Free Press Journal
  • Male smokers at higher risk for osteoporosis

    Washington: Male smokers are more likely than women smokers to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae, a new study has found. The large study of middle-aged to elderly smokers found that smoking history and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were independent risk factors for low bone density among both men and women.

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    An e-bike that takes over when you are tired of pedaling

    Washington: The Ford Motor Company’s new e-bike MoDe: Pro has made a strange standout alongside smartphones and wearables because of its some special and extra ordinary features. The Ford’s MoDe: Pro took the limelight at Mobile World Congress as if it is paired with a heart-rate sensor, the motor can be configured to kick in when your heart rate reaches a certain level and will provide little help when it detects that the rider is getting

  • BBC banned programme on sexual attacks by its own TV personality

    New York: The British Broadcasting Corporation, whose “internal culture” was described as “rotten” by a prominent British politician, has a record of trying to cover up sexual attacks by its own employees, including canceling a TV programme on a BBC star personality who was a serial child rapist.

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    Wall that pees back on you if you dare urinate on it!

    Washington: Sick of the foul stench on the walls due to some people’s disgusted habit of peeing on the walls? Worry not as a now the walls will pee back at them. Folks from St Pauli, the party quarter of Hamburg, Germany, have come up with an out of the box solution, which makes the wall reflect the pee, and could make the people think twice before relieving themselves on the walls, Discovery News reported.

  • India’s decision to ban documentary has backfired: US group

    New York: A prominent writers group in the US has said the Indian government’s decision to ban the BBC documentary on the Delhi gangrape incident has “backfired” as attempts to suppress the film have given rise to a broader debate on issues of women’s rights and freedom of expression. PEN American Center said the Indian government’s censorship of the documentary ‘Storyville: India’s daughter’ is a “worrying attempt” to restrict free expression on a key

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    Pakistan beat South Africa by 29 runs

    Auckland: A spirited Pakistan side put its World Cup campaign back on track with an upset 29-run win via Duckworth/Lewis method over South Africa in a thrilling pool B cricket match, here today. Put into bat in a rain-hit encounter, Pakistan rode on Misbah-ul-Haq’s 56 to post 222 all out in 46.4 overs and then packed South Africa for 202 in 33.3 overs in the 47 overs-a-side game.

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    Nirbhaya documentary not in country’s interest, says BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the Nirbhaya documentary is not in the interest of the country and added that the government’s move in this regard is aimed at protecting and ensuring that the sensibilities of women in this country are paramount. BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao, however, refused to comment on the Bar Council issuing notices to the defence lawyers for their remarks in the Nirbhaya documentary.

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    Ireland post best ODI total of 331/8 against Zimbabwe

    Hobart: Ed Joyce struck an impressive hundred as Ireland posted their highest ODI total of 331 for eight against Zimbabwe in their pool B match of the ICC cricket World Cup here today. Zimbabwe’s decision to put Ireland in after winning the toss backfired spectacularly as the European giant-killers rode on Joyce (112) and Andy Bilbirnie’s (97) lucid knocks to better their previous best of 329, made against England in 2011.

  • Knowing what you want in life may increase your lifespan

    Washington: If you are one of the people who have a high sense of purpose in life, you may live longer, claims a new study. Having a high sense of purpose in life may lower your risk of death, heart disease and stroke, according to a new study led by researchers at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt.

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    Concerted attempt being made to call me anti-party, anti-Kejriwal: Mayank Gandhi

    New Delhi: In a second blog published after the March 4 meeting of the national executive of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), senior ‘dissident volunteer’ Mayank Gandhi said that a concerted attempt is being made through soial media to describe him as anti-party and anti-Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Indian fishermen

    Kidnapped fishermen return from Sri Lanka

    Chennai: The seven Indian fishermen who were allegedly abducted by armed Sri Lankan fishermen have returned to Tamil Nadu, a leader said on Saturday in Rameswaram. “Seven fishermen were allegedly abducted by some armed Sri Lankan fishermen on March 4. They were later released by their captors after confiscating their catch, mobile phones and other equipments,” G. Arul, a fishermen leader in Rameswaram town, told IANS on Saturday.  The fishermen were released on March 5.

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    Women have played an extraordinary role in shaping India’s destiny: Pranab Mukherjee

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that women have played an extraordinary role in shaping the nation’s destiny. “On the occasion of International Women’s Day, I extend warm greetings and good wishes to the women of India,” said President Mukherjee in his message issued on the eve of International Women’s Day, which is observed every year on March 8.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Narendra Modi

    Kashmir challenge: Narendra Modi could write history or blot it 

    Jammu: A principal reason for Narendra Modi being swept to power in May was disgust with Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh – indecisive, short on ideas, bereft of charisma and supervising a government of scams. In a house of 543, the Congress had 209 seats. The shortfall of 63 was made up of coalition partners.

  • Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan

    Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan passes away

    Thiruvananthapuram: Veteran Congress leader and Kerala Assembly Speaker G Karthikeyan, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bengaluru for liver related ailments, passed away this morning. The end came at 9.30 AM, his office sources here said. He was 66 and leaves behind his wife and two sons. Condoling his death, senior party leader and former Defence Minister A K Antony said Karthikeyan’s passing away was a big loss for the party and the state.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath Singh admitted to Gurgaon hospital

    Gurgaon: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been admitted to a private hospital here following a heart problem, a senior doctor said. Rajnath Singh was brought at Medicity Medanta hospital around 9.15 a.m. Saturday and was admitted to the ICU. The team of doctors treating him refused to say anything about his condition. Sources told IANS that R.R. Kashvini and his team is taking care of Rajnath Singh. A.K. Dubey, medical superintendent of Medicity Medanta

  • Jammu, Srinagar, National highway

    Srinagar-Jammu National Highway reopens for one-way traffic

    Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only all-weather surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with rest of the country, was opened for traffic today, five days after the road was closed in the wake of landslides. “The highway was opened for traffic today and one-way traffic was allowed to ply from Jammu to Srinagar,” a Traffic Control Room spokesman said here.

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    India, Pak both to benefit from improved relationship: Marie Harf

    Washington: Encouraged by the resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan, the US has said both of the two South Asian neighbours stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an improved relationship. “We certainly were encouraged that they decided to resume dialogue and obviously believe that both India and Pakistan stand to benefit from practical cooperation and an improved relationship, which I think would be good for regional peace and stability in South Asia,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf said yesterday.

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    Hackers steal 1 billion email addresses in spam scheme

    Atlanta: Computer hackers stole 1 billion email addresses from US marketing companies in what federal authorities have called one of the largest reported data breaches in US history. Yesterday, three people were indicted on federal charges after they allegedly netted USD 2 million in commissions from millions of spam emails that routed recipients to websites selling software and other products. That means the defendants would have averaged just a fraction of a penny for each of the stolen email addresses. Still, authorities said the case

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina Nehwal beats Yihan Wang to storm into All England semis

    Birmingham: Leading Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal got the better of China’s former world champion Yihan Wang 21-19, 21-6 to march into the semifinals of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here. Olympic bronze medallist Saina was in her element from the beginning on Friday and never allowed Yihan to dictate the pace of the play in the 39-minute contest. With this win, the Indian World No.3 improved her career records against

  • Vanessa Huppenkothen

    Is Cristiano Ronaldo now dating Mexican TV presenter post Irina Shayk split?

    London: Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently split from Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk, may have a found a new gal-pal in Mexican TV presenter Vanessa Huppenkothen. The Portugal footie ace and Huppenkothen fell for each other when she recently visited the country on business, the Mirror reported. Huppenkothen had earlier created a buzz on social media during last summer’s when a photograph of hers wearing her nation’s football shirt went viral across Twitter. The FIFA Ballon d’Or winner split