Free Press Journal
  • Gene responsible for sleep deprivation, metabolic disorders

    Washington: A new study has revealed that fruit flies, who have similar sleeping habits like humans, can tell a lot about the connection between sleep deprivation and metabolic disorders like diabetes, obesity, and blood glucose levels.

  • Nose ring screw stuck in lung of old woman removed

    Madurai: A nose ring screw stuck in the left lung of a septuagenarian woman for the last one month causing her severe breathing problems has been removed by doctors, saving her from major thoracic surgery. 78-year-old Velammal had the screw removed by doctors at Velammal Medical College and Research Institute here yesterday and is now breathing normally.

  • Odisha tops with 17% share in manufacturing investments

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha has maximum share of over 17 per cent in the total live investments worth about Rs 33 lakh crore attracted by manufacturing sector across the country, according to a study.

  • Malaria first spread from birds:Study

    New York: Malaria, a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through mosquitoe bites, started out as a parasite in birds, and then it evolved to colonise bats, and from there it has evolved to affect other mammals, reveals a new study.

  • Scottish mosque leader praises Pakistani extremist killer

    Edinburgh: A religious leader at Scotland’s biggest mosque has praised an extremist who was executed for murdering the governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, the BBC reported on Friday.

  • ‘SAARC Regional Dialogue’ begins in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu: The ‘SAARC Regional Dialogue on Promoting Youth Participation in the Implementation of SDGs’ formally kicked off in Kathmandu today.

  • When Sanjay Dutt took an autorickshaw to go home

    Till a couple of days back, the Kurla resident Abdul Hakim was an unknown autorickshaw driver. But, today, he has become an overnight celebrity of sorts. The reason? It was his autorickshaw in which Sanjay Dutt took a ride back home.

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    Pakistan’s Sindh to pass bill against forced conversion

    Islamabad: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said his party in Sindh will soon pass a bill against forced conversion of Hindus so that the community becomes stronger.

  • Deepika and Sidharth should do a film together

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says actress Deepika Padukone and Sidharth Malhotra should do a film together as they will look good on screen.

  • SIC notice to Gurgaon official for ignoring RTI request

    Gurgaon: The state information commissioner in Haryana has issued show cause notice to public information officer-cum-Gurgaon deputy district education officer (DEO) for not replying to a RTI request filed by an activist.

  • Pathankot attack: India grants visa to Pak JIT team

    New Delhi: India on Friday granted visas to the members of Pakistan’s Joint Investigation Team who are set to arrive to begin the probe into the deadly attacks on the Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot.

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    Pre-pregnancy caffeine can lead to miscarriage

    Washington D.C: Beware parent-to-be! A recent study has revealed that a woman is more likely to miscarry if she and her partner drink more than two caffeinated beverages a day during the weeks leading up to conception.

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    TN polls: Congress, DMK seat-sharing pact yet to be finalised

    Chennai: Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday met Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M. Karunanidhi to discuss seat sharing between the two parties for the upcoming Tamil Nadu Assembly elections.

  • Jaitley to woo investors during Australia visit

    Melbourne: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will meet top Australian leaders and investors next week in a bid to woo the country’s cash-rich sovereign funds for foreign investments in India. Indian High Commissioner Navdeep Suri said that during his four-day visit, the Minister will meet New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Treasurer Scott Morrison, Finance Minister Mathias Corman and Energy and Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg.

  • Jewellers strike against excise duty continues for 24th day

    New Delhi:
    A large number of jewellers and bullion traders across the country continued their strike for the 24th day today in protest against the proposed 1 per cent excise duty on non-silver jewellery, despite the government constituting a panel to look into their demand.