Free Press Journal
  • Delhi student scheme to be named after Kalam

    New Delhi: The Delhi government will name its scheme providing educational loan up to Rs.10 lakh after former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday.

  • Police personnel take positions during an encounter with armed militants in Dinanagar town in the Gurdaspur district of Punjab on Monday. — PTI

    Punjab terror attack: GPS points to Pakistan angle

    Dinanagar (Punjab): The global positioning system (GPS) sets recovered from the three terrorists killed here clearly indicates to a Pakistan link in Monday’s terror attack in Punjab’s Dinanagar, sources said on Tuesday.

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    Milkha Singh to unfurl tricolour on I-Day at Michigan

    Chandigarh: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh will unfurl the tricolour on Independence Day at Michigan this year where the Indian community will hold a function and honour the ‘Flying Sikh’.

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    With Rahul rested, I will be opening in his place: Cheteshwar Pujara

    Chennai: Cheteshwar Pujara knows very well that his primary goal is to get back his place in the playing XI of the Indian Test side and for that he is now gearing upto open the innings when India A take on Australia A in the second unofficial ‘Test’, here tomorrow.

  • Economy

    Investors in no mood to play ball, Sensex tanks 102 pts

    Mumbai: The market woes continued to spill over for the fourth straight session as the benchmark BSE Sensex shrank 102 points to 27,459.23, its lowest closin in over a month, on heightened risk aversion due to poor earnings numbers and fuzzy overseas cues.

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    Animal sacrifice banned in Nepal festival

    New Delhi: In a move that will spare the lives of millions of animals, animal sacrifice has been banned indefinitely at Nepal’s Gadhimai festival, a rights group said on Tuesday.

  • Leaky vaccines

    ‘Leaky’ vaccines could make diseases more deadly: study

    Washington: More harmful viruses can evolve from the use of so-called “leaky” vaccines, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have confirmed for the first time. Scientific experiments with the herpesvirus such as the one that causes Marek’s disease in poultry have confirmed the highly controversial theory that some vaccines could allow more-virulent versions of a virus to survive, putting unvaccinated individuals at greater risk of severe illness.

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    Abdul Kalam’s last rites to be in Rameshwaram tomorrow

    Rameswaram (TN): The last rites of former President A P J Abdul Kalam would be held at his native place here tomorrow with his body expected to arrive by noon, District Collector K Nandhakumar said. Nandhakumar said chief ministers of six states are expected to participate in Kalam’s funeral tomorrow. The collector and Superintendent of Police Mayilvahanan also met the family members of Abdul Kalam and offered their condolences.

  • Kashmir Security

    Security up in Kashmir after Punjab attack

    Jammu: Security has been beefed up in Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu and Kashmir following the terror attack in neighbouring Punjab, police said on Tuesday.

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    Cell protein allows malaria parasite entry to liver

    Washington: Scientists have identified a cell protein in mice that allows the malaria parasites passage through the liver where a few organisms multiply into tens of thousands and are then released into the bloodstream.

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    Bribery case: Former Goa CM Kamat summoned; Alemao quizzed

    Panaji: Taking forward its probe in the pay off case involving US firm Louis Berger, the Goa Police today issued summons to former chief minister Digambar Kamat, who headed the previous Congress ministry, and quizzed the then Public Works minister Churchill Alemao.

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    Poonch cloudburst cause damage to 19 structures

    Jammu: As many as 19 structures, including 5 houses, were damaged and 11 mud houses partially damaged in the cloudburst which hit mountainous Mendhar belt of Poonch district. “One pacca and four kacha houses were fully severely damaged in the cloudburst which hit Kalaban and Chhungan villages of Mendhar on July 23,” Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Nisar Ahmed Wani said today.

  • INSAT-3D completes two years in orbit

    Bengaluru: INSAT-3D, India’s Advanced Weather Satellite, has completed two successful years in orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation said. INSAT-3D is an exclusive mission designed for enhanced meteorological observations and monitoring of land and ocean surfaces for weather forecasting and disaster warning, ISRO said.

  • Liver

    Lose weight for healthy liver

    Washington: Weight loss through lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery can significantly reduce features of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a disease characterised by fat in the liver, studies said. “While the underlying cause of NASH is unclear, we most commonly see this condition in patients who are middle-aged and obese,” said lead author Giulio Marchesini from the University of Bologna, Italy.

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    Indian jewellery firm eyes Aus gold market From Natasha Chaku

    Melbourne: Indian jewellery firm Rajesh Exports is eyeing Australian markets in a bid to secure supply of gold for its empire after the company bought Switzerland- headquartered gold refinery Valcambi for USD 400 million. “We are very very seriously looking … we have a lot of interest coming from (Australia], we have made a list of interesting assets there and we will be taking that forward,” said Rajesh Mehta, the company’s chairman.

  • Martyr’s family refuses to cremate him, demands job

    Kapurthala: The family of police officer Baljit Singh, who was killed fighting terrorists in Dinanagar, today refused to cremate him till the state government hands over appointment letters of SP rank to his son and post of tehsildar to his daughters. Kulwant Kaur, wife of the slain SP (Detective), said the family had suffered a lot at the time of the death of her father-in-law, police inspector Achhar Singh, to get appointment for

  • Assam CM pays last respects to Kalam

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday paid his last respects to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who passed away in Shillong on Monday, at the Air Force Station at Borjhar on the outskirts of Guwahati.

  • Forensic tests show downed drone operated by India: Pakistan Army

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army has claimed that forensic tests of the drone it downed along the Line of Control (LoC) on July 15 showed it was operated by the Indian Army. Military spokesman said the visuals retrieved out of the drone indicate that the Quadcopter flew from a Indian post.

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    Afghan official: Taliban take district HQ in remote north

    Kabul: An Afghan security official says Taliban insurgents have seized control of the administrative headquarters of a district in northern Sari Pul province, where fighting has been ongoing for days.