Free Press Journal
  • Japan floods

    Thousands of rescuers deployed as Japan floods kill three

    Joso City: Disastrous floods have left three dead and dozens missing in eastern Japan, authorities said today as thousands of rescuers were deployed to evacuate trapped residents from an inundated city north of Tokyo.

  • ISIS

    Japan boosts embassy security worldwide after IS threat

    Tokyo: Japan has ordered beefed-up security at its embassies worldwide, a top official said today, after the Islamic State group highlighted its missions in Indonesia, Malaysia and Bosnia-Hercegovina as part of a broader threat.

  • piyush goyal

    Need lab policy for renewable energy projects: Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: A National Lab Policy is needed for testing and certification of renewable energy projects, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said today. “National Lab Policy is needed to address the testing, standardisation and certification of renewable energy projects in the country,” Goyal was quoted as saying in a statement by his ministry.

  • Jewellers buying, firm global cues lift gold prices by Rs 45

    New Delhi: Snapping its three-day losing streak, gold prices recovered by Rs 45 to Rs 26,460 at the bullion market today on emergence of buying by jewellers and retailers to meet wedding season demand amid upbeat global trend. However, silver shed Rs 50 to Rs 35,200 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • High Blood Pressure

    High BP, bad diet leading cause of death worldwide: Study

    Washington/Sydney: Poor dietary habits and high blood pressure have replaced child and maternal malnutrition, unsafe water, sanitation and lack of hand washing as leading risks for death globally, a significant study has revealed.

  • parent_child

    Pressure to be ‘cool’ and look good harmful to kids

    London: The pressure to be ‘cool’, look good and own the ‘right stuff’ is detrimental to many children and teenagers, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned. The study by the University of Sussex psychologists shows that while many young people buy into consumer culture believing it will make them feel better about themselves and help them to make friends, often the reverse happens.

  • Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi

    Yemen’s exiled government says to attend peace talks

    Riyadh: Yemen’s government in exile has confirmed it will attend UN-mediated peace talks next week aimed at reaching a ceasefire with Iran-backed rebels who control swathes of the country. In a statement yesterday, the internationally recognised government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi said that a rebel pullback from areas seized since last year — as outlined by a UN resolution — remained a precondition to negotiations.

  • Chimps (Discovery images)

    Why chimp’s faces look different from ours

    New York: Researchers have found new clues as to why humans look vastly different from chimpanzees – our nearest relative in the primate tree – despite nearly identical genetic backgrounds of the two species.

  • Fish, Depression

    Eating fish daily can curb depression too

    London: Eating a lot of fish may help curb the risk of depression in both men and women, reveals a pooled analysis of the available evidence.

  • Meat ban

    Now Chhattisgarh bans meat sale during Jain, Ganesh festivals

    Raipur: Amid the raging row over meat sale ban in Mumbai and some parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan during ‘Paryushan’ festival of Jain community, the Chhattisgarh government has also ordered suspension of sale of meat during the eight-day long fasting period and ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ festival. “Like every year, the Urban Administration Department has issued directives to civic bodies to keep all the slaughter houses and meat shops closed from September 10 to 17 for the

  • Women's Heart

    Reduced heart rate variability may increase PTSD risk

    New York: Reduced heart rate variability – the changing time interval between heartbeats – may be a contributing risk factor for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suggests new research. Even at rest, the normal rhythm of the heart fluctuates, reflecting influences and changes in other parts of the body.

  • 800 Galaxy

    Rare galaxy cluster spitting 800 stars per year found

    London: In a rare find, an international team of astronomers has discovered a gargantuan galaxy cluster with a core bursting with new stars – churning out 800 new stars per year – while our Milky Way galaxy forms two stars per year at the most!

  • Britney Spears

    Fast! Britney Spears grabs concert dates’ first pick over JLo

    Washington DC : Britney Spears has got the first pick of concert dates over Jennifer Lopez after she signed a two-year extension for her Las Vegas residency. According to the sources, the ‘Baby One More Time’ hit-maker will get an additional five million dollar for the extension and will be paid 35 million dollar under her new deal, TMZ reported. However, Lopez who chose her dates from Spears’ leftovers, will began her performance in

  • John P Connell

    Actor John P Connell dies

    Los Angeles: John P Connell, best known as the star of the daytime drama “Young Dr. Malone,” has died in Woodland Hills. He was 91.

  • Kamal Haasan

    Kamal Haasan to organise three-day film workshop in November

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, in association with the All India Film Employees Confederation (AIFEC), has announced a three-day film workshop in November for over 10,000 people working in the industry. The venue for the workshop is yet to be finalised. According to an official statement, G. Shiva, president of AIFEC in collaboration with Kamal, chairman of Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC), will bring together 35 film unions under one roof via

  • Taliban militants

    Taliban overruns Afghan district

    Kabul: Taliban militants after several days of fierce fighting overrun Afghanistan’s Raghistan district in Badakhshan province on Friday, a local official said.  “Taliban rebels after bloody fighting and suffering huge casualties entered the headquarters of Raghistan district on Friday, forcing security forces to retreat,” Xinhua quoted the district police chief Mohammad Ishaq as saying. Meanwhile, Abdul Rauf Baik, an elder of the district, said the fighting has been continuing outside district headquarters.