Free Press Journal
  • Vidya Balan to get honorary doctorate, feels ‘honoured’

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan will be conferred with a Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa degree by an Ahmedabad-based institute Rai University to appreciate her contribution to Indian cinema and for her endeavour to bring out the strong side of a woman via the silver screen. Overwhelmed by the honour, the actress hopes to live up to the honour.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Sena says Rahul no match for Modi, Cong hits back

    Mumbai: After refusing to share BJP’s euphoria on the first year of the NDA Government, ally Shiv Sena today lavished praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi while attacking Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying “hundred Rahul Gandhis cannot match Modi.”

  • Glenn McGrath

    I am predicting 5-0 Ashes win for Australia: McGrath

    Mumbai: Pace legend Glenn McGrath, who has often predicted results of Australia’s Test rubbers, today forecast yet another 5-0 cleansweep by his country against England in the upcoming Ashes series. “I am looking forward to the Ashes. I had been predicting 5-0, but I have changed my prediction. I am now predicting 10-0 because Australia is already 5-0 up from the last tour,” was the ex-fast bowler’s tongue-in-cheek response to a query from

  • Skill dept to handle agents who take sundry workers abroad

    Mumbai: In view of the complaints against registered agents who take sundry workers out of the country for employment, a consensus has been arrived among different states that the matter should now be handled by the government’s skill development department.

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    Soon, China to introduce ‘face recognition ATM’s’

    Melbourne: Chinese engineers are working on an ATM, which will for the very first time have the feature of facial recognition. According to the reports, Beijing’s Tsinghua University and Hangzhou-based security company Tzekwan Technology have come up with a prototype, with the aim to cut crime rates committed using the machines, News.com.au has reported. CEO Gu Zikun said that until now, Chinese ATMs had depended entirely on foreign technology but they will now have

  • kashmir security

    CPEC will not target any third party in PoK: China

    Beijing: China today said the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, that passes through PoK, will “not target any third party”, a day after India reaffirmed its objection to the multibillion dollar project. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said the USD 46 billion Economic Corridor with Pakistan is a ajor cooperation framework between the two countries.

  • Swine flu

    Artificial heart lung machine cures swine flu affected child in India

    New Delhi: Doctors in India has successfully treated a 12 year old swine flu patient using the artificial heart lung machine. Apollo Children’s Hospitals, Chennai’s leading pediatric hospital and the only hospital in Chennai to house an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machine exclusively for children with successful outcomes, has helped a critical H1N1 12 year old Soubhashree survive. The entire treatment regime could cost about Rs 10-45 lakhs in India and could cost Rs

  • botnet attacks

    76 countries fell to Botnet attacks in first quarter of 2015

    New Delhi:  The Kaspersky Lab statistics has shown that a total of 23,095 DDoS attacks were carried out on web resources located in 76 countries in the first quarter of 2015. Servers in the USA, Canada and China were most frequently targeted, while the top 10 victims also included resources in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. The study also finds that the greatest number of attacks on a single web resource in Q1 2015

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Don’t take economic freedom for granted: Rajan to students

    Mumbai: Asserting that values are very important in both professional and personal lives, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan has asked students not to take economic freedom for granted. Rajan was addressing the students of the Dhirubhai Ambani International School’s graduation here over the weekend. “Rajan emphasised on the importance of practising the right values and not to take economic freedom for granted,” a statement from the organisers said.

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    Sacrificed humans found among prehistoric Chinese tombs

    Beijing: A cemetery dating back around 4,000 years and containing hundreds of tombs, some of which held sacrificed humans, has been discovered in China. The tombs found near Mogou village were dug beneath the surface of the ground and were oriented towards the Northwest. Some of the tombs had small chambers where finely crafted pottery was placed near the deceased. Almost 300 tombs were excavated between August and November 2009 and hundreds more were found between 2008 and 2011.

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note

    HC allows Xiaomi to send back over one lakh unused Redmi Notes

    New Delhi: In a relief to Xiaomi Technology, Delhi High Court today allowed it to send back its Redmi Note 3G handsets, whose sale has been banned in India on Ericsson’s plea alleging patent violation by the Chinese mobile phone maker. A vacation bench of Justice Mukta Gupta permitted Xiaomi to return over one lakh handsets to their point of origin in Hong Kong, after Swedish telecom firm Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson agreed to

  • facial expression

    New software measures pain from facial expressions

    Los Angeles: A new software that analyses facial expressions can accurately measure pain levels in kids, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine used the software to analyse pain-related facial expressions from video taken of 50 youths, ages five to 18 years old, who had undergone laparoscopic appendectomies at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. Based on the analysis, along with clinical data input by the study team, the software provided pain level scores for each

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Court dismisses plea against Kejriwal, Anna Hazare and others

    New Delhi: A court here has dismissed a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Anna Hazare and others for allegedly “instigating” people against the government during their anti-graft campaign in August 2011 which purportedly led to the death of a youth.

  • People were asked to help compile a happiness index by rating the importance of 10 factors ranging from beauty to security and religion.

    Will laughing gas have the last laugh?

    London: At a time when the use of laughing gas (nitrous oxide) in clinical practice has gradually reduced, a new article contends that there is ‘no clinically relevant evidence’ for the withdrawal of nitrous oxide. The issue whether laughing gas (nitrous oxide) should be banned from the operating room figured prominently in a debate at this year’s Euroanaesthesia meeting in Berlin. “Whereas 30 years ago, nearly every general anaesthesia procedure was performed with

  • CAG pulls up J-K govt over lack of response to audit reports

    Jammu: The Comptroller and Auditor General today slammed the Jammu and Kashmir government for its lack of response to the pendency of large number of inspection reports and observations on “serious financial irregularities”. The CAG also called for revamping of administrative system for proper response to audit observations in a time-bound manner.

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    Jet Airways offers limited period discount on int’l tickets

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways today announced a limited period offer of discount of up to 30 per cent on base fares on its premier and economy-class tickets for travel beyond September 14. These special fares, bookings for which can be made between June 1 and June 4, are applicable for the airline’s flights to the Gulf, SAARC, ASEAN, Europe, the US and Canada regions, a Jet Airways release said.

  • dads

    Stay-at-home dads more likely to cheat: study

    Washington: Men who are economically dependent on their wives are more likely to cheat in order to prove their masculinity, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in an average year, there is about a 5 per cent chance that women who are completely economically dependent on their husbands will cheat, whereas there is about a 15 per cent chance that men who are entirely economically dependent on their wives will have an affair. “You would think that people would

  • IS suffers casualties in fight with Afghan Taliban

    Kabul: Militants affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have suffered heavy casualties in a fight with the Taliban militants in Farah province of Afghanistan.  According to local security officials, the casualties were inflicted on IS-affiliated militants during a 20-hour-long fight with the Taliban militants in Anar Dara district, Khaama press reported.  Clashes between IS and Taliban militants broke out while the IS militants were looking to establish sanctuaries for themselves,

  • brain

    How brain regulates memory and mood

    Melbourne: A research by an Indian-origin scientist has identified two types of stem cells that can help in solving the mystery surrounding how brain regulates diverse functions such as memory and mood. The discovery of the stem cells in the hippocampus, a region of the brain vital for learning and memory, may have implications for the treatment of learning- and mood-related disorders.