Free Press Journal
  • Zika virus may cause eye abnormalities in infants

    Washington : Vision-threatening eye abnormalities in infants with microcephaly – a birth defect characterised by an abnormally small head – may be associated with presumed intrauterine infection with Zika virus, a new study has warned, reports PTI.

  • NASA releases fresh space tourism posters

    New York : The US space agency NASA is not only full of scientists but it is also home to artistic dreamers and thinkers who once again stormed the internet with the release of new space tourism posters. These artists were behind the Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster series that was published last year and after its success, they are now releasing a more extensive run of posters, The Verge reported on Tuesday.

  • Coordination meet at NTPC Vindhyachal

    BHOPAL: The 480th operation coordination meeting of the western regional power committee was organised at NTPC Vindhyachal. SD Taksande, member secretary of the committee inaugurated the meet as chairperson in presence of SK Roy, ED (Vindhyachal), P Mukhopadhyay, GM, western region load despatch centre, general managers of Vindhyachal and chief engineers of state load dispatch centres of MP, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.

  • Child abuse produces damaging effects in bipolar patients

    London : Childhood abuse and neglect can lead to a range of negative outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder, warns a study. Bipolar patients with a history of childhood maltreatment developed the depressive mental condition more than four years earlier than patients with no history of maltreatment, revealed the study, reports IANS.

  • UN chief welcomes cuts in aviation carbon emissions

    United Nations : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has  welcomed the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s proposal   for the first binding limits on emissions from the aviation industry, said a statement.

  • 13 million pupils ‘fail at 15’ in OECD countries

    Paris : Around 13 million pupils in OECD countries have failed to attain a sufficient level of proficiency in either reading, maths or science by the time they reach 15, according to a new study released by the think-tank today, reports AFP.

  • Kisan Sammelan: Who will pick the tab still unclear

    BHOPAL :  BJP leaders are not clear as to who would pick the tab for the massive ‘Kisan Sammelan’ to be held in Sherpur of Sehore district on February 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be feted in the programme.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Official trips will be successful to attain your target. You will be proud to own the rewards and will also gain incentives. Enhancing your energy level and stability will improve the prospects

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj Ji

    Skip the ‘E’ and let it ‘Go’

    History has shown that how great civilisations, powerful dynasties and empires got completely disappeared when they fell in the hands of egocentric, conceited and arrogant rulers. It is because of such ego or arrogance of the past and even many modern rulers that the saying was coined that “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

  • Script-writing workshop from today

    BHOPAL :  City-based theatre group Vihan is going to organise a ten-day workshop on script writing from Thursday at Aurobindo School, near Second Stop under “Kala Ki Pathshala”. It is a part of seventh phase of ‘Theatrics’.

  • Donald Trump – Unsettled by insurgents

    When the politics is broken, results can be entirely unpredictable. The victory of the maverick Donald Trump on Tuesday in the Republican presidential nomination contest in New Hampshire underscores the point. The hold of the party establishment is rather tenuous.

  • Walkathon on cancer

    BHOPAL :  Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal in collaboration with Asnani School organised a cancer awareness walkathon in the city on Wednesday.

  • Creating chasm in castes’ name

    The founding fathers of the Indian Constitution envisaged a casteless society after a limited period of caste-based reservations. At a Ghazipur rally in eastern UP recently, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar reminded people of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s vision of a casteless, egalitarian society. But obsessed as most current political leaders are with harnessing caste groups as vote banks, there were no takers for his standpoint.

  • 26/11: ‘Process of justice is taking too much time’

    Mumbai :  Even as the deposition of Pakistani terror instigator David Headley was cancelled today due to technical reasons, Vaishali Ombale, daughter of police constable Tukaram Ombale, who was died in the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai, said that the process of justice is taking too much time.

  • When banking becomes a nightmare

    Expect public sector banks (PSBs) to come under increasing pressure in the coming two years. They will groan under swelling non-performing assets (NPAs). People, who thought that the worst was over in 2016, need to do a re-think.  NPAs will worsen for PSBs in the coming year. The ratio of short-term funding gap to total assets could test the 15% mark by the end of this year (see chart).  NPAs could account

  • Double jolt for TDP in Telangana; floor leader, MLA join ruling TRS

    Hyderabad : In a major setback to TDP in Telangana, the party’s floor leader in Legislative Assembly Errabelli Dayakar Rao and another MLA Prakash Goud on joined the ruling TRS. Dayakar, a TDP veteran, and Goud joined the TRS in the presence of its president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here on Wednesday night.