Free Press Journal
  • Movement of Jihadis, terrorists in Odisha in 2015

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha for the first time witnessed some activities and movements of terrorists and “Jihadi organisations” last year even as the overall situation arising out of Left wing extremism improved during the period.

  • England can whitewash Sri Lanka: Anderson

    London: England pacer James Anderson believes that his side can whitewash Sri Lanka when they lock horns in a three-Test series from May 19.

  • 24-year-old ITI student lynched in Bengal

    Kolkata: A 24-year-old ITI student was lynched by a mob suspecting him to be a cattle thief in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district, police said on Tuesday.

  • Goa plans ordinance to regularise illegal houses

    Panaji:With an eye to the state assembly elections slated for early next year, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government would bring an ordinance to regularise nearly 40,000 illegal houses in the state.

  • Real Madrid mid fielder Vazquez suffers knee injury

    Madrid: Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Vazquez has sustained an injury to his left knee and will miss the final La Liga game against Deportivo La Caruna on Saturday.

  • Journalist Pooja Tiwari death: NUJ demands CBI probe

    New Delhi: The National Union of Journalists today took out a candlelight march at Jantar Mantar here demanding a CBI probe into the “mysterious” death of a woman journalist in Faridbad last week.

  • Messi backs Atletico to hammer Real at CL finals

    Barcelona: Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi has backed Atletico Madrid to seal this year’s Champions League title, saying his team don’t want to see Real Madrid claim the trophy.

  • Railways need massive investment, says Prabhu

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the need of the hour in the public transporter is massive investment and new technology without which Indian Railways will not go any further.

  • Extradition of Nicaraguan football federation’s ex-head to US upheld

    Geneva: The Swiss Federal Court has upheld the extradition of Julio Rocha, former president of the Nicaraguan football federation, to the United States after he was detained for about one year on charges related to the global football corruption scandal.

  • Malaria vaccine offers durable protection in human trials offers durable protection in human trials

    New York: An experimental malaria vaccine has been found to protect a small number of healthy people from infection for more than one year after immunisation, says a study. The vaccine, known as the PfSPZ Vaccine, was developed and produced by US-based pharmaceutical company Sanaria. “It is now clear that administering the PfSPZ Vaccine intravenously confers long-term, sterile protection in a small number of participants, which has not been achieved with other current

  • Early Earth’s air weighed half of today’s atmosphere

    Washington: Air bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old rocks suggest that early Earth’s air weighed less than half of today’s atmosphere, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found. The research from the University of Washington reverses the commonly accepted idea that the early Earth had a thicker atmosphere to compensate for weaker sunlight. The finding also has implications for which gases were in that atmosphere, and how biology and climate worked on the early planet,

  • New drug may reduce side effects of breast cancer treatment

    New York: A team of researchers led by a scientist of Indian-origin have for the first time designed a drug candidate that decreases the growth of tumour cells in animal models in one of the hardest to treat breast cancers without much side effects. According to the researchers, the development could lead to a new generation of drugs to precisely treat a range of diseases.

  • Why Jio service may benefit from 4G handset subsidies

    Even as Reliance Industries doesn’t intend to offer doles on its 4G handsets under the “LYF” brand, some concessions are certainly expected given the state of play in India’s mobile phone and data market, global investment advisory CLSA has said in an analysis.

  • How we choose what to order for lunch

    Washington: Researchers have discovered how a small brain structure plays a central role in the many decisions that we make each day such as what to order for lunch or whether to go with the hearty red wine or the lighter white. Studying how monkeys choose between juice drinks, the researchers found that some of the neurons in the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) assign value to the options, while other neurons are related

  • Lenovo launches ZUK Z1 smartphone in India

    New Delhi: Lenovo India on Tuesday launched Lenovo ZUK Z1 smartphone that runs on Cyanogen operating system (OS) 12.1 — an OS that enables deep customisation of the user interface with its theme app.

  • Anti-depressant use in pregnancy may lengthen umbilical cord

    London: Mothers-to-be please take note! Excessive use of anti-depressants during pregnancy may lengthen the umbilical cord, exposing the foetus to a lack of oxygen and other health problems, new research warns. The findings showed that the prenatal usage of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) — a commonly prescribed antidepressant drug is likely to increase the foetal activity and movement in the uterus.

  • World Bank

    Need to make internet more accessible in India: World Bank

    New Delhi: Despite rapid spread of digital technologies in India, nearly a billion people still need to connect to the internet for pushing growth, creating jobs and accessing public services, says a World Bank report. The Bank also pointed out that India has most restrictive market regulation in retail finance and banking).