Free Press Journal
  • Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike

    Tehran: Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia’s envoy over an airstrike near Tehran’s embassy in Yemen.  It says Iran warned the Saudi charge d’affaires against any violations of the diplomatic immunity of embassy staff and facilities. Iran supports Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis, who seized the capital last year. Both Tehran and the Houthis insist it has not armed the rebels, but only provided humanitarian aid. A Saudi-led

  • Apply mind while deciding sanction for corruption cases: CVC

    New Delhi: The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) has asked government departments to “apply mind” while deciding on cases of sanction for prosecution against employees for alleged corruption. The power to grant sanction for prosecuting government employees for alleged corruption should be exercised strictly keeping in mind public interest and the protection available to the accused against whom the sanction is sought, it said.

  • Meth seizures quadruple across much of Asia-Pacific: United Nations

    Bangkok: Methamphetamine seizures across much of the Asia-Pacific region have quadrupled over five years, the UN said today, citing rising wealth as one reason for a boom in production and consumption. Growing economic integration across the region was also enabling cross-border criminal networks to cooperate in peddling amphetamine-type stimulants and so-called “legal highs”, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report. The study, which was released in Bangkok, covers Southeast

  • Gujjar Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, Kirori SIngh Bainsla, continued thir agitation, Bharatpur district, demanding 5 percent reservation, Special backward classes category

    Gujjar stir: WR losing Rs 15 cr daily due to train cancellation

    Mumbai: Frequent cancellation of trains on Delhi-Mumbai route due to ongoing agitation by Gujjars in Rajasthan is causing Western Railway a revenue loss to the tune of Rs 15 crore per day. “The revenue collection per day is dipped by Rs 12-15 crore as around 15-20 trains, including freight trains, are getting cancelled,” an official from commercial department of WR said here today.

  • Four arrested for attack on Pakistan president’s son

    Islamabad: The Frontier Corps (FC) on Tuesday claimed to have arrested four suspects involved in a blast targeting the Pakistan president’s son outside a restaurant in a Balochistan town. Salman Mamnoon, son of President Mamnoon Hussain, escaped the bomb attack on his convoy in the industrial city of Hub on Sunday evening.  Three people were killed in the blast and 15 injured.  Abdul Wasay, spokesman of Frontier Corps, told Dawn News that

  • Narendra Modi

    Govt has put derailed economy back on track in one year: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: The government has put the derailed economy back on track, contained inflation and improved investor confidence in the last one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today while promising to do more in the coming days to meet “high expectations” of people. “Economic growth has been revived, and (India) is amongst the fastest in the world. Inflation is substantially down. Fiscal prudence has been restored. Confidence is up. Foreign investments have

  • Militants storm court complex in Afghanistan, six killed

    Kabul: Two police personnel and four assailants were killed when militants attacked a local court complex in Afghanistan’s Wardak province on Tuesday.  The attack occurred in Maidan Shar city after four militants tried to enter the provincial court building but their assault was repelled by the security forces, an official told Xinhua news agency.  “One terrorist blew up his explosive vest at the front gate while three militants tried to get access

  • gay Marriage

    Push for same-sex marriage vote in Australia

    Canberra: An Australian political party has moved to push the federal parliament to vote on same-sex marriage before the end of this year, media reported. The debate on same-sex marriages has been revived following Ireland’s vote in favour of same-sex marriage in a referendum last week, ABC reported.

  • Militants kill UN soldier in Mali’s capital: security sources

    Bamako : Militants opened fire on two Bangladeshi United Nations peacekeepers in Mali’s capital Bamako, killing one and wounding the other, security sources said. “Armed men that we have not yet identified shot at two peacekeepers who were on board a UN vehicle yesterday night. One of them was killed and the other seriously wounded,” a Malian security source told AFP. A source from MINUSMA, the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali, told AFP the two UN soldiers

  • ovarian cancer

    New test to help early diagnosis of ovarian cancer

    Washington: Opening up the possibility for early diagnosis of ovarian cancer, scientists have identified genetic material that distinguishes its cells from normal cells.  These genetic material includes six mRNA isoforms produced by ovarian cancer cells but not normal cells could be used to diagnose early-stage ovarian cancer.  Ovarian cancer is very difficult to diagnose and treat, making it an especially fatal disease.

  • Flipboard, Twitter

    Twitter in talks to buy Flipboard

    New York: Social networking giant Twitter is in talks to buy article-sharing app Flipboard, the media reported. Twitter could pay more than $1 billion in stocks to make the acquisition, VentureBeat reported.  California-based Flipboard was launched in 2010 and the company has raised more than $160 million with backing from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Index Ventures, Insight Venture Partners and Rizvi Traverse Management.  Integration of Twitter and Flipboard apps as a

  • Women Brain

    Women’s brains change post pregnancy, motherhood

    Washington : A new research has found that women’s brain alters permanently once they experience pregnancy and enter motherhood. The research conducted by Dr. Liisa Galea, at the University of British Columbia, showed that previous motherhood alters cognition and neuroplasticity in response to hormone therapy. The study explained that that estradiol-based hormone therapy may have more beneficial effects, while estrone-based therapy may have more detrimental effect on cognition and dementia risk in women. Dr. Galea

  • Traffic noise, Belly Tyre

    Traffic noise can give you `belly tyre`

    Washington: Noise traffic from roads, rails, aircrafts can make you fat from your belly, suggests a new study. Exposure to a combination of such noise may pose the greatest risk of acquiring a spare tyre, otherwise known as central obesity, and thought to be one of the most harmful types of fat deposition around the body. The researchers assessed how much road traffic, rail, and aircraft noise 5075 people living in five suburban and

  • Google Doodle

    Google doodle marks US astronaut Sally Ride`s 64 birth anniversary

    New Delhi : Google has marked late American astronaut Sally Ride’s 64th birthday with its animated doodle. Ride, who was born in Los Angeles in 1951, had joined NASA in 1978 and had become the first American woman to have gone to space at the age of 32, and flew twice on the space shuttle Challenger. She was also the youngest American astronaut to travel to space, and remains so till date. Ride, who was

  • Kim Jong-Un

    North Korea leader hails ‘miracle’ missile test

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has hailed the recent test of a submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) — which was viewed with wary scepticism outside the reclusive state — as a miraculous leap forward. The North’s official KCNA news agency reported today that Kim hosted a gathering of the scientists and technicians who were behind the test that was announced with great fanfare earlier this month. According to KCNA, Kim congratulated the participants for producing

  • Salman Khan

    Salman Khan gets High Court’s permission to go to Dubai

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted permission to Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who is out on bail after being convicted in the 2002 hit-and-run case, to travel abroad for a show. Justice Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi allowed to visit Dubai for the ‘Indo-Arab Bollywood Awards’ show on May 29 while hearing an application filed by him.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    I’m fit and fine, Big B Amitabh Bachchan clarifies

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who expounded on the feeling of pain on his blog, and ended up raising concern about his health amongst his fans and followers, has clarified that he is hale and hearty.  Big B makes it a point to update his fans about his personal and professional life on several virtual platforms and the cine icon says it is a sign that all’s well with him.  His fans, or

  • Kylie Jenner

    I sometimes hate my life: Kylie Jenner

    London: Teen reality TV star Kylie Jenner says she sometimes hates her life as she comes to terms with father Bruce’s sex change. The 17 year-old star made the heartbreaking admission during Sunday night’s episode of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (KUWTK), reported Daily Mirror. Kylie was seen withdrawing from her family after being told that her father Bruce was transitioning into a woman. Older sister Khloe suggests that the blue-haired star go to therapy to talk about her issues,

  • Carlo Ancelotti

    ‘Peacemaker’ Carlo Ancelotti dismissed by ruthless Madrid

    Madrid: Just 366 days since delivering Real Madrid their much-awaited 10th Champions League title, Carlo Ancelotti became club president Florentino Perez’s latest managerial victim as he was sacked on Monday. Ancelotti, 55, ultimately paid for failing to build on the best run of results in the club’s history, in late 2014, with no major trophy at the end of the season.

  • Haroon rasheed

    We want to create a pool of T20 players : Haroon Rasheed

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket team’s chief selector Haroon Rasheed is confident that with a new talent pool it will be possible to create a specialist T20 squad which will benefit them in near future. “Yes, we are looking at it (creating a pool) as already we opted to repose confidence in players, who excel in T20 format during the two match series against Zimbabwe,” the former Test batsman told PTI.