Free Press Journal
  • Militants again target mobile phone facility in Kashmir

    Srinagar: In yet another incident of militants targeting a communication facility in Kashmir, a grenade was today thrown at a mobile transmission tower in a downtown locality of Srinagar, causing panic in the area.

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    Birds, not just mammals, copy yawns: study

    New York: Contagious yawning occurs not only in humans and some other mammals but also between members of a bird species, according to a new study. Contagious yawning was previously thought only to occur between humans, domestic dogs, chimpanzees and a type of rodent aptly called the high-yawning Sprague-Dawley rat. “To date, this is the first experimental evidence of contagious yawning in a non mammalian species,” said study leader Andrew Gallup of State University of New York in the US.

  • Accused approaches judge in coal scam case, warned by court

    New Delhi: One of the accused in the coal scam case and associated with the industrial Group of Congress leader Naveen Jindal allegedly tried more than once to approach the special judge, who warned against such misdemeanours in future.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish and Congress weighing their stakes in Bihar

    Bihar has been a cauldron of castes and creeds but once in a blue moon it transcends these divisions when it is propelled by a wave. In the Lok Sabha elections last year, there was an unmistakable Narendra Modi wave that swept people off their feet as the BJP made governance and development its messages of hopes.

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    Low blood pressure before operation may be deadly

    Berlin:  Low blood pressure rather than high blood pressure is an independent risk factor for death before an operation, researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have found. Despite numerous years of study, the influence of preoperative blood pressure (BP) on perioperative risk remains controversial, researchers said. In the study, researchers investigated the relationship between preoperative BP and 30-day mortality following non-cardiac surgery.

  • How to live longer without cutting calorie intake

    Melbourne: You may get a long and healthy life simply by balancing your protein and carbohydrate intake, without drastically cutting down your calorie intake. A research done in mice shows that low protein, high carbohydrate diets can provide benefits similar to those obtained with calorie restriction.
    “We have shown that when compared head-to-head, mice got the same benefits from a low protein, high carbohydrate diet as a 40 percent calorie restriction diet,” said

  • Jayalalithaa

    Karnataka cabinet decides to challenge acquittal of Jayalalithaa

    Bengaluru: Ending three-week long suspense, Karnataka government today decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court against acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others in the disproportionate assets case. The decision to challenge the May 11 verdict by Justice C R Kumaraswamy of the Karnataka High Court was taken at a cabinet meeting after the advice by the Special Public Prosecutor in the case B V Acharya and state Advocate General

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    Sri Lanka to talk to India on fishing

    Colombo: Sri Lanka said on Monday that it will continue to engage with India on the fishermen issue to seek satisfactory short-term and long-term solutions.  The foreign ministry said it was aware of remarks by the minister of fisheries who had said that he had rejected a proposal by India to resolve the fishing issue, reports Xinhua.  The ministry said Sri Lanka recognized that the issue of Indian fishermen fishing in Sri

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    New test to quickly detect tuberculosis

    Singapore:  Resaerchers have developed a simple and inexpensive diagnostic test to quickly and reliably detect tuberculosis in humans. Tuberculosis (TB) represents a growing worldwide healthcare burden. Second only to HIV in terms of its global impact, TB infected 8.5 million people and caused 1.4 million deaths in 2011, researchers said. If these statistics are to improve, early detection is critical, they said. Led by Taha Roodbar Shojaei and Mohamad Amran Mohd Salleh of Universiti Putra Malaysia, the international research team set out to

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    Wearing contact lenses may change eye bacteria

    New York: Wearing contact lenses daily may alter the eye microbiome, according to a new study which may explain why contact lens wearers are at increased risk of certain eye infections. Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City have identified a diverse set of microorganisms in the eyes of daily contact lens wearers that more closely resembles the group of microorganisms of their eyelid skin than the bacterial grouping typically found in the

  • Malaysia Airline

    Axe to swing as Malaysia Airlines tries to start fresh

    Kuala lumpur: Troubled Malaysia Airlines today laid out plans for an across-the-board “hard reset” of the way the carrier is run that will see around 6,000 jobs cut as it struggles to stay in business. The bullet-point blueprint, released by email, marks the first concrete move by new CEO Christoph Mueller, a German national who had previously initiated turnarounds at Ireland’s Aer Lingus and Belgium’s Sabena that earned him the nickname “The Terminator” for his

  • Bursting into laughter easily could be in your DNA

    New York:  If your wife immediately bursts into laughter after a humorous moment, while you barely manage to crack a smile, this could be due to her genes, new research says. The researchers demonstrated that people with a certain genetic variant smiled or laughed more while watching cartoons or subtly amusing film clips than others. Those with short alleles of the gene 5-HTTLPR smiled more than people with long alleles, the findings

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    An app developed to cure poor eyesight

    London: One of the major causes of blindness in remote areas is lack of access to healthcare. Now, a new smartphone app will soon change that. Developed by British ophthalmologists, the Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek) app is likely to change the lives of people living with poor eye sight but without access to care in remote areas. Peek uses a smartphone camera equipped with a 3D printed adaptor and an acuity app to

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    South Korea, China sign free trade deal

    Seoul: South Korea and China signed a free trade deal today that will remove tariffs on more than 90 percent of goods over two decades.  Trade ministers from the two countries met in Seoul to sign the pact between two of Asia’s biggest economies.  The agreement covers 22 areas including finance and online commerce but won’t include rice and autos. South Korea’s trade ministry said the deal would boost the country’s gross domestic product by nearly 1

  • 2G Scam

    2G case: CBI court adjourns hearing of final arguments till July 27

    New Delhi : A special CBI court on Monday adjourned the hearing of final arguments of the 2G money laundering case involving former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP and 17 others till July 27. Special CBI Judge O P Saini had on April 17 fixed the date for commencement of final arguments in the case for today. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) had on April 25 named 19 accused, including nine firms, in its

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    Indian economy transforming from emerging to resurgent: Pranab Mukherjee

    Stockholm (Sweden) : President Pranab Mukherjee has said the Indian economy is transforming from emerging to resurgent with a potential to achieve eight percent GDP growth rate in the current fiscal. Mukherjee, who was addressing the Indian community in Stockholm, Sweden, last night, said the Indian economy was going to reach nine trillion US dollars soon despite the global economic crisis.

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    San Andreas soars to USD 53.2M opening at US box office

    Washington: Dwayne Johnson’s latest flick ‘San Andreas’ had a dominating 53.2 million dollars opening weekend at 3,777 US locations. The Warner Bros. movie took in more than five times as much as the 10 million dollars opening of Sony’s Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone starrer romantic comedy ‘Aloha’, Deadline.com has reported. The Brad Peyton directed movie received positive response by drawing 51 percent of females and 70 percent of over 25ers. Dan Fellman, distribution chief

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    Chris Gayle’s 62-ball-151 for Somerset goes in vain

    London: Chris Gayle ended up on the losing side despite marking his debut for county side Somerset with a remarkable hundred in their Twenty20 Blast match against Kent on Sunday. The 35-year-old West Indies left-hander, renowned as one of the most dynamic batsmen in world cricket today, struck 10 fours and 15 sixes as he made a stunning 151 not out off just 62 balls at Taunton’s County Ground. Yet Kent still came away with

  • Smriti Irani

    Complaint against Smriti Irani: Court reserves order for Jun 24

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today reserved its order for June 24 on a complaint filed against HRD Minister Smriti Irani for allegedly giving “false” information about her educational qualification in affidavits filed with the Election Commission.

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    Zimbabwe tour will encourage other teams: Sri Lanka Cricket chief Wettimuny

    Karachi : Sri Lanka Cricket’s interim head and former Test opener Sidath Wettimuny is hopeful the Zimabwe’s successful tour of Pakistan will help convince other international teams to play in the country. “I am happy to see international cricket being played in Pakistan and I am hopeful it will help change perception about the security situation and the security plan of the PCB to the rest of the boards,” Wettimuny said.u