Free Press Journal
  • US charges three with Iran sanctions-busting

    Washington: A man with dual Iranian-Turkish citizenship and two Iranians have been charged with engaging in hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions on behalf of Iran and Iranian entities in violation of US sanctions, the US Justice Department said. Reza Zarrab, 33, a resident of Turkey who holds dual citizenship, was arrested March 19 and presented in federal court in Miami yesterday, the department said.

  • France boosts transport security after Brussels bombing

    Paris Security measures were reinforced at airports and train stations in Paris and across France following today’s bombings in Brussels, police said. A full deployment of security officials was underway at all eight terminals of Charles de Gaulle airport and its two railway stations, with reinforced checks on trains arriving from Brussels, an airport source told AFP.

  • Malaysia tribes say controversial Borneo dam is scrapped

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian tribal activists who have fought for years against a planned hydroelectric dam declared victory today, saying the state government has scrapped a project that would have flooded rainforests and displaced 20,000 tribes people. Since 2013 activists and local tribes in Malaysia’s Sarawak state on Borneo island have blockaded jungle roads leading to the proposed dam site on the Baram river.

  • Coach angry as Iran deny India chance to train at main stadium

    Tehran: India’s national football team coach Stephen Constantine expressed his displeasure at the Iran Football Federation not extending the courtesy of letting the visiting team train at the main stadium ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifier on Thursday. The minnows landed in the Iranian capital yesterday evening for their penultimate match against the Asian heavyweights. India are currently last in their group and will have one home match against Turkmenistan on March 29 left after the Iran game.

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    Your season of birth determines risk of allergy

    London: The time and date of birth determines our horoscope and the characteristics associated with it. However, a new study reveals a specific marker in our genes, which gives us the horoscope by the seasons of birth and shows how it influences so many things in our life.

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    Brussels blasts: Two Jet airways crew members injured

    New Delhi: Two Jet Airways crew members were injured in the blasts at Brussels airport today even as the authorities have relocated the airline’s passengers in Brussels to a safe location.

  • World T20: HC refuses DDCA’s plea to use RP Mehra block

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to entertain the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA)’s plea, seeking permission to use RP Mehra block at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium for conducting the World T20 semi-final match. The court has asked the DDCA to talk to the International Cricket Council (ICC) in this regard.

  • Social media used to exchange knowledge on rare diseases

    London: Using social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook can be beneficial for helping people to exchange knowledge with rare medical diseases and build communities, says a new study.

  • South Korea detects first case of Zika virus

    Seoul: South Korea has reported its first confirmed case of the Zika virus on Tuesday in a 43-year old male, who has travelled to Brazil, Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said.The 43-year-old man, who had made a business trip to Brazil between Feb 17 and March 9, has been tested positive.

  • Netherlands boosts security after Brussels blasts

    The Hague: Dutch counter-terrorism officials said today they were boosting security at national airports and tightening controls on the southern border with Belgium amid a series of blasts in Brussels.

  • Small mistakes led to defeat: Bangladesh captain Mortaza

    Bengaluru: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza believes that small slip-ups against Australia were responsible for Bangladesh’s defeat in their crucial World Twenty20 Super 10 match. Bangladesh lost by three wickets with nine balls to spare here on Monday. It was their second straight defeat in the tournament and has virtually snuffed out their chances of a semi-final spot in the showcase event.

  • Start-up funding being explored for oil, gas sector: Pradhan  

    New Delhi: State-run oil and gas companies are planning to create a venture capital fund to encourage start-ups to develop new business models and infuse innovation into India’s hydrocarbons sector, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.

  • How dumb! Blondes are just as smart as others

    New York:  The jokes about “dumb blondes” are, well, just jokes! Researchers have found that the average IQ of blondes may actually be slightly higher than those with other hair colours. While jokes about blondes may seem harmless to some, they can have real-world implications, said study author Jay Zagorsky from The Ohio State University in the US.

  • Cabinet will convey to Guv to accept Aney’s resignation: CM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the government would ask the Governor to accept the resignation of Advocate General Shreehari Aney, who put in his papers in the backdrop of the controversy generated over his espousal of separate Marathwada state.

  • Indian Wells CEO Moore quits after ‘sexist’ comment

    Indian Wells: Indian Wells tournament chief executive Raymond Moore on Tuesday resigned after his controversial comments about women’s tennis. Moore, 69, said the women’s game “rides on the coat-tails” of the men — a view described as “sexist” by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), reports Efe. Indian Wells owner Larry Ellison said in a statement on Tuesday in the tournament’s official website, “Earlier today I had the opportunity to speak with Raymond

  • Plants adapt to climate change better than many thought: study

    Washington: Plants respond a bit better to global warming than scientists had thought, according to a new study that suggests their potential contribution to worsening global warming is not likely as bad as researcher believed.

  • Novel laser method to create tiny smartphone batteries

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new efficient laser-writing method to fabricate environment friendly, tiny energy storage units like microbatteries and micro fuel cells for smartphones and other hand-held devices. In the race to design smaller devices and smartphones, a key factor is decreasing the sizes of components, researchers said.

  • Smaller species may go extinct without fossil trace

    New York: Many of the species now perishing due to the ongoing sixth mass-extinction event — especially the smaller ones — may vanish without a permanent  trace, says researchers.