Free Press Journal
  • Barring three police station areas, curfew lifted in Valley

    Srinagar: Life in Srinagar city today started limping towards normalcy as authorities lifted curfew from entire Kashmir Valley except three police station areas after 51 days of continous curfew following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.”Curfew has been lifted from Kashmir except from Pulwama town and the areas in Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of police stations M R Gunj and Nowhatta,” a police official said.

  • Lower education leads to obesity in young adults

    New York: Teenagers of normal weight or young adults who live in neighbourhoods with lower education or income levels are at higher risk of becoming overweight or obese, a new study says. It found that 25 per cent of young adults became overweight or obese, reports IANS.

  • France restaurant refuses to serve Muslim women

    Paris: A restaurateur in a Paris suburb who apparently refused to serve two Muslim women sparked anger in France and called for protest, a media report said.

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    Great wonders of the mind — T.G.L. Iyer

    According to author Walter Staples there are five wonders which operate the mind. The first wonder is that we think in pictures that are activated by words. For example, when we think of a wedding we see a bride in bridal costume and the happy faces of parents. When we think of a funeral, we picture sadness, sobbing a sense of loss and solemn faces.

  • British PM Theresa May to put stamp on Brexit before G20 summit

    London: As Britian Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to head to China for the upcoming G20, she will first hold a critical cabinet meeting with her top ministers at Chequers — the country retreat home for British Prime Ministers, a media report said.

  • Your daily horoscope by Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:– Give proper attention to your health otherwise the problem may become big for you. Though you are workaholic person but your will not get proper results of your efforts. So you might get upset because of this.

  • Raj Thackeray

    Don’t play politics with Dahi Handi issue

    It is not unusual for the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena to cock a snook at the existing law as some of its functionaries are now doing on the Dahi Handi issue, especially when important civic elections are round the corner. That MNS activists defied the ceiling on the dahi handi height of 20 feet from the ground and are now bragging about breaking the law by a long shot is not

  • GST will boost trade: US to India

    Washington: Bullish on expanding economic ties with India, the US on Sunday said that bilateral trade has reached $109 billion and it will get a further boost from new reforms including GST even as it flagged persisting concerns American firms have on issues related to business climate in the fast-growing economy.

  • Incurable Japanese viral infection threatens India

    Panic gripped Manipur in July, 2016 when a four-year-old girl – after suffering high fever, convulsions, and slipping in and out of consciousness over a few days – succumbed to Japanese encephalitis (JE), the state’s first death from the viral brain infection transmitted by the Culex mosquito since 2010.

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    Microsoft unveils new tools to curb hate speech

    New York: In an effort to curb hate speech and ensure safe online communities, Microsoft has announced a new dedicated web form for reporting hate speech on its hosted consumer services and a separate online form for petitions to reconsider and reinstate content, reports IANS.

  • Traditional Indian diet cuts Alzheimer’s risk

    New York: While consumption of meat, sweets, and high-fat dairy products that characterise a Western diet significantly increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, traditional Indian diet is associated with reduced risk of the most common form of dementia, says a study, according to IANS.

  • Abundance of men does not lead to more crime

    New York: If you thought places with more men than women are likely to experience higher rates of family and social instability, think again! New research has found that surpluses of men are associated with lower crime rates, higher levels of marriage and relationship commitment, reports.