Free Press Journal
  • Solar Impulse 2 leaves New York, begins Atlantic crossing

    New York: The sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft set off from New York’s JFK airport early today, embarking on the transatlantic leg of its record-breaking flight around the world to promote renewable energy. The flight, piloted by Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, is expected to take about 90 hours – during whichPiccard will only take short naps – before landing at Spain’s Seville airport.

  • Regular exercise helps muscles repair themselves after injury

    Toronto: You now have another reason to hit the gym routinely as you grow older, with researchers having found that regular exercise plays a critical role in helping
    muscles repair themselves as quickly as possible after injury. For many mammals, including humans, the speed of muscle repair slows as they grow older, and it was once thought that complete repair could not be achieved after a certain age, researchers said.

  • FDI

    Govt approves 100 per cent FDI in aviation, defence

    New Delhi: The Centre on Monday radically liberalized the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regime, with the objective of providing major impetus to employment and job creation in India, as 100 per cent FDI was approved in the sectors of aviation, food and defence.

  • Permafrost thawing below shallow Arctic lakes: study

    Washington: A regime shift in lake ice is leading to permafrost thawing below shallow Arctic lakes as a result of changing winter climate, a new study has found. Warmer winters combined with an increase in snowfall during the last 30 years have limited the growth of seasonal lake ice.

  • Supportive parenting linked to richer, happier kids later

    Tokyo: Parents, take note! Children who receive positive attention and care from their parents have high incomes, increased happiness levels, academic success and
    strong morality later in life, a new study suggests.Researchers from Kobe University and Doshisha University in Japan studied the effects of prevailing parenting techniques.

  • How women murderers are different from male perpetrators

    London: While the majority of cases of deadly violence are committed by men, women too have had their roles in acts of crime. But the women who commit deadly violence are different in many ways from male perpetrators, says a study. The characteristics of male and female perpetrators differ in terms of the most common victims, the way in which the murder is committed, the place where it is carried out and

  • Types of Yoga: Posing the Unknown

    These days, yoga is more popular than many other fitness forms. Sapna Sarfare finds the unknown yoga varieties and asanas for a healthier you.

  • Open to finite TV series, says Dia Mirza

    New Delhi: Actress-producer Dia Mirza, who made her TV debut with non-fiction show “Ganga – The Soul of India” this year, says it is “impossible” for her to take out time for long fiction shows, but is willing to explore the television’s fiction genre through a finite series.

  • Iran thwarts major terrorist plot

    Tehran: Iran has thwarted one of the biggest terrorist plots in Tehran recently, the intelligence ministry said on Monday. “The anti-Islamist Takfiri group had schemed to carry out a series of bombings in different parts of the country (including in Tehran) on the occasions to come,” Xinhua news agency cited a statement as saying.

  • What was all the fuss between Salman, Katrina at Iftaar bash?

    New Delhi: When everyone was having their own gala time at Baba Siddiqui’s Iftaar party last night, former couple Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan were busy fussing over something really cute.

  • Nepal condemns Kabul suicide attack

    Kathmandu: Nepal has reacted with grief and shock to a bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday in which a suicide bomber blew up a mini bus killing 14 Nepali citizens. Nepal’s Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli condemned the attack on Nepali people and expressed grief over the loss of lives.

  • India’s NSG membership not on Seoul meet agenda: China

    Beijing: China today said differences remain among NSG members over the inclusion of new countries and the issue was not even on the agenda of the grouping’s meeting in Seoul this week, a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted that Beijing was not opposing India’s entry.

  • Massive giant planets found in star cluster

    London: Scientists have discovered unexpectedly high number of giant exoplanets in a cluster of stars called Messier 67 that is about the same age as the Sun — indicating that our solar system might have arisen in a similarly dense environment. The team used several telescopes and instruments, including the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) spectrograph at European Southern Observatory’s La Silla centre in Chile, to collect high-precision measurements of

  • Anurag Kashyap

    Anurag Kashyap’s award winning movie ‘Haramkhor’ in censor’s trouble

    The last few weeks had witnessed the high voltage drama that went behind the release of Anurag Kashyap’s controversial drug drama Udta Punjab, which eventually got released last week. Just as when one thought that that CBFC and Anurag Kashyap have now become ‘friends’ we think that it’s time to think again. The reason? Well, Anurag Kashyap, who is not new to the CBFC and their objecting to his films,

  • Britain to resume rice imports from Fukushima

    London: Britain is set to become the first European Union (EU) country to resume rice imports from Fukushima prefecture in Japan, which experienced one of the worst nuclear disasters in history. From July onwards, Fukushima-harvested rice will be on store shelves in London due to the efforts of a joint campaign by a group of Fukushima natives in Britain and a local Japanese agricultural cooperative.

  • Mehbooba’s challenge: How many will vote in Anantnag?

    Anantnag: Amid poll boycott appeals by separatist politicians and underground militants, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehmooba Mufti will be worried by the voter turnout on Wednesday.

  • Sensex surges

    Stocks, rupee recover from morning blues as Brexit fears ease

    Mumbai: Stocks and rupee today took an early morning plunge on RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan’s no to a second term, but soon recouped their losses on hectic buying by some institutions and soothing voices from rating agency Fitch andsome prominent marketmen while fading Brexit worry helped too.

  • Health needs of transgender people remain unmet

    Washington D.C: Despite the recent attention directed toward transgender people, they and their health needs remain unmet, according to a new Series.