Free Press Journal
  • Snake on a train: Indonesian kills serpent with bare hands

    Jakarta, An Indonesian man who used his bare hands to kill a snake that was discovered slithering on a busy commuter train has become an Internet hero. The train made an emergency stop after the reptile was spotted lurking on a baggage rack in a carriage headed to Jakarta from Bogor, south of the capital.

  • Indian jailed for robbing compatriot jeweller in Singapore

    Singapore, A 53-year-old Indian in Singapore has been jailed for over three years for robbing a compatriot jeweller of cash and valuables to the tune of USD 31,910, media reports said. Yelchur Sreenivas, 51, was robbed by Srinath Bari Ramdeo Bari and his two accomplices near Towner Road as he was returning home on May 25 last year. Srinath along with his two accomplices repeatedly hit Sreenivas with a wooden pole and

  • Trump administration plans to scrap net neutrality

    New York: The Donald Trump appointed Federal Communications Commission proposes to dismantle all rules that ensure equal access to the internet. Once these rules that ensure equal access to the internet are dismantled, it will clear the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites.

  • Butcher of Bosnia guilty of genocide

    The court found him guilty on 10 counts, including genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 1992-1995 war that killed 100,000 people.

  • Sharif family appears before the National Accountability Court

    Islamabad : Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (Retired) Muhammad Safdar appeared before an accountability court here on Wednesday in connection with corruption  references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

  • Now, Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe, meets officials

    Harare : Zimbabwe’s ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa flew home on Wednesday and met with top government and ruling party officials ahead of his inauguration as president on Friday, an aide said.

  • Lord Ganesha ad brea­­­­­ched Aus’s advert standard code

    Melbourne : In a U-turn, Australia’s advertising watchdog has ruled that a controversial advertisement featuring Lord Ganesha and other divinities promoting consumption of lamb meat violated the country’s advertising standard code.

  • Trump gets flak for decision to repatriate 59,000 Haitians

    Washington : President Donald Trump on Wednesday faced a backlash over his tough immigration policies after announcing that 59,000 Haitians who took refuge in the United States following the 2010 earthquake must return home.

  • ‘Resignation kept on hold, says Lebanese PM Hariri

    Beirut : Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Wednesday said that he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country.

  • Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick, Wishbone

    Washington : Ahead of this year’s Thanksgiving, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned two turkeys as part of a Thanksgiving ritual, maintaining a long-standing presidential tradition.

  • Hackers stole data of 57 mn Uber customers and drivers in 2016

    San Francisco , New Delhi : In a startling revelation, ride-hailing platform Uber has disclosed that two hackers “inappropriately accessed” names, email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million customers and drivers and the license numbers of around 600,000 drivers.