Free Press Journal
  • Beef row: Vishnu Gupta’s advocate dubs his arrest ‘illegal’

    New Delhi: The lawyer of Hindu Sena chief Vishnu Gupta, who was today detained for allegedly making a false complaint that beef was being served at the Kerala House canteen in Delhi, said that his arrest was illegal and demanded that due process of law must be followed in the case.

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    Simple nasal spray can improve social skills of autistic kids

    Sydney: In a first, researchers have found evidence that nasal treatment with oxytocin, synthetic hormone commonly used to induce labour in pregnant women, can improve social, emotional and behavioural issues among young children with autism. It is also the first clinical trial investigating the efficacy, tolerability and safety of intranasal-administered oxytocin in young children with autism, the researchers said.

  • Watching TV for long may shorten your life

    New York: Viewing television for over three-four hours daily is associated with increased risk of mortality from most of the major causes of death including cancer and heart diseases, warns a new study.

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    ‘Star Trek’ sonic tractor beam moves stuff with sound

    London: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a novel ‘Star Trek style’ sonic tractor beam that can lift and move objects using sound waves. Researchers have built a working tractor beam that uses high-amplitude sound waves to generate an acoustic hologram which can pick up and move small objects. A tractor beam refers to a device capable of pulling in distant objects without any physical contact.

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    Middle-age growth of waistline ups bowel cancer risk

    London: Increase in waist circumference in middle age is associated with increased bowel cancer risk, says a new study. “This increased cancer risk may be due to persistent inflammation in people with obesity,” said researcher John Mathers, professor at Newcastle University in Britain.

  • Singing keeps infants calm longer than baby-talk

    Toronto: For ages lullabies have been known to keep infants quiet and lull them into nodding off. Now research has backed up tradition by finding out that playing a song or singing nursery rhymes can keep babies composed for longer than talking to them.

  • Chinese man arrested for causing damage to ATMs

    Beijing: A man in China’s Nanjing city has been arrested for attempting to short-circuit ATM machines by pouring beverages into them hoping that they would spit out cash as depicted in some foreign films. Qinhuai district police detained the suspect, surnamed Wang, earlier this month for causing an estimated 140,000 yuan (USD 22,039) in damages to three cash points with the sugary drinks.

  • Global temperature to rise by three degree Celsius: Study

    London: If the countries stick to the climate efforts that they have now committed, these could lead to long term temperature increase to around three degree Celsius, a notch above the goal of limiting global warming to two degree Celsius, projects new research.

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    Nigerian troops rescue 338 people held by Boko Haram: army

    Lagos: Nigerian troops have rescued 338 people, mainly women and children, held by Boko Haram Islamists around the group’s Sambisa forest stronghold in the restive northeast, the army said today. “The (army) unit … rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists,” the army said of an operation yesterday, adding that 192 of the survivors were children and 138 women.

  • Doctors Without Borders

    Another Doctors Without Borders hospital destroyed in Saudi airstrike

    New York: Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting rebels in Yemen have destroyed a small hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the northern province of Sadaa. According to Fox News, the aid group said that no deaths have been reported but one person was injured. Hassan Boucenine, the aid group’s head of mission in Yemen, said the first of several strikes came around 11 pm on Monday and hit a building housing the facility’s administration offices. No

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    Maldives to brief diplomats on arrest of vice president

    Colombo: The Maldives government will brief the diplomatic community on the arrest of Maldives Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Ghafoor, a spokesperson at the Maldives high commission in Sri Lanka said on Wednesday. Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon will travel to Sri Lanka on Thursday to brief the diplomats based in Colombo and affiliated to the Maldives, Xinhua quoted the spokesperson as saying.

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    Park, Abe to hold one-on-one summit in Seoul

    Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold their first one-on-one summit in Seoul next week on the sidelines of the trilateral leadership meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Seoul’s presidential office said on Wednesday.

  • Marzieh Afkham

    Yemen on verge of ‘human catastrophe’: Iran

    Tehran: Iran on Wednesday said war-torn Yemen is on the verge of a human catastrophe as the Saudi-led coalition tightens its grip on humanitarian aid channels to the Arab state. “Saudi Arabia has pushed Yemen to the brinks of human catastrophe, and they try to seal the few remaining channels for humanitarian and medical aids to the people of Yemen,” Xinhua quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham as saying.

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    Qatar reforms residency rules for large foreign population

    Dubai: Qatar has issued new legislation aimed at reforming residency policies for its large population of migrant workers, whose treatment in the energy-rich nation has come under scrutiny by human rights advocates. The official Qatar News Agency reported late yesterday that Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued a law “on the regulation of the entry and exit of expatriates and their residency.” It did not provide further details, and Qatari officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The decision to award

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    Jackie Chan offers to teach Chinese to Sonu Sood

    By now, we all know that Sonu Sood is doing a Hollywood film Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan (that’s being directed by Stanley Tong), the undisputed king of martial arts. The latest update about this film is that, besides finishing the first schedule of the same, the two actors have really become thick pals. Reports have it that whilst leaving for China, Jackie Chan had promised Sonu Sood that he will teach

  • Raul Gonzalez

    Real icon Raul hoping to return to Madrid…but not now

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid star striker Raul Gonzalez says that he will return to the football club in the future, but for the present his work is in New York. The 38-year-old whose 323 goals for Real were until recently a club record, announced on Tuesday that he was hanging up his boots at the end of the current Major Soccer League (MSL) season, reports Xinhua.

  • Harbhajan Singh

    Relished the challenge of bowling to top SA line-up: Harbhajan

    New Delhi: The Indian bowlers had a torrid time against South African batting line-up led by AB de Villiers but senior off spinner Harbhajan Singh today said he “enjoyed the challenge” as he managed to hold his own for the better part of the limited overs series.

  • Arsenal manager concerned over injuries to players

    London: Hit hard by injuries to several key footballers, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is concerned ahead of the second leg of their Champions League group stage away encounter against German heavyweights Bayern Munich on November 4.

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    Shiv Sena taunts Narendra Modi again in party mouthpiece

    Mumbai: In a sarcastic take on Narendra Modi, the Shiv Sena today said the Prime Minister clearly seems disturbed over the state of affairs in the country while presenting his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ as he singlehandedly is taking so much trouble to alleviate the pains of the common man over a plethora of issues. “One man is taking so much trouble to take away the pains of common man. He

  • Mumbai police issue order banning assembly of 5 or more people

    Mumbai: In view of the ensuing festive season, the Mumbai police have issued an order prohibiting any assembly of five or more person, while restricting individuals from taking out procession in the city for 14 days, effective from this October 30. According to the order issued here yesterday, “Any assembly of five or more person, any procession of any person and any use of loudspeaker, amplifying instrument, musical band and bursting of crackers