Free Press Journal
  • Lead exposure in early stages ups obesity risk

    New York: Exposure to lead during the development stages and early childhood is likely to increase the risk of obesity in adulthood, finds a new research. The results of the study conducted on mice found that exposure to lead during early development stages of life can change the gut microbiota — a complex community of micro-organisms that live in the digestive tracts of animals — in a way that it significantly raises

  • BCCI

    BCCI assures Pak to provide fool proof security during World T20

    New Delhi: A day after Pakistan demanded an assurance from the Indian Government to provide adequate security to their team, senior BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla on Monday said the board takes the full responsibility of providing fool proof security to all the teams visiting the nation for the World T20.

  • Suu Kyi loyalist confirmed for Myanmar presidential race

    Naypyitaw: A longtime confidante of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi was confirmed today in a parliamentary vote as one of the three final candidates to be Myanmar’s next president. Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy party was approved by a 274-29 vote in the lower house of parliament to be a finalist for the presidential election next week. A vote is underway in the upper house to choose the second finalist.

  • We will pay Rs 5 crore fine: Art of Living to NGT

    New Delhi: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living (AOL) foundation told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday that it needed a month’s time to pay the five-crore penalty as it was a charitable organisation.

  • 12 Western countries: Human rights ‘deteriorating’ in China

    Geneva: The United States and 11 other Western countries are criticising China’s “deteriorating human rights record,” saying its “extraterritorial actions are unacceptable.” The call at the Human Rights Council follows recent disappearances of five Hong Kong residents associated with a publisher of books banned in China. They include a Swedish national who disappeared from his holiday home in Thailand and later made a tearful appearance on Chinese state TV to say he surrendered over a 12-year-old fatal drunk driving case.

  • A R Rahman unveils movie’s poster, Aamir praises

    Mumbai: Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman today unveiled the debut poster of his film “99 Songs”, with which he is making his foray in production and scriptwriting. The vibrant poster sees a couple hanging onto a piano which is suspended from the sky.

  • US Senate rejects resolution to block sale of F-16 aircraft to Pakistan

    Washington: The United States Senate has rejected by a two-thirds vote a resolution to block the proposed sale of eight F-16 aircraft to Pakistan.  Lawmakers voted 71 to 24 against an attempt introduced by Republican Senator Rand Paul to prevent the sale under legislation known as the Arms Control Act, reports Dawn. President Barack Obama’s administration announced on February 12 that it had approved the sale to Pakistan of the aircraft, as well

  • Use of veto hindered Kashmir dispute resolution: Pakistan

    Islamabad: The use of veto in the United Nations Security Council prevented a resolution of the Kashmir dispute and hindered implementation of UN resolutions on the issue, Pakistan has said. Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi reiterated the country’s opposition to adding new permanent members to the council with or without a veto. She said that any privileged role in decision-making would contradict the shared goal of making the Security Council more democratic,

  • India face Proteas test before WT20 opener against Kiwis

    Mumbai: India face a formidable South Africa in their final World Twenty20 warm-up game here tomorrow, a contest which promises to be a tough test of the hosts’ strengths before the tournament’s main draw begins on March 15.

  • Sebi to crack whip on wilful defaulters, relax start-up norms

    New Delhi: Amid a huge controversy over loan defaults by Vijay Mallya-led UB Group firms, regulator Sebi plans to choke fund-raising taps for ‘wilful defaulters’ while fund-raising norms are set to be made easier for start-ups as part of wide-ranging reforms in capital markets.

  • Over 2 mn co-infected with HIV, hepatitis C

    London: More than 2.3 million people globally are infected with both HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) viruses, finds a new study. Of these, more than half, or 1.3 million, are people who inject drugs (PWID) — HIV infections caused by injecting drugs. The study revealed that HIV-infected people are on an average six times more likely than HIV-uninfected people to have HCV infection. “The study shows that not only are people with

  • Scientists record mysterious infrared light from space

    Tokyo: In a first, researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope have detected the faintest and mysterious infrared light ever from space. By accumulating millimetre-waves from faint objects like this throughout the universe, the team determined that such objects were 100 percent responsible for the enigmatic infrared background light filling the universe. By comparing these to optical and infrared images, the team found that 60 percent of them were faint

  • PM Modi has gifted Lalit Modi, Vijay Mallya to nation: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who made tall claims prior to the Lok Sabha polls, has presented two gifts Non-Returning Indian (NRI) Lalit Modi and Non-Repaying Indian (NRI) Vijay Mallya to the nation.

  • Raveena tandon

    Raveena Tandon urges PM to save forests, wildlife

    Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure the safety of animals which she said will lose their habitat to the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor project.

  • Uber

    Uber unveils 800 number for emergencies

    New York: American multinational online transportation network company Uber has unveiled a phone number for passengers and drivers to get in touch with the company in case of an emergency.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Centre should not treat IMBL with SL as settled issue: Jayalalithaa

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today said the Centre should not treat the International Maritime Boundary Line with the island nation as a settled issue as the constitutionality of the 1974 and 1976 agreements have been challenged in the Supreme Court.

  • There are expectations from Shami: Rohit Sharma

    Kolkata: It’s never easy for a fast bowler to make a comeback from a knee injury but Mohammed Shami is working very hard to get his rhythm back and Indian team has lot of expectations from him in the World Twenty20, opener Rohit Sharma said.

  • Antarctica: Sea-level rise too big to be pumped away

    Washington D.C.: Sea level rise is likely to be a problem too big to handle as a new study suggests that geoengineers will not be able to pump away the rising tides.