Free Press Journal
  • E-P-Jayarajan

    Kerala sports minister targets gold in 2024 Olympics

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala wants one of its athletes to win a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics. “Sports has to become a mass event. Our target is to set the stage for a gold medal in the 2024 Olympics,” Sports Minister E.P. Jayarajan said on Thursday. Jayarajan said this while addressing a mass run to coincide with the International Olympic day celebrations here.

  • Mary-Kom

    Heartbreak for boxing fans as Mary Kom denied Rio ticket

    New Delhi: It may come as a major heartbreak for country’s star pugilist Mary Kom and her fans; the International Olympic Committee has denied wild card entry to the five times world champion for the Rio Olympics Games. Amateur International Boxing Association-appointed ad-hoc committee chairman, Kishan Narsi, confirmed this news.

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    AAP demands action against LG in MM Khan case

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party today alleged that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s role in NDMC official MM Khan case was “suspicious” and demanded that action be taken against him.

  • BCCI-Anurag-Thakur

    BCCI likely to announce next coach today

    Dharamsala: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to announce the next coach today. “Our attempt is to ensure that the announcement is made Thursday on the third day of the annual conclave in Dharamsala. We expect to make an announcement in this regard by this evening,” BCCI president Anurag Thakur told the media here.

  • rape

    Bihar: Girl gang-raped in Motihari, battles for life

    Motihari (Bihar): A girl was allegedly gang-raped by five men in Motihari district of Bihar after she lodged a formal protest against the molestation attempt on part of one of the accused.

  • Unique FM radion station functioning in Odisha village

    Koraput (Odisha): Set up with an aim to focus on rural developmental issues and provide a forum to villagers to air their concerns, Dhimsa FM radio station situated at Chhapar village of Umri Panchayat in Odisha’s Koraput district is something unique.

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    PM Modi arrives in Tashkent to kick off SCO summit

    Tashkent: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, arrived in Uzbekistan capital Tashkent on Thursday afternoon.

  • Mosquito

    Itchy inflammation of mosquito bites helps viruses replicate

    London: Mosquito bite sites are not just itchy, irritating nuisances, they also help viruses such as Zika or dengue establish an infection and spread around the body more quickly, increasing the likelihood of severe illness, a new study has found. The study, led by the University of Leeds in the UK, found that inflammation where the insect has bitten makes viral infections spread by the insects far worse.

  • R. Madhavan

    Madras High Court issues notice to R Madhavan over an encroachment case

    Besides being an excellent actor, R. Madhavan is one of the very few people in Bollywood, who has never been a part of any kind of controversy. That’s why, when the news about Madhavan being issued a legal notice by the Madras High Court came out, it definitely came as a shock.

  • Brocolli

    Eating broccoli may lower heart disease, cancer risk: study

    Washington: Eating broccoli three or four times a week may be associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, asthma and several types of
    cancer, a new study has claimed. Researchers identified candidate genes controlling the accumulation of phenolic compounds in broccoli. Consumption of phenolic compounds, including certain flavonoids, is linked with a lower risk of coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, and several types of cancer.

  • Torrential rains, flooding in London

    London: Torrential rains and flooding swamped parts of London and Britain’s southeast on Thursday, with the fire brigade inundated with more than 300 emergency calls. Flood warnings were issued for parts of London and Essex as parts of the capital were expected to see a month’s rainfall in a matter of hours on the same day of the historic referendum on whether the country wants to stay or exit from the European

  • zika

    Zika warnings raises demand for abortion in Latin America

    London: Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus have significantly increased the demand for abortions in Latin American countries, a new study has found. Zika virus, spread by mosquitoes causes serious complications for unborn children, ranging from eye and hearing defects to microcephaly — abnormally small heads — and other severe foetal brain defects.

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    US House sit-in telecast on Periscope, Facebook Live

    New York: Since US-based cable TV network C-SPAN had no control over the US House TV cameras, they used live video streaming app Periscope and Facebook Live to telecast the Democrats’ protest sit-in, the media reported on Thursday. Democrats were in the middle of a sit-in protest on the floor of the US House of Representatives to force gun control vote but C-SPAN is not allowed to turn its TV cameras on

  • Britain Exit

    Brexit: D-Day for Britain, What it means for India?

    Voting for the Brexit (Britain Exit) from the 28-member economic and political grouping of the European Union has begun. The results from the same shall be out on Friday.

  • US House Democrats stage sit-in demanding gun control laws

    Washington: In an unprecedented move, Democratic Congressmen staged a sit-in inside the well of the US House of Representatives demanding a vote on strict gun
    control laws in the wake of America’s deadliest mass shooting last week that killed 49 people in Orlando. The leadership of the Republican party, which holds a majority in the House, refused to budge and instead shut off the television cameras used for live coverage.

  • walnuts

    Healthy diet, walnuts may help fight ageing effects

    New York: Eating an overall healthy diet, including certain foods such as walnuts and other whole foods, may reduce the risk of physical function impairments throughout the ageing process in women, a new study has found. Women who consumed 1-2 servings of walnuts per week (1/4 cup per serving) showed reduced risk of developing impairments in physical functions, the study said.

  • Prescription opioid misuse in US doubled in past decade: Study

    New York: Non-medical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the US from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, new research has found. The findings are based on a study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health which is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Sambit Patra

    SP, BSP confused, ‘focused’ BJP will form govt in UP: Sambit Patra

    New Delhi: With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections inching nearer, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday snubbed both the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP), by saying they are confused and preoccupied political outfits that will facilitate and brighten the government formation chances of the saffron party.