Free Press Journal
  • violence

    How peer influence can reduce dating violence

    New York: Positive peer influences are associated with decreased dating violence, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher, which looks deeper at risk and protective factors among teenagers who report dating violence and alcohol use, shows. “We wanted to understand why dating violence occurs among young adults, so we analysed individual and social factors that might contribute,” said lead author Vijay Singh from the University of Michigan Injury Centre. Patients ages 14

  • heart

    New artificial ‘foam’ heart pumps fluid

    Washington: Researchers have designed a new type of lightweight and stretchable “foam” material that can possibly be used to create artificial hearts and prosthetic body parts. Researchers at Cornell University created an artificial heart out of the foam which has the ability to pump fluid and contract easily.

  • drinking

    Why drinking and sex don’t go down well for women

    New York: If a girl’s first sexual experience involves alcohol, she is more likely to be at risk for problems such as sexual assault, and this risk may persist in her future also, new research has found.

  • ear

    Genetic blueprint of inner ear cell development created

    Washington: Scientists have used a sensitive new technology to create the first high-resolution gene expression map of the newborn mouse inner ear. The findings provide new insight into how epithelial cells in the inner ear develop and differentiate into specialised cells that serve critical functions for hearing and maintaining balance.

  • artificial skin

    Artificial ‘skin’ that could feel sensation created

    Washington: Stanford engineers have created a plastic “skin” that can detect how hard it is being pressed and generate an electric signal to deliver this sensory input directly to a living brain cell. The finding may ultimately lead to a flexible electronic fabric embedded with sensors that could cover a prosthetic limb and replicate some of skin’s sensory functions, researchers said.

  • SC verdict on NJAC: Govt questions transparency of collegium system

    Bengaluru/New Delhi: Expressing “surprise” over Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a new law to appoint judges to the higher judiciary, government today questioned the transparency of the old collegium system which has been revived with the verdict.

  • Farmers suicides, documentary delves into crisis

    Bengaluru: With a spike in farmers’ suicides in recent months, the plight of peasants in the wake of the brewing storm in the farming sector has been brought out poignantly in a documentary with a critical analysis on the churning dyanmics in the distressed farming field.

  • J K Lakshmi Cement gets green nod for Rs 300-cr Bihar project

    New Delhi: J K Lakshmi Cement has got green nod for setting up of a clinker grinding unit with a capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum along with 10 MW DG set and autoclaved aerated concrete block in Kishanganj district in Bihar, entailing an investment of Rs 300 crore. “Based on the recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee, the Environment Ministry has given the environment clearance (EC) to J K Lakshmi Cement’s proposed project in Bihar,” a senior Environment

  • call

    Call drop penalty takes effect from January

    New Delhi: India’s telecom watchdog on Friday said mobile phone operators have to compensate subscribers on call drops from January 1 next year at the rate of a rupee for each such failure. A notification from the Telecom Regulatory Authotity of India (TRAI) said the calling consumer will get a credit of Re.1 per call drop, limited to three such occurances per day in a 24-hour cycle. Following that, the mobile operators

  • Recertification of carriers to be completed in a month: DGCA

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA today said recertification of all scheduled airlines would be completed in the next month and so far 10 carriers have been recertified. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) began the recertification process for the scheduled carriers earlier this year.

  • selectusa

    US pitches for Indian FDI through SelectUSA

    Kolkata: A US trade agency is in the city for a roadshow to attract Indian investments. The agency, ‘SelectUSA’s arrival followed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent US trip. “This is the first roadshow in India from SelectUSA,” agency’s executive director Vinai Thummalapally said here today.

  • nasscom

    Nasscom ropes in Facebook to build innovative apps

    Bengaluru: Indian IT industry’s representative body Nasscom has announced roping in of social media giant Facebook for its innovation programme to make the creative developer community build the next billion applications (apps) and mobile websites in the country. Nasscom and Facebook together announced “Leaders Building for the Next Billion Programme” aimed at inspiring large-scale innovation for new internet users, a Nasscom statement said on Thursday.

  • infosys

    Former Infosys CFO V Balakrishnan joins Chennai firm

    Chennai: Former Chief Financial Officer of IT major Infosys Ltd, V Balakrishnan today joined city-based digital consultancy firm Kaar Technologies as an Independent Director. A veteran in the information technology sector, Balakrishnan would also head Audit Committee of Kaar Technologies, its Chairman and CEO Maran Nagarajan said.

  • online

    EPFO eyes online PF withdrawal facility by March end

    New Delhi: All that paperwork for withdrawing your PF money may soon be history. Retirement fund body EPFO is hopeful of launching an online PF withdrawal facility by March end after the Supreme Court extended voluntary use of Aadhaar card to government schemes, including provident fund.

  • Arun Jaitley

    SC order on Aadhaar a positive step forward: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Supreme Court order on Aadhaar is a positive step forward and will encourage voluntary use of the identification number. The apex court had yesterday permitted citizens to voluntarily use Aadhaar card for availing benefits under schemes like MGNREGA, Prime Minister’s JanDhan Yojana and all types of pension schemes and PF.

  • capital investments

    VC investments hit record high of $1.44 bn in Jan-Sep: Study

    New Delhi: Venture capital investments surged to an all time high to USD 1.44 billion by way of 323 deals in the first nine months of the year and Internet and mobile companies continued to attract maximum number of investments, a report says. According to data from Venture Intelligence, the deal tally for VC investments at 323 deals worth USD 1,438 million have crossed the previous historical high of 2014 (which had witnessed 304 investments worth USD 1,170 million across

  • Anyone with humanism will condemn Dadri incident: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

    New Delhi: Amid political slugfest on the lynching of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh over beef-eating rumours, Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said that anyone with an element of humanism would condemn the incident and such things must be checked.

  • nickel

    Nickel strengthens on industrial demand

    New Delhi: Nickel prices strengthened by Rs 3 per kg at the non-ferrous metal market today owing to pick up in demand from consuming industries. Traders attributed the rise in nickel prices to pick up in demand from consuming industries. In the national capital, nickel plate (4×4) rose by Rs 3 to Rs 910-915 per kg. Following are today’s metal rates (in Rs per kg): Zinc ingot Rs 118-124, Nickel plate (4×4) Rs 910-915, Gun metal scrap Rs 227, Bell metal

  • Richard Rahul Verma

    US envoy concludes `productive’ visit to Haryana, Punjab

    Chandigarh : United States Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has wrapped up a `productive’ two-day visit to Punjab and Haryana after his official tour to Chandigarh, Ludhiana and Apra in Punjab.