Free Press Journal
  • Salt marshes to persist despite rising seas

    New York: Salt marshes – the coastal wetlands that are flooded and drained by salt water brought in by the tides – are expected to grow vertically and migrate landward even as sea-level rises across the world, says a study. According to lead author Matt Kirwan, professor at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, traditional assessment models used by researchers greatly underestimate marsh resilience as they don’t fully account for processes that

  • Syrian army recaptures town in Aleppo province from IS group

    Beirut:  Syrian government troops backed by Russian airstrikes recaptured a town in Aleppo province from Islamic State militants today in a key advance just two days ahead of a US and Russia-engineered cease-fire that is to take effect in Syria.

  • ‘Make in India’ has nothing to do with ‘Freedom 251:’ Official

    New Delhi:  As the makers of world’s cheapest Rs.251 (less than $4) smartphone went gaga over being part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” and “Digital India” initiatives in last few days, a top government official clarified on Thursday that the government has nothing to do with “Freedom 251” smartphone.

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    Fetal alcohol exposure may lead to disturbed sleep

    New York: People exposed to high levels of alcohol in the womb may experience poor sleep in adulthood, which, in turn, is associated with learning and mood problems, says a new study. The findings suggest a new treatment approach for individuals suffering from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, which is linked to learning, memory and mood problems, and is estimated to affect one in 100 adults.

  • Tall, muscular men perceived to be better leaders

    Washington: Forget intelligence or wisdom, a muscular physique might just be a more important attribute when it comes to judging a person’s leadership potential,according to a new study. The study by Cameron Anderson from University of California, Berkeley and Aaron Lukaszewski from the Oklahoma State University, shows that people equated physical strength with higher status and leadership qualities.

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    Not offered role in Sanjay Dutt biopic: Kareena

    Mumbai:  Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan has denied reports that she will be a part of the upcoming biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, who today walked out of Pune’s Yerawada prison after completing his sentence in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case.

  • Nitish describes Railway Budget as ‘disappointing’

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today termed this year’s Railway Budget as “disappointing”, saying it it did not have anything impressive in terms of cleanliness, safety and timely running of trains. He also said he was not impressed by the decision to not raise passenger fares. “With the decline in international oil prices, they should have actually lowered the train fare…no increase in fare could serve the purpose of breaking news, but

  • Sri Lanka’s former army chief sworn in as minister

    Colombo:  Sarath Fonseka, who was Sri Lanka’s army commander when the military crushed the Tamil Tigers, was sworn in as a minister by President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday.

  • Jat protest could’ve happened in peaceful manner: Rapper Fazilpuria

    New Delhi: Known to be a Haryanvi sensation, singer and rapper Fazilpuria of “Chull” fame, says the agitation that took place over reservation under the OBC category in government jobs and educational institutions by the Jat protesters, could have happened in a “peaceful manner”.

  • ‘Those who fought for India supporting anti-nationals today’

    Mumbai: In a veiled dig at the Congress on the ongoing JNU row, senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar said it was “unfortunate” that those who once fought for country’s freedom were taking sides of “anti-nationals” today. “A debate is on whether there should be patriotism or anti-nationalism in educational institutions against the backdrop of slogans like ‘Pakistan Zindabad’, ‘India would be divided into hundred pieces’ that were raised in JNU. Unfortunately, people who

  • Too much exercise may be bad for your heart

    Toronto: Just as most therapies have a dose-response relationship whereby benefits diminish at high doses and the risk of adverse events increases, high level of intense exercise may also be bad for the heart, suggests a new study. The researchers reviewed studies that looked into the relationship between exercise and heart problems and found that there is growing evidence that high levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and promote permanent structural

  • Jiah case: HC grants interim stay on trial against Pancholi

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today granted an interim stay on trial against actor Sooraj Pancholi in the Jiah Khan suicide case, following a petition by the victim’s mother against the CBI’s charge sheet terming the death as suicide.

  • Not Rail Budget but 5-year plan of Prabhu

    New Delhi: It’s no rail budget but 46 pages of intentions that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented on Thursday to the Lok Sabha, stressing that he wants to make the customers “happy” and that too means no hike in passenger fare or freight rate but revenue search from the non-tariff resources.

  • Tweets can predict if debates turn into violent protests

    New York: A team of US researchers including an Indian-origin scientist has formulated a new method that can predict with 70 percent accuracy the likelihood that your tweets — that are part of an ongoing debate or a movement — will become part of a larger and even violent protest later. The study from researchers at Arizona State University, Texas A&M University and Yahoo and funded in part by the US Military’s

  • Anurag Thakur hits back at Congress on JNU visit in Lok Sabha

    Coming in the wake of Smriti Irani’s rousing counter-allegation speech in the ongoing Budget Session, Anurag Thakur the BJP MP from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh joined the list and took on Congress over the JNU issue.

  • Porn viewing makes people indifferent towards human slavery

    Washington: Watching porn or visiting strip clubs frequently can affect people’s attitude and beliefs towards the ills associated with human trafficking, reveals new research. According to a team from Northeastern University, Colorado College and Texas Christian University, “viewing pornography, strip bar attendance and engaging in prostitution all contributed to a more laissez-faire attitude toward the practice of such ‘human slavery.'”

  • I am not a terrorist: Sanjay Dutt after coming out of jail

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was released from prison this morning, stated that he is not a terrorist and wants to leave behind the bitter memories of being convicted in connection with the 1993 serial blasts case.

  • Mobile growth shaping India’s internet usage: Survey

    New Delhi: With over 200 million mobile internet users in India, mobile phones captured 60 percent share of all shopping-related queries and over 50 percent share of all travel-related queries, a report released on Thursday said.

  • New laser treatment ups efficiency of brain tumour drugs

    New York: A team of US researcher has found that a laser system already in place to kill brain tumours can also be used to disrupt temporarily the blood-brain barrier enabling the crucial chemotherapy drugs to pass into the brain for up to six weeks. The blood-brain barrier refers to the defence system in the brain that filters bacteria and chemicals. This defence system also block most chemotherapy drugs.