Free Press Journal
  • LeT listed Ishrat’s name in its martyr’s list: G.K. Pillai

    New Delhi: Former Home Secretary G.K. Pillai on Thursday said it was a matter of investigation whether Ishrat Jahan was a terrorist or not, but added that her name was mentioned in the martyr’s list of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

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    HC directs Maha to appoint IIT to upload Acts on govt website

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra government to appoint Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) here as an agency to submit a project report on uploading state Acts and amendments on the government website.

  • Balkan border controls leave thousands stranded in Greece

    Thessaloniki (Greece): Some 400 migrants from Syria and Iraq demanded to leave a transit camp in northern Greece today and have begun a 70-kilometre trek walking to the country’s border with Macedonia.

  • Govt plans DBT in fertiliser subsidy

    New Delhi: Government plans to directly transfer the fertiliser subsidy to farmers and a pilot project for the same is also being considered in 20 districts.

  • ‘The Program’ to release in India in March

    New Delhi:  “The Program”, a film exploring the story of a sports journalist who goes on a scavenger hunt to expose the truth of cyclist Lance Armstrong’s substance abuse, will be making its way to the Indian theaters on March 11.

  • CBI opposes Indrani Mukerjea’s bail application

    Mumbai:  CBI today filed its reply in a local court opposing the application filed by Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, seeking bail on medical grounds.

  • Vijender to face Hungarian rival on March 12

    Liverpool: Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will face Alexander Horvath of Hungary in his next professional bout at the Liverpool Echo Arena here on March 12.

  • Omega-3 fatty acids may cut breast cancer risk

    New York: Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are likely to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are obese and in post-menopausal phase, suggests new research. The study revealed that increasing levels of Omega-3 in the blood were linked with reduced breast density. However, the association was found only in women with a body mass index above 29, bordering on obesity. These fatty acids are naturally found in fatty

  • ‘Mumbai excise deptt to exceed revenue target of Rs 40k cr’

    Mumbai: The excise department has collected tax revenue of Rs 34,739 crore from the Mumbai region till January and is confident of surpassing its target of Rs 40,000 crore for the fiscal, a senior official said.

  • BCCI trying to subvert Lodha Panel recommendations: Verma

    New Delhi:  Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma today said that he has filed an application in the Supreme Court (SC) questioning BCCI’s ‘contradictory stance’ on the rival state association BCA.

  • Keep your mind active to keep Alzheimer’s at bay

    New York: Taking part in mentally stimulating activities such as reading books and magazines, playing games and using computers in the middle age may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, says a study by an Indian-origin researcher. “The takeaway message for the general public is that keeping your mind active is very important in delaying symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease,” said study author Prashanthi Vemuri, dementia researcher at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, US. The

  • Railways to use drone, satellite techno to monitor projects

    New Delhi: The Railways plan to use the latest drone and Geo Spatial-based satellite technology for remotely reviewing the physical progress across major projects, which would become operational in the next fiscal. Presenting the Railway Budget for the 2016-17, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Railways would rely on technological solutions for project management and monitoring.

  • United manager van Gaal wants players to be ‘horny’

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has asked his players to be “horny” in order to show more passion when they lock horns against FC Midtylland in a Europa League clash here on Friday.

  • Prabhu lives up to economic challenges: ASSOCHAM

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has given a no-tariff hike budget without compromising on the capital expenditure for increasing carrying capacity, both passengers and freight even in a challenging economic environment marked by a severe slowdown in the commodity sectors, which are lifeline of the Railways’ earnings, ASSOCHAM President Sunil Kanoria said.

  • WTO rules against India on US solar exports

    Washington:  In a setback to India, a World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute settlement panel has ruled in favour of the US in its challenge to New Delhi’s alleged discrimination against US solar exports, according to the US Trade Representative (USTR).

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    Speech sounds can help autistic kids develop linguistic skills

    London:  Children with autism who often suffer impairments in communication can develop their speech, gestures and a sense of rhythm and melody by listening to various speech sounds, says a study. The study, which focused on the autism spectrum condition (ASC) — the range of autistic disorders including Asperger syndrome — revealed a temporal relationship between the systematic organisation of sounds in languages and the melody of speech and gestures.