Free Press Journal
  • Tibet ‘inalienable’ part of China: U.S.

    Belgrade: The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry said Washington maintains that Tibet is an inalienable part of China and does not support the independence of Tibet. During a telephonic conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday, Kerry said the U.S. policy on the Tibet issue remains unchanged, reports Xinhua. Wang on his part, reiterated China’s principled position on the issue of Tibet, urging the U.S. side to refrain from interfering

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    Britain leaving EU would be a “big mistake”: Cameron

    London: Ahead of the June 23 referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron today warned that if Britain chooses to leave the European Union it would be a “big mistake” and would lead to “debilitating uncertainty” that can last up to a decade. In an article for the ‘Sunday Telegraph’, Cameron described the referendum as an “existential choice” for Britain.

  • Oppn accuses RSS, BJP ministers of lobbying against Rajan

    New Delhi: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s decision not to seek second term triggered fresh accusations from the opposition against BJP and RSS today with Congress alleging some of their leaders were lobbying against him, calling it the “most unpleasant thing” for the country. Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily said the present regime does not deserve a person of Rajan’s stature.

  • Pak has not declined NIA team’s visit to probe P’kot attack: Swaraj

    New Delhi: India today said Pakistan has not refused to allow an NIA team to visit that country to probe the Pathankot airbase attack case and just sought “more time” even as it made it clear that talks and teror cannot go hand-in-hand. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also said the “warmth and ease” in relationship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif can help resolve complex issues between

  • Poachers kill adult female rhino in Kaziranga

    Jorhat: A female adult rhino was killed by poachers and its horn taken away in Kaziranga National Park in Assam taking the toll to 12 this year and two this month, a forest official said. The carcass of the bullet riddled pachyderm killed last night was recovered today from near Amkattoni camp in Bagori Range in the southern part of the Park along river Brahmaputra, DFO Subashis Das said today. Six empty

  • Pizza slices damaging environment in Brazil

    London: A team led by an Indian-origin air pollution expert has found an emerging risk to the environment from wood burning stoves in pizza restaurants and charcoal in steakhouses. A recent study, published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, has shown emissions in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo. This work was done by 10 air pollution experts from seven universities, led by the University of Surrey’s Prashant Kumar from the Department of

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    Curtailing free-will can lead to depression: Study

    New York: Diminishing a person’s belief in free will can lead them feeling less like their true selves and drive them to depression, finds a new study. The findings showed that feeling alienated from one’s true self can increase anxiety, depression and decision dissatisfaction. “Whether you agree that we have free will or that we are overpowered by social influence or other forms of determinism, the belief in free will has truly

  • ‘Himalayan nations face likely food crisis, need to join hands’

    New Delhi: The Himalyan countries, including India, are likely to face an unprecedented food crisis unless they strengthen regional collaboration for the development of inclusive climate resilience in the region, experts have warned. The collaboration needs to be strengthened to address the food, water and energy issues in the Himalyan region, they say. “We need to work hard to make sure that mountain issues and their downstream linkages are well reflected in


    ‘Selfies may damage your skin, cause wrinkles’

    London: Selfie-addicts, take note! Constantly exposing your face to the light and radiation from smartphones may damage your skin, speeding up ageing and promoting wrinkles, dermatologists have warned. Doctors can tell which hand a person holds their phone in just by looking at which side of the face is most damaged, they said. “Those who take a lot of selfies and bloggers should worry. Even the blue light we get from our

  • ‘Guided chemotherapy missiles’ to target cancer cells

    Los Angeles: Scientists have engineered novel proteins that work like ‘guided missiles’ which seek out cancer cells and deliver chemotherapy drugs to treat hard-to-reach tumours without harming healthy cells. Although chemotherapy drugs do often effectively kill cancer cells, they also damage other quickly dividing cells in the body, causing side effects ranging from cosmetic, like hair loss, to disabling. Sometimes, the drug dose needed to kill a tumour may be more than

  • 31 dead, 19 missing in Indonesian floods, landslides: official

    Banjarnegara (Indonesia): The death toll from flash floods and landslides in Indonesia has risen to 31, an official said today, as search crews scour devastated villages in the hope of finding survivors. Nineteen people remain missing following torrential rain and widespread flooding in Central Java, where thousands of homes have been swamped in water. Areas prone to landslides in the densely-populated province have been worst hit, with drivers swept off

  • Misrepresentation allegation is false: Sussanne Khan

    Mumbai: Entrepreneur and interior designer Sussanne Khan on Sunday said a complaint accusing her of falsely projecting herself as an architect to secure a contract with a company, is false, motivated and preposterous.

  • Terrorism is ‘haram’: 1 lakh Bangladeshi clerics say in fatwa

    Dhaka: Over 100,000 Islamic scholars in Bangladesh have issued a fatwa, declaring militancy and terrorism in the name of Islam as “haram” while voicing their concern over a wave of brutal slayings of Hindus and secular writers by Islamists in the Muslim-majority country. Maulana Farid Uddin Masud, the chairman of Islamic scholars’ organisation Bangladesh Jamiyatul Ulama, pronounced the fatwa or a ruling on a point of Islamic law at a press conference here.

  • Bangladesh: Indian envoy visits Ramakrishna Mission after threat

    Dhaka: The Indian envoy in Bangladesh today visited the Ramakrishna Mission here, days after suspected Islamists claiming to be ISIS followers threatened to kill the spiritual mission’s principal. India’s High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Ramkrishna Mission compound, four days after unidentified militants claiming to be followers of the Islamic State (ISIS) issued a death threat to its principal asking him to abstain from preaching his religion in “Islamic Bangladesh”. “Being the close

  • Kriti Sanon denies dating Sushant Singh Rajput

    Mumbai: Actress Kriti Sanon has finally broken her silence over dating rumours with Sushant Singh Rajput, saying they respect each other as co-stars.

  • Long hours, stress in office lead to burnout: Study

    New York: The office is the most productive place to get work done but long hours and work related stress lead to burnout, forcing office workers to look for other positions, according to a US study. The second annual ‘Workplace Index’ conducted by US-based company Staples Business Inc. found that 64 per cent of respondents reported their workplace as the main contributor to their stress, while nearly half admitted that feeling overworked