Free Press Journal
  • New method to detect lung cancer more accurately

    Washington: A new test will allow patients suspected of lung cancer to be subjected to fewer and less-invasive tests to determine if they have the disease.

  • Apple Watch

    New Apple Watch app to provide advanced flight info

    London: Lufthansa passengers can now use their watches as a boarding card while essential flight information will also be displayed on the device with an app developed for the Apple Watch.

  • SKorea to give $10 bn to India for infrastructure development

    Seoul: South Korea today decided to provide USD 10 billion to India for infrastructure, development of smart cities, railways, power generation and other diversified areas as the two countries agreed to upgrade their bilateral relationship to a “Special Strategic Partnership”.

  • Tennis Court, Underwater

    World’s first underwater tennis court to be built in Dubai

    Dubai: Dubai, which boasts of the world’s highest tennis court, may also become home to the first underwater tennis centre where spectators can watch games from below or above the sea life through a massive glass dome. Krzysztof Kotala, a Polish architect who owns a studio in Warsaw, is currently seeking investment from local players to make the ambitious project a reality. Interestingly, the proposed location for the project (arguably one of the world’s lowest tennis courts)

  • Sensex

    Sensex closes 363 points up, closed at 27,687.30 points

    Mumbai: The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) today closed 363.30 points, or 1.33 percent up. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed 111.30 points or 1.35 percent up at 8,373.65 points, as per provisional figures.

  • Chris Rogers

    Australia’s Chris Rogers set to retire after Ashes series

    Melbourne: Australia’s opening batsman Chris Rogers on Monday indicated that he will drop the curtains on his Test career at the completion of the upcoming Ashes series. Rogers, 37, said signing off from his career that has so far netted him 20 Tests at the completion of the five-match Test series in Britain where he has played many seasons of country cricket would prove a fitting final act, reports The first

  • Kangana Ranaut

    Getting work was struggle for me initially: Kangana Ranaut

    Mumbai: National-award winning actress Kangana Ranuat, who has come a long way from being a small town girl to making it to the top in Bollywood, says her struggle is much less today as compared to earlier. “Today, for me getting good work is not a struggle. I have always been an outsider and that is not going to change. There was a time when getting work was a struggle, but not anymore.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Need to distinguish between erroneous & corrupt decisions: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: With many regulatory officials and bureaucrats coming under the scanner of CBI and other agencies, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has put the blame on the “fundamentally defective” anti-corruption law, saying it did not distinguish between erroneous and corrupt decisions. The Minister said the process has been initiated to amend this law to provide for a distinction that any punishment is meted out under the Prevention of Corruption Act for “a corrupt

  • Corporate espionage accused

    Petro Gate: Judicial custody of five accused extended

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today extended till July 4 the judicial custody of five accused, arrested in connection with the Petroleum Ministry documents leak case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sanjay Khanagwal extended the custody of the accused who were produced before the court on expiry of their 14-day judicial remand.

  • Michael Clarke

    Skipper Michael Clarke says Aussies wary of revitalised West Indies

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke urged his side to be cautious against a revitalised West Indies in the two-Test next month. Clarke said he was wary of the Windies seamers and with the Caribbean side at home in their conditions, he expected them to prove a handful, reports CMC.  “Obviously (we want) success. Nothing has changed there. That’s our number one goal, to have some success in the West Indies,” he said

  • moody's

    FinMin expects rating upgrade by year-end

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry is expecting a rating upgrade by credit agencies by the year-end on the back of policy initiatives, moderating inflation and improvement in the fiscal position of the government. “Based on the policy measures taken by the government, rating agency Moody’s has changed its outlook (of India) to positive from stable.

  • Tim Southee, Trent Bolt

    UK media says England terrified of terrible twins Bolt and Southee

    Wellington : British media has labelled New Zealand speedsters Tim Southee and Trent Bolt as ‘terrible twins’, saying They have already set off alarming bells in the England camp ahead of this week’s opening Test. The deadly pair had arrived in London, fresh from stunning World Cup efforts and a strong showing in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said both Southee and Bolt have remarkably improved and complete

  • India, S Korea to deepen defence and economic cooperation

    Seoul: India and South Korea today agreed to upgrade their ties to ‘Special Strategic Partnership’ and deepen cooperation in defence sector as the two sides signed seven agreements including on avoidance of double taxation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived here today from Mongolia on the last leg of his three-nation tour, held wide-ranging talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye at Cheong Wae Dae, the office and residence of the President.

  • Petr Cech

    Cech ’99 percent’ certain of Arsenal move

    London: Premier League football club Chelsea’s goalkeeper Petr Cech is reported to be “99 percent certain” of his move to Arsenal this summer.  The Chelsea custodian has been allowed to quit Stamford Bridge when the transfer window re-opens and has garnered a lot of interest from top clubs, reports  Liverpool, Roma, Inter Milan and Manchester United are all keen but Cech is confident of joining Arsenal. Cech is apparently 99 percent

  • Gold ends steady; silver regains Rs 40k-level on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold ended steady at Rs 27,800 per ten grams at the bullion market today on scattered buying from jewellers, while silver reclaimed the 40,000/kg mark by rising Rs 350 on increased offtake amid positive global cues. Traders said scattered demand from jewellers kept gold prices steady, while increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers amid a firm global trend helped silver prices to recapture Rs 40,000 per kg mark.

  • income tax

    Cos sponsored fgn trip may not need disclosure in revised ITR

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is likely to exempt assesses from sharing details of company sponsored foreign trips in the revised Income Tax Return (ITR) forms, but may retain the disclosure of foreign bank accounts, sources said. The simplified form, which is being brought after the earlier version was opposed by industry, MPs and assessees for cumbersome disclosure norms, is also likely to exclude disclosure of dormant domestic bank accounts as also those

  • visa

    China hails India’s decision to extend e-visa for its citizens

    Beijing: Welcoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to grant e-visas to its citizens, China today said it is willing to make joint efforts with India under the Chinese laws to facilitate people-to-people exchange. “During his visit, Prime Minister Modi has announced issuance of e-visas for Chinese tourists. We welcome this move,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a media briefing.