Free Press Journal
  • Syria doctors issue plea over Aleppo siege

    Beirut: Syrian doctors in opposition districts of Aleppo have accused the United States of inaction in the face of repeated atrocities in the devastated city.

  • Chinese women face bias in jobs after two-child policy: Report

    Beijing: China’s new policy to permit two children, ending the one child policy this year is resulting in discrimination of women in job market as employers prefer male workers to avoid lengthy maternity leave, official media reported.

  • Australia to block Chinese bid for power grid

    Sydney: Australia will block the USD 7.7 billion sale of the electricity network in its most populous state to two companies from mainland China and Hong Kong, it said today, citing national security.

  • Hijab-wearing Muslim women face discrimination in UK: Report

    London: Muslim women in Britain who wear headscarves are routinely being passed over for jobs or being side-lined in the workplace, with 71 per cent of the women from the community more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women, a new report by British MPs warned today.

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    Cool data visualisation reveals extent of global warming

    Two newly-released spiral visualisations of global-warming data reveal how human activities are linked to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations and rising temperatures. Visualised by Robert Gieseke of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Malte Meinshausen of the University of Melbourne, the animated GIFs (Graphic Interchange Format) and interactive versions show how atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased 40 per cent since 1850 and two-thirds of the carbon budget that the world

  • pregnancy

    Frozen embryos more effective in women with hormonal disorder

    New York: Women with hormonal disorders who are implanted with frozen embryos during in vitro fertilisation can have safer and more successful pregnancies than those who receive fresh embryos, a recent study has revealed, reports IANS. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder that causes enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges. The findings showed that using frozen embryos lowered the rate of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome — a medical condition

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    Silk database to protect native knowledge of the Northeast

    Kolkata: Aimed at easing access to silk-related web resources, a portal on sericulture designed by Indian researchers comes with a built-in search engine to enable quick and accurate data mining and also seeks to protect indigenous knowledge on the subject.

  • cocaine-addiction

    Brain molecule that may drive cocaine addiction

    New York: Increased levels of a molecule in the brain, called hypocretin, may contribute to cocaine addiction, new research has found, reports IANS. “Cocaine addiction is a disorder that affects millions of people worldwide,” said co-author of the study Marisa Roberto, Professor at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California.

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    Apple plans to revamp its MacBook Pro line this year

    New York: US tech giant Apple is planning to revamp its entire MacBook Pro line this year, with a new design and a number of new features, a media report said, according to IANS. The company is working on a new programmable strip of OLED-based function keys that can be switched to perform different functions depending on which application users are using. Apple’s goal is to simplify shortcuts and allow it to

  • “Anyone can pull off Sultan”, says Salman Khan

    Celebrating but cerebral in his own way, Salman Khan takes a breather to talk dwindling cinema halls, piracy and script choices, with Rochelle Fernandez.

  • Alia’s ‘Tip tip barsa’ stint for Rustom

    Alia Bhatt sizzles in a yellow sari as she gyrates seductively to “Tip tip barsa paani” – a la Raveena Tandon – as a promotional stint for Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming release “Rustom”.  The song had originally featured Akshay with Raveena, and is said to be one of the most sensuously shot rain songs in Bollywood.

  • The producer in Irrfan Khan loves real Indian stories

    Irrfan Khan never ceases to impress us impeccably with his acting performances and his latest release only underlines and enhances his capability of being an ace performer. Audiences and critics alike praised his acting in Madaari and the strong word of mouth made the film a success even at the box office.

  • Amitabh Bachchan leads the Pink brigade

    Wearing a brown leather jacket and blue denim, Amitabh Bachchan stole the show at the trailer launch of his new film Pink. Amidst younger co-actors like Taapsee Pannu, KirtiKulhari, Angad Bedi and new comer, Andrea Tariang, Amitabh Bachchan led the brigade and introduced his film along with director/producer Shoojit Sircar.

  • Sonakshi Sinha denies engagement rumours

    Sonakshi Sinha on Thursday shot down rumours that she has said “yes” to a proposal from her rumoured beau Bunty Sachdev. Sonakshi tweeted: “Thanks Mirror for informing my family, friends and me about my future plans, but no. You are still smoking that same stuff?!? Please stop immediately.”