Free Press Journal
  • A large network of friends may help take your pain away

    London: People with more friends are likely to have higher pain tolerance, says a research suggesting that the quantity and quality of our social relationships affect our physical and mental health and may even be a factor determining how long we live. Experts looked into endorphins — a chemical in the brain and the human body’s natural painkillers that also give us feelings of pleasure. The researchers hypothesised that endorphins have a

  • Low-fat chocolate that melts in your mouth

    London: Feeling guilty while relishing your favourite chocolate may soon be a thing of the past as researchers have found a way to make fat-free versions of chocolate delicious. Reducing the fat content makes the chocolate harder and less likely to melt in the mouth. But according to researchers adding limonene — a compound found in lemons and orange — could improve lower-fat versions’ texture and ability to melt and could reinstate

  • Japan gives up on failed black hole research satellite

    Tokyo: Japan’s space agency said today that a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite sent to study mysterious black holes has failed, concluding a month-long effort to salvage the ambitious project closely watched across the globe. The ultra-high-tech satellite “Hitomi” — or eye — was launched in February to observe X-rays emanating from black holes and galaxy clusters. But the device — developed in collaboration between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), NASA and other groups

  • Neetu Chandra pens an open letter to Abhishek Chaubey and Alia Bhatt

    Neetu Chandra, who hails from Bihar, has once again raised her voice against the way people of Bihar are portrayed in films and has written an open letter to all those bringing shame to people belonging to her state through cinema. She is upset about the portrayal of Biharis in Udta Punjab, in which Alia Bhatt is playing a Bihari migrant, who aspires to be a hockey player.

  • Salman Khan’s Sultan to have five day weekend, to release on Wednesday July 6

    Readers may recall that Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, which was released on August 15, 2012, enjoyed a five day weekend. History is now all set to repeat itself with the soon to release Salman Khan starrer Sultan, which again, will be having a mega five day weekend. In fact the film, which is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, was initially scheduled to release on Eid in July. However, now we hear

  • 17 killed in Syria hospital air strike

    Damascus: At least 17 people were killed in an air strike on a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday. At least 14 patients and three doctors were killed in an air strike at the MSF-supported Al-Quds hospital, MSF said. MSF sources blamed the Syrian government or Russian war planes for the attack, but there was no official comment. Violence in Syria has

  • Rolls-Royce comes out with elegant ‘Wraith’ luggage collection

    Goodwood (Chichester, UK): As the world leader in the art of true luxury conveyance, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has extended its expertise to design a suite of elegant luggage to complement Wraith, the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever created. The collection, conceived by Rolls-Royce Bespoke Designer Michael Bryden and designed in the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design Studio led by Director of Design Giles Taylor, comprises two Grand Tourer valises, three Long Weekender bags and one

  • RBI

    RBI proposes to regulate peer-to-peer lending sector

    Mumbai:  RBI today released a consultation paper on peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, in order to bring the sector under its purview, by proposing a minimum capital requirement of Rs 2 crore for the players and barring them from promising extraordinary returns. P2P lending is a form of crowd-funding that can be defined as the use of an online platform, which matches lenders with borrowers in order to provide unsecured loans. Crowd funding generally

  • Construction permits in Delhi, Mumbai via online mode from Oct

    New Delhi:  All construction permits in Delhi and Mumbai will be granted only through online mechanism from October 2, this year, a move aimed at bringing transparency and improving ease of doing business. However, the present system of both online and manual procedure will continue till then, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here today. “From October 2, 2016, all construction permits in Delhi and Mumbai would be only through online mechanism.

  • Square Yards set for exponential growth for global Real Estate

    New Delhi: Having established itself as the leader in Indian real estate, Square Yards is now betting big on international real estate by marketing and transacting global real estate products to investors worldwide. In the last six months, the company has facilitated sales of USD 60 million worth of international property through 200+ transactions for developers based out of Dubai, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and several other key International markets.

  • HCL Tech Q3 net spurts 14.4 pc, sees softness in fin services

    New Delhi: The country’s fourth-largest IT services firm HCL Technologies today posted a 14.4 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 1,926 crore for the March quarter, helped by growth in lifesciences, public services and telecom. The Noida-based firm, which booked deals worth over USD 2 billion this quarter, saw revenues growing 15.4 per cent to Rs 10,698 crore, from Rs 9,267 crore in January-March of 2015.   The company follows

  • ‘Biz confidence declines again on deteriorating cos finance’

    Mumbai: Country’s business confidence dropped for a second straight month during April on account of deteriorating financial positions of the corporates, says a report. “Business sentiment for April showed that confidence fell for a second consecutive month, albeit marginally, as firms’ financial position deteriorated,” MNI India Business Sentiment Indicator report said. According to the indicator, which measures sentiment among BSE-listed companies, confidence among businesses fell to 62.4 in April from 62.7 in

  • No cooking, ‘havans’ in rural Bihar during day for fear of fire

    Patna: If the authorities’ advice is taken as an edict, meals will not be cooked and ‘havans’ for religious rituals not conducted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during dry summer months in rural Bihar where most people live under thatched roofs.

  • BJP questions TMC, CPM’s silence on chopper deal

    Kolkata:Questioning the silence of CPI(M) and TMC over the VVIP chopper deal, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh today asked both parties to reveal their stand on corruption.

  • Royer doesn’t look easy: Vijender

    New Delhi: None of his four fights so far have gone the distance and Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is not keen on a longer contest either even though he does not expect this weekend’s faceoff with Frenchman Matiouze Royer to be an easy one. Vijender, who has won all his previous four contests via Technical Knockouts in under three rounds, said he respects Royer for his experience of 44 bouts, which

  • MNS wants police to form strict laws on hiring foreign artists

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Chitrapat Karmachari Sena (MNCKS), the cine-wing of Raj Thackeray-led MNS, has requested the Police Commissioner to formulate “strict” laws regarding the work permit of foreign artists.

  • ‘No proposal to restrict airport entry passes for MPs’ staff’

    New Delhi: The government today said there is no proposal to restrict issuing airport entry passes to the staff of Parliamentarians and ministers. In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma responded in the negative when asked whether Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) proposes to restrict the issue of airport entry passes to the staff of members of Parliament and ministers.

  • Ladakh a potential alternate site for largest telescope

    New Delhi: The protests in Hawaii in the US against the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, the largest to be ever built, may be India’s gain as alternate sites are being explored which includes Hanle in Ladakh.

  • British expats lose battle to vote in EU referendum

    London: The High Court of Justice has rejected an attempt to force the British government to grant millions of citizens living abroad a vote in June’s European Union (EU) referendum.