Free Press Journal
  • India’s 29th state Telangana completes one year

    Hyderabad: The youngest Indian state of Telangana, carved out of Andhra Pradesh, today completed one year of its existence after nearly a five-decade struggle for a separate statehood. The state had elected Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who played a pivotal role in leading the struggle, as its Chief Minister in last year’s assembly elections.

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    Earth-sized exoplanets circle their stars in Earth-like orbits

    Washington: A new study has revealed that Earth-sized exoplanets orbit their parent stars in the same way that Earth orbits the Sun, maintaining a roughly equidistant circular orbit. The researchers from MIT and Aarhus University in Denmark report that 74 exoplanets, located hundreds of light-years away, orbit their respective stars in circular patterns, much like the planets of our solar system. These 74 exoplanets, which orbit 28 stars, are about the size of Earth,

  • Govt wants 100% toilet access at schools by June 2015: Jaitley

    New Delhi: The government is looking at 100 per cent availability of toilets at schools by this month as part of its ambitious Swachh Bharat campaign, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. “Our initial target is that all schools, particularly where the girl child goes, by June, that is this month, we should have a 100 per cent rate of toilets.

  • Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Maggie

    Bihar court orders FIR against Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit

    Patna: A Bihar court on Tuesday directed authorities to file an FIR against officials of Maggi noodles maker Nestle and Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit, brand ambassadors of the food item. “The court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ramchandra Prasad after hearing the case directed that an FIR to be lodged against the officials of Maggi noodles maker Nestle and Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Madhuri Dixit in Muzaffarpur’s

  • obesity

    How sleeping less can make you fat

    Washington: While good sleep is essential for a lot of health benefits, a new study has found that disruptive sleep can cause one to eat more, leading to health problems like obesity. Researchers Alyssa Lundahl and Timothy D Nelson of the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, USA, found that bad night’s sleep can affect eating habits and behaviors, causing long term chronic health damage in both adults and children.

  • Bacteria

    ‘Infectious’ bacteria can even cause Type 2 diabetes

    Washington: Bacteria plays a vital role in causing infectious diseases but a new study has suggested that they may even cause one of the most prevalent diseases, Type 2 diabetes. University of Iowa Research found that prolonged exposure to a toxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria caused rabbits to develop the hallmark symptoms of Type 2 diabetes, including insulin resistance, glucose intolerance and systemic inflammation.

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    Microsoft to launch Windows 10 on July 29

    Washington: Microsoft will launch the much-awaited Windows 10 on July 29, the company confirmed. Earlier, the company had said that the operating system will be launched in late July but had not given any specific date. Recent preview builds of the operating system continue to include many changes to features, and a number of issues and bugs, reported the Verge. A lot of Windows 10’s new features are part of universal Windows Apps, and Microsoft can

  • Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic

    Rafael Nadal to face Novak Djokovic in toughest quarter-final of his career

    London : Nine-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic will face off in a French Open quarter-final blockbuster on Wednesday, in what is one of the most eagerly awaited clashes in the sport of tennis in recent times. The Spaniard is trying to become the first player in the Open era to win 10 titles at any Grand Slam event and has defeated Djokovic six times in the

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray credits clean living for Grand Slam success

    London : Andy Murray, who reached his 17th consecutive Grand Slam quarter-final at the French Open, has credited “clean living” as the key to his success. The 27-year-old British No1, who made it 14 wins on the trot and 23 consecutive victories over French players against Jeremy Chardy at Roland Garros, said that he doesn’t stay out late, takes proper rest and eats well, The Mirror has reported.

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    BJP takes potshots at Delhi, Bihar governments; Congress attacks Centre

    New Delhi: BJP today took potshots at Delhi and Bihar governments over sending of personnel on deputation to Anti Corruption Branch here, saying it was a “joke” as the Nitish Kumar government has itself “failed” to act against the corrupt. Congress attacked the Centre, the Lt Governor as well as the Arvind Kejriwal government, terming the situation as a “classic case of plague on all three houses” and said it was the “voiceless” people

  • Fisherman

    Sri Lankan Navy arrests 15 Indian fishermen

    Rameswaram: Sri Lanka today arrested 15 fishermen from here for allegedly poaching in that country’s waters near Katchatheevu, police said. All of them were taken to Talaimannar coast along with their three boats, police said quoting Fishermen’s Association President Emirit and Sesuraja. A group of fishermen in 734 boats had gone for fishing in the sea last evening. As the fish availability was very poor, they had crossed over to the Sri Lankan territory. Indian fishermen were not allowed

  • Pakistan Ceasefire

    Pakistan resorts to unprovoked firing at international border

    Jammu: Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing on Tuesday at Border Security Force (BSF) positions on the international border in Kathua district of Jammu region. “After violating the bilateral ceasefire agreement four times on the LoC (line of control) and the international border yesterday (Monday), Pakistan Rangers again resorted to unprovoked firing at BSF border outposts in Hiranagar sector today (Tuesday),” a senior police officer told IANS in Jammu. “Pakistan firing started after 12

  • Ricardo Teixeira

    Brazil prosecutors investigating ex-CBF leader

    Rio De Janeiro: Prosecutors have launched an investigation against Ricardo Teixeira, former Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president, for alleged crimes including money-laundering and fraud, officials said. The charges stem from alleged corruption toward the end of Teixeira’s presidency, between 2009 and 2012, but the investigation is being conducted “completely under wraps,” Marcelo del Negri, spokesman for the federal prosecutor’s office, told AFP.

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    Benazir Bhutto case: Ex-ISI official refuses to testify

    Islamabad: A former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official, a key witness in the case in the murder case of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, refused to testify against the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) suspects who are being tried. An ex-telephone operator of the ISI excused himself from testifying before the court on Monday, saying that his life is in danger as he lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district, which is a stronghold of the

  • Sensex jumps over 53 points ahead of RBI policy

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 53 points in the opening trade today on sustained buying by investors ahead of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy review amid a mixed trend overseas. The 30-share index, which had gained 342.28 points in the previous two sessions largely on expectations of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank, rose 53.54 points, or 0.19 per cent, to 27,902.53, with IT, technology, consumer durables, healthcare, auto, metal and

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    Rupee up 4 paise 63.66 against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee is marginally up by 4 paise at 63.66 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange on increased selling of the American currency by exporters and banks. Forex dealers said continued capital inflows as well as higher opening in the domestic equity supported the rupee. However, they said, greenback’s strength against other currencies overseas capped the gains. The rupee had ended 12 paise higher at 63.70 against the American currency

  • Rahul visit: Nervous BJP goes on the offensive

    BHOPAL : The Bharatiya Janata Party may be taking jibes at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s skills as a politician but his state tour on Tuesday seems to have made the government and the party organisation nervous.

  • Six Additional Chief Secretaries to retire in next four months

    BHOPAL : Many senior bureaucrats in the state are going to superannuate in the coming four months. As many as six Additional Chief Secretaries (ACSs) would retire by September, paving the way for the 1985 batch officers getting the scale of Chief Secretary (CS).

  • Vyapam online tests to have minimum human intervention

    BHOPAL: MP Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) will hold recruitment and entrance tests online from August this year using a fully-automated system. The Board has entrusted the responsibility to a private agency and trials are underway. The agency will hold recruitment and entrance tests where the number of candidates does not exceed 50,000. The tests will be staggered in case the number of candidates is higher. The entire process right from selection of

  • Burglars take poultry farm guards hostage, walk away with copper wire

    BHOPAL: Four unidentified burglars entered a poultry farm within the limits of the Bilkhiriya police station on Saturday night and stole copper plates and wire worth thousands after taking the two guards hostage. The Bilkhiriya police, on the complaint, have registered a case against the unidentified burglars and started investigations.