Free Press Journal
  • Sugar Sweetened Drinks

    Daily dose of sugary drinks pose risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    Washington : Making a habit of drinking sugar sweetened drinks on a daily basis can prove harmful for liver, as new study claims that it increases the risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Tufts University researchers analysed 2,634 self-reported dietary questionnaires from mostly Caucasian middle-aged men and women enrolled in the National Heart Lunch and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Framingham Heart Study’s Offspring and Third Generation cohorts. The sugar-sweetened beverages on the questionnaires included

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    Stan Wawrinka eyes joining list of all-time tennis greats

    Paris: Stan Wawrinka, who defeated Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-3 6-7 (1-7) 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 in the semi-finals of the French Open, is now eyeing to win his second grand slam crown, and join the list of all time tennis greats. With this win, Wawrinka can join the all-time greats Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray as only the fifth man in the past decade to win multiple majors. Confident after his semi-final victory, he said

  • Lewis Hamilton_Mercedes

    Lewis Hamilton tops despite crash in rain-lashed Canadian GP practice

    London: Lewis Hamilton stayed top of the timesheets despite crashing into the tyre wall after a rain-lashed Canadian Grand Prix practice. The 30-year-old Formula One champ headed Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel despite kerb-hopping the last chicane on what would have been his fastest lap.

  • Australia vs West Indies_Jerome Taylor, Steven Smith

    Australia thrashes West Indies in first test

    Dominica: Australia comfortably defeated West Indies by nine wickets after having an incredible final session on the third day of the first test in Roseau, Dominica. Australian batsman Adam Voges was adjudged Man of the Match for scoring his maiden century in the first innings.

  • FIFA_Logo

    South Africa leadership ‘approved’ World Cup payment

    Johannesburg: Football’s world governing body faced fresh pressure today, after media reports the highest levels of South Africa’s government approved a USD 10 million payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup. Then president Thabo Mbeki and foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma approved the payment, the reports said, which the authorities again insisted yesterday was for a legitimate development project in the Caribbean. The new revelations came as FIFA remained in the eye of a corruption storm that has seen

  • Neymar

    Neymar under investigation for tax evasion

    Rio de Janerio: Brazilian footballer Neymar, currently playing forward for Barcelona, is under investigation in his home country for tax evasion, a media report said on Saturday. The charges arose from the player’s controversial trade from Brazilian team Santos to the Spanish club for an undisclosed sum, Brazilian weekly magazine Epoca reported in its Friday edition.

  • FIFA

    FIFA unable to protect itself, says ex-investigator Nicholas Davidson

    Wellington: Nicholas Davidson, a former investigator of FIFA ethics committee, claims that the world’s football governing body is no longer capable of protecting itself from corruption. According to him, the US-led investigations into corruption at FIFA had pierced the veil of secrecy that protected football’s top power-brokers and more dominoes could be expected, reported.

  • B S Bassi

    ‘Women trained in self-defence can protect themselves’: B S Bassi

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi has asserted that a woman trained in self-defence can handle a situation and protect herself whenever her safety is threatened. “All I said was that women trained in self defence can handle any situation where her safety is threatened. The right of private defence extends to the causing of death, it’s a provision in the Constitution,” Bassi told media here. According to reports, the Delhi Police has trained

  • Militant Killed,

    Infiltration bid foiled along LoC; 2 militants killed

    Srinagar: Two militants were killed as Army today foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Kupwara district in third such incident in a fortnight. “Alert troops noticed suspicious movement near the Line of Control in Tootmaar Gali area of Kupwara district during the wee hours today. As soon as the infiltrators crossed to this side of the LoC, they were challenged, triggering off a gunbattle,” an army official said. He said two

  • Maggi Ban

    Maharashtra announces ban on sale of Maggi

    Pune: Maharashtra Food and Drug Minister Girish Bapat has announced a ban on the sale of Maggi with effect from today after lab tests proved presence of lead above the permissible level in the samples tested. Out of six samples tested in a city lab last night, three contained lead more that the permissible level, Bapat said late last night, adding, those who violated the ban would be subjected to “strict action” by food and

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Yogendra Yadav says Arvind Kejriwal’s actions immature, counter productive

    Varanasi : Terming CM-LG confrontation in Delhi as an “ego tussle” and “brinkmanship”, expelled AAP leader Yogendra Yadav today hit out Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for handling a “genuine” issue in a “very immature” manner. Yadav, who floated a ‘political movement’ Swaraj Abhiyan after he was ousted from AAP less than two months ago following a bitter public spat with top leadership, also said they have decided not to form a political party for

  • Narendra Modi

    Visit to Bangladesh will strengthen ties: Narendra Modi

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his two-day “historic” visit to Bangladesh will “strengthen ties” between the two countries. In a tweet, Modi thanked Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the warm welcome.  “Thank you PM Sheikh Hasina for the warm welcome. I look forward to a very good visit that will strengthen ties between India and Bangladesh,” Modi tweeted.

  • Fisherman, Road Roko

    Fishermen protest, demand fair price for fish

    Tuticorin : More than 900 boats in Rameswaram and Tuticorin today remained moored to the shore as fishermen did not put to sea protesting against private fish firms allegedly fixing low price for fish. Fishermen boycotted work to protest against private fish companies and traders fixing very low price for the fish, Bose, a functionary of the fishermen’s association, said. As many 225 fishing boats did not venture into the sea in Tuticorin with 4000

  • Indian Army firing

    Fresh encounter breaks out between army, militants in Jammu-Kashmir

    Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir): Fresh encounter broke out between the army and militants in Toot Maar Gali area in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. According to reports, a group of four to five terrorists were intercepted while trying to infiltrate into the area. Further details are awaited.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi departs for two-day visit to Bangladesh

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for his two-day state visit to Bangladesh here on Saturday morning. In Bangladesh, he will attend several programmes, which include meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina. During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will also pay tribute to martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War at the National Martyrs’ Memorial and visit the Bangabandhu National Museum to pay tribute to Bangladesh’s Founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • Proteas leadership approved World Cup bribe: reports

    Johannesburg : The highest levels of South African government approved a US$10 million dollar payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup, reports said on Friday.

  • Maggi off shelf, cancellation threat

    New Delhi :  Maggi noodles maker and global food giant Nestle seems to have landed in a bigger mess as the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an eight-page quasi judicial order directing the withdrawal of 9 variants of the brand, with a stipulation that the company should explain within 15 days as to why its statutory approval should not be cancelled.

  • Centre mulls ban on sale of Cerelac in chemist shops

    New Delhi :  Close on the heels of the massive crackdown on Maggi, fresh trouble may be awaiting Nestle in the Indian markets. The centre is mulling a ban on the sale of baby food like Cerelac in chemist shops. The government’s argument is these products do not fall in the category of medicines and hence ought to be sold in general stores or grocery shops.

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    US hacked; China blamed

    New York :  Four million current and former federal employees, from nearly every government agency, might have had their personal information stolen by Chinese hackers, U.S. investigators have said. US officials believe this could be the biggest breach ever of the government’s computer networks.

  • 8 militants jailed for attacking Malala are now free birds

    London  : As many as eight of the 10 men jailed for the 2012 assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage child rights activist who last year won the Nobel Peace Prize, have been set free, raising suspicion over the validity of the secret trial, a media report said.