Free Press Journal
  • Nabakalebar Rath Yatra

    Millennium’s first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra held at Puri

    Puri: Amid tight security, the century’s first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath was held here today with fanfare, religious fervour, enthusiasm and a spirit of camaraderie. Lakhs of devotees from across the country and abroad descended on the pilgrim town of Puri in Odisha to witness commencement of the nine-day journey of the new idols of Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra to Gundicha Temple and back to their abode.

  • Beckham’s MLS group reaches Miami football stadium agreement

    Miami: Former England footballer David Beckham and his partners have reached a tentative agreement with the city of Miami to build a stadium for its proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. Located between downtown and the Miami International Airport, the site is the “preferred location” for the ex-Manchester United and Real Madrid star’s investment group, Efe quoted a spokesman for Beckham as saying.

  • exercise, Muscles stronger

    Exercise of five hours a week may cut breast cancer

    Toronto: Post-menopausal women, especially those who are obese, should exercise at least five hours a week to curb obesity and breast cancer risk, shows research. Exercising 300 minutes per week is recommended for reducing total fat in post-menopausal women than the currently recommended 150 minutes, the researchers said. “A possible association between physical activity and post-menopausal breast cancer risk is supported by more than 100 epidemiologic studies, with strong biologic rationale supporting

  • Earth

    It’s official: 2014 was Earth’s hottest year on record

    New York: The unusually warm weather that you felt last year was experienced across most parts of the world, making 2014 the hottest year in recorded history, said a report based on contributions from 413 scientists from 58 countries around the world. Several markers of climate change such as rising land and ocean temperature, sea levels and greenhouse gases set new records in 2014, the fifth warmest year since national records began

  • Breast Cancer

    Why many breast cancer patients develop drug resistance

    Washington DC : Researchers have discovered a possible reason for drug resistance in breast tumors. HER2 membrane proteins play a special role in certain types of breast cancer: amplified levels of HER2 drive unrestricted cell growth. HER2-tailored antibody-based therapeutics aim to prevent cancer cell growth, but two-thirds of HER2 positive breast cancer patients develop resistance against HER2-targeting drugs. The reason for this is not yet understood.

  • Pluto Heart

    Frozen plains covering Pluto’s big heart discovered

    Washington DC : The new close-up image of Pluto’s surface by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows a vast, craterless frozen plain, no more than 100 million years old and possibly still changing. This frozen region is north of Pluto’s icy mountains, in the center-left of the heart feature, informally named “Tombaugh Regio” (Tombaugh Region) after Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto in 1930.

  • Barack Obama

    Iran nuclear deal will make America and world safer: Barack Obama

    Washington: The agreement reached between Iran and six major powers to limit its sensitive nuclear activities will make America and the world more secure, President Barack Obama said today as he sought support from his countrymen over the issue.

  • Adani Group

    Adani Group to discuss Vizhinjam project with Kerala CM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A four-member delegation of the Adani Group led by Karan Adani, ED, will hold discussions with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday to work out implementation details of the Rs 7,000-crore Vizhinjam deep sea port project. The dates of signing of the concession agreement and commencement will be decided at this meeting, Kerala Ports Minister K Babu said. The state government had issued the Letter of Award to the Gujarat-based Adani Group last week. Kerala has also

  • Google

    Google shares hit all-time high as company adds $60 bn to market value

    London : Google shares have hit an all-time high as the tech giant adds around 60 billion dollars to its market value. According to BBC, the surge took Google’s market value above 400 billion dollars. However, Apple remains at the top spot with the company’s market value at 745 billion dollars. After trading had closed on Thursday, Google reported that second-quarter net income was 3.93 billion dollars in the three months to end-June, up from

  • Kenya, Westgate shopping mall

    Kenyan mall re-opens two years after tragedy

    Nairobi: The Kenyan capital’s Westgate shopping mall, where 67 people were killed in an attack by Al Shabaab militants two years ago, re-opened on Saturday. About half the shops re-opened after extensive renovation, BBC reported. Gunmen entered the mall in September 2013 and fired on shoppers, leading to a siege that lasted four days. Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab said it carried out the attack in response to Kenya’s military operations in

  • Yahoo, silent video texting app

    Yahoo launches ‘silent’ video texting app

    Washington: The next version of Yahoo Messenger app has been launched in the form of a unique video chat facility that promises to make you “feel like your friends are right there with you”.  Yahoo Livetext – Video Messenger, the app that went live earlier this month introduces a unique form of video texting that combines traditional text messages with video that does not include an audio feed. The app, currently available

  • BSF, Bangladesh officials exchange sweets on Eid

    Phulbari (West Bengal): The Border Security Force (BSF) men exchanged sweets with Border Guard Bangladesh personnel at the border on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr today. They also extended greetings on the occasion. Meanwhile, the Pakistani forces deployed along the border refused to accept sweets from the BSF personnel on Eid along the Wagah border in Punjab. “Can’t analyse why this happened, but there was no positive response from them this time,” BSF DIG MF

  • China housing market

    China’s housing market warms up

    Beijing: China’s real estate market warmed up in June, with fewer cities seeing new home prices drop for the fourth consecutive month. Of 70 large and medium-sized cities surveyed in June, new home prices climbed in 27, up from the 20 in the previous month, Xinhua reported on Friday, citing the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The cities included Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. For existing homes, 20 cities saw price declines

  • Car bombing

    90 dead, 17 missing in Iraq car bombing

    Khan Bani Saad (Iraq): The toll for a massive suicide car bomb attack carried out by the Islamic State group north of Baghdad rose to 90 dead and 17 missing today. The top official in Khan Bani Saad, the predominantly Shiite town 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of Baghdad where the attack occurred yesterday, put the number of wounded at 120. “The toll so far is 90 martyrs and 120 wounded, and we have between 17 and

  • Kurdish forces

    Syria Kurds say IS used chemical weapons against them

    Beirut: Islamic State group fighters fired missiles containing toxic gas at Kurdish forces in Syria last month, the forces and a monitoring group said.  The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights both reported the late June attacks in Hasakeh province in northeastern Syria. The YPG said the attacks occurred on June 28 and targeted the Kurdish-held Salhiya district of Hasakeh city and Kurdish positions south of the town of

  • Abhishek Banerjee

    TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee claims Mamata govt ‘killed’ Kishenji

    Belpahari (WB): All India Trinamool Youth Congress President and West Bengal Chief Minister’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee has sparked off a controversy after he claimed that the Mamata Banerjee government had “killed” dreaded Maoist leader Kishenji in 2011. “By killing Kishenji, the Mamata Banerjee government has proven that in the future people will have the last world in Junglemahal,” Banerjee told a public meeting at Belpahari in West Midnapore district yesterday.

  • Mufti Sayeed, Omar Abdullah

    Mufti Sayeed and Omar Abdullah greet each other on Eid

    Srinagar: Thousands of devotees at Hazratbal Shrine were in for a pleasant surprise today when J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and his predecessor, Omar Abdullah embraced each other and exchanged greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr. As soon as the Eid prayers were over, Sayeed walked over to Omar and the two leaders from rival parties of the state exchanged Eid greetings. The leaders embraced each other as per the Muslim tradition on the occasion. “We wish the

  • BJP-TMC matrix set to change

    Just before the Parliament session, BJP ups the ante; it intends to target West Bengal as a ‘Jehadi Hub’.