Free Press Journal
  • Iran says no Iranian pilgrims at next hajj, blames Riyadh

    Tehran: Iran has officially announced it won’t be sending pilgrims to the hajj this year and is blaming Saudi Arabia, claiming the kingdom has failed to provide adequate security for the pilgrims. The hajj has become a contentious issue as tensions between the two Mideast powers escalated after last year’s hajj disaster killed at least 2,426 people.

  • Homosexual men in small cities less likely to be tested for HIV

    Toronto: Men who live in small cities and have sex with other men are less likely to get an HIV test than their metropolitan counterparts, says a study. The lower testing rates are likely connected to internalised feelings of homophobia and a reluctance to disclose sexual preferences at a doctor’s office, the researchers said.

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    Gaya Road Rage: Patna HC defers bail plea of Manorama Devi

    Patna: The Patna High Court has deferred to Monday the hearing of a bail plea of JD-U legislator Manorama Devi, who is accused of harbouring her son after he allegedly killed a teenager in Gaya district of Bihar.

  • ‘Mind reading’ can herald better teamwork at job

    New York: If you like to observe whether the person sitting next to you is rhythmically drumming his fingers because he’s anxious or if someone is preoccupied because she’s gazing off into the distance, make sure to use this talent at the workplace. According to an interesting study, such “observing” people are high in mind-reading motivation (MRM) which can lead to many social benefits, including better teamwork.

  • Pakistani woman set afire for rejecting marriage proposal, dies

    Islamabad: An 18-year-old school teacher in Pakistan’s Punjab province died of burn injuries after she was set on fire for refusing a marriage proposal, police said on Thursday.  The perpetrators beat Maria Abbasi, then drenched her in petrol and set her ablaze before leaving her for dead on Monday night, her family members told CNN.

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    Gulbarg riots verdict ‘reasonable’: Ujjwal Nikam

    Mumbai: Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Thursday said the judgement in the Gulbarg society communal riots is reasonable, adding the prosecution could not prove the charge of criminal conspiracy.

  • Google has no plans to make own smartphones right now: Pichai

    New York: India-born Google CEO Sunder Pichai has said the digital giant has no plans to make its own smartphones right now and will continue to collaborate with its original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), according to media reports.

  • Clinton to attack Trump on foreign policy

    Washington: Hillary Clinton is set to unleash a major foreign policy attack on Donald Trump, using a speech in San Diego to cast the Republican as unqualified and dangerous. The former secretary of state, who has repeatedly called Trump a “loose cannon,” will seek today to contrast her foreign policy experience with Trump’s.

  • Clinton struggling to vanquish Sanders in California

    Washington: Hillary Clinton ventures to California aiming to snatch a Democratic nomination victory next week and dash the White House dreams of rival Bernie Sanders, allowing her to finally turn to her election matchup against Donald Trump. Clinton has six days to press her case in the nation’s most populous state, where she is desperate to secure a symbolic victory and take Sanders’ last remaining argument for staying in the presidential race off

  • ASSOCHAM advocates investments for job growth

    New Delhi,: Hailing India’s emergence as the fastest growing major economy in the world with the GDP expanding by 7.6 percent, ASSOCHAM President Sunil Kanoria today said it was time to build on the gains and bolster private investment which will be a big catalyst for job creation and achieving the ultimate objective of sustainable growth.

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    Govt asks dept canteens to get FSSAI licences

    New Delhi: Over 1,350 canteens working in various central government departments have been asked to take food safety licences from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

  • If it happens, it’s great: Shahid on working with Kareena

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor doesn’t think about whether he will ever again share screen space with his former girlfriend Kareena Kapoor. However, he says he is open to the idea and that it will be great if it happens.

  • Happy Birthday Sonakshi Sinha… Dabangg girl turns 29 today

    Bollywood’s Golden girl Sinakshi Sinha turns 29 today. The Dabangg girl who got fame after her debut appearance in Dabangg opposite Salman Khan. She was never keen to be a part of filmdom, rather she was interested more to be a stylist or fashion designer, she took training for the same. But, as we know, a star kid just cannot stay away from film industry.

  • Secret to successful ageing: Keep diet high on fibre

    Sydney: Eating the right amount of fibre from breads, cereals, and fruits can help us avoid disease and disability into old age — a benchmark of successful ageing, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher. Using data compiled from the Blue Mountains Eye Study, a population-based study that examined a cohort of more than 1,600 adults aged 50 years and older for long-term sensory loss risk factors and systemic diseases, the

  • Jay Banushali to host ‘The Voice India’?

    Mumbai: Actor Jay Banushali, who has showcased his anchoring skills in shows like “Dance India Dance” and “Dil Se Naachein Indiawaale”, is said to have been approached to host the upcoming children singing reality show “The Voice India Kids”.

  • Court reserves order on case against Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan

    A while back we had reported that advocate Gaurav Gulati had filed a complaint against Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan for hurting religious sentiments when the duo had appeared on the sets of show Bigg Boss season 9 and were seen entering a place that appeared to be a temple with their shoes on. However, now we hear that a Delhi court has reserved its order on the criminal complaint filed

  • Comets break up, make up throughout their lives

    New York: Some periodic comets — objects that orbit the Sun in 200 years or less — may regularly split in two and then reunite down the road, a new study has found. According to a team from Purdue University and University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), this may be a repeating process fundamental to comet evolution.

  • Fresh proof of alleged animal trafficking by Thai temple

    Bangkok: Thai authorities recovered two tiger skins on Thursday from inside a truck as it tried to leave a controversial temple, which used the big cats to attract tourists. Besides the skins, members from the National Parks Conservation Department investigating the temple since Monday, also found hundreds of amulets allegedly containing tiger remains such as bones and teeth. On Wednesday, officials had recovered 40 dead tiger cubs, just one to two days