Free Press Journal
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    Both men and women prefer attractive partners

    New York: Although men have stronger preferences for a “good looking” and “slender” partner, men and women care equally about having a partner who is specifically attractive to them, a new research suggests. “We looked at the extent to which attractiveness and resources are ‘desirable’ versus ‘essential’ to men and women when they are looking for a long term partner,” said study co-author David Frederick from Chapman University.

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    What compels you to watch horror shows!

    New York: Ever wondered what makes horror so popular or why does something strange or even repulsive still make us want to look? This could well be because there is an attraction to “oddities” outside of our everyday experience, says a study. For the research, Gary Vaughn, associate professor of English at the University of Cincinnati, looked into the underlying themes of the popular TV show, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”.

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    Beware! Smoking can make you diabetic

    New York: Smoking cigarettes or breathing in second-hand tobacco smoke significantly increases the risk of Type-2 diabetes, warns a new study. While current smokers are at around 37 percent increased risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, passive smoking or breathing in second-hand smoke could raise the odds by as much as 22 percent, the findings showed.

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    Harry Potter invisibility cloak now a reality 

    Washington: Turning science fiction that you must have witnessed in sci-fi film “Star Trek” or the “Harry Potter” series into a stunning reality, a team of US scientists has devised the first ever ultra-thin invisibility “skin” cloak that can wrap around an object and make it vanish in a jiffy. Although the cloak is only microscopic in size, the principles behind the technology should enable it to be scaled-up to conceal macroscopic

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    Chinese Tai Chi exercise boosts health among elderly

    London: Older people who regularly practice the traditional Chinese Tai Chi exercise technique are less likely to suffer high blood pressure and were physically stronger, a new study finds. Tai Chi consists of slow, gentle, flowing movements that aim to boost muscle power, balance and posture. It also includes mindfulness, relaxation and breath control. It can also help asthma patients control their condition, the study found.

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    Hypertension can cause brain damage

    Washington: Some people with high blood pressure also have damaged nerve tracts connecting different parts of the brain, a study that employed a new imaging technique finds. The area of brain damage detected is linked to difficulties in certain cognitive skills, decision-making and the ability to regulate emotions.

  • Veteran Marathi cricket commentator Bal Pandit no more

    Pune: The pioneer of cricket commentary in Marathi who made the game more popular in Maharashtrian households, Bal Pandit has passed away after a prolonged illness. The 86-year-old commentator breathed his last at a city hospital last night. Described as an encyclopedia of Marathi synonyms for original cricketing parlance in English, Pandit endeared himself with fans of the game with his lucid live commentary of both international and domestic matches on All India

  • Vaccine

    Vaccine to prevent cervical cancer found promising

    New York: A genetically engineered vaccine has been found effective in removing high-grade pre-cancerous cervical lesions in nearly one-half of women who received the vaccine in a clinical trial. “A vaccine able to cure pre-cancerous lesions could eventually be one way women can avoid surgery that is invasive and can also harm their fertility,” said study first author Cornelia Trimble, professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, US.

  • No pressure of playing glamorous roles: Lara

    Mumbai: Actress Lara Dutta, who is essaying a geeky character in “Singh is Bling”, says she does not have the pressure of playing a leading lady or being glamorous on screen anymore. After giving birth to a child in 2012, Lara took a break from acting. Now she is elated to be back with Akshay Kumar-Amy Jackson starrer film.

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    Dia grateful to have Shabana’s humanity ‘inspire’ her

    Mumbai: Dia Mirza, who has shared screen space with Shabana Azmi in films like “Tehzeeb” and “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.”, says she is grateful to the veteran actress and social activist to have her humanity inspire her.

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    Spectrum trading norms by month-end, says Telecom Secy

    New Delhi: Government will notify spectrum sharing guidelines in a few days while trading rules will be out by the month-end, a top Department of Telecom official said today. Spectrum sharing and trading guidelines will allow mobile operators to better utilise the available airwaves and will help in checking the call drop issue. The norms are also likely to push consolidation in the telecom sector.

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    Rupee enters 65 zone; at 3-week high against US dollar

    Mumbai: Continuing strong recovery, the rupee re-entered the psychologically important 65 zone against the US dollar to its highest level in three weeks amid heavy selling of the American currency by foreign banks as worries over US interest rates hike abated. A relief rally, after the US Federal Reserve decided yesterday to keep interest rates at historic lows, predominantly led to the positive mood across the emerging financials and currency markets.

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    Rajan talks of strong institutions, slams ‘jugaad’

    Mumbai: Coming down hard on quick fixes like ‘jugaad’ way of working, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today did some plainspeak, saying the key to sustainable growth is strong institutional mechanisms that allow businesses to flourish. “Jugaad, or working around difficulties by hook or by crook, is a thoroughly Indian way of coping, but it is predicated on a difficult or impossible business environment. And it encourages an attitude of shortcuts and evasions,

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    Avoid cow slaughter in larger interest, Ulema tells Muslims 

    Hyderabad: With the ban on beef in some states and the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha triggering a fierce debate on cow slaughter across the country, a group of Islamic scholars in southern India has appealed to Muslims to avoid sacrificing cows, bulls and bullocks in the community’s larger interest.

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    More reforms in pipeline, no investment proposals held up: FM

    Singapore: Promising more reform measures in coming days, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said a lot of public investment is taking place in India and government is trying to ensure that private investment, including from abroad, also increases to support economic growth. Inviting foreign investors to participate in India’s growth story, he assured them of continuing reform process for development of an investment-friendly environment and said there were no more complaints left about

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    Naxals set ablaze forest office in Sironcha taluka

    Nagpur: A group of Naxals allegedly set on fire a forest office, reducing the official documents and furniture to ashes, at a village in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district, police said. About 7-8 Naxals reached the residence of range forest officer (RFO) Deepak Ramteke at Zinganur village under Sironcha taluka of Gadchiroli at around midnight on September 16 and then took him to his office. They torched office documents and furniture after pouring kerosene on

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    Gujarat: Indian fisherman killed by Pak Navy

    Ahmedabad: An Indian fisherman was killed by the Pakistan Navy off the Gujarat coast on. A coast guard team has left for investigating the matchup. According to reports, the Pakistan marine targeted two boats off the Dwarka coast, which resulted in the fisherman’s killing. Further details are awaited.

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    Quota row: Hardik Patel announces non-violent rally

    Ahmedabad: Patidar Ananmat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel on Friday announced that they would hold a non-violent protest rally tomorrow. “We spoke to the Gujarat Government about the police atrocities and they promised us a solution in ten days. There has been no suspension yet. So, we will hold a protest rally tomorrow but with a twist,” said Hardik.  “The protest rally would be non-violent. We will make sure no one incurs