Free Press Journal
  • Sania-Martina’s winning streak ends at 41!

    Doha: The world’s top tennis team of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis had not lost a match since last August in Cincinnati. But their 41-match winning run came to a sudden halt at the hands of Russian duo Elena Vesnina and Daria Kasatkina with the Indo-Swiss top seeds losing 6-2, 4-6, 5-10 in the women’s doubles quarter-final of the $2.8 million Qatar Total Open here on Thursday.

  • Trump called ‘crazy zealot’ as rivals attack him

    Houston: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump today came under scathing attack from rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio who blasted the real estate mogul on his immigration stand and for hiring foreigners in his business projects, as the debate turned shriller ahead of the crucial “Super Tuesday”. While Cruz called Trump, who has vowed to check migrants and transfer of jobs to non-Americans, a “crazy zealot”, in a feisty exchange of words during a primary debate in Houston, Rubio alleged

  • Police grills JNUSU prez Kanhaiya, Khalid and Anirban together

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today interrogated JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya together for the first time at a south Delhi police station in connection with the sedition case. The questioning started in the wee hours today and lasted for around five hours, before it resumed around 10.30 AM. The interrogation is taking place at R K Puram police station, a source said.

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    Antidepressant may improve mental functions in HIV patients

    New York: An antidepressant can improve decision-making and reaction time, and suppress inflammation in people with HIV-associated cognitive impairment, new research has found.  The drug paroxetine belongs to a class of medication known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI).

  • Location of ‘fast radio burst’ found in distant universe

    Sydney: In a first, a team of scientists has tracked down the location of a fast radio burst (FRB), confirming that these short but spectacular flashes of radio waves originate in the distant universe. The breakthrough was made using the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) radio telescopes in eastern Australia and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan’s Subaru telescope in Hawaii.

  • Skoda India opens its largest 3S facility in Chennai

    Skoda India has inaugurated its largest 3S facility in Chennai with the company’s newest corporate design. The new facility by Gurudev Motors will be Skoda’s first facility with the new design, sporting an attractive layout and reformed functionalities to better customer experience. Skoda Auto India has planned to revamp its entire dealer network with the new corporate design as a part of its ongoing growth strategy.

  • Seoul seeks UN sanctions on North Korea’s mineral exports

    Seoul: North Korea’s foreign currency earnings would be cut drastically if the United Nations adopts sanctions against that country’s mineral exports, the South Korean government said on Friday. The United States and China have agreed on a package of new sanctions against Pyongyang for its fourth nuclear test on January 6 and long-range missile test on February 7, Yonhap news agency reported.

  • Made-In-India UK-Production Spec Suzuki Baleno @ Geneva Motor Show

    Suzuki will reveal the European-spec production version of the new Baleno hatchback at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show 2016. Since India is its global manufacturing base, Baleno was launched in India before its global appearance towards the end of last year. It will be launched in the UK in June, this year. Moreover, a few days ago, the first batch of Suzuki Baleno had arrived at the Toyohashi Port, Japan. It is

  • Economic Survey 2016: Highlights

    New Delhi: Following are the highlights of Economic Survey 2015-16, tabled in Parliament today:

  • Subsidy bill expected to be below two percent of GDP: Eco Survey

    New Delhi: The Economic Survey 2015-16 tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Parliament today states that the rationalization and reprioritization of subsidies through better targeting would play a vital role in fiscal consolidation and in targeting expenditure more towards inclusive development.

  • Cancer patients suffer from sleep disturbances

    London: People with cancer significantly suffer from sleep disturbances and insomnia prior to undergoing radiotherapy treatment, finds a study. According to researchers, sleep disturbances are linked to progression of cancer, prior treatments — chemotherapy and other psychosomatic symptoms — anxiety and fatigue. “Insomnia-related problems were significantly higher in patients with a more severe disease, which led to higher levels of hypnotic drug intake,” said lead author Escarlata Lopez from the University of

  • Indian markets resilient despite global volatility: Eco Survey

    New Delhi: Indian stocks are relatively resilient despite volatility in the worldwide financial markets and the country can become a leading investment destination going ahead, the Economic Survey said today. “The (Indian) market has rebounded time and time again, and it is hoped that as the global financial markets settle down, India can become the leading investment destination owing to its robust macroeconomic fundamentals,” as per the 2015-16 report card of the state

  • Lata Mangeshkar to honour Ranveer Singh

    Mumbai: On April 24 every year, the Mangeshkar clan, led by Lata Mangeshkar, honour artistes to commemorate their father Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar’s death anniversary.

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    Now fish landings only on notified ramps in Goa

    Panaji: Goa government has now mandated fish landings only on notified jetties as a security measure to avoid any anti-national activity at these river inlets. “Government has decided to make it mandatory for the fishing canoes and other vessels to land the fish only on notified ramps or jetties,” reads the notification issued by the government here yesterday.

  • JNU row: SC seeks Centre’s reply, cops on plea against lawyers

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and Delhi Police on a plea seeking an SIT probe and initiation of contempt action against three lawyers who were allegedly caught on camera “bragging and boasting” that they had beaten up JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and others, including journalists, in a court complex.

  • Indian eves thrash SL by 9 wkts, complete series whitewash

    Ranchi: The Indian women’s cricket team dished out a clinical performance to thrash Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International and complete a 3-0 series whitewash, here today.