Free Press Journal
  • Chinese scientists discover new anti-HBV gene

    Beijing: A gene which can activate the body’s innate immune function and suppress replication of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) has been discovered by Chinese scientists, a finding that provides basis for effective treatment and prevention of the viral infection. The finding revealed the role that the gene plays in inhibiting the infection of pathogenic microorganisms, state-run People’s Daily reported.

  • Men are too busy to see doctors!

    New York: Rather than make appointments to see their family doctor on a regular basis, men are often more likely to make excuses for not going, and the top excuse men make is that they are too busy, results of a new survey show. The survey was conducted online within the US by Harris Poll on behalf of Orlando Health — a healthcare services in Central Florida — from April 19-21, 2016

  • Ireland abortion laws cause ‘inhuman’ treatment: UN experts

    Geneva: A woman in Ireland carrying a dying foetus was the victim of “inhuman” treatment caused by the country’s strict abortion laws, United Nations experts said
    today. The UN Human Rights Committee called on Ireland to “amend” its abortion laws and if necessary its constitution to protect patients and health workers who fear criminal punishment for even providing information about terminating a pregnancy.

  • Ashok Gajapathi Raju

    AI can’t get public money for eternity: Raju

    New Delhi: Air India’s “books are so bad” that nobody will buy it even if the government wanted to sell off the national carrier, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said today.

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    Ola Money partners with Ebay, YepMe, AskmeBazaar for easy payments

    New Delhi: Popular digital payment solution from Ola, Ola Money today announced that its partnership with leading online marketplaces eBay, YepMe and AskmeBazaar to enable its users to pay with one touch from their Ola Money wallet.

  • Pilot killed as Russian military plane crashes near Moscow

    Moscow: A Russian military pilot was killed today after his fighter jet crashed near Moscow, the defence ministry announced, with sources saying the warplane belonged to the air force’s aerobatic display team. The Su-27 aircraft did not have any weapons onboard at the time and the crash did not cause any damage on the ground, according to the defence ministry.

  • Sensex back in red, tumbles 257 pts ahead of IIP data

    Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex snapped its two-session rally today after falling 257 points to end below the 27,000-mark and in the process retreated from a 7-month high as investors booked profits in recent outperformers on caution ahead of key macroeconomic data.

  • Blood test that detects early Alzheimer’s disease developed

    New York: Researchers have developed a blood test that leverages the body’s immune response system to detect an early stage of Alzheimer’s disease – referred to as the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) stage. “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first blood test using autoantibody biomarkers that can accurately detect Alzheimer’s at an early point in the course of the disease when treatments are more likely to be beneficial,” said

  • Pak accuses India of using Pathankot attack to derail dialogue

    Islamabad: Pakistan today accused India of using the Pathankot terror attack as an “excuse” to derail the bilateral dialogue process and said that talks are the best way forward to resolve outstanding issues, including “mutual concerns” related to terrorism. Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said that peaceful neighbourhood was part of the government’s policy.

  • Missing British tourist found dead in Vietnam

    Hanoi: A British tourist, missing in Vietnam’s Lao Cai province since June 4, was found dead on Thursday, officials said. The body of Aiden Shaw Webb, 23, was found 2,800 metres above sea level, according to a report by Vietnam’s state-run news agency (VNA). Initial assessment by rescue teams showed that the British tourist had died around three days ago, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    Madras HC directs CBI to submit report on Rs 570 cr seizure

    Chennai: The Madras High Court today directed CBI to file a status report in connection with the seizure of Rs 570 crore by election officials in Tirupur district duringthe run-up to the recently concluded state Assembly elections.

  • “Representing India and winning for India is my biggest achievement”, says Shantanu

    He brought India to the world stage of dance. He walked away from the mainstream careers to chase dancing. Just as his dancing, his acting is also well esteemed in the small screen. Shantanu Maheshwari of MTV’s popular Girls On Top speaks exclusively with The Free Press Journal about dance, daily soaps and more…

  • No going back on decision to resign: DySP Anupama Shenoy

    Ballari (Karna): Surfacing several days after resigning and remaining incommunicado, a senior woman police official who was reportedly at loggerheads with the labour minister today said she would not go back on her decision.

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    Don’t believe in getting stars just for TRPs: Anil Kapoor

    Mumbai: The first season of “24”, Anil Kapoor’s successful Indian adaptation of international TV show of the same name had stars like Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher but the senior actor says he does not like to rope in big names just for TRPs.

  • Happy to see such exciting work happening on Indian TV: Aamir 

    Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan is all praise for the first look of the second instalment of the drama TV series “24” starring veteran actor Anil Kapoor. He is “happy” to see “such exciting work” on the Indian small screen.

  • Air pollution may affect mental health in kids

    London: Increased exposure to air pollution can negatively affect the brain as well as mental development of children and adolescents, finds a new study. The findings showed that air pollution increased the risk of at least one psychiatric diagnosis for children and adolescents.

  • ‘Human rights, freedom of religion deteriorating in India’

    Washington: The two years of Modi government have resulted in deterioration in human rights and religious freedom in India, according to rights activists, who called for making the issue as part of the US’ regular dialogue with India. “Progress on human rights in India will continue to falter unless the Modi administration takes better steps to ensure justice and accountability for all citizens, protect vulnerable communities, and protect the free exchange of ideas

  • DNA holds a second layer of information: study

    London: Scientists have found that a second layer of information exists on top of the genetic code in DNA, confirming a long-standing hypothesis. Researchers at Leiden Institute of Physics in The Netherlands have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are.