Free Press Journal
  • Father accused of raping daughter in Sikkim

    Gangtok: Police have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly raping his daughter in South Sikkim. A police official at Ravangla Police Station said they arrested the 51-year-old man yesterday for allegedly raping his 21-year old daughter about 14 months back. The girl consequently gave birth to a girl child four months ago, the official said.

  • Former Chinese army official, under investigation for graft, dead

    Beijing: Xu Caihou, former vice chairman of China’s Central Military Commission who was under investigation for one of the biggest corruption scandals in the country’s armed forces, died of bladder cancer on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.

  • As inflation dips, RBI must continue slashing rates: India Inc

    New Delhi: With inflation dipping to (-)2.06 per cent in February, India Inc today said RBI must continue slashing policy rates to revive demand in the economy. This is the fourth month in a row that wholesale inflation stayed in negative zone. “The situation demands urgent action to boost industrial and consumer demand and lowering of interest rates and easy credit availability should be the top priorities of government and RBI,” Assocham President

  • Second commander linked to IS group killed in Afghanistan

    Kandahar: Afghan forces have killed a militant commander suspected of having links to the Islamic State group in an air strike, officials said today. Hafiz Waheed, a successor to Abdul Rauf Khadim who died in a US drone strike last month, was killed along with nine others in the Sangin district of Helmand province yesterday, according to a defence ministry statement. “All the militants were associated with Islamic State group,” the statement said,

  • South Africa coach confronts ‘choking’ history

    Sydney: South Africa coach Russell Domingo insisted his side had faced up to their unwanted tag of cricket’s serial “chokers” ahead of a World Cup quarter-final with Sri Lanka. Despite boasting some of the world’s most outstanding one-day players during the past two decades, the Proteas have not won a knockout match at the World Cup since being allowed into the 1992 edition ahead of the end of apartheid.

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    Raising smoking age can reduce addiction

    New York: Increasing the minimum age of legal access (MLA) to tobacco products may prevent or delay initiation of tobacco use by young adults, suggests a new study. The committee – from the Institute of Medicine – that conducted the study estimated the likely reduction in tobacco-use initiation that would be achieved by raising the MLA for tobacco products to either 19 years, 21 years or 25 years.

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Centuries set ton of records in World Cup

    Adelaide: The opening round of the World Cup witnessed 35 centuries compared to just six in the entire 1975 tournament, seemingly proving once and for all that one-day cricket is a batsman’s game. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara heads the list of century makers, smashing four consecutive hundreds to become the first batsman in all one-day internationals to score four in a row. The 37-year-old left-hander is in the form of his life, scoring 105 not out against

  • Families urge missing London girls to return home

    London: The families of the three London schoolgirls, who have travelled to Syria, have urged them to immediately return home, a media report. Shamima Begum, Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, left Britain last month for Syria, where it is feared they have joined the Islamic State (IS) terror group, BBC reported.

  • 50 cent painting turns out to be worth USD 10,000

    Washington: A century old painting of seven men playing pool which was bought at a yard sale in the US for 50 cents could fetch a whopping USD 10,000 at an auction. Jesse Ronnebaum from Batesville, Indiana picked up the early 1900s painting at a yard sale ten years ago for a mere 50 cents. He is now hoping to sell the painting at an auction for around USD 10,000.

  • Thousands of Afghan refugees facing harassment flee Pakistan

    Torkham (Afghanistan): Crossing back into his native Afghanistan from Pakistan, Nezamuddin wept as he recounted the hardships his family of 11 had faced in their years as refugees, troubles that only grew insufferable after a recent terror attack there killed 150 people. “Whenever there was a bomb blast they would arrest us for it, beat us up, take our money,” said Nezamuddin, who goes by one name like many Afghans. “Now I don’t

  • Arrested millionaire says in HBO finale he ‘killed them all’

    New Orleans: Robert Durst, a millionaire from one of America’s wealthiest families, was arrested just before the finale of a serial documentary about his links to three sensational murders in which he said he “killed them all.” FBI agents arrested Durst at a New Orleans hotel Saturday on a warrant from Los Angeles for the murder of a mobster’s daughter 15 years ago, authorities said. He was ordered held without bond pending a

  • Chinese general Xu Caihou facing graft charges, dies of cancer

    Beijing: Retired general Xu Caihou, the most senior Chinese military official to fall under President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption drive, has died of cancer. Xu Caihou, 71, a former Vice Chairman of the China’s powerful Central Military Commission (CMC) — the highest military body that commands the all three armed forces — died in a hospital yesterday of advanced bladder cancer that had spread throughout his body and led to multiple organ failure,

  • Anna Paquin set to join HBO’s `Madame X`

    Washington: Anna Paquin is set to star in HBO’s ‘Madame X,’ it has been reported. The 36-year old actress will star as Axie Muldoon, a wealthy woman who helped her husband build a thriving midwife business and defied the law in the name of women’s reproductive rights, Deadline.com reported. ‘Madame X’, written by ‘The Keeping Room’s Julia Hart and to be directed by Lynn Shelton, is based on Kate Manning’s book My Notorious Life.

  • Inflation Down

    Inflation dips low to -2.06% on cheaper food, fuel items

    New Delhi: The wholesale inflation dipped to (-)2.06 per cent in February as prices of food articles, manufactured items and fuel products fell during the month. This is the fourth month in a row that WPI-based inflation remained in the negative zone.

  • Kazakhstan gears up for presidential polls

    Astana: Kazakhstan is gearing up for presidential elections again, and in anticipation of this April 26 event, incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has accepted the nomination to contest from the nation’s ruling Nur Otan Party.

  • Men can cut their by sitting on couch for hours: Study

    London: A new research has revealed that sitting on a couch in front of a Television set for hours helps men to burn more than 600 calories. The study showed that women who did the same thing burned less than half as many calories as men did when resting, as they weighed less and had less muscle mass, the Daily Star reported.

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    Google turns auto complete into a game

    Washington: American conglomerate Google has started a new gaming website googlefeud.com which provides the first half of a search query, and we have to fill in the rest. The goal is to guess as many of the most popular queries as you can.

  • Narendra Modi

    EU pettiness must give way to pragmatism

    New Delhi :  All is not well between the European Union and India as is evident from the calling off of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s travel to Brussels during his scheduled visit to Europe and Canada next month. India had suggested to EU a few weeks ago that the Prime Minister would be travelling to Hanover in Germany and later to France in April and that the India-EU summit could be held