Free Press Journal
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    Digital archive of Scottish cemetery unearths lost history

    Kolkata: Did you know Welsh missionary Thomas Jones introduced the Roman alphabet to the Khasi language in northeast India? Thanks to a digital archive, hitherto lost narratives of the people who are buried in the 190-year-old Scottish cemetery (including Jones) here are now available at the click of a button.

  • Vaccine

    Experimental malaria vaccine offers long-lasting protection

    London: Researchers have developed a malaria vaccine that has been found to offer mice protection against the disease for more than a year. By identifying and deleting one of the genes of Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for the disease, the scientists enabled it to induce an effective, long-lasting immune response in a mouse model, showed the study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

  • Army orders inquiry into Qazigund firing incident

    Srinagar: Army today ordered an inquiry into the firing incident at Qazigund in Anantang district of violence-hit Kashmir in which three persons were killed and six others injured.

  • 10 CRPF commandos killed in Naxal ambush in Bihar

    Patna: Ten commandos belonging to the elite COBRA battalion of CRPF were killed and five others injured after a group of 200 Naxals surrounded troops and blew off 22 IEDs in the jungles of Bihar’s Aurangabad district.

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    Cher blasts Donald Trump’s wife

    Los Angeles: Veteran singer Cher has slammed US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump’s wife Melania on Twitter. Melania Trump appeared to have lifted a chunk of her speech during the opening night of the Republican National Convention from First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2008 Democratic convention on Monday night.

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    8,000 schools in UK to adopt Chinese method of teaching maths 

    Beijing: About 8,000 primary schools in the UK aided by USD 54.3 million funding will adopt Chinese method of teaching maths for their students, official media reported today. The move comes after international tests showed that Shanghai students ranked on top for maths in the Program for International Student Assessment in 2012, and 15-year-olds in China are three years ahead of their English counterparts in their ability to solve maths problems, state-run

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    Irrfan meets Arvind Kejriwal as ‘aam aadmi’

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal here on Tuesday as a common man of the country and put to him several questions on changes in the nation’s political system and about freedom of expression.

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    Indian mother, son die in Australia after balcony fall

    Melbourne: A 31-year-old Indian woman and her four-month-old son have died after she allegedly jumped from the balcony of their high-rise apartment here along with the baby. Supraja Srinivas and her son Shrihan died on the spot. Their bodies were found in the atrium of the 29-storey City Point apartment building last Thursday.

  • Anna Hazare

    Hang Maharashtra school girl’s rapists: Anna Hazare

    Ahmednagar: Veteran social worker Anna Hazare on Tuesday demanded the hangman’s noose for all the accused in the brutal gang rape and inhuman murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi village here last week.

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    Deepika keen to romance bigger star in ‘Padmavati’

    New Delhi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ is set to roll this September with Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in titular roles. Reports suggest that actor Vicky Kaushal would play the part of Rani Padmavati’s husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh.

  • Mallikarjun Khrarge

    BJP trying to ‘destabilise’ Congress-led govts: Mallikarjun Kharge

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha witnessed uproarious scenes on Tuesday after Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge accused the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance of trying to “destablise” Congress-led governments in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh.

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    Deepika wishes Vin Diesel on his birthday

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone has posted a sweet birthday wish for her upcoming Hollywood debut “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” co-star Vin Diesel, calling him a man with the “kindest, generous” heart. As Diesel turned 49 today, the “Bajirao Mastani” actress took to Instagram to wish him.

  • Accident

    Three killed in road mishap

    Mumbai: Three people were killed and two others injured after an SUV collided head-on with a taxi on the Eastern Freeway in Trombay, police said. The mishap occurred at around 9:30 AM at Jijamata Nagar, a senior police officer said.

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    World’s smallest hard disk stores information using atoms

    London: Scientists have developed a new way to store data using single atoms, an unprecedented advance in data storage that could allow all books ever created by humans to be written on a single postage-stamp-sized hard disk. Every day, modern society creates more than a billion gigabytes of new data. To store all this data, it is increasingly important that each single bit occupies as little space as possible.