Free Press Journal
  • Vidarbha farmers

    Maharashtra AG calls for referendum on separate Vidarbha

    Nagpur: Maharashtra Advocate General Shreehari Aney has called for a referendum on the issue of carving out a separate Vidarbha state. “If 51 per cent people vote in favour of statehood, then the Centre should create a separate Vidarbha state. I know for sure that more than 80 per cent people in the region will vote in favour of it and that is why the Central government does not have the courage to

  • Azam Khan urges Centre to ban ‘terrorist’ RSS

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan today demanded imposition of a complete ban on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), urging the NDA-led Centre to label it as a “terrorist” organisation. “The outfit (RSS) is busy in implementing its agenda of creating hatred among communities. They are trying to create similar circumstances in the country that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948,” he told reporters here.

  • Airports

    Domestic flights start in Chennai airport

    Chennai: Domestic flights from Chennai airport started on Sunday after four days of shutdown due to heavy flooding of its runway, an official said. “The airport is now open for domestic day flights. We are hoping that international flights will be operational from Monday,” an official told IANS.

  • income tax

    CBDT notifies emails as new communication mode with taxpayers

    New Delhi: The Central Board of Direct Taxes has notified use of emails as the new mode of communication between the taxman and taxpayers, as part of the government’s e-initiative to reduce human interface and complaints of harassment and corruption in conducting tax related jobs. The amendment in the Income Tax Act was also required as the I-T department has recently launched a ‘pilot project’ of sending email queries, notices and summons to

  • Jagdish Tytler

    Jagdish Tytler attacked, abused at marriage function

    New Delhi: A Sikh youth allegedly tried to attack and hurled abuses at senior Congress leader and 1984-riots accused Jagdish Tytler at a marriage function in South Delhi’s Chattarpur area. Tytler escaped unhurt and the accused was arrested. 23-year-old Sehaj Umang Bhatia allegedly threw a piece of glass at Tytler and abused him during the function at a farm house in Mehrauli last night.

  • ‘US Air Force running out of bombs to drop on ISIS targets’

    Washington: The US Air Force is fast running out of bombs to drop on ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq after its pilots fired off over 20,000 missiles and bombs since the US bombing campaign against the terror group began 15 months ago, its chief has said. As America ramps up its military campaign against the Islamist terror group, the Air Force is now “expending munitions faster than we can replenish them,” Air

  • Why some people can’t recognise faces

    London: The causes of congenital face blindness can be traced back to an early stage in the perceptual process, new findings reveal. People with congenital prosopagnosia, or face blindness, are unable to use facial features to identify the person in front of them.

  • We are quick to blame others, study shows

    New York: Is your boss quick to blame you when something goes wrong but slow in giving credit for a job well done? New research from Duke University helps explain why people are biased towards treating negative actions as intentional but positive actions as unintentional.

  • 3-year-old shoots older brother in California

    San Francisco: A three-year-old boy has shot and wounded his older brother in California, the latest gun incident in the state that witnessed the death of 14 people last week in the worst mass shooting in the US since 2012. The 15-year-old was shot in the foot by his younger sibling last night, Joe Silva with the Stockton Police Department said.

  • Mystery of arsenic release into groundwater solved

    New York: Stanford scientists have solved an important mystery about where the microbes responsible for releasing dangerous arsenic into groundwater in Southeast Asia get their food.

  • tests

    Investing in simple diagnostic tests can save many lives

    London: Investing resources in some of the simplest diagnostic tests could save thousands of lives and end disease epidemics in the developing world, say scientists from the Imperial College London.

  • Higher sense of purpose may lower death risk: study

    New York: People who have a higher sense of purpose in life are at lower risk of death and cardiovascular disease, new research has claimed. “Possessing a high sense of purpose in life is associated with a reduced risk for mortality and cardiovascular events,” according to the study by Randy Cohen and Alan Rozanski and colleagues at Mt Sinai St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, New York.

  • Slow walking may signal Alzheimer’s in the elderly

    London: How fast elderly people walk may be related to the amount of amyloid they have built up in their brains, even if they don’t yet have symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, says a study. Dense deposits of a protein called beta amyloid, and their progressive build-up in the brain has been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers found an association between slow walking speed and amyloid in several areas of

  • Pneumonia ‘finger clip’ could save thousands of lives

    London: Wider use of a device that clips onto the finger to measure oxygen in the blood could prevent 148,000 pneumonia deaths in the under-fives, in countries where the disease is most prominent, a new study has found. The pneumonia ‘finger clip’ device and better diagnostic tests could save thousands of lives, researchers said.

  • Yemen: Governor of Aden killed in explosion

    London: A massive explosion has reportedly killed Gaafar Mohamed Saad, the governor of the city of Aden and six of his bodyguards in Yemen. The Guardian reports that the attack took place when Saad was travelling to his office in a convoy in the Rimbaud area of the southern port city, as per the officials.

  • Shuttler Srikanth fails to clinch Indonesia Masters title

    Malang: Top seeded Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth failed to clinch his second Grand Prix Gold title of the year after losing to second-seed Tommy Sugiarto in the men’s singles final at the Indonesian Masters tournament here on Sunday.