Free Press Journal

    Vyapam scam: CBI team meets MP Chief Sec, DGP

    New Delhi: The CBI team probing the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh today met Chief Secretary Anthony JC de Sa and DGP Surendra Sinh to discuss logistical support for carrying out investigation of the massive recruitment and admission scandal.

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    Sleep deprivation impacts memories under stress

    London: Sleep deprivation for half a night can make it hard for you to access memories in stressful situations the next day, says a study. Apart from helping form long-term memory, sleep also ensures access to it during times of cognitive stress, the results said.  It is well known that during sleep newly-learned information is transferred from short-term to long-term memory stores in humans. “Even though losing half a night of sleep may

  • Nurse’s services should be terminated: Mamata

    Kolkata: Sending out a strong message against medical negligence in state government hospitals, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the nurse who had severed a thumb of an infant boy while trying to remove a bandage should be terminated from services.

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    Akhilesh should step down as UP Home Minister: BJP

    Lucknow: Continuing its attack on the Uttar Pradesh government, BJP today demanded resignation of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav from the post of Home Minister and sought a high-level probe under the high court’s supervision in the shocking incident of burning a woman in Barabanki.

  • Fake degree row: AAP MLA claims being a victim, to surrender

    New Delhi: In the dock over alleged fake degree row, AAP MLA Surinder Singh today claimed being a “victim” and not a culprit, saying the university from which he got the degree turned out to be “dubious”. He also admitted to have made a mistake in the affidavit by stating the wrong name of the university. Addressing a press conference, the Delhi Cantonment MLA said that he will surrender before the Delhi Police

  • US teen found days after surviving small plane crash: report

    Washington: A 16-year-old girl from the US state of Washington was in hospital today after surviving a small plane crash and spending days in the wilderness, a local newspaper reported. Autumn Veatch was on the plane with her step-grandparents Saturday traveling to Montana when it crashed in the state’s northern stretch of the Cascade Mountain range, The Seattle Times reported. Reported missing and feared dead, Veatch tried to pull her step-grandparents from the crashed plane

  • Kerala government meeting discusses stray dogs’ menace

    Thiruvananthapuram: Faced with the menace of stray dogs and dog bite cases in Kerala, the state government held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the problem and find ways to overcome it.

  • UK man arrested over ‘attempt to sell baby girl’ in mall

    London: A 28-year-old man has been arrested in the UK for allegedly attempting to sell a three-month-old baby girl for 1,000 pounds in a posh shopping arcade in Manchester. Police arrested the man on suspicion of child neglect following reports that a person tried to sell a baby in Manchester’s Barton Arcade. A member of the public said he was approached by a man with a three-month-old baby girl in a pram. The man reportedly offered to

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    Chinese man undergoes plastic surgery to look like Kim Jong Un

    Beijing: An eccentric Chinese man has gone under the knife to look like North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Wang Lei is the spitting image of 32-year-old Kim and even dresses in the dictator’s trademark grey suit. Wang is said to have gone under the knife to enhance his likeness. He was filmed in Nanjing, capital of China’s Jiangsu Province, after bumping into a fellow plastic surgery lover – and they bonded over their mutual love

  • Forex reserves at ‘reasonable’ level: RBI

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Deputy Governor S S Mundra today assured that India’s foreign exchange reserves are at ‘reasonable’ level. “Till today, there has been no discovery regarding what is the (forex reserves) level where we can say we don’t need more. But yes, our reserves are at a reasonable level now,” Mundra told reporters here on the sidelines of an event.

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    Sensex closes 28 points down 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of the Indian equities market, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), closed flat on Tuesday — provisionally down 28.29 points or 0.10 percent.

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    Taliban militants overrun Afghan valley

    Kabul: Taliban militants on Tuesday overran a strategically important valley in Afghanistan’s Faryab province, a security officer said.”More than 1,000 Taliban militants attacked Qarain valley and after suffering huge casualties including 30 deaths, they captured the area and security forces retreated,” the officer told Xinhua news agency.  Three pro-government fighters also sustained injuries in the fight, he added.  However, local residents said that the fall of Qarain valley with 30,000 population would

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    ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ to enter Pakistan, but with cuts

    Karachi: Indian superstar Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which is about a man discovering love during a journey from India to Pakistan, will release across the border, albeit with a few cuts.

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    Australia urges UN support for tribunal to prosecute MH17 perpetrators

    London : Australia has called on the United Nations Security Council to support the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those involved in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in conflict-torn east Ukraine last year. Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said setting up a tribunal would send a clear message that the international community will not tolerate acts that threaten world peace and security by endangering civil aviation, reported The

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    Facebook’s virtual assistant to make your purchases

    New York: Facebook may soon introduce its own version of virtual assistant that would help users complete tasks like buying products and services online, according to media reports. Called Moneypenny, the feature is being tested internally. It derives its name from the James Bond franchise character who serves as M’s secretary, and is said to bring a human touch to modern digital assistants, AppleInsider reported.  For example, you might ask Money penny to

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    Gold, silver slump on global cues, low demand

    New Delhi: Gold prices dropped by Rs 100 to Rs 26,250 per 10 grams at the bullion market in the national capital today on weak global trend amid low demand from jewellers. Silver also declined by Rs 250 to Rs 35,400 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial units.

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    ‘Aks’ gave me my French beard permanently: Amitabh Bachchan

    Mumbai: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s debut film “Aks”, a 2001 supernatural thriller, completed its 14 years and its lead star Amitabh Bachchan recalled how he started sporting his French beard permanently after doing this film. Bachchan, 72, who played a cop in the film, said after the film, he decided to keep his famous beard.

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    Bangladesh outraged over video of teenage boy getting beaten to death

    Dhaka : A video showing a teenage boy being beaten to death by a group of men, who filmed themselves jeering and laughing as they carried out the attack, has sparked widespread outrage in Bangladesh. According to the autopsy report, Samiul Alam Rajon died of brain haemorrhage and his body bore about 64 injury marks, reported The Daily Star. The 13-year-old was accused of stealing a bicycle rickshaw van in the north-eastern city of Sylhet. After