Free Press Journal
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    Teacher bans word ‘awesome’ in class to broaden students’ vocabulary

    Melbourne: A teacher in Australia has banned the word “awesome” in class in order to expand students’ vocabulary. The Mosman Public School’s teacher has asked pupils to try to come up with alternative words such as fantastic or wonderful, The Daily Telegraph reported. While the Education Department would not confirm if the word had been banned or simply discouraged, Year 3 pupil Claire Davis mentioned that the teacher said it doesn’t really mean anything, so they

  • Asthma

    Protein tied to asthma identified

    New York: Researchers have identified a protein linked to the development of asthma even in the absence of viral infection.  “This work is the first step in generating a novel type of asthma therapy that may have the power to prevent development of post-viral asthma in young children,” said one of the lead researchers Brian Volkman, professor of biochemistry at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in the US.

  • Snowfall, Cold, Jammu Kashmir

    Dry weather breaks rainy spell as min temp rises in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Srinagar and most other parts of Kashmir witnessed dry weather after five days of intermittent rains and snowfall, with the minimum temperature across the division, including Ladakh region, appreciating, even as the MeT Department predicted a fresh western disturbance early next week. “A fresh western disturbance would affect Jammu and Kashmir from February 23 evening. There are chances of widespread rains or snow on February 24 and 25,” a MeT Department spokesman said here.

  • Stephen Hawking now an astrophotographer

    Washington: Stephen Hawking, who is widely thought to be the smartest person alive, has now become the astrophotographer too as he recently captured beautiful cosmic photos photos with his new telescope. Hawking posted a handful of photos to Facebook that he captured with the 11-inch Celestron telescope, the Verge reported. The model that the 73-year-old has used was built for more than just stargazing, as it could be hooked up to a laptop and can automatically

  • laptop

    Microsoft updates Windows Defender to remove Superfish adware

    Washington: Microsoft has updated its Windows Defender to remove the Superfish adware which reportedly made Lenovo users susceptible to attacks. According to the Verge, researchers are reporting that Windows Defender, Microsoft’s onboard anti-virus software, is now actively removing the Superfish software that came pre-installed on many Lenovo computers.

  • autism

    Autism campaigner accuses Twitter of failing in its ‘moral duty’ to protect people from online abuse

    London : A leading autism campaigner has said that Twitter is failing to carry out its “moral duty” to protect users and members of the public from online abuse. According to the Independent, the statement of Kevin Healey, a trustee for the National Autistic Society, came two years after he was constantly targeted by internet trolls. Healey urged the social media giant to take actions to reform its policies in order to avoid the

  • Militants attack

    Two militants killed in encounter in Baramulla

    Srinagar: Two militants were today killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. On specific information about the presence of militants in Thak-Gund village in Sopore, a joint team of army and police began a search operation this morning, a police spokesman said. As the security forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants opened fire on them triggering an encounter in which two militants were killed. The spokesman said the identity and

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    Avengers: Age of Ultron to hit Indian screens April 24

    New Delhi: The much anticipated sequel in the “Avengers” franchise, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is all set to hit Indian theatres April 24 in 3D, a week before its release in the US. With the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions releasing simultaneously along with the English version, the film is touted to be the biggest blockbuster this summer, read a statement.

  • Vicky Tyagi, murder case

    Magisterial probe ordered in Vicky Tyagi murder case

    Muzaffarnagar: A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into gangster Vicky Tyagi murder case here, a senior official said today. City Magistrate Brijbhushan Pandey said that he would conduct an inquiry into the incident starting March 11. An armed juvenile who had entered a courtroom here masquerading as a lawyer, mortally shot Vicky Tyagi, an alleged gangster multiple times on February 16. The juvenile was arrested from the spot the same day  and has been sent to jail. Brijbir

  • Rajnath Singh

    Corporate espionage case: Rajnath Singh says culprits won’t be spared

    New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the culprits involved in the suspected corporate espionage case would not be spared. “I won’t rule out any possibility. The investigation is going on and the culprits will not be spared. Delhi Police is investigating the matter, I think it will soon be disclosed how all these things were happening,” said Rajnath. He added that the central government should be commended for revealing

  • Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart

    Borussia Dortmund beat Stuttgart 3-2 in Bundesliga

    Berlin: Wasteful Borussia Dortmund earned a 3-2 victory over last-positioned VFB Stuttgart at the curtain raiser of the 22nd round of Bundesliga.  Juergen Klopp’s men climbed out of the relegation battle into the midtable as the “BVB” reaped their third win in a row Friday, reports Xinhua.  Dortmund dominated the game from the kick-off against passive hosts who defended deep in their territory. As a consequence, the visitors overcame Stuttgart goalkeeper Sven

  • Sri Lanka passes bill to protect victims of crimes, witnesses

    Colombo: Sri Lanka has approved a bill for the protection of victims and witnesses of crimes, seen as reflection of the new government’s will to implement reforms. Fulfilling a long-held international demand for justice and human rights accountability in the country, the law is believed to encourage more witnesses to speak up – an important requirement to end the culture of impunity.

  • PDP, BJP

    PDP, BJP reach agreement, Mufti Mohammad to be J&K CM

    Jammu: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be the Jammu and Kashmir chief minister after his party reached an agreement for forming a government with the BJP, top party sources said Saturday.  Sources close to PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who returned to winter capital Jammu Friday after spending a week in Mumbai, told an agreement had been reached on all contentious issues between the PDP and the BJP.

  • Stanislas Wawrinka

    Sergiy Stakhovsky upsets Stanilas Wawrinka in Marseille Open

    Paris: World No.7 Stanislas Wawrinka was knocked out of the Marseille Open as he went down in the quarterfinals against World No.59 Sergiy Stakhovsky in three sets.  Ukraine’s Stakhovsky carved out a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory over the Swiss former Australian Open winner Friday, and now meets Frenchman Gilles Simon, reports Xinhua.  World No. 17 Simon shrugged off a slow start to subdue compatriot Jeremy Chardy 7-5, 7-6 (8/6).  In the second

  • West Indies, Pakistan

    Andre Russell stars in Windies thrashing of Pakistan

    Christchurch: Pakistan suffered their second consecutive loss as they were handed a crushing 150-run defeat by the West Indies who rode on Andre Russell’s all-round show in a completely one-sided cricket World Cup match here today. Russell smashed 42 runs of just 13 balls at the fag end of West Indies innings, hitting three fours and four sixes, after half centuries from Denesh Ramdin (51) and Lendl Simmons (50) to help his side score a

  • Kristen Stew

    Kristen Stew first American actress to win French Oscar Cesar Award

    Washington : Kristen Stewart became the first American actress to win a Cesar Award after grabbing the Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’. The movie was written and directed by Olivier Assayas’s starring Juliette Binoche and Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead roles, Deadline.com reported. It was also a big night for Oscar nominated ‘Timbuktu’ as it swept seven awards of the eight categories including Best Film, Best Original Screenplay,Best Sound

  • Govind Pansare

    CPI leaders express grief over Pansare’s death, demand thorough probe

    New Delhi : Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders on Saturday expressed grief and demanded a thorough probe into the death of their senior leader Govind Pansare, who succumbed to bullet injuries in Mumbai late last night. “It was very tragic news for the entire party. Comrade Govind Pansare was one of the senior most party leaders in the country. He was the secretary of the central control commission of the party which

  • Anushka Sharma

    Anushka Sharma’s passion for cinema with ‘PK’, ‘Bombay Velvet’

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma, who is currently busy promoting her film “NH 10”, credits her films “PK” and “Bombay Velvet” for igniting passion for cinema in her.  “Films affect you on a personal level because this is the life you lead – 95 percent of my life is about my work.  “Playing different roles also affects you and a huge credit goes to ‘PK’ and ‘Bombay Velvet’. For the kind of passion

  • Manish tewari

    Govt. should have taken action earlier in espionage case: Manish Tewari

    New Delhi : Stating that the central government was accountable for all the misdemeanours of the past nine months, Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday said the government should have taken action earlier in the suspected corporate espionage case. “In nine months, this government has not been able to get a hang of governance. This government is accountable for all the misdemeanours and indiscretions which have taken place in the past nine months.

  • Narendra Modi, Saifai

    Narendra Modi attends ‘tilak’ ceremony of Mulayam’s grandson

    Saifai (Uttar Pradesh) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the pre-wedding ‘tilak’ ceremony of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s grand nephew Tej Pratap. Tej Pratap is getting married to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Raj Lakshmi. Several celebrities and VVIPs are expected to attend the grand wedding ceremony here in Saifai, which is the hometown of Mulayam Singh Yadav. As per reports, round the clock security has been