Free Press Journal
  • Mathura violence: Accused Chandan Bose arrested from Basti

    Basti (Uttar Pradesh): The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested Chandan Bose, one of the main accused in the Mathura violence case, from Basti district of the state.

  • New method can fight virtual reality sickness

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a method of combating motion sickness-like symptoms experienced by some people when they use popular virtual reality headsets. Their approach dynamically, yet subtly, changes the user’s field of view (FOV) in response to visually perceived motion, as the user virtually traverses an environment while remaining physically stationary.

  • Swamy for CBI probe into grant of small finance bank licenses

    New Delhi: Alleging flouting of its own rules by RBI in grant of 10 small finance bank licences, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order a CBI-led probe into the matter.

  • New species of 200 mn-year-old marine reptile discovered

    London: Scientists have identified a new species of an extinct marine reptile, that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs about 200 million years ago. Similar-shaped to dolphins and sharks, ichthyosaurs – often misidentified as ‘swimming dinosaurs’ – swam the seas of Earth for millions of years during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The fossil found in the UK is from the earliest part of the Jurassic Period — 200

  • Maternal folate level may decrease child obesity risk

    New York: Adequate intake of folic acid during pregnancy is likely to protect children from a future risk of obesity, especially those born to mothers who were obese, finds a new study. Folic acid or folate — an essential B vitamin — reduces the foetus’ risk for neural tube defects, which are malformations affecting the brain, spine and spinal cord.

  • Facebook rolls out updated suicide prevention tools for all users

    New York: In a bid to curb self-injury and suicide episodes globally, social networking giant Facebook has updated its suicide prevention tools which are now available to all 1.65 billion monthly active users including in India. Developed in collaboration with mental health organisations and with inputs from people who have personal experience with self-injury and suicide, these tools were first launched in the US with the help of organisations like Forefront, Lifeline

  • India to provide ID card to persons with disabilities

    United Nations: India is in the process of implementing a project to provide a unique ID card to persons with disabilities aimed at creating a national data base that will enable the government to have real time information on their level of education, income and employment status, the UN was told.

  • Beef Ban

    Beef ban law: Activists urge Maha CM to approach apex court

    Mumbai: A month after Bombay High Court struck down two sections of Maharashtra Animals Preservation (Amendment) Act which criminalised possession of beef of animals slaughtered outside the state, some activists here have urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to challenge the decision in the apex court.

  • Puerto Rico mourns, prepares to bury those killed at club

    San Juan: Puerto Ricans held somber vigils and prepared to bury many of their own after authorities said nearly half of those killed at a gay nightclub in Florida had ties to the US territory.

  • Jammu temple desecrator was mentally deranged: Government

    Srinagar: The man who allegedly desecrated an ancient temple in Jammu, was “mentally challenged”, the Jammu and Kashmir government said here on Wednesday after a ruckus in the assembly over the incident.

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    Are Indian consumers ready for foldable smartphones? 

    New Delhi: “Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born,” said Alan Kay, a US-based computer science pioneer credited with designing the Dynabook — the basis for all modern-day tablets and laptops — in the early 1970s.

  • Don’t want to get slotted in one image: Jimmy Sheirgill

    Mumbai: Actor Jimmy Sheirgill has featured in a mixed bag of romantic dramas as well as intense dramas. He says he made a conscious decision to have a variety of roles so that he avoids being bracketed in an image.

  • Life’s first handshake detected near our galaxy

    Canberra/Washington: In a first, a team of scientists using highly sensitive radio telescopes has discovered the first complex organic “chiral” molecule in interstellar space near the centre of our galaxy. Like a pair of human hands, certain organic molecules have mirror-image versions of themselves, a chemical property known as chirality.

  • ‘Islamic State has created global battlefield’

    Washington: The Islamic State terror group has created a global battlefield, a top US senator with access to intelligence information said today.

  • In a first, NASA spacecraft spots single methane leak on Earth

    Washington: For the first time, an instrument onboard an orbiting NASA spacecraft has measured the methane emissions from a single, specific leaking facility on the Earth’s surface, the US space agency has said. The observation — by the Hyperion spectrometer on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) — is an important breakthrough in our ability to eventually measure and monitor emissions of this potent greenhouse gas from space.

  • Salman Khan

    Salman still unexplored as an actor: Ali Abbas Zafar

    New Delhi: He has a magical bond with his audience making his films recession-proof at the box office but it is only recently that Salman Khan has started choosing character-driven roles and the director of his upcoming film “Sultan” says there is still a lot unexplored in the actor.