Free Press Journal
  • Nepal wants China to build rail link to Lumbini, monorail

    Beijing: Nepal has sought China’s assistance in building a monorail network in Kathmandu and a cross-border rail line from a Tibetan town to Lumbini, a popular pilgrimage site and the birthplace of Buddha, a senior Nepalese official has said. “The two sides have also agreed on building railways in Nepal,” Gopal Khanal, foreign affairs adviser to Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, told Japanese agency Kyodo News.  Oli, who arrived here on a week-long visit has signed 10 agreements

  • Dozens of doping tests threaten Russian wrestling team

    Moscow: Russia’s Olympic wrestling team has reported “tens” of doping cases which could rule top athletes out of the games in Rio de Janeiro in August. The announcement adds to the pressure on Russian sport, which has already been shaken by a widespread doping scandal in track and field, as well as failed drug tests for athletes including Maria Sharapova.

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    Fear of date rejection causes stress in heavy women

    New York: A mere anticipation of rejection for a date can lead to lower self-esteem among the heavier people, especially women, and increase their stress levels, warns a new study.

  • Gold up

    Gold rebounds on increased demand, global cues

    Mumbai: Gold witnessed a modest rebound after an overnight losses at the domestic bullion market here today due to renewed buying interest from jewellery stockists and retailers amid firming overseas trend.

  • Malaysia says possible MH370 debris found in South Africa

    Kuala Lumpur: Debris that might be part of a plane engine has been found on the southern coast of South Africa and will be checked to see if it belongs to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished two years ago, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said today. Liow said the debris was discovered near Mosselbay town. “Based on early reports, there is a possibility of the piece originating from an inlet cowling of an aircraft engine,” but a further

  • Branded budget chains driving online hotel bookings: Study

    New Delhi: Branded budget hotel chains are driving growth of online domestic hotel bookings as hospitality firms jump on digital bandwagon after a slow start to make inventory available on Internet, says a report. As per Google Travel Trends report, branded budget hotel queries in India are growing at 179 per cent year-on-year in comparison to just 36 per cent in generic budget hotel queries. The overall queries for ‘accommodations’ as a whole

  • Birds, Plastic

    City birds smarter than country birds: study

    Toronto: Birds living in urban environments are smarter than those from rural locations, according to a
    new study that found life in the city changes cognition, behaviour and physiology of birds to their advantage.

  • Rupee

    Rupee extends losses to 66.71, down 18 paise

    Mumbai: The rupee today fell by another 18 paise to close at 66.71 per dollar on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas despite sustained foreign capital inflows in domestic equities.

  • Talented Afghans need more top-level exposure: Inzamam

    New Delhi: Afghanistan cricketers have the talent but their coach Inzamam ul Haq wants them to get more exposure against the Test playing nations in order to take their game to the next level. Afghanistan are virtually out of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 after losing their opening two games against Sri Lanka and Australia but the Asghar Stanikzai-led side displayed great character and fighting spirit in both the defeats.

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    Why did Sanjay Dutt give Manish Malhotras show a miss

    New Delhi: The 11th annual ‘Caring with style’ fashion show was held in Mumbai recently to support the cause of cancer and garnered supported by famous designers Manish Malhotra and Shaina NC.

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    ‘Rangoon’ demanding and exhausting: Shahid Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who reunites with filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj in upcoming film “Rangoon”, says its shooting has been a “demanding and exhausting” experience for him.

  • US Commander in Afghanistan apologises for hospital attack

    Kunduz: The new commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan apologised today to the people of Kunduz for the deadly attack on a hospital in the city last year that killed 42 people. US Army General John Nicholson traveled to the northern city to meet local leaders and relatives of those who died in the October 3 attack. A US Air Force AC-130 gunship attacked the hospital run by medical charity Doctors Without Borders in what Nicholson called a “horrible tragedy.” Nicholson’s

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    Gulzar Vishal Bhardwaj reunite for Jungle Book song

    New Delhi: Veteran lyricist Gulzar and filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj have reunited to bring a new version of the famous track “Jungle jungle pata chalaa hai” — from the Hindi TV animated series “Jungle Book” of the 1990s — for the Hindi dubbed version of Hollywood film “The Jungle Book”.

  • CredR partners Honda to set up two-wheeler exchange points

    Mumbai: CredR, an online marketplace for pre-owned two-wheelers, has tie-up with Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) and aims to set up 100 hyper-local bike exchange points across key markets in the country.

  • Nobel laureate Suu Kyi inducted in Myanmar Govt.

    Bangkok (Thailand): Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar’s National League for Democracy, will be a minister in the new Cabinet when it takes power this April, ending weeks of speculation over whether she would hold any formal position or not. Parliament Speaker Mann Win Khaing Than on Tuesday announced the names of 18 ministers during a parliament session. Mann, however, did not mention the details of which portfolios the Nobel laureate or

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    ‘Agenda of Alliance’ a “subversive document”: Panun Kashmir

    Jammu: Panun Kashmir today termed the ‘Agenda of Alliance’ (AoA) between BJP and PDP as a “subversive” document and said it should be rejected as the basis of any political alliance between the two parties in the formation of government in J&K.

  • Identification parade held in Dalit youth’s killing

    Coimbatore: A test identification parade was today held in the Central Prison here for the widow of the slain Dalit man to help her identify those who stabbed her husband to death in a suspected case of honour killing.