Free Press Journal
  • pervez musharraf

    Pak’s U-turn on Hurriyat leaders’ release in 2000 surprised US

    Washington: Pakistan’s ruler Pervez Musharraf and his top diplomats made a U-turn on talks with India after the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee released Hurriyat leaders in early 2000 as part of his peace initiatives on Kashmir, according to a declassified US cable. Conversations between top US and Pakistani officials in the year 2000, before and after release of the All Party Hurriyat Conference Leaders, as documented in now some of the

  • Sumitra Mahajan

    Sumitra Mahajan chairs session of global summit of speakers in UNGA

    United Nations: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has chaired a session of the global summit of speakers of Parliament in the UN General Assembly here, considered a significant honour. Mahajan, who was here to participate in the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament, was accorded the honour of chairing a session of the conference in the General Assembly hall on September 2. During the session chaired by Mahajan, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J

  • Whatsapp

    WhatsApp crosses 900 million users milestone

    New York: Mobile messaging app WhatsApp now has 900 million regular and active users around the world, following the addition of 100 million users in last five months. “WhatsApp now has 900 million monthly active users,” WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum said in a Facebook post. In February last year, WhatsApp was acquired by social networking site Facebook, its biggest buyout till date, for a whopping USD 19 billion.

  • aspirin

    Aspirin could boost cancer immunotherapy

    London: Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could boost the effectiveness of the treatment, says a new study.

  • Sleep, Kid

    Good sleep can lower effects of stress in kids

    Toronto: Eight to nine hours of good quality sleep every night, combined with other healthy lifestyle behaviours, can reduce the negative consequences of stress in kids, suggests new research.

  • India to utilise PMJDY a/c to extend pension,credit facilities

    New York: India aims to utilise bank accounts created under Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana to extend insurance, pension and credit facilities to those excluded from these benefits, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, as the country joined a UN initiative to enable nations transition to electronic payments. Taking a step closer to becoming a cashless economy, India has joined the ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’, a United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) initiative that

  • Autism, Girls

    Why autism is not often diagnosed in girls

    New York: Girls with autism display less repetitive and restricted behaviour than boys — and this could be the reason behind their being underdiagnosed or making it harder for them to get the most appropriate treatment, according to a new study.

  • Expect minority shareholders’ voting on Gujarat plant soon: Maruti

    New Delhi: With regulatory norms in place, country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India expects the delayed minority shareholders’ voting on allowing parent Suzuki to own and invest in the Gujarat plant to happen soon. “The minority shareholder voting on the Gujarat plant which was delayed because we first found that the government had moved some amendments in 2013 Companies Act… We thought it would be imprudent of us to vote on under an

  • Glenmark gets USFDA nod for fungal infections treatment drug

    New Delhi: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals today said it has received final approval from the US health regulator for Voriconazole Tablets, used to treat fungal infections. “Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Inc., USA has been granted final approval by the US Food & Drug Administration (USFDA) for Voriconazole Tablets, the therapeutic equivalent to Vfend tablets,” Glenmark said in a BSE filing.

  • Laughter

    Laughter may be the way to a girl’s heart

    Washington: Forget the cheesy pickup lines, and focus on learning how to make a girl laugh if you want to win her over, a new study suggests.

  • Mathura gears up for Krishna Janmashtami celebrations

    Mathura: Ahead of the joyful Krishna Janmashtami festivities starting tomorrow, security has been beefed-up in and around Mathura with intensified frisking at bus and railway station. “The security would be ensured with the better coordination of paramilitary force and civil police at the two shrines of Sri Krishna Janmasthan”, DG security Gopal Gupta, who came to assess security arrangements on the occasion of Janmastami said.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Mufti government spying on me: Omar

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday accused the state government of “brazenly spying” on him. The National Conference leader tweeted that a journalist interviewing him for a national daily got stopped right outside his residence by a police detective.

  • CM highlights role of teachers in Teacher’s Day message

    Puducherry: Chief Minister N Rangasamy today lauded the role of teachers in shaping the future generation of the country and in imbibing in them good qualities of life. In his message on the eve of Teacher’s day, he said the former president late Dr S Radhakrishnan had accorded importance to teachers and the education they provide to students. The most important factor for the development of the nation is education. Chief Minister

  • Person must drive carefully every second he is on road: Court

    New Delhi: A person who drives a vehicle must know that he should drive it carefully lest anybody loses his life or limb due to his fault, a Delhi court has said while sending a man to jail for driving in a drunken state. The court’s observation came while awarding seven-day jail term to a truck driver for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2011.