Free Press Journal
  • Football fan? You may not be at higher stroke risk

    London: Being excited for your favourite football team, rooting for them and suffering vicariously with them may not put you at higher risk of getting a stroke, suggests new research. The number of strokes that occur on days with major matches is not significantly higher than on days when no football is played, the findings showed.

  • Russia raids on Syria city kill 23 civilians: monitor

    Beirut: Russian warplanes pounded an Al-Qaeda-held city in northwestern Syria before dawn today killing 23 civilians in the heaviest strikes in months, a monitoring group said. Dozens of civilians were also wounded in the raids on Idlib, a provincial capital held by Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and its allies since March last year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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    Australia war dead repatriated from Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Half a century after they died, the bodies of 32 Australian soldiers and their dependents, many of whom were killed in the Vietnam War, were returned home from Malaysia today. In a sombre ceremony, their flag-draped coffins were loaded onto Australian airforce planes by a military guard of honour as a bugle sounded the Last Post.

  • Seven Indian fishermen apprehended by Lankan Navy

    Colombo: Seven Indian fishermen have been arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy assisted by the country’s Coast Guard for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL) and fishing in its waters. The Navy personnel arrested the seven fishermen along with an Indian fishing trawler while fishing in Sri Lankan waters northwest of Thalaimannar,reports Lanka Page.

  • Brazilian interim president’s seven-year-old son a millionaire

    Brasilia: The youngest son of Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer legally owns a business complex which is worth a little more than two million reais ($560,000). Seven-year-old Michel is the sole owner of two large commercial offices in a fancy neighbourhood in Sao Paulo, and Temer’s business office is located at one of the sites, Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

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    ‘Shahenshah’ and ‘Shehzada’ culture prevalent only Congress: BJP to Sonia

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit back at the Congress party over its chief Sonia Gandhi referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a ‘shahenshah’ (emperor), while defending allegations against her son-in-law Robert Vadra, saying that ‘dynastic politics’ is a hallmark of the grand old party and not the BJP’s.

  • Scandal-hit Volkswagen sees profits fall in 1st quarter

    Frankfurt: German automaker Volkswagen saw net profit fall 19 per cent in the first three months of the year as it struggled to deal with a costly scandal over cars equipped to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

  • ‘Premature babies likely to be single, unemployed as adults’

    Toronto: People born prematurely at low-birth weights are more likely to be unemployed, single and suffer from chronic health conditions, researchers including one of Indian-origin have claimed. Saroj Saigal and colleagues from McMaster University in Canada compared the functioning of adults (ages 29 to 36) who were extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) with adults who were born at normal weight at term.

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    Swamy asks ED to expedite probe against Vadra

    Beijing: BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to speed up the inquiry against Robert Vadra over allegations that he has acquired a “benami” property in London.

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    SC pulls up AICTE for not adhering to court-mandated schedule

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday slammed the AICTE for not adhering to the schedule for granting recognition to institutions and not intimating this to the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University in Uttar Pradesh, thereby endangering the prospects of students.

  • Freed pilot Savchenko sworn in as Ukrainian lawmaker

    Moscow: Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who spent two years in Russian custody before she was released last week, was sworn in as a lawmaker in the national parliament today. Savchenko was elected a lawmaker in 2014 while she was in custody. She told fellow lawmakers in the Rada, the parliament in Kiev, that she would it make her priority to fight for the release of other Ukrainians held in Russia. Ukraine describes them

  • YU Yunicorn launched for Rs12,999 in India 

    New Delhi: After the success of series of smartphones launched last year, the Micromax sub-brand YU on Tuesday launched its flagship device Yunicorn with “Android on steroids” operating system in India.

  • NASA spots giant coronal hole on Sun

    Washington: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has spotted a giant dark area on the upper half of the Sun known as a coronal hole. Coronal holes are areas on the Sun where the solar magnetic field extends up and out into interplanetary space, sending solar material speeding out in a high-speed stream of solar wind. Scientists study these fast solar wind streams because they sometimes interact with Earth’s magnetic field, creating what is

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    Tribal girl sold for Rs 1.50 lakh, two arrested

    Bundi (Raj): A 19-year-old tribal girl was rescued by police after she was allegedly sold for Rs 1.50 lakh to a man in Baran district. Anti-Trafficking Cell has arrested two persons in this connection.

  • Google Search reveals impact of chickenpox shots

    New York: A sharp drop in Google searches on chickenpox has revealed that immunisation efforts to get rid of the common childhood disease have worked well in several countries. To understand this, a team from University of Michigan (U-M) analysed thousands of Google searches for “chickenpox.”

  • How the body turns a toxin into nutrient

    New York: A pinch of poison is good for a body, at least if it is heme, and researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have now found how the body turns this toxin into a nutrient know for its role at the core of hemoglobin, the component of red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen.