Free Press Journal
  • Aditya Mehta routs Varun Madan for snooker title

    Mumbai: Highly fancied Aditya Mehta routed Varun Madan 8-1 in a totally lop-sided final, to lift the 1st RKG Open Pro Snooker Series title at the National Sports Club of India here today. Delhi cueist Madan, the national six-red no.1, found no answer to the rampaging form exhibited by the Mumbai-born Mehta, and went down tamely.

  • NID sets up Railway Design Centre for coaches, stations

    New Delhi: National Institute of Design (NID) has set up a centre for designing passenger friendly coaches and stations for the Indian Railways. In April, an MoU was signed between Rail Ministry and NID for setting up of Railway Design Centre at the institute’s Ahmedabad campus with a corpus of Rs 10 crore.

  • Breast Cancer

    Mini breast grown for breast cancer’s understanding, treatment

    London: Researchers have grown a mini breast using patients’ discarded tissues, a breakthrough that will help provide insights into the behaviour of breast cancer and develop treatments for the deadly disease. The researchers used a transparent gel in which cells divide and spread, similar to the developing mammary gland during puberty.

  • lungs

    Potential treatment for fatal lung diseases identified

    Washington: Researchers including an Indian American have discovered that the drug triciribine may reverse or halt the progression of pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension, two fatal respiratory diseases.

  • Dalai Lama meets aborigines in Australia

    Canberra: The Dalai Lama, who is on a 10-day visit to Australia, said more needs to be done to protect local Aboriginal culture after meeting with traditional owners – as local residents of that area are known – at Uluru on Saturday.

  • Afghan ambush

    17 policemen killed in Afghanistan ambush

    Kabul: At least 17 policemen were killed and three others injured after militants ambushed a police convoy in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, sources said on Saturday.

  • smartphones use

    Smartphone overuse bad for your hand

    London: Frequent smartphone users are more likely to have an enlarged median nerve and have their hand function and pinch strength impaired, says a new study.

  • Human tissue

    Scientists develop drug that triggers tissue regeneration

    New York: Researchers have developed a new drug that results in faster regrowth and healing of damaged tissues. In a study published in the journal Science, they detailed how a new drug repaired damage to the colon, liver and bone marrow in animal models — even going so far as to save the lives of mice who otherwise would have died in a bone marrow transplantation model. “We are very excited,” said Sanford

  • ISIS

    2 charged with conspiring with Boston man to help IS group

    Boston: Two men were charged with conspiring to help the Islamic State (IS) group by plotting with a Boston terror suspect to kill a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims. Nicholas Rovinski, 24, of Warwick, Rhode Island, made a brief appearance in federal court in Boston yesterday on a charge of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. David Wright, 25, of Massachusetts, was arrested last week.

  • gaza

    Egypt opens borders with Gaza for the first time in months

    Rafah: Egypt has opened its borders with the Gaza Strip for the first time in months. The Rafah border crossing opened this morning and will operate for three days, allowing Palestinians to travel in both directions. Maher Abu Sabha, head of Gaza’s crossing, says 15,000 people have applied to exit.

  • Srilanka, Tamil

    Sri Lanka keen to work with Tamil diaspora for reconciliation

    Colombo: Sri Lanka is keen to engage all diaspora groups including Tamils in reconciliation efforts, Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said stressing the new government does not want the country to return to another bloody conflict.

  • Foo Fighters

    Foo Fighters singer David Grohl falls off stage

    Los Angeles: Rock band Foo Fighters frontman David Grohl has reportedly broken his leg after falling off stage at a festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. The accident happened when the band was halfway into its second song of the act, reported Billboard. “Ladies and gentlemen… I think I just broke my leg,” Grohl told the crowd at the packed concert. “I think I really broke my leg… Right now, I’m gonna go to the hospital. I’m gonna fix my leg. But then I’m gonna

  • Gold, silver prices dip on low demand, weak global trend

    New Delhi: Gold prices declined by Rs 55 to settle at Rs 27,075 per 10 grams at the bullion market today due to ease in demand from jewellers at domestic spot market coupled with weak global cues. Silver also softened by Rs 190 to Rs 36,910 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Netgear launches wireless high-definition security camera

    New Delhi: Netgear on Saturday introduced a wireless high-definition security camera for homes. The global networking company launched a self-monitored home security solution kit with its new Arlo smart home security camera.

  • Disney ABC TV reverses plans to outsource IT jobs

    Washington: Amid reports of a US government probe of two top Indian IT companies for possible violations of H-1B visa rules, Disney ABC TV has cancelled plans to outsource IT jobs, according to a media report

  • Bus Accident

    17 killed, around 30 injured as truck hits 2 trolleys in UP

    Etah: At least 17 passengers, including 12 women and five children, were today killed and around 30 others injured when a speeding truck collided with two tractor-trolleys in Malawan area here, police said today. The two vehicles were on their way to a canal for a ceremony related to Bhagawat puja which was being organised in Pura village, Additional Superintendent of Police R P Gupta said