Free Press Journal
  • Expert: Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters

    United Nations:A terrorism expert says three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and about 20 per cent through family members. Scott Atran, co-founder of the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University, says research has found that “radicalisation rarely occurs in mosques” and very, very rarely through anonymous recruiters and strangers.

  • Pakistan’s KSE plunges further in 6th straight bearish session

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) witnessed bearish trading activities for sixth straight day on Wednesday as investors followed foreigners in exiting from the lackluster market which lacked major triggers amid a roll-over week. During the six-day bearish trail, the main index has given away 866.01 points.

  • Turkey, Russia agree to share information on downed jet

    Ankara: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday over a downed fighter jet, a Turkish official said. Cavusoglu informed Lavrov that Turkish F-16 jets shot down a Russian Su-24 warplane on Tuesday, claiming airspace violation by the plane.


    Emergency situation chiefs suspended after nightclub fire

    Bucharest: Roman’s Interior Ministry has suspended top emergency situation officials following revelations that they lied when they said they were unaware of the existence of a Bucharest nightclub where 60 people died in a fire. Three senior officials of the Bucharest branch of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations initially denied knowing that the Colectiv nightclub was operating on the ground floor of a former shoe factory. A fire during a heavy-metal concert on

  • Hollande, Obama vow unity against IS, appeal to Russia

    Washington: France and the United States have pledged to step up the fight against the Islamic State group, urging Russia to throw its weight behind global efforts to resolve the four-year Syrian conflict. President Francois Hollande met his US counterpart Barack Obama at the White House yesterday as Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane dealt a severe blow to efforts to coordinate the fight against IS.

  • Dutch, Australian police bust ‘huge’ child porn ring: report

    The Hague: Dutch and Australian police with help from the FBI have cracked down on one of the world’s largest child pornography websites arresting hundreds of suspects, a Dutch newspaper reported today. Dubbed “Operation Kidslove”, the 18-month investigation has so far seen 303 arrests including in Australia, Colombia, the Netherlands, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates, the authoritative centre-left daily Volkskrant said.

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    Amazon to make Maha its anchor investment state; opens 21st FC

    Mumbai: Global e-commerce major Amazon, which today opened its seventh fulfilment centre (FC) in Maharashtra, has agreed to consider the state as its anchor investment destination for operations in the country, an official said. “Not only this fulfilment vertical at Bhiwandi near here, but others like data centres, R&D will also be considered, and Amazon will have a much bigger presence in the state.

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    Price rise major factor behind defeat in Bihar polls: BJP MP

    Mau (UP): In an embarrassment to the NDA government at the Centre on the eve of the Winter Session of the Parliament, a BJP MP today said that price rise was a “major” factor behind his party’s defeat in the recent Bihar Assembly elections. “Because of inflation, we lost Bihar polls. Price rise became a major poll issue,” Harinarain Rajbhar, an MP from Ghosi said.

  • No govt can ensure support price sought by farmers: Nitin Gadkari

    Yavatmal: No government can guarantee the support price as demanded by farmers, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said here today even as he proposed a competitive market price for agriculturists for their produce. “No government can ensure the support price being demanded by farmers. But I am of the view that farmers should be debt-free and they should be given a competitive market price for their produce,” he said after kicking off various development

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    Rahul faces embarassing moments in Bengaluru college

    Bengaluru: Rahul Gandhi today faced some embarassing moments when a large section of his student audience at a :women’s college responded in resonating ‘yes’ to his poser whether they thought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Make In India’ campaigns were working.

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    Geelani made lifetime chairman of hardline Hurriyat

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference today appointed Syed Ali Shah Geelani as its lifetime chairman while restructuring the separatist amalgam to accommodate leaders who defected recently from the rival faction headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. “Seeing the unshakable, steadfast, uncompromised and active leadership of Geelani, the Hurriyat conference had accepted him as its lifetime Chairman,” a spokesman of the Hurriyat said after a meeting of the conglomerate of various separatist groups here.

  • NASA sounding rockets to study Earth’s magnetic field

    Washington: NASA is launching two sounding rockets over Norway to study how particles move in a region near the North Pole where the Earth’s magnetic field is directly connected to the solar wind. After the launch window opens on November 27, the CAPER and RENU 2 rockets will have to wait for low winds and a daytime aurora before they can send their instrument payloads soaring through the Northern Lights.

  • Nepal ‘shifting’ blame for its atrocities to SSB: India

    New Delhi: India today hit out at Nepal for “shifting” blame of atrocities inside its “volatile” Sunsari district to Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) after Kathmandu alleged that the Indian force shot four Nepalese on charges of smuggling chemical fertilisers. “Armed Police Force, Nepal is trying to shift blame for its atrocities inside the volatile and affected Sunsari district to SSB and India. SSB continues to facilitate while also maintaining order and security at

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    Aamir committed a ‘moral offence’: M J Akbar

    New Delhi: The BJP today sharpened its attack on Aamir Khan for his remarks on intolerance and charged him with committing a “moral offence” saying the actor blaming the entire country for his own sake is unacceptable. It said an icon like him should not use such words that blamed the country and hit out at some political forces for creating obstacles in the nation’s development process.

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    Barcelona an unbeatable machine: Roma coach Garcia

    Barcelona: Italian football club AS Roma’s head coach Rudi Garcia has admitted FC Barcelona were too good for them in a 1-6 Champions League group stage thrashing here and said that the Catalan unit “is an unbeatable machine”.

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    BCCI seeks government clearance on Pakistan series

    New Delhi: The BCCI has formally sought the clearance of the central government to play Pakistan in Sri Lanka in December, its secretary Anurag Thakur confirmed. The ball is now in the court of respective governments of India and Pakistan with both BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) waiting for political clearance for the series next month.

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    India capitulate for 215 before hitting back on Day 1

    Nagpur: Indian batsmen capitulated meekly against both pace and spin to be shot out for 215 before hitting back at South Africa with two early scalps on day one of the third and penultimate Test here today. The home team, leading 1-0 in the rubber, once again fell back on their spin force to dismiss opener Stiaan van Zyl for a duck and Imran Tahir (4), who came in as a nightwatchman, before

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    Sindhu, Prannoy & Praneeth enter third round of Macau Open

    Macau: Three Indian shuttlers, including P V Sindhu, advanced to the second round of the USD 120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold but it was curtains for Ajay Jayaram in men’s singles, here today. Two-time bronze medallist at World Championship, P V Sindhu, seeded fifth, defeated Kim Hyo Min of Korea 21-13 22-20 in a women’s singles match to set up a clash with the winner of the match between Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri

  • CR to run 6 special trains on Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Divas

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) has decided to run six special trains from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Dadar to Sevagram, Ajni, Nagpur in view of extra rush of passengers on account of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Divas on December 6, 2015. As per the information provided by Public Relations Office (PRO) of the CR, Special Train No. 01069 would leave Mumbai CST at 04:05 PM on December 6 and would reach Ajni at 08:10

  • We have no intention to escalate tension with Russia: Erdogan

    Istanbul: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey has no intention of escalating tension with Russia, one day after Ankara’s downing of a Russian warplane angered Moscow.