Free Press Journal
  • Megan Fox

    Megan Fox back on Instagram after filing for divorce

    Los Angeles: Actress Megan Fox is back on social media platform after filing for divorce from “Beverly Hills, 90210” actor Brian Austin Green. The actress has not shared any new photograph on her Instagram since Easter but she returned to the photo-sharing site on Thursday after filing for divorce from her actor husband, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • Samsung

    Samsung loses ‘slide to unlock’ appeal suit against Apple

    Seoul: Samsung has lost its lawsuit against Apple over the “slide to unlock” feature on touch-screen smartphones, sources said. A US court said the patent infringement by Samsung led to a decline in sales of Apple products, sending the case back to a California federal court. “Samsung can effect the removal of the patented features without recalling any products or disrupting customer use of its products,” the court said. “Apple has not attempted

  • 3-D printed guide helps regrow nerve after injury

    New York: Nerve damage is often permanent, but a team of US researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. “This represents an important proof of concept of the 3D printing of custom nerve guides for the regeneration of complex nerve injuries,” said the study’s lead researcher Michael McAlpine, mechanical engineering professor at University of Minnesota in the US.

  • Twitter claims it’s bigger than Facebook

    New York: With the Facebook user base touching 1.49 billion – or roughly 20 percent of the world’s population – can any social networking site claim to be bigger than this? Well, Twitter does.

  • Sharif Ismaill

    Sherif Ismail sworn-in as Egyptian prime minister

    Cairo: Former Egyptian oil minister Sherif Ismail took oath on Saturday as the new prime minister, just a week after the previous cabinet resigned following a corruption scandal. Ismail took oath before President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Sena defends Marathi mandatory clause for auto drivers

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has defended senior party leader and Transport Minister Diwakar Raote’s recent announcement that new autorickshaw permits will be issued only to drivers who speak Marathi, saying it was an old law which he had sought just to apply.

  • 10 Taliban militants surrender in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 10 Taliban militants have joined the government-initiated peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, authorities said on Saturday. “A total of 10 armed opponents, including their commanders named Bakhat Ali and Samar Gul, laid down their arms and joined the peace process,” Xinhua news agency quoted Afghan High Peace Council as saying in a statement.

  • Chinese varsity imposes blanket punishment on students

    Beijing: A Chinese university forced its female students to wrap themselves in blankets in the hot sun as a form of punishment during the school’s compulsory military training, a media report said. The incident took place at a university in Hunan Province, according to Global Post.

  • Breast Cancer

    Artificial intelligence could improve breast cancer treatment

    Toronto: Using artificial intelligence, researchers have found a way to predict with over 70 percent accuracy a patient’s response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer. Based on personal genetic analysis of their tumours, patients with the same type of cancer can have different responses to the same medication.

  • Heart Muscle

    Beware! Birth control pills can increase stroke risk

    New York: Popping birth control pills can put you at increased risk for the most common type of stroke, especially if you smoke, have high blood pressure or have a history of migraine headaches, a new study warns. For healthy young women without any stroke risk factors, the risk of stroke associated with oral contraceptives is small.

  • Govind Pansare

    Pansare case: Congress demands ban on Sanatan Sanstha

    Pune/Mumbai: Congress in Maharashtra today demanded immediate ban on rightwing outfit Sanatan Sanstha, a member of which has been arrested in connection with murder of Communist leader and rationalist Govind Pansare. “This organisation (Sanathan Sanstha) poses a threat and attacks freedom of thought which is a cultural tradition of Maharashtra. There is an urgent need to ban it with immediate effect”, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President and former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said

  • Oil, Fuel

    Maha: Govt plans awareness drive for vehicular fuel consumers

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Legal Metrology Department (LMD) is planning to put up public service advertisements at petrol pumps to spread awareness to ensure that vehicle owners are provided the right amount of fuel at the filling-stations.

  • hardik-patel

    Hardik detained ahead of Ekta March; mobile internet banned

    Surat/Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel, who is leading the Patel quota stir, was today detained by police along with 35 of his supporters ahead of his ‘Ekta March’ in Surat with the Gujarat administration following it up by imposing a ban on mobile Internet services across the state. 22-year-old Hardik’s detention led to vociferous protests by community members at some places. The state administration said it has imposed a ban on mobile internet services in

  • Hindi varsity urges MCI to allow Hindi for writing MBBS papers

    Bhopal: City-based Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyalaya has demanded from the Medical Council of India (MCI) to avail students an option to write MBBS course papers in Hindi. “We have asked the MCI to give an option to student pursuing MBBS degree course to write their exams in Hindi as long as it is not possible for it to have Hindi as another medium of instruction.”

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul is Congress’s ‘Baby’, no one takes him seriously: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday dubbed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as a ‘baby of the Congress’ after his ‘feku’ jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his rally in Ramnagar.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi attacks Narendra Modi in Bihar rally

    Ramnagar (Bihar): Kicking off the Congress campaign in poll-bound Bihar, Rahul Gandhi today raked up the “suit boot ki sarkar” jibe to target the Modi government, warning people that they would lose their land and livelihood if NDA came to power. Addressing a rally in this West Champaran region where Mahatama Gandhi had waged a battle to free farmers from indigo farming forced by Britishers, the Congress Vice President suggested that Prime Minister

  • AAP Govt. is champion of anarchy and blame: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Kiran Walia on Saturday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government believes and champions anarchy and blame, and does not believe in governance. “There has been no publicity to educate the public. You have to take steps. They are not people who believe in system. They believe in anarchy and blame game,” Walia said.

  • Parrikar adopts village in Amethi Parliamentary constituency

    Amethi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has adopted Barauliya village in Amethi, the Parliamentary constituency of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, under Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna. The minister has adopted the village in Gauriganj assembly segment which falls under Amethi Parliamentary constituency, BJP district unit president Durgesh Tiwari said. Former Goa Chief Minister Parrikar is also a Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh.

  • Gold

    Gold edges up on increased buying, silver drops

    Mumbai: Gold prices gained further momentum at the domestic bullion market here on firm demand from jewellery stockists and traders amid a buoyant overseas trend. However, silver fell back after massive overnight rally on profit-taking. Standard gold (99.5 purity) up by Rs 25 to settle at Rs 26,340 per 10 grams from Friday’s close of Rs 26,315.

  • Left welcomes declassification of Netaji files

    Kolkata: West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose today welcomed the move by the state government to declassify 64 files relating to Subhas Chandra Bose. “We welcome the move that the state has declassified the 64 Netaji files. We would request the Centre too to declassify the files it has. We want the truth about Netaji to come out,” Bose said.