Free Press Journal
  • Raina returns as Lions hope to roar against Russell-less KKR

    Kanpur: Skipper Suresh Raina’s return could not have been better-timed as Gujarat Lions, jolted by the tournament’s biggest ever defeat, seek to revive their campaign when they face off with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow.

  • Malaysia imposes travel ban on critics, dissidents

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia is barring for three years travel abroad by its citizens who criticise or ridicule the government to “safeguard the country’s image”, officials said Wednesday. “Anyone who runs down the government or ‘memburukkan kerajaan’ in any manner, will be barred from going abroad,” the immigration department told the Star daily.

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    Deep depression expected to intensify into cyclonic storm

    Chennai: With parts of Tamil Nadu receiving rains for the third day today, the Met department said the deep depression in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 48 hours, bringing heavy rains in north coastal areas of the state and Puducherry.

  • Nazwaz Sharif paid no wealth tax in seven years

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid Rs.9.77 million in wealth tax from 1993 to the end of his “forced exile” in November 2007, but has not paid any wealth tax over the past seven years. A document detailing tax payments by Sharif, submitted by him to the National Assembly, showed the wealth tax column as blank from 2009 to 2016. It also did not mention the taxes paid in the fiscal year

  • Australian swim coach barred from Rio Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: An Australian swimming coach accused of child abuse has been barred from participating at this year’s Olympic Games, according to a media report.

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    Ryan International student, a victim of hit-and-run case, no more

    Gurgaon: A class three student of the Ryan International School, who was allegedly hit by a van after being dropped on the wrong side of the road by a school bus on May 9, succumbed to her injuries at the Medanta hospital here today.

  • 2 bombs kill policeman, injure 19 in Peshawar

    Peshawar: Two back-to-back blasts targeting a security vehicle killed a policeman and wounded 19 people today in this restive northwestern Pakistani city. The blasts occurred in Mathra area with first an improvised explosive device (IED) exploding when a police vehicle was passing from the area. Soon after the first blast, police arrived at the scene and was trying to cordon off the area when another explosion shook the area.

  • Here’s how shift work messes with your head

    Washington D.C: Not everyone has a work schedule that resembles the traditional nine-to-five day and now, a recent study has revealed how a shift job can affect your cognitive functions. The research from Uppsala University and Malmö University shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment. However, those who had quit shift work more

  • India successfully test fires Prithvi-II missile

    Chandipur (Odisha): India successfully test fired its indigenously developed Prithvi-II missile from Chandipur, off Odisha coast today.

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    Sunny Leone’s Facebook family now has 18m members

    New Delhi: With 18 million followers on Facebook, Bollywood’s hottie Sunny Leone has joined the list of celebrities who have a huge fan base on the social media.

  • Here’s how giraffe got its long neck

    Washington D.C:  A team of researchers has discovered new insights into what is behind the most iconic feature of the world’s tallest land animal, the giraffe. For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced, revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe’s exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking

  • Eating past 8 p.m. won’t make your kids fat

    Washington D.C: It’s a long held belief among dieters that eating after 8 p.m. can lead to a greater weight gain, but now, a team of researchers has reported finding no such link. Researchers at King’s College London researchers examined the eating habits of 1,620 children, 768 children aged 4-10 years and 852 children aged 11-18 years, using data from the UK’s National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme collected between 2008

  • Location data can reveal Twitter users’ homes, workplaces

    New York: Have you activated Twitter’s location-reporting feature as you post, tag or comment on the micro-blogging site? These location stamps on just eight Twitter posts a day can reveal your home or workplace address to even low-tech snoopers.

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    Kim Kardashian accused of being secret agent by Iran officials

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian is accused of being a secret agent by officials in Iran. According to the officials, the 35-year-old “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star is attempting to purposefully corrupt Iranian women by posting provocative selfies and snapshots, reported US magazine.

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    No change in ‘Mohenjo Daro’ release date

    New Delhi: Putting all rumours to rest, director Ashutosh Gowariker has confirmed that there is no change in the release date of Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming flick ‘Mohenjo Daro’. It will hit the theatres on August 12, as scheduled earlier.

  • Why fasting doesn’t trigger gut inflammation

    New York: A genetic switch that is turned on in the brain during fasting helps halt the spread of intestinal bacteria into the bloodstream, says a new study. The study shows a molecular pathway by which the brain communicates with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract to prevent unnecessary activation of the immune system during fasting by strengthening the barrier against gut microbes.