Free Press Journal
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    AgustaWestland case: ED raids in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday conducted raids at 10 places in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad in connection with its ongoing money laundering probe in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal.

  • 22 killed, 200,000 displaced in China floods

    Beijing: At least 22 people were killed and nearly 200,000 displaced in China due to heavy rains that began on Saturday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Monday. According to the Ministry, a total of 197,000 people were displaced and 3.7 million people in seven provinces affected, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Putin to visit China to sign bilateral agreements

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to China on June 25 when he plans to sign a series of bilateral agreements, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday. Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will study “concrete steps” to develop cooperation between the two countries on trade, economy, technology, science, humanitarian aid and investment, EFE news reported citing the statement as saying.

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    Anti-Trump delegate faction says it’s raising cash

    Washington: A faction of Republicans opposed to Donald Trump is pitching a last-ditch effort to stop the party’s presumptive presidential nominee on a long-shot rules change at the national convention in July. On Sunday night, the Republican operatives trying to drum up an anti-Trump coalition held their second conference call in five days.

  • ‘Majority want polythene banned for Swachh Bharat’

    New Delhi:An overwhelming majority of Indians surveyed feel that civic bodies across the country have been ineffective in reducing the use of polythene bags in the first two years of the Swachh Bharat initiative in spite of the central government and the National Green Tribunal banning their use.

  • ‘Overweight adolescents at high risk of heart failure later’

    London: Men who are overweight in adolescence may have an increased risk of developing heart failure in middle age, a new large study has warned. The increased risk of heart failure was found in men who were within the normal body weight range (a body mass index of 18.5 to 25) in adolescence, with an increased risk starting in those with a BMI of 20 and rising steeply to a nearly ten-fold

  • New technology developed to create clean hydrogen fuel

    New York: With an aim to tackle one of the world’s biggest energy challenges — clean fuel for transportation, researchers in the US have developed a new technology to make clean hydrogen fuel. Unlike gasoline-powered vehicles, which emit carbon dioxide (CO2), cars using hydrogen are emission-free. However, making hydrogen fuel involves burning natural gas that releases CO2 into the atmosphere.

  • 142 more villages get electricity link

    New Delhi: A total of 142 villages in 11 states were electrified during the week ending June 19 under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojna, a statement said on Monday.

  • Cambodian PM denies role in ASEAN U-turn on South China Sea

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian Premier Hun Sen lashed out today at claims his government had bowed to Chinese pressure to help scupper a joint statement by Southeast Asian nations on the South China Sea. In an angry speech Hun Sen also accused an international court of political bias as it prepares to rule on a sea dispute between the Philippines and China.

  • Before hearing, Pyongyang pushes claim South abducted women

    Pyongyang: As South Korea’s main spy agency prepares a courtroom defense of its continued detention of 12 North Korean waitresses who had fled from China, Pyongyang is using the women’s relatives and colleagues to step up its accusations that they were tricked into leaving their jobs and essentially kidnapped.

  • 984 graduates, 5 MPhil candidates apply for porters’ posts!

    Mumbai: As many as 984 graduates and five MPhil degree holders have applied for the five ‘hamal’ (porter) posts in Maharashtra, a senior official today said. The minimum educational qualification for the post is just fourth standard pass.

  • ‘Pregnant teens in Aus take up smoking to have smaller babies’

    Melbourne: Pregnant teens in Australia are deliberately taking up smoking to help them reduce the birth weight of their unborn babies and make childbirths less dangerous and painful, a shocking new research has found. According to a 10-year study into smoking in Australia, girls as young as 16 are taking up smoking as they are more afraid of labour pains linked to having a large child rather than the health complications caused

  • Mouni Roy to make her big screen debut

    New Delhi: Here’s news for the Mouni Roy fans to celebrate, she’s set to step into the silver screen.

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    Toppers scam accused Bachha Rai booked under Arms Act

    Hajipur (Bihar): A day after arms and ammunition were seized from his office, Bachha Rai, principal of Bishun Rai Intermediate college in Vaishali district which is in the eye of a storm over the 10+2 toppers scam in Bihar was booked under Arms Act.

  • Procrastinators more likely to have insomnia

    New York: People who tend to put things off are more likely to develop insomnia — a sleep disorder characterised by difficulty in falling or staying asleep, says a study. The researchers said the link between procrastination and trouble falling asleep seemed to be explained by people worrying about things that they wanted to get done before going to bed, Live Science reported.

  • Over 65 mn people displaced in 2015: UN

    Geneva: Over 65 million people were forcibly displaced by the end of 2015 — compared with 59.5 million 12 months earlier, according to an annual report by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released on Monday. The top host countries included Turkey (2.5 million), Pakistan (1.6 million), Lebanon (1.1 million), Iran (949,400), Ethiopia (736,100) and Jordan (664,100), EFE news reported.

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    ‘Game of Thrones’ director took reference from Kurosawa for new episode

    Los Angeles: For ‘Battle of the Bastards’, the 9th episode of “Game of Thrones” season 6, director Miguel Sapochnik took inspiration from Akira Kurosawa’s “Ran”. The episode saw an elaborate battle between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton, one of the most hated villains in the series.

  • American ISIS fighter praises Orlando gunman in new video

    Washington: In a new video released by ISIS terror group, a man purporting to be an American fighter is shown praising the Orlando gay nightclub shooter and calling for more attacks on the US. The video, released by the dreaded terror group yesterday, came exactly one week after Afghan-origin gunman Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 people inside a gay Florida nightclub, Fox News reported.

  • Bomb kills at least 8 in northeast Afghanistan: officials

    Kabul: At least eight people were killed and 18 injured this morning when a motorcycle bomb exploded in a crowded market in Afghanistan’s northeastern Badakhshan province, local authorities said. “Our initial information is eight people were martyred, and 18 others were wounded, all the victims are civilians,” the Badakhshan provincial governor’s spokesman Naweed Froutan said, adding that the death toll is set to rise.