Free Press Journal
  • China ends one-child policy, couples allowed 2 kids from today

    Beijing: Couples in China are now allowed to have two children as the new family planning law came into effect from today, ending the world’s most populous country’s controversial one-child policy amid concerns over an ageing population and shrinking workforce.

  • Male Sperm

    High-fat, low protein diet may hamper sperm quality

    New York: A person’s diet can greatly impact his sperm’s quality leading to harmful gene mutation in his children, scientists including an Indian-origin researcher have discovered. In two studies conducted on mice, they found that a father’s diet affects levels of specific small RNAs in his sperm which, in turn, can affect gene regulation in offspring.

  • Steel

    Govt push on infrastructure to boost steel demand: Narendran

    Jamshedpur: The government’s focus on infrastructure and urbanization plan would boost the demand for steel, which is currently low in the country, Tata Steel Managing Director (India and South East Asia) T V Narendran said today. The demand for steel in the country is poised to grow as the market demand is positive due to government initiatives to invest in infrastructure, airport, road and its urbanisation plans like smart cities, Narendran added.

  • AIFF issues show cause notice to FC Goa

    Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has issued a show cause notice to FC Goa, asking them to explain why disciplinary action should not be taken against them for the fracas after their defeat to Chennaiyin FC in the final of ISL on December 20.

  • 3D Printer

    3D-printed super strong ceramics in the offing

    New York: Researchers have developed a novel way to create ceramics using 3D printing that results in a strong material with little tendency to crack. Ceramics are tough and are used in everything from jet engines to Formula 1 race car brakes.

  • NIA concludes probe in SIMI training camp case

    New Delh: National Investigation Agency has filed its final charge sheet in December 2007 Wagamon SIMI arms training camp case against two absconding accused Wasiq Billa and Alam Jeb Afridi for alleged sedition and other offences. They have been charged with participation in terror activities and association with terror groups besides criminal conspiracy and violation of Arms Act among others in the charge sheet filed before the special court for trial of NIA

  • Triple therapy to help fight deadly lung cancer

    Washington: In experimental models of lung cancer, researchers have found that a combination of two drugs plus radiation can help treat resistant lung cancers which are susceptible to therapy.

  • Test for Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Nehra as National T20 starts tomorrow

    New Delhi: Veterans Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra would like to get some quality match time before the T20 series in Australia, as the National Twenty20 championship for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy kicks off tomorrow across four different cities.

  • polio

    Safer polio vaccine strains for post-eradication era

    London: Scientists have developed a new generation of polio vaccine strains that are both effective and unable to cause the disease in case of an accidental or intended release of the virus. While the goal of polio virus eradication is in sight, there are concerns about post-eradication manufacturing and stockpiling vaccine stores containing live virus that could escape and repopulate the environment.

  • baby-newborn

    This app will tell what baby’s cries actually mean

    London: For new mothers who can’t always make a sense of baby’s cries, help is at hand. A team of researchers has developed a smartphone app that can decode what the baby’s crying for.

  • Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal eyes EPL title

    Manchester: Manchester United have dropped to the sixth spot on the points table after six matches without a win, but manager Louis van Gaal is still aiming to win the English Premier League (EPL).

  • Australia-Windies Test to raise $380,000 for McGrath Foundation

    Sydney: The Australian Test cricket squad on Friday joined the McGrath Foundation to help raise awareness of the need for breast care nursing services in the country and announce the fundraising goal of $380,000 for the eighth Pink Test — the third match between Steven Smith’s men against the West Indies starting here on Sunday.

  • Not even God could please entire world: Cristiano Ronaldo

    Madrid: Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo seemed proud of himself and stressed at the same time that he “was born to be the best”, adding that “not even God managed to please the entire world” in response to the debate between his fans and critics.

  • Liver

    Saffron molecule can protect against liver cancer

    Abu Dhabi: The humble saffron has come to rescue people who are at the risk of developing liver cancer. A biomolecule found in the golden spice is good for your liver, find the researchers. The saffron-based “crocin” can protect people against a deadly form of liver cancer, they have added.

  • kevin pietersen

    Kevin Pietersen calls for heftier contracts to revive dwindling Test format

    Sydney : Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to come up with heftier Test contract if they want to see star players opting for their national side rather than playing in lucrative Twenty20 leagues.