Free Press Journal
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    Cuban cigar roller breaks own world record

    Havana: Record-setting Cuban cigar roller Jose Castelar has broken his own world record, rolling a cigar that measures nearly 100 metres, the media reported on Monday. Castelar, five-time winner of a Guinness World Record, has smashed his previous record set in 2011 for an 81.80-metre-long cigar, after eight days of rolling, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Here’s what Salman thinks on why he’s popular

    Karachi: After being in the film fraternity for over three decades and achieving a success that’s hard to surpass, Bollywood Bhaijaan Salman Khan reasons his stardom and says he is popular may be because he can do a bit of everything.

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    Typhoons cause $300 mn loss in Vietnam

    Hanoi: The two typhoons that hit Vietnam this year have caused damages worth more than 6 trillion Vietnamese dong (about $300 million), the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development (MARD) said on Tuesday. Typhoons Mirinae and Nida hit the country in July and August, leaving 20 persons dead 82 others injured, Xinhua news agency cited the ministry as saying.

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    Australian woman faces trial for raping nine-year-old boy

    Sydney: A West Australian woman has been charged with raping a nine-year-old boy between October and November last year, the media reported on Tuesday. The 27-year-old was arrested following an investigation by Perth Child Abuse Squad detectives, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Pay panel recommendations may stoke inflation: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Inflation will remain moderate in the near term aided by normal monsoon but implementation of the seventh Pay Commission award could stoke prices, Moody’s Investors Service today said.

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    Two Britons arrested over Syria terror offences

    London: Two men were arrested on Tuesday over suspected Syria-related terrorism offences in England’s Coventry city. The men, aged 32 and 26, were arrested on suspicion of financing terrorism, BBC reported citing police as saying.

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    RBI retains growth projection at 7.6%, warns of global impact

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank today retained growth projection for the current fiscal at 7.6 per cent but cautioned that sluggishness in global economy may neutralise India’s momentum which has been built up by good monsoon and uptick in rural demand.

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    Novel technology may prevent burn scars

    Jerusalem: Researchers have devised a new non-invasive method to prevent the scarring caused by second- and third-degree burns. According to the World Health Organisation, 10 per cent of all unintentional-injury deaths are the result of fire-related burns. But even for those who survive the destruction of skin and tissue cells, the road to recovery is never ending.

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    Renuka Chowdhury stirs row, says ‘rape to chalte hi rehte hain’

    New Delhi: In what may give the opposition parties fresh ammunition to target the grand old party in the run up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Congress senior leader Renuka Chowdhury on Tuesday sparked a controversy with her “rape to chalte hi rehte hain” (rape is common) remark and said that one would not pat those in power because of delayed police action.

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    Subbulakshmi to be honoured at UN on Independence Day

    United Nations: Legendary carnatic vocalist M S Subbulakshmi will be honoured at the United Nations next week on India’s 70th Independence Day by a performance by Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman at the world body’s iconic General Assembly. Commemorations to mark Subbulakshmi’s birth centenary also include a photo exhibition at the UN headquarters by India’s Permanent Mission besides the cultural extravaganza here to coincide with the country’s independence day.

  • Havoc created in name of cow protection: Yechury

    New Delhi: Claiming that “havoc” was being spread in the name of cow protection, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury today sought a categorical statement from the Prime Minister assuring action against cow vigilante outfits, saying the government’s attitude was akin to the Machiavellian dictum.

  • 50 Republican national security officials reject Trump

    Washington: Fifty senior Republican national security officials have issued a stinging rejection of their party’s White House nominee Donald Trump, warning he would be “the most reckless president in American history” if elected. The group, some of whom had already announced they would not vote for Trump, included former homeland security chiefs, intelligence directors, senior presidential advisors and a former US trade representative. They served under Republican presidents from Richard Nixon