Free Press Journal
  • Trump attacks Clinton’s Indian-American aide amid email saga

    Washington: Billionaire Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has attacked the Indian- American aide of Hillary Clinton amid an email controversy surrounding the front running Democrat. Trump continued his attacks on Clinton at a Massachusetts fundraiser last night, saying the former Secretary of State has “some very big problems” with her email server.

  • South Sudan rebel chief orders ceasefire: spokesman

    Addis Ababa: South Sudan’s former vice president Riek Machar ordered his rebel troops to lay down their arms in line with a ceasefire to end a 20-month civil war, his spokesman said today. His rival, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, had on Thursday ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of the agreement to end the conflict, which has left tens of thousands dead.

  • Libya shipwreck toll rises to 111, dozens missing

    Tripoli: Rescuers have retrieved from the sea the bodies of 111 migrants whose boat sank off the coat of Libya, the Red Crescent said today in a new toll. A spokesman for the Libyan relief organisation said dozens are still missing after Thursday’s tragedy. “So far 111 bodies have been retrieved from the sea while dozens of people are still missing,” the spokesman Mohammad al-Misrati told AFP.

  • Syria, IS

    British mother feared on way to Syria with 4 children

    London: Scotland Yard fear a missing British Muslim mother and her four children, including a four-year-old son, may be travelling to Syria, where dreaded militant outfit Islamic State has occupied large swathes of land. Zahera Tariq, 33, was last seen in Walthamstow, east London, on Tuesday, and is thought to have left the country via London City Airport.

  • Older adults excel in knowledge-based skills

    New York: Older adults possess important forms of skills as certain things take a long time to learn and therefore employing the elderly may be hugely beneficial to organisations, new research suggests. Conducting their research on the Tsimane – an indigenous population of about 15,000 who live in the Bolivian Amazon and depend on hunting, fishing, and gardening for their survival, the researchers found that despite physical frailty setting in, they are

  • Gary Neville

    Arsenal will find it difficult to win EPL: Gary Neville

    London: Over the years, Arsenal have fielded some of the most technically gifted squads in the English Premier League (EPL), but former Manchester United star Gary Neville feels that the north London club lacks the crucial qualities needed to be successful at the top level. According to Neville, the present arsenal squad lacks players with strong physical qualities and the former EPL champions will find it difficult to regain the title without improving

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    Court awards Indo-Canadian activist $11,360 for unlawful arrest

    Toronto: A court has awarded an Indo-Canadian activist C$15,000 ($11,360) in damages for being unlawfully arrested by two police officers, a media report said. Montreal-based activist Jaggi Singh had filed a lawsuit against officers Frederic Mercier and George Lamirande for arresting and detaining him during an International Women’s Day rally in March 2007, CBS News online reported.

  • India women hockey

    Skipper Ritu Rani calls on Indian eves to ‘work harder’ for Rio Olympics

    New Delhi: Indian women’s hockey team captain Ritu Rani has insisted that her side will have to ‘work harder’ in order to succeed at the Rio Olympics next year. The Indian eves qualified for the Olympics for the first time since 1980, after England defeated Spain in the semi-finals of the Euro Hockey Championships in London.

  • Bangkok blast suspect arrested

    Bangkok: A Turkish man was arrested on Saturday in northern Bangkok and is believed to be the main suspect behind the deadly shrine bombing in the Thai capital that killed 20 people, a media report said. The arrest took place at Poon-anand Apartmen in Nongchok district of eastern Bangkok. A large quantity of explosive-making materials were found at the apartment, The Nation online reported. The arrest was made after about 100 police

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    Videocon starts manufacturing mobiles at Kolkata unit

    Kolkata: The Videocon group today started manufacturing mobile handsets at its Salt Lake facility in the city. “We have started manufacturing of mobile handsets at our Salt Lake factory from today. This will be the first mobile handset manufacturing unit in the entire eastern region”, Indrajit Ghosh, COO, of KAIL Limited (Videocon group) told PTI.

  • Two NDFB(S) ultras killed in encounter

    Guwahati: Two NDFB(S) cadre, wanted in connection with the massacre of Adivasis, were today killed in an encounter with a joint team of Assam Police and Army. Based on specific intelligence, personnel of the Assam police and Army launched an operation in Oxiguri village in Chirang district early today, Inspector General of Police, BTAD, L R Bishnoi said. “Two hardcore NDFB(S) militants were killed in the encounter,” he said.

  • Harley Davidson XG750

    Harley Davidson recalls 3,698 units of XG750 model in India

    New Delhi: US cult bike maker Harley Davidson is recalling 3,698 units of its XG750 model manufactured this year to rectify a faulty fuel pump inlet. “Harley-Davidson confirms that it has voluntarily recalled model year 2015 Harley-Davidson Street family vehicles, of which the XG750 model is available in India,” Harley-Davidson India said in a statement.

  • OROP protests

    OROP stir: Another army veteran hospitalised

    New Delhi: A retired army havildar who was on a relay hunger strike as part of agitation by veterans for early implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ was today rushed to the Army hospital after his health deteriorated.

  • EC orders transfer of officials ahead of Bihar polls

    New Delhi: In the run up to the Bihar Assembly polls, the Election Commission has ordered transfer of officials connected to the conduct of elections, who are either posted in their home districts or have served in places for long, as part of its procedure to ensure free and fair elections.

  • Raghuram Rajan

    RBI not done with rate cut, still in accommodative mode: Raghuram Rajan

    Washington: Hinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said he is not done with lowering rates and the central problem for the entire world remains slowing economic growth. Rajan, who was participating in the elite Jackson Hole economic symposium of the Kansas City Federal Reserve, also said RBI has reached an agreement with the government on a new rate-setting panel, the Monetary Policy Committee, which would be announced soon.

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    MMTC floats tender for import of 10,000 tonnes of onion

    New Delhi: State-owned MMTC has invited bids for import of 10,000 tonnes of onion from countries like Pakistan, Egypt, China and Afghanistan to boost domestic supply and check prices. This is the second tender MMTC has floated. It has finalised earlier bids for import of 1,000 tonnes at Rs 45 per kg and the shipments will arrive by September 10. The government has started importing onions as retail prices have shot up to Rs 80 per kg across the country due to

  • al jazeera

    Egypt sentences 3 Al-Jazeera reporters to 3 years in prison

    Cairo:  An Egyptian court today sentenced three Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the last twist in a long-running trial criticised worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. The case against Canadian national Mohammed Fahmy, Australian journalist Peter Greste and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed embroiled their journalism into the wider conflict between Egypt and Qatar following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • Gionee Marathon M4

    Gionee Marathon M4: Battery at its best

    Chinese handset-maker Gionee has finally joined the race for producing smartphones with long battery life with its new M4. All companies have been gunning for this as they feel Indian consumers expect smartphones to last longer on a single charge. Here is our analysis of the M4, which is priced at Rs.16,210:

  • Sunil Arora to replace Bimal Julka as Information and Broadcasting Secretary

    New Delhi: Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Sunil Arora, has been appointed as the new Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Secretary by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Arora will replace Bimal Julka, who will superannuate on August 31. Sunil Arora, a 1980 batch IAS officer of Rajasthan cadre, has been the Secretary of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship since August 30, 2014.

  • Madhya Pradesh government announces state sports awards

     Bhopal: Ace shooter Varsha Varman, Karate player Ajay Yadav and Anjali Vashishta (Canoeing and Kayaking) among others will get Madhya Pradesh government’s prestigious Vikram Award for excellence in sports. The Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia yesterday announced the winners of state’s highest sports awards including Vikram, Eklavya, Vishwamitra, Lifetime Achievement and Prabhash Joshi Sports Award for 2015.