Free Press Journal
  • 2nd black box of crashed EgyptAir plane found

    Cairo: In a breakthrough, searchers today located and retrieved the second black box of the crashed EgyptAir plane a day after recovery of the cockpit voice recorder of the aircraft which plunged into the Mediterranean last month killing all 66 on board. The flight data recorder was recovered by the vessel ‘John Lethbridge’, according to a statement by the Egyptian committee that probed the crash of the Airbus A320 plane.

  • Europe refugee crisis: Charity rejects EU funds over policy

    London: One of the largest charities helping migrants across Europe said it will no longer accept funds from the European Union and its member states in protest against the “shameful response” to the refugee crisis. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has long called for the creation of safe routes into the continent and joined countless other humanitarian organisations condemning the deal made with Turkey to detain and deport asylum seekers in Greece, the

  • New device allows 3D imaging of breast with less radiation

    Washington: Researchers have developed a new mammography device that allows 3-dimensional (3D) imaging of the breast, offering better image quality than current scans and halving the radiation dose to patients.  In breast cancer screening, mammography is the gold standard. But about half of all women who follow standard screening protocol for 10 years will receive a false-positive result that will require additional screening, particularly women who have dense breast tissue, researchers said.

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    ‘Udta Punjab’ released, protests in Ludhiana

    Chandigarh: “Udta Punjab”, a drug-themed Bollywood film that was embroiled in a censorship row and multiple legal battles, was released across the country today as scheduled without any incident being reported barring protests by Shiv Sena activists in Ludhiana.

  • Overweight teens more prone to severe liver disease later

    London: Men who are overweight in late adolescence may have a significant risk factor for developing severe liver disease later in life, a new large-scale study has warned. “It is difficult to identify individuals in the general population who have an increased risk for development of cirrhosis and severe liver disease later in life,” said Hannes Hagstrom from Karolinska University in Sweden. “In order to outline effective prevention programmes, we first need to

  • Finding Dory

    Movie Review: Finding Dory – Heart-warming fishy tale

    Cast (voices): Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bill Hader, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Willem Dafoe, Sigourney Weaver, Ty Burell

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    BlackBerry partners HCL Info for enterprise solutions

    New Delhi: BlackBerry today said it has partnered with HCL Infosystems to offer businesses in India access to the Canadian firm’s enterprise solutions. “The partnership will help BlackBerry significantly expand the channel and distribution network for our enterprise software products and services in India,” Bimal Das, Joint President, Enterprise Products Distribution Business, HCL Infosystems, said.

  • Indian-origin Marine helps save lives during Orlando shooting

    New York: A former Marine of Indian-descent, who served in Afghanistan, is being hailed as a hero for helping scores of people escape from an Orlando gay club targeted by a terrorist who killed 49 people in the deadliest shooting in US history. Imran Yousuf, a 24-year-old bouncer at the Pulse nightclub, heard the gunfire break out early Sunday morning. “The initial one was three or four (shots). That was a shock. Three

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    Pregnant woman killed for ‘honour’ in Pakistan

    Lahore: In a latest spate of ‘honour killings’ in Pakistan, seven-month-pregnant women was killed by her family for marrying against their will in Gujranwala city. According to Dawn, The relatives slit the throat of Muqaddas Bibi, who was pregnant with her second child, officials said. Bibi, a resident of Butranwali near Gujranwala, married Taufiq Ahmed three years ago in defiance of her family, who considered the marriage shameful, police investigator Mohammad Arshad

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    Japan A-bomb survivors criticise Obama’s Hiroshima speech

    Tokyo: An association of Japanese atomic bomb survivors has criticised US President Barack Obama’s speech last month during a historic visit to Hiroshima, saying he failed to mention US responsibility for the bombing. Obama, as the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, paid moving tribute to victims in the western city, where the first ever atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945.

  • ‘Pak’s N-programme has increased risk of conflict with India’

    Washington: Pakistan’s “full spectrum deterrence” nuclear doctrine and increasing fissile production capability have increased the risk of a nuclear conflict with India, a Congressional report has said amid Pakistan’s efforts to drum up support for its NSG membership bid. “Islamabad’s expansion of its nuclear arsenal, development of new types of nuclear weapons, and adoption of a doctrine called ‘full spectrum deterrence’ have led some observers to express concern about an increased risk of nuclear

  • Govt taking steps to raise food processing output: Badal

    Thane: The Centre is taking steps to double production of the food processing sector, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said. “Processing of food in India is at present 10 per cent as compared to 80 per cent in others countries like the Philippines and Malaysia. We want to improve this and various measures are being taken by the ministry including giving subsidies and concessions to the aspiring industrialists,” Badal told reporters here.

  • Economy

    Max Fin shares surge over 10% on merger talks with HDFC Life

    Mumbai: Shares of Max Financial Services surged over 10 per cent today after HDFC Standard Life proposed to merge Max Life and the company with itself to create an entity with assets worth over Rs 1 lakh crore.

  • Ministry calls for grievance redressal system for athletes

    New Delhi: Unwilling to be a party in legal disputes between sportspersons, national federations and international bodies, the Sports Ministry today asked all NSFs to institute effective, transparent and fair grievance redressal systems for athletes. Stressing on the autonomy of National Sports Federations (NSFs), the Ministry said since it does not interfere in the day-to-day running of their affairs, it does not wish to be dragged to court on disputes either.

  • ‘Railways, Maha working on plan for Mumbai suburban commuters’

    Thane (Maha): The Maharashtra government and the Railway Ministry are jointly working on a plan to ease the problems faced by suburban commuters in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Union Minister Manoj Sinha said today.