Free Press Journal
  • Shift work could lead to more severe strokes

    New York: Punching in for graveyard or rotating shifts can disrupt the body clock and put you at increased risk of severe ischemic strokes, which occur when blood flow is cut off to part of the brain, warns a study. “This research has clear implications for shift workers with odd schedules, but probably extends to many of us who keep schedules that differ greatly from day-to-day, especially from weekdays to weekends,” said

  • Ohio official: No decision yet on charges in gorilla case

    Cincinnati (US): No decision has been made yet on whether charges will be brought against the parents of a 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, causing an animal response team to shoot and kill the primate, authorities said. Cincinnati city spokesman Rocky Merz said yesterday no determination has been made on possible charges nor has anything related to the case been released by city or county departments.

  • Graft case: Khaleda Zia appears before Dhaka court for self defence

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia today appeared before a Dhaka court this morning to place her self-defence statement in connection with the Zia Charitable Trust graft case. She appeared before the special judge court-3 set up at Bakshibazar of Dhaka, reports the Daily Star.

  • Watch Sonakshi Sinha’s introduction in and as ‘Noor’

    Earlier we had reported that Sonakshi Sinha would soon be seen essaying the role of a Pakistani journalist in the film Noor, which is based on the novel ‘Karachi You’re Killing Me’. Yesterday we revealed Sonakshi’s two varied looks from the film. Well now the makers of the film have released a video which introduces Sonakshi Sinha’s character in the film.

  • ‘Kahaani 2’ was meant to happen with me and Sujoy: Vidya Balan

    New Delhi: Their brief fall-out after “Kahaani” put a question on the future of the sequel but Vidya Balan and Sujoy Ghosh reunited for part two and the actress says the movie was probably destined to happen with them.

  • Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class launched at Rs 50.7 lakh

    Mercedes-Benz has launched the GLC-Class SUV in the country today. The GLC220 (diesel) is priced at Rs 50.7 lakh, whereas the GLC300 (petrol) is priced higher at Rs 50.9 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Pune). The SUV was first showcased at the Delhi Auto Expo and is a part of Mercedes’ plan to launch 12 products in 2016. We’ve already driven the GLC in beautiful Coorg; check this link here for

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    I take criticism as an incentive: Amitabh Bachchan

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan has had his share of detractors in his long cinematic career but the megastar says rather than shying away from criticism, he uses it to improve further.

  • Anjali Damania

    Khadse Dawood link row: Anjali Damania threatens protests

    Mumbai: Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member and activist Anjali Damania on Thursday threatened to go on a hunger strike if the Maharashtra Government does not initiate action against Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, presently embroiled in three controversies, and demanded the setting up of a fast-track court to deal with the cases against him.

  • Justice Shah, retired police chief Roy on Pro Kabaddi panel

    Mumbai: BCCI’s Ombudsman Justice (retired) A P Shah and former Maharashtra Director General of Police A N Roy have been appointed to the newly formed five-member Pro Kabaddi Ethics and Governance Committee ahead of its fourth season.

  • Modi’s US visit: Consolidating & celebrating a relationship

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to the US next week is seen here as consolidating and celebrating the India-US relationship that has undergone a transformation since 2000 under three presidents.

  • Smoking weed ups risk of tooth loss

    New York: Smoking marijuana for a long time can put you at increased risk of gum diseases that can lead to tooth loss, says a study that found no other serious adverse physical effects of pot-smoking. The study tracked nearly 1,000 New Zealanders from birth to age 38.

  • South Korea uses technology to help pregnant women get seats

    Busan (South Korea): Before they show a baby bump, what some pregnant women in South Korea can expect when expecting is accusing glares when they take subway seats meant for pregnant, disabled or elderly passengers.

  • Uprooted education a tattered dream in Bihar’s Kosi river belt?

    Supaul (Bihar): They battle severe heat and cold as they try to focus on studies. And life seems bleak as the children of villages around the Kosi river belt in this north Bihar district sit on the damp floors of their ramshackle schools that resemble rickety shacks.

  • Ultrasound used to check chocolate quality

    London: Researchers have developed a new and quicker method to check the quality of chocolate using ultrasound, which could save the industry a lot of money. Producing a divinely delicious bar of chocolate that has a beautiful gloss, makes that wonderful sound when you break it, melts in your mouth, and maintains all these qualities throughout its entire shelf life, is not easy, researchers said.

  • Twitter restores Putin’s parody account

    London: After facing much criticism for temporarily suspending the parody accounts of famous politicians, including President Vladimir Putin in Russia, micro-blogging website Twitter has reinstated all the accounts, a media report said.

  • Industry body backs second term for Rajan

    Osaka (Japan): As Raghuram Rajan continues facing heat from some sections of BJP, leading industry body CII today backed a second term for RBI Governor, saying he has done a great job for the country and personal attacks on him are “demeaning”.

  • In a first, hydrogen signal detected from galaxy far, far away

    Washington D.C : An international team of astronomers smashed cosmic records to see hydrogen in a galaxy more than five billion light years away. Using the Very Large Array of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in the US, the team observed radio emission from hydrogen in a distant galaxy and found that it would have contained billions of young, massive stars surrounded by clouds of hydrogen gas.

  • Flu during pregnancy may affect baby’s brain development

    New York: Even mild viral attacks such as the flu, which generally does not require a mother to visit the doctor, might affect the development of a baby’s brain, new research suggests. “In the first trimester of pregnancy, if the mom gets an infection such as the flu, the risk of the baby developing schizophrenia 15 years later is increased by approximately threefold,” said study senior author Alexandre Bonnin, Assistant Professor at