Free Press Journal
  • NIA arrests ‘finance secretary’ of Naga insurgent group

    New Delhi: Self-styled Finance Secretary of banned Nagaland insurgent group NSCN (K) was today arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA). The insurgent Khekaho Rochill, 34, was arrested from Dimapur in Nagaland by NIA in coordination with Assam Rifles, a press release issued by the agency said.

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    Film on Pinki Pramanik to spread positivity

    Kolkata: A Bengali film modelled on controversial Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, with references to homosexuality, is set to release in West Bengal next month. Debutant filmmaker Raja Banerjee hopes it will spread the message that perseverance and hard work can overcome hurdles.

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    TRS government restored investors’ confidence in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government restored the confidence of people and investors in Hyderabad in its first year in office, state Panchayat Raj and Information Technology Minister K.Tarakarama Rao said on Thursday.

  • Inter-state chain snatcher held in Delhi

    New Delhi: An inter-state chain snatcher and his accomplice have been arrested for robbing women’s jewellery in Delhi, NCR and Maharashtra by impersonating as policeman, police said on Thursday.

  • Two Bengaluru residents’ loyalties stretched over Mohun Bagan

    Kolkata: As Mohun Bagan gear up to take the final I-League challenge against Bengaluru FC on Sunday knowing they are just a point away from the championship, two Bagan legends namely Narayanaswamy Ulaganathan and Babu Mani, who reside in Bengaluru now say they will root for the ‘Green and Maroon’ brigade.

  • Mere possession of fake notes can’t be termed as offence: HC

    Mumbai: Observing that mere possession of counterfeit notes cannot be termed as an offence and prosecution is required to prove that the person had knowledge that the notes were fake, the Bombay High Court has set aside the conviction and five year sentence awarded to a man.

  • Mary Kom, Sarita Devi back in action

    Mumbai: Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom has resumed training in Bengaluru post her eight-month long family break from the boxing ring after winning the gold medal in last year’s Asian Games.

  • Electric current to brain can help schizophrenia patients

    Washington: Lightly stimulating the brain with electricity may improve short-term memory in schizophrenia patients, according to a new study by researchers in the US. The procedure, known as transcranial direct current stimulation, involves placing sponge-covered electrodes on the head and passing a weak electrical current between them.
    “Cognitive impairment is as ubiquitous as hallucinations in schizophrenia, yet medications only treat the hallucinations. So, even with medication, affected individuals often remain very disabled,” said

  • World’s first murder may have happened 430,000 years ago

    London: Scientists may have cracked the world’s oldest murder mystery, after they found evidence of the earliest known homicide in a 430,000 year old human skull in Spain.The study into lethal wounds found on the skull also offers evidence of the earliest funerary practices in thearchaeological record, researchers said. The research, conducted by an international team of collaborators including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam was carried out at the archaeological site of the Sima de los Huesos in

  • Rape

    Teenaged girl gangraped in Mumbai, 3 held

    Mumbai: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by four persons in Dharavi area here after she left home to meet a person whom she had befriended on a social networking site, police said today. Three of the accused have been arrested while one is absconding, they said.

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    Lenovo launches ‘make your own Moto X’ scheme in China

    Beijing: Lenovo on Thursday launched the Moto Maker scheme for China at the Tech World event in Beijing. Under the scheme, Chinese smartphone fans can now design their very own customized Moto X via the Moto Maker online design studio and receive them in just a few days.

  • Chip under skin for precise drug screening

    London: Scientists have developed a biosensor chip that can be placed under the skin for a better monitoring of drug dosage. “This is world’s first chip capable of measuring not just pH and temperature, but also metabolism-related molecules like glucose, lactate and cholesterol as well as drugs,” said Sandro Carrara from the Integrated Systems Laboratory at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). A group of electrochemical sensors works with or

  • A Mediterranean diet could cut womb cancer risk

    London: Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half, says a study. Italian researchers looked at the diets of over 5,000 Italian women to see how closely they stuck to a Mediterranean diet and whether they went on to develop womb cancer. “Our research shows the impact a healthy balanced diet could have on a woman’s risk of developing womb cancer,” said lead

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    Sensex falls 57 points on F&O expiry, disappointing earnings

    Mumbai:The benchmark BSE Sensex today slipped by 57 points to close at 27,506.71 points due to across the board selling mainly in pharma, banking and oil stocks as the monthly derivatives contracts expired today. Across-the-board selling on the last day of May series derivatives contracts, growing concerns over muted corporate earnings so far and mixed global cues pulled down markets, brokers said.

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    Court pulls up IT Dept for withholding info on foreign a/cs

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today pulled up the Income Tax (IT) Department for withholding information on foreign bank accounts of those persons against whom it has filed complaints and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000 on it. Directing the department to deposit the fine amount in the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Devendra Kumar Sharma said the tax body was not placing complete documents, which could have evidentiary

  • UK varsity to name business school building after Lord Paul

    London: A new 18 million pound University of Wolverhampton Business School building will be named after after its Chancellor Lord Swraj Paul. The six-storey facility located in Molineux Street, Wolverhampton and will provide teaching and social learning space for students.

  • Tablets can help elderly connect better

    New York : Tablets, or the hand held mini-computers, can help the elderly cross what’s known as the “digital divide” because of being user-friendly, says a new study. Apart from being smaller and lighter, tablets allow people to manoeuvre online without having to move and click a mouse. “The dexterity required to control a mouse is really hard for some older adults,” said lead researcher professor Shelia Cotten from Michigan State University.

  • Narendra Modi with Manmohan Singh

    More to Manmohan-Modi meeting than meets the eye?

    The mercury in Delhi may have dipped somewhat on Wednesday May 27after a severe heat wave over the preceding week but politically there was a peaking of heat followed by a whiff of fresh air towards the evening on that eventful day.

  • Mobile phone data can predict employment shocks

    Washington : Mobile phone data can be used to quickly and accurately detect, track and predict changes in the economy at multiple levels, says a new research. In particular, a team from Massachusetts-based Northeastern University found that call detail records can be used to predict unemployment rates up to four months before the release of official reports and more accurately than using historical data alone.