Free Press Journal
  • Mizoram’s new policy to boost economy

    Aizawl: The Mizoram government has undertaken a Rs 270 crore New Economic Development Policy (NEDP) to boost the state’s economy and livelihood of the people, an official said on Wednesday.

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    Pakistan can exploit England’s batting weakness, says Misbah

    Melbourne: Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq has declared that his side will look to exploit the weakness of England batting line-up when both sides will clash against each other in the first of the four-match series at Lord’s on Thursday. “England’s batting is a worrying sign for them. Of their six batsmen, three have been struggling to score runs and they have changed the No.3 position as well. That is their one weakness that

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    Oestrogen patch may cut Alzheimer’s risk in some women

    New York: Administering the primary female sex hormone oestrogen via a skin patch shortly after menopause may reduce Alzheimer’s risk in women, suggests new research. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that newly postmenopausal women who received oestrogen via a skin patch had reduced beta-amyloid deposits, the sticky plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

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    New way to make atomically-thin circuits for next-gen gadgets

    Washington: Scientists have developed a way to create transistors and circuits that are only a few atoms thick, an advance that may pave the way for next-generation, paper-thin gadgets. The method yields functional structures at a scale large enough to begin thinking about real-world applications and commercial scalability.

  • Maha poll panel deregisters 191 parties including AIMIM

    Mumbai: The State Election Commission (SEC) in Maharashtra, which conducts local body polls, today deregistered 191 local political parties including AIMIM for failure to submit Income Tax returns and audited accounts.

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    Solar plane lands in Egypt in penultimate stop of world tour

    Cairo: The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Cairo today for its penultimate stop as the solar-powered plane nears the end of its marathon tour around the world. After the two-day flight from Spain, just one final leg lies between it and its final destination, Abu Dhabi, where it started its odyssey in March last year.

  • 6 terrorists killed in encounter in Pak’s Punjab

    Lahore: At least six militants were killed today in a shootout with police in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The shootout took place in the province’s Okara city, about 120 kms from here. District Police Officer (DPO) Faisal Rana said that police raided the area following a tip-off that six suspected militants were hiding in the area, Radio Pakistan reported.

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    Tiny satellites can better estimate Earth’s reflected energy

    New York: Small shoebox-sized satellites, flying in formation around the Earth, could estimate the planet’s reflected energy with twice the accuracy of traditional monolith satellites, according to a new study led by an Indian-origin professor. If done right, such satellite swarms could also be cheaper to build, launch and maintain.

  • One killed in blast outside Bihar court

    Patna: One person was killed and two others injured in a crude bomb blast outside a court at Sasaram in Bihar on Wednesday, police said.

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    SC judgment ‘tight slap on dictatorial Modi govt’: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s verdict on Arunachal Pradesh is a “tight slap” on the “dictatorial” Narendra Modi government and a lesson for the Prime Minister to stop “interfering” in states, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said.

  • Sikh man kicked out of queue to watch Wimbledon match in UK

    London: A 20-year-old Sikh man was kicked out of an overnight queue to watch the Wimbledon tennis championships as he apparently made other people around him “uncomfortable”. The unnamed tennis-lover took to Facebook last week to voice his anger at being thrown out and claimed it was an act of racism, cases of which have reported a rise in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union (EU).

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    Karnataka sounds flood alert as excess water is released in Krishna

    Bengaluru: A flood alert has been issued in many villages of two border districts of Karnataka after excess rain water was released from Maharashtra into the Krishna river that flows through the state as downstream, an official said on Wednesday.

  • Now book Ola cabs using Via.com app, website

    New Delhi: Omni channel online travel and assisted e-commerce company Via.com, entered into a partnership with Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation.

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    Windies rope in uncapped Miguel Cummins for first India Test

    Barbados: West Indies have called up uncapped fast bowler Miguel Cummins as a replacement for Jerome Taylor for the opening Test against India in Antigua, starting from July 21. The decision comes after Taylor retired from Test cricket at the start of the week, having represented the West Indies in 46 Tests, ESPNcricinfo reported.

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    Kerala Blasters sign defender Chaudhari

    Kochi: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Kerala Blasters FC announced on Wednesday the signing of defender Pratik Chaudhari for the forthcoming third edition of the tournament. Currently playing as a defender, Pratik’s football journey from his student days at St. Sebastian, Chembur in Mumbai to the ISL has seen him working at a call-center in the night shift while playing for Bank of India and Union Bank of India.