Free Press Journal
  • Does yoga really help depressed people?

    Washington D.C: For decades, researchers have tried to prove that yoga can make even the clinically depressed people happier, but a new study shows that it’s not that simple. The University of North Carolina study found that while there are some promising benefits to using yoga, there isn’t yet enough evidence to support the practice as a standalone solution for improving mental health and well-being.

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    Headley’s four-day cross-examination starts on March 22

    Mumbai: The cross-examination of Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist-turned-approver in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case, Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, will start before a special court on March 22 for four days, a legal official said here on Thursday.

  • Big ranking boost for Indian paddlers

    New Delhi: Gold medal winning performance by the Indian men’s and women’s teams in the second division of the recently-concluded World Table Tennis Team Championship in Kuala Lumpur has helped the paddlers climb up the ladder in the latest ITTF rankings.

  • IS commander ‘Omar the Chechen’ survived US strike: monitor

    Beirut: Top Islamic State commander leader Omar al-Shishani, known as Omar the Chechen, was “seriously injured” in a recent strike in northeastern Syria but not killed despite US suggestions to the contrary, a monitoring group said.  The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that according to its sources the March 4 strike had indeed targeted the jihadist’s convoy, killing his bodyguards, while Shishani himself “was seriously injured”.

  • Govt.’s ‘Fair and Lovely’ scheme aimed to benefit ‘thieves’: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Continuing his ‘Fair & Lovely’ rant, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government over the one-time compliance window scheme for the people with domestic black money, saying the same has been launched for ‘thieves and blackmarketeers’ to convert their black money into white.

  • Insta word bans do more harm than good

    Washington D.C: With Instagram no longer letting people use certain hashtags and words, a new study has suggested that it doesn’t help. Rather, it brings the situation to a head. The new Georgia Tech study finds that Instagram’s decision to ban certain words commonly used by pro-eating disorder (pro-ED) communities has produced an unintended effect. The use of those terms decreased when they were censored in 2012.

  • Stephen Hawking urges Britain to remain in EU

    London: Renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking was among 150 academics to declare support for Britain remaining in the European Union today in a letter that said leaving the bloc would damage science and research. “If the UK leaves the EU and there is a loss of freedom of movement of scientists between the UK and Europe, it will be a disaster for UK science and universities,” the academics wrote in a letter to The Times newspaper.

  • NKorea to liquidate SKorean assets, fires missiles into sea

    Seoul: North Korea responded to South Korean unilateral sanctions today by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of defiance and vowing to “liquidate” all remaining South Korean assets at former cooperative projects in the North. The moves are the latest in an escalating standoff between the Koreas that began in January when North Korea detonated what it said was an “H-bomb of justice,” its fourth nuclear test.

  • Ujjwal Nikam

    David Headley will be re-examined yet again: Nikam

    New Delhi: Infamous 26/11 reconnaissance operative David Coleman Headley will be questioned again between March 22 and 25. Special Public Prosecutor in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case Ujjwal Nikam will grill Headley in the case.

  • Babri case: SC judge recuses from hearing criminal appeals

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court judge today recused from hearing appeals pertaining to dropping of criminal conspiracy charge against L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and other BJP-VHP leaders in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

  • Next-gen clothing tech to let you live like The Jetsons

    Washington D.C: A shirt that can adjust itself according to your needs sounds like something that belongs in Hanna-Barbera produced animated sitcom ‘The Jetsons’ and now, it may also belong in the real world as a team of engineers developed a new technology that takes care of the thermal, moisture and flow-technical behaviour of smart clothing.

  • Malaysian police rescue 27 starving Bangladeshis

    Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): Police in Malaysia’s Penang state have confirmed reports of rescuing 27 Bangladeshis from what they called was an attempted human trafficking operation. Police said that the rescued Bangladeshis were in the country without work permits and had photostatted copies of their passports.

  • Feel ‘helpless’ in putting pending projects on track: Gadkari

    New Delhi: Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari today expressed “helplessness” in putting projects pending due to environmental regulations and judicial stay on track in time, but asserted that the number of such projects has declined since the NDA government took over.

  • Suu Kyi’s former driver nominated for Myanmar president

    Naypyidaw: Aung San Suu Kyi’s party today nominated her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar’s next president, as the Nobel laureate looks to rule her former junta-run homeland through a trusted proxy. Suu Kyi has vowed to rule “above” the president, despite being barred from top office by the army-scripted constitution, as she strives to fulfil the huge mandate delivered by millions of voters in her National League for Democracy’s landslide election victory in November.

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    ICC to conduct regular dope tests in World T20

    New Delhi: The International Cricket Council will conduct random dope tests during the World Twenty20 Championship in India, which is a regular practice in all ICC events, Tournament Director M V Sridhar said today.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Nadal fires over doping rumours post Sharapova controversy

    Johannesburg: Spanish tennis maestro Rafael Nadal has defended his training methods and outrightly rejected to have used any banned substance in order to speed up his recovery from injury.

  • All England: Praneeth upsets Lee; Saina, Srikanth advance

    Birmingham: Sai Praneeth upset Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games while Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also won their respective matches as Indian shuttlers enjoyed a good outing in the first round of the All England Open badminton tournament at the Barclaycard Arena here.