Free Press Journal
  • Can smartphone apps diagnose illnesses? No, say experts

    New Delhi: With a barrage of smartphone health apps being launched globally — claiming to go beyond fitness or calorie checkers and spot mental illnesses or respiratory diseases — health experts stress that such digital applications can never be a replacement for a qualified, well-trained health service provider.

  • Obama mulling visit to Hiroshima during G7 visit

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is considering a visit to Hiroshima during his visit to Japan in May for the Group of Seven summit, the White House has said.

  • Breastfeeding cuts liver disease risk during teenage

    Sydney: Women who maintain a healthy body mass index and breastfeed their babies exclusively for at least six months can help reduce the risk of children developing liver disease during their adolescence, finds a new study.

  • ED seeks revocation of Mallya’s Passport

    New Delhi: In further trouble for liquor baron Vijay Mallya, ED has sought revocation of his passport in connection with its money laundering probe in the Rs 900 crore IDBI bank loan fraud case.

  • Tax

    GST will settle issues regarding double taxation of software

    New Delhi: Introduction of goods and services tax (GST) will help settle the issue of double taxation on some transactions like in case of information technology software, a top Finance Ministry official said at an ASSOCHAM event.

  • Jewellers call off 42-day strike after govt’s assurance

    New Delhi: Jewellers in the national capital today temporarily called off their 42-day strike, demanding rollback of proposed excise duty on non-silver jewellery, for 12 days after the government’s assurance that there will be no harassment by excise officials.

  • Kawasaki Z800 price cut of min INR 1 lakh in the offing

    Autocar Professional reports that India Kawasaki Motors (IKM) is currently evaluating the possibility of locally assembling its popular Z800 middleweight street fighter in India. The Kawasaki Z800 which was launched in January 2014 is currently being imported as a CBU from Thailand.

  • Rahul Gandhi demands CBI probe into Dalit girl’s death

    Barmer: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today charged that efforts were being made to suppress the case of rape of a 17-year old Dalit girl who was later found dead in Bikaner and said CBI should probe the incident in order to provide justice to the family.

  • Chevrolet Spin Spied Testing

    A heavily camouflaged version of the Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) Chevrolet Spin has been spotted on Indian roads. The model has earlier been showcased at the Auto Expo 2016.

  • B’desh Islamist group draws criticism for remarks on Hindu CJ

    Dhaka: An Islamist group in Bangladesh has stoked a controversy after it demanded removal of the country’s Hindu Supreme Court Chief Justice and sought cutting down funding for Bengali New Year celebrations terming it as ‘haram’. Olema League which claims to be an affiliate of ruling Awami League staged a human chain protest in the capital against government’s funding for the celebration of Bengali New Year, Pohela Baishakh and demanded removal of Chief

  • Volkswagen Polo AllStar Heading to India

    Volkswagen is all set to bring the special edition Polo AllStar to India. The car was first unveiled in December 2015 and was later showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The unveil was part of a promotional activity for the 2016 UEFA European football championship, which will be held in France from 10 June to 10 July 2016. So we expect the car to be launched around that time.

  • Pak says Kirpal Singh died of heart attack, India seeks post mortem report

    New Delhi: With Pakistan claiming that Indian inmate Kirpal Singh died of a heart attack at a jail in Lahore, the Ministry of External Affairs has sought for official information on the cause of death and the post mortem report from Islamabad.

  • US supports India’s rise as capable actor in region: Official

    Washington: The US supports India’s rise as a capable actor in the region and deepening bilateral defence cooperation is a part of it, an Obama administration official said today. “Our defence cooperation with India, as you know, is strong. It’s a leading pillar of our broad relationship,” State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.

  • Befikre will have super-steamy scenes between Ranveer and Vaani

    When it comes to Yash Raj Films anything can happen. Producer Aditya Chopra can pull off even a kiss between Salman’s arch rival Shah Rukh Khan and Salman’s favourite girl Katrina Kaif when Shah Rukh had very clearly stated he doesn’t kiss on screen.

  • Panama papers: Mossack Fonseca headquarters raided

    Panama city: Police in Panama have raided the headquarters of the law firm Mossack Fonseca at the centre of a massive data leaks dubbed as “Panama Papers”. Prosecutors said the operation had been carried out at the offices of Mossack Fonseca in Panama city “without incident or interference”, BBC reported. The leaked “Panama Papers” show how wealthy people use offshore firms to evade tax and avoid sanctions.

  • Murdered NIA Officer Tanzil Ahmed’s wife succumbs to injuries

    New Delhi: Farzana, the wife of late NIA officer Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed, who was shot dead by assailants in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district, succumbed to her injuries here today. Farzana had been referred to the AIIMS trauma centre from Noida’s Fortis Hospital on Monday evening where she had been kept in ICU and was battling for her life.