Free Press Journal
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    Apple breaks records with iPhone 6 sales

    Los Angeles: Technology giant Apple closed 2014 with a record breaking quarter thanks to the sales of iPhone, particularly the new iPhone 6, which raised its net profit to $18.02 billion, a 37.8 percent year-on-year increase, the company said.

  • Oldest star,Earth-sized planets

    Oldest star with Earth-sized planets found

    London :  Astronomers have discovered the oldest known star with five Earth-sized planets, signalling that such planets have formed throughout the history of the universe. The discovery used observations made by NASA’s Kepler satellite. The star, named Kepler-444, hosts five planets smaller than Earth, with sizes varying between those of Mercury and Venus. “We’ve never seen anything like this – it is such an old star and the large number of small

  • Naxals attack booths, security forces during panchayat poll

    Raipur:  Naxals went on rampage during the first phase of panchayat polls in Chhattisgarh today as they looted ballot boxes at several polling stations in insurgency-hit Bastar division but no causality has been reported.

  • Human stem cells

    Human stem cells generate new hair in lab

    New York :In the first step toward the development of a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss, US scientists have used human stem cells to generate new hair in the lab. “We have developed a method using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells capable of initiating human hair growth. The method is a marked improvement over current methods that rely on transplanting existing hair follicles from one part of

  • TN CM asks Centre to defer meeting on repatriation of refugees

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today termed Centre’s decision to hold an inter-ministerial meeting to discuss repatriation of Lankan Tamil refugees as “premature” and asked it to defer it, saying conditions in Sri Lanka’s northeast were not conducive for them to return.

  • BJP kicks off membership drive in Kashmir

    Srinagar: BJP today kick-started its membership drive in Kashmir with an aim to attract new members and to reach and connect every household in the Valley with the party.

  • O Panneerselvam

    Time not right for repatriating Tamil refugees: Panneerselvam

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam Wednesday said discussions on voluntary repatriation of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees should be deferred as it is premature to deliberate the matter now.

  • Headmistress suspended as student delivers baby in hostel

    Berhampur (Odisha): A Class X girl student delivered a baby in a residential school hostel in Kandhamal district following which its headmistress was suspended and two contractual teachers disengaged for alleged negligence, officials said today.

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    Launch NASA space mission from your smartphone!

    New York : Are you an avid space explorer or love to read about deep space missions? Download this interactive 3D app from NASA and reach the launch pad, virtually. Smartphone and tablet users can experience the excitement of standing on the launch pad beneath NASA’s massive new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), the US space agency said in a statement. Users can even launch the SLS from the top of

  • Triumph of UPA’s policy: Tharoor on Indo-US nuke deal

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today termed the Indo-US nuclear deal as a “triumph” of the UPA’s policy and ridiculed the Narendra Modi government for celebrating something the BJP had disagreed when in Opposition.

  • 3D-printed cartilage, tracheal replacement

    3D-printed cartilage for tracheal replacement developed

    New York:  Using 3D printing, investigators from the non-profit Feinstein Institute for Medical Research here have created cartilage designed for tracheal repair or replacement. The trachea or windpipe is a large membranous tube reinforced by rings of cartilage, conveying air to and from the lungs. This is a first for medical research where MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer was used to print a custom tracheal scaffolding, which was combined with living

  • Earth Like Planets

    Oldest star with Earth-sized planets found

    London: Astronomers have discovered the oldest known star with five Earth-sized planets, signalling that such planets have formed throughout the history of the universe.

  • Google

    Google gets competition in new search engine

    London: Finnish researchers have developed a new search engine that outperforms current ones and helps people search more efficiently.

  • Burdwan Blast Accused

    Burdwan blast: NIA arrests four more accused

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Wednesday arrested four more accused from various parts of West Bengal in connection with the Oct 2, 2014, Burdwan blast, an official said.

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    Branislav Ivanovic’s header steers Chelsea to Capital One Cup finals

    London: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time decisive goal helped Jose Mourinho’s side edge past rivals Liverpool to enter the Capital One Cup final at Wembley. Following a 1-1 draw at Anfield in the first leg, both teams played out a pulsating thriller in their second leg at Stamford Bridge as there were 35 attempted shots from both sides.

  • Taxi Strike

    Yet another taxi strike cripples Kolkata

    Kolkata: Commuters in this eastern metropolis were greatly inconvenienced Wednesday due to a 24-hour taxi strike called for a fare hike and to protest “police excesses”. This is the tenth strike by local cabs since August 2014.Commuters were stranded and harried as taxis stayed off the roads again due to the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC)-sponsored strike. The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)

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    Kalyan Singh takes additional charge as Himachal governor

    Shimla:  Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh Wednesday was sworn-in as the Himachal Pradesh governor. He will be holding additional charge and succeeds Urmila Singh who retired Jan 26 on completing her five-year term. “Kalyan Singh was administered oath of office and secrecy by High Court Chief Justice Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir,” a Raj Bhavan official told IANS. He arrived here Tuesday evening. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, his cabinet colleagues, Leader of Opposition and

  • Harikrishna Chess

    Grandmaster Harikrishna off to a bright start in Gibraltar Chess

    Gibraltar: Indian Grandmaster P Harikrishna started his campaign by outclassing Eric De Haan of Holland in the first round of the Masters’ section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival at the Caleta here. On what turned out to be an easy first round, seventh seeded Harikrishna made most of his white pieces in a fluent win out of a Sicilian defense.