Free Press Journal
  • Colonoscope helps Thai police recover stolen 6-carat diamond

    Bangkok: The good news for the Chinese visitor to Bangkok was that a doctor had successfully removed a foreign object from her large intestine that could have damaged her digestive system. The bad news: It was a 10 million baht (USD 278,000) diamond the woman was accused of stealing from a jewelry fair, adding a piece of rock-hard evidence to the case against her. Police Col Mana Tienmaungpak said today that authorities got

  • 110 injured in traditional stone-pelting in MP’s Gotmaar Mela

    Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh): As many as 110 people were injured in the traditional stone-pelting on Sunday in the annual Gotmaar Mela here in Madhya Pradesh, police said. The Gotmaar (hitting with pellets) fair is held in Chhindwara district every year.

  • Tottenham Hotspur release Togo footballer Adebayor

    London: England football club Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday ended the contract of Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor.  “We can confirm that we have reached a mutual agreement with Emmanuel Adebayor which will see him released from his contract with the club,” Tottenham said in a statement.

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    PDP welcomes Ind-Pak decision to defuse tension along borders

    Srinagar: Ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today said peace and political stability were imperative for development and economic prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir as it welcomed the agreement between India and Pakistan to defuse tension along borders in the region. “The latest agreement between India and Pakistan to maintain peace along the borders, especially in Jammu and Kashmir, is an encouraging move and we would be looking forward to consolidation of peace efforts

  • ABVP win in DU, JNU shows youth’s support for Modi: Shah

    New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah today said the ABVP’s clean sweep in Delhi University Student Union polls showed nationwide “approval” of the Modi government’s policies among the youth, claiming that institutions like DU and JNU are “mini India” as they draw students from across the country. Shah also highlighted the victory of ABVP, the RSS’ student wing which works in tandem with BJP politically, in election to one of the four student

  • India, China Border

    Local army commanders to meet after India-China troops face-off

    Leh/New Delhi: A meeting of local commanders of the armies of India and China is expected to take place tomorrow as the face-off between the two sides in the heights of Ladakh’s Burtse area after Indian troops demolished a hut constructed on Indian soil ended in the wee hours of today. ITBP and Army jawans demolished the hut that was constructed 1.5 km inside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on Friday leading

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    Karnataka Congress is in “state of coma”: Yeddyurappa

    Mysuru: Terming the Congress government in Karnataka as one in a “state of coma”, BJP national vice President B S Yeddyurappa today said only its leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi could awaken it. “State (Karnataka) government is in a state of coma. Only its leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi can awaken it,” he said at the conclusion of the first phase of the ‘Raita Chaitanya Yatre’ (farmers rally) here.

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    Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Bihar with a rally on Sep 19

    New Delhi: Invoking Dalit icons B R Ambedkar and Jagjivan Ram, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his election campaign in Bihar with rally on September 19 where other top leaders of the grand alliance are likely to be present. The party believes with RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressing the rally with the theme of “Samata and Samrasata” (equity and harmony), the anti-BJP alliance will

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    ‘Not upset’ as seat sharing parleys continues: Manjhi

    New Delhi: As negotiations among NDA partners continues for Bihar polls, former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today played down differences with the BJP over the number of seats offered to him saying he was “not upset”. Sources in Manjhi-led Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) claimed the party was today offered more number of seats than what was on the platter yesterday and appeared hopeful of a positive outcome as senior BJP functionaries including

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    Muslim women in hijab more likely to be attacked in UK

    London: Muslim women, especially those wearing ‘hijabs’ or headscarves, were far more likely to fall victim to hate crimes amid alarming rise in Islamophobic attacks, according to monitoring groups. “We realised that at a street-level Muslim women who were visible, and wore the Hijab or the headscarf, were suffering more targeted abuse,” said Fiyaz Mughal, director of UK-based Tell Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks (MAMA), that monitors Islamophobic attacks.

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    Bilawal Bhutto slams Nawaz Sharif for his weak stance on Kashmir

    Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticised Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not adopting a strong stance over the Kashmir issue with India, saying his party will not reconcile with those “who dare not speak up” on the matter. The 26-year-old Bhutto scion, addressing the party workers’ convention here yesterday, said the government “should adopt a strong stance over Kashmir and become the voice of oppressed Kashmiris.”

  • LED lights that talk to each other

    Washington: Disney researchers have created a novel networking technology that makes it possible for LED lights not only to communicate with each other but to do so in a way that is compatible with internet and its technical protocols.

  • Rare primate’s fossil closer to lemurs than humans 

    Toronto: Based on how its teeth erupted, a model has suggested that a rare fossil of an early primate shares more in common with modern lemurs and not with monkeys or humans.

  • Six lakh descendants to join Confucius family in China

    Beijing: An estimated six lakh more descendants of Chinese philosopher Confucius will be included in the thinker’s genealogical record books, believed to be the world’s largest, a top official said today. Compilers have started updating the records in Qufu, Shandong Province and descendants may inquire and register at any time, said Kong Deyong, a 77th-generation descendant of the revered Chinese philosopher and chief compiler of the family tree.

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    Death toll rises to five after Japan flood

    Tokyo: The number of people who died in floods which devastated Japan this week reached five Sunday as rescuers continued their search for more than a dozen still missing. Police said they found the body of a 68-year-old man in Tochigi, north of Tokyo, in the early morning, the fifth located in the rescue operation.

  • US zoo auctioning paintings made by animals

    Los Angeles: A zoo in the US is letting animals explore their creative side by auctioning paintings produced by snakes, elephants, lemurs and bats among many others. Thirty-two paintings produced by animals at the Oakland Zoo in California are up for auction. Bids for the paintings started at around USD 200 on eBay.

  • China university assigning majors through lottery

    Beijing: A university in China’s Hunan province has caused controversy by making its students pick their majors through a lottery system, the media reported on Sunday.