Free Press Journal
  • China, Pakistan to launch joint air drill

    Beijing: Beijing and Islamabad will stage a joint air force exercise this month in Pakistan, a military spokesperson announced.

  • Inflammatory mechanisms linked to kidney disease identified

    Los Angeles: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified the key inflammatory mechanisms linked to type 1 diabetes and obesity-related kidney dysfunction, an advance that may lead to new biomarkers and therapeutics. “We found that insulin deficiency and insulin resistance, two hallmarks of diabetes, seem to be associated with increased sphingomyelin in the kidney, which trigger damaging inflammatory mechanisms,” said Kumar Sharma, professor at the University of California, San Diego.

  • Shoe hurled at Kejriwal

    New Delhi: A man hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while he was addressing a press conference here. The man, who alleged fake CNG stickers were being distributed in Delhi ahead of the Odd-Even vehicular scheme, has been identified as Ved Prakash of the Aam Aadmi Sena.

  • Maha to put all major public services online this year: CM

    Navi Mumbai: Targeting to make all public services online so that a citizen does not have to visit a government office at all, Maharashtra will be launching a mobile application and digital payment gateway by the end of the year to facilitate this.

  • Gogoi must see face in mirror before accusing anybody of corruption: Amit Shah

    Guwahati: As intense canvassing for the second and last phase of polling in 61 constituencies on April 11 of the Assam assembly comes to end at 4 p.m on Saturday, going hammer and tongs at Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, BJP national president Amit Shah said nobody could be more corrupt than Gogoi and it was time for the people to decide the future of Assam and north-eastern states for the next 25

  • 150 youths head to Srinagar to support NIT students

    New Delhi: Around 150 youths from various parts of country on Saturday began a protest march “ChaloNIT” from Delhi to Srinagar to support the non-Kashmiri students in the valley and hand them the national flag. The youths led by Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena’s head Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga commenced the protest march in the morning from Rakabganj Gurudwara here to reach National Institutes of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.

  • Maharashtra stand to lose Rs 100 Cr if IPL is shifted: Thakur

    Navi Mumbai: A day after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he is fine with the IPL moving out of the drought-affected Maharashtra, his party colleague and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur today warned that doing so will result in a loss of Rs 100 Cr for the State.

  • NIT issue: Parents worried about students’ security

    Jaipur: Parents of some students hailing from Rajasthan, who are studying in NIT Srinagar, said they are worried about the security of their wards and have decided to meet the HRD minister to raise their concerns. The parents held protests in Jaipur and Kota yesterday against the J&K government for the police lathicharge in the campus on Tuesday.

  • Polls: EC issues fresh orders on prior clearance of advts

    New Delhi: The Election Commission today directed that no newspaper advertisement will be published on April 10 and 11 in poll-bound Assam and West Bengal without prior clearance, a move which comes against the backdrop of controversial advertisements issued by BJP during Biharelections.

  • Tourist taxis in Goa to go off road on April 11

    Panaji: Tourists in Goa may face a difficult time on April 11 as all the 15,000-odd taxi operators in the state have decided to keep their vehicles off the road demanding a ban on rent-a-car and related businesses. All Goa Tourist Taxi Owners’ Association and South Goa Tourist Taxi Owners’ Association is spearheading the strike demanding a ban on rent-a-car and rent-a-bike businesses claiming it has severely affected their business.

  • Pumping Narmada into Kshipra is unnatural, says ‘Waterman’

    Bhopal: Pumping of Narmada’s water into Kshipra river will allow millions of pilgrims to Simhasth Kumbh in Ujjain district to take a holy bath this month, but environmentalist Rajendra Singh is shaking his head in demurral.  “The river-linking project has endangered the flow, the drainage, the biodiversity, the very nature of Kshipra,” ‘Waterman’ Rajendra Singh said.

  • Centre releases Rs.12, 230 crore to states for MGNREGA 

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Rural Development Birender Singh has said that is ministry has released a central share of Rs. 12,230 crore to the states for implementation of its flagship programmes under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). Singh also underlined that this fund release will take care of the pending wage liability of the states for the previous Financial Year (2015-16) and help them to run the programme

  • How to ‘fool’ your index finger

    Washington D.C : It seems like fingers too can be deceived. A team of cognitive scientists has discovered a new perceptual illusion. In the study, researchers at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) of Bielefeld University “outwit” human perception.

  • Reconstruction of throat possible

    Washington D.C : A young man has become the first patient in the world to regrow an esophagus inside his body. The US doctors reported the first case of the patient, whose severely damaged oesophagus was reconstructed using commercially available FDA-approved stents and skin tissue. Seven years after the reconstruction and 4 years after the stents were removed, the patient continues to eat a normal diet and maintain his weight with no swallowing problems.

  • Indian scientist develops computer models to map brain disorders

    New Delhi: A computational neuroscientist at the School of Biotechnology of Amrita University in Kerala has developed a computer model to understand the brain disorders. Besides neurological disorders, the approach based on accelerated computing platform can be extended to understand cancer, its origin and functional misbehaviour and even infections spread through viruses.

  • Money can buy happiness if you spend it right

    London: Money can buy happiness, if those purchases fit your personality, says a study, adding it may be strongly linked to greater life satisfaction than your total income and total spending. According to researchers, spending money on products that help us express who we are as individuals could turn out to be as important to our well-being as finding the right job, the right neighbourhood or even the right friends and partners.