Free Press Journal
  • Antarctica`s Larsen B Ice Shelf

    10k-yr-old Antarctica`s Larsen B Ice Shelf is nearing its end

    Washington : A new NASA study has found that the last remaining section of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which partially collapsed in 2002, is quickly weakening and likely to disintegrate completely before the end of the decade.

  • Ranjit Sinha

    Ranjit Sinha’s fishy dealings must be investigated

    New Delhi: If the signals from the Supreme Court are anything to go by, there is more to the private meetings held by former CBI Director Ranjit Sinha  with prominent accused in the coal scam than meets the eye. That Sinha’s candid admission that he met the accused persons (justifying it as part of his job when he was at CBI”s helm), has led the apex court to call for an independent inquiry into the meetings is a

  • white dwarf stars

    Exodus of white dwarf stars captured for first time ever

    Washington : A team of astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has, for the first time, collected a census of young white dwarf stars beginning their migration from the crowded center of an ancient star cluster to its less populated outskirts.

  • day lark` or `night owl

    Genetic clues behind what makes you `day lark` or `night owl` identified

    Washington : A team of geneticists has clocked genetic differences between “day larks” and “night owls.” Based on analysis of a fruit fly, the scientists have discovered nearly 80 genes associated with “morningness and eveningness.”

  • J P Nadda

    Involvement of NGOs sought in improving health system : J P Nadda

    New Delhi: Health Minister J P Nadda today sought the involvement of NGOs in improving public health system even as the government has cracked down on over 9,000 voluntary organisations. “NGOs are not there to give sermons; they are there, doing good work. They are there to participate and we will see that they do participate,” he said after releasing ‘swacchta guidelines’ for public health facilities and also launch of initiative for award to public

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during the All India Yuva Yadav Mahasabha National Convention at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on Friday

    Centre has not given money to UP farmers: CM Akhilesh Yadav

    Lucknow: Charging the Narendra Modi government with not giving money for farmers’ relief, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today dared the BJP to reveal details of the funds it had given to the state. “I want to ask, if Centre has given money, where is it? Delivering an address from a stage and claiming that thousands of crore have been given is easy, they (BJP leaders) should tell how and when it was

  • Busy job

    Busy jobs don`t necessarily make you active enough

    Washington : A new study has suggested that even a busy job may not provide enough exercise to meet current activity recommendations for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

  • Bullying

    Understanding causes, prevention of `bullying` among school age youth

    Washington : A special issue of American Psychologist provides a comprehensive review of over 40 years of research on bullying among school age youth, documenting the current understanding of the complexity of the issue and suggesting directions for future research.

  • bribe

    Revenue officer caught taking Rs 40000 as bribe

    Ratlam (MP): A revenue official was caught red-handed while he was allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 40,000 in a village near here, Lokayukta Police said today. Patwari Mangilal Atoria, posted at Sarvan village in the distirct had demanded Rs 2 lakh from the complainant Ramchandra Gurjar for providing official measurement of his land that he had purchased from Nandu Mongia recently, Lokayukta Inspector Basant Shrivastava said. Atoria later demanded Rs 50,000 as first instalment of the

  • Kumar Vishwas

    Arvind Kejriwal Government hauls up DCW chief over Vishwas case

    New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal government today slapped a showcause notice on Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Singh, asking why she should not be removed from the post for allegedly abusing power in dealing with a complaint against ruling AAP leader Kumar Vishwas. The Government has asked Singh, a former Congress MLA who is due to retire as DCW chief in July, to file her reply to the showcause notice within three days

  • McClenaghan reprimanded for breaching code of conduct

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians player Mitchell McClenaghan has been reprimanded for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision during Thursday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders here. “McClenaghan admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.3 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a statement.  Mumbai defeated Kolkata by five runs to

  • Gold

    Gold futures down on weak 0.14 percent global cues, profit-booking

    New Delhi: Gold prices fell 0.14 per cent to Rs 27,654 per 10 gram in futures trade today amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking as speculators indulged in trimming positions. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in far-month August contracts eased by Rs 40, or 0.14 per cent,to Rs 27,634 per 10 gram in business turnover of 5 lots. Likewise, the metal for delivery in June contracts shed Rs 28, or 0.10 per