Free Press Journal
  • breastfeeding

    Breast milk nutrients may influence obesity risk

    New York: The road to obesity may be paved with non-nutritious carbohydrates in breast milk, claims new research. Previous research has shown that maternal obesity strongly affects a baby’s risk for becoming overweight, but scientists are unsure about how fatness is transmitted, said corresponding author Michael Goran, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

  • Shane Warne

    Warne plots England’s downfall with Pakistan’s Yasir

    Sharjah: Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne today worked with Yasir Shah in the nets, saying he gave the Pakistani slow bowler advice on tactics to help down England in this week’s third Test. Warne enjoyed tormenting England during his illustrious career, taking 195 of his 708 wickets against England, 23 in his last series at home in 2006-07.

  • Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta

    Jwala-Ashwini lose in Germany 

    Saarbrucken (Germany):  Top Indian women’s doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa suffered a second round loss at the $120,000 Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold here on Thursday.

  • Amit Shah

    If BJP loses Bihar elections, Diwali will be in Pak: Amit Shah

    Raxaul: BJP President Amit Shah today said if BJP loses in Bihar, Diwali will be celebrated in Pakistan, a statement his rivals called was an attempt to communalise the elections. “If BJP loses Bihar elections even by chance, though victory or defeat will happen in Patna, firecrackers would be burst in Pakistan,” he told an election rally here in East Champaran district.

  • Australian rugby fans angry at ‘unfair’ World Cup final start time

    Canberra: Australian rugby fans have expressed their disappointment at a decision by Rugby World Cup organisers to schedule the start of the final in London at unsociable times for southern hemisphere viewers. The final, featuring both Australia and New Zealand, is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. GMT on Saturday — or 3 a.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) on Sunday morning — with organisers on Thursday citing “operational reasons” for the mid-afternoon

  • Kajol unveils Anand Gandhi’s film on importance of handwashing 

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol, who has been a part of health soap Lifebuoy’s ‘Help a Child Reach 5’ handwashing programme since the last three years, on Thursday launched a new short film, directed by “Ship Of Theseus” fame Anand Gandhi, for the cause.

  • Indian men feel fasting for wife strengthens bond: Survey

    New Delhi: Married Indian men are willing to fast for their wife to celebrate and share the experience together, according to a survey coinciding with Karva Chauth, when mostly Hindu women in north India fast for their husband’s long life.

  • Arjun Kapoor

    Continuing Akshay, Rohit’s legacy with ‘Khatron Ke…’: Arjun Kapoor 

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor, who is making his small screen debut as a host of the seventh season of “Khatron Ke Khiladi”, is not bothered by possible comparisons with the show’s former hosts, actor Akshay Kumar and filmmaker Rohit Shetty. He says he’s just continuing their “legacy” and will make his own mark. Both Akshay and Rohit lent their trademark style to the seasons that they hosted, and took it to new heights.

  • InterGlobe Aviation IPO a top draw, over-subscribed 6.14 times

    Mumbai: In the biggest IPO in nearly three years, the Rs 3,018-crore public offer of IndiGo’s parent InterGlobe Aviation saw strong demand and was over subscribed by 6.14 times on the last day of bidding today. The IPO generated demand worth about Rs 18,000 crore, as it received bids for 18,49,36,110 shares against the total issue size of 3,01,22,088 shares, data available with the NSE till 1900 hours showed.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari hits out at obstructionist archaeologists, activists

    Mumbai: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said archaeologists and activists will not be allowed to stand in the way of the government as it seeks to develop tourism potential in the country. “Archaeologists will not complain if a wall (of old heritage structure) erodes away but if you put a coat of paint, they will question. There is no dearth of such ‘learned’ people in our government,” Gadkari said at a roadshow to

  • VW to report impact of emission scandal in India by Nov-end

    New Delhi: Beleaguered German auto major Volkswagen today said it will come out with details on the impact in India due to the emission scandal that hit the company in many global markets, including the US and Europe, by the end of next month. The government had ordered a probe and asked automotive testing agency ARAI to find whether the German carmaker had cheated emission tests in India as it did in the

  • Xi gets party backing for his massive graft campaign 

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping further consolidated his power base in the ruling Communist Party as its top policy body today endorsed his anti-graft campaign targeting party bigwigs besides thousands of officials. The fifth plenary session of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee has endorsed prior decisions to revoke the membership of 10 former officials, including Ling Jihua, a close aide of the previous President Hu Jintao, state media reported.

  • Taliban is Pak’s ‘main supporter’: World Sindhi Congress

    London: Lakhu Luhana, the chairman of World Sindhi Congress (WSJ), has said that the Taliban and other extremist outfits are Pakistan’s key support. “We believe it is a mirage if any one believes that Pakistan is fighting against Taliban and extremist forces. In fact it is their main supporter,” Luhana said, ahead of the 27th International Conference on Sindh.

  • Julie Bishop

    Australia not to join US operation in South China Sea

    Canberra: Australia has not been asked to join the US in sailing warships near Chinese islands in the South China Sea and Australia has no plan to go beyond what it is doing there now, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Thursday.

  • UK population to grow by 10 million over 25 years: study

    London: Britain’s population is set to rise by almost 10 million people by 2039, according to official statistics released today, putting it on course to become Europe’s most populous nation by 2047. Britain’s population is projected to increase by 9.7 million over the next 25 years from an estimated 64.6 million in mid-2014 to 74.3 million in mid-2039, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

  • Pakistani security personnel help an injured comrade to a hospital following an attack by militants on a Pakistan Air Force base in Peshawar on Friday. — AFP

    Italy hands over Peshawar school attack suspect to Pakistan

    Islamabad: A key suspect in the Pakistani Taliban’s deadliest attack on an army-run school was deported from Italy and handed over to the authorities in Islamabad on Thursday for questioning, officials said.

  • China scraps one-child policy; allows 2 child

    Beijing: China today scrapped its controversial decades-long one-child policy, allowing all couples in the world’s most populous nation to have two children, in a move that can have huge implications globally. “China abandons one-child policy,” Xinhua, China’s official news agency, announced on Twitter. The agency cited a communique issued by China’s ruling Communist Party after a four-day meeting here to chart the course of the country over the next five years.

  • Drought relief money wasn’t sanctioned for dance troupe: CM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today claimed that not a single rupee meant for drought relief had been spent elsewhere, and the money sanctioned for a dance troupe came from a separate account created for the cultural purposes. The opposition recently cornered Fadnavis over sanctioning of Rs eight lakh from the Chief Minister’s relief fund for a dance troupe’s visit to Thailand.

  • Sitaram Yechury

    BJP’s beef politics will influence voters in Bihar polls: Left

    New Delhi: Targetting the NDA over Kerala House “raid” and other similar incidents, the Left parties today said that the ruling BJP is left with “no” answer to the beef politics and the issue will “definitely” influence voters in the on-going Bihar Assembly polls. Asserting that the issue will be important in shaping up public consciousness, the Communist parties reiterated their demand for a thorough probe into Delhi Police’s “raid” at the state