Free Press Journal
  • People who take photos of experiences enjoy more: study

    Washington: People who take photos of their experiences usually enjoy events more than those who do not click pictures, a new study suggests. “To the best of our knowledge, this research is the first extensive investigation examining how taking photos affects people’s enjoyment of their experiences,” said Kristin Diehl from University of Southern California in the US.

  • France may force rail strikers back to work

    Paris: France may order striking rail employees back to work, Transport Minister Alain Vidalies said today, hours before the Euro 2016 football championship was due to kick off. Vidalies told Europe 1 radio that the government would use “every tool available” to get fans to the match and “if we have to issue orders tomorrow (for trains to be driven), we will do so.”

  • 60 hospitalised after consuming food bought from supermarket

    Beijing: Over 60 people were hospitalised after they consumed stewed dishes sold by a supermarket in central China’s Hunan Province, officials said today. The villagers developed symptoms of vomiting, dizziness and muscle weakness after eating stewed dishes they bought from the local supermarket in Xiangtan County, the officials said.

  • Autism not just a disease of the brain: Study

    New York: Autism, which significantly impairs an individual’s ability to communicate as well as interact socially, has also been found to impact their senses, says a new study. The findings showed that at least some aspects of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — including how touch is perceived, anxiety and social abnormalities — are linked to defects in another area of the nervous system — the peripheral nerves found throughout the limbs and

  • Common viral infection could give you constipation

    New York: Offering a ray of hope for people with unexplained chronic constipation, researchers have shown a surprising link between constipation and herpes infection. Individuals with herpes have reported seemingly unrelated symptoms such as constipation and urinary retention (inability to empty the bladder), but the mechanism was not understood.

  • Took Saudis off blacklist over threat to stop funds: Ban Ki-Moon

    United Nations: The UN has temporarily removed the Saudi-led coalition in strife-torn Yemen from a blacklist for killing children due to threats from its supporters to defund programmes of the world body, Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon said. Ban said he stands by his annual report on children and armed conflict, which “describes horrors no child should have to face.”

  • No money to be granted until flood, fire affected provided relief: Lankan PM

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed treasury officials not to grant any money to purchase vehicles for ministers until the reconstruction of houses and state buildings damaged by the floods and the fire at the Salawa Army camp are completed.

  • Udta Punjab: CBFC says vulgar scenes must be cut

    Mumbai: The censor board on Friday told the Bombay High Court that some of the scenes recommended for deletion in the Hindi movie “Udta Punjab” were “very vulgar”.

  • Road mishap: Deceased MLA’s PA also succumbs to injuries

    Bhopal: The personal assistant of BJP MLA Rajendra Dadu, who was killed in a road accident last night, has also succumbed to his injuries, police said today. Dadu, the MLA from Nepanagar, was killed in an accident on Indore-Bhopal road between Ashta and Sehore towns last night.

  • Air pollution exposure may worsen lupus in kids: study

    Washington: Exposure to air pollution may trigger disease activity as well as airway inflammation in children and adolescents with lupus, a new study has warned. The study, conducted in Brazil, confirmed a direct link between an individual’s personal exposure to fine pollution particles and their Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) disease activity, researchers said.

  • Tripura Speaker starts process of verifying signature of dissident Cong MLAs

    Agartala: Tripura Assembly Speaker Ramendra Chandra Debnath has started the process for individual hearing and verification of signatures of the six dissident MLAs of opposition Congress, who had earlier announced to quit from the party and join Trinamool Congress.