Free Press Journal
  • Guidance can help school dropouts fare better

    New York: Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school but proper guidance and treatment can improve the odds for such people, a study has found.

  • Court grants bail to man who hurled shoe at Kejriwal

    New Delhi: A city court today granted bail to a man who had hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on the ground that he was having bad health and was not required for custodial interrogation.

  • Landslide kills three in Nepal, four missing

    Kathmandu: A landslide triggered by heavy rains killed three in western Nepal, an official said today, with four people still missing after their hamlet was deluged by water and rocky debris. Rescue workers are searching for the missing villagers, the official added, while six people who were injured in the landslide, which happened around midnight Thursday, are all receiving medical treatment.

  • Are you extremely social? Beware of cheating on Facebook

    New York: People with intellectual disabilities or those extremely social and trusting are more susceptible to exploitation and abuse on social media platforms like Facebook, researchers have revealed.

  • India don’t need Pak’s lecture on our internal matters: MEA

    New Delhi: Pakistan is an epicentre of global terrorism and India does not need any lecture from it on its internal matters, India asserted today, reacting angrily to reported comments by Islamabad about the Handwara incident in Kashmir.

  • The importance of taking risks

    I never used to be a risk-taker but then I had children who would play in the park and say things like: “Daddy, close your eyes and open your mouth.” You soon learn what true courage is.

  • 63 killed, 134 missing in Lanka flooding, landslides

    Colombo: At least 63 people have been killed and 134 others remained missing in floods and landslides triggered by heaviest rains in Sri Lanka in over a quarter century which also forced the evacuation of over 200,000 people from their homes in the country’s capital. Issuing a desperate warning Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe appealed to the people to vacate the low-lying areas in Colombo after heavy rains battered the island nation since last weekend,

  • CPI-M strongman Pinarayi Vijayan pips veteran Achuthanandan

    Thiruvananthapuram: Pinarayi Vijayan, known as a taskmaster and an organisation man to the core, as pipped his bitter rival V S Achuthanandan to the top post in Kerala politics, notwithstanding the spirited campaign by the 93-year-old leader to ensure the Left’s victory in the Assembly election.

  • Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam refuses to answer questions

    Paris: The last known survivor of the team that carried out last November’s Paris attacks refused to talk during questioning today by anti-terror judges, and the session ended abruptly. Salah Abdeslam’s lawyer, Frank Berton said his client invoked his right to silence.

  • NDMC officer murder: 3 accused sent to jail till June 2

    New Delhi: The owner of a four-star hotel in the city and two others, who were arrested in connection with murder of a 57-year-old estate officer of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), were today sent to judicial custody till June 2 by a Delhi court.

  • EgyptAir crash: wreckage found, search for bodies ongoing

    Cairo: Egyptian military scouring the Mediteranean Sea today found the wreckage of the crashed EgyptAir aircraft, a day after the ill-fated plane en route to Cairo from Paris went down with 66 people on board, with authorities hinting at a terror angle to the deadly incident. “Egyptian aircraft and navy vessels have found personal belongings of passengers and parts of the wreckage 290 kilometres north of Alexandria,” Brigadier General Mohamed Samir said on

  • Sensex trips 98 pts on tighter P-Note norms, weak rupee

    Mumbai: A weak trend continued for a third straight session as market benchmark Sensex fell 98 points to 25,301.90 in choppy trade today on sustained foreign fund outflows and selling by domestic investors after regulator Sebi tightened guidelines to check any misuse of P-Notes.

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    Telgi scam convict seeks court’s nod to visit son in Canada

    Mumbai: A former assistant police inspector, convicted in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam involving Abdul Karim Telgi, today moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to go to Canada to attend his son’s convocation.

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    Bhujbal seeks bail from HC, medical board to review his health

    Mumbai: Former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, incarcerated in an alleged money laundering case, today applied for bail on health grounds in Bombay High Court which asked the Enforcement Directorate to produce him before a medical board for examination.

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    Pre-booking for LG G5 smartphone begins from May 21

    New Delhi LG Electronics India Limited said on Friday that the pre-booking for its G5 smartphone, which the company claims to be the world’s first modular smartphone, will open from May 21.

  • Hong Kong roof collapse injures three at university

    Hong Kong: The roof of a building at Hong Kong’s City University collapsed today, injuring three people, officials said, sparking panic among eyewitnesses who said it sounded like an explosion had gone off. The accident happened around 2:30 pm (630 GMT) at a university sports centre in the Kowloon Tong neighbourhood, with footage showing the caved-in roof along with police, firefighters and ambulances at the scene.

  • India to sign contract on Chabahar port during PM’s Iran visit

    New Delhi: India will sign a contract to develop Phase-1 of Iran’s Chabahar port during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Persian Gulf nation on May 22-23. Indian Ports Global Pvt Ltd will sign a contract with Arya Bandar Company of Iran for developing two terminals and five multi-cargo berth in Phase-1, said Gopal Baglay, Joint Secretary (Pakistan-Afghanistan-India) in the Ministry of External Affairs.