Free Press Journal
  • 1 jawan injured in grenade attack by militants in Kupwara

    Srinagar: An Army jawan was today injured in a grenade attack by militants on a picket in Kupwara town of north Kashmir, police said. Some unidentified militants hurled a grenade on a bunker of 41 Rashtriya Rifles at old bus stand in the town, about 90 kms from here, around 1440 hours, a police officer said. He said the grenade exploded near the picket causing minor injuries to a jawan who has been shifted to

  • Kevin Anderson

    Kevin Anderson pulls out of CTL for personal reasons

    New Delhi: South African Kevin Anderson, who reached the US Open quarterfinals this year and also cracked the top-10, has pulled out of the upcoming Champins Tennis League (CTL) citing personal reasons.

  • Shreehari Aney named Maharashtra Advocate General

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to appoint Shreehari Aney as the Advocate General of thestate. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here. Aney will succeed Sunil Manohar, who quit in June this year, seven months after he took over as Maharashtra’s Advocate General (AG) citing “personal reasons”.

  • Coffee

    Enjoy black coffee? You may be a psychopath

    London: A fondness for bitter-tasting food and drinks, such as black coffee, may be a sign of dark personality traits, including Machiavellianism, sadism and narcissism, according to a new study. Christina Sagioglou, study author and psychologist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria, and her colleague Tobias reitemeyer, studied how bitter taste preferences may be associated with antisocial personality traits.

  • Keep yourself healthy and glowing, even while fasting

    Navratri is back and there couldn’t be any better proof of it than the colour coordinated brigade that descends upon the streets, offices, college classrooms and where not? You often get a glimpse of the ‘colour for the day’ in some or the other way on many while some others make an effort to stand out of the crowd by avoiding that very colour. While discussions about the colour code and colour-coordinated

  • Triple suicide bombing kills 7 in northeast Nigerian city

    Maiduguri: Witnesses and the military in Nigeria say three bomb blasts in as many minutes exploded in the northeastern city of Maiduguri, killing at least seven people. The third attack in recent weeks on the densely populated suburb of Anilari-Cross came last night as residents exhausted by temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) were coming out to enjoy the evening breeze. Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said seven people were killed in the attacks

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    India condemns all forms of terrorism: Pranab Mukherjee

    Jerusalem: President Pranab Mukherjee today said that India was “disturbed” by the continuing violence in the region rocked by Israel-Palestinian clashes and that it condemned all forms of terrorism. He also said that India has always “sought a peaceful resolution of disputes”. Mukherjee, the first Indian President to visit the Jewish state, made a reference to the recent violence which has led to hundreds of casualties on both sides, made these remarks at a ceremonial welcome

  • Turkish leadership lauds Pakistan for promoting regional peace, counter-terrorism

    Karachi : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu have lauded Pakistan for promoting regional peace and counter-terrorism. According to the Dawn, this was conveyed to Pakistan’s visiting Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif. General Sharif also met Turkey’s Defence Minister Vecdi Gönül and vouched for enhancing bilateral defence ties between the two nations.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama rethinking about pulling US troops out of Afghanistan

    Washington DC : Senior officials in Washington have said that due to the recent advances made by the Taliban in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama is having a rethink about withdrawing American troops from that country.

  • Facebook

    Your Facebook, Twitter posts may hold clues to your health

    Washington: The language people use on social media and the information they post may offer valuable insights into the relationship between their everyday lives and health, a new study has found. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found that many adult Facebook and Twitter users are willing to share their social media data and medical data for research purposes.

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry to travel to Middle East

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry has said he will travel to Israel and Palestine in an effort to calm down violence in the region. Kerry on Tuesday said he would go to the region “at some point appropriately” without announcing a date, Xinhua news agency reported. “What’s happening is that, unless we get going, a two-state solution could conceivably be stolen from everybody,” he said. Three Israelis were killed and

  • Dilip Kumar visited Pakistan twice on secret missions: Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri

    Islamabad: Former Pakistan foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, who was in Mumbai for the launch of his book, said movie idol Dilip Kumar had visited Pakistan twice on secret missions for the Indian government. “After Monday’s violent protests against my visit, I thought I should spend some time with our great apostles of peace,” Kasuri told Dawn on Tuesday. “I met followers of Mahatma Gandhi at his Mani Bhavan former home. Gandhi’s

  • MH17 wreckage reveals horror of plane’s last moments

    Gilze-Rijen (Netherlands) : A partial reconstruction of a Malaysia Airlines jet made of wreckage found strewn across eastern Ukraine told the graphic story of its violent last moments after being hit by a surface-to-air missile.

  • ISIS

    US concerned over Russia, Iran and Syria alliance

    Washington DC : The United States Government has said that it is concerned about Russia, Syria and Iran forming an alliance to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and believes that such an arrangement could threaten American interests in the region. The Washington Times quoted Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain, as saying that recent new developments in Syria indicate that US policy is “struggling.” He also said that Russian

  • Sitting for long periods not bad for health: study

    London: Good news for couch potatoes! Sitting, either at home or at work, is not associated with an increased risk of dying, according to a new study which included more than 5,000 people. The study from the University of Exeter and University College London challenges claims by previous research that sitting for long periods increases the risk of an early death even if you are otherwise physically active.

  • Hassan Rouhani

    Iran ready to implement n-deal: Hassan Rouhani

    Tehran: Iran is ready to start implementing the nuclear deal reached with the world powers in July, President Hassan Rouhani has said following its approval by the Majlis (parliament).

  • Mars pebbles travelled 50 km down a riverbed: Study

    Washington: While the world celebrates the signs of flowing water on Mars, researchers estimate that the Martian pebbles travelled roughly 50 km from their source, supporting the idea that Mars once had an extensive river system and conditions that could harbour life.

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton dominates first Democratic presidential debate

    Washington: Hillary Clinton has strongly defended her front-runner status in the US presidential race as she took to the the podium along with four other rivals for the first Democratic presidential debate which was focussed on issues like gun control laws and foreign policy.