Free Press Journal
  • flipkart

    Flipkart CTO moves to advisory role, engineering head quits

    New Delhi: E-commerce major Flipkart today said its chief technology officer Amod Malviya will move to an advisory role at the company, and its engineering head Sameer Nigam has quit. Nigam will start his own venture. Malviya, on the other hand, will now be a part of the advisory board that Flipkart has constituted to help manage the direct fast-paced growth that the company is witnessing.

  • Indo-Pak fishermen

    Home return for Indo-Pak fishermen after Modi-Nawaz meet

    Ufa (Russia) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif have agreed to release the fishermen of both sides within a period of 15 days. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar shared the information. “ agreed on… the release of fishermen in each others’ custody, along with their boats within a period of 15 days,” he said. In their meeting, Prime Minister Modi and Sharif also agreed to cooperate with

  • Darjeeling Landslides

    Meeting deliberates on rehab for Darjeeling landslide

    Darjeeling (WB): The displaced villagers of Mirik, which bore the brunt of June 30 midnight landslide in Darjeeling Hills, would be rehabilited across tea gardens between August and December this year, a round-table meeting of GTA officials and five tea garden representatives decided.

  • GoAir

    GoAir plane hits aerobridge at Chennai airport, no one hurt

    Chennai: A GoAir plane carrying 168 passengers from Mumbai today hit an aerobridge after landing at Chennai airport damaging a portion close to its front door but there was no report any injuries.

  • Videogames, Child

    Play video games to improve mood

    New York: Just around 20 minutes of video games after a hectic day at office can provide you quick stress relief, says a study. The study, published in the journal Computers in Human Behaviour, however, said that choosing violent games to bust stress may be problematic as they may increase aggressive outcomes.  The study authored by assistant professor Karyn Riddle from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and two of its graduate students looked at

  • Mortar shell found in Jammu shopping complex, defused by Army

    Jammu: A major tragedy was averted in Jammu after an unexploded mortar shell was found near a shopping complex which was later defused by Army’s bombs disposal squad, police said today. “An unexploded mortar shell was recovered from a drain near a shopping complex in Shankar Nagar area yesterday evening,” a police officer said.

  • Alexis Tsipras

    Greece debt crisis: MPs set to vote on Tsipras’ new bailout plan

    London : Greek MPs are set to take a call on whether to accept Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ new tough proposals to secure a third bailout or not in a vote. The proposals are aimed at preventing a total financial collapse and a possible exit from the eurozone, reported the BBC. Tsipras is expected to win parliament’s nod, despite opposition from the left of his own Syriza party. A parliamentary spokesman for Syriza, Nikos Filis,

  • farmers

    UP government seeks immediate release of Rs.7,543.14 cr from NCC Funds

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has sought immediate release of Rs.7,543.14 crore from the National Calamity Contingency Fund to disburse compensation to farmers who suffered crop loss in unseasonal rains earlier this year, an official said on Friday.


    MPPEB to go digital via mobile app for more transparency

    Bhopal: With the Vyapam scam denting its image, the BJP government in Madhya Pradesh has decided to digitise the working of the Professional Examination Board to make it more transparent even as a mobile App has now been launched for the convenience of examinees. “The entire functioning of Vyapam (Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal) will be made transparent and digital,” state Technical and Higher Education Minister Umashankar Gupta said here yesterday after launching the App

  • Pacific islands cable breaks, cutting off phones, Internet

    Hagatna (Guam): A telecommunications outage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has eased slightly. A break in an undersea cable had disconnected the islands’ telecommunications with Guam and the rest of the world, but some phone connection has been restored.

  • Facebook, Videos

    Soon, you might get music videos in FB feed

    New York: Soon you might be watching music videos in your Facebook news feed. According to the media reports, Facebook is trying to set up deals with major record companies to put music videos in news feed.  Facebook has held preliminary discussions with multiple labels over the past few weeks, and is looking to start inserting videos selected by record companies in the coming months.  The move is being seen as an attempt

  • 3D-printed soft robot jumps

    3D-printed soft robot jumps like humans

    Washington: The world’s first 3D-printed robot has been created with a rigid core but a soft exterior that helps him take multiple jumps and adapt better with humans. The nature-inspired robot is capable of more than 30 untethered jumps and is powered by a mix of butane and oxygen, said engineers from Harvard University and the University of California (UC)- San Diego. “Bringing together soft and rigid materials will help create a

  • Smoking

    Secondhand smoke increases stroke risk

    Washington: Secondhand smoke may increase the risk of stroke by about 30 per cent for nonsmokers, a new study has warned. Researchers used data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, a population-based, longitudinal study investigating cardiovascular disease events and mortality endpoints among white (55 per cent) and African American (45 per cent) adults aged greater than 45 years in the US.

  • Peppermint oil, cinnamon

    Peppermint oil and cinnamon heals wounds

    New York: Scientists have found a way to package antimicrobial compounds from peppermint and cinnamon in tiny capsules that can both kill bacteria on chronic wounds and actively promote healing. Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health problems and are tough to treat.  The new material, reported in the journal ACS Nano, could be used as a topical antibacterial treatment and disinfectant.

  • black-hole

    Super-sized black hole that outgrew its galaxy spotted

    New York: Challenging previous notions about the way host galaxies grow in relation to black holes, an international team of astronomers has spotted a super-sized black hole that grew much faster than its host galaxy. The discovery runs counter to most observations about black holes as in most cases black holes and their host galaxies expand at the same rate. Black holes are massive areas of space with extraordinarily strong gravity that can

  • Coffee has nothing to do with obesity, diabetes

    Washington DC : You can drink your cup of coffee worry free and a new study has shown that coffee neither increases nor decreases the risk of lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes. New research from the University of Copenhagen and Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, which is also the world’s first to have used genes to investigate the impact of coffee on the body, analysed 93,000 Danes from the Copenhagen General Population

  • 110cc bike Livo

    HMSI launches 110cc bike Livo priced up to Rs 55,489

    New Delhi: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today expanded its entry-level bike range by launching 110cc bike Livo priced up to Rs 55,489 (ex-showroom Delhi). The company at present sells three Dream series models in the 110cc segment including Dream Yuga. “Livo is the curtain raiser of Honda’s aggressive pace of new and exciting motorcycle model line up for India,” HMSI President and CEO Keita Muramatsu told reporters here. The company will deliver on

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    N Chandrababu Naidu seeks Centre’s support for renewable projects in AP

    New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today sought Centre’s support to make his state a ‘model state’ in renewable energy projects including solar and wind hybrid projects. Naidu met Coal, Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal here and discussed various issues related to development of power and renewable energy sector in Andhra Pradesh.

  • BMW India

    Proud to ‘Make in India’: BMW announces brand new prices

    Gurgaon (Haryana) : Celebrating the ‘Make in India’ initiative, BMW India has announced brand new prices for the portfolio of locally produced cars. BMW India has already strengthened its commitment to the Indian market by increasing the level of localization at BMW Plant Chennai up to 50 percent. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “The future belongs to India. If you want to benefit from the dynamics of the Indian market,