Free Press Journal
  • Murthy elated over son-in-law’s victory: UK polls

    Bengaluru : Exultant over his son-in-law Rishi Sunak’s victory in UK general elections, IT czar and Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy today expressed confidence in his ability to perform well as an MP while noting that he has “big shoes” to fill. “I am very happy that Rishi has won convincingly in Richmond – Yorks with such a majority. He and Akshata worked very hard, beat the pavement and communicated his merit,

  • Desi votes hold key to UK polls

    London : Indian-origin migrants that form the UK’s largest foreign-born voter population could play a decisive role in the country’s May 7 general elections which could result in a hung Parliament.

  • In a first, HIV home test kit goes on sale

    London : The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a result in 15 minutes at home, is now on sale in Britain, media reported, according to IANS.

  • New paternity leave rules in force in UK

    London : Now both parents in the UK can share leave following the birth or adoption of their child after a new rule came into effect today, benefiting some 2.85 lakh working couples.

  • Date syrup can fight bacterial infections

    London : Date syrup – a thick, sweet liquid derived from dates that is popular in the Middle East – shows antibacterial activity against a number of disease-causing bacteria, including Staph aureus and E coli.

  • Retail to e-tail need not pinch

    United States Senators Mark Warner of the Democratic Party and John Cornyn of the Republican Party have asked President Barack Obama to pressurise India to open up the ecommerce sector for Foreign Direct Investment. Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten has also asked Prime Minister Modi to do the same. On the other hand, Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic affiliate of the BJP, has asked that the amount of foreign investment permitted in Indian

  • Indian Crocodile Curry

    Indian crocodile curry touted as world`s hottest dish

    London : Claim to be a spice lover? You may want to try out this crocodile curry served by an Indian restaurant in the UK, which the makers are claiming to be the “world’s hottest dish.” The dish called Crocodile Inferno is made of real crocodile meat and red-hot chillies, and is so fuming that the chefs have to wear gas masks to avoid being overcome by the fumes, the Daily Star reported. There

  • nuclear

    North Korea ‘prepared’ to launch nuclear war ‘any time’ if it feels threatened

    London: North Korea is prepared to launch a nuclear war if it feels threatened, the nations’ ambassador to the U.K. has said. Hyun Hak-bong said that North Korea had nuclear weapons and was ready to use them “any time.” He cautioned, “If a sparkle of a fire is made on the Korean peninsula, it will lead to a nuclear war,” reported Sky News.

  • moon

    Study: Moon’s most unusual volcano more massive than previously thought

    Washington: A new study has provided a deeper insight into the extent of Moon’s most unusual and giant volcanic eruption’s debris. Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon’s most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought.

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Immigrants: UK’s abiding dilemma

    Britain is caught on the horns of a dilemma. It doesn’t want more foreigners, but it cannot ignore the evidence that foreigners are the main catalyst for economic growth. London is the country’s most dynamic spot, and that is because immigrants account for 3.2 million of the city’s 8.6 million people. The north-east, around Newcastle upon Tyne, which attracts the least number of foreigners, is also one of the country’s darkest spots with high

  • oldest human brain

    Mud may have preserved ‘oldest human brain’ for 2500 years

    London: A human brain in the UK, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,500 years by mud, archaeologists say. The brain was found inside a decapitated skull, with the jaw and two vertebrae still attached, at an Iron Age dig site near York, UK, in 2008. A team of 34 experts have been working to study and conserve the brain since its discovery.

  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Pakistan national convicted of plotting Qaeda attacks in US and UK

    New York: A 28-year-old Pakistani national has been found guilty by a federal jury here of plotting to attack the city’s subway system as well as a busy shopping mall in the UK. Abid Naseer, who had joined Al-Qaeda and plotted a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom, was found guilty yesterday by a jury in Brooklyn federal court of providing material support to the terror group following a two-week trial. The evidence at trial established that

  • British is the most attractive accent in the world

    London : A new poll has revealed that British is the world’s most attractive accent in the world, beating down the language of love French, which ranked down on fifth position, reports ANI.

  • British women being used by IS to incite terror in UK

    London: A group of 30 British women who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State have been encouraging other women in the UK to carry out terror attacks back home, overturning the belief that female jihadists are quite and passive, researchers here have found.

  • Snow delays flights, brings roads to standstill across UK

    London: Heavy snowfall and winter storms have swept parts of the UK, resulting in flight delays and closing of roads leaving dozens of passengers stranded. The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning across the whole of the UK as temperatures are set to plunge. They said temperatures could drop as low as -10 degree Celsius at the start of next week.