Free Press Journal
  • NASA uses satellites to track photosynthesis

    Washington: NASA scientists have used satellites to measure what’s occurring inside plants at the cellular level, a finding that can help better crop assessment.

  • Want to lose weight? Have someone to hide chocolate!

    London: If you are trying to lose weight or save for the future, avoiding temptation may increase your chances of success compared to relying on willpower alone, a new Cambridge study suggests.

  • Teens using marijuana may permanently damage their brains

    Washington: Regular marijuana use in adolescence may permanently impair brain function and cognition, and can increase the risk of developing psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, a new study has warned.

  • ‘FDI in multi-brand retail would result in huge unemployment’

    Washington: Describing Bharatiya Janata Party as pro-reforms, BJP president Rajnath Singh, has defended it’s decision to oppose Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail arguing that such a move would aggravate the unemployment problem in India.

  • Edward Snowden awarded with German ‘Whistleblower Prize’

    Berlin: Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who exposed the most extensive US global surveillance operations, was today awarded this year’s German “Whistleblower Prize” worth USD 3,900 in absentia.

  • SC issues notice to Centre, states on migrant issue

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought responses of the Centre and several state governments on a PIL seeking citizenship or refugee status to thousands of displaced persons of minority communities like Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians due to their alleged religious persecution in Bangladesh.

  • ​’Over 170 mn children live in difficult conditions in India’

    New Delhi: The government spends less than one per cent of its total expenditure on child protection and over 170 million children and adolescents continue to live in difficult circumstances in the country, child rights activists said today.

  • Irish minister describes abortion law as ‘great cruelty’

    London: Ireland’s justice minister has described the nation’s existing abortion laws as a “great cruelty” as women cannot have an abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality in the predominantly Catholic country, highlighted by the tragic death of an Indian dentist.

  • Irish minister describes abortion law as ‘great cruelty’

    London: Ireland’s justice minister has described the nation’s existing abortion laws as a “great cruelty” as women cannot have an abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormality in the predominantly Catholic country, highlighted by the tragic death of an Indian dentist.

  • DMK to act against its MPs who signed letter to Obama

    Chennai: DMK chief M. Karunanidhi Thursday said the party would act against any of its parliament members found to have signed a letter to US President Barack Obama seeking denial of US visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

  • CBI ascertaining nationality of duo killed along with Ishrat

    New Delhi: The CBI is ascertaining the nationality of suspected militants Amjad Ali Rana and Zishan Johar who were killed in an encounter along with Ishrat Jahan as it inches towards filing a supplementary charge sheet in the case.

  • Ex-army chief threatens to put documents in public domain

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief V K Singh has threatened to put in public domain all documents related to his claim of a Rs 14 crore bribe offer made by a retired officer to clear a tranche of “sub-standard” vehicles, if CBI fails to pursue the case.

  • What Sen said, must have been correct: Shinde

    Amethi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today disapproved of BJP MP Chandan Mitra’s demand of stripping economist Amartya Sen of the Bharat Ratna and went on to endorse the views of the Nobel laureate against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Everyone should accept Batla House verdict: Cong

    New Delhi: With a Delhi court holding the controversial Batla House encounter as genuine, Congress today said all sections should accept the verdict and guard against politicising the issue so that the morale of police forces is not undermined.

  • CBI wanted Subramanium to stay, Govt ordered removal

    New Delhi: The decision to drop former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium as CBI counsel from a corruption case against an Indian Revenue Service officer was taken by the Law Ministry before today’s hearing in the Supreme Court despite the agency insisting that he should be retained.

  • Stray incidents of violence in WB, 30% polling till noon

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence was today reported in the fifth and last phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering four districts of north Bengal with 30 per cent voter turnout reported till noon.