Free Press Journal
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    Anaesthetic drug may treat diet-induced depression: study

    Washington: Anaesthetic ketamine also known as ‘Special K’ and abused as a recreational drug may quickly and dramatically reduce symptoms of chronic depression linked to overeating and stress, a new study has claimed. Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, researchers said.

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    ‘Trump Match’ will be a big challenge for coaches: Kidambi Srikanth

    Bengaluru: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth today said the new rule of ‘Trump Match’, introduced in the second edition of Premier Badminton League (PBL), will be a big challenge for coaches as it could make or break the fortunes of the teams.

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    No coercive steps over call drops till January 6: TRAI

    New Delhi, The Delhi High Court was on Tuesday informed by the TRAI that no coercive steps would be taken against telecom companies till January 6 in connection with call drop compensation norms.

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    PM has signalled Jaitley to resign: Yechury

    New Delhi: CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury today claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has signalled to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to resign in the wake of DDCA row by citing the example of L K Advani in the Hawala case.


    FSSAI sets up nine panels to strengthen food regulatory mech

    New Delhi: Regulator FSSAI has set up nine new panels for expediting work relating to strengthen the food regulatory mechanism in the country, the gover ment said in Rajya Sabha today. The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has also notified 12 referral laboratories and 82 National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited private laboratories, Minister of State of Health and Family Welfare Shripad Yesso Naik said.

  • Brains of compulsive video gamers wired differently

    New York: The brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently, says a new study that found that chronic video game play is associated with hyper connectivity between several pairs of brain networks.

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    No deadline for resolving complaints by Banking Ombudsman

    New Delhi: There is no time limit for resolution of complaints under Banking Ombudsman scheme, aimed at seeking redressal of customers’ common complaints against banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said. Over 9,500 such complaints were pending against various banks, it said.

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    Sensex turns the clock back, slips 145 pts on profit-booking

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex switched gears again, this time reversing yesterday’s rally as it dropped by over 145 points today to close at 25,590.65 after investors booked profit amid mixed overseas cues. The NSE Nifty broke below the 7,800-mark as IT, metal, FMCG and automakers led the fall.

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    Relaxation for liquor shops on Eid-e-Milad; oppn slams move

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has allowed alcohol shops to remain open from late night till wee hours on Eid-e-Milad, along with Christmas and New Year’s Eve,prompting the Congress and AIMIM to accuse it of disregarding the sentiments of Muslims over demand for liquor ban on that day.

  • Gay files China’s first same-sex marriage rights case

    Beijing: A gay in China has filed a lawsuit against officials for rejecting his marriage registration application, marking the country’s first case defending the marriage rights of same-sex couples.

  • Double murders: Hema’s husband arrested,sent to police custody

    Mumbai: Chintan Upadhyay, estranged husband of artist Hema Upadhyay, was today arrested in the double murder case of his wife and her lawyer in suburban Kandivali here and sent to police custody till January 1 by a Mumbai court. According to police, Chintan, also an artist, was the “prime suspect” in the murder case of Hema (43) and her lawyer Harish Bhambani (65) and wanted him to be interrogated further to clearly establish

  • Obese children may have weaker bones: study

    Washington: Obese children tend to have more muscle but excess body fat may compromise other functions in their bodies, such as bone growth, new research has found. Joseph Kindler from the University of Georgia in US studied how muscle can influence different characteristics of bone geometry and strength in children. Researchers were interested in looking at the geometry of bones – the measures of size and strength of the bone – particularly for

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    DDCA Row: Arun Jaitley will come out clean- says PM Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday came out in support of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying he will come out of the DDCA corruption charges with “flying colours”.

  • Captain of Indonesia’s sunken boat rescued

    Jakarta: The captain of a passenger boat that capsized over the weekend in Indonesia has been rescued, rescue mission coordinator Andi Sultan said on Tuesday.

  • Gold down

    Gold imports likely to touch 1,000 tonne this year, up 11%

    New Delhi: Buoyed by sharp fall in gold prices globally, India is likely to see a jump of 11 per cent in imports of the metal to 1,000 tonnes this year, says a trade body. According to the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation, the world’s second-biggest gold consumer had imported around 900 tonnes in 2014.

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    China to unleash supply side reforms to halt economic slowdown

    Beijing: Reaching the dead-end of an exports- led growth, China has unveiled a new blueprint to make its monetary policy more “flexible” as it embarks on a supply-side reform to arrest the slowdown of the world’s second-largest economy and power its transition to a consumption-based model. Ahead of formally launching the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), Chinese leaders headed by President Xi Jinping announced an “overarching strategy” to lead the economy’s ongoing transition at

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    hike to launch its messenger in eight Indian languages

    New Delhi: hike messenger, India’s first home-grown messaging platform, is launching its app in eight vernacular languages. The app will be launched on Wednesday with improved user interface, keyboard, predictive texts and stickers in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu, the company said in a statement. “Every single hiker will now be able to choose a local language and will see a special keyboard that they can use built specifically

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    Reliance Insurance, Life Insurance,

    Chennai: Private life insurer Reliance Life Insurance Company on Tuesday announced the launch of a new policy called ‘Reliance Lifelong Savings Plan’.