘within’.  “President Barack Obama sent a very clear message to the BJP-led NDA Government. The way things are going on

  • Learn mathematics via body movements

    New York: Imagine your kid contorting his or her body and waving arms to master math. This is the future with body-based tasks while interacting with a Kinect for Windows mathematics program, researchers report. The team from University of Vermont found that students learned geometric principles more easily when they incorporated physical movements into maths lesson plans.

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    NCC taught me a lot: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi :Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday credited the National Cadet Corps (NCC) for teaching him a lot. “Will address NCC rally today (Wednesday). Mind is full of memories of my association with NCC. NCC taught me a lot,” Modi tweeted, ahead of addressing a NCC rally in the national capital.  The Prime Minister’s Rally, which will take place at the Garrison Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment, will be Modi’s first

  • Tarun Gogoi

    Barack Obama speech on tolerance is indictment of Modi regime: Tarun Gogoi

    Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today termed US President Barak Obama’s emphasis on religious tolerance as an indictment of “growing religious intolerance” during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rule. “Obama’s emphasis on religious tolerance is nothing but a clear indictment of growing religious intolerance during Modi’s reign,” Gogoi tweeted.

  • Over 13 million women abort in China every year

    Beijing: Over 13 million abortions are carried out in China every year with an increasing number of predominantly younger people choosing to end unwanted pregnancies, a media report said Wednesday. Among female adolescents who have premarital sex, more than 20 percent have unwanted pregnancies, of which up to 91 percent end in abortion. The repeat abortion situation is particularly serious, People’s Daily said in a report.

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    Mexico claims `43 missing students` killed, burnt by criminal gang

    London: Mexico’s Attorney General has reportedly claimed that all the 43 students, who disappeared in the southern state of Guerrero in September, have been killed by a criminal gang and their bodies have been burnt in a rubbish dump.

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    China need not read too much from Obama – Modi romance: Media

    Beijing: Playing down President Barack Obama’s visit to India, official media here today said too much need not be read into the “romance” between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as there are difficult talks ahead before both sides’ expectations can converge. “The seemingly enthusiastic approaching of the US and India and the romance between the two leaders do not suggest any substantial improvement in the bilateral ties of the two countries,” an article

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    Barack Obama shouldn’t lecture India on religious tolerance

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday criticised U.S. President Barack Obama for his Town Hall speech, stating that Washington should not lecture India on religious tolerance, and accused Muslims and Christians of brutalising Hindus.  “He are not allowed to build their temples; they are not allowed to celebrate Diwali.

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    Creativity depends on where you are from

    Montreal: When it comes to the creative juices, some people have a faster flow than others as creativity is closely tied to culture, new research at the Concordia University has found. The study compared nearly 300 individuals from Taiwan, a collectivist society, and Canada, a more individualistic country.

  • Want to quit smoking? Do it gradually

    Washington: If you made a new year resolution to no longer take those tobacco puffs, tweak your plans a bit as a new study says that it’s better to quit smoking gradually rather than at once. Though smoking is harmful in almost every respect, and causes hoard of health related issues like cancer, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases, a new Danish research suggests that smoking initially increases brain activity.

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    Martyred Col. M N Rai always led from the front’: GOC 15 Corps

    Srinagar :  General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, on Wednesday said martyred hero Colonel M N Rai, who was killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Tral, was one who always led his men from the front.  Colonel Rai and Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Head Constable Sanjay Singh had been killed on Tuesday by militants who had taken refuge in a house. When the house was

  • Stomach hormone that increases `sex drive` found

    Washington: According to a new Swedish study, an appetite hormone released from the stomach has been shown to increase sexual drive in mice. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy showed that when mice receive a supplement of ghrelin, they increase their sexual activity and their efforts to find a partner.

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    Oil prices down ahead of US Federal Reserve meet outcome, supply report

    Singapore: Oil prices fell in Asia today as dealers await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting and the release of a US supply report expected to show a surge in crude stockpiles, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for March delivery fell 75 cents to USD 45.48 while Brent for March eased 60 cents to USD 49.00 in mid-morning trade.