Free Press Journal
  • Steep weight loss in older women indicates Alzheimer’s

    London : Women with a gene variant associated with Alzheimer’s disease experience a steeper decline in body mass index (BMI) after age 70 than those women without the version of the gene, says a study, according to IANS.

  • Texting tied to poor academic performance

    Washington : Teenage girls who compulsively text are more likely than their male counterparts to do worse academically, scientists have found, reports PTI.

  • Expectant dads get depressed, too

    Toronto : While “baby blues” as well as prenatal depression are linked mainly with women, researchers have now found that a significant number of first-time expectant fathers too experience depression during their partner’s pregnancy, reports IANS.

  • More sex is better for pregnancy

    New York : Regular intercourse even during the so called “non-fertile” periods increase your chances of having a baby because sexual activity triggers physiological changes in the body that increase a woman’s possibility of getting pregnant, new research has found, reports IANS.

  • Visual cortex can take important decisions: study

    New York : Visual cortex, the part of the brain responsible for seeing, can take decisions just like the brain’s traditional “higher level” areas, finds a study, says IANS.

  • Be positive to keep heart disease at bay

    New York : People with a positive psychological state such as those who are enthusiastic or interested are likely to develop long-term healthy habits that are important for lowering the risk of heart disease, says a new study, reports IANS.

  • At times, bad jokes by boss can improve job satisfaction

    New York : If relationships are good, use of both positive and negative humour by leaders can help improve their subordinates’ job satisfaction, suggests new research, according to IANS.

  • Microsoft unveils LUMIA 640 4G phone at Rs 17,399

    Chennai: Microsoft today launched LUMIA 640 LTE 4G device priced at Rs 17,399 with an aim to widen its portfolio in the mobile devices space under the LUMIA series, reports PTI.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You have neglected your friends a bit, and you must multiply outings and leisure activities. You will have plenty of interactions with friends and groups.

  • The Four Purusharthas Dharma And Harmony

    THE basic spirit of science is to conquer nature while dharma motivates us to respect it and live in tune with it. Science, even though it says that there can be no effect without a cause does not accept any intelligent cause of the creation. They prefer to say it was all an accident, a big bang that started this whole process. Dharma, on the other hand says that the creation is

  • Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel

    Angela Merkel India Visit: A successful visit

    Speaking in Bengaluru on Tuesday at a joint Indo-German business forum, Prime Minister Narendra Modi again reiterated that a goods and services tax would be rolled out next year. Given the known opposition of the Congress Party, it is hard to see how Modi will cross the Rajya Sabha hurdle. Anyway, his optimism suggests that the government might yet be ready to try and persuade the main Opposition to drop its obstreperous

  • dadri incident

    Turning the wheel back, again

    The incident at Dadri, where a citizen was killed recently after a rumour, manifests the level to which people can be driven to. Notwithstanding the fact that education has been universalised and citizens are free to read and choose their religion or remain without one, the majority of people continue to remain gullible. (more…)

  • BCCI President Shashank Manohar

    BCCI stables need a lot more cleaning

    Old traditions, dogmas died giving place to new ones. The hated ‘apartheid’ went out, South Africa returned to the fold making everyone happy including the South Africans who took it out on India beating us on every possible occasion. (more…)

  • HDFC locks in Rs 10,400 cr; NCDs, warrants list at big premium

    Mumbai : In two highly successful offerings, mortgage giant HDFC Ltd has raised Rs 5,000 crore from low- cost non convertible debentures (NCDs) and a further amount of about Rs 5,400 crore would come in from warrants, both of which got listed with a huge premium on Tuesday. HDFC Vice Chairman and CEO Keki Mistry said money raised through NCD issue will be deployed for regular lending purposes while the conversion of warrants

  • Foreign reinsurers may repatriate profit: IRDAI

    New Delhi:  Insurance regulator IRDAI proposed that foreign reinsurers take back earned profit to their country. The repatriation of surplus from a branch of foreign reinsurer may be allowed if the available solvency margin is above 175% of the mandatory requirement, said a report.