Free Press Journal
  • Rousseff’s impeachment to go ahead: Brazil house speaker

    Brasilia: The impeachment of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff looked set to go ahead today, after the interim speaker of the lower house said he had reversed his earlier annulment. In the latest twist to the country’s spirling political crisis, local media said Waldir Maranhao had “reversed the decision” to cancel the April vote by lawmakers that had first begun the process. His move clears the way for Rousseff’s impeachment, after Senate president Renan

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    Only 2 pc water remains in Marathwada dams, 15 pc in Maha

    Mumbai:In more bad news for the drought-hit Marathwada, only two per cent water is left in dams in the parched region, while 15 per cent is left in the state, a meeting of Maharashtra Cabinet was informed here today.

  • Brussels attack victim discharged from hospital

    Mumbai: Nidhi Chaphekar, a Jet Airways crew member who was injured in the Brussels airport bombings, has been discharged from a hospital here. Nidhi (42) was discharged from the Breach Candy hospital in south Mumbai yesterday. She has made significant recovery and has been asked to take rest, a Jet Airways official said today.

  • Iran to sue US over court seizure of USD 2 bn in frozen funds

    Tehran: Iran is preparing international legal action to recover nearly USD 2 billion that the US Supreme Court has ordered be paid as compensation to American victims of terror attacks, President Hassan Rouhani said today. “We will soon take the case of the USD 2 billion to the international court,” Rouhani said in a televised speech. “We will not allow the United States to swallow this money so easily,” the president said to

  • Scientists produce jet fuel in ‘one pot’ recipe

    New York: Researchers including one of Indian origin from the US Department of Energy’s Berkeley Lab have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a “one-pot” method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pre-treated plant material. The Escherichia coli (E coli) is able to tolerate the liquid salt used to break apart plant biomass into sugary polymers. Developing ionic-liquid-tolerant bacteria eliminates the need to wash away the residual ionic liquid.

  • Former Pak PM’s son recovered from Afghanistan after three years

    Islamabad: Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has been recovered from Afghanistan’s Ghazni province in a joint operation conducted by the Afghan and the US forces. Gilani’s recovery was first announced by Pakistan Peoples Party(PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and later confirmed from the Foreign Office, reports Dawn.

  • Don’t make important decisions on empty stomach

    London: Decisions are best taken when you are full. Researchers have found that the hormone ghrelin — that is released before meals and is known to increase the appetite — has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control. “For the first time, we have been able to show that increasing ghrelin levels that are seen prior to meals or during fasting, causes the brain to act impulsively and also

  • Sammy excited to lead Zouks again in CPL

    St. Lucia: West Indies T20 skipper Darren Sammy has welcomed the return of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to his native place St. Lucia, saying he is really excited to lead the Zouks which has a perfect blend of youth and experience towards the title glory.

  • Sugary drinks in pregnancy can make infants fat

    Toronto :Consumption of soft drinks by to-be-mothers may lead to an increased risk of high body mass index (BMI) leading to being overweight in infants.The findings indicated that daily consumption of artificially sweetened beverages, compared with no consumption of such beverages, was associated with an increase in infant BMI and a two-fold increased risk of an infant being overweight at age one.

  • Fitness app HealthifyMe raises $6 mn in funding

    Bengaluru: App-based health and fitness startup HealthifyMe on Tuesday announced receiving $6 million Series A funding from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital and Blume Ventures.

  • We’re a medal contender if everything falls in place: Oltmans

    New Delhi: Going by its past performances, not many would fancy Indian men’s hockey team’s chances in the upcoming Olympics, but chief coach Roelant Oltmans says a medal finish in Rio is very much achievable if “everything falls in the right place at the right time”.

  • Facebook ‘Reaction’ buttons hardly used

    Washington: Facebook’s ‘Reaction’ buttons, which the social networking site introduced earlier this year, have failed to engage users as much as anticipated, a new study has found. Since the end of February this year, Facebook users have the possibility to express their feelings in five other ways than just with a ‘Like’. Researchers at Quintly, a US-based company, analysed 130,000 posts to know how Facebook users interacted after the official launch of the

  • U’Khand development not a setback: Gadkari

    Thiruvananthapuram: Hours after Congress won the trial of strength in the Uttarakhand Assembly, Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said BJP would “co-operate” and did not consider the development as a setback to the party.

  • Junk food as harmful to kidney as diabetes

    London: Eating junk foods such as burgers, fries, biscuits and fizzy drinks may cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, a new study has warned. Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity and the number of cases are rising worldwide at an alarming rate. In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin or does not react to it.

  • Donald Trump drives the conversation

    Washington: First he drove the economists into a tizzy by suggesting he would be open to renegotiating US public debt; then Donald Trump said the US would never default on its debt as it can “print” money. And as the pundits were shaking their heads over how the self-styled “king of debt’s” talk of US default could send the global economy spinning, he suggested the wealthiest Americans were likely to pay more

  • Bihar teenager’s murder accused Rocky confesses to crime

    Patna Rocky Yadav, accused in the murder of teenager Aditya Sachdeva, has confessed to his crime, police said on Tuesday. With Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asserting that no one will be spared in the case, the police promised to file a chargesheet within a month.

  • RS sees thin attendance during Ukhand trust vote

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha today witnessed thin attendance in the morning hours when Uttarakhand Assembly was meeting for the crucial floor test to determine the fate of Harish Rawat government, which was ousted after the Union Cabinet had brought the state under Central rule in March.