Free Press Journal
  • Lokpal and Lokayukta amendment bill introduced in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: A bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 to enable the leader of the single largest oppposition party in the house being made a member of the committee that would select the ombudsman.

  • Turkey orders 47 newspaper journalists, executives detained

    Ankara: Turkey’s state-run news agency says authorities have issued warrants for the detention of 47 former executives or senior journalists of Zaman newspaper, allegedly associated with the US-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind Turkey’s July 15 failed coup.

  • Report on Narsingh Yadav’s doping row to come in 2 days: Govt

    New Delhi: The final report of the panel probing wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s doping controversy will come in the next two days till when he will remain under provisional suspension, the government told Lok Sabha today.

  • Call drops situation to be improved in 3-4 months: govt

    New Delhi: There will be positive results in the next 3-4 months in addressing the problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha told the Lok Sabha today, while expressing commitment to get rid of the “black spot”.

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    Novel way to clean drinking water a hope for India

    New York: In hope for countries like India where clean drinking water is a big issue, a team of researchers including an Indian-origin engineer has found a way to use graphene oxide sheets to transform dirty water into drinking water which could be a global game-changer.

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    Facebook’s Surround 360 blueprints available to everyone

    New York: Social media giant Facebook’s Surround 360, its 17-camera array designed to capture video in 360 degrees is now open source — meaning Facebook is making the blueprints available for free to everybody who wants to build a camera. The company has also made available the stitching software used to piece together those types of videos.

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    How mood helps manage IT systems better at office

    New York: Human mood and personality play a critical role in how companies should manage their IT systems, says a new study co-authored by an Indian-origin researcher, adding that organisations focus too much on the technical and mechanical aspects of IT errors rather than the human and environmental aspects.

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    Dolly the sheep clones reach healthy old age

    London: Three weeks after scientists marked the 20th birth anniversary of Dolly the sheep, a new study has shown that four genomic copies of the world’s first animal cloned from an adult cell have reached their 9th birthdays in good health. Nottingham’s Dollies – Debbie, Denise, Dianna and Daisy – along with nine other clones are part of a unique flock of cloned sheep under the care of Professor Kevin Sinclair, an

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    Mayawati questions inaction against Dayashankar, accuses BJP of shielding him

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government of trying to protect expelled leader Dayashankar Singh following reports suggesting that the latter recently visited the Baba Baidyanath temple in Jharkhand’s Deogarh city.

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    Why some male frogs breed on land

    New York: When it comes to sex, frogs can do it in water, on land and on leaves, but some male frogs have developed the preference for reproducing on land in order to keep competitors aways, new research suggests. It was earlier assumed that natural selection drove frogs to take the evolutionary step to reproduce on land as a way for parents to avoid aquatic predators who feed on the eggs and

  • Sushma offers help to Haryanvi bahu from Tajikistan

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has offered help to Tajikistan national Zohana, who married a boy from Haryana’s Fatehabad district, as her three-month tourist visa is set to expire by the end of this month.

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    NASA’s Dawn probe shows large craters missing from Ceres

    Washington: The dwarf planet Ceres – which must have been hit by numerous large asteroids during its 4.5 billion-year lifetime – has a mysteriously low number of large craters, scientists using data from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft have found. Ceres is covered in countless small, young craters, but none are larger than 280 kilometres in diameter.