Free Press Journal
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    Research: ‘Baking soda’ can also help us see better

    Washington: It is well known that baking soda serves many purposes, but now scientists have revealed how it may also improve our vision. The research from the Makino Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and colleagues at Salus University, describes how bicarbonate or baking soda alters the way we see by modifying the visual signal generated by rod and cone photoreceptors that detect light.

  • Year 2015 being observed as ‘Visit India Year’ in China

    New Delhi: The year 2015 is being observed as the “Visit India Year” in China, Rajya Sabha was told today. Various promotional activities are being organised to showcase and promote the varied tourism destinations in India and its products in China with an objective of increasing tourist arrivals, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said in a written reply.

  • Tension at Osmania varsity as police foils students’ march

    Hyderabad: Tension prevailed at Osmania University on Wednesday when students pelted stones and clashed with police while trying take out a march to Telangana state assembly, demanding the government to immediately fill one lakh job vacancies.

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    Research: Erectile dysfunction drug may relieve nerve damage in men with diabetes

    Washington: Drugs used for erectile dysfunction can also relieve male diabetes patients from the pain caused by life-threatening nerve damage. The research at Henry Ford Hospital targeted diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the most common complication of diabetes, affecting as many as 70 percent of patients.

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    Ryan International denies reports of asking students to join BJP

    New Delhi: The Ryan International School management on Wednesday denied reports that it had exhorted its students and teachers to join the BJP, saying the educational institution was only promoting the government’s ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’.

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    Sensex slips 114 pts ahead of US Fed policy meeting outcome

    Mumbai,  After rising over 70 points in initial trade, the benchmark Sensex today fell back to close over 114 points down at 28,622.12 on caution ahead of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy statement. While the Fed is not expected to announce any hike in rates tonight, traders are keeping a close eye on what the central bank has to say about its near-term plans after a recent mixed bag of economic data.

  • China promises Olympic Blue if it wins 2022 Winter Games bid 

    Beijing: Bidding hard for the 2022 Winter Games, China plans to launch “Olympic Blue” campaign to rid Beijing and its surroundings of the heavy pollution which officials say could hurt its chances to host the prestigious event. Officials say they could turn the city “Olympic Blue” – free from pollution – the way they have done with “APEC Blue” during last year’s APEC summit, drastically improving the city’s air by shutting down hundreds of factories in

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    Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi still in detention: Pak High Commissioner

    Kolkata: Affirming that 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi “was not released and still in detention”, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit today gave assurance that the country’s judiciary would take action against him. “I want to tell you that Mr Lakhvi has not been released, he was in detention and continues to be in detention,” Basit said while speaking to reporters at a programme here today.

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    Australia announces changes to its skilled visa programme

    Melbourne: Australia today announced changes to its skilled visa programme to ensure that the scheme was not misused and utilised for addressing skill shortages which cannot be met within the country. The government will act on recommendations of a recent independent review of the 457 visa programme to strengthen integrity and ensure that Australian workers have priority and support of employers, the Ministry of Immigration and Border Protection said in a statement.

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    Benjamin Netanyahu all set to return as Israel PM

    Tel Aviv: With 99 percent of the votes counted by early Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party emerged as the clear winner in Israel’s parliamentary elections bagging 30 seats as compared to rival Zionist Union’s 24.

  • Cyclone Pam moves away from New Zealand

    Wellington: A small island community east of the New Zealand mainland was still under a state of emergency as tropical Cyclone Pam ended its three-day battering of the country.

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    Study: New compound prevents onset of type 1 diabetes in animal models

    Washington: A team of scientists has tested a potent synthetic compound that prevents type 1 diabetes in animal models of the disease. Lead author Laura Solt from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) said that the animals in the study never developed high blood sugar indicative of diabetes and beta cell damage was significantly reduced compared to animals that hadn’t been treated with the compound.

  • Australian research brings malaria vaccine closer

    Melbourne: A team of Australian researchers are a step closer to finding a vaccine to prevent malaria, after discovering patterns in the human immune system that help fight the disease in its early stages.

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    Study: Free breakfast yields better performance in students from poor families

    Washington: Free breakfasts can make students from low-income families perform better, leading to good grades, claims a new study. The research conducted at University of Iowa found that students who participated in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s School Breakfast Program (SBP) had higher achievement scores in maths, science, and reading as compared to students who did not participate.

  • 2 killed, 5 wounded in shooting at California grocery store

    Stockton (US): Police in Northern California say at least two people are dead and five are wounded in a shooting at a grocery store. Stockton police say one person was killed yesterday night at the store in Stockton and another died at a hospital. The Stockton Record reports the victim who died at the store was a woman. She was found on a sidewalk outside. Some of the wounded victims were found inside

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    Study: Longer duration of breastfeeding makes babies smarter adults

    London: If you want baby to be intelligent and highly educated and earn in good figures, breastfeed them for longer durations, suggests a new study. Lead author Dr Bernardo Lessa Horta from the Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil, who followed the research group of almost 3500 newborns for 30 years, said that the study provided the first evidence that prolonged breastfeeding not only increases intelligence until at least the age of 30 years but also

  • Pakistan executes nine more prisoners

    Islamabad: Pakistan today hanged nine more death-row prisoners, a day after 12 others were executed amid criticism from the rights groups over the issue. They were hanged in various jails across Punjab, incluing Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Jhang, Mianwali and Attock, officials said.

  • ‘India’s digital commerce market to surpass Rs 1 lakh cr by 2015’

    New Delhi: Increasing Internet penetration and growing preference for online shopping is expected to push the digital commerce market to over Rs 1 lakh crore this year, a report said today. The digital commerce market in the country had grown 53 per cent to Rs 81,525 crore in 2014, it said. This is set to rise further at 33 per cent and cross Rs one lakh crore by the end of 2015, added

  • No modification needed in Bill for coal auction: Par panel

    New Delhi: A parliamentary panel today recommended “no modification” in the existing legislation for auction of coal mines though its report contained dissident notes on not protecting tribal rights and other issues from five members including three from Congress. “The Committee recommends enactment of the legislation without any modification,” the 19-member Select Committee to examine the Coal Mines (Special Provision) Bill, 2015, headed by Anil Madhav Dave (BJP) said in its report tabled