Free Press Journal
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    Tandoor murder case: HC Extends Parole of Sushil Kumar Sharma

    New Delhi: Former Congress leader Sushil Kumar Sharma, serving life imprisonment for the gruesome murder of his wife Naina Sahni and trying to destroy evidence by burning the body in a restaurant’s tandoor, today got a breather for four more weeks, with Delhi High Court extending his parole.

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    TCS to set up centre on intelligent systems at IIIT Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: Software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) today said it is establishing a FC Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) at International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, with an investment of Rs 20 crore. Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry, TCS CEO N Chandrasekharan and Telangana IT Minister K T Rama Rao today laid the foundation stone of the centre that will come up on 60,000 sq ft area.

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    Lord Paul calls for revamping United Nations

    London: NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul today called for re-evaluating the United Nations, where the crucial veto is held by few countries despite changed global realities in the 21st century, and establishing a new Commonwealth Assembly to enhance its role. “The UN has served a great purpose for the last 70 years but perhaps now it is a past relic whose structure and contribution needs to be re-evaluated,” he said in his address

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    US seeks extradition of ex-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner

    London: United States authorities have sought a formal extradition request for former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner on corruption charges, the Trinidad and Tobago’s attorney general has confirmed. Garvin Nicholas said that his office would examine the documents from the US justice department to decide whether to take the extradition matter before a magistrate, the Guardian reported. Warner, who is resisting extradition from Trinidad and Tobago, is scheduled to re-appear before a court on 27

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    Chelsea defender Wallace on loan to Italian club Carpi

    Rome: Italian football club Carpi has announced that Chelsea defender Wallace has joined the newly-promoted Serie A side on loan for the 2015-16 season.  The Brazilian, who can play on both left and right of the field, has not yet made his debut for his parent club Chelsea after being roped in from Fluminense back in 2013.  He had even enjoyed a stint with Inter Milan on loan in the 2013-14 season.

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    Paswan takes potshots at Nitish, Lalu over controversial tweet

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today took potshots at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad over Kumar’s tweet likening himself to sandalwood that remains unaffected by snakes wrapped around it, which his rivals claimed was a barb at Prasad. “At the time of announcing the pact with JD(U) and naming Nitish Kumar as Chief Ministerial candidate of their alliance, Lalu Prasad had said he was ready to

  • Josh Earnest

    White House finalising plan to close Guantanamo prison

    Washington: The White House is in the “final stages” of drafting a plan to close the contentious Guantanamo Bay prison and will submit it for review by lawmakers, spokesman Josh Earnest has said. President Barack Obama made the closure of the controversial prison in Cuba a priority when he took office in 2009, but the plan has faced numerous setbacks, including Congress blocking the transfer of detainees to US prisons.

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    GST rate at 20% good for industry, consumers: Experts

    New Delhi: The GST rate of 20 per cent, as suggested by a Parliamentary Committee, would benefit the industry and will also not be a burden on consumers, experts say. The Rajya Sabha Select Committee has suggested that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate should not go beyond 20 per cent as higher rates could fuel inflation and erode the confidence of consumers in a new indirect tax regime proposed to be

  • Chinese military to replace old boots with ‘liberation shoes’

    Beijing: After suffering smelly feat and foot-related diseases for over six-and-half-decades, China’s 2.3-million-strong armed forces, the world’s largest, will replace their old boots with new lighter ‘liberation shoes’ designed after careful research.

  • 9-yr-old dies after being punished for not doing homework

    Karimnagar (Tel): In a shocking case, a nine-year-old girl today died after being allegedly punished by her school teacher for not doing homework, police said. Kolipaka Ashritha, a student of class V at Vivekavardhani Model School in Huzurabad, about 35 kms from here, was on July 16 “punished” by her Mathematics teacher to “kneel down for about 20 minutes” after she “failed” to do the homework in the subject, Huzurabad Deputy Superintendent f Police

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    ISIS bigger threat to US than al-Qaeda: FBI chief James Comey

    Washington: The FBI chief has warned that the Islamic State has become a bigger threat to the US than al-Qaeda as the dreaded group has influenced a significant number of Americans through social media and instructed them to carry out attacks in their own country. ISIS has become a bigger threat to the United States than al-Qaeda,” FBI Director James Comey said, referring to the threat of growing “lone wolf” terrorists at home. Speaking at the

  • Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian in West Bank

    Hebron (Palestinian Territories) : Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during an arrest operation in the occupied West Bank today, a hospital official said, the second killing within 24 hours.

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Fresh batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath shrine

    Jammu: A fresh batch of 1,149 pilgrims today left for the cave shrine of Amarnath in the South Kashmir Himalayas amidst tight security. The batch comprising 784 men, 267 women, eight hildren, and 90 sadhus left in a motorcade of 32 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp here at 04:30 AM, a police official said. The convoy has already reached Khooni Nala on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

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    Senior AAP leaders meet Rajnath; hand over ‘video’

    New Delhi: Raising concern over the alleged “attempt to mow down” AAP Delhi chief Dilip Pandey by a city police van, a delegation of party leaders today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss the matter and “deteriorating” law and order situation in the capital. AAP leader Kumar Vishwas, who along with Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh, Durgesh Pathak and Dilip Pandey, met the minister here said, they have also handed over a purported

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    19 people killed in Nile ferry crash in Egypt

    Cairo: At least 19 people have drowned and six others injured after a ferry collided with a cargo boat and capsized in the Nile River in Egypt, officials said. The incident took place late last night in Waraq area near here, Interior Ministry said in a statement. Following the collision, the passenger boat sustained damage, causing it to sink in the river. Six people have been rescued and the captain of the cargo boat has been arrested,

  • Parl Monsoon session: RS adjourned on third day

    New Delhi: Amidst uproar for the third consecutive day over former IPL chief Lalit Modi episode and Vyapam scam, both Houses of the Parliament have been adjourned for the day. On the third of Monsoon Session, both the Houses witnessed brief adjournments over the issues.

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    Delhi government seeks Jung’s approval to appoint Maliwal

    New Delhi: In a climbdown, the Delhi government on Thursday sought Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung’s approval for the appointment of Swati Maliwal as chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW).

  • Farming emerged 23,000 years ago in present Israel

    New York: People who lived on the shore of the Sea of Galilee in present day Israel made the first attempt at agriculture around 23,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought, new research shows.  Researchers earlier believed that farming started some 12,000 years ago in the Middle East. The new discovery was made at Ohalo II, a 23,000-year-old camp site of a community of hunter-gatherers that lived on the shore of

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    100 IAS officers came under CBI scanner in last 5 years

    New Delhi: 100 IAS officers came under the CBI scanner in the last five years for their alleged involvement in various corruption cases with the Central Government according sanction to prosecute 66 of them. The CBI has sent requests seeking sanction to prosecute 100 IAS officer, 10 CSS Group A officers and nine CBI Group A officer since 2010, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Jitendra Singh said a written

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    E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones

    Washington: E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones as they contain nicotine in the most addictive form, researchers say. Electronic cigarettes or “e-cigs” have been touted as a tool smokers can use to wean themselves off of traditional cigarettes, which many believe are more harmful than their “e” counterparts. But because e-cig liquid also contains nicotine and emits carcinogens, researchers wonder whether that perception is really true.