Free Press Journal
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    New urine test may accurately detect pancreatic cancer

    London: A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, scientists say, which could lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test for the disease. Researchers have shown that the three-protein ‘signature’ can identify the most common form of pancreatic cancer in its early stages. It can also distinguish between this cancer and the inflammatory condition chronic pancreatitis, which can be hard to tell apart.

  • BCCI

    BCCI’s working group meets, says sponsors backing Board

    New Delhi: The BCCI’s four-member working group, formed to study the Justice Lodha panel’s verdict relating to the IPL 2013 corruption scandal, today met for the first time to discuss the way forward for the cash-rich league’s next edition and said the sponsors were fully behind the Board. The Board had given the committee six weeks’ time to draw up a roadmap for the IPL after the Justice Lodha committee suspended the owners of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals Gurunath

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    Government banning porn will be wiped out: Ram Gopal Varma

    Mumbai: Noted filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma today expressed strong opposition to government’s decision to block porn sites, saying any deprivation of personal liberty by a government amounts to a regression of social progress of that country. In a series of tweets, Varma also warned considering the popularity of porn, the government which bans it is sure to be wiped out of existence in the next election.

  • Angel Di Maria

    Angel Di Maria arrives in Doha for PSG medical

    Doha: Argentine international Angel di Maria joined his future teammates from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) here on Monday to undergo a medical examination before being announced as a new player of the French football club. The 27-year-old winger arrived here and will need to pass medical examinations before his signing from Manchester United becomes official, reports Efe.

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    Iran bans newspaper of nuclear deal critic, warns others

    Tehran: Iran banned a weekly newspaper owned by a critic of its nuclear deal today and issued a formal warning to the country’s leading conservative daily for alleged breaches of reporting guidelines. The penalties were the first issued by the government since new guidance on media coverage of the historic accord was issued last week, underscoring sensitivity about the nuclear issue in Tehran.

  • Narendra Modi

    Nagaland accord historic, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described as historic the signing of an accord between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM. Modi, who was present at the signing of the accord, said the Nagaland political issue had lingered for six decades, taking a huge toll on generations of our people. He praised NSCN-IM leaders T. Muivah and Isak Swu for showing wisdom and courage and for making this

  • BEST Mumbai

    Mumbai’s BEST incurs Rs.2.26 crore loss daily, reveals RTI query

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s public bus service, popularly known by its acronym BEST, is running into losses of Rs.2.26 crore per day mainly due to declining patronage and high operating costs, an RTI query revealed on Monday. Considered the lifeline of Mumbai, BEST – with a fleet of around 2,600 buses – rendered remarkable services in times of major crises and natural calamities, but was now facing bad days, said RTI activist Anil Galgali.

  • Gold

    Gold drops on subdued demand, sluggish global cues

    Mumbai: Gold prices dropped at the bullion market here today due to reduced offtake by jewellery traders and stockists in the face of lacklustre overseas sentiment. In contrast, silver strengthened further owing to higher buying support from consuming industries. Standard gold (99.5 purity) fell by Rs 75 to conclude at Rs 24,815 per 10 gm from Saturday’s closing of Rs 24,890.

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    Rupee closes 9 paise higher at 64.04 against USD

    Mumbai: Snapping its 2-day losing streak, the rupee recovered by 9 paise at 64.04 against the US dollar on fresh selling of the greenback by banks and exporters on hopes of fresh foreign capital inflows into equity markets. The rupee opened higher at 64.01 as against last weekend’s level of 64.13 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and hovered in a range of 63.92 and 64.07 before concluding at 64.04, showing a gain of 9 paise, or 0.14 per cent. The

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    Portions of 15 air routes not adequately covered by radar: Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Civil Aviation

    New Delhi: The government on Monday informed that portions of 15 air routes situated in northern and north-eastern India are not adequately covered by radar surveillance. According to the minister of state (MoS) for civil aviation Mahesh Sharma, some distance of air routes such as W30, W31, W34, W36, W39, W85, W108 and W104 do not have adequate radar coverage.

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime 4G

    Samsung launches Galaxy Grand Prime 4G

    New Delhi: Samsung launched its new Grand Prime 4G smartphone, priced at Rs.11,100, expanding its 4G portfolio in India to 14 models. The new smartphone comes equipped with long-term evolution (LTE) capability.

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    Sony unveils new mid range smartphones Xperia C5 Ultra, Xperia M5

    Washington DC : Sony has announced two mid-range smartphones, the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5. According to the Verge, Sony claims that the devices are will offer consumers camera brilliance. The Xperia C5 comes with twin 13-megapixel front and rear cameras and an enhanced front-facing flash. The Xperia M5 also offers a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, but has a 21.5-megapixel camera on the rear.

  • Amazon

    Amazon allows developer to use Alexa in devices

    Washington DC : Amazon has released a developer preview of the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). According to the Engadget, Alexa Voice Service developer preview is open for integration for both hobbyists and hardware manufacturers into their own connected devices. Also, the company is offering its technology for free.

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    7 must visit tourist destinations at Hubli – Dharwad

    In literal terms Hubli means “Flowering Creeper” in Kannada. Hubli and Dharwad are two different cities which are quite alike or can also be called twin cities. It is the second largest urban destination in Karnataka after Bengaluru. The city is a commercial hub with its extensive trade of cotton and iron and is also known for its hand loom textiles.

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    Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to avenge Yazidis

    Dohuk (Iraq): The president of Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised today to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally attacked by the Islamic State group a year ago. “We will hunt down those who committed this crime until the last one,” Barzani said in Dohuk at a ceremony commemorating the beginning of the jihadist onslaught against the Yazidis.

  • Syria, Warplane crash

    25 killed in Syria warplane crash

    Damascus: At least 25 people were killed and ten injured on Monday when a Syrian warplane crashed into a marketplace in Syria’s Idlib province, according to reports.

  • Boko Haram

    Nigerian army frees 178 from Boko Haram’s custody

    Abuja: One hundred and seventy eight kidnapped people in Boko Haram’s custody have been freed by troops in Nigeria’s state of Borno, an official statement said on Monday. A total of 101 children, 67 women and 10 men were freed as troops conducted operations along Aulari road in Borno State, while intensifying efforts to flush out Boko Haram militants in its area of operations, Xinhua reported on Monday citing a statement issued

  • Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

    Pakistan govt may not re-challenge Lakhvi’s bail

    Lahore: Pakistan may not re-challenge the bail to Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a senior official said today citing the government’s “own weakness” for not seeking bail revocation, even as the deadline to conclude the 26/11 case ended over a month ago.

  • Kolkata blast

    Child injured in Kolkata blast

    Kolkata: A three-year-old boy was injured after a crude bomb kept inside a box on the road here exploded on Monday, police said. The incident happened under Tala police station area. “The bomb was kept in a box lying near the road. When the child opened it, the bomb exploded injuring him. The child has been admitted to R.G. Kar Hospital,” said a police officer.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    High Court stays bailable warrant against Arvind Kejriwal

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court today stayed for three weeks the bailable warrant issued against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal by a Amethi court for his alleged inflammatory speech in UP during Lok Sabha elections.