Free Press Journal
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    Kejriwal dismisses Amarinder’s charge of Khalistani nexus

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today pooh poohed senior Congress leader Amarinder Singh’s allegation that his party AAP had nexus with Khalistanis and claimed that his outfit will win the Assembly elections in Punjab due next year.

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    Prez, PM, others condole Hanamanthappa Koppad’s death

    New Delhi: Devastated with the demise of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away at Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was proud that martyrs like the Siachen braveheart served India.

  • Diabetic drug may help treat cocaine addiction

    New York: Researchers have found that a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug currently used for obese patients and Type-2 diabetics has the potential to be used in the treatment of cocaine dependence. The drug, trade name Byetta, derives from a naturally occurring hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, or GLP-1, which regulates feeding behaviour.

  • Le 1s to go all silver in next flash sale

    New Delhi: After receiving a tremendous response to its Rs.10,999 Le 1s smartphones in the first two flash sales, Chinese smartphone maker LeEco will launch the device in silver colour in its next flash sale which is slated for February 16.

  • Dementia risk in US lowest among Asian Americans

    New York: Examining dementia risk in a large population representing the diversity of the US, researchers have found the incidence of the brain disorder to be the lowest among Asian Americans. The study compared six ethnic and racial groups within the same geographic population and found significant variation in dementia incidence among them.

  • Harinder Sidhu to be new Australian High Commissioner to India

    Melbourne: Australia today announced the appointment of Indian-origin Harinder Sidhu as the country’s next High Commissioner to India. Sidhu who has an Indian background had migrated to Australia as a child with her family from Singapore and will replace the outgoing High Commissioner Patrick Suckling. Sidhu, a senior career officer with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, has been also serving as First Assistant Secretary of the Multilateral Policy Division. She has previously served overseas in Moscow and Damascus.

  • Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missing

    Tainan (Taiwan): Taiwan’s Ministry of Interior says the death toll from a weekend earthquake has risen to 59, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building. The 16-story Weiguan Golden Dragon complex was the only building to collapse during Saturday’s magnitude-6.4 earthquake, which otherwise caused limited damage in the southern city of Tainan.

  • 9 things to ‘NOT’ do on Valentine’s Day

    No matter how complex your relationship status is, there is nothing more complicated than being a hot mess on the most lovable day of the year. Valentine’s Day is just around the weekend, an ideal time to woo your love. Even though you’re good at making plans and trying to keep it on fleek, it can go from perfect to paranoid in just a snap. So here’s the answer to avoid all

  • Tennis clean sweep for India in South Asian Games

    Guwahati: India bagged the remaining two gold medals on offer to cap a memorable clean sweep in the tennis competition of the 12th South Asian Games here on Thursday. Ramkumar Ramanathan beat compatriot Saketh Myneni 7-5 6-3 in the men’s singles final to clinch gold on the concluding day of the tennis event at the All Assam Tennis Association Grounds.

  • US sends n-submarine to South Korea

    Seoul: The US, in response to the recent space rocket launch by Pyongyang, has sent a nuclear-powered submarine to South Korea, a spokesperson from Seoul’s Armed Forces said on Thursday. The USS North Carolina (SSN-777), a Virginia-class submarine with over eight years in service and with a cruising speed of 46 kph, can carry Tomahawk cruise missiles and submarine-launched torpedoes, Efe news reported. With the deployment of this vessel in South Korean

  • Renault Kwid can Take on Suzuki Ignis

    Well yes, though not just Suzuki Ignis, but also the likes of KUV100 and a hoard of other SUV-ish design cars, who make claims of rugged appeal and incomparable practicality. You see, Renault showcased Climber and Racer concepts of its Kwid at the recently culminated 2016 Indian Auto Expo and even though we were really excited to see the new kid on the Micro-SUV block – the Ignis, its thunder was marginally diminished by

  • Delhi to implement Odd-even formula from April 15-30 in phase-II

    New Delhi: After successful trail run of phase-I of Odd-Even formula, Delhi government is all set to roll our phase-II of the scheme for a period of 15 days from 15th April to 30th April. According to initial reports, women will be exempted in the second phase.

  • Schizophrenics more likely to attempt suicide

    Toronto: People with schizophrenia are six times more likely to have attempted suicide than those without the mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels and behaves, a new study says. “Even after taking into account most of the known risk factors for suicide attempts, those with schizophrenia had six times the odds of having attempted suicide in comparison to those without schizophrenia,” said lead study author Esme Fuller-Thomson, professor at

  • 60 injured in train accident in Egypt

    Cairo: At least 60 people were injured today when a train overturned in the Upper Egyptian city of Beni Suef, officials said. The train, which was coming from Aswan to Cairo, was derailed and two of its compartments overturned near El-Shennaweya village in Beni Suef, security officials said.

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    Govt to decide on World T20 participation within a week

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) today said its government will decide over the national team’s participation in next month’s World T20, to be held in India, within this week.

  • Pope Francis meets Iraqi PM

    Vatican City : Pope Francis held talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi at the Vatican which centred on the rights of Christians and ethnic minorities in the Middle Eastern country, inter-faith dialogue and national reconciliation. An official statement called the talks on Wednesday “cordial” and said Francis and Abadi referred during their meeting to the “good state” of bilateral relations between Iraq and the Holy See.

  • J. Dey murder: Court grants permission to take Rajan’s voice sample

    Mumbai: A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Thursday granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take voice sample of gangster Chhota Rajan in connection with journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case.

  • Unimpressive India take on Pakistan in SAG hockey final

    Guwahati: Unimpressive in their three group matches, India would look to make amends and turn the tables on arch-rivals Pakistan when the two sides face each other in the summit clash of men’s hockey in the 12th South Asian Games here on Friday.