Free Press Journal
  • Ancient virus could determine sex of a baby: Study

    New York: Remnants of an ancient virus in our DNA could sometimes take on surprising roles in developing embryos and even determine their sex, new research has found.

  • Selfie stick is a passe, here comes a ‘selfie drone’

    Melbourne: Annoyed by long selfie sticks in public? An Australian technology company has a solution — a “selfie drone”. This lets you click selfie without stretching the hand and gives you a perfect photo too.

  • North Korea, terrorism in focus at Nuclear Security Summit

    Washington: A defiant North Korea and global terrorism were the main focus of talks at the fourth Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in Washington. The two-day biennial summit opened here on Thursday night with a welcome dinner at the White House for the over 50 top world leaders, including India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, attending the two-day event which will conclude on Friday, media reports said.

  • Tesla Motors to launch electric car in India

    San Jose: Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors, the facility of which Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited in Silicon Valley last year, has identified India as a market for one of its most affordable models that has a price tag of $35,000, said a top company official.

  • Pak-American US eatery owner forced to remove anti-Hindu signs

    Houston: A Pakistani-American owner, who put up anti-Hindu signs at a popular US eatery, has been forced to sell the franchise amid furore over the controversial posters that upset thousands of Indian-Americans. Mohammad Dar, 65, agreed to give up his business in Kemah, Texas, Dairy Queen said. “We are pleased to announce that as of Wednesday, March 30th, the DQ location in Kemah, Texas is now under new ownership and all interior

  • Forgetting process helps us adapt to new surroundings

    London: Forgetting can be the result of an active deletion process in the brain rather than a failure to remember — a mechanism that helps us adapt our behaviour according to the surroundings, says a new study.

  • Obama promises candid exchange with Xi amid maritime disputes

    Washington: US President Barack Obama opened a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with a promise of candid discussion over Beijing’s alleged military buildup in the South China Sea. “We will have candid exchanges about areas where we have differences, issues like human rights, cyber and maritime issues,” Obama said as he sat across the conference table from his Chinese counterpart.

  • MP to create Department of Happiness on lines of Bhutan

    Bhopal: Taking inspiration from Bhutan which focused on Happiness Index to keep its people happy, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced to create a ‘Department of Happiness’ on similar lines in the state to infuse positivity in the lives of people.

  • CBDT processes 6.53 lakh online rectification requests in ITR

    New Delhi:The tax department has processed over 6.53 lakh online rectification applications in 2015-16 fiscal and asked the assessees to make use of the e-filing portal for correcting mistakes in Income tax returns.

  • Australian scribe shares his ‘sit-down’ with Dhoni

    Mumbai: Australian scribe Sam Ferris, who was at the receiving end of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s sarcasm-laden jibe for asking about his future plans in international cricket, shared his experience of being invited on the dais by the India skipper. In an unusual move, Dhoni invited Cricket Australia reporter Ferris to sit alongside him after the scribe asked him if he was going to retire immediately after India were knocked out of the World T20 by West Indies last night.

  • India assures investors of predictable policies

    Melbourne: India today said it will follow predictable policies and address various investor issues including taxation, while inviting Future Fund, Australia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), and others to invest in the country.

  • Love for exercise begins right in the womb

    New York: If would-be mothers remain physically active during pregnancy, they may have children who are exercise-friendly — a habit that persists in later adulthood, say researchers.

  • Construction of China-Pakistan logistics complex begins

    Beijing: Construction on a logistics complex that will deepen bilateral trade between China and Pakistan began in Xinjiang on Friday. According to the government, the project that began in Tashkurghan Tajik county covers an area of 883 mu (about 58 hectares) and will take a total investment of 3 billion yuan ($464 million), Xinhua reported.

  • Flipkart acquires PhonePe

    Bengaluru: E-commerce company Flipkart today said it has acquired Unified Payments Interface (UPI) startup PhonePe, which was founded by its former employees.

  • New Zealand’s Elliott bids adieu to ODIs

    Wellington: Just two days after his side were crashed out of the World T20 by suffering a semi-final defeat against England, New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott has announced his retirement from one-day internationals. The 37-year-old said he is enjoying playing cricket at the moment, adding that he had already played his last ODI match.

  • European Investment Bank to lend $ 512 millionn for Lucknow metro

    Berlin: The European Investment Bank will give 450 million euros (USD 512 million) in loan to India to finance the construction of Lucknow’s first 23 km-long metro rail line and purchase a fleet of new trains. An agreement on the first tranche of the credit was signed in Brussels on Wednesday during the 13th EU-India summit attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.