Free Press Journal
  • Fixing Mumbaikars’ infrastructural woes

    Mumbai’s aura as the commercial capital of India is in danger of wearing thin because the infrastructure growth in the past couple of decades has not kept pace with demand arising from the population. The city has expanded geographically and is now recognized more as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, but a good part of the work commute remains north-south. Pro

  • Rishi Kapoor

    Congress protests against ‘BJP, RSS’ man Rishi Kapoor

    Mumbai (Maharashtra): The Congress workers staged a protest outside Rishi Kapoor’s residence here on Wednesday over his ‘Baap ka maal samjh rakha thaa” jibe at the Gandhis and alleged that the actor had links with the BJP and RSS.

  • Thundershowers to hit Odisha by Thursday afternoon

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha is likely to experience thundershowers due to a deep depression over Bay of Bengal by Thursday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

  • New eyeglasses may help people with decreased vision

    Boston: Scientists have developed new eyeglasses which use high-power prisms to help patients with hemianopia, a condition in which the visual fields of both eyes are cut by half. The new designs address some limitations of existing prism correction available to this population. Impairing either the left or right halves of the visual fields in both eyes, hemianopia is most commonly caused by stroke, brain tumors and head trauma, researchers said.

  • NGT notice to DDCA, DJB, TPDDL for wasting water

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today issued notice to DDCA, Delhi Jal Board and Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) on a plea alleging they were wasting water and directed them to submit their reply by June 6. The plea filed by an NGO alleged that Delhi and District Cricket Association was using reverse osmosis-treated water for the upkeep of Feroz Shah Kotla ground and power discom TPDDL was wasting 7,500 litres

  • Cricket Australia announces ‘Twilight Ticket’ prices for day-night Test

    Adelaide: Cricket Australia on Wednesday revealed prices for special ‘Twilight Tickets’ for the day-night Test at the Gabba, with adult tickets starting from Australian $20 ($14.56), kids tickets from Australian $10 ($7.28), and family tickets from Australian $45 ($32.77).

  • Clues to giant asteroid impact found in Australia

    Melbourne: Scientists have found evidence of a 20 to 30 kilometres wide asteroid in Australia that struck the Earth 3.46 billion years ago with an impact larger than anything humans have experienced. The asteroid is the second oldest known to have hit the Earth and one of the largest, researchers said. Tiny glass beads called spherules, found in north-western Australia were formed from vaporised material from the asteroid impact, they said.

  • Sedentary lifestyle making youth vulnerable to high BP

    New Delhi: Consumption of fast foods and lack of physical activity are making the youngsters more vulnerable to high blood pressure today, says a doctor who took part in the World Hypertension Day activities in the city. Yashoda Super Specilaity Hospital Ghaziabad initiated the “BP check programme” throughout the National Capital Region on Tuesday. The progaramme saw the participation of over 3,000 people.

  • Clinton wins in Kentucky; Sanders takes Oregon to stay afloat

    Frankfort (US): Hillary Clinton today eked out a narrow win in the Kentucky Democratic primary over her stubborn foe Bernie Sanders who kept his White House hopes alive with a crucial victory in Oregon even as she set her sights on an epic clash with Republican Donald Trump in the November polls.

  • Chibok girl found, first since abduction by Boko Haram

    Kano: The first of 219 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok in northeast Nigeria more than two years ago has been found, activists, the head of a support group and a community leader said today. Amina Ali was discovered last night in the Sambisa Forest area of Borno state by civilian vigilantes assisting the military and brought back to her home town of Mbalala, near Chibok.

  • Zika to spread to Europe by this summer

    London: The Zika virus is expected to spread to Europe by this summer, but the risk will be “low to moderate”, the World Health Organisation has said. WHO said there was a “high” chance the virus will appear in areas where a type of mosquito called the Aedes aegypti lives. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control said the mosquito type has been recently reported in Madeira, the Netherlands and the

  • Illegal construction in Sainik Farms: HC warns of CBI probe

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today warned that it could direct a CBI probe on unauthorised construction in Sainik Farms if the Centre and the AAP government fail to take any “concrete measures” to address the issue.

  • ‘Sarbjit’ goes tax free in UP

    Mumbai: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer “Sarbjit” has been declared tax free in Uttar Pradesh, two days ahead of its release. The film, directed by Omung Kumar, is about Indian convict Sarabjit Singh, who was beaten to death in a Pakistani jail.

  • Hardik Patel

    Hearing in sedition case against Hardik to begin

    Ahmedabad: The hearing in the sedition case against quota agitation leader Hardik Patel is all set to begin soon in a sessions court here after he engaged a lawyer today.

  • Chronic fatigue may prompt you to suppress emotions

    London: Individuals suffering from chronic fatigue tend to be more anxious, distressed and are also more likely to suppress these emotions than people who do not have this condition, says a study. In addition, when under stress, chronic fatigue syndrome patients show greater activation of the biological “fight or flight” mechanism, which may add to their fatigue, the study said.

  • China, India face huge mental health burden

    Paris: China and India are home to more than a third of people with mental illness, but only a tiny fraction of them receive medical help , according to recent studies. There are more people in the world’s two most populous nations coping with mental, neurological and substance use problems than in all high-income countries combined, the research found. That burden will become much heavier in coming decades, especially in India, where it

  • Leg injury forces KKR’s Russell out of Gujarat Lions clash

    Kolkata : Kolkata Knight Riders’ all-rounder Andre Russell has been ruled out of the side’s crucial match against Gujarat Lions due to a leg injury. The West Indies cricketer walked off the field during the side’s nine-wicket defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore with a suspected injury to his left leg, ESPNcricinfo reported.

  • Delhi-High-Court

    Govt should see if notifications on taxi, auto fares are followed: HC

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today left it to the Delhi government to see if the notifications on taxi and auto rickshaw fares were properly followed, saying it cannot interfere into it and the issue has to be regulated by the concerned authorities. The court observed this while hearing an application filed by auto rickshaw drivers in which they alleged that app-based cab aggregators, like Uber and Ola, were charging much less than

  • Chennaiyin FC sign five AIFF academy footballers

    New Delhi: Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday signed five of All India Football Federation (AIFF) academy players. The five players — Anirudh Thapa, Prosenjit Chakraborty, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Baoringdao Bodo and Bedashwor Singh — are at present training at French club FC Metz.