Free Press Journal
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    Dawood call logs: Probe on into ‘new elements’, says Mumbai police

    Mumbai:  Days after they claimed that no calls were made or received on Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse’s phone number from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s number, the Mumbai Police today said a probe into the matter is still on as some “new elements” have emerged in the case.

  • Obesity can make your kid depressed

    New York: Do obese kids have fewer friends? According to researchers, obese kids as young as age six are likely to be introvert and show more signs of depression.

  • TN polls: Jaya, Stalin, Karuna sworn in as MLAs

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and M K Stalin were today sworn in as MLAs in the 15th Tamil Nadu Assembly, which met for its first session under pro-tem Speaker S Semmalai.

  • Air pollution may raise heart disease risk

    New York: Long-term exposure to air pollution is likely to increase the risk of heart disease, says a new study. The findings showed that air pollution accelerates the progression of atherosclerosis — the condition called hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart attacks.

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    CPI(M) strongman Pinarayi Vijayan sworn-in as Kerala CM

    Thiruvananthapuram: A CPI-M strongman, Pinarayi Vijayan, who hails from a poor toddy tapper’s family, has earned the reputation of being a hard taskmaster and an organisation man to the core and is probably the most feared politician of Kerala.

  • Optics breakthrough for better night vision

    Sydney: A team of Australian researchers has demonstrated an optics breakthrough that can revamp night vision by making infra-red technology easy-to-use and cheap. The team reported a dramatic increase in the absorption efficiency of light in a layer of semiconductor that is only a few hundred atoms thick — to almost 99 percent light absorption from the current inefficient 7.7 percent.

  • Bajrangi Dal camp row: CPI(M) questions SP govt silence

    New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday castigated the self defence camp organised by a right-wing group Bajrang Dal and questioned the silence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on the matter. It also urged President Pranab Mukherjee to take action.

  • Breastfeeding may lower ear infection risk in babies

    New York: Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection in babies, says a study.  The researchers also found that feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhoea in the first 12 months of life.

  • Strike-hit France smashes blockades as fuel runs dry

    Douchy-les-Mines (France): French police fired water cannon today to disperse scores of activists blocking a northeastern oil depot, as pumps ran dry and unions stepped up strikes in a bitter battle over labour reforms. With a fifth of petrol stations in France running low, police moved in to break a blockade at the depot in

  • Assam Cabinet decides to abolish inter-state check gates

    Guwahati: Abolition of inter-state check gates and keeping the Chief Minister’s convoy to the minimum were some of the decisions taken at the first Cabinet meeting of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP-AGP-BPF alliance government in Assam today.

  • Every child deserves a Fair Start: New campaign by UNICEF

    New Delhi: Seeking to provide equal opportunities to all children in the country, UNICEF launched today a new awareness campaign here with an impactful film offering insight into lives of the less fortunate children.

  • Two persons killed in floods in Nepal’s Bajura district

    Bajura (Nepal): At least two persons died and seven others were injured after being swept away by a flood in Nepal’s Rugin VDC of Bajura district on Wednesday. Dal Bahadur Bogati, Deputy Superintendent of Police of the District Police Office, Bajura, was quoted by the Himalayan Times, as saying that the deceased have been identified as Misil Buda Thapa aged 10 and his brother Dirgha Buda Thapa aged 6.

  • Narendra Modi

    After see-saw ride, BJP succeeds in breaking new ground 

    New Delhi: It has been a see-saw ride for the BJP since it formed an alliance government at the centre two years ago but victory in the Assam polls has helped it wrest back the political momentum it lost after deffeats in Delhi and Bihar. The victory has also helped the BJP emerge as a party with a noticeable pan-India presence while also brightening its prospects for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

  • SC to hear J&K eateries’ plea against shutdown

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on May 30 a plea by the J&K Traders and Manufacturers Federation (JKTMF) challenging the state high court’s direction asking them to give an undertaking that if food supplied by them was not fit for human consumption, their units would be liable to be sealed.