Free Press Journal
  • New vaccine can prevent 80% of cervical cancers

    Washington : A new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can potentially prevent 80 percent of cervical cancers if given to all 11- or 12-year-old children before they are exposed to the virus, says a US-based study, according to IANS.

  • Nadal still favourite for French Open: Murray

    Johannesburg: Despite of defeating Rafael Nadal in the Madrid Masters final, Andy Murray believes that it would be a mistake to write-off Nadal from being the ‘favourites’ for the French Open title. The world number three, who stunned Nadal in straight sets 6-3, 6-2 to win his first Masters title on clay, said the Spaniard is a great ‘clay-force’ and will still be the ‘favourite’ for a 10th French Open, Sport24 reported.

  • Fish-generated sunscreen pill soon

    New York : Fish can produce their own sunscreen and copying the method they use could lead to a sunscreen pill for humans, says a new study, according to IANS.

  • First wearable electronic cloth is now a reality

    London : We are a step closer to wearable computers and devices as scientists have pioneered a new technique to embed transparent, flexible graphene electrodes into clothing fibres.

  • Babita, Amit recommended for Arjuna award

    New Delhi: Grapplers Babita Kumari, Amit Kumar Dahiya and Bajrang have been recommended by the Wrestling Federation of India for this year’s Arjuna award. “We have recommended the names of Babita Kumari, Amit Kumar and Bajrang for this year’s Arjuna award,” Assistant secretary of WFI, Vinod Tomar told PTI. One of the famous Phogat sisters, 25-year-old Babita, fights in the women’s freestyle wrestling 55kg category and has done pretty well in the

  • Kriti Sanon

    A book of nostalgia for Kriti

    Kriti Sanon who was born and brought up in Delhi and has been living in Mumbai after her big and successful debut in ‘Heropanti’. As she lives away from home now, she recently received a surprise packet from her younger sister.

  • ‘Abhay’ for LBT defaulters

    Mumbai : The state cabinet on Tuesday approved the amnesty scheme for local body tax (LBT) defaulters.

  • NDA govt achieved more in 10 months than 10 years of Cong rule: PM

    “The BJP Parliamentary Party has commended PM Modi for arresting the drift in governance by infusing the much desired sense of purpose and for improvising the governance architecture through cooperative federalism, for providing transparent and accountable governance and for enhancing the country’s standing and image among the international community,” – Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister said in a resolution. Continue Reading ...-->

  • LNG subsidy auction ends; lowest price bid at Rs 1.42/unit

    New Delhi : Fierce bidding for receiving government subsidy to import LNG for restarting stranded gas-based plants concluded with the lowest price bid of Rs 1.42 per unit on Tuesday. Power firms like GMR, GVK, Lanco were in fray for the government subsidy.

  • Asset quality woes not over for banks: Crisil

    Mumbai : Asset quality woes of banks will continue in the current fiscal with gross non-performing assets (NPA) ratio for the system growing at 0.20 per cent to 4.5 per cent by March 2016, credit rating firm Crisil said.

  • Woman killed in Tibet

    Beijing:  One woman was killed and two other people were injured in Tibet as China’s neighbouring country of Nepal was jolted by another 7.3-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday afternoon. The three were all in a car which was battered by falling rocks in the township of Gyirong bordering Nepal when the quake struck, Xinhua news agency reported. The woman has been identified as Chodron. According to Karma Tenzin, an officer with the border

  • DBS seeks nod to set up local arm

    Mumbai : Singaporean lender DBS became the first foreign bank to seek the Reserve Bank’s permission to set up a local subsidiary. “We have applied for Reserve Bank permission to bring our branches under a locally registered subsidiary,” DBS group chief executive and managing director Piyush Gupta said here.

  • Robopets to replace your loving dog

    Melbourne : Ever fancied having a robot as a pet? It may soon become a reality. University of Melbourne animal welfare researcher Jean-Loup Rault says the prospect of robopets and virtual pets is not as far-fetched as we may think, says IANS.

  • Black money: Jethmalani hits out at NaMo-led govt

    New Delhi : Noted jurist Ram Jethmalani on Tuesday accused in the Supreme Court the NDA government and the previous UPA dispensation of failure to bring back black money stashed abroad and criticised leaders, including Prime Minister, BJP President and Finance Minister on the issue.

  • No deal with BJP: Naveen

    Bhubaneswar : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said there was no deal between the BJD government in the state with BJP-led NDA government at the Centre as alleged by opposition Congress.

  • I-T dept told to widen taxpayer base

    New Delhi : The government has embarked on a plan to widen the country’s taxpayer base and asked the Income Tax department to bring under its net at least 25 lakh new assesses each month during current financial year.

  • Politicians do not pay

    Are politicians a breed apart? It would seem so. Politics is probably the only profession which prescribes no entry-level qualifications. Even  moderate success can overnight make a multimillionaire out of a pauper. Scan the entire political field and you can count honest politicians on the finger tips of your one hand. Therefore, the acquittal of J. Jayalalithaa by the Karnataka High Court in a case of disproportionate assets ought not to surprise