Free Press Journal
  • Sena slams Prabhu for depriving Maharashtra in Railway Budget

    Mumbai: A day after Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway budget, a disappointed Shiv Sena today said barring a few announcements Maharashtra has not received any “long-term benevolence” from the Centre and that much more was expected from the BJP leader. “A lot more was expected out of Suresh Prabhu as he is a leader from the Konkan region of Maharashtra. There is nothing extraordinary about it. Except the Wardha-Nagpur third line, Pune-Nashik railway

  • Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D may control brain serotonin

    Washington: Eating fish and soaking up some sun may protect brain health, a new study suggests. Vitamin D and marine omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders by controlling brain serotonin, scientists say.

  • depression

    Rejection keeps you in pain for long

    New York: Rejected by someone you like? While that might work for many people, it may not be so easy for those with untreated depression, finds a new study. The pain of social rejection lasts longer for them — and their brain cells release less of a natural pain and stress-reducing chemical called natural opioids, researchers report.

  • Ancient DNA reveals how wheat came to Britain

    London: Hunter-gatherers in ancient Britain may have imported cereals from Europe long before they turned to farming, new research reveals. Ancient DNA recovered from soil submerged beneath the English Channel suggests that wheat appeared in Britain some 2,000 years before Neolithic farmers began cultivating cereal grains, the scientific journal Nature reported.

  • Unesco calls Mosul museum attack ‘cultural tragedy’

    Paris: After watching a video footage of Islamic State (IS) militants destroying artifacts of the Mosul museum, Unesco director general Irina Bokova said Friday it was “far more than a cultural tragedy”, adding it would fuel sectarianism in Iraq.

  • Suicide rates rising among older US adults

    Washington: Driven primarily by financial difficulties, suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the US have risen about 40 percent since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007, says a study. Economic factors were present in 37.5 percent of all suicides in 2010, rising from 32.9 percent in 2005, the findings showed.

  • Swedish researcher may have discovered clues about dark matter

    Stockholm: A researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden says he has found a way to explain the dark matter of the universe and his theories are now being tested at the particle physics laboratory CERN.

  • Hong Kong woman gets six years for abusing maid

    Hong Kong: A Hong Kong woman was on Friday sentenced to six years in prison and fined HK$15,000 (about $1,932.99) for abusing her Indonesian domestic.

  • Akmal, Shehzad don’t have Kohli’s class: Mudassar Nazar

    Perth: Pakistan cricket fraternity might rate Umar Akmal very highly but none among country’s current batsmen can be “even distantly compared” with India’s premier batsman Virat Kohli, feels former Pakistan all-rounder Mudassar Nazar. “Look there is a vast difference in pedigree of Virat and Akmal. Both Akmal and Ahmed Shahzad played in that Under-19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur where Virat led India. Even then you knew that Virat’s class was altogether different.

  • OGQ to support 14-year-old swimmer Maana Patel

    Mumbai: Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) today announced that it would be supporting swimmer Maana Patel and table tennis player Archana Kamath, both aged 14, under its scholarship programme. The Not for Profit organisation, co-founded by sports legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone, would be supporting these two young girls with an eye on the 2020 and 2024 Olympics, said a release today.

  • Link public support to Railways with reforms

    New Delhi: Suffering for a long time from underinvestment, Indian Railways need greater public investments but the support should be clearly linked to reform of the structure of the organization, reports PTI. Public investment in an efficient rail network can have positive effect on both manufacturing and aggregate output, and the effects are permanent, said the Economic Survey 2014-15 tabled in Parliament today.

  • investment options

    Projects worth Rs 8.8L-cr stalled but the situation is improving

    New Delhi: Unfavourable market conditions and delayed investments in the past few years resulted in an “alarmingly high rate” of increase in stalled projects which, as of December-end, stood at a staggering Rs 8.8 lakh crore, says the Economic Survey for 2014-15, reports PTI. However, the stock of stalled projects plateaued in the last three quarters to stand at 7 per cent of the GDP at the end of October-December quarter from 8.3 per

  • Thinking of God makes people bigger risk-takers

    New York: Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to new research. The findings suggest that people are willing to take these risks because they view God as providing security against potential negative outcomes.

  • Sensex

    Sensex zooms 474 points up, capital goods stocks rise

    Mumbai: Ahead of Modi government’s first full Budget, the benchmark Sensex today logged its best daily gain in almost six weeks, spurting 473 points to regain 29000 level after Economic Survey made a strong pitch for big-bang reforms while projecting faster growth and improved fiscal situation. The NSE Nifty index also sprinted by 161 points to close above the 8,800 mark, a day after Railway Budget disappointed participants due to lack of big

  • India look to extend winning run in World Cup

    Perth: The below-par performance in the tri-series involving Australia and England had snatched the favourites tag away from India going in to the World Cup. However, back-to-back wins against two top sides have put the defending champions right at the top of Pool B and back in contention. Having comprehensively defeated arch-rivals Pakistan and title contenders South Africa, India will now take on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the WACA here Saturday

  • Inflation Down

    Retail inflation may soften to 5-5.5% in FY16

    New Delhi: Retail inflation is likely to soften to 5-5.5 per cent in 2015-16 as benign oil prices, weak global demand and increased agricultural supplies would help keep prices within limits, says the Economic Survey, reports PTI. “Consumer price inflation (CPI) which is likely to print at 6.5 per cent for 2014-15 is likely to decline further. Our estimate for 2015-16 is for CPI inflation to be in 5.0-5.5 per cent range and for

  • Retail Sector

    Retail sector, attractive long-term destination

    New Delhi: India remains an attractive long-term retail destination despite the sector facing many challenges in the past few years, says the pre-Budget Economic Survey 2014-15, reports PTI. Citing, AT Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index, the Survey said India’s retail trade ranking slipped to 20th in 2014 from 14th in 2013.

  • Brazil’s World Cup-winner set for comeback at 46

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil’s World Cup-winning striker Viola is set to make a comeback to football at the age of 46. The former Valencia forward has verbally agreed to play with Taboao da Serra, who are in the fourth division of Sao Paulo state league, reports Xinhua.

  • Mohammed Shami

    World Cup 2015: Mohammed Shami to miss UAE encounter

    Perth:  India’s pace spearhead Mohammed Shami ruled out of the cricket World Cup Pool B encounter against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the WACA. “Mohammed Shami got a mild left-knee problem and had ultrasound-guided injection yesterday. For his long-term management perspective, he won’t be available for tomorrow’s match against UAE,” India’s media manger R.N. Baba said.