Free Press Journal
  • A billion users on Gmail, WhatsApp

    Mumbai : According to ANI  Internet giant Google’s email service, Gmail has reached one billion monthly active users, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai said while announcing the Q4 2015 earnings.

  • DDCA likely to get  2.8 cr from BCCI

    New Delhi : Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal, appointed observer for the recent India-South Africa test here, on Tuesday told Delhi High Court that DDCA may be entitled to an estimated Rs 2.8 crore as additional payment from BCCI for hosting the match at Ferozshah Kotla stadium last year.Apart from the amount, the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) would also be entitled to media rights shares for the test from BCCI, which will

  • Activists hail move to re-examine gay sex verdict!

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court’s move to order re-examination of its verdict criminalising sexual activity between same sex consenting adults under section 377 of IPC was widely welcomed by activists today as “hope of upholding the democracy” in the country.

  • France wants naval version of jets for India

    New Delhi :  As India and France work on the deal for 36 Rafale jets for the IAF, a high-level team of Dassault Aviation met senior officials here, pitching for the naval version of the fighter plane for the country’s next indigenous aircraft carrier – Vishal. Sources said, the team from France gave a detailed presentation to senior Navy officers on various aspects of the naval version and the benefits it would offer

  • Positive fantasies may lead to depression

    New York : Positive fantasies about how future events will turn out might boost your mood now but may actually lead to increased depressive symptoms in the long run, a new study has claimed.In a series of four studies, researchers from New York University (NYU) found that the more positively participants fantasised about the future, the fewer depressive symptoms they showed at that moment but the more symptoms they showed at a follow-up

  • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan (4th from L) with Deputy Governors S S Mundra, R Gandhi, H R Khan and Urjit Patel during a press conference announcing the RBI monetary policy at RBI Headquarters in Mumbai

    Revival of pvt investment key to higher growth: RBI

    The Sixth Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement 2015-16, coming in just before the government’s annual budget statement, followed market expectations. The monetary policy kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.75%. The RBI kept the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), as also the liquidity provisions under the overnight repos and the 14-day repos and long-term repos unchanged. Neither were there any changes in the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR). The ‘status quo’ seems to be

  • ‘It will be a challenge to stop Mahendra Singh Dhoni’

    New Delhi : Suresh Raina, who was appointed skipper of Gujarat Lions , said it will be a challenge for them to stop Mahendra Singh Dhoni, especially when he plays the helicopter shot.

  • Controversy grips U-19 WC as West Windies ‘mankad’ Zimbabwe

    Chittagong : West Indies Under-19 bowler Keemo Paul ‘Mankaded’ last Zimbabwe batsman Richard Ngarava in the final over to help his side progress to the quarter-finals of the ongoing World Cup here on Tuesday. The word ‘Mankad’ came from an incident that happened during India’s tour of Australia on December 13, 1947, in the second Test at Sydney. India’s Vinoo Mankad ran out Bill Brown when, in the act of delivering the ball, he

  • Pathankot happened because of dropped ‘smart wire fences’

    NEW DELHI : The terror attack on the Pathankot airbase a month ago has brought to light a shelved project to install ‘small fences’ around all 54 major airbases just because of the high costs.  A Rs 5,000-crore estimate was prepared back in 2011 for the ‘small fences’ but the project was dropped after installing these fences at three airbases of the Indian Air Force in the northern states. A pilot project to

  • Don’t make a farce of NREGA, Cong to govt

    NEW DELHI : The Congress on Tuesday asked the government not to make a farce of discovering virtues in the UPA”s flagship programmes like MGNREGA and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) using Aadhaar after slamming them as ‘living monuments of the 60 years of Congress misdeeds.’

  • 2 warcriminals sentenced to death in B’desh

    Dhaka : Two members of the notorious Razakar Bahini, an auxiliary force of the Pakistani army, were sentenced to death by a Bangladeshi warcrimes tribunal for crimes committed, mainly against Hindus, during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Obaidul Haq Taher, 66, and Ataur Rahman Noni, 62, are members of the Razakar force, an auxiliary force of the Pakistan Army.

  • Blood pressure pills may improve social skills in autism patients

    New York : US researchers have found that a medication commonly used to treat high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat may have the potential to improve some social functions of individuals with autism. Propranolol was first reported to improve the language and sociability skills of individuals with autism in 1987, but it was not a randomised, controlled trial. While its intended use is to treat high blood pressure, propranolol has been used off-label

  • 16-year-old pulls down Viswanathan Anand

    Gibraltar : Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle with his form as he lost to 16-year old International Master Benjamin Gledura of Hungary in the seventh round of the Masters section of Gibraltar International Chess festival on Tuesday.

  • Not too worried about current Re value: RBI

    Mumbai : RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said the rupee’s current level does not warrant any concern, even as he maintained the central bank will continue to intervene in the market by selling and buying dollars.

  • Jittery WHO presses alarm bells on Zika

    Geneva : The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an international emergency over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in America.