Free Press Journal
  • Pak was preparing to use nukes during Kargil war: ex-US official

    Karachi: A former top White House official has claimed that the CIA had warned the then US president Bill Clinton that Pakistan was preparing to deploy its nuclear weapons and possibly use them at the height of the 1999 Kargil war against India.

  • HUL’s new cleanliness drive targets ‘hand, mouth and bum’!

    Mumbai: Hindustan Unilever Ltd.(HUL) on Friday unveiled its new cleanliness campaign called ‘Haath, Mooh aur Bum, Bimari Hogi Kum’ aimed at 75 million people, starting with Mumbai and New Delhi slums, an official said here on Friday.

  • Court dismisses plea filed to bring Koh-i-Noor to Pakistan

    Lahore: A Pakistani court today dismissed a petition filed by a barrister seeking direction to the government to bring back the famed Koh-i-Noor diamond, which India has been trying to get from the UK for years, terming the plea as non-maintainable. Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffry, had filed a plea in the Lahore High Court, naming Queen Elizabeth II and British High Commission in Pakistan respondents, and seeking direction to the federal government to

  • Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna

    Indian Aces make it two in a row

    Kobe: Defending champions Indian Aces bounced back in style to beat Singapore Slammers 27-20 and record their second successive win in the Japan leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) season two here today.

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    Proteas coach heaps praise on Indian bowlers

    New Delhi: South Africa coach Russell Domingo praised the Indian bowlers after a disappointing performance by his batsmen in the first innings of the fourth and final Test against India at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday.

  • Kidambi Srikanth

    Srikanth sails to semis, Sindhu sinks at Indonesia

    Malang (Indonesia): Top seed K Srikanth advanced to the semifinals in men’s singles but P V Sindhu suffered a heartbreak as she bowed out of the women’s singles with a straight-game loss at the USD 120,000 Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament here today. World No. 9 Srikanth, who has qualified for the BWF Super Series Finals, emerged as the lone Indian survivor as he spanked Malaysia’s Teck Zhi Soo, seeded 15th, 21-10

  • Violent movies may make you more likely to cheat!

    Washington,: Love watching movies with violent content? You may be more likely to lie, cheat or steal, according to a new study which found that exposure to violence could make people less ethical. The study found that exposure to human violence is strongly linked to an increase in cheating for monetary gain. “Research shows that violent media increases aggressive behaviour towards others, but what we’re showing here is that it goes beyond that,”

  • Black marketing of petroleum products unchecked in Nepal

    Kathmandu: Nepal Police have arrested the proprietor of a gas station and three others accused of black marketing diesel near this Nepalese capital, an outcome of the blockade at the India-Nepal border. Trishuli Oil Stores was caught selling diesel at double the given rate of NRs.160 (about $1.4) per litre.

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    Mystery surrounds fate of ‘injured’ Afghan Taliban chief

    Kandahar (Afghanistan): Confusion surrounded the fate of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was shot in a firefight during an argument with commanders of the divided movement, after an Afghan government spokesman tweeted today that he has died. The Islamist group has vehemently rejected claims by militant sources and intelligence officials that Mansour was critically wounded in a shootout at an insurgent gathering near the Pakistani city of Quetta.

  • Coal Scam

    India ‘particularly vulnerable’ to coal mining: report

    Paris: Forest area across the globe, larger than the size of a country like Portugal, is at risk from coal mining with five countries, including India being “particularly vulnerable”, according to a new report. The report, “Double Jeopardy: Coal’s threat to Forests”, by forests and rights NGO Fern said in “India and Colombia, coal mining threatens more than 250,000 hectares (over 617,763 acres) of forest which is equivalent of 400,000 football fields.”

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    UK next ISIS target, warns US terror expert

    London: Britain has been identified as the next target for a Paris-style terror attack by Islamic State militants, a US-based Middle East security expert has warned. The attack is likely to be launched by British-born Islamist terrorists travelling back from Syria, Paul Cruickshank, the terrorism analyst for American news channel CNN, has said.

  • People who upload inspirational quotes are dumb: study

    Toronto: The level of a person’s intelligencecan be gauged from his Facebook updates as people who share quotes of inspirational guru like Deepak Chopra on social media platforms are less intelligent and believe in paranormal and conspiracy theories, according to a new study. People who like to share words of wisdom on Instagram and Facebook after copying them also tend to score low in cognitive tests, the study titled ‘On the reception and

  • Odd-even number vehicles deployed globally to reduce pollution

    Beijing: Odd and even number vehicles have been deployed globally, including in major metropolitan cities like Beijing, Sao Paulo and most recently in the Indian capital of New Delhi, in a bid to reduce alarming pollution levels.

  • San Bernardino massacre: Pakistani origin couple identified as shooters

    Karachi: A Pakistani origin couple has been identified by the police as the shooters who killed 14 people at a mass shooting in San Bernardino in California on Wednesday. According to the Dawn, US President Barack Obama said that police were still trying to determine the motive behind the shooting and urged US lawmakers to bring strict gun control laws.

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    UN expresses concern over rights abuses against Sunni Arabs

    Geneva: The United Nations has expressed its concern over the “worrying trend” of widespread human rights abuses against Sunni Arab Muslims by security forces in a recently liberated Iraqi town, saying religious groups accuse them of supporting ISIS. “Reports indicate that Iraqi security forces and Kurdish security forces and their respected affiliated militias have been responsible for looting and destruction of property belonging to Sunni Arab communities, (and also for) forced evictions, abductions,

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    Don’t want movie ban but revision: Bajirao-Mastani descendants

    Mumbai: Descendants of Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao and his wife Mastani today demanded removal of two songs from the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed “Bajirao Mastani” and urged the director to show the movie before release. They alleged that the songs “Pinga” and “Malhar” from the film distort facts and show their ancestors in poor light.

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    Supriya Pathak likes juggling between shoots

    Mumbai: Along with her ongoing TV show “Jaane Kya Hoga Rama Re”, actress Supriya Pathak is also juggling with the shooting of the film “Jeena Issi Ka Naam Hai”. Shooting in Udaipur and Mumbai simultaneously is what is keeping Supriya on her toes of late.