Free Press Journal
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    Writer Ashok Vajpeyi to return D. Litt from Hyd varsity

    New Delhi: Noted writer Ashok Vajpeyi today decided to return D.Litt given to him by Hyderabad University in protest against the “anti-dalit” attitude of authorities which has allegedly driven a dalit student to commit suicide.

  • Kejriwal ink attacker sent to 14-day judicial custody

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Bhavna Arora, the woman, who threw ink at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a public meeting at the Chhatrasal Stadium on Sunday, and sent her to 14-day judicial custody by the court.

  • People in high-rise buildings may not survive cardiac arrest

    New York: Survival rates from cardiac arrest decreases the higher up the building a person lives, warns a new study. “Cardiac arrests that occur in high-rise buildings pose unique barriers for 911 — the emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan, initiated first responders,” said lead author Ian Drennan, researcher with Rescue at the St. Michael’s Hospital in Ontario, Canada.

  • Oral nutrition supplement may lower death rate in elderly

    New York: Specialised oral nutrition supplement can lower by as much as 50 percent the death rate in older malnourished patients with a heart or lung disease, results from a new clinical trial reveal. Results of the American study showed a significantly lower (50 percent) death rate for patients who received the specialised nutrition supplement.

  • Mayawati

    Govt, opposition not doing enough for dalits: Mayawati

    Kolkata: BSP chief Mayawati today slammed the erstwhile Congress regime and the present NDA government at the Centre saying that both didn’t do much for Dalits who for decades have been ignored in the country. “The Congress didn’t do much for Dalits. Neither did the BJP government. Dalits for decades have been ignored in the country,” Mayawati said while addressing a workers meet here.

  • Bystanders cling onto the iron fencing of Bombay High Court in Mumbai on Thursday as they attempt to catch a glimpse of actor Salman Khan after he was acquitted of culpable homicide.

    Maha govt assures Bombay HC to demolish illegal shrines by May

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today assured the Bombay High Court that it was committed to demolish all illegal shrines across the state by May. The high court asked the government to strictly follow its commitment of demolishing illegal shrines in the state which had come up after 2009 and warned that any laxity on its part would be viewed seriously.

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    Aamir’s remark damaged India as a brand: Amitabh Kant

    New Delhi: Hitting out at Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for his comment on intolerance, Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) said that his remark had destroyed the India as a brand.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Dalit suicide: Rahul targets Smriti Irani

    Hyderabad: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today targeted Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani and Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya over the suicide by a Dalit scholar saying the Ministers and the Vice Chancellor have “not acted fairly” that forced him to take the extreme step. He flew in here from Delhi in the morning and drove straight from the airport to the University campus where he addressed the agitating students.

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    Twitter suffers widespread outage

    Paris: Millions of Twitter users were blocked from their feeds today as the social networking site went down for over an hour in at least several countries.

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    Saudi-Iran row: Nawaz Sharif arrives in Tehran

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Raheel Sharif arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to meet Iranian leadership, as part of efforts to defuse rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

  • New test to better predict ovarian cancer risk

    London: Scientists have improved a test for ultrasound diagnosis of ovarian cancer by identifying the combinations of characteristics that show whether a tumour is benign or malignant.

  • Indian start-up to launch tests for rare cancers

    Kolkata: A Chennai-based personalised medicine start-up is all set to launch advanced tests for precise identification of three rare cancers, a company official said on Tuesday.

  • Cairn India

    Will seek $600 mn from India in damages: Cairn Energy

    London: British oil firm Cairn Energy plc today said it will seek from India over USD 600 million in damages for loss it suffered in value of its holding from a Rs 10,247-crore tax demand raised on its eight-year-old internal business recognition. The Income Tax Department using a retrospective legislation had in January 2014 issued a draft tax assessment order on Cairn Energy over its 2006 internal business reorganisation and barred it from