Free Press Journal
  • Teenage kids are better at taking financial decisions

    New York : If you find your teenage kids irrational at times and scold them for making bad real-life decisions, listen to their logic with patience as they may actually be more analytical in their economic choices, reports IANS.

  • Apples, green tomatoes can help you fight ageing

    Washington : Eating apples and green tomatoes may help you fight symptoms of ageing, suggests a new study which found a protein that causes muscle weakness and loss during ageing, reports PTI.

  • Desi kid crowned Oz spelling bee champ

    Melborune : Anirudh Kathirvel, a nine-year-old Indian-origin boy, has been crowned champion of the first ‘The Great Australian Spelling Bee’ contest, winning a 50,000 dollars scholarship.

  • Mayawati seeks large number of central forces for Bihar polls

    Lucknow : Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Wednesday stressed on the need for deployment of central forces in large numbers on election duty in Bihar as she flagged concern for free and fair polls in the state.

  • Scribe shot dead in Pakistan

    Islamabad : A senior journalist was shot dead in an attack in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi on Wednesday, the media reported. Aftab Alam was killed when unidentified assailants opened fire at him near his home in North Karachi, Dawn online reported. Alam was shot in the head in the shooting that took place near Sir Syed market. Deputy Inspector General of Police Feroz Shah said three bullets were recovered from the

  • Lalu, Nitish play down Mulayam outbursts

    Patna : RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday sought to play down Mulayam Singh Yadav’s outbursts and decided not to make any “derogatory remarks” on it following the Samajwadi Party chief’s attacks after his party exited the secular alliance.

  • Japan leads world stocks higher; Sensex up 402 pts

    Hong Kong : Fresh Chinese stimulus sparked a global stocks rally in markets that had been coloured red by fears of a slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy, with Tokyo surging almost 8%.

  • Amtek Auto’s arm Castex Tech under Sebi lens

    New Delhi : As a crisis continues at Amtek Auto, markets regulator Sebi has begun a probe into alleged share price manipulation at its listed subsidiary Castex Technologies through forced conversion of foreign bonds.

  • One-on-one tutoring can ease math anxiety in kids

    Washington : Parents, take note! One-on-one tutoring can relieve math anxiety in kids by fixing abnormal responses in the brain’s fear circuits, scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have found, reports PTI.

  • OROP: Ex-servicemen withdraw hunger strike

    OROP should bridge trust deficit

    One of the prime strengths of Indian democracy has been that unlike in neighbouring Pakistan where the army calls the shots regardless of whether it is officially in the saddle or not, the Indian counterpart has been apolitical and detached from political goings-on. Discipline is well-enforced and but for some stray cases of infringements, there is general appreciation of the ‘laxman rekha’ that divides the military and the political establishment.

  • Sena slams MPs urging Hindus to have more kids

    Mumbai : Coming down heavily on BJP MPs urging Hindus to increase their numbers for strengthening the religion, ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena reminded the government that excess population was a factor behind India’s “misery” and said that such views cannot be supported.

  • Godavari,Krishna to be linked in AP, next week

    Hyderabad : In a good news to farmers of the region, Godavari and Krishna rivers would be formally linked next week in Andhra Pradesh as per the government’s ambitious plan for their inter-linkage and towards making the state “drought-proof”.

  • Won’t answer anything on captaincy: Kohli

    New Delhi :  The Indian cricket team’s new-found aggression which has resulted in a few on-field altercations has drawn criticism but Test skipper Virat Kohli refused to be drawn into the brouhaha surrounding the approach.

  • Prison official taken hostage by inmate in France

    Lille (France) : The deputy governor of a high-security prison in northern France has been taken hostage by a ‘particularly dangerous inmate’ who is thought to be armed, authorities said.

  • Bengaluru corporators hide in resorts before Mayor elections

    Bengaluru : Politics, they say is the last resort of the scoundrel, but here it may also be termed as the interim `resort” of corporators. With elections to the Mayor post falls due in a couple of days, the major  parties have resorted to ‘resort politics.’ The BJP, Congress and the JD(S) have hidden their corporators in various resorts in Kodagu and Kerala, spending a whopping Rs 10 crore on their travel

  • State to launch motorbike ambulances from next year

    Mumbai: Amid rising traffic here, the Maharashtra government said it will launch a pilot project of motorbike ambulances in Mumbai from next year with a view to ensure expeditious medical treatment during an accident or any emergency.

  • Call drops: TRAI gives 15 days to telcos; Govt warns of penalty

    New Delhi : Warning telecom companies of penal action over the persisting call drops menace, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said their performance will be reviewed after 15 days and it can “cross the bridge” if situation does not improve.

  • How age impacts your vascular health

    New York : Researchers have identified how the ability of the arteries to supply blood gets impaired with age, a finding that could lead to future treatments for some forms of vascular disease, reports IANS.