Free Press Journal
  • New hand-held device to catch early signs of eye disease

    Washington: MIT researchers have developed a new hand-held device that scans a patient’s entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

  • Vaccination key to combat cervical cancer

    New York: Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women – particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year.

  • Algal extracts may counter effects of high fat diet

    Washington: Algal extracts may counter the effects of high cholesterol diet, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have found.
    The fractions and isolates derived from the algae culture “PAZ” were shown to be a viable candidate for supporting healthy cholesterol balance, in sharp contrast to the control group, researchers said.

  • Hazare writes to CM, warns of stir if laws not implemented

    Mumbai: Anna Hazare today asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to ensure proper implementation of laws including those on empowering gram sabhas and transfer of officials, warning that he would launch an agitation if action was not taken.

  • Court order a moral victory for Modi, party: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today hailed a Gujarat court’s rejection of the protest petition against the clean chit given to Narendra Modi by the SIT in 2002 riots as a moral victory for him and the party.

  • Country’s legal system unfair to young lovers: Court

    New Delhi: The country’s legal system is “unfair” to youngsters in love, a Delhi court has observed while acquitting a youth of charges of kidnapping and forcing a girl, who was four months away from attaining majority, to marry him, after she admitted to have acted of her own accord.

  • Not ‘disheartened’ Zakia to appeal in higher court

    Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri, the wife of former Congress MP whose protest petition against SIT’s clean chit to Narendra Modi in the 2002 Gujarat communal riots was today rejected by an Ahmedabad court, said she was not disheartened after the verdict and would appeal against it.

  • Naveen dubs Congress “corrupt”, BJP “communal”

    Bhubaneswar: Hinting that the ruling BJD might be a part of the proposed Third Front in the 2014 general elections, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today dubbed Congress “corrupt” and BJP “communal”.

  • Mulayam should apologise, no difference b/w him and Modi: Beni

    New Delhi: Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma today demanded an “apology” from SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav over his remarks that those living in relief camps in Shamli and Muzaffarnagar are conspirators and compared him to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

  • Cong holds rally to woo voters in Leh ahead of LS polls

    Leh: In a bid to attract voters to come out in large numbers to exercise their franchise in the upcoming general elections, Congress today held a rally at the historic Polo grounds here.

  • Kejriwal sends back cops sent to protect him

    Ghaziabad:  Delhi Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal asked Uttar Pradesh policemen deployed at his housing apartment to go back as part of his refusal to accept security, an official said Thursday.

  • Alleged visa fraud not necessarily a grave crime: US attorney

    Washington: The US can still withdraw the alleged visa fraud case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, although it could face some difficulties before the judiciary, according to a top American lawyer.

  • Knee pain? Surgery may not be a solution

    New York: Are your knees troubling you? Physical therapy may be a better solution than undergoing surgery, especially an unnecessary one, according to a new study.

  • Minor rape-murder case: HC reserves order on death penalty

    Mumbai: Bombay High Court has reserved its order on the death penalty confirmation petition of a labourer who had raped and killed an eight-year-old girl in the neighbouring Thane district in 2009.