Free Press Journal
  • Long-term pot smoking disrupts brain’s reward circuit

    Washington D.C: After years of heavy use, marijuana can disrupt the brain’s natural reward processes, according to a recent study. The University of Texas researchers demonstrated for the first time with functional magnetic resonance imaging that long-term marijuana users had more brain activity in the mesocorticolimbic-reward system when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues.

  • Gold perks up on global cues, jewellers’ buying

    New Delhi: Reversing its two-day falling streak, gold rebounded by Rs 130 to Rs 29,160 per 10 grams today, triggered by a firm trend overseas amid fresh buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market.

  • Your browsing behaviour identifies your personality

    Kuala Lumpur: While being online, one cannot simply hide behind the digital screens, reveals a new study, adding that an individual’s browsing behaviour can help identify the person. The findings showed that an individual’s browsing behaviour can provide a unique digital signature, which can help identify the person.

  • US lawmakers ask Ryan to discuss religious freedom with Modi

    Washington: A bipartisan group of 18 American lawmakers has written to House Speaker Paul Ryan, asking him to raise the issue of religious freedom in India during his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Religious minority communities – including Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, and Sikhs – have endured ongoing violence and harassment for decades in India, and continue to live in a climate where known perpetrators commit violence with impunity,” the members of the

  • No Obama-Clinton meeting on Wednesday

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will not hold meet presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during planned fundraising events for the party on Wednesday, the White House said. “These fundraisers (for the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee) have been on the books for quite some time, and I don’t believe most people believed that the Democratic nomination would continue to be contested into the first week in June,”

  • FDI

    Commerce & Industry Ministry releases annual FDI compendium

    New Delhi: With a view to provide a ready reckoner to foreign investors, the Commerce and Industry Ministry today came out with an updated compendium incorporating all policy changes effected over the last one year.

  • Trump wins California, seals landslide victory in US primaries

    Washington: The presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, won in California and cemented his landslide victory in the Republican primaries, leading him to confront the presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections in November. The New York business mogul, the only remaining candidate in the Republican race, on Tuesday roundly won in California and the other four states in contention: New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and Montana, EFE news

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    Anurag Kashyap draws PM’s attention to ‘Udta Punjab’ row

    Mumbai: After hitting out at censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani for being an “oligarch”, Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap drawm Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attention to the controversy surrounding the censorship of his forthcoming co-production “Udta Punjab”.

  • Telecom cos edge higher on lower spectrum usage charge

    Mumbai: Telecom stocks today gained up to 3.4 per cent after the inter-ministerial panel Telecom Commission backed lowering of spectrum usage charge to 3 per cent of their annual revenue from next auction.

  • India cannot achieve vision by ‘containing’ China: Global Times

    Beijing: The US is hoping to use India as its “right hand” to counterbalance China’s rise, but New Delhi must understand that its vision cannot be realised by “bashing or containing” China, a leading Chinese daily said on Wednesday. The op-ed article in Global times, against the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to the US — and his seventh meeting with President Barack Obama — suggests that “picking one

  • Tribal man sells goat and jewellery to build toilet in Raj

    Jaipur: Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a tribal has sold off his goat and mortgaged the ornaments of his wife to complete the construction of a toilet in his house in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district.

  • Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik’s fun-filled day out with kids

    New Delhi: Looks like the doting father Hrithik Roshan surely knows how to pamper his kids, as he recently took them for another fun filled day.

  • Thailand eradicates mother-to-child HIV transmission

    Bangkok: Thailand has become the first Asian country to eradicate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Wednesday. Calling the achievement “remarkable” and “a critical step for rolling back the HIV epidemic”, the WHO hailed the Thai government’s efforts to prevent the transmission of the global pandemic, which previously affected one in three babies born to HIV-positive mothers, EFE news reported.