Free Press Journal
  • Finger prick blood tests may be unreliable: study

    Washington: Finger prick blood tests that use only a single drop of blood may yield inconsistent results, a first-of-its-kind study has found. The findings suggest that health care professionals must take care to avoid skewed results as they design new protocols and technologies that rely on finger prick blood. “We began looking at this after we got some surprising results from our controls in an earlier study,” said lead investigator Rebecca Richards-Kortum from

  • Roger Federer, Noval Djokovic

    Roger Federer snaps Novak Djokovic’s 23-match winning streak

    London : Swiss maestro Roger Federer brought world number one Novak Djokovic’s 23-match winning record to an end by defeating the latter in their round-robin clash at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Federer defeated Djokovic in straight sets to progress through to the semi finals of the tournament. The third seed clinched a 7-5, 6-2 win over the Serbian in Stan Smith Group in a match that lasted for one hour and 17

  • Ban Ki-moon

    Ban Ki Moon will not visit North Korea next week: United Nation

    United Nations: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will not visit North Korea next week, a UN spokesman has said. “The secretary-general will not travel to North Korea next week,” Xinhua quoted the spokesman as saying in an emailed message on Tuesday. “He will be in New York most of next week and then travel to Malta for the Commonwealth Summit,” he said. “From there, he will directly go to Paris to attend CoP

  • Alphabet revamps Google+ online social network

    San Francisco: US Internet colossus Alphabet has revamped Google+ online social network focused on people’s interests, and tuned for smartphones or tablets.

  • ‘Two jihadists’ killed, two arrests in north Paris shootout

    Saint-Denis (France); Two suspected jihadists were killed, including a woman who blew herself up, in a shootout today in north Paris with police hunting the mastermind of last week’s attacks on the French capital, sources said.

  • Suicide bomber blows herself up in Paris

    Paris: A woman suicide bomber blew herself up on Wednesday in a Paris suburb during a police operation, a media report said. The Telegraph reported that the woman wearing a suicide belt blew herself up in a deafening roar. A police raid is under way to corner terrorists who masterminded the Paris attacks that left at least 129 people dead.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi seeks targeted economic sanctions to curb terror funding

    New Delhi: Pushing for “targeted economic sanctions” to disrupt fund flows for terrorists, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the dastardly attacks in Paris were a grim reminder that terrorists have shown remarkable flexibility in arranging finances.

  • Election Commission

    EC to push multiple cut-off dates proposal to enrol voters

    New Delhi: Unfazed by legal hurdles in its plan to register young citizens as voters as soon as they turn 18, the Election Commission has decided to approach the government to push its proposal to have multiple cut-off dates to enrol voters.

  • 16 injured in road mishap in Rajouri

    Jammu: Sixteen persons were injured when a mini bus in which they were travelling skidded off the road and fell into a field in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today. The mini bus, which was on its way to Rajouri from Thanamandi, skidded off the road and fell down into the field at Nerojall area of the district around 0900 hours today, police said. In the mishap, 16 persons were injured and have been shifted to

  • Wembley honours Paris victims with French anthem

    London: A moving rendition of the French national anthem reverberated around London’s Wembley Stadium last night as fans of England and France paid tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.

  • liquor bottles seized

    Panchayat polls: 154 cartons of illegal liquor seized, 1 held

    Muzaffarnagar: In a drive against illegal supply of liquor in the Panchayat polls, officials of the excise department seized 154 cartons of liquor worth Rs 7 lakh, and arrested one person near Talda village under Jansath police station in the district. “A vehicle was intercepted here last evening and 154 cartons of liquor worth Rs 7 lakh were seized,” district Excise officer Karundra Singh said. One accused identified as Saurabh was arrested while Vikas, N K Choudhry

  • Army pays floral tributes to martyred Colonel Santosh Mahadik

    Srinagar: Army today paid floral tributes to Col Santosh Mahadik, Commanding Officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles, who was killed while battling militants near Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Tributes to the valour and sacrifice of the late officer were paid in a solemn ceremony held at Badami Bagh Cantonment here. Top army officers including, Northern Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda, and officers from BSF and Jammu and Kashmir Police laid

  • ULFA leader Anup Chetia brought to Guwahati

    Guwahati : ULFA leader Anup Chetia was brought to Guwahati on Wednesday amid tight security. Chetia was on November 11 extradited from Bangladesh to India. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths quizzed him in New Delhi. Chetia was taken to the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Kamrup in Guwahati. Chetia, a founder of the ULFA, was arrested in Bangladesh in 1997 and had been languishing in different jails in that country since

  • Police mount raid to hunt ninth Paris attacker 

    Paris: An anti-terrorist police assault was underway in northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis for hunting down the ninth suspect of the Paris attacks, BFMTV reported on Wednesday.

  • Narendra Modi

    My govt. is unsparing against corrupt: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that his government is unsparing when it comes to punishing the corrupt and listed out the steps initiated by him to curb the menace.

  • US stocks end mixed

    New York: The US stocks closed mixed after volatile trading on Tuesday, as investors digested a batch of economic reports.

  • Chinese shares open high

    Beijing: Chinese stocks opened higher on Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.01 percent to open at 3,605.06 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.04 percent higher at 12,516.14 points, Xinhua reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.39 percent to open at 2,727.61 points.

  • Tokyo Stocks

    Tokyo stocks rise

    Tokyo: Tokyo shares ended the morning session higher on Wednesday with market confidence boosted by gains in most overseas equity markets overnight and weak yen to the benefit of Japanese exporters.  The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 155.10 points (0.79 percent) from Tuesday to end the morning at 19,785.73, Xinhua reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 9.45 points (0.60 percent) higher at 1,595.56.