Free Press Journal
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    Arctic sea ice meltdown leaving marine mammals’ future uncertain

    Washington: A first-ever effort to gauge the ecological status of marine mammals living in the Arctic has been revealed. For Arctic marine mammals, the future is especially uncertain. Loss of sea ice and warming temperatures are shifting already fragile Northern ecosystems.

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    We won’t gag opposition; they keep the govt on toes: Mufti

    Jammu: Asserting that democracy is a battle of ideas, J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed today assured that opposition would not be gagged and it should keep the government on toes. “It is your (speaker’s) duty and our (government’s) duty — we do not want to gag. Opposition has its viewpoint. We will like the Opposition to keep us on toes”, Sayeed told the state assembly here today.

  • Congress rail blockade agitation demands special status for AP

    Vijayawada:  Congress workers staged a rail blockade agitation on Wednesday at the Vijayawada railway station by stopping the Thiruvananthapuram-New Delhi Kerala Express. The agitation was launched to exert pressure on the Centre to implement all promises made by it in the AP Re-organisation Act.

  • Select panels suggest no changes in coal, mines bills

    New Delhi: Amid uproars from opposition Congress, the Select Committees of the Rajya Sabha looking into the coal and mines bills Wednesday tabled their reports that have recommended no amendments in the bills. The protests led to a brief adjournment of the house.

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    Study: 50 pc married men find their mother-in-laws ‘hot’

    Washington: A new study has revealed that over half of the married men are attracted to their wives` moms. The survey of 1,500 men found that while quarter of men have a genuine crush on their partner’s mum, 31 percent felt their mother-in-law secretly fancied them, and a one in six thought their partner’s mother looked better than their other half.

  • India has proposed to US for holding meet on counter-terrorism

    New Delhi: India has proposed to the US for holding of a meeting on counter-terrorism and was awaiting a confirmation from the American side, External Affairs Ministry said here today. Noting that no meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on Counter-Terrorism (CT) has been held recently with the US, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said India has proposed to hold such a meeting here in latter half of

  • UP govt to re-conduct state board exams after copying allegations

    Lucknow: UP government will re-conduct the ongoing high school and intermediate examinations of the Uttar Pradesh Madhymik Shiksha Board, owing to reports of massive copying. The reexamination will take place at centres where similarity in language and hand writing was found in answer books during evaluation, an official statement issued here said today.

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    Study: Frequent ‘Food TV’ viewers who replicate recipes risk piling on the pounds

    Washington: Love to watch those food shows with sumptuous mouth watering dishes? No harm in it, as long you just keep it to watching, and not frequently trying it out, as it could make you fat, says a new study. Lead author Lizzy Pope of the University of Vermont, said that the message was clear that Food TV should be a viewing experience only, not a cooking experience.

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    ‘Chicken-and-egg’ dilemma for life`s origin on Earth may have been solved

    Washington: A team of researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum. The origin of life on Earth is a set of paradoxes. In order for life to have gotten started, there must have been a genetic molecule, something like DNA or RNA, capable of passing along blueprints for making proteins, the workhorse molecules of life, but modern cells can’t copy DNA and RNA without the help of proteins themselves.

  • Seven killed, 41 injured in Afghan truck bomb: officials

    Kandahar: A Taliban truck bomb targeting senior provincial officials today killed at least seven civilians and wounded around 40 in southern Afghanistan, where the military has been battling insurgents since last month, officials said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives-rigged truck near a complex that houses the governor, the head of the provincial council and the deputy provincial police chief in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, a senior local official said.

  • Pakistan appoints new chief of air force

    Islamabad: Air Marshal Sohail Aman, an accomplished fighter pilot, was today appointed as the chief of Pakistan Air Force. The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said in a statement that the new air chief will take over tomorrow after his predecessor Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt retires. Air Marshal Sohail Aman was commissioned in the GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in November, 1980.

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    LBT to be scrapped in Maharashtra from Aug 1

    Mumbai: Keeping BJP’s poll promise, the Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra today announced that the controversial local body tax (LBT) will be scrapped in the state from August 1 this year. The announcement was made by the Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar in his budget speech in the Legislative Assembly.

  • One killed as two trains collide in Switzerland: police

    Geneva: One person was killed and several injured when two work trains collided early today while carrying out track maintenance in central Switzerland, police said. Police in the central canton of Schwyz provided no further details but said they would host a late-morning news conference. The accident appears to have happened during maintenance work on a line leading to the city of Lucerne, near the Gotthard mountains in the Alps.

  • Bengal government to hand over nun gangrape case to CBI

    Kolkata/Ranaghat: The West Bengal government today decided to hand over the case of gangrape of a 71-year-old nun of a Rangaghat convent school to the CBI as the demand for justice grew louder with the culprits still at large even after four days of the incident. “Considering the seriousness and sensitivity of the case and also the fact that the place of incidence is very close to border area, I have decided to

  • Uproar in Jammu Kashmir Assembly

    Jammu: Opposition today created an uproar over issues of flood relief and removal of local work force from power projects during Governor N N Vohra’s address to joint houses of the state Legislature. Led by NC member Ali Mohmmad Sagar and Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Nawang Rigzin Jora, united NC and Congress members stood up from their chairs and raised the issue of the fate Rs 44,000 crore flood-relief package with the

  • Maharashra government plans to insure conservancy workers

    Mumbai:  The Maharashtra government today said that it is looking to insure all conservancy workers across the state and a socio-medico-economic analysis will be carried out to bring them under the ambit of healthcare. “We are taking several measures to ensure good health of conservative workers. We have appointed a committee to carry out a socio-medico-economic analysis of these workers under the leadership of specialised doctors of KEM hospital in Mumbai,” MoS for

  • Assam CM accuses activist Akhil Gogoi of accepting donations

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that Akhil Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) had taken donations from rich and corporates, which was denied and challenged by the RTI activist. “I welcome this (floating of a new party) as it is good for democracy. I heard that many rich and corporate people have contributed to KMSS,” the Chief Minister said.

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    Prashant Bhushan writes fresh letter to Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Dissident AAP leader Prashant Bhushan has written a fresh note to party chief Arvind Kejriwal, highlighting the “long-pending” issues he has been trying to raise. The activist-lawyer has also rubbished reports that he has offered to quit the National Executive if Kejriwal pays heed to his demands.