Free Press Journal
  • Cheap, disposable device for diagnosing diseases

    Washington: Scientists are developing a disposable device that will make diagnosis of diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis cheaper and more convenient in regions where medical facilities are sparse. The microfluidic device works by sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano metre scale objects.

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    Romance does change you as a person: Study

    New York: If your friends say that you have changed after you started dating, they are right. A new study says that non-dating teenagers who start dating turn more similar to their romantic partners than to friends in behaviour — in this case, in alcohol abuse.

  • Sheena case: CBI moves court to quiz Indrani, 2 others in jail

    Mumbai: CBI today moved the sessions court here seeking permission to question prime accused Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai in jail in the Sheena Bora murder case even as judicial custody of the trio was extended till December 17. “We seek permission to interrogate the accused in jail for three weeks,” CBI special prosecutor Kavita Patil told the court.

  • UK begins airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, targets oil fields

    London: Britain today began bombing Islamic State strongholds in Syria targeting the oil fields under its control, hours after a crucial parliamentary vote backed military airstrikes against the terror group.

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    Turkey PM denounces Russia’s ‘Pravda lies’ over IS claims

    Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu today accused Moscow of running a “Soviet propaganda machine” with lies straight out of the Pravda newspaper after Russian officials claimed Ankara traded oil with the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.

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    Man City to pursue Guardiola, Lionel Messi next summer

    London: English football heavyweights Manchester City have decided to allocate $400 million to acquire the services of Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola and Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi.

  • 5 states issue notices to auction 28 of 70 mines in 1st phase

    New Delhi: Taking forward the auction process for mines like iron ore and limestone, five states including Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, have issued notices inviting tenders for 28 of the proposed 70 mines to be auctioned in the first phase, the government today said. It also said four other states will come out with notices for mine auction in a fortnight while an attractive mineral exploration policy will be launched soon to

  • CIL to pump in Rs 57K cr in 5 yrs to ramp up output to 908 MT

    New Delhi: State-owned Coal India Ltd has estimated a capital investment of Rs 57,000 crore over the next five years to increase the production to 908.1 MT, as part of the road-map for one billion tonne coal production by 2020, Parliament was informed today. “Coal India has assessed a tentative capital investment of Rs 57,000 crore for the next five years to ramp up its coal production to 908.1 MT (million tonnes) from

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    FIFA crisis deepens as more officials arrested in corruption scandal

    Johannesburg: FIFA continued to plunge into further crisis as several football officials have been arrested in a fresh raid conducted by the Swiss authorities as part of an investigation into the corruption scandal that has engulfed the world soccer governing body on Thursday.

  • Gold price Down

    Gold extends losses; falls Rs 200 on global cues, low demand

    New Delhi: Tracking a weak overseas trend, gold prices tumbled by Rs 200 to Rs 25,350, extending its slide for the second straight day at the bullion market today. Silver too remained under selling pressure and dropped by 450 to trade below the 34,000-mark at Rs 33,700 per kg. Traders said sentiment remained bearish on a weak global trend where gold sank to the lowest level in over five years after Federal Reserve

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    Oscar Pistorius’ manslaughter conviction upgraded to murder

    Wellington : Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of murder after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeals overturned his previous conviction for culpable homicide in the killing of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

  • China’s Spring Airlines to buy 60 Airbus planes in $6.3bn deal

    Shanghai: Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines said today it plans to buy 60 Airbus aircraft from the A320 single-aisle jetliner family, in a deal valued at USD 6.3 billion based on list prices. The order includes 45 A320 planes and 15 A321 aircraft, all with the fuel-efficient new engine option, according to a Spring Airlines statement to the Shanghai stock exchange.

  • Govt asks cos to display MRP of farm machines excluding taxes

    New Delhi: Government today asked farm machinery makers to display maximum retail price (MRP), excluding taxes, in a transparent way on their products as levies vary from state to state. “We are receiving complaints regarding MRP of products like tractors, power tiller and other agricultural machinery, which in this sector is a matter of concern,” Additional Secretary in the Agriculture Ministry, Jalaj Srivastava said at a Ficci event on farm machinisation here.

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    Sania Mirza counters MP government’s charges

    New Delhi: Seeking to counter charges levelled against her by the Madhya Pradesh government, tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday issued a statement justifying the need for a chartered plane to attend the central Indian state’s annual sports awards ceremony.

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    Govt to relax approval system for food products: Badal

    New Delhi: The government is taking steps to ease product approval system of food regulator FSSAI and working on a new mechanism where manufacturers may not need approval for their products if ingredients are cleared. Addressing a Ficci conference, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said this sector is facing several challenges like “inconsistent and restrictive regulatory environment” and poor post-harvest infrastructure.

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    BJP playing politics over Ram temple: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said BJP was playing ‘politics’ in the name of lord Ram. “BJP has been playing politics in the name of Ram and it has nothing to do with faith (shraddha) in him,” Nitish Kumar told media persons here in reference to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement on the Ram temple issue.

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    Atletico looking to keep winning streak against Mumbai

    Kolkata: League leaders Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) will want to carry on with their winning momentum against Mumbai City FC when the two sides meet at the Salt Lake Stadium in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Friday.