Free Press Journal
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    Spicejet increases its ticket cancellation charges

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has revised upward its ticket cancellation charges by almost Rs 100 and will be applicable from next month. The Gurgaon-based airline at present charges Rs 1,800 as cancellation fee for a domestic ticket and Rs 2,250 for an international booking.

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    Troubled Burundi tops agenda as African leaders meet

    Addis Ababa: African leaders met today in a bid to end armed crises, including in troubled Burundi, with an unprecedented vote on deploying a 5,000-strong peacekeeping force despite Burundi’s vehement opposition. While the official theme of the African Union (AU) meeting is human rights, leaders are again dealing with a string of crises across the continent during two days of talks at the organisation’s headquarters in the Ethiopian capital.

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    ‘Make in India’ is a marathon, not a sprint: Suresh Prabhu

    New Delhi: The Railways Ministry is investing billions of dollars to modernise the sector and give a push to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, which is a “marathon” and not a “sprint”, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. Prabhu said the government is making right investments to make the manufacturing initiative a success story.

  • Simple quiz to predict risk of sexually transmitted infections

    New York: A simple online quiz has been found to be promising in predicting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young women, says a new study. The six-question survey called “pop quiz” has been designed to evaluate behaviours linked to STI risk.

  • Extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

    New York: US researchers have found the first reliable evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of Australian mega fauna — large animal species in Australia with body mass estimates of more than 45 kilograms.

  • Bangladesh U-19 batsman Pinak keen to learn from mistakes

    Cox’s Bazar (Bangladesh) Bangladesh Under-19 opener Pinak Ghosh regrets his untimely dismissal against South Africa and wants to convert good starts into big scores in forthcoming matches. Having played some spectacular shots off the Proteas pacers, the 17-year-old ran himself out for 43 in the opening match of the U-19 World Cup at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday, reports

  • Bangladesh U-19 spinner Saha reported for illegal action

    Chittagong: Bangladesh youth team’s off-spinner Sanjit Saha has been reported for suspected bowling action against South Africa in the opening match of the Under-19 World Cup. With the 43-run victory over the reigning champions still fresh in their mind, the news was a bolt from the blue for Bangladesh colts. The umpires of the match formally lodged the complaint after the game ended at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here, reports

  • IPL players’ auction on February 6

    Mumbai: The 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) players’ auction will take place on February 6 in Bengaluru with as many as 351 cricketers to go under the hammer. There are 230 Indians and 121 overseas players for the franchises to choose from. There are eight marquee players, including two Indians. The auction will also be the first for the two new teams — Rising Pune Supergiants and the so far unnamed team Rajkot.

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    Pathankot attack disturbed Pakistan, India talks: Sharif

    Lahore: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Saturday said that the terror attack in India’s Pathankot town disturbed the peace process between Pakistan and India, a media report said.

  • Now, share rides through Facebook

    New York : Social networking website Facebook will soon introduce a feature on its Events page that will allow users attending the same event to connect and share rides. A recent patent application from Facebook suggests that the social networking giant has interesting plans in store for its Events page. The patent filing specifically details how the site’s Events page could also double as a ride-sharing centre, BGR reported on Friday.

  • Ram Gopal Varma announces next film on Dawood-Rajan rivalry

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma is all set to direct his next Hindi movie based on the rivalry between Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Rajan. Titled “Government”, the movie will revolve around the post split intergang enmity between Rajan and Dawood and the sudden rise of Abu Salem. The 53-year-old filmmaker took to Twitter to make the announcement of his new film, which he says will focus on the actual truth behind the underworld

  • Simple quiz to predict risk of sexually transmitted infections

    New York: A simple online quiz has been found to be promising in predicting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in young women, says a new study. The six-question survey called “pop quiz” has been designed to evaluate behaviours linked to STI risk. The questions ask about the number of sex partners, the frequency of use of condoms, and the age and past infection status of a respondent.

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    Great expectations from ‘Fitoor’: Katrina Kaif

    New Delhi: Love stories hold a special place for Katrina Kaif and the actress, who looks ethereal as Firdaus in Abhishek Kapoor’s “Fitoor”, says the upcoming movie is an intense saga of love and longing. Katrina plays red-haired beauty Firdaus opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor’s Noor in the Kashmir-set romance drama, whose trailer and songs have been received well.

  • Embrace ageing with love for good health

    London: Older adults with negative attitudes towards ageing had slower walking speed and worse cognitive abilities as compared to their peers with more positive attitudes towards ageing, reveals a study. Negative attitudes to ageing affect both physical and cognitive health in later years, whereas a positive attitude towards ageing improves cognitive ability, the findings showed.

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    Peaceful Pakistan top most priority: Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad – A peaceful Pakistan is the top most priority of the government and the war on terror will continue till the elimination of the last terrorist in the country, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said.

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    NASA’s Curiosity rover sends super cool selfie from Mars

    Washington: In its latest selfie sent back home, NASA’s Curiosity rover shows the car-size mobile laboratory beside a dark dune where it has been scooping and sieving samples of sand.  The new selfie combines 57 images taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end of Curiosity’s arm. The rover has been investigating a group of active sand dunes for two months, studying how the wind moves and sorts

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    Shatrughan questions Arunachal Pradesh Prez Rule decision

    New Delhi – Disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha today criticised the Centre’s decision to impose President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, saying “heavens would not have fallen” if the government had waited for the
    Supreme Court’s decision on the matter.

  • Blood pressure drug may treat Alzheimer’s disease

    Washington: A drug used to treat high blood pressure has been found to reduce cell damage often linked to Alzheimer’s disease, reports a new study. The researchers explored the effect of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drug candesartan for the early treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. “Our findings make sense in many ways. Hypertension reduces blood flow throughout the body and brain and is a risk factor of Alzheimer’s disease,”