Free Press Journal
  • hospitals

    New multi-specialty hospital opens in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A 75-bed multi-specialty hospital was inaugurated here on Saturday as part of the state government’s initiative to encourage private medical services. Spread over 25,000 square feet, the SRV Hospital will provide patients 24-hour emergency service, surgical treatments in all major specialties and a well equipped outpatient department.

  • Tirupati-Shirdi train launched

    Tirupati: Linking two of the most popular pilgrim centres in the country, a weekly train between Tirupati and Shirdi was flagged off by Railway Minister Suresh
    Prabhu here today. The express train would offer direct connectivity between Tirupati-Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, and Shirdi, where the mandir of Shri Sai Baba is located, both of which attract hundreds of thousands of pilgrims throughout the year.

  • Nitish kumar

    Reduce travel time in Bihar to below 5hrs: Nitish to road dept

    Patna: Stressing on improvement of road connectivity in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today directed road construction department to reduce travel time to not more than five hours between here and corner of the state. The road projects in Bihar should be executed expeditiously and ensure monitoring of the ongoing works to ensure that travel time by road from anywhere in the state to Patna should not take more than five hours, he told a review meeting of the road

  • 7 doctors booked over minor girl’s death in Goa

    Panaji(Goa): Seven doctors attached to a private hospital have been booked for alleged negligence leading to the death of an eight-year-old girl in South Goa, police said today.The girl was admitted to the private hospital on November 12 from where her parents shifted her to the state-run Goa Medical College and Hospital on December 21 in a critical condition, Cuncolim police said.

  • Shaking up – Trends and Technologies 2016

    Globally technology is not just constantly evolving and maturing but has started to accelerate rapidly. Chandragupta Amritkar tries to compile some of the most interesting Trends and Technologies for 2016.

  • China mulls first amendment to wildlife law

    Beijing: China’s top legislature is deliberating an amendment to the Wildlife Law, the first since it came into force in 1989. The draft was submitted on Saturday for its first reading at the bi-monthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • 11 new governors take oath in Egypt

    Cairo: A total of 11 new governors were sworn in before Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday, days after the media highlighted possible gubernatorial changes. The new reshuffle includes the governorates of Alexandria, Suez, Gharbiya, Karf al-Sheikh, Aswan, Port Said, Sharqiya, Giza, Minya, Qalyobiya and Bani Swief, Xinhua cited the presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef as saying.

  • Greek Bank

    Most Greeks pessimistic about economy in 2016: Poll

    Athens: Most Greek citizens are pessimistic and anxious about their country’s economic situation in 2016, a poll showed on Saturday. Up to 81.4 percent of the respondents said they were pessimistic about the country’s course in 2016, Xinhua cited an opinion poll as saying.

  • Modi’s Pakistan visit makes a splash in US media

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise stop in Pakistan to meet his counterpart Nawaz Sharif has made quite a splash here, with the US media hailing the significance of his “spontaneous personal diplomacy”. The Wall Street Journal said Modi’s “gesture” was “likely to lend momentum to a tentative reconciliation process between the estranged, nuclear-armed neighbours”.

  • Sitaram Yechury

    Match-fixing between BJP, Trinamool over Saradha: Yechury

    Kolkata: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said there was “match-fixing” between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress over the CBI probe into the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam. “Match-fixing is going on between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress.

  • Naveen Patnaik

    BJD to continue fight against central negligence: Naveen

    Bhubaneswar: Setting a target to develop Odisha as the most developed state in the country by 2036, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said the ruling BJD would continue to fight against negligence by successive central governments.

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    Utilise funds under MNREGS optimally, Naidu asks collectors

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today directed district collectors to fully utilise funds under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) for the construction of farm ponds that will help mitigate drought conditions.

  • teeth

    Bioactive glass fillings to prolong tooth life

    New York: Bioactive glass can be used in tooth fillings to reduce the ability of bacteria to attack composite tooth fillings, and perhaps even provide some of the minerals needed to replace those lost to tooth decay, engineers from Oregon State University said. Some studies suggest the average lifetime of a posterior dental composite is only six years.

  • Indian-origin Rambarran fired as T&T central bank’s governor

    Port-of-Spain: There is uproar on both sides of the political and ethnic divide over the sacking of Jwala Rambarran, who is of Indian descent, as governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, the twin-island nation in the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago Finance Minister Colm Imbert accused Rambarran of violating several laws, for which he and could face criminal charges. He was appointed by former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who is also of Indian

  • Meet the animal that may live forever 

    New York: Is there a creature that can defeat death? Yes, says new research that confirmed that the tiny hydra – a centimetre-long polyp that inhabits fresh water all over the world – does not show any sign of deteriorating with age and, if kept in ideal conditions, may just live forever.

  • Radiohead releases unused James Bond theme song

    London: Rock band Radiohead has offered a surprise to their fans — a new song, which was initially recorded for the latest James Bond film “Spectre”. Thom Yorke, frontman of the band, said they were asked to write the theme for the twenty fourth James Bond film last year, but it “didn’t work out” well, reports

  • Doping test

    Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s rights partly restored: sports minister

    Moscow: The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) had been partly restored in its rights, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said. “The process of restoring RUSADA in its rights is underway and some of them have already returned,” Mutko said on Friday, reports Tass. “We are speaking here about the plans on the anti-doping work, issuance of permissions to cross the border for relevant organisations coming here.”

  • ‘Bangladesh safer than other countries’

    Dhaka: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said that Bangladesh is safer than other countries, despite the recent murders of foreigners, death threats to priests and gun and bomb attacks. “People in Bangladesh are more risk-free than people in any other country in the world,” he said, a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Rajshahi district.

  • RBI

    RBI’s attempts to stabilise rupee depletes Forex by $1.40 bn: Experts

    Mumbai: Efforts by India’s central bank to arrest the depreciation in rupee value depleted the country’s foreign exchange reserves (Forex) by $1.40 billion in the week ended December 18. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) weekly statistical supplement, the Forex reserves stood at $351.10 billion for the week under review. Market observers cited the central bank’s attempts to arrest the fall in the rupee’s value, as the main reason for the