Free Press Journal
  • Airbus takes 290M euro charge for military transport crash

    Frankfurt: Plane maker Airbus Group SE said today its net profit rose 5 per cent in the second quarter to 732 million euros (USD 805 million) despite a one-time charge stemming from the crash of one of its military transport planes in Spain. Profits were dented by a 290 million euro charge related to the May 9 crash of an A400M transport plane that killed four crew members. The crash stopped some flight

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    Abducted professor’s family members seek Centre’s intervention

    Hyderabad: The family members of a teacher, who has been kidnapped in Libya, allegedly by Islamic State (IS) terror group, today sought Centre’s urgent intervention to secure his release. The brother of Gopikrishna, a faculty member at the University of Sirte and among the four kidnapped Indians, said the his family got the information that he has been abducted in Libya.

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    Suspended IPS officer moves court court against Mulayam

    Lucknow: Suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur today moved an application before a court here for registering an FIR against Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening him with dire consequences on phone on July 10.

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    All-party meet on Monday to break the Parliament logjam

    New Delhi: Government will call an all-party meeting on Monday in a bid to break the Parliament logjam as it accused Congress of “hurting” the country by blocking the passage of key reform bills like GST with its relentless protests.

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    Plea for FIR against Justice Katju dismissed

    New Delhi: A plea seeking lodging of FIR against ex-Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju, for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus by dubbing as “nonsense” the belief that cow is mother,has been dismissed by a Delhi court which said his expression comes under right to freedom of speech and expression of the Constitution.

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    Tension grips UP village after clash between two groups

    Rampur (UP) With two deaths in two days, tension today gripped Koop village in the district after clash broke out between two groups even as PAC was deployed to bring situation under control, police said. Tension prevailed in Koop village of Rampur but situation was brought under control after a PAC platoon and police contingents were called in from three neighbouring police stations, Superintendent of Police Sadhna Goswami said.

  • Maharashtra tops list for people displaced by dam projects

    New Delhi: Maharashtra tops the list for the number of people displaced by dam projects in the country with over 7 lakh people thus affected in the state, the government told Parliament. In his reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat yesterday said that altogether 7,13,136 people have been displaced by a total of 100 dam projects in Maharashtra.

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    Miccky Pacheco can participate in Goa sessions if pardoned

    Panaji: Goa Speaker Rajendra Arlekar today said that if Governor Mridula Sinha approves the state cabinet’s decision to pardon imprisoned Goa Vikas Party legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco then he will be allowed to participate in the proceedings in the ongoing session. “It is the decision of the cabinet. It does not bother me. I will allow him to participate in the assembly, if he is pardoned. Whatever cabinet has decided is strictly the

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    Gogoi danced with girls during state mourning: BJP MP

    New Delhi: A BJP member in Lok Sabha today charged Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi with dancing with tribal women when the country was mourning the death of former President APJ Abdul Kalam, saying it was a “shameful” act. Ramesh Bidhuri raised the issue when Congress members were protesting against the government, demanding sacking of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi controversy.

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    Ishant Sharma needs to work harder at the nets: Courtney Walsh

    New Delhi: West Indies pace legend Courtney Walsh feels that Indian speedster Ishant Sharma needs to work harder in the nets in order to iron out his flaws and achieve consistency. When asked about the current crop of Indian fast bowlers, the 52-year-old Jamaican legend spoke at length about Ishant and gave an insight into what he thought should be done.

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    28 cases of alleged human rights violation against army 

    New Delhi: There are 28 cases of alleged human rights violation – rape, torture, killing, disappearance and custodial deaths – against defence personnel pending in High Courts of North-Eastern States pertaining to year 2012 to 2015, the government said today.


    Pak woman enters India illegally to meet Salman Khan

    Jalandhar: A Pakistani woman, who claimed that she wanted to meet Bollywood actor Salman Khan, has been arrested here for allegedly crossing into India through Attari border without valid travel documents. The 27-year-old woman identified as Chanda Khan gave varying reasons for entering India including that she was going to Delhi to pray for her son at a dargah and also that she was looking for her lost uncle.

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    Exercise and diet control can prevent gestational diabetes

    London: A combination of physical activity and diet control can help prevent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in women who are at high risk of developing the disorder, says a new study. Gestational diabetes and maternal obesity may increase the offsprings’ predisposition to obesity and impaired glucose regulation. “A simple and individualised lifestyle intervention reduced the incidence of gestational diabetes by 39 percent in high-risk pregnant women,” said one of the researchers Saila Koivusalo from

  • Mental stress can raise physical fatigue: study

    Washington: Worried about something at work? You may find yourself more exhausted at the end of the day, according to a new study by Indian-origin researchers who have found that mental stress can increase physical fatigue.

  • Suicide bomb attack in Nigeria

    Suicide bomb attack in Nigeria

    Abuja: Many people were feared killed in a bomb blast in Nigeria on Friday. A female suicide bomber blew herself up at a local market in Gamboru area of Nigeria’s state of Borno, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Trying to quit smoking? Strengthen self-control

    New York: If you actually want to quit smoking, you should strengthen self-control, a new study suggests. According to the study, exercises aimed at increasing self-control, such as mindfulness meditation, can decrease the unconscious influences that motivates a person to smoke.

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    One-third of Milky Way stars have changed orbits: Study

    New York: Nearly a third of the stars in our own galaxy have dramatically changed their obits, say scientists who have created  a new map of the Milky Way. “In our modern world, many people move far away from their birth places, sometimes halfway around the world,” said lead author of the study Michael Hayden from New Mexico State University in the US. “Now we are finding the same is true of stars in

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    New drug may boost brain power in Alzheimer’s patients

    Melbourne: A new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease may be four times more effective than the current medication in improving the brain power of patients, Australian researchers say. Preliminary results from the drug trial of Anavex 2-73 in Alfred Health hospital in Victoria showed that of the 12 patients in the trial, 10 had improved brain function.

  • Australia

    Plane debris won’t solve MH370 crash mystery: Australia

    Melbourne: Debris found in the Indian Ocean even if it is from MH370 would not help pinpoint the final resting place of the plane that mysteriously vanished over a year ago with 239 people on board, Australia cautioned today. Aviation experts say a two-metre piece of debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, off the east coast of Africa, is very likely a flap from the trailing edge of the wing

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    Boycott lashes out at Australia, considers their ‘embarrassing day’

    London : Former England player Geoffrey Boycott has described Australia’s performance on day two of the third Ashes Test in Edgbaston as being as pathetic as it was in their first innings. He further said Australia’s bowlers left him amazed by how badly they bowled, the BBC reported. He considered the Australian players as novices and said that it was an embarrassing day for them.