Free Press Journal
  • Bee population up after last Ice Age: Study

    Sydney: Contrary to previous beliefs, the population size of a bee specie has increased dramatically during the global warming following the last Ice Age, finds a study. The Australian small carpenter bee — found in sub-tropical, coastal and desert areas in Australia — has flourished in the period of global warming following the last Ice Age some 18,000 years ago.

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    Xiaomi buys 1,500 patents from Microsoft

    Shanghai: Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has bought 1,500 patents across technologies like video, cloud and multimedia from US software giant Microsoft.

  • AIBA decides to allow Pro boxers at Olympics

    Lausanne (Switzerland): Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh has been handed a golden chance to represent the country at the Rio Olympics after the International Boxing Association (AIBA) confirmed on Wednesday that professional pugilists will be allowed to compete at the quadrennial extravaganza.

  • Sensex up 46 pts on macro data; telecom, FMCG, IT in focus

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today staged a recovery by rising nearly 46 points to close at 26,713.93 on emergence of buying in telecom, FMCG, IT, Teck and realty sectors, driven by robust macro-economic data despite a resistance from global headwinds.

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    ‘Make in India’ means ‘cooking stories’ against Opp: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi claiming that ‘Make in India’ for him meant “cooking stories” against opposition and “baseless” allegations were being levelled against the party to divert people’s attention from “his embarrassing economic failures”.

  • Star India bags 5 year broadcast rights for French Open

    New Delhi: Country’s leading broadcaster Star India today announced that it has bagged exclusive broadcasting rights for the next five French Open from 2017 to 2021. Under this contract, which includes media and digital rights, Star India will become Roland-Garros exclusive media partner for India and the Indian subcontinent (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).

  • Endurance training not damaging for heart: Study

    London: Countering a common perception, a new study has found no evidence of heart damage from long-term endurance training by elite master athletes.  While the media reports with depressing regularity the sudden cardiac death of endurance athletes, Belgium scientists earlier published a study that concluded that repeated bouts of intensive endurance exercise at the elite level may result in the pathological enlargement of the right ventricle, which, according to the article, is

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    ShopClues’ to promote ‘Make in India’ vision with IndiMarket

    New Delhi: India’s first and largest managed marketplace ShopClues is promoting the ‘Make in India’ vision by bringing the rich heritage of traditional crafts of Indian minorities into the limelight with IndiMarket, which not only showcases the crafts of India but also brings the real craftsmen of the country into focus.

  • Hero Electric to launch new model NYX on Paytm

    New Delhi: Electric two wheeler maker Hero Electric today said it has inked a pact to launch its new bike ‘NYX’, priced at Rs 29,990 (on-road price), via online platform Paytm. The product will be launched in 15 cities across the nation and will be followed by availability of e-bikes across all the local dealerships of Hero Electric.

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    Nobody is smarter than me: Shah Rukh Khan

    Noida: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who in over 25 years of his career, has mastered the tricks of the trade in Bollywood, says nobody is “smarter” than him.

  • ‘AI spots more offensive photos than humans on Facebook’

    Washington: In an attempt to combat hate speech, Facebook has said its artificial intelligence (AI) systems now report more offensive photos than humans do, which can help remove such content before it hurts the sentiments of people. When users upload something offensive to disturb people, it normally has to be seen and flagged by at least one person.

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    Dell launches world’s first 17-inch, 2-in-1 laptop

    Taipei: US-based computer technology company Dell has unveiled a new Inspiron laptop series, including Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 — the world’s first 17-inch 2-in-1 laptop — at the “Computex 2016” trade show here.

  • Map blunder sparks Indonesia-Singapore row, troop dispatch

    Jakarta: Furious officials sent troops to Indonesian islets near Singapore after an online map of an eco resort mistakenly suggested they belong to the city-state. Indonesian lawmakers also demanded the country’s sovereignty be defended as anger mounted at the map of the under-construction “Funtasy Island”.

  • Pratyusha suicide case: I knew I was innocent, says Rahul Raj Singh

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court has confirmed the bail of Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting the suicide of “Balika Vadhu” star and his girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee and he is ready to put up a brave fight to prove his innocence.

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    Nomura lowers India’s GDP growth to 7.7% for FY17

    New Delhi:Nomura today marked down India’s GDP growth forecast marginally to 7.7 per cent for the current fiscal, from 7.8 per cent earlier, saying there is still no sign of an export or private capex turnaround.