Free Press Journal
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    Coffee ups heart attack risk in hypertension patients

    Cape Town : If you have hypertension, you may want to avoid coffee as a new study has revealed that it increases heart attack risks in people with high blood pressure.

  • Normal life hit by strike in Delhi

    New Delhi: Normal life was hit here on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike call given by various trade organisation protesting against the central government’s policies. Auto-rickshaws were not plying on the roads, affecting normal life in the national capital. Students and office-goers were forced to wait on roads. However, the Delhi Transport Corporation buses and the Delhi Metro services were available for the commuters.

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    Manish Tewari calls on Centre to either neutralise terrorists or Pakistan

    New Delhi : Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday called on the Centre to either neutralise the terrorists infiltrating on Jammu and Kashmir, or find a way to neutralise Pakistan. “The only way of combating this is to increase your capacity of interdiction, intelligence and neutralisation. Either you neutralise the terrorists, or find a way to neutralise Pakistan,” Tewari told ANI. “Terrorism is the price that India is paying for living in a bad

  • BJP meeting attacked in Nandigram; 2 injured, 4 missing

    Nandigram (WB): Two persons were injured and four others were missing after a BJP meeting was attacked allegedly by ruling Trinamool Congress workers at Nandigram in East Midnapore district. Local TMC leaders, however, said they were not involved in the attack which occurred yesterday.  BJP district secretary Sukumar Das alleged that party activists were holding a meeting at Tekhali Bazar in Nandigram to inform people about another party meeting to be held tomorrow when TMC

  • Key leaders attending RSS-BJP meet in Delhi

    New Delhi : Key leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday met the top brass of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangha (RSS) here. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, BJP President Amit Shah, Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu are in the RSS- BJP coordination committee meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Working President Praveen Togadiya. The meeting is set to review the performance of the 15-month-old

  • Nation-wide strike against anti-worker policies is effective: Gurudas Dasgupta

    New Delhi: The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) on Wednesday asserted that trade unions’ nation-wide strike over anti-worker policies has been effective. “The strike has been wonderful and splendid. It has been effective throughout country. This strike is against the anti-worker policies of the government, against the labor reforms and inflation,” Gurudas Dasgupta, General Secretary, AITUC told ANI. “It is a protest against the way the government has tried to scuttle the trade

  • Strike hits normal life in Punjab, Haryana

    Chandigarh: State-run buses services were affected in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh following the all-India strike call given by various trade organizations on Wednesday. People faced problems as Haryana Roadways buses went off the roads. The employees of Punjab Roadways also joined the strike and stopped plying buses. “We are opposing the new labour laws. We have other local demands also, like our opposition to privatisation of bus routes,” Parveen Kumar, a Haryana

  • Strike affects normal life in Bihar

    Patna: Normal life was hit in Bihar on Wednesday with thousands of workers in the government and private sector joining the nationwide strike protesting the central government’s policies. Workers of trade unions belonging to the Congress and the Left parties blocked roads and at some places stopped passenger and long-distance trains. “Road traffic in Patna and across Bihar was badly hit by the strike of the trade unions. Auto-rickshaws and buses are

  • NTCA sanctions STPF for two tiger reserves in Telangana

    Hyderabad: Specially-trained forces for each of two tiger reserves of Telangana have been sanctioned by National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and they are likely be deployed before 2017, a senior forest official said.

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    Sandeep Dikshit to NDA: Use UPA approach to deal with Pak firmly on Kashmir issue

    New Delhi : Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Wednesday said the Centre must follow the UPA policy and approach in dealing with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. “ I think the Government of India must rethink its entire strategy, go back to the way in which the UPA and the Congress always dealt with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, which was with a firm hand, yet being friendly with Pakistan. Until and unless

  • Normal life not affected by strike in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: Normal life was not affected in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday due to the nationwide strike called by 10 central trade unions and supported by several labour unions in different sectors.  City buses and autorickshaws were plying as usual, though roads were less congested. Schools and colleges functioned as usual. According to reports from districts, bus transport was affected. The inter-state transport between Tamil Nadu and Kerala was also affected. Several units in

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    Strike cripples life in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 24-hour strike called by various trade unions hit Kerala hard on Wednesday as public buses went off roads and shops and banks remained shut. “I arrived after completing a training programme in Hyderabad and now I have to sit here at the station till evening. When will I be able to drive home?” said a middle-aged private company official in Kozhikode.  All the operations at the Cochin Port were also

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    India, Pakistan must use dialogue to stop bloodshed : Majeed Memon

    New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday said India and Pakistan must use the medium of dialogue to stop bloodshed. “I am sure both sides must resort to some dialogue, whereby this bloodshed can be avoided,” Memon told ANI. “It is very sad that the atmosphere on the border in Kashmir is going out of control. The Government of Pakistan, or the Pakistani soldiers are intruding into our territories,

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    Chinese shares fall over four percent

    Beijing: Chinese stocks nosedived more than four percent after the opening bell on Wednesday over deepening downward pressure on the world’s second largest economy.  The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened 4.39 percent lower at 3,027.68 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The Shenzhen Component Index was down 4.61 percent at 9,694.48 points. The ChiNext Index, China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 5.39 percent lower at 1,787.71 points. The decline narrowed later, led by

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    Italy rescues 600 migrants off Libyan coasts

    Rome: Italian navy and coast guard vessels carried out at least four rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, saving 600 migrants off the Libyan coasts. Four women were found dead aboard an overcrowded inflatable boat during the first of such operations on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted the navy as saying.  The craft was about 50 km north of Libya and was carrying another 112 people on board. The nationality of the

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    Encounter between militants and security forces underway in Baramulla

    Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) : Encounter between militants and security forces is underway in Rafiabad in Baramulla district today. According to reports, two militants are hiding in the area, for which search operation by the security forces is on. An unidentified militant was killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control(LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district on August 26. The recent cancellation of NSA-level talks between India and Pakistan has

  • Men who buy sex may also be sexually coercive

    New York: Men who pay for sex are more likely to report having committed rape and other aggressive sexual acts than those who do not buy sex, new research has found, according to IANS. “Our findings indicate that men who buy sex share certain key characteristics with men who are at risk for committing sexual aggression,” said study co-author Neil Malamuth, professor communications studies and psychology at University of California, Los Angeles