Free Press Journal
  • Human limbs may have evolved from shark gills: study

    London: Human limbs may have evolved from the gills of fishes such as sharks and skates, according to new study that provides evidence to support the century-old but widely discounted theory on the origin of limbs.

  • France to extend state of emergency until July

    Paris: France seeks to extend the state of emergency that has been in place since the Paris attacks to cover the period of the Euro 2016 football championship and the Tour de France.  French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Euro 2016, hosted by France from June 10, was a security priority, The Guardian reported. “Faced with an event this big… which must take place in conditions of security and which at the same

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    Jaitley defends appeal in Vodafone tax case

    New York: Defending move to appeal against the Bombay High Court verdict in the Rs 8,500-crore Vodafone transfer pricing case, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the case had nothing to do with retrospective tax issue and no company is immune from paying taxes.

  • What is Simhastha MahaParv Kumbh all about?

    “Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv” is one of the four “Kumbh Melas” celebrated as largest spiritual gatherings in India. Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv is celebrated by taking holy dip on the banks of river Kshipra in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. The Mahaparv will be observed from April 22 to May 20.

  • Talk to your kids at dinner time and keep them fit

    New York: Children who have their dinner along with other family members are generally fit and eating meals together can also help kids cut the risk of developing eating disorders or weight problems later in life, say researchers.

  • Brazil’s Supreme Court to rule on Lula appointment

    Brasila: Brazil’s Supreme Court was due to rule today on whether former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can take up his post as chief advisor to embattled President Dilma Rousseff. The top panel’s decision is expected just days after lawmakers overwhelmingly authorized impeachment proceedings against Rousseff, plunging Brazil into deep political crisis.

  • Rajan goes on back foot on ‘one-eye king’ comment

    Pune: After coming under attack from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his “one-eyed king” comment on India’s growth rate, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday seemed to offer the peace pipe to the Centre saying that the country’s current growth rate reflects the hard work of the government.

  • Israeli forces destroy home of Palestinian attacker

    Qalandia: Israeli forces destroyed the home of a Palestinian assailant who stabbed a woman to death in January before being shot dead by a security guard, the army said today. The demolition provoked clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinians at the Qalandia refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian media reported.

  • Thyrocare Technologies IPO to open on 27 April, 2016

    Thyrocare Technologies Limited: Bid/Offer to open on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and to close on Friday, April 29, 2016. Price Band fixed from Rs. 420 to Rs. 446 per Equity Share.

  • Beware! Loneliness can lead to stroke

    New York: Many of us feel lonely at certain times but loneliness and social isolation for a longer period of time may lead to increased risk of stroke or heart disease, find researchers.

  • Kuwait to restore full oil output in 3 days after strike ends

    Kuwait City: Kuwait’s state oil firm said today that it expects to restore full production within three days after staff ended a strike in a surprise about-turn that triggered a renewed slide in world prices.

  • Why astronauts get awestruck viewing Earth from space

    New York: What if you can watch the Earth — its blue-and-white marbling stark against a black interstellar backdrop — from space? The experience will sure evoke an intense awe like it happens with astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

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    Oral bacteria may help spot pancreatic cancer

    New York: The presence of certain bacteria in the mouth is likely to identify the risk for pancreatic cancer and enable earlier and precise treatment in patients, finds new research.

  • Anushka Sharma’s ‘Phillauri’ begins shooting

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma’s next production venture “Phillauri” has gone on floors. The movie stars Anushka, Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh and “Life Of Pie” star Suraj Sharma.

  • Air pollution reduces in east China, moves to west

    Beijing: Air pollution has reduced in east China in the first quarter of this year as compared to the same period during the previous year, but is now moving towards the west of the country, according to a Greenpeace report on Wednesday. In the first few months, “significant improvements” were recorded in average air quality of 362 cities surveyed by Greenpeace, especially in eastern China where major cities, including Beijing and Shanghai

  • Breast cancer gene mutation may affect fertility

    Melbourne: Women who carry a gene mutation linked to breast cancer risk may also have lower number of eggs in their ovaries, according to a new study. In the first large study looking at BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic mutations and levels of anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in women who carry the mutated genes, researchers found that carrying the BRCA1 mutation was linked to AMH concentrations that were about 25 per cent lower than those

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    Sena mocks at BJP on its defeat in Maharashtra local polls

    Mumbai: Days after BJP was trounced in the crucial Nagar Panchayat and Zilla Parishad polls, Shiv Sena today took potshots at its ruling ally in Maharashtra saying the party’s fight for existence in these bodies indicated that people were not benefiting from their governance.