Free Press Journal
  • ‘Telecom services in Noida may get disrupted’

    New Delhi: The telecom industry on Saturday expressed concern that mobile phone services will be disrupted in Noida area as the landlords or properties where telecom towers are located have announced they will be switching off electricity and denying access to the companies’ operation and maintenance staff.

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    Not retiring from any format: Chris Gayle

    Wellington: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday made it clear that he is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of upcoming Test series against England.

  • I-League: Royal Wahingdoh held by Bharat FC

    Guwahati: Royal Wahingdoh FC were held to a 1-1 draw against Bharat FC in an I-League football tournament encounter at the Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

  • 72 Iron ore mines in Goa can resume operations

    Panaji: The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has issued an order revoking suspension of environmental clearances (ECs) to 72 iron ore mines in Goa, giving some boost to the coastal state’s economy. The state was getting almost a quarter of its revenue from the mining industry before it shut down in 2012. After deciding to revoke the suspension a few days ago, the ministry issued a formal order yesterday, but made

  • Afghanistan under direct invasion of Pak: former Afghan NSA

    Kabul: Afghanistan is under direct invasion by Pakistan, Former Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta has said and rubbished Islamabad’s claim that India was indulging in a “proxy war” with it in the country. Asserting that Pakistan “provokes the Taliban against our people” and “organised, systematically and target-based attacks,” Spanta said, “The Afghan intelligence agency and other covert national agencies have access to telephone conversations of Haqqanis and the Taliban with Pakistani officials

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    Radamel Falcao left in tears by Man U mess, claims mentor

    London: Radamel Falcao’s mentor has claimed that the Colombian striker has been left in tears by his Manchester United mess. Falcao has scored four goals in 21 appearances for the club since moving to Old Trafford on loan from Monaco.

  • 12 killed, 14 injured as bus plunges into canal in Egypt

    Cairo: At least 12 people were killed and 14 others injured after a bus carrying workers of a private company today fell off a bridge and plunged into a canal near Egypt’s Giza city. The bus carrying over 50 workers of a company turned turtle apparently due to high speed and fell off a bridge into el-Mariotiya canal in Haram district in Giza.

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    Study: Text messages boost breast cancer screening attendance

    London: Women who receive a text message reminding them about their breast cancer screening appointment are over 20 per cent more likely to attend than those who are not texted, according to a new study. Researchers trialled text message reminders for women aged 47-53 years old who were invited for their first appointment for breast cancer screening.

  • New round of Iran n-talks pragmatic: China

    Geneva: Diplomats participating in the new round of talks on Iran’s nuclear programme have showed strong political will and a pragmatic attitude, China’s representative Wang Qun said.

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    Antibiotic resistance linked to corruption: Study

    Melbourne: Researchers have linked antibiotic resistance with poor governance and corruption around the world. “We found poor governance and higher levels of corruption are associated with higher levels of antibiotic resistance,” lead researcher Peter Collignon from The Australian National University (ANU) School of Medicine said.

  • New York Fire Department: 7 children die in Brooklyn fire

    New York: A fire raged through a Brooklyn residence early today, killing seven children and leaving two other people in critical condition, authorities said. The dead children range from 5 to 15 years old and are believed to be family members, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said, adding that more than 100 firefighters responded and brought the fire under control.

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    Sri Lanka, India fishermen to sort out their issues

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government on Saturday said Sri Lankan and Indian fishermen have agreed to hold talks in India next week to discuss their issues over fishing.  The fisheries ministry said the talks will be held on March 24 and 25 in Tamil Nadu’s capital city Chennai, Xinhua reported.

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    Study: Load up your diet with whole grains, nuts to cut risk of Alzheimer by half

    London: Consuming a diet filled with foods such as whole grains and nuts can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by half, says a new study. Professor Martha Clare Morris developed the plan at Chicago’s Rush University, said that they found that people who adhered to the diet plan called Mind even moderately had a reduction in their Alzheimer’s risk, the Daily Express reported.

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    Find your lost phone with Android wear

    Washington: Google’s new update to its Android Device Manager app will now allow users to locate their lost phones. The update will enable users to say “Ok, Google. Start. Find my phone,” into their Android Wear device and their Android phone will start ringing at full volume.

  • Under amnesty, only 40 percent of black money can be retained

    New Delhi: The amnesty provisions in the proposed legislation to bring back ill-gotten money stashed away by Indians abroad will allow a perpetrator to retain only 40 percent of the overseas asset if declared within the stipulated time.

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    Study: Cavemen ate ‘elephants’ 0.5M yrs ago to sharpen their brains

    London: Prehistoric cavemen used to hunt and eat elephants half a million years ago, to boost their intelligence, scientists have claimed. Archaeologists discovered stone tools in Israel, which showed signs of animal residue from big game, and the unearthed hand axes together with scrapers were used to separate fur and animal fat from muscle tissue, the Mirror reported.

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    Candy Crush saga maker facing ‘class-action lawsuit’ for hiding ‘declining’ user numbers

    Washington: San Francisco-based King Digital, maker of “Candy Crush saga,” is facing a class-action lawsuit that claims the company deliberately hid a significant fall in the number of users ahead of its IPO last year. The case, which was filed on Tuesday in California Superior Court, by investors Sean Debotte and Michael Nunes accused King Digital of misleading investors in its federal documents, Mashable reported.

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    Apple to bring in ‘revamped TV’ with App store, Siri in June 2015

    Washington: A report has said that Apple may bring in a “revamped Apple TV” at its World Wide Developers Conference in June. Apple’s revamped TV is expected to offer more storage and feature a version of Apple’s latest mobile chip, the A8, along with third-party apps, voice control with Siri, and an internet-TV service, The Verge reported. The inclusion of an App store would make the long awaited TV “more dramatic, capable and interesting,” as it would

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    Coal auctions to kickstart investment cycle: Goyal

    New Delhi: Elated over the passage of crucial coal bill in Parliament, Union Minister Piyush Goyal has said auction of natural resources will kickstart economy and create millions of jobs. Extending special thanks to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and West Bengal CM Mamata Bannerjee for “unwavering support” in passage of Bill in the Upper House where the ruling coalition is short of numbers, Goyal said at an event today that