Free Press Journal
  • ’31st October’ producer wants U/A certificate for film

    Panaji: Upcoming film “31 October” is based on the aftermath of Indira Gandhi’s assassination in 1984 but writer-producer Harry Sachdeva says despite the sensitive issue of the film, he wants it to get a U/A certificate from the censor board as it will help the film reach a wider audience.

  • New gene map shows cancer’s weak link

    Toronto: Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, thereby revealing which genes are crucial in diseases like cancer. To find the genes that are essential for cell survival, researchers, using a gene editing technology called “CRISPR”, switched off one by one almost 18,000 genes — 90 per cent of the entire human genome.

  • New tech enables solar cells to absorb more light

    New York: A team of scientists at Stanford University, that includes an Indian origin researcher, has discovered how to make the shiny upper metal contact ‘invisible’ to light, thereby funnelling light directly into the cell.

  • Brain

    High-potency cannabis kills white matter in brain

    London: Smoking high-potency cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, researchers warn.

  • Pot belly now common among Indians on low incomes too

    London: Traditionally thought to be a mark of prosperity, obesity is no longer confined to the rich in India. A new research has found that more than one in four middle-aged Indians on low and middling incomes now have an unhealthy midriff bulge.

  • Liver

    Lab-grown functional human liver cells to aid treatment

    New York: Researchers have developed a new approach to rapidly expand the number of human liver cells in the laboratory without losing their unique metabolic function. “This is the holy grail of liver research,” said the study’s lead author Yaakov Nahmias from Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

  • Cocoa, green tea can help combat diabetes: study

    Brasilia: Cocoa and green tea contain substances that can help prevent and treat renal complications or diabetic retinopathy, a study has shown. A study by Brazilian scientists said cocoa and green tea help diminish deaths of podocytes, cells that restrict the passing of proteins into urine.

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    Dhoni becomes brand ambassador for Dubai-based company

    New Delhi: India’s ODI cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has bagged his first endorsement deal outside the country, signing up to be the brand ambassador of Dubai-based hospitality and event management company Grand Midwest Group for three years.

  • Brazil’s Del Nero quits FIFA post

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s Marco Polo Del Nero has relinquished his position on FIFA’s executive committee, South American football’s governing body Conmebol said.

  • Shane Warne

    Shane Warne calls for four-day Tests to improve dwindling format

    Johannesburg : Australian spin great Shane Warne has come up with some remedies to improve the iconic longer-format of the game after South Africa’s early exit in the first innings of the third Test against India raised many eyebrows in the cricketing community.

  • England to dump coin toss tradition in domestic circuit

    Johannesburg : England and Wales Cricket Board has announced that the country’s domestic cricket will witness a major change in the iconic coin toss tradition from next year to decide which team bats first.

  • Anirban Lahiri believes Asia will triumph in Eurasia Cup

    Shah Alam (Malaysia): Indian star golfer  Anirban Lahiri is ready to help Team Asia trump Europe in the second edition of the EurAsia Cup in January, saying it was this event which provided him the springboard to his rapid rise to fame last season.

  • With focus on Rio, Belgian players take a break from studies

    Raipur: Rising from obscurity, Belgium has become one of the European powerhouses in world hockey and they are leaving no stone unturned ahead of next year’s Rio Olympics as all the players have taken a break from their studies or work to prepare themselves for the greatest multi-sport event on the earth.

  • South Africa show resistance after loss of early wickets

    Nagpur : Indian off-spinner R Ashwin snared a couple of early wickets, including the ever-dangerous A B de Villiers, but South Africa finally showed some defiance with the bat to be placed 105/4 at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test here today.

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    Hate Story 3 leads the pack as three female centric films clash next weekend

    In a year that has seen quite a few female centric films release with Piku and NH 10 turning out to be successful, the culmination would be with the arrival of as many as three such films and that too on a single Friday. Come December 4, and Hate Story 3, Angry Indian Goddesses and Kajarya would take on each other.

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    Will Tamasha revive Ranbir Kapoor’s career, UTV isn’t sure

    Ranbir Kapoor desperately needs a hit to put him back where he belongs on the top. His last three films Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet have proved critical and commercial disasters. For Ranbir to reclaim his rightful fame Tamasha would have to be a major money spinner, a position that the film’s co-producers UTV do not seem to feel confident about achieving with the film.