Free Press Journal
  • Muslim family in US upset after teacher calls boy a terrorist

    Houston: A 12-year-old Muslim boy has accused his teacher of religiously targeting him by calling him a “terrorist” in front of his peers in the US state of Texas, prompting school authorities to probe the incident.

  • Japan should deter N-Korea, says Trump

    “We can’t be the policeman to the world and have $19 trillion in debt, going up to $21 trillion,”
    Donald Trump Republican presidential candidate
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  • 52 IS militants killed in battle to free Iraqi town

    Baghdad: At least 52 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday in airstrikes and clashes with security forces fighting to liberate a town in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, while the troops repelled an attack by extremist militants in Salahudin province, security sources said. In Anbar province, Iraqi security forces and allied paramilitary Sunni tribal fighters advanced on the IS-held town of Heet, some 160 km west of Baghdad, and managed

  • Law catches up with former Bangla PM Zia

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s beleaguered former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will surrender before a court here on Tuesday and seek bail in a case against her for instigating a deadly petrol bomb attack on a bus during an anti-government protest last year, her lawyer said today.

  • In Istanbul, a bookstore anchors Syrian refugees

    Istanbul : A rustic, three-story Arabic bookstore in old Istanbul has become an anchor for many Syrians who have stayed put in Turkey but crave a taste of home. The founder and owner of Pages, Samer al-Kadri, a refugee himself, says the store strives to be a bridge between Syrians, Turks and the myriad of foreigners who visit the city.

  • MTNL mulls mobile services with BSNL on revenue sharing basis

    New Delhi : State-run MTNL is working on a plan to operate its mobile services business in Delhi and Mumbai in partnership with BSNL on a revenue sharing basis. “We are having a very low market share in mobile services and not in a position to make capital investment. We are in discussions with BSNL that can invest in infrastructure and run our mobile business on a revenue share basis,” MTNL CMD N

  • BSNL to launch 4G in 14 circles

    New Delhi:  State-owned BSNL is gearing up to launch 4G services in 14 telecom circles where it has 20 MHz liberalised broadband wireless access (BWA) spectrum.

  • In a first, DCB Bank offers ATM transactions sans PIN

    Mumbai:  In a first for any domestic bank, small-sized lender DCB Bank has started an Aadhaar-based ATM usage facility wherein a customer can transact using his biometric details instead of the PIN.

  • ED preparing for LRs in Mallya-KFA probe

    New Delhi : As the money laundering probe against embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya gathers pace, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is preparing to issue Letters Rogatories (LRs) to a certain countries, including South Africa and the UK, for obtaining information on his overseas assets. Official sources told PTI  the agency has obtained details about immovable and movable assets held by the United Breweries (UB) Chairman in a number of countries and investigators are

  • Gupta keen on Tata’s Port Talbot plants

    London : UK-based Indian steel tycoon Sanjeev Gupta has come to the rescue of the troubled Tata Steel by opening discussions with owners of the steel giant to acquire its plants at Port Talbot, Britain’s largest employing some 4,000 people. The 44-year-old founder of steel, commodities and property group Liberty House, who has already saved a number of UK plants from closure, has said he is ready to discuss with the British government

  • Adani gets Queensland nod for coal project

    Melbourne: Adani’s controversy-hit 21.7 billion dollars coal mine project in Australia won three mining leases but the Indian mining giant said a final decision on investment will be taken only after the resolution of “politically-motivated” legal challenges against its plans to build one of the world’s largest coal mines.

  • Growing your career – Career in Horticulture

    If you have a love for greens – that is plants – and you think you can scientifically think of them, consider a career in horticulture

  • Company FDs back in favour with investors

    Company Fixed Deposits (Co-FDs), espcially after the recent downward revision in small saving rates, are once again emerging as a green pasture for investors, specially non-taxpayers. Taxpayers, after exhausting the available tax concessions up to the beneficial level can turn to these avenues.

  • Sunscreen usage may cause infertility in men

    London : Common ultraviolet (UV)-filtering chemicals used in sunscreens, makeup, moisturisers and lip balms may interfere with the function of human sperm cells, according to a new study that may account for unexplained male infertility, reports PTI.

  • Winning is all about mind over matter

    Washington : According to a recent study, fights are won and lost in the brain. Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have found that a deep-brain structure called the habenula contains two neural circuits that work in a complex interplay to influence whether a fight will be a win or loss, reports ANI.

  • NASA, Japan make 2.95 mn satellite Earth images free

    Washington : All Earth imagery – consisting of more than 2.95 million individual scenes — from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft since late 1999 has now been made available to users everywhere at no cost , NASA announced, reports IANS.

  • Obesity can be predicted as early as 6 months of age

    Washington DC : If you have never considered having your baby’s BMI tested, this news could change your mind. A new study has found that it is possible to identify those most at risk of becoming dangerously overweight, reports IANS.