Free Press Journal
  • Zika virus mystery cracked

    Washington D.C : A team of researchers from Tianjin University has solved the structure of the Zika virus helicase, which is a key target for antiviral development. The Zika virus can cause microcephaly and other severe birth defects. However, as there are currently no effective vaccines or therapies available to contain ZIKV infection, ZIKV remains a significant challenge to public health.

  • Cyclone ‘Roanu’ likely to make landfall in Bangladesh by Friday

    Kolkata: Gangetic West Bengal and this metropolis, swathes of which were inundated by overnight showers, will continue to receive rains in the next 24 hours as cyclonic storm “Roanu” skirts the state’s coast and makes landfall in Bangladesh by next Friday, the Met office said.

  • Thakur set for unanimous elevation as BCCI President

    Mumbai: Anurag Thakur is set to be unanimously elected BCCI President in the Board’s Special General Meeting (SGM) here tomorrow, replacing Shashank Manohar who stepped down from the position to take up the ICC chief’s job.Thakur, who is currently serving as the Secretary of the Board, is set to be proposed for the job by East Zone, whose turn it is to project the candidate for the coveted post.

  • Rio seeks 2,500 soldiers for patrolling during Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro: This capital city’s government has requested that 2,500 members of Brazil’s armed forces be deployed during this year’s Olympic Games, officials have said. State secretary of public security, Jose Mariano Beltrame, said the soldiers would mainly patrol Rio’s major roads and streets surrounding Olympic venues, reports Xinhua.

  • More than two thirds of Rio Olympic tickets sold

    Rio de Janeiro: More than two thirds of the tickets available for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been sold, organisers have said. With less than three months until the opening ceremony, officials said 67 percent of the 7.4 million tickets on offer were already sold. The figure compares with less than 50 percent last month, reports Xinhua.

  • Historic win, could have won more seats: PCC president

    Puducherry: Congress could have won more seats in the Union Territory in its “historic” win but for the anti-party activities by some workers, Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee president A Namassivyam said today.

  • Honoured to be a Sanjay Leela Bhansali heroine: Anjana Sukhani

    Mumbai: She will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Marathi movie “Laal Ishq” and Bollywood actress Anjana Sukhani says it is a “beautiful feeling” to be a heroine in the famed filmmaker’s project.

  • Dust Storm

    Duststorm, rains brings respite to Lucknow

    Lucknow: Duststorm followed by heavy rains on Saturday brought respite to people suffering from the sweltering heat in and around Lucknow.

  • Rio Olympic velodrome ready by end-June

    Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic velodrome will not be ready until the end of June, just over a month before the Games begin, Brazil’s sports minister has said. Construction work at the venue had been due to be completed at the end of April, reports Xinhua. But delays to the installation of track support structures forced organizers to cancel a planned Olympic test event from April 30 to May 1.

  • Tim Cook meets PM Modi, updates ‘Narendra Modi mobile app’

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook at 7, RCR here where he thanked the CEO for launching an updated version of the ‘Narendra Modi mobile app’.

  • Healthy lifestyle can help you live cancer-free

    New York: Just adopting a healthy lifestyle by refraining from drinking alcohol and smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight and exercising regularly can help you keep deadly cancer at bay, new research reaffirms. About 20-40 percent of cancer cases could potentially be prevented through modifications to adopt a healthy lifestyle, the study found.

  • CRISP Bhopal

    CRISP Bhopal has extended its arm in soft skills at Ethiopia

    CRISP has proved its need and worth to the Industries and universities in Ethiopia by continuously providing technical consultancy and training. A new mile stone has been put in place by extending expertise in the area of behaviour science (soft skills) to the University top management.

  • How immune cells activate inflammation?

    London: Scientists have identified how the immune cells’ are triggered for inflammatory responses, in a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases including cancer. Immune cells play an essential role in the maintenance and repair of our bodies. When human body gets injured, the immune cells mount a rapid inflammatory response to protect against infection and helps in healing of the damaged tissue.

  • One trillion species residing on Earth

    New York: The Earth could contain nearly one trillion species, of which 99.999 percent are yet to be discovered, says a study based on the largest analysis of microbial data. The findings suggest that only one-thousandth of one percent of all the species have been identified till now. “Estimating the number of species on Earth is among the great challenges in biology,” said one of the study authors Jay Lennon from Indiana

  • Djokovic confronts greatest challenge as clock ticks

    Paris: Twelve months after his latest bid to complete a career Grand Slam was thwarted, Novak Djokovic targets an elusive French Open title with time and history threatening to conspire against him.

  • Juvenile detained for making hoax call at IGI Airport

    New Delhi: A 16-year-old boy has been detained in connection with the May 18 incident, when a hoax call was made saying that a bomb had been planted in a flight scheduled from IGI Airport, Delhi.

  • IPL 2016: Bangalore to clash with Delhi in virtual knockout

    Raipur: Stage is set for a virtual knockout as a rampaging Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by inspirational skipper Virat Kohli, lock horns with an inconsistent Delhi Daredevils in their final IPL Twenty20 cricket match, here tomorrow.

  • After Ebola, World Bank creates pandemic insurance plan

    Sendai (Japan): The World Bank today announced a new programme to mobilise funds quickly against virulent disease outbreaks after the world was caught unprepared in the 2014 Ebola disaster in West Africa. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said the new Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) will accelerate global and national responses to disease outbreaks that threaten large populations and fragile economies.