Free Press Journal
  • Over 74% voter turnout recorded in WB polls till 3 PM

    Kolkata: Over 74 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise till 3 PM in the sixth and last phase of Assembly election in West Bengal today. While East Midnapore district recorded 75.19 per cent polling, 72.31 per cent votes were cast in Cooch Behar. The overall average till 3 PM was 74.15 per cent.

  • Infections may increase diabetes risk in kids

    Berlin: Viral respiratory infections during the first six months of life may be associated with an increased risk for type 1 diabetes in children, according to a new study. Researchers from Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen in Germany examined data from almost 300,000 children born between 2005 and 2007. They systematically evaluated all available data on infections with respect to the later development of type 1 diabetes. The infections were broken down according to

  • What causes appetite loss during illness

    New York: Researchers have discovered how an immune system molecule hijacks a brain circuit and reduces appetite when you are inflicted with an illness. While loss of appetite during illness is common, it contributes to reducing a patient’s strength and in cancer patients, it can even shorten lifespan. The new research points to potential targets for treating loss of appetite and restoring a patient’s strength. “Treating loss of appetite won’t cure an

  • Cosmetics may not be safe during pregnancy

    New York: Would-be-mothers please take note! Using personal care products such as soaps and lotions during pregnancy may lead to adverse reproductive effects in your newborns, warns a new study. The findings revealed a link between women who use cosmetics with higher levels of butyl paraben — commonly used preservative in cosmetics — to shorter gestational age at birth, decreased birth weight and increased odds of preterm birth.

  • Sleep remains elusive for children with ADHD

    London:  Children suffering from attention deficit disorder have greater difficulty in falling asleep, proves a new research. The findings showed that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are unable to experience deep sleep, as they usually remain more distracted. The duration of their sleep was also found to be less than other children. “Our study confirms what many parents have experienced, which is that children with ADHD take longer to fall asleep at

  • Bats’ flight technique could lead to better drones

    London: Scientists have discovered that long-eared bats are assisted in flight by their ears and body, a finding that may help develop better drones in future. Contrary to what researchers previously assumed, Christoffer Johansson Westheim and his colleagues at Lund University in Sweden show that long-eared bats are helped in flight by their large ears. The findings improve our understanding of the bats’ flying technique and could be significant for the future

  • ‘Kidney on a chip’ may lead to safer drug dosing

    Washington: Scientists have used a “kidney on a chip” device to mimic the flow of medication through human kidneys, a technique that may lead to more precise dosing of drugs, including some toxic medicines used in ICU.  Precise dosing in intensive care units (ICU) is critical, as up to two-thirds of patients in the ICU experience serious kidney injury. Medications contribute to this injury in more than 20 per cent of cases,

  • Railways dismisses reports of data leak from IRCTC website

    New Delhi: Railways today dismissed reports about the leak of email and mobile numbers from user profile data of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’s (IRCTC) e-ticketing system and said everything is safe and secure.

  • ‘Cameron won’t say sorry for calling Trump stupid, divisive’

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron will not apologize to US presidential hopeful Donald Trump for calling him “divisive, stupid, and wrong”, a spokesperson for 10 Downing Street has said. Cameron made the comments after Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the US, drawing worldwide condemnation.

  • Court Order

    HC tells Maha to implement law about probe in custodial deaths

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to strictly implement a law which requires police or jail authorities to immediately inform a judicial magistrate about custodial death in their jurisdiction in order to facilitate a probe.

  • Randeep Hooda welcomes Kajal Aggarwal on Twitter

    New Delhi: Film actress Kajal Aggarwal, who has given back-to-back Telugu hits like ‘Arya 2,’ ‘Darling,’ ‘Brindavanam,’ ‘Mr. Perfect’ and ‘Baadshah,’ has joined the micro blogging site Twitter.

  • Lankan Prez to attend Anti-Corruption Summit in London

    Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will leave for London on May 11 to attend the Anti-Corruption Summit organized by the UK Government. British Prime Minister David Cameron, who will host the landmark Anti-Corruption Summit in London on May 12, had extended an invitation to President Sirisena when the two leaders met at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting held in Malta last year, reports Lanka Page.

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    BMC Commissioner for tightening the noose on Road scam accused

    Mumbai: The BMC Commissioner today announced several new steps to recover the heavy losses incurred by the administration in the infamous Road scam, including mulling to move the Bombay High Court in the matter.

  • Life comes full circle for Big B

    Mumbai: With his film “Trishul” completing 38 years of its existence and “TE3N” ready for release, megastar Amitabh Bachchan was in awe how his past has ‘coincidentally’ collided with the present.

  • 4 get life imprisonment in Keenen, Reuben murder case

    Mumbai: Five years after Mumbai youths Keenan and Reuben were brutally murdered while trying to save their women companions from a group of hooligans harrassing them, a special court here today sentenced all the four accused in the case to life imprisonment.

  • Idea Cellular, Google tie up to provide carrier billing

    New Delhi: Indian mobile network operator Idea cellular has offered a significant breakthrough for Google in India as the telecom operator announced its carrier billing services for the customers so that they can pay for apps and content on the Google Play Store.

  • Airlines have hiked ticket cancellation charges, says Sharma

    New Delhi: An analysis has showed that there has been an increase in cancellation charges for air tickets, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said today while emphasising that airfares are not regulated by the government.