Free Press Journal
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    Rajan’s exit will not cause panic reaction: CII    

    Bengaluru: Dismissing doomsday theories, industry body CII today said the exit of RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan will not cause a panic reaction as the Indian economy is very strong and robust.

  • Bhujbal, Sameer get bail in Maharashtra Sadan case

    Mumbai: A special ACB court here today granted bail to former Maharashtra minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and his nephew Sameer in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan case, but they will not be walking out of jail due to another pending case.

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    Govt to withdraw UPA drug regulatory bill, come up with new

    New Delhi: The government today decided to withdraw a UPA bill from Parliament aimed at strengthening the drug regulatory system and replace it with a new measure keeping in mind advancements made in various fields including stem cell research and clinical trails that would be in step with the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

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    Hurt Anju Bobby George resigns as Kerala Sports Council Prez

    Thiruvananthapuram: Hurt by allegations of corruption levelled against her by state Sports Minister E P Jayarajan, India’s lone athletics World Championship medal
    winner Anju Bobby George today resigned as President of the Kerala Sports Council. Announcing her decision to quit, the celebrated long-jumper said it was not proper to continue in the post after “allegations” and “misunderstandings” cropped up against her.

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    Priyanka hits back at trolls with ‘pit-stopping’ image

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra has shared a new picture of herself flaunting her armpits, in reply to trolls which claimed they were “too perfect” in her latest photoshoot for a lifestyle magazine.

  • Jaitley springs to CEA’s defence

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today dismissed Subramanian Swamy’s attack on Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian and strongly defended him saying the government has full confidence in him and his advice is of “great value” to it.

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    Obama to sign toxic chemical rules; 1st overhaul in 40 years

    Washington: President Barack Obama will sign into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years while hailing a rare moment of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats. Lawmakers from both parties planned to join Obama today for the ceremony, along with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, environmental advocates and industry groups that backed the legislation.

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    India won’t be discussed at NSG meet: China

    Beijing: On the eve of NSG’s plenary in Seoul, China said on Wednesday that India’s entry into the bloc was not on the agenda as New Delhi was not a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). “The meeting is only to deliberate on the entry application of countries that are state parties to the NPT,” the foreign ministry said. “As for the entry of non-NPT countries, the group has never put that

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    Malaysia may amend death penalty: minister

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia may amend the death sentence mandatory for 12 criminal offences after government-backed studies showed that the capital punishment had not led to the desired effects. “There are positive signs in Malaysia and a steady momentum towards possible change in the death penalty legislation,” Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department  Nancy Shukri told the World Congress Against The Death Penalty in Oslo recently.

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    First ‘wind nebula’ around rare magnetar discovered

    Washington: Scientists have for the first time discovered a wind nebula – a vast cloud of high-energy particles around a rare ultra-magnetic neutron star known as
    magnetar. The findings offer a unique window into the properties, environment and outburst history of magnetars, which are the strongest magnets in the universe.

  • Kashmir by-poll turnout low, but voting remains peaceful

    Anantnag: Polling remained peaceful on Wednesday amid a low turnout of voters in Anantnag assembly constituency of Jammu and Kashmir where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is contesting a crucial electoral battle amid boycott call by separatist groups and militant outfits.

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    Diabetes drug could cure Alzheimer’s disease: Study

    London: Alzheimer’s Disease and Type-2 diabetes are so closely related that drugs currently used to control glucose levels in diabetes may also alleviate the symptoms and progression of the most common form of dementia, says a pioneering new study. “This study provides a new therapeutic angle into Alzheimer’s disease and we now think that some of the compounds that are used for obesity and diabetic deregulation might potentially be beneficial for Alzheimer’s

  • Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

    Trump’s image slips while Clinton’s remains steady: Gallup

    Washington: Americans’ views of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump have drifted slightly more negative over the past month and a half, while his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton’s image remains steady, according to a Gallup poll. Trump’s net favourable rating slipped to -33 for mid-June, from -28 in the first week of May, according to the poll released on Tuesday.

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    HC orders Asaram’s examination by medical board on bail plea

    Jodhpur: The Rajasthan High Court has directed that a medical board be constituted for examining self-styled god-man Asaram who is in jail since August 2013 in a rape case after he sought interim bail on health grounds.

  • ‘Girls more likely to get away with misbehaving than boys’

    Washington: Girls are more likely than boys to get away with misbehaving in the classroom, according to a new study which found that behavioural problems in early
    childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for males than females. “When I compared 4- and 5-year-old boys and girls who had the same levels of behaviour problems – including difficulty sustaining attention, regulating emotions, delaying gratification, and forming positive

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    US support for India’s NSG bid part of greater design: Pak NSA

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua has alleged that America’s efforts to include India in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was part of
    a “greater design” to contain China and prevent the resurgence of Russia. “It’s a greater design,” Janjua said at a seminar on ‘Pakistan’s case for NSA membership’ yesterday. Janjua said the current move by the US to induct India into the 48-nation exclusive nuclear club should be

  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy

    Swamy’s remarks are completely his personal opinion: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today said it does not agree with its Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy’s criticism of Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian and termed it as “completely his personal opinion”.

  • Idea launches ‘Internet for All’ initiative

    New Delhi: To connect millions of non-internet users, telecom operator Idea Cellular on Wednesday announced an “Internet For All” initiative that empowers Idea prepaid customers and retailers to gift free 100MB data for a month to non-internet users.

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    Vitamin A, high-fibre diet keeps food allergies at bay

    Sydney:  Consuming high-fibre diet consisting of a bowl of bran and some dried apricots in the morning and intake of Vitamin A can help reduce food allergies, finds a new study. The findings showed that mice allergic to peanuts were protected against the allergy when fed on a high-fibre diet. Food products rich in fibre reshapes the gut and colon microbiota and helps to fight against food allergies, said the study, led