Free Press Journal
  • Switching off a gene may reduce heart attack risk

    Berlin: People with a specific mutation in a gene have a 50 per cent lower risk of suffering a heart attack, which if switched off with medications could reduce the risk of coronary disease significantly, scientists say. “This discovery makes it considerably easier to develop  new medications that simulate the effect of this mutation,” said Heribert Schunkert from Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany.

  • Sudden insight brings you your ‘Aha! Moment’

    Washington D.C. : Sudden insights are often more accurate at solving problems than thinking them analytically, says a series of experiments conducted by a team of researchers. John Kounios, a team member, said conscious, analytic thinking can sometimes be rushed or sloppy, leading to mistakes while solving a problem. “Insight is unconscious and automatic – it can’t be rushed,” he added.

  • Pak court asks federal,Punjab govt to give replies on Kohinoor

    Lahore: A Pakistani court has directed federal and Punjab provincial governments to submit written replies to it on a petition seeking return of the famed Koh-i- noor diamond from Britain that India has been trying to get from the UK for years. A federal law officer yesterday presented arguments at the Lahore High Court on a petition seeking direction for the Nawaz Sharif government to bring the 105.6 carat stone back from Queen Elizabeth-II of Britain.

  • Ramdev’s food park in Haridwar gets full-time CISF cover

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev’s Haridwar-based food park has got a full-time security cover of armed CISF commandos, a facility extended by the Centre to only a handful of private entities such as Infosys till now.

  • ‘Art of Living to build biodiversity park on Yamuna floodplain’

    New Delhi: Art of Living guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, under fire for organising a massive event on the Yamuna floodplain, today said his organisation will build a “biodiversity park” in that area and rubbished allegations of ecological harm.

  • Bill seeking changes in Pak nuclear programme’s law dropped

    Islamabad: A bill seeking amendments in the laws dealing with Pakistan’s nuclear programme was withdrawn at the last minute by a lawmaker, citing “extraordinary situation”. Senator Farhatullah Babar, withdrew his private member bill seeking modifications in the National Command Authority (NCA) Act in the upper house of parliament, saying he had been going through an “extraordinary situation ever since he submitted the bill”.

  • Syrian women must join in political process: UN

    United Nations:  Women must be part of the political process in Syria, said UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura in his message on the International Women’s Day. Staffan de Mistura said this after meeting many Syrian women and seeing how they have been affected by Syria’s five-year war, which broke out in March 2011, Xinhua news agency quoted Farhan Haq, the UN deputy spokesman, as saying.

  • Sponsors suspend ties with Sharapova after failed drug test

    Moscow: Two of Maria Sharapova’s top sponsors have suspended ties with the Russian tennis star after she admitted failing a doping test. Sportswear giant Nike suspended its sponsorship, saying in a statement that it was “saddened and surprised by the news.” Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer says its deal with the Russian will not be renewed.

  • Maria-Sharapova

    Tag Heuer not to renew contract with dope tainted Sharapova

    Geneva: Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer said on Tuesday it won’t renew its association with Maria Sharapova, after the Russian tennis star said she had failed a drug test during the Australian Open. Their association began in 2004. Global sports apparel giants Nike has also suspended ties with Sharapova following the revelations.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    We don’t work under pressure: Venkaiah tells Rahul

    New Delhi: Ridiculing Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his statement that the Centre rolled back the proposed tax on the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) under his pressure, Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the NDA Government does not work under pressure, but for the people’s pleasure.

  • Kangana Ranaut named Reebok brand ambassador

    Mumbai: The “Queen” of Bollywood Kangana Ranaut was announced as the brand ambassador of Reebok India here on Tuesday. The actress also launched the new campaign of the brand titled “Be More Human”.

  • Only private party can’t be penalised in PPP project delays: Goyal

    Gurgaon: Calling for an overhaul of the country’s public-private partnership (PPP) model to make it more investor-friendly, union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday that any penalty levied for delay in projects coming up in the PPP mode should not just be restricted to the private party.

  • Listen to your stressed spouse and boost romance in life

    New York: It is good that you understand why your spouse is stressed but this alone will not help him or her get rid of the situation. Extend an helping hand and it will cement your romantic relationship further, feel researchers. A team of US researchers studying empathy in relationships found that in the absence of caring, understanding alone does not cut it when stressful situations arise in relationships.

  • Irani acting like ‘patron saint of ABVP’: 8 Opposition parties

    New Delhi: “HRD Minister is acting like the patron saint of ABVP”, eight Opposition parties including Congress, Left and AAP said today while accusing the Modi government of harassing Allahabad University Student’s Union President Richa Singh.

  • Iran conducts fresh ballistic missile tests: state media

    Tehran: Iran said today its armed forces had conducted new ballistic missile tests to demonstrate “deterrent power” and the country’s “all-out readiness to confront threats” against its territorial integrity. The announcement was carried by the official IRNA news agency, describing a military drill in which “ballistic missiles were fired from silos” in different parts of the country.