Free Press Journal
  • China remains world’s largest robot market

    Beijing: China has retained its rank as the world’s largest robot market for the second successive year, media reported on Friday. According to data issued by the China Robot Industry Alliance (CRIA) on Thursday, the sales of robots in the Chinese market during 2014 at 57,000 units accounted for one-fourth of the world’s total. This was also an increase of 54.6 percent over the previous year, the People’s Daily reported. Of the

  • Break-ups hurt women more but they recover better than men

    New York: Women have more to lose by dating the wrong person but after a break-up, they are the ones who recover more fully that men as the time heals the wounds, an interesting study has revealed.

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    North Korea to switch to new time zone to mark liberation from Japanese

    London: North Korea will soon switch to a new time zone in order to mark the country’s liberation from the Japanese at the end of World War Two. According to the BBC, North Korea is in the same time zone as South Korea and Japan as of now. South Korea and Japan are nine hours ahead of GMT while Pyongyang Time will see the clocks put back by 30 minutes on 15 August. The entire Korean

  • Reddit bans hateful communities

    New York: Social networking website Reddit is banning certain communities that were perceived to be “offensive” to its general users. Besides, common users will not be able to see several other communities as they would be hidden from the general users, TechCrunch reported.

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    Mullah Omar didn’t die in Pakistan: Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif

    Islamabad: Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar did not die in Pakistan nor was he buried in this country, Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Friday. Addressing the National Assembly, the minister also said that the Taliban leader was never in Quetta or Karachi and was not treated at any Karachi hospital. The News quoted Asif as saying that statements made by Mullah Omar’s family proved that he died in Afghanistan and was

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    Republican president candidates slam Barack Obama on illegal immigration

    New York: Blaming President Barack Obama for messing up the immigration system in the US, Republican presidential candidates talked tough on illegal immigration, describing it as a “serious problem” with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal  calling it “an invasion”. Business tycoon Donald Trump took credit for brining the issue of illegal immigration to the attention of the Americans and said a wall needs to be built to keep “illegals out”. “So, if it weren’t for me, you wouldn’t even be talking about illegal

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    Now, buy products through Twitter

    New York: One can now use online social networking service Twitter to buy products as well. Twitter is teaming up with Shopify — which boasts of about 100,000 merchants using its software — and other e-commerce software companies to expand its range, Time reported. The new ‘Buy’ button allows users to discover products and make purchases with just a few clicks.

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    Earthquake hits eastern Congo, killing 2 children

    Kinshasa, (Congo): A government spokesman said that a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook eastern Congo early today, causing the death of at least two children. Lambert Mende said the epicenter of the earthquake was located close to Lake Tanganyika near Bukavu, the capital of the South Kivu province. He said that a house collapsed in Katana, near the airport in Bukavu, causing the death of the children. The earthquake also caused some cracks in buildings. Mende added that the earthquake could also be

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    ISL has enhanced football’s popularity in India: Chhetri

    Hyderabad: National football team captain Sunil Chhetri says the popularity of the game is on an upswing with the advent of Indian Super League (ISL) and the task now is to build on the momentum through quality matches and enhanced media coverage. “It’s quite good, especially with the ISL coming up. It really enhanced the popularity we have as a nation. I think a lot of interest has been generated. Not only

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    Journalists’ body in Assam demands security for media persons

    Guwahati: The Journalists’ Forum Assam today demanded adequate security for journalists and called for a national action plan in this regard. The forum urged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take appropriate action in the abduction of north Bengal-based journalist Chayan Sarkar who went missing after reporting on a college admission racket in the state.

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    Aishwarya Rai stresses on importance of umbilical cord stem

    New Delhi: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who features in the new advertising campaign of LifeCell – India’s first stem cell bank – says the commercial captures moments shared between expectant parents beautifully and will become a part of their journey towards parenthood.

  • Students strike: HRD team wraps up meeting with stakeholders

    Puducherry: A two-member official team, deputed by the HRD Ministry, to look into the indefinite stir by Pondicherry University students to press charter of demands, today wrapped up talks with University stakeholders.

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    RS fails to transact business for yet another week

    New Delhi:Continued protests by Congress members forced a washout of Rajya Sabha proceedings for the third week, as the House failed to transact any business due to repeated adjournments even today.

  • Aussie skipper Clarke laments toss, defends team selection

    Nottingham: Australia skipper Michael Clarke has backed the decision to drop Mitchell Marsh for the fourth Ashes Test and lamented the outcome of the toss in the ongoing fourth Test here at Trent Bridge cricket ground. England won the toss and invited Australia to bat. The visitors crumbled to some hostile pace bowling to fold up for only 60 runs in their first innings on Thursday. England in reply, posted 274/4 at

  • BJP creates uproar in Assembly over development works

    Patna:Opposition BJP today created an uproar in Bihar Assembly alleging discrimination by the state government against its MLAs in allotment of development projects. As the House assembled for the day, Leader of Opposition Nand Kishore Yadav drew attention of the Speaker Uday Narayan Chodhary on adjournement notices given by four BJP MLAs on government discrimination in allotment of development projects in their constituencies and urged the Chair to take it up first.

  • Andy Murray, Kim Sears

    Tennis star Murray expecting first child with wife Kim

    Glasgow: Scottish tennis ace and World NO.3 Andy Murray and his wife Kim Sears are expecting their first child, Murray’s agent confirmed on Friday. The couple tied the knot in the former Wimbledon champion’s hometown of Dunblane in April. Kim, 27, has recently had her 12-week scan, with the baby due in February, reports Murray’s mother Judy recently has also said that she was looking for “to being a granny”. The

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    Indonesia’s Mount Raung volcanic eruptions stall Bali-bound flights

    London: Persistent eruptions from Indonesia’s Mount Raung have stalled Bali-bound flights following meteorological warnings that the westerlies would send dangerous ash clouds over Denpasar . According to the BBC, the grounding of Virgin Australia and Jetstar flights have brought bring bad news for people travelling to Bali. The airport authorities have warned travelers not to travel to Denpasar airport without a confirmed rebooked flight. The ash is expected to hang over the island for

  • Stone crusher kills 10 in Haryana

    Chandigarh: At least 10 people were killed and several others injured when a stone crusher collapsed in Haryana on Friday, police said. The incident took place in Dholera village in Narnaul district. The injured were rushed to hospitals.