Free Press Journal
  • Medical error third leading cause of death in US: Experts

    New York: Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer, experts have said. While accurate data on deaths associated with medical error is lacking, recent estimates suggest a range of 210,000 to 400,000 deaths a year among hospital patients in the US. Using studies from 1999 onwards – and extrapolating to the total number of US hospital admissions in 2013 – the researchers

  • Rape case

    Another Dalit student gangraped in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: A 19-year-old Dalit nursing student was allegedly gangraped in Varkala, days after the rape and brutal murder of a law students in Kerala’s Ernakulam district that sparked protests by students and rights activits.

  • Volcanoes erupted under ice sheet on ancient Mars

    Washington: Volcanoes erupted beneath an ice sheet on Mars billions of years ago, according to new research that indicates an environment combining heat and moisture, which could have been favourable for microbial life. New evidence from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter suggests there was extensive ice on ancient Mars, researchers said. Sheridan Ackiss from Purdue University in the US and colleagues used the orbiter’s mineral-mapping spectrometer to study surface composition in an oddly

  • Law student rape: Police baton-charge protesting LDYF activists

    Perumbavoor (Kerala): The Left Democratic Youth Federation (LDYF) activists were baton-charged by the police outside the Kerala Secretariat on Wednesday during their protest over the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit law student in Ernakulam district.

  • Rasika Dugal very excited about Malayalam debut

    Chennai: Known for her work in path-breaking films such as “Kshay” and “Qissa”, actress Rasika Dugal is stoked about the release of forthcoming Malayalam actioner “Kammati Paadam” in which she has worked with Dulquer Salmaan.

  • Virat Kohli to host dinner to empower youth, children

    Mumbai: Virat Kohli Foundation has joined hands with Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, to support the cause of empowerment of underprivileged children and youth.

  • Social activities lower depression in elderly

    London: Older adults suffering with dementia who indulged in a high-intensity functional exercise programme and group activity showed reduced levels of depressive symptoms, a new study has found. “Unfortunately, depression is common among older people, especially in people with dementia,” said led author Gustaf Bostrom, doctoral student at the Umea University’s Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation in Sweden. The team investigated whether 45 minutes of high-intensity exercise, every other weekday for

  • Water scarcity to cost growth, spark conflict, migration: WB

    Washington: The World Bank has warned that water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could impact growth, spur migration and spark conflict across the globe including in India where several regions are facing water deficit.

  • Want UNSC reform to reflect ‘aspirations of all’: Pakistan

    Lahore: Pakistan envoy to United Nations Maleeha Lodhi said that reform of the 15-member UN Security Council should only be based on democratic principles underscoring the objective of expansion should be to respond to concerns and “aspirations of all, not just a few”. According to Dawn, speaking at an inter-government negotiations Lodhi took a shot at India’s logic and its allies saying that the G4 formula of adding more permanent seats reflected

  • Trump becomes presumptive Republican nominee, Cruz quits

    Indianapolis: Donald Trump today became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after a sweeping win in Indiana that forced his nearest rival Ted Cruz to quit the race and the controversial billionaire was poised to clash with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in November. Clinton, however, suffered an upset defeat at the hands of Bernie Sanders in Indiana but the outcome was unlikely to slow the 68-year-old former secretary of state’s march to the

  • Sanders surprises Clinton in Indiana

    Washington: Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders picked up a key win in Tuesday night’s Indiana state primary and is confident he can keep winning in the upcoming contests in West Virginia, Kentucky and Oregon. The Vermont senator led the Indiana polls with 53 percent against party front-runner Hillary Clinton who had 48 percent of the total votes, Politico reported. Less than a half hour after results began pouring in, Sanders rallied supporters in

  • 73% Indian employees expect promotion in next 12 months: study

    New Delhi: More employees in India are satisfied with their working conditions compared to their peers in Asia-Pacific and a significant majority of workforce in the country expects a promotion in the next 12 months, says a study.

  • Gambhir fined 15 per cent of his match fee for IPL Code of Conduct breach

    Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir was fined for “abusing ground equipment”, while Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli was penalised for a second time for maintaining a slow over-rate during the two sides’ IPL match here.

  • Vijay Mallya

    RS Ethics Committee recommends expulsion of Mallya

    New Delhi: The Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha today recommended the expulsion of beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya. “The committee was of the firm view that taking into consideration the gravity of the misconduct, a sanction not less than termination of membership from the House is warranted under the circumstances,” the Committee on Ethics said in its 10th report tabled in the Upper House by its Chairman Karan Singh today.

  • BCCI confirms India’s tour of Zimbabwe

    New Delhi: The BCCI today confirmed the Indian cricket team’s tour of Zimbabwe next month for a three-match ODI series and three T20 Internationals.

  • Rising Pune Supergiants

    Struggling Pune Supergiants next in line for Daredevils

    New Delhi: A supremely confident Delhi Daredevils return to their den and have a struggling and injury-ravaged Rising Pune Supergiants in their firing line up  next in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow.

  • I just played my natural game, says Rishabh Pant

    Rajkot: Delhi Daredevils batsman Rishabh Pant, who made his maiden IPL half century against Gujarat Lions in his first match as an opener, said he just looked to play his natural game.

  • growth

    India’s private sector activity growth softens in April

    New Delhi: Private sector activity in the country eased in April amid slower expansion in new business inflows in services sector while order books at manufacturers also broadly stagnated, adding to the clamour for further interest rate cuts by Reserve Bank.