Free Press Journal
  • Housing

    SoftBank invests Rs 100 cr more in Housing.com

    New Delhi: Japan-based SoftBank has invested an additional Rs 100 crore in Housing.com to drive the growth of the realty portal. Announcing the fresh funding, Mumbai-based Housing.com said that “it has secured a fresh round of funding from SoftBank, its largest investor”.

  • France returns head of Hindu statue taken 130 years ago

    Phnom Penh: The head of a Hindu deity’s statue from the 7th century was returned by France and reattached to its body today for display at a museum, more than 130 years after it was spirited away.

  • Women-only two-wheeler taxi service launched by Bikxie

    New Delhi: Two-wheeler taxi service provider, Bikxie launched its women-only service, Bikxie Pink in Gurgaon to offer first-of-its-kind taxi service in India where women drivers will fleet scooty’s.

  • Samsung launches Gear 2, Gear VR headset in India

    New Delhi : South Korean electronic giant Samsung on Thursday launched Samsung Gear 2 — a sleek and smart wearable and Gear virtual reality (VR) headset — for the Indian comsumers that will enable them augment and personalise their entertainment experience like never before.

  • Social anxiety heritable but affected by environment

    London: Genes play a crucial role over time although environmental factors matter most in the short term, according to a study into social anxiety and avoiding personality disorders. “The results show a surprisingly high heritability of the long-term risk of developing social anxiety,” said Fartein Ask Torvik, a researcher in the department of genetics, environment and mental health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

  • Man rapped for extra-marital affair, acquitted of rape charge

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has rapped a man for having an extra-marital affair, saying he should take the jail term undergone during the rigorous trial in a rape case as a lesson for his “sinful and mischievous deeds”. The court, however, absolved him of the charge of rape levelled by a 24-year-old woman, whom he allegedly deceitfully married by concealing his marital status, saying the relation between them was consensual.

  • Teenagers with allergies at greater depression risk

    New York: Teenagers with food allergies are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study reveals. The mothers of teenagers with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report they are suffering from emotional and behavioural problems such as depression, anxiety or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — a condition in which a person has trouble paying attention to and focusing on tasks,

  • Why your brain makes you slip up when anxious?

    London: British neuroscientists have identified the brain network system that causes us to stumble and stall, which may have a disastrous effect on our performance. Scientists at the University of Sussex’s Sackler Centre and Brighton and Sussex Medical School were able to pinpoint the brain area that causes the performance mishaps during an experiment using functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging (fMRI).

  • 4G

    Vodafone rolls out 4G SIM in Delhi NCR

    New Delhi: Vodafone has introduced 4G SIM cards in Delhi NCR as it gears up to roll out the high speed mobile internet services in the region soon. “We want to make the transition to 4G smooth and seamless for our 10 million customers in Delhi & NCR. We want them to be 4G-ready so that they start experiencing the benefits of high speed mobile internet services as soon as they are launched

  • Water supply partially restored, to be ‘normal’ by evening

    New Delhi: A day after high level of ammonia forced the closure of Wazirabad and Chandrawal treatment plants, partial water supply was restored from both the facilities that serve large parts of the capital, including Lutyens’ zone.

  • Five cr LED bulbs distributed, count to double in 2 mths: Govt

    New Delhi: Government today said Energy Efficiency Services has distributed over five crore energy-efficient LED bulbs so far and this count will nearly double to 10 crore in the the next two months. Energy Efficiency Services Ltd, a joint venture of PSUs of Power Ministry, has completed distributing five crore LED bulbs under Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) on Thursday morning, an official statement said.

  • hockey

    Hockey India welcomes two new academies

    New Delhi: Hockey India today announced the inclusion of two new academies as members of the national body and said their training centres will be used for the development of young talents of the country.

  • Weekend binges as bad as regular junk food

    Sydney: If you are strict with your diet during the week and eat junk over the weekend, then maybe you are undoing all the good work done during the week. Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk, a new study warned.

  • Andre Agassi says match-fixing wasn’t on his radar when he played

    Andre Agassi says match-fixing in tennis “never even made my radar” while he was on tour. The eight-time Grand Slam title winner, who retired from the sport in 2006, said in a phone interview with The Associated Press that he never had any brush with the sort of corruption that was alleged in recent media reports and has been the main topic of conversation at the Australian Open.

  • Suspected terrorist escapes from train in MP

    Itarsi (MP):  A suspected terrorist, who was being taken from Tamil Nadu to Lucknow for a court hearing, escaped by jumping off a running train with his handcuffs on near Itarsi railway station, police said today. Syed Ahmed Ali (38) jumped from Raptisagar Super Fast Express at around midnight yesterday and fled, Hoshangabad’s Superintendent of Police Ashutosh Pratap Singh said.

  • Netaji cremation records released online

    London: A UK website set up to catalogue the last days of Subhash Chandra Bose has released the evidence given by a Taiwanese official who claimed to have prepared Netaji’s body for cremation after his death in a plane crash in 1945.

  • Unclaimed bag near Haridwar railway station sparks alarm

    Dehradun: Security personnel went into a tizzy today after an unclaimed bag was detected near Haridwar railway station, two days after four youths with suspected terror links were arrested in the state.However, nothing dangerous was found in the bag, police officials said.

  • Flashing lights, music can turn you into risky gamblers

    New York: Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making, shows a study. The study which laid the groundwork for possible treatment of gambling addiction in humans, discovered that rats behaved like problem gamblers when sound and light cues were added to a “rat casino” model.

  • ABVP leader demands fair probe, denies he lied about assault

    Hyderabad: ABVP leader Nandanam Susheel Kumar, who has been accused of abetting suicide of dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, today demanded a “fair” inquiry and rejected claims that he had lied about being assaulted by Rohith and other members Ambedkar Students’ Association (ASA) at Hyderabad University.