Free Press Journal
  • Tobacco use kills over 1.3 million every year in Southeast Asia: WHO

    Dili (Timor-Leste) :  Over 1.3 million people die of tobacco consumption in Southeast Asia every year, with the region consisting of 250 million smokers and nearly the same number of smokeless tobacco users, according to a senior official of World Health Organization

  • India rejects Pfizer’s patent application for arthritis drug

    New Delhi :  India’s patent office has again rejected US drug major Pfizer’s new patent application for its rheumatoid arthritis medicine, tofacitinib, citing it did not enhance the efficacy of the existing approved drug.

  • Draw your own 360-degree view of Earth with new Google app

    New York :  Google has launched a new Street View app that will not only let you navigate through the Earth with a 360-degree view but allow you to shoot your own 360-degree photos and upload directly on the app, reports IANS.

  • Here’s how you keep balance while jogging

    London :  Do you know why a jogger does not feel dizzy or lose balance while a roller-coaster rider can find his or her head spinning with no control over the abrupt dips and swoops? The secret is hidden in the sensory hair cells in your inner ear, says IANS.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Wait for final OROP order for clarity, says Manohar Parrikar

    Mumbai :  With confusion surrounding who among the retirees will get the benefits of One Rank, One Pension, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday asked all those concerned to wait for the final order, which will “explain it properly”.

  • There is space to accommodate OROP burden: Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi :  The government said it has the “space” to absorb the burden of Rs.8000-10,000 crore on account of OROP and that it would not hurt its fiscal consolidation programme.

  • Wish to pen a book? Make a splash with blogging

    New Delhi :  To write a book someday…what an often heard, yet-to-be fulfilled dream! If it’s a long cherished wish of yours too, it’s probably time to take a leaf out of some of the bloggers-turned-authors’ books. According to these authors, their first step into the literary world started with their blog which gave them all that was needed — confidence, discipline and a dedicated audience.

  • ‘BEING WITH [NATURE],’ NOT MERELY ‘DOING TO’

    THERE are many ways of doing things, but I want to suggest that you get out of the ‘doing to’ syndrome. If, with your garden or animal companion, you have continued with the usual set of routine of ‘doing to’, instead of consciously ‘being with’, then you are missing out on one of the most valuable experiences that Nature/Life can offer you.

  • 25 injured Govindas still admitted, condition stable

    Mumbai : The recent data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated that 25 injured Govindas are still recuperating in various civic-run hospitals. The report further informed that the condition of all the Govindas is stable and might soon get discharge from their respective hospitals.

  • Saina has eyes trained on Japan Open title

    Tokyo : After clinching a silver at the World the Championship, world No. 1 Saina Nehwal will look to continue her rampaging form when she opens her campaign at the $275,000 Japan Super Series, which gets underway with the qualifiers here today.

  • Bangladesh cricketer faces arrest over maid’s torture

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s national cricketer Shahadat Hossain (in pic) and his wife have been accused of beating and torturing their 11-year-old maid, police said today as they sought to arrest the couple.

  • Yogeshwar to spearhead India at Worlds

    Las Vegas : With an aim to bag as many Olympic quota places as possible, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt will spearhead the Indian attack even as all eyes will be on Narsingh Yadav’s performance in the absence of a more fancied Sushil Kumar at the World Wrestling Championship here.

  • Zomato raises $60 mn from Temasek and Vy Capital

    New Delhi :  Online restaurant guide and food ordering firm Zomato has raised $60 million (over Rs 400 crore) in a fresh round of funding led by Singapore investment company Temasek along with participation from existing investor Vy Capital.

  • OROP

    OROP: A welcome outcome, indeed

    At last, we have a resolution for the vexed one rank, one pension problem. If a few military retirees are still asking for more, they should be ignored. Without doubt, the government has taken the decision with a heavy heart. For, the sums involved are humongous.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Add customers, but also care about them: Prasad to telcos

    Gurgaon :  Asking mobile operators to address the problem of call drops, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said government doesn’t appreciate when they just add customers but do not look after their convenience.

  • HDFC storm to big win

    FPJ Sports Desk (Mumbai): HDFC proved too good for Juhu Beach United as they recorded a convincing 3-0 in a First Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2014-15, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Monday evening. Combining well as a team, HDFC scored their goals through Jayesh Naik, Prakyaph Shetty and Nigel D’Souza to walk away with the full three points.

  • After 38 years, Pele set for another India visit

    New Delhi : It’s time for the ‘sleeping giant’ to wake up from its slumber as football legend Pele will grace India in October, adding to the festive mood in the country that hosted him 38 years ago.

  • Your Day 08 Sept 2015

    Aries:- An imperfect use of your energy will bring some health issues. Be ready for some oppositions and criticisms that might leave you uncomfortable. Court cases have to handle with care today.