Free Press Journal
  • Animals rescued

    Dozens of animals rescued from circus in Maharashtra, two officials arrested

    Nanded, (Maharashtra) : Dozens of animals were rescued from a circus in Nanded district of Maharashtra. Two officials of the circus were also arrested by the police for ‘cruelty against animals’. Acting on a complaint by Animal Welfare Board, police rescued endangered birds and animals from Moonlight Circus in Nanded. “When we got the information that animals were not kept in a proper condition and they are being tortured then we took action against

  • bribe

    Taluk office assistant held on graft charge

    Salem (TN): An assistant in a Taluk supply office here has been arrested for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 6,000 for provision of ration card to two brothers, police said today. Antonydas, Office Assistant in West Taluk Office, was arrested last night by the vigilance police on a complaint from the brothers — Selvam and Murugan, DSP Chandramouli said. When the two went to the office to enquire about the status of their application for

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar Abdullah wishes team India “best of luck”

    Jammu: Expressing hope that Indian cricket team would continue its winning streak, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has wished the team “best of luck” as the team take on Australia in the ICC World Cup semi- final today. “I wish the team (India) best of luck for today’s game against Australia,” Omar Abdullah told reporters here today. Omar said that team India had a good start in the match and he expressed hope

  • Lee Kuan Yew

    Bill Clinton to lead US delegation to Lee Kuan Yew funeral

    Singapore: Former US President Bill Clinton will lead a high-level White House delegation to attend the State Funeral of Singapore’s founder Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday. Lee, 91, died on March 23. He was Singapore’s First Prime Minister. Lee stepped down in 1990, but held influence on local and international political and economic affairs. The delegation will include US ambassador to Singapore Kirk Wagar, former US ambassador to Singapore Steven Green and former assistant to the

  • Celebrated mango grower comes out with ‘Modi mango’

    Lucknow: Celebrated mango grower Haji Kalimullah has come out with a new “Modi mango” variety and wishes that it will reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that he can taste this royal fruit named after him. “I had kept the first fruits of the Modi mango variety solely for the Prime Minister but I do not have a medium to send them to him,” Kalimullah, a Padma Shri awardee famous for growing scores of mango

  • Vietnam, construction site accident

    14 die in Vietnam construction site accident

    Hanoi : At least 14 people were killed and 28 injured when a scaffold collapsed at a construction site in Vietnam, an official said. The accident occurred on late Wednesday when the scaffold collapsed in Vung Ang port construction site, part of Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation’s (FHS) iron and steel project in Ky Anh district, some 350 km south of capital Hanoi, Xinhua reported.  Twelve people were killed while more than 20

  • Drinking raw milk

    Drinking raw milk ups food-borne illness risk

    New York: Drinking raw milk, instead of pasteurised milk, can increase your risk of getting food-borne illness by over 100 times, warns a new study. These food-borne illness that consumption of raw milk can cause include diarrhoea, vomiting, cramping, fevers, and sometimes more serious consequences such as kidney failure or death, said the study published in the journal AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

  • Gold

    Gold futures rise 0.45% on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices rose by 0.42 per cent to Rs 26,593 per 10 grams in futures trade today as participants engaged in enlarging positions on a firming trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, the metal for delivery in April contracts gained Rs 110, or 0.42 per cent, to trade at Rs 26,593 per 10 grams in a turnover of 171 lots. Similarly, the metal for delivery in June moved up by Rs 94, or

  • warm layer, Venus

    Mysterious warm layer found in Venus’ atmosphere

    London: A group of scientists has found a warm layer in Venus’ atmosphere, the nature of which is still unknown. The researchers made the discovery when compiling a temperature map of the upper atmosphere on the planet’s night side based on the data collected by the European mission Venus Express probe. The team of Russian, European and American scientists also found yet another peculiarity of Venus’ upper atmosphere: early in the morning it

  • Mumbai terror attack, Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi

    Citing Mumbai attack, report says FBI needs to improve

    Washington : Citing the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack and four other cases, a report has concluded FBI has made strides in the past decade but needs faster reforms to transform itself into a threat-based, intelligence-driven organization. One of the key plotters of 26/11, the terror assault on Mumbai, Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, the report noted “had previously come to the attention of US law enforcement authorities but FBI officials repeatedly concluded

  • Ebola more deadly for young children

    Washington: Ebola is more likely to be fatal for children under five, an international team of scientists led by Imperial College London and the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday, a media report said on Thursday. The team analyzed data on Ebola cases in children under 16 during the current outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and found that young children who get the disease have a lower chance of

  • US security strategy “anti-Russia”, says Moscow

    Moscow: After a thorough analysis of the 2015 National Security Strategy of the United States, Russian experts believed the document to be blatant anti-Russia and creating a negative image of the country, the Security Council of Russia said on Wednesday. The new US National Security Strategy is primarily aimed at destabilizing and isolating Russia, and was written on the basis of exceptionalism and unilateralism that only takes the US global interests into account,

  • Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi

    Yemeni president left residence: US confirms

    Washington: US State Department has confirmed that Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi “is no longer at his residence” in the southern Yemeni city of Aden, and said the US was in touch with him earlier in the day.  “We had been in touch as recently as this morning,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Wednesday. “I am not in a position to confirm any additional details from here about his

  • Sleep

    Snoring: Why and How to Fix it!

    You’re fast asleep and suddenly, you hear a low, rumbling noise that gets louder and louder as the night progresses. Nothing helps keep the sound away, even holding your pillow over your ears won’t help. If you’ve got a sleeping partner who snores to high hell, you know how uncomfortable this can be, but what if you’re the culprit? See why snoring is caused and how to stop it.

  • Syria destroys three chemical weapons sites

    United Nations: Syria has destroyed three of its 12 chemical weapons production sites but is unable to dismantle three other facilities because of security conditions, the OPCW chemical watchdog said in its latest report. The report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of
    Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was released yesterday to the UN Security Council, which is overseeing efforts to dismantle Syria’s chemical weapons program.

  • Benjamin Netanyahu

    Benjamin Netanyahu gets Rivlin’s mandate to form government

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been granted the go ahead by President Reuven Rivlin to form a new coalition government, recognizing his surprising victory in the last week’s election. Rivlin yesterday handed him the task of forming the next government hours after he received the official election results showing Netanyahu’s Likud with 30 Knesset seats to lead all parties. The Isreali President, however, chided Netanyahu for his controversial remarks about Arab-Israeli voters before

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar to meet Narendra Modi, to take up Bihar’s financial issues

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi  to discuss financial issues of the state with him. According to sources, the Bihar chief minister will also raise the demand for Special Category Status for Bihar. Kumar is also expected to submit the all-party memorandum to the Prime Minister at today.

  • Mohammed Shami

    Mohd. Shami’s family offers prayers for Team India’s win against Australia

    Amroha (Uttar Pradesh) : The family members of cricketer Mohammed Shami on Thursday offered special prayers for Team India’s win in the World Cup semi-finals against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Shami’s coach, Badruddin Siddique also wished luck to the team, saying the Men in Blue have been performing well in previous matches. “Like other matches, Team India will perform good even today, wish them luck,” Siddiqui said.

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams set to fight through knee pain at Miami

    Miami: World number one Serena Williams is prepared to fight through pain to get onto the court tomorrow and begin defending her title at the ATP and WTA Miami Open. The 19-time Grand Slam singles champion, forced out before her Indian Wells semi-final last week against eventual champion Simona Halep, said yesterday that she expects to “manage pain” when she opens in the second round against Romanian Monica Niculescu. “I’m just managing where I am right

  • Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, (PSLV--27)

    Countdown begins for navigation satellite launch

    Chennai: The countdown for the lift of an Indian rocket with the country’s fourth navigation satellite as the sole passenger began at 5.49 a.m. on Thursday, the ISRO said.  According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the 59 and half hours countdown for the launch of rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV–27) carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-IRNSS-1D began in the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh.