Free Press Journal
  • Painkiller, abuse, depression

    New powerful, non-addictive painkiller developed

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new peptide-based powerful painkiller that is as strong as morphine but has fewer side effects and is not addictive. Using rats, scientists compared several engineered variants of the neurochemical endomorphin – found naturally in the body – to morphine to measure their effectiveness and side effects.

  • New Zealand, South Africa, England aim to improve ODI rankings

    Dubai: Following their 2-0 One-Day International (ODI) series win over Pakistan which helped them gain a place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, New Zealand will look for further improvement when they face Australia in a three-match series starting in Auckland on Wednesday.

  • billion scam

    21 arrested in China over $7.6 billion scam

    Beijing: Chinese authorities have arrested 21 people involved in an online finance scheme in which some 900,000 investors lost about 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion), the media reported on Monday.

  • TArun Gogoi

    Gogoi presents interim budget in poll-bound Assam

    Guwahati: ssam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today presented a Rs 33,687.43 crore interim Budget for the first six months of 2016-17 financial year urging the Centre for more support to tide over the state’s financial crisis. “To defray the obligatory and other necessary expenses, I seek Vote-on-Account on the demand for grants for an aggregate amount of Rs 33,68,743.21 lakh for the period from 1st of April, 2016 to 30th September, 2016,” Gogoi

  • schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia symptoms vary with different brain features

    Washington: In a breakthrough, scientists have linked the symptoms of schizophrenia with the brain’s anatomical features by using sophisticated brain-imaging techniques, a finding that may lead to new treatments for the disorder. By analysing the brain’s anatomy, researchers have demonstrated the existence of distinctive subgroups among patients diagnosed with schizophrenia, who suffer from different symptoms.

  • RBI

    RBI may hold rates to check inflationary pressures

    New Delhi: Amid rising inflationary pressures, RBI may maintain status quo in the monetary policy review tomorrow and wait for cues from the Budget that would provide key macroeconomic direction. However, some experts also feel that there is a case for front-loading of interest rate cut to give a push to the economy. Budget 2016-17 will be announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 29.

  • JS Deepak takes charge as Telecom Secretary

    New Delhi: JS Deepak today took charge as the Telecom Secretary, following last week’s top-level bureaucratic reshuffle. Deepak, a 1982 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, assumes charge at a time when the Department of Telecom is preparing for the next round of spectrum auction. Trai has already given the recommendations for the base price of spectrum in seven banks. The auction is likely to take place later this year.

  • K Babu returns as Kerala Excise Minister     

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader K Babu, who had resigned as state excise minister nine days ago in the wake of Vigilance court directing filing of an FIR against him in the bar bribery case, today returned to the Oommen Chandy cabinet after the Kerala High Court stayed the order.

  • rajinikanth

    Rajinikanth thanks Centre for choosing him for Padma Vibhushan

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth today thanked the Centre for choosing him for the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award last week. “I express my hearty thanks,” he told reporters at the airport when asked about the Centre announcing the award for him.

  • Vin Diesel shares first images from ‘xXx…’ set

    Los Angeles: Actor Vin Diesel has shared on his official Facebook page several photographs from the shooting location of upcoming action film “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage”, which will mark the Hollywood debut of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone.

  • Want to work with Govinda once again: Tabu

    Mumbai: Versatile actress Tabu says she is keen to work with comedy king Govinda, with whom she featured in the 1996 film “Saajan Chale Sasural”.

  • How my daughter changed my mind about health insurance

    When my daughter started working, one of the first things she did was to take out a health insurance policy. I was quite taken aback by her decision. Was she sick and not telling us? I decided to sit down with her and have a conversation about it. I asked her a bunch of questions, and she patiently answered them all. To my surprise, she was able to convince me to apply for medical/

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad

    BJP has ‘murdered democracy’ in Arunachal: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has murdered democracy by recommending President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Telr to offer flexible solutions to start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs

    New Delhi: International e-payment gateway Telr announced the launch of the first merchant self on-boarding solution in India that will enable fast and seamless integration without upfront costs. The launch aims to assist the country’s merchants in building robust online businesses through its rich, secure payments gateway as well as value-added services.

  • Myanmar house begins new session with Suu Kyi party

    Naypyitaw (Myanmar): Hundreds of newly elected legislators, a majority of them from pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party today began a parliament session that will install Myanmar’s first democratically-elected government in more than 50 years. The session marks a historic turnaround for the National League for Democracy party, which for years was suppressed by the military. The party won 80 per cent of the elected seats in general elections in November for

  • invisible magnetic Sun

    In a first, watch ‘invisible’ magnetic Sun in action

    Washington: NASA space scientists, trying hard to understand the Sun’s electromagnetic field that is crucial for future deep space travel, have released a first-ever video model of the Sun showing how its magnetic field behaves.

  • Obesity, Kids

    Maternal obesity, diabetes putting kids at autism risk

    Washington: A team of researchers has found out that women, who are obese and have diabetes during the time of their pregnancy, are four times as likely to have children with autism than healthy weight mothers without diabetes.