Free Press Journal
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    First proof of planetary system under formation

    Toronto: Scientists have for the first time observed a planetary system under formation around a young star 450 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. The researchers found that circular gaps in a disk of dust and gas swirling around the young star HL Tau are in fact made by forming planets.

  • Ambati Rayudu

    Pressure brings best out of me: MI batsman Rayudu

    Mumbai: After his unbeaten 49-run knock anchored his side to a five-wicket win against Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here, Mumbai Indians (MI) batsman Ambati Rayudu said pressure brings the best out of him.

  • Pak accuses RAW of ‘whipping up terrorism’

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif has accused India’s external intelligence agency RAW of involvement in “whipping up terrorism” in the country. Asif yesterday alleged that Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) was created to destroy Pakistan and it cannot be taken lightly. Speaking to Geo TV, he went on to allege that the interests of the Taliban and RAW are the same. Asif also claimed that Balochistan’s so called (nationalist) leaders possess Indian

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary calls for bold immigration reform

    Washington: Catching the imagination of millions of illegal immigrants, Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton has called for a comprehensive immigration reform, saying this would be part of her four big fight during her election campaign. “The American people support comprehensive immigration reform not just because it’s the right thing to do – and it is – but because it will strengthen families, strengthen our economy, and strengthen our country,” Clinton said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    GST rate will be much more diluted than 27%: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: The GST rate will be “much more diluted” than the speculated 27 per cent and the final rate will be worked out by the GST Council, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. “I straightaway concede that 27 per cent would be very high…after this 27 per cent (Revenue Neutral Rate) was born, the states and the Centre have decided to keep alcohol out,” he said in a reply to GST Bill

  • Writing

    Know how brain separates ability to talk, Write

    New York : Ever wondered why someone who cannot write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly? This is because writing and talking are independent systems in the brain, says a new research.

  • social-media-Internet

    No decision on getting Facebook, Twitter servers to India

    New Delhi: The government today said it has not decided to establish servers of websites such as Facebook and Twitter in India, though it regularly interacts with the social networking majors to resolve issues relating to handling of unlawful content on the internet. “The government has not decided to get servers of popular social networking sites, like hike, Facebook, Twitter etc established within the country,” Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said

  • Eating

    Can’t resist late-night snacking? Brain’s the culprit!

    New York : Do you find it hard to satiate your desire for food at night even after gobbling up most of what was left in the refrigerator?  This is because the same food images satisfy the brain less at night than during the day, says a new research.

  • Humble onion gives rise to artificial muscle

    Washington : In a pioneering feat, a group of researchers from National Taiwan University has created an artificial muscle from onion cells that can either expand or contract to bend in different directions.

  • Royals look to extend winning touch against Sunrisers

    Mumbai: After a thumping win over Delhi Daredevils, a strong Rajasthan Royals side will be looking to keep their winning momentum intact when they face a struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad in the return-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Brabourne Stadium here on Thursday.

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    Mumbai Indians peaking at right time: Rohit Sharma

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians’ (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma on Tuesday said with four back-to-back victories, the side has got the momentum and is peaking at the right time for the later part of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • DD face do or die challenge in Kolkata

    Kolkata: Supremely confident on home turf, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will look to continue their forward march when they face an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in the IPL T20 cricket tournament at Eden Gardens, here tomorrow. After their sixth loss last night, DD, who started the season with a lot of promise with big signings in Yuvraj Singh, Angelo Mathews and Zaheer Khan, face the prospect of an early elimination.

  • Brazil

    Brazil include forward Robinho for Copa America

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Veteran forward Robinho has been recalled to the 23-man Brazil national team for the 2015 Copa America by coach Carlos Dunga. The tournament is scheduled to be held in Chile, starting June 11, reports Xinhua.

  • Bangladesh grab early wickets in Pakistan Test

    Dhaka: Seamer Mohammad Shahid and left-arm spinner Taijul Islam struck early as Bangladesh reduced Pakistan to 70-2 by lunch on the first day of the second Test in Dhaka today. Shahid justified Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim’s decision to bowl first at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium when he forced Mohammad Hafeez to edge a catch in the fourth over. Hafeez, who hit a double-century in the drawn first Test in Khulna, made just eight as

  • Sebi notifies debt conversion norm for banks in distressed cos

    Mumbai: To help lenders deal with defaulting borrowers, Sebi has notified new norms for banks to convert their debt into equity in distressed companies — a move that may lead to a sharp rise in restructuring of bank loans. The decision to tweak the pricing formula for conversion of debt into equity would also pave the way for bankers to have a larger say in activities of a distressed company by acquiring majority

  • No construction within 200 metres of lakes: LAWDA

    Srinagar: Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has warned the people against carrying out any kind of construction within 200 metres of Dal Lake. “The general public is asked not to undertake any kind of construction within 200 metres from the lake or green belts. Illegal construction if undertaken be demolished by the defaulter at his own level or else the authority will be left with no option but to demolish the illegal

  • AAP holds protests in Jammu over AIIMS issue

    Jammu: Amidst the growing clamour over reports of shifting AIIMS from Jammu region to Kashmir, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today held protests against the state government. AAP volunteers led by Vipan Nischal, party’s regional president for Jammu held demonstration against the PDP-BJP government for “taking away AIIMS project from Jammu and awarding it to Kashmir region”.

  • Salman Khan

    Twitter users strongly react to Salman’s verdict

    Mumbai : After superstar Salman Khan was found guilty in the 2002 hit-and-run case on Wednesday morning, some of the Twitter users have shown support while others are content with the verdict.