Free Press Journal
  • Lanka probe into alleged sexual favours for India-built houses

    Colombo:  A joint investigation is being conducted by India’s High Commission here and the Sri Lanka Red Cross over allegations of sexual favours demanded from women for granting of India-built houses in the country’s northern province, a media report said today.

  • South Korean president to visit US for summit

    Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-hye will make a state visit to the US next week to hold summit talks with President Barack Obama, the presidential office said on Sunday.

  • 17 killed in China restaurant blast

    Beijing: At least 17 people were killed in a gas cylinder blast at a restaurant in China’s Anhui province, officials said. A gas cylinder at the restaurant, located on the first floor of a six-storey building in Jinghu district of Wuhu city, caught fire on Saturday morning, followed by a blast six minutes later, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Eight killed in Cameroon suicide attack

    Yaounde: At least eight people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on in northern Cameroon’s Sangueleri region near the Nigerian border.

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    K P Sharma Oli elected new Nepal Prime Minister

    Kathmandu: K P Sharma Oli was today elected as the next Prime Minister of Nepal defeating incumbent Sushil Koirala in a contest which became necessary after parties failed to forge a consensus amid violent protests over the country’s new Constitution. In voting held in Parliament here, CPN-UML chairman Oli garnered 338 votes, 39 more than the 299 that he needed to be elected as the prime minister while Nepali Congress president Koirala could

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    People should be patient with new-look Australian side: Rogers

    Melbourne: Retired opening batsman Chris Rogers on Sunday urged the Australian supporters to show patience this summer, warning that the next generation of Test players will take time to adjust to the challenge of international cricket.

  • Immune gene tied to Parkinson’s disease identified

    London: While hereditary gene mutations have long been known to play a role in familial Parkinson’s disease, researchers have now identified a new immune regulating gene tied to Parkinson’s disease.

  • New breakthrough may lead to HIV relapse cure

    Sydney: Scientists are now better able to predict how quickly the HIV virus will return after individuals stop treatment, thanks to the discovery of new immune system biomarkers by researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, and the University of Oxford.

  • Pele in Kolkata after 38 years, receives thunderous welcome

    Kolkata: Brazilian football legend Pele set foot again in the city on Sunday morning after an interval of 38 years amidst cheering from vociferous fans. Such was the craze surrounding the football great at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport that organisers and security personnel had a trying time in escorting him to his car.

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    Djokovic, Nadal set up dream final at China Open

    Beijing: Five-time champion Novak Djokovic and 2005 champion Rafael Nadal set up a dream men’s singles final at the China Open on Saturday. Third seed Nadal finally played one of his best matches at this year’s China Open, outlasting nemesis Fabio Fognini of Italy 7-5, 6-3, reported Xinhua.

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    MIM in serious fight in Bihar: Asaduddin Owaisi 

    Hyderabad: The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) is making a beginning in Bihar by contesting six seats in the assembly elections but it won’t be a symbolic fight, says party chief Asaduddin Owaisi. “It’s a serious fight and we have entered the electoral fray to win,” the third-time Hyderabad MP told IANS in an interview at Darussalam, the MIM headquarters here.

  • Naxal cadres demoted over ‘love affairs’, say seized documents

    Raipur: The outlawed CPI (Maoist) leadership has demoted some of its senior leaders for “falling in love” with women cadres, according to some documents of rebels seized recently by the police. As per the documents, Gajrala Ashok (42), a prominent member of Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC), has been demoted and given the rank of divisional committee member for falling in love with a woman leader. DKSZC controls Maoist activities in south Chhattisgarh

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    Money influencing Bihar elections more than before: K.J. Rao

    Patna: People should rise above caste and religious lines and not vote for politicians known for muscle and money power if they have to cleanse the system, former Election Commission chief K.J. Rao says. Rao said in an interview here that it was no easy task for the poll panel to ensure free and fair polls in Bihar although the situation had greatly improved in the past decade. Speaking before the start of

  • CCI dismisses complaint against Tamil Nadu govt’s Arasu Cable

    New Delhi: Competition watchdog CCI has rejected allegations that Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corp indulged in unfair business practices with regard to collection of carriage fee from satellite channels. The complaint was filed by Makkal Tholai Thodarpu Kuzhumam Ltd, which runs ‘Makkal TV’.

  • Two flats, one private office gutted in fire

    Jaipur: Two flats of a multi-storey building and an office of a private company were today gutted in two separate fire incidents here, officials said. No casualty or human injuries, however, have been reported in any of the two fire incidents. Fire broke out this morning in the two flats on the eigth floor of the building at Gandhi Nagar-Mod here, in which household goods including electronic items, furniture were gutted, Fire Officer

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    Jhabua blasts main accused still alive?

    Bhopal: Nearly a month after the September 13 blasts in Jhabua in Madhya Pradesh that killed at least 78 people, reports here said that the main accused — believed to have been killed in the explosions — may be still alive. A gas cylinder blast at a tea stall packed with customers was followed by another massive explosion that ripped through a nearby godown in Petlawad in Jhabua district also left more than