Free Press Journal
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    Smartphone apps not smart at avoiding or achieving pregnancy

    New York: Depending solely upon your smartphone app to help avoid or achieve pregnancy may not be a very good idea, warn researchers. “Smartphone apps are increasing in popularity because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning because they want to feel empowered with greater knowledge of their bodies,” says lead researcher Marguerite Duane, Associate Professor at Georgetown University in the US.

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    Kuwait residential fire kills 9 Asians, injures more than 25

    Kuwait City: A Kuwaiti fire official says nine Asian residents have been killed in a house fire in the oil-rich Gulf country. Fire Service Directorate spokesman Khalil al-Ameer told The Associated Press that six of those killed in today’s blaze were from a single family. He says more than 25 people were injured, including four firefighters. The fire happened in a house that had been subdivided into multiple residences in Farwaniya, a

  • Opportunist Cong to support protesting employees over pay panel

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said that central government employees are disappointed with the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations and it will support them if they go on strike on the issue in July.

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    Cap in U19 WC outings will help in curbing age-fudging: Dravid

    New Delhi: India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid strongly believes that the recent decision by the BCCI working committee to put a cap on players getting only one shot at Colts World Cup will prevent age fudging by players. Ravindra Jadeja (’06 & ’08), Vijay Zol (’12 and ’14), Sandeep Sharma (’10 and ’12), Sarfaraz Khan (’14 and ’16), Ricky Bhui (’14 and ’16) and Avesh Khan (’14 and ’16) are some players in

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    Being mentally strong more important than technique: Rahane

    Bengaluru: As India prepares for the four-match Test tour of the West Indies next month, newly appointed Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane believes being mentally strong and focused is more important than being just technically correct in cricket. The team under new head coach and leg-spin legend Anil Kumble will kick off the tour with a two-day practice match from July 9 in St. Kitts followed by a three-day warm-up match from July

  • Being a youth icon is a huge responsibility: Virat Kohli 

    New Delhi: He has not only earned the tag of being a swashbuckling batsman of the Indian cricket team but also that of a youth icon. Star player Virat Kohli says being a role model for others is a huge responsibility as it can “affect a lot of people”.

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    ‘Newz Wiz’: Siddhartha Basu brings back another quiz show

    New Delhi: TV producer-director Siddhartha Basu, who brought popular quiz shows like “Kaun Banega Crorepati” and “Dus Ka Dum” to Indian television earlier, has now come up with news-based children’s quiz show “Newz Wiz”, the first episode of which will feature Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

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    British Home minister May launches bid to succeed Cameron

    London: Britain’s powerful Home Secretary Theresa May today launched her bid to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron, saying the country needs strong proven leadership to negotiate the best possible terms for the UK leaving the EU. “My pitch is very simple. I’m Theresa May and I think I’m the best person to be prime minister of this country,” May, who has been the UK’s longest serving home secretary, said at a press

  • Three-year term is short for RBI Governor: Rajan

    New Delhi: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, whose three-year term comes to an end in nine weeks, today pitched for a longer tenure for the central bank head, saying the global practice has to be emulated in India as well.

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    Taliban attack police buses in Kabul, many casualties feared

    Kabul: Two buses transporting police cadets in the Afghan capital were struck by a suicide bomb attack today, government and Taliban sources said, with many casualties feared. The attacks took place in a lower-class district of western Kabul. Sediq Sediqqi, interior ministry spokesman, said, “There were two explosions that targeted the police cadets vehicles on the outskirts of Kabul city.”

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    Butter may not be bad for your heart: study

    Washington: Consuming butter in limited quantities may not increase the risk of heart disease or stroke – and it might actually be slightly protective against diabetes, a new study has claimed. Researchers from Tufts University in the US found that butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated with diabetes. Based on a systematic review and search of multiple online academic and

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    This shape-shifting ‘smart’ material can heal itself

    Washington: Researchers have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and and also heal its scratches. Smart materials that can react to external stimuli, like light or heat, have been an interesting novelty and look almost magical as they mysteriously fold and unfold themselves. They have a variety of potential applications, such as for actuators, drug delivery systems and self-assembling devices. For instance, smart materials could

  • Air India plane’s tyres burst in Srinagar, none hurt

    Srinagar: Troopers of central para-military forces aboard an Air India chartered flight on Thursday  had a providential escape as two tyres of the aircraft burst during landing at the international  airport here, a police officer said.The incident occured around 2 p.m.

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    Indian shuttlers sail into Canada Open pre-quarters

    Calgary (Canada): India had an easy outing at the $55,000 Canada Open badminton tournament as all the shuttlers entered the third round of their respective categories here. In men’s singles, top seed Ajay Jayaram came back from a game down to beat local boy Martin Giuffre 17-21, 21-17, 21-13 in 54 minutes in the second round match. He will next face Austria’s David Obernosterer in the pre-quarterfinals.

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    India need smart villages, not smart cities, says Azam Khan

    Jhansi: Mounting a fresh attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP minister Azam Khan today said he works like a “badshah” and accused his government of be-fooling people by raking up issues related to cow and the Ganga. The senior SP leader said that instead of building smart cities, Modi should focus on smart villages.

  • Fitch: Brexit Has No Direct APAC Sovereigns, Bank Ratings Impact

    Fitch Ratings-Hong Kong/Singapore-29 June 2016: The UK’s vote to leave the European Union – “Brexit” – has no immediate direct ratings impact on Asia-Pacific (APAC) sovereigns or banks, says Fitch Ratings.

  • NIA questions six IS suspects again 

    Hyderabad: The NIA quizzed six Islamic State (IS) suspects for a second day on Thursday for their alleged role in plans to attack locations across Hyderabad, an official said.