Free Press Journal
  • Power

    No power tariff or surcharge hike in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress-led UDF government today said it would not hike power tariff and surcharge during its remaining tenure. Replying to a notice for an adjournment motion moved bythe CPI(M) led LDF opposition on the power situation in the state, Power Minister Aryadan Muhammed said government would not hike tariff and surcharge rates.

  • Evidence show Pak link in Gurdaspur attack

    New Delhi: Government today asserted that the Gurdaspur attack had Pakistan connection, sayi g there is “overwhelmingly conclusive” evidence that the three terrorists had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike.

  • Suspicious bag found near Gurdaspur bus stand

    Gurdaspur (Pb): Police have launched a search operation and a bomb disposal team has been called after a “suspicious” bag was found near the Gurdaspur bus stand here this afternoon. “We had received information that a black polythene bag had been found lying in suspicious circumstances near the bus stand. The bomb disposal team had reached the spot and the area had been cordoned off,” Gurdaspur SSP, G S Toor said. He said

  • baby

    Smartphone app screens for rare liver disease in newborns

    Washington: A smartphone app can accurately interpret and record the colour of a newborn’s poop as a possible early symptom of a rare life-threatening liver disease, scientists have found. Biliary atresia (BA) is a rare disorder that accounts for nearly half of pediatric end-stage liver disease in the US. For the vast majority of parents using the app, named PoopMD, the results can provide reassurance that their newborn’s stool colour is normal.

  • Rigorous exercise may cut arthritis risk

    London: High-intensity exercise may help ease symptoms of arthritis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation in the joints, says a new study. Patients with arthritis often have reduced endurance and are at an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • Blocking a gene may reduce heart disease risk

    Toronto: Blocking the expression of a gene can decrease the levels of blood lipids that are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and pancreatic illnesses, a new study has found. By blocking the expression of the gene in patients that codes for the apoC-III protein, researchers demonstrated great decreases in the concentration of triglycerides in their blood, even in various severe forms of hypertriglyceridemia and regardless of the base values or the treatment

  • Bullies have high self-esteem, low depression rates

    Toronto: Contradicting earlier findings, a new study suggests that bullies are least likely to be depressed, have the highest self-esteem and the greatest social status.

  • Coming, clothes made of slaughterhouse waste

    London: In a first, a Swiss researcher has found a novel method to produce high-quality fibre from gelatine – a natural biomaterial derived from collagen which is obtained from various animal by-products.

  • Cong MLA evicted from House for creating ruckus

    Panaj: Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco was marshalled out from the Goa Legislative Assembly today for creating ruckus by ignoring Speaker’s plea to observe restraint. During zero hour, Lourenco raised the issue of parents, who are currently protesting at Azad Maidan here, on making English as the medium of instruction in elementary education in the state.

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    Taliban says unaware of peace talks with Afghan Government

    Karachi : The Taliban has rejected reports of it taking part in a fresh round of peace talks with the Afghan Government, and also refused to comment on Kabul officials’ claim that their leader, Mullah Omar, had died two years ago. According to the Express Tribune, the Taliban posted on their website that “media outlets” were saying that the talks would take place soon. The Taliban also said that their political office was unaware

  • Acknowledge MP, VIP communication within 15 days: Govt

    New Delhi: Every communication from a Member of Parliament or a VIP should be acknowledged by ministries or departments within 15 days, the government said today. “Each communication received from a Member of Parliament or VIP, shall be acknowledged within 15 days, followed by a reply within the next 15 days of acknowledgement sent,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha quoting Central Secretariat Manual

  • 20 dead as truck hits pilgrims in Mexico

    Mexico City: At least 20 people were killed and over 30 injured on Thursday when a truck crashed into a crowd of pilgrims in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas, a media report said. The toll could increase as many of the critically injured have been admitted to hospitals, Xinhua quoted Jaime Santoyo Castro, secretary general of administration, as saying. Castro said the cause of the accident remained unclear and it was not yet

  • Irresponsible statements by Congress leaders a cause of concern

    New Delhi: Government today accused Congress of being “irresponsible” for not allowing Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make a statement in Rajya Sabbha on the Gurdaspur terrorist attack, which it said had originated from Pakistan. Attacking Congress, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the opposition party, due to its “petty” politics, presented the country as a “divided” house by not allowing a discussion in Parliament on the cross-border terror incident.

  • Four held for DU admission scam

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested four people for running a fake admission racket in Delhi University (DU) colleges, officials said on Thursday.

  • UP on high alert after Memon’s execution

    Lucknow: A high alert has been sounded across Uttar Pradesh following the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon, officials said.

  • Manjhi-The-Mountain-Man

    ‘Manjhi’ – The Mountain Man’ movie tax-free in Bihar

    Patna: The Bihar government today announced that no entertainment tax would be taken for the exhibition of the Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer movie “Manjhi – The Mountain Man” in theatres across the state. Cabinet Coordination Department Principal Secretary Shishir Kumar Sinha said the decision was taken at the meeting of state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, which observed that the movie was based on the inspiring life of Dashrath Manjhi popularly known

  • Syria Qaeda branch kidnaps 8 US-trained rebels: monitor

    Beirut: Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has kidnapped eight rebels who participated in a US training programme to fight the Islamic State group, a monitor said today.

  • Women’s immune system genes operate differently from men’s

    Washington: Researchers have discovered that men and women use different switches to turn on many immune system genes, a finding that may explain the much higher incidence of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, in women. Some genes are virtually always on while others sit unused for years at a time. Some genes can be always on in one person and always off in another. A minority of genes switch on

  • Cong MLA evicted from House for creating ruckus

    Panaji: Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco was marshalled out from the Goa Legislative Assembly today for creating ruckus by ignoring Speaker’s plea to observe restraint. During zero hour, Lourenco raised the issue of parents, who are currently protesting at Azad Maidan here, on making English as the medium of instruction in elementary education in  the state. The government had asked the parents to vacate the ground.

  • Kuwait breaks up new IS cell: ministry

    Kuwait City: Kuwait has broken up a new five-member cell of alleged members of the Islamic State jihadist group one month after a deadly bombing at a Shiite mosque, the interior ministry said today.