Free Press Journal
  • Carbon planets in early universe may have supported life

    New York: Formed in the early stages of universe, carbon planets consisting of graphite, carbides and diamonds might have been the first potentially habitable worlds, suggests a new research. “This work shows that even stars with a tiny fraction of the carbon in our solar system can host planets,” said lead author and Harvard University student Natalie Mashian.

  • Amazon will invest another $3 bn in India: Jeff Bezos

    Washington: The US-based global e-commerce major Amazon.com had pledged another $3 billion investment in India as it bets big on the $14 billion e-retail space in the country that’s projected to grow to $55 billion by 2018.

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    Insufficient sleep may up heart disease risk

    Washington: Insufficient sleep and an abnormal sleep cycle may increase the risk of developing heart disease, especially for those who work in shifts, a new study has warned. The body’s involuntary processes may malfunction in shift workers and other chronically sleep-deprived people, and may lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to researchers from Northwestern University in the US.

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    Anaesthesia Overdose During Hair Transplant Surgery Allegedly Kills Man

    According to various media reports, a surgery done at a Hair Transplant Centre, allegedly led to the death of a final year MBBS student Santosh Kumar, due to an overdose of Anaesthesia in Chennai. The salon in Nungambakkama had license only for hair cutting and hair styling and not for any surgical procedures. Santosh’s parents have demanded action against the doctor and the anaesthetist who performed the medical procedure.

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    Here`s why onions make us cry

    Washington D.C : Ever cut an onion and started tearing up? Most people do. In Reactions’ latest video, we get to the bottom of this teary phenomenon and reveal exactly what chemical mechanisms trigger it, reports ANI.

  • Just one trusted friend can help you recover from depression

    Toronto: Recovering from depression is not at all uncommon irrespective of the length of the episode and having at least one trusted friend is critical to cultivating complete mental health, new research has found. Two in five adults who have experienced major depression are able to achieve complete mental health, the findings showed.

  • Gulberg Society massacre: Quantum of sentence likely tomorrow

    Ahmedabad: A special SIT court is likely to pronounce the quantum of sentence tomorrow for the 24 convicted in the Gulberg Society massacre in which 69 persons including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafrey were killed during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

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    Separatists join hands to ‘campaign’ against Pandit townships

    Srinagar: Coming together, different Kashmiri separatist groups today came out with a “campaign” schedule to oppose setting up of separate township for Kashmiri Pandit migrants and Sainik Colonies, notwithstanding the government’s assertion that there are no such moves.

  • Female birds select sperm “super swimmers”

    London: Sperm with shorter heads and longer tails are better at fertilising bird eggs and the “specific design” of a sperm is more important than its total length to reach the egg, according to a research published today that negates the previously-held notion. According to the new research by the University of Sheffield in the UK, sperm with specific “looks” are selected to fertilise bird eggs, an advance which may produce clues to

  • No action against advocates, Madras High Court CJ tells BCTP

    Chennai: The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today said the Chief Justice of Madras High Court has assured it that no action would be taken against advocates following amendments to the Advocates Act, till a decision is taken on suggestions made by various bar associations.

  • Sri Lanka recall Maharoof for England, Ireland ODIs

    Colombo: Sri Lankan all-rounder Farveez Maharoof, who played his last international match in March 2012, has been recalled to the national squad for the upcoming ODI series against Ireland and England. The 31-year-old, who appeared in 22 Tests, 104 ODIs and seven T20 internationals for Lanka, was the leading wicket-taker in the side’s List A competition in 2015-16, taking a total of 16 wickets in five matches at an average of 6.31.

  • Venkatesh Prasad applies for India head coach’s post

    New Delhi: Former seam bowler Venkatesh Prasad has also thrown his hat into the ring by applying for the high profile head coach’s job with the Indian cricket team.”I have applied this morning,” Prasad confirmed today.Prasad, who is currently the chairman of the BCCI junior selecting committee, is keen to get back to a coaching role. He has also been India’s bowling coach in the past.

  • Anurag Kashyap trying to take ‘mileage’: Censor Board

    New Delhi: Defending the decision to make a whopping 89 cuts from the upcoming flick ‘Udta Punjab’, Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani on Wednesday asserted that he had made the cuts keeping the law and order situation of the state in mind and accused Anurag Kashyap, the co-producer, of trying to take mileage from the entire controversy to promote the film.

  • Strategic consideration behind frequent Modi-Obama meetings

    Beijing : Strategic consideration is behind the frequent meetings between US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the latter is paying his fourth trip to the US since he took office in 2014. For Obama, improving US-India ties will help consolidate his diplomatic legacy as seven months are left before he leaves office; for Modi, his visit is aimed at seeking new momentum for developing ties with Washington.

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    Ruckus in J&K upper house over Sadhvi Prachi’s statement

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council today witnessed a ruckus over the controversial statement of VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi that “it is time to make India free of Muslims”, even as the state government termed the remarks as wrong.

  • Pakistan lobbying to stop India’s NSG bid

    Islamabad: Pakistan is lobbying “effectively and pro-actively” in all member countries of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) over India’s efforts to join the 48-member exclusive club, Pakistan’s top foreign affairs advisor has said. The advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, told the Senate that Pakistan’s “efforts towards non-discriminatory approach will pay off”.