Free Press Journal
  • e-cigarettes display can trigger smoking in teenagers

    London: Promotion of e-cigarettes is done so as to help adults quit smoking but British researchers have found a strong association between e-cigarette display and teenagers who intend to try them in the future.  Teenagers who remember e-cigarette display in stores are likely to have tried it in the past and are more likely to intend to try them in the future.

  • Court rules Thai surrogate baby can live in Australia

    Sydney: The father of a Down’s syndrome baby at the centre of a surrogacy scandal did not abandon him in Thailand and can keep his twin sister despite being a convicted paedophile, a court ruled today.

  • Soon, clothes that receive, transmit digital information

    Washington: Scientist have developed a way to embroider circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision – perfect for integrating sensors and computer memory devices, paving the way for clothes that gather, store or transmit digital information.  The technology could lead to shirts that act as antennas for your smartphone or tablet, workout clothes that monitor your fitness level, sports equipment that monitors athletes’ performance, a bandage that tells your doctor how well

  • US First Lady praises India’s steps to educate, empower girls

    Washington: US First Lady Michelle Obama has praised the recent steps taken by India to educate and empower girl students through various programmes that break down the cultural barriers that keep them out of school. “I am thrilled that countries like Ghana and India and Rwanda are already doing such important work as part of this effort — from scholarships and mentorship opportunities, to innovative programmes to break down the cultural barriers that keep

  • Brain implant restores paralyzed man’s hand movement

    Washington D.C: For the first time, a paralyzed person has been able to perform complex tasks involving hand, wrist and finger movements using signals recorded from his own brain.

  • Jets observed ‘all safety measures’ in US warship flyby:Russia

    Moscow: Russian aircraft that flew within metres of a US warship in international waters of the Baltic Sea was observing all required safety measures, the defence ministry said today, expressing astonishment at the “sore reaction” from Washington.

  • Now, rent-a-car operators threaten agitation in Goa

    Panaji: After taxi owners went on a two-day strike in Goa earlier this week demanding a ban on rent-a-car operators, the latter today threatened to agitate if their demand to regularise their business is not met.

  • Slain cricketer’s family hope to pull Gayle for memorial

    London: The family of slain cricketer Adrian St. John hope to have the West Indian superstar Chris Gayle available to play in a memorial match, which will form part of the late player’s sendoff.

  • BJP mocks constitution and celebrates Ambedkar: Nitish

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday attacked the BJP, saying “those who make a mockery of the Indian constitution” are now celebrating the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar.

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    Ayaan is obsessed with superheroes: Emraan Hashmi

    New Delhi: Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is receiving rave reviews for “The Kiss of Life: How a superhero and my son defeated cancer”, a book that talks about his family’s struggle with his son Ayaan’s cancer treatment, says that his little child is “fascinated” and “obsessed” with superheroes.

  • Honda BR-V Launching on 5 May 2016

    Honda India will be launching the BR-V crossover on 5 May 2016 in the Indian market. This SUV was earlier spotted at the 2016 Auto Expo. Honda’s answer to the Creta, the BR-V is a practical seven-seater crossover in the land of five-seater SUVs. Other than the Creta, the BR-V will also take on the Terrano–Duster duo and the S-Cross from Maruti. Honda recently updated the Amaze with much-needed changes and is

  • Startups offer free rides,bonus for phase 2 of odd-even scheme

    New Delhi: With the second phase of odd-even scheme set to be rolled out from tomorrow, ride-sharing apps like 360Ride and Rapido are lining up free rides and scaling up operations to handle higher demand from consumers. The odd-even scheme was implemented on an experimental basis from January 1 to January 15 in view of high air pollution in the national capital. The second phase will commence on April 15.

  • Sanders wins Time’s poll of 100 most influential people

    New York: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has won Time magazine’s readers’ poll of the world’s 100 most influential people, garnering more than three times as many votes as his rival Hillary Clinton. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, tennis icon Sania Mirza and actor Priyanka Chopra are also among the probable contenders named by the magazine for its annual list.

  • YRF comes up with new short film based on ‘Ladies Room’

    Mumbai : Yash Raj Films (YRF) has come out with new web series named “Ladies Room”. It’s a story about two best friends with questionable life skills boldly going where no man has gone before – the women’s washroom. “Ladies Room” takes place in six different loos as characters Dingo and Khanna try to survive one disaster after another, and holds the singular feat of never showing any men in their entirety.

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    Curfew in Kashmir, internet services snapped after civilian deaths

    Srinagar: Curfew was on Thursday clamped again in parts of a tense Kashmir Valley amid simmering anger over the death of four civilians, killed in alleged firing and tear gas shelling by security forces in the last two days.

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    PCB hoping to end isolation by luring Windies

    Lahore: In an attempt to end the country’s seven-year hiatus as an international venue, Pakistan authorities are hoping to convince the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to play limited-overs fixtures here later this year.

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    Hepatitis C ups risk of head, neck cancers: study

    Houston: People infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) are two to five times more likely to dev lop certain head and neck cancers, a new study has warned. The findings could have significant implications for both the screening of those with the virus and the treatment of those with head and neck cancers, researchers said.