Free Press Journal
  • Panda

    The ‘gee-gee’, ‘wow-wow’ of panda language decoded

    Beijing: A group of Chinese researchers has decoded 13 different kinds of giant panda vocalisations in a surprising new insight into the private life of the reclusive creatures, the media reported on Friday. The China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda has been working on a panda linguistics project since 2010, the China Daily reported.

  • sleep

    Lack of sleep may up diabetes risk: study

    Washington: Lack of sufficient sleep may increase the risk of diabetes by reducing the body’s sensitivity to insulin and impairing its ability to regulate blood sugar, a new study has warned. The study adds to a growing body of information linking lack of sleep to a range of ailments including obesity, metabolic syndrome, mood disorders, cognitive impairment and accidents. “We found that when people get too little sleep it leaves them awake at

  • Monkeys in Asia harbour viruses from humans

    Washington: Monkeys found in Asia harbour diverse viruses which are known to cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhoea in humans, a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia has found. The research is the first to show evidence of human astroviruses in animals, and among the earliest to demonstrate that astroviruses can move between mammalian species, researchers said.

  • Sex Couple

    Sex safe for most heart patients: Study

    Toronto: Dispelling a common myth, researchers have found that engaging in sexual activity could be safe for most heart patients. Both heart patients and partners may have misconceptions about the perceived dangers of sexual activities and commonly restrict their activities.

  • kiren rijiju

    ‘Good’ that CBI is handling Chhota Rajan’s cases: Kiren Rijiju

    New Delhi : Extending support over the transfer of arrested underworld don Chhota Rajan case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Friday said it was a ‘good’ move that will surely help in ‘cracking’ the cases against the don.

  • Omar Abdullah

    PM rally: Omar Abdullah says state govt using police to muster crowd

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference leader Omar Abdullah today alleged that security of his “colleagues” has been reduced as the state government has directed police personnel and others to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally here tomorrow to muster the numbers.

  • ‘Debt-ridden’ farmer commits suicide in UP

    Banda: A 40-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at Khaptiha Kala village under Pailani police station area. The family members of the victim have alleged that rising debt and damage to crops forced Suresh Singh to take the extreme step. Suresh, who consumed sulphas tablets, died during treatment at Kanpur hospital yesterday, police said. According to deceased’s father Ram Swarup Singh, following damage to the crops in past few years, Suersh had taken a

  • Rajan’s arrest is exaggerated beyond proportion: Y. P. Singh

    New Delhi : Former IPS officer Y. P. Singh on Friday said the arrest of underworld don Chhota Rajan is a routine step which is being exaggerated beyond proportion Singh said Chhota Rajan is now not a very formidable entity and added that his gang has become weak over the decades.

  • Assault or murder of thinkers cannot be justified: Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi: Joining the debate on intolerance, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said assault or murder of thinkers cannot be justified on any ground and respect for diversity, secularism and pluralism are vital for the republic’s survival.

  • To make cricket global, Sachin Tendulkar set to woo America

    New York: Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar hopes to see cricket become a global sport by making an impact on the youngsters and women in America through the inaugural three-match All Stars series starting here tomorrow.

  • John Isner shocks Federer to reach Paris Masters quarters

    Johannesburg : Big-serving American John Isner claimed a stunning win over world number three Roger Federer to reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters. Isner smashed 27 aces as he overcame the Swiss maestro 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 7-6 (7/5) in a thrilling contest to set up a quarterfinal clash against David Ferrer, Sport24 reported. Federer, who had bagged his seventh Swiss Indoors Basel title last week, wrestled his way back to clinch the second

  • South Africa all out for 184

    Mohali: South Africa were all out for 184 in their first innings on the second day of the first cricket Test against India here today.

  • Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne to ring opening bell at NY Stock Exchange

    New York: Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar and legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange today, becoming the first cricketers to perform the ceremonial activity at the world’s largest stock exchange.

  • Mahira Khan apologizes for the controversial Halloween picture

    With the growing outbursts and controversies revolving around religious ideologies, from Indian superstar Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistani celebrities, many of them are in the line of fire of Hindu activists. Paksitani actress Mahira Khan was one of the celebrities to have faced a ban on her film Bin Roye and recently when a Halloween picture of the actress went viral, it did not go down well with many and the actress

  • Baahubali

    We will have far more freedom to go into the unexpected in Baahubali 3 – Vijayendra Prasad

    For the first time writer Vijayendra Prasad, the creator of the Baahubali franchise sheds light on the second part of the film. Says the writer who also happens to be director S S Rajamouli’s father, “We’re expected to take the story to a higher level in every sense. That’s what the audience expects from us. But the truth is, the second part of Bahubali was written into the first part. We already knew

  • Ashraf Ghani

    Afghan considers acquiring army helicopters from India, may irk Pakistan

    Karachi : Afghanistan is considering acquiring four attack helicopters from India to fight Taliban insurgency, a small but important move which is likely to anger Pakistan. According to The Express Tribune, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani held off military help from India while he courted Pakistan’s political and military leadership to end years of mutual opposition and steer the Taliban. Afghan National Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar is due to arrive in New Delhi

  • Taliban militants

    US considers Taliban an important reconciliation partner

    Karachi : The US Department of Defence has said that it will not conduct counter-terrorism operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan anymore as it considers the latter a key partner in restoring peace in the war-ravaged country. According to the Dawn, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said that they were not doing counter terrorism operations against the Taliban. The briefing by the spokesperson however focused on defeating Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

  • Cuba, US to discuss steps for normalisation of ties

    Havana: A Cuba-US bilateral commission will meet in Washington on Tuesday to discuss further steps for normalisation of relations between the two countries, the Cuban foreign ministry has said.