Free Press Journal
  • Indirect tax collections in April total Rs.64,000 crore

    New Delhi: India’s indirect tax collections for April rose 41 percent to Rs.64,394 crore — mainly on account of a spike in central excise realisations, a finance ministry statement said on Wednesday. The figure was Rs.45,417 crore in April 2015. “Central excise collections were Rs.28,252 crore during April 2016, compared with Rs.16,546 crore in the corresponding period the previous year, thus registering an overall growth of 70.7 percent,” the statement said. Service

  • Fairness at work plays pivotal role in employee health: study

    Washington DC: A new study has found the perceptions of fairness changes can alter the health of employees at work places. For instance, those who experienced more fairness on average over the period reported better health.

  • Kohli shouldn’t be compared to Tendulkar: Sehwag

    Mumbai: Former India batsman Virender Sehwag said on Wednesday it is unfair to compare batting legend Sachin Tendulkar with current run-machine Virat Kohli. India Test skipper Kohli has been in sublime form over the past couple of months for his national side as well as his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore.

  • Prachi Desai

    Reality based films are not dry films: Prachi Desai

    New Delhi: Actress Prachi Desai, who will next be seen in “Azhar”, a movie based on the life of Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, says that reality based films are not dry films as they are very dramatised.

  • Are we ready for chatbots, the next technology wave?

    New Delhi: When the tech giant Microsoft unveiled its AI or artificial intelligence-powered bot on Twitter for a playful chat with the people in March, little did the tech giant realise that the twitterati would begin slamming the innocent bot with racist and offensive comments.

  • Boxer Soldra confident of beating Vijender

    Bolton (UK): Polish boxer Andrzej Soldra has promised to stop Vijender Singh’s winning streak when they clash at the Macron Stadium Premier Suite here on Friday.  Vijender has had a superb start to his professional boxing career. He has featured in five professional fights so far and has won all of them by technical knockout.

  • Vikas Bahl

    Directors let down Amit Trivedi’s music: Vikas Bahl

    Mumbai: Amit Trivedi’s last three soundtracks impressed critics but the movies failed at the box office and filmmaker Vikas Bahl feels the directors did not push the music forward.

  • Eden to have new drinking water vendor from next IPL game

    Kolkata: Eden Gardens will have a new vendor selling drinking water pouches in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) matches following a court directive, a top Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) official said on Wednesday. A public interest litigation filed in the Calcutta High Court recently claimed the drinking water available in plastic pouches at the hallowed ground for spectators did not have the mandatory ISI mark on them.

  • Mohan Bhagwat

    Bhagwat expected to lunch with tribals at Kumbh tomorrow

    Bhopal: In a bid to strike a consolatory note with the tribals, RSS head Mohan Bhagwat is planning to have his afternoon meals with them at the Simhastha (Kumbh) Mela underway in Ujjain tomorrow.

  • Eat seafood meal once a week to stay sharp

    New York: Including seafood or other foods containing omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week in your diet may protect against age-related memory loss and thinking problems in older people, says a study.

  • How brain controls vision and what we miss to see

    New York: A team of US researchers has come up with a rough map of part of the brain that controls vision and leaves things out even when they are plainly in sight.

  • Amended draft of Anti-Torture Bill ready: Govt

    New Delhi: Government has finalized an amended draft of an Anti-Torture Bill and will soon bring it before Parliament, the Rajya Sabha was told today. “I cannot give a guarantee on time frame that it will be brought in so many months but I assure the House that a full-fledged draft bill has been prepared. The draft has been sent to law ministry,” Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary said replying

  • Unsafe sex fastest-growing health risk for teens: Study

    London: Unsafe sex has become the fastest-growing risk factor for ill health in both males and females aged 15-19 years old, rising from 13th place in 1990 to second place in 2013, says a new report.

  • New way to ‘sniff’ ripeness of mangoes

    London: There is good news for mango lovers! You may soon be able to tell how ripe a mango is without having to taste it as researchers have identified a way to “sniff” the ripeness of the fruit.

  • 3D virtual heart to predict sudden cardiac death risk

    New York: A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University has developed a non-invasive 3D virtual heart to help doctors determine whether a patient faces the risk of a life-threatening arrhythmia and needs a defibrillator implant. When electrical waves in the heart run amok in a condition called arrhythmia, sudden death can occur.  To save the life of a patient at risk, doctors currently implant a small defibrillator to sense the onset

  • Yoga, meditation may reduce Alzheimer’s risk: study

    Los Angeles: Yoga and meditation practice may help minimise the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. Researchers found that yoga and meditation are even more effective than memory enhancement exercises like crosswords. They found that a three-month course of yoga and meditation practice helped minimise the cognitive and emotional problems that often precede Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia – and that it was even more