Free Press Journal
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    Rower Dattu Bhokanal goes out of medal reckoning

    Rio de Janeiro: Indian rower Dattu Baban Bhokanal finished fourth in the quarter-finals of the men’s single sculls to be out of medal reckoning in the Rio Olympic Games here today. Bhokanal clocked 6:59.89 to cover a distance of 2000m, little more than six seconds behind the third and last qualifier from the quarterfinal 4, Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk (6:53.52) from Poland.

  • Over 20 fishermen missing in Bay of Bengal

    Kolkata: At least three trawlers carrying over 20 fishermen went missing in the Bay of Bengal near Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Tuesday, an official of the Fishermen Association said.

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    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sets date for crunch peace talks

    Yangon: Myanmar will begin long-planned talks with armed ethnic groups at the end of the month, as the government’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi targets peace as a prelude to rebooting the economy. Several complex ethnic conflicts simmer across Myanmar’s poor and militarised borderlands, hampering efforts to build the country’s economy after the end of junta rule.

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    Phelps gorging on pasta to fuel last hurrah in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro: Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps has revealed that he is loading up on carbohydrates to fuel his bid for at least three more gold medals at the Rio Olympics. The 31-year-old American secured his first gold of the Games on Sunday as part of the US 4×100 metres freestyle relay team, reports Efe. It was his record 19th Olympic gold medal.

  • Mahad Bridge collapse: PIL seeks action against NHAI, govt officials

    Mumbai: A PIL has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking action against National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Maharashtra government officials in connection with the collapse of a British-era bridge near Mahad in Raigad district.


    ‘Most Russian paralympians absolutely clean’

    Moscow: Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov on Tuesday said that most of his country’s paralympians are absolutely “clean” and they deserved to participate the 2016 Rio Olympics. Zhukov said the Paralympic Committee of Russia has a right intention to go to court because the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) decision to remove Russian para athletes is absolutely unreasonable, politicised and made under pressure, reports Xinhua.

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    Mamata Banerjee congratulates gymnast Dipa Karmakar

    Agartala: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday congratulated ace Indian gymnast and Tripura girl Dipa Karmakar for qualifying in the Rio Olympic final round to be held on August 14. Dipa who turned 23 today qualified for the final round in the individual vault of artistic gymnastics after finishing eighth on the standings.

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    New party seeks registration to challenge Malaysia PM Najib Razak

    Kuala Lumpur : Opponents of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak applied today to register a new political party in an attempt to challenge the leader over a massive financial scandal. Muhyiddin Yassin, who was sacked as deputy prime minister by Najib last year, submitted the application for the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, or United Malaysian People’s Party.

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    Researchers find biomarker for sickle cell disease

    New York: An international team of researchers including one of Indian-origin, has found new biophysical markers that could help improve the understanding of treatments for sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder.

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    Online gaming may boost school grades: study

    Melbourne: Parents, take note! Teenagers who regularly play online video games may have improved school results while spending time on social networking sites such as Facebook could do the opposite, a new study has claimed. School students who visit Facebook or chat sites every day are more likely to fall behind in maths, reading and science, the study found.

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    More women win power but still few and far between

    London: Led by Angela Merkel, Hillary Clinton and Theresa May, there have never been so many experienced and ambitious women in positions of influence, even if they remain heavily outnumbered. Clinton has already made history by becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major US political party in her bid for the White House in November.

  • Lion selfie case: Ravindra Jadeja pays Rs 20,000 penalty

    Ahmedabad: Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja was let off by Gujarat forest department after he paid a fine of Rs 20,000 for a taking selfie with lions at Gir Wildlife Sanctuary at Sasan in Junagadh, an act strictly prohibited by law.

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    Seasonal allergies may cause changes in the brain

    London: Seasonal allergies like hay fever reduce the presence of brain immune cells as well as increase the growth of nervous tissue, which may lead to changes in the brain, says a study. Hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis, is caused by an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergens such as pollen, dust mites and leads to cold-like runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure.

  • Irom Sharmila ends 16-year-long fast

    Imphal: ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila on Tuesday ended her 16-year-long fast against the AFSPA and announced her intention to join politics.