Free Press Journal
  • Raj Thackeray

    Hate speech: HC seeks Delhi Police reply on Raj Thackeray’s plea

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today sought Delhi Police’s response on a plea of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray seeking quashing of summon orders issued by a court here for allegedly threatening and branding north Indian Muslims as insurgents in 2012. “Issue notice to respondent number 1 (Delhi police through SHO, Dwarka South). Status report should also be filed. Notice also issued to respondent 2 (complainant),” Justice Manmohan Singh said.

  • Opposition parties march against Land Bill

    New Delhi: In the first display of opposition unity against the Modi government, leaders of 14 political parties led by Sonia Gandhi today marched from Parliament to Rashtrapati Bhavan against amendments to the land acquisition act and pledged to continue their “do or die” battle. A delegation of 26 leaders including former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Deve Gowda met President Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to protect the farmers’ interests

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    BJP hints at land acquisition scam in Bihar

    Patna: The BJP today alleged in the Bihar Legislative Council that land mafia operating in Bihar was showing government land as their own and getting compensation for it during its acquisition for development purposes. The saffron party also demanded that the government should recover such compensation money, which has been paid to unscrupulous elements, and make it mandatory to attach photocopies of land details as shown in cadastral survey.

  • PM’s brother attacks BJP government

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s younger brother Prahlad today lashed out at the BJP government at the Centre, saying it has “failed” to live up to peoples’ expectations and lacked will to resolve their problems. Prahlad participated at a protest here at the Jantar Mantar organised by the All India Fair Price Shop Federation, of which he is the vice president, to press for their charter of demands where he attacked BJP

  • Prashant Bhushan

    AAP’s top decision making body to meet this evening

    New Delhi: The powerful Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of the Aam Aadmi Party will meet this evening, a day after top leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan sent feelers to Delhi Chief Minister and party chief Arvind Kejriwal to end their differences. Bhushan and Yadav were already removed from the PAC, the key decision making body of the AAP.

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    Jat quota quashing a lesson for politicians

    The Supreme Court’s quashing on Monday of the erstwhile UPA government’s decision to include Jats in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category that made them eligible for reservations has exposed the blatant expediency of the regime at the Centre before the Lok Sabha elections last May.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Modi

    12th J&K Assembly begins; Mufti,Omar among 85 take oath as MLA

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and former CM Omar Abdullah today took oath among 85 others as members of 12th J&K Legislative Assembly, which came into operation from today. The Pro-tem Speaker Mohmmad Shafi today administered oath at the swearing in the Assembly to 85 members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) out of 89 strength of the house, Secretary, J&K Assembly M Ramzan told reporters here today.

  • Private players need to spend Rs 1,839 cr for four airports

    New Delhi: Successful bidders for developing Chennai, Kolkata and two other domestic airports, through public private partnerships, should spend at least Rs 1,839 crore towards mandatory capital works at these locations. Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma today said the government has initiated the process for undertaking operation, management and development of four airports through public private partnerships.

  • Study: Tackling obesity may help ease dangerous irregular heartbeat

    Washington: Losing weight for obese people with atrial fibrillation may help restore healthy heart rhythm. Obese patients with atrial fibrillation who lost at least 10 percent of their body weight were six times more likely to achieve long-term freedom from this common heart rhythm disorder compared to those who did not lose weight.

  • Study: Take high-dose zinc acetate lozenges to cut common cold symptoms

    Washington: A new study has revealed that high-dose zinc acetate lozenges may help shorten symptoms associated with the common cold. According to a meta-analysis, high dose zinc acetate lozenges may help shorten diverse symptoms associated with the common cold, which is an infection caused by over a hundred viruses and it is a major cause of days off school or work and visits to a doctor.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex closes 293 points up

    Mumbai A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed Tuesday’s trade up 293 points or 1.03 percent.

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    Study: Men with shorter index fingers at higher risk of schizophrenia

    Washington: Men whose index fingers are shorter than the ring fingers, are at a higher risk of developing schizophrenia, suggests a new study. The ratio of the lengths of the index finger and the ring finger in males may be predictive of a variety of disorders related to disturbed hormonal balance.

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    Emotions can dictate how you eat

    London: A new book has observed that emotions can dictate how you eat and also demonstrates what kind of eater one is. Hypnotherapist Marisa Peer in her new book suggests that there are different kinds of eaters like one can be an emotional eater or a habitual eater or a destructive eater or an angry eater, the Daily Express reported.

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    Study: A ‘good laugh’ sparks new relationships

    Washington: A new study has suggested that laughter is an effective catalyst for new relationships. University College London in the UK found that sharing a few good giggles and chuckles makes people more willing to tell others something personal about themselves, without even necessarily being aware that they are doing so.

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    Study: Watching porn does make men better in bed

    Washington: A new study has disproved the claims that a man’s habit of viewing sex films can lead to problems getting or sustaining an erection. The new study from UCLA and Concordia University, the first to actually test the relationship between how much erotica men are watching and erectile function, shows that viewing sexual films is unlikely to cause erectile problems and may even help sexual arousal.

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    Study: Good night’s sleep ‘fires up’ women’s sexual desire

    Washington: Sleeping well does more than keep those dark circles and eye bags at bay, for a new study claims it also boosts your sexual desire. In a study of 171 women, those who obtained more sleep on a given night experienced greater sexual desire the next day. Reflecting sleep’s impact on sexual desire, each additional hour of sleep increased the likelihood of sexual activity with a partner by 14 percent. Sleep was also important for

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    Vitamin D supplementation ineffective at lowering blood pressure

    Washington: A new study has examined that vitamin D supplementation was ineffective at lowering blood pressure (BP) and it should not be used as an antihypertensive. According to the study, Intervention studies have produced conflicting evidence on the BP-lowering effect of vitamin D and an increasing number of clinical trials of have studied vitamin D and cardiovascular health.

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    Warm ocean water causing significant melting of Antarctic glacier

    Washington: A team of researchers have discovered a valley underneath East Antarctica’s most rapidly-changing glacier that delivers warm water to the base of the ice that is causing significant melting. According to the study at Imperial College London, the intrusion of warm ocean water is accelerating melting and thinning of Totten Glacier, which at 65 kilometres long and 30 kilometres wide contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by 3.5 metres and the glacier is

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    ‘Spacetime foam’ find confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity

    Washington: A team of scientists has proposed another experimental proof for Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Open University of Israel, Sapienza University of Rome, and University of Montpellier in France, describe a proof for one of the theory’s basic assumptions, that is, the idea that all light particles, or photons, propagate at exactly the same speed.