Free Press Journal
  • Will Sanders hinder party unity and trip Clinton?

    Washington: US Senator Bernie Sanders’ refusal to quit the race even after Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination could hurt her efforts to unify the party to win the presidential election, experts said. Clinton earlier this week finally grabbed the number of delegates needed to officially win. Still, Sanders on Thursday vowed to continue to compete and announced that he would run in the Washington DC primary next week, reports Xinhua news

  • Al-Qaeda leader pledges allegiance to new Taliban leader

    Kabul: Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al-Qaeda terrorist network, has pledged allegiance to the newly appointed supreme leader of the Taliban group Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada. Al-Zawahiri, who became Al Qaeda leader after US Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011, in a 14 minute recording said: “As leader of the Al-Qaeda organisation for jihad, I extend my pledge of allegiance once again, the approach of Osama to invite the

  • India bowl out Zimbabwe for 168

    Harare: India bowled out Zimbabwe for 168 in 49.4 overs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Harare Sports Club here on Saturday. Zimbabwe kept losing wickets at regular intervals, thanks to medium pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah (4-28), Dhawal Kulkarni (2-42) and Barinder Sran (2-42).

  • Two killed as under-construction building collapses

    Hyderabad: Two workers were killed and seven others injured when a portion of an under-construction building collapsed in the old city of Hyderabad on Saturday, police said.

  • An app that puts you to sleep

    Toronto: A Canadian researcher has created an app that uses a method that essentially “scrambles” one’s thoughts and keeps the mind off issues that may prevent sleep. “A racing mind, worries and uncontrollable thoughts are common bedtime complaints among poor sleepers,” said Luc Beaudoin of Canada’s Simon Fraser University, who has created the mySleepButton app that uses what Beaudoin calls a “cognitive shuffle,” or Serial Diverse Imagining (SDI) method.

  • IS claims responsibility for Bangladesh Hindu temple volunteer killing: SITE

    Dhaka: U.S.-based SITE Intelligence Group, in its latest report, has said that the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the killing of a volunteer of a Hindu temple in Bangladesh’s Pabna Sadar upazila. Nityaranjan Pandey, 60, a volunteer at Sree Sree Thakur Anukulchandra Satsang ashram, was hacked to death yesterday, the latest in a spate of such killings in the country.

  • Facebook can help raise awareness about inflammatory back pain

    London: Social networking site Facebook can effectively be used to raise awareness about the symptoms of inflammatory back pain (IBP) and play a key role in early diagnosis of the chronic affliction, a study involving an Indian-origin researcher says. “Patients with inflammatory back pain (IBP) can wait years for a correct diagnosis. Early treatment is critical in achieving better outcomes for these patients,” said Arumugam Moorthy of Britain’s University Hospitals of Leicester

  • Indian govt is going to be America’s ‘great ally’: Ryan

    Washington: The Indian government is going to be America’s “great ally” and there is a need to nurture this relationship, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan has said. In a major foreign policy speech here in which he was highly critical of President Barack Obama’s policies, the US-India relationship was the only aspect of it which was appreciated by Ryan.

  • Gunmen kill 11 of family in remote Mexican village

    New York : At least eleven members of a family were killed by gunmen in remote Mexican mountain village. Five women, four men and two girls were killed in El Mirador, a community in central Puebla state, near Oaxaca yesterday. “Two other minors were badly wounded and taken to the hospital,” the Guardian quoted Vicente Lopez de la Vega, the mayor of the town of Coxcatlan, which oversees El Mirador, as saying.

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    Open to produce regional films, says Dia Mirza

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Dia Mirza says if given good scripts, she would love to back regional movies because for her the quality of a project matters more than the language it is made in.

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    Rice at Rs 2 per kg is unimaginable elsewhere: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

    New Delhi: The “last two years have been extremely satisfactory” as certain basic issues of people’s livelihood could be addressed, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has said, but lamented that while the Centre bears the cost of providing subsidised rice at Rs 2 kg, it is the states which claim the credit for this.

  • Seek NSG’s acceptance, not individual endorsements: U.S. tells Pak

    Washington : Pakistan has been asked by the United States to put its case of joining the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) before the 48-member countries rather than seeking individual endorsements for joining it. Islamabad had earlier this week, sent letters to American officials and lawmakers, urging them to support its bid for joining the 48-member club that controls access to sensitive nuclear technology, reports the Dawn.

  • Growth in manufacturing may take some more time: FICCI on IIP Data

    New Delhi: Commenting on the release of IIP numbers for April 2016, President FICCI, Harshavardhan Neotia said, “The manufacturing sector performance is on the expected lines as predicted by FICCI survey too last month.”

  • Pak army chief asks US to bomb Taliban hideouts in Afghanistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s powerful army chief General Raheel Sharif has asked the US to target the hideouts of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan militants and their chief Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan. General Raheel made the demand during a high-level meeting with Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson here yesterday.

  • Private lunch with Buffett goes to highest bidder for $3.4M

    Omaha (US): Billionaire Warren Buffett has again auctioned off a private lunch to raise money for a San Francisco homeless charity, and this time the meal goes to the highest bidder for USD 3.4 million.

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    With eye on UP polls, BJP brass to brainstorm at Allahabad

    Allahabad: With assembly polls due in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP leadership will brainstorm here on June 12-13 to chalk out a strategy to take power in the country’s most populous state next year.

  • IVF technique that cuts genetic disease risk found safe

    London: A groundbreaking IVF-based technique that reduces the risk of debilitating genetic disorders from being passed from mother to children has been found safe, researchers have reported. Published in the journal Nature, the scientists reported an in-depth analysis of human embryos created using the new technique designed to reduce the risk of mothers passing on mitochondrial disease to their children, which is debilitating and often life-limiting.