Free Press Journal
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    Tips for quick healthy munchies

    New Delhi: Love it or hate it, but you just can’t ignore hunger pangs. But instead of munching on unhealthy stuff, add a healthy twist to snacks, suggests an expert.

  • Rajnath takes on Pak, says no power can separate Kashmir from India

    New Delhi: Accusing Pakistan of being fully responsible behind the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by the security forces, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and said that no power in the world can wrest Kashmir from India.

  • More exercise needed to cut chronic disease risk

    Melbourne: People’s engagement in physical activity needs to be at least five times higher than current WHO recommendations to reduce risks of diseases like cancer, diabetes and stroke, suggests new research that included data from India. Researchers are calling for a major boost to physical activity recommendations, with the study linking more weekly exercise to a reduced risk of five common diseases reported PTI.

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    Handset prices can go up 7-8 pc in GST regime

    New Delhi: Mobile phones could become dearer by 7-8 per cent after the GST comes into effect, Chinese handset maker Coolpad said today. “Depending on the rate of GST, prices could go up 7-8 per cent,” Coolpad India CEO Syed Tajuddin told PTI. While the GST rates are yet to be announced, handset makers are concerned that the regime may result in concessions currently offered by different states coming to an end.

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    Massive solar storm nearly took US to brink of nuclear war

    Washington: A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the US Air Force’s efforts to monitor the Sun’s activity, say US researchers. On May 23, 1967, the Air Force prepared aircraft for war, thinking the nation’s surveillance radars in polar regions were being jammed by the Soviet Union.

  • Naseeruddin Shah comments on Rajesh Khanna again

    A few days after Naseeruddin Shah invited the ire of the Hindi film industry after calling India’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna a poor actor and blaming him for bringing mediocrity to the Hindi film industry. Since then, many celebs including daughter Twinkle Khanna have spoken against Naseeruddin Shah over his harsh remarks.

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    New, improved cancer drugs in the offing

    Melbourne: In a finding that could lead to the development of new and improved cancer drugs, scientists have unveiled the inner workings of a group of proteins that help to switch critical genes on and off during blood-cell production.

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    UK’s richest landlord Duke of Westminster dies

    London: One of Britain’s richest landlords, Duke of Westminster has died after a sudden illness. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 64, who inherited the title of Duke from his father in 1979 and is among the top 100 richest people in the world, died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire yesterday.

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    Govt allocates Rs 200 cr for Nirbhaya fund

    New Delhi: Rs 200 crore has been allocated by the central government for the Nirbhaya Fund to provide compensation to women and child victims of sexual crimes, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said all states and union territories have notified victim compensation scheme in their respective state and UT.

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    Prices of goods will go down under GST, says ICSI president

    Kolkata: If the revenue neutral rate under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime is fixed at 18 per cent, prices of goods are expected to go down while services might cost more, a top official of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) said on Wednesday. “If the revenue neutral rate under the GST regime is fixed at 18 per cent, I think there will be no inflationary

  • Lok Sabha passes bill to provide tax incentives for garments sector

    New Delhi: A bill to provide tax incentives to the garment sector and enable the government to raise customs duty on marble and granite from 10 to 40 per cent was approved by Lok Sabha today after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said these measures will help in creating jobs and protect domestic industry from import surge.

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    Aditya Birla health insurance biz gets Irdai nod

    Mumbai: Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG) today said its health insurance arm has received the final regulatory approval from sector watchdog Irdai and it is likely to begin operations in the last quarter of 2016. Aditya Birla Health Insurance Ltd is a joint venture between the Aditya Birla Group and South Africa-based financial services group MMI Holdings (MMI).

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    Woman with 100-year-old kidney from mum ‘still going strong’

    London: An elderly woman in the UK with a 100-year-old kidney donated by her mother is still going strong, defying medical predictions over the organ’s lifespan. Sue Westhead was 25 when she was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1973. When told a transplant was her only chance of survival, her mother Ann Metcalfe, then aged 57, donated her kidney to her daughter.