Free Press Journal
  • Russia marks WWII victory anniversary with military parade

    Moscow: Russia today staged a grandiose military parade through Moscow’s Red Square as part of nationwide celebrations to mark 71 years since the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Some 10,000 troops, tanks and nuclear missile systems swept across Red Square’s cobblestones in front of President Vladimir Putin, senior officials and a handful of war veterans.     Putin addressed the troops,  congratulating them on a holiday that traditionally

  • Social entertainment platform gets Badshah, Arjun Kanungo on board

    New Delhi: migme Limited, a social entertainment platform for celebrity engagement, has announced the addition of a flurry of Indian artists like rapper Badshah and singer Arjun Kanungo in a bid to expand its artist engagement programme into the country.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex soars 460 pts, Nifty regains 7,800-mark on global cues

    Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex today zoomed over 460 points — its biggest single-session gain in nearly four weeks — to end at 25,688.86 and the broader NSE Nifty recaptured the 7,800-mark on a flurry of buying by foreign funds and retail investors amid a firm trend overseas.

  • Glass falls off China’s tallest Shanghai Tower, 1 injured

    Beijing: A man had an extraordinary lucky escape today when a piece of a huge glass fell from the 76th floor of China’s tallest building and injured only his foot. The glass fell when workers were changing a damaged piece of the glass on the Shanghai Tower. The glass fell, bounced off the ground and hit the foot of a driver getting out of a car, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted a

  • Kim Jong-Un becomes North Korea ruling party chairman

    Pyongyang: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was today given a new title — chairman of the Workers’ Party — at a rare top-level meeting of the ruling party. The country’s de facto head of state Kim Yong-Nam announced the post as foreign journalists briefly watched proceedings at the party congress — the first for 36 years. Kim — the third generation of the dynasty that has ruled the country since its founding

  • Bomb blast injures six policemen in Russia

    Moscow: Six police officers were wounded in a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in Russia’s Chechnya region on Monday, authorities said. The blast ripped through a checkpoint in Chechnya’s capital city Grozny at around 07:00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT), Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Ola, Neev Finance help driver-partners’ children go to school

    New Delhi: Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, has partnered with Neev Finance, to provide easy school education for the children of Ola’s driver-partners as part of its reward-oriented program for its driver-partners, Ola Stars.

  • JEE Main Result 2016, next exam on 22 May

    The result of JEE (Main) 2016, organized by the central board of secondary education (C.B.S.E.) , New Delhi have been declared. And once again, Resonance proves its mettle with 13,693 qualifying students for JEE (Advanced) 2016.

  • Novel rapid test for bacterial infections found promising

    New York:  Researchers have developed a device with the potential of shortening the time required to rapidly diagnose bacterial infections from days to a couple  of hours. The system could also allow point-of-care diagnosis, as it does not require the facilities and expertise available only in hospital laboratories, the study said.  “Health-care-associated infections are a major problem that affects more than 600,000 patients each year, more than 10 percent of whom will

  • How cancer cripples the elderly

    New York: Cancer may have a negative impact on both the physical and mental health of individuals as they age, a new study indicates, suggesting that cancer increases the risk for certain health issues above and beyond normal ageing.  It may be partly due to decreased physical activity and stress associated with diagnosis and treatment. The findings showed that cancer patients demonstrated greater declines in activities of daily living and physical function,

  • Zomato co-founder blogs to counter HSBC assay, valuation cut

    Bengaluru: In a blog aimed at 2,100 staffers across the globe that they mustn’t fret and “get back to work”, the co-founder of leading online restaurants aggregator Zomato on Monday made point-by-point rebuttal of an HSBC analysis that has halved its valuation to $500 million.

  • Serious video games may help increase fruit, vegetable intake

    Washington: Parents, take note! Playing a serious video game online may help increase fruit and vegetable intake in your children, a new study has claimed. Eating adequate amounts of fruit and vegetables is not only ideal for a healthy lifestyle, but has also been shown to reduce the risk of some chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.

  • Pregnant woman with doctor .

    60 pc of China’s career women say no to second child: report 

    Beijing: China’s new two child policy framed to tackle the deepening demographic crisis has evoked poor response with nearly 60 per cent of the working mothers in the world’s most populous nation saying they do not want to have a second child.

  • NASA makes dozens of patents free for use

    Washington: In a move that could immensely benefit private space technology companies, NASA has released 56 formerly patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. “By releasing this collection into the public domain, we are encouraging entrepreneurs to explore new ways to commercialise NASA technologies,” Daniel Lockney, NASA’s technology transfer programme executive, said in a statement.

  • Walk and cycle to ward off air pollution

    London: The benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health in cities like New Delhi with high levels of air pollution, says a study which found that cycling and regular physical activity can help reduce vehicle emissions. According to the researchers, air pollution risks will not negate the health benefits of active travel in urban areas.  “Even in Delhi — one of the most polluted cities in the world

  • ‘Captain America: Civil War’ gets good start in India

    New Delhi: The superhero team up in “Captain America: Civil War” has struck the right chord at the Indian box office. The film, starring Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr, minted over Rs.27 crore in its opening weekend.