Free Press Journal
  • Healthy macro data lifts equity markets 

    Mumbai: Continuing the upward trend evinced all this week, healthy macro-economic data and positive global cues lifted the Indian equity markets higher on Friday.

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    Govt proposes levy to fund regional air connectivity scheme

    New Delhi: Flyers will soon have to shell out slightly more for tickets to fund the government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme under which airfares will be capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights on unserved and under-served routes. The government today unveiled the draft Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), which was mooted in the new civil aviation policy, for consultations with the stakeholders’, including state governments, airlines and airport operators. The stakeholders have been

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    Uttarakhand cloudbursts: Rajnath condoles loss of lives, assures assistance

    New Delhi: Expressing profound grief over the loss of lives due heavy rains and cloudbursts in several districts of Uttarakhand, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday assured that several National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams have been rushed aid the state to tackle the calamity.

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    Plastic surgeons give Google Glass thumbs up

    Washington: Even as Google Glass undergoes a “comprehensive redesign”, plastic surgeons see some clear advantages of using the eye wearable device in the operating room, reports a study. The surgeons who used used Glass for various cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures, in general, gave the device high ratings for comfort and overall satisfaction, the study said. Introduced in 2013, Glass is a hands-free, head-mounted computerised device that can present information to the

  • Brain

    Give rest to brain and learn second language faster

    New York: Neuroscientists have found that the resting-state brain activity – the neural activity that goes on while we are doing nothing in particular – helps some people learn new languages faster. “The way someone’s brain functions while at rest predicts 60 per cent of their capacity for learning a second language,” said study author Chantel Prat from University of Washington.In the small yet significant study, published recently by the US Office

  • P-Note investments rise to Rs 2.15 lakh cr in May

    New Delhi: Investments into India’s capital markets through participatory notes (P-Notes) rose to Rs 2.15 lakh crore at the end of May, after hitting a 20-month low in the preceding month.

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    MC Mary Kom to be part of Vijender’s title fight

    New Delhi: Five times World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom will be part of Vijender Singh’s bout for the WBO Super Middle-weight Asia Pacific Championship Title, to be held at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on July 16.

  • Rajasthan govt transfers 51 IPS officers

    Jaipur: In a major rejig, Rajasthan government has transferred 51 IPS officers including the SPs of nine districts. A total nine ADG and seven IG rank officers were transferred late last night, apart from DIGs and SPs, according to the Department of Personnel order.

  • Rape case

    UP school manager rapes 15-year-old girl and tapes it; arrested

    Etah (UP): A school manager has been arrested for raping a 15-year-old girl in 2015 after the video of the incident went viral, police said today. A high school student was allegedly raped by the school manager Jitendra Kumar last year. She did not disclose the incident out of fear, police said.

  • Reliance Defence gets Reserve Bank nod to exit CDR

    New Delhi: Reliance Defence and Engineering has received RBI approval to exit the corporate debt restructuring package. Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure has acquired nearly 35 per cent in Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co, which has been renamed as Reliance Defence and Engineering.

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    ‘Flying Tejas felt like being on top of the world’

    Bengaluru: Flying the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) after its induction into the Indian Air Force (IAF) was like being on top of the world, said Group Captain Madhav Rangachari here on Friday.

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    Play this game to resist fast food cravings

    New York: Researchers at Drexel University have developed a computer game and smartphone app to help people control unhealthy eating habits and ultimately lose weight. The game is designed to improve a person’s “inhibitory control,” the part of the brain that stops you from giving into unhealthy cravings — even when the smell of French fries is practically begging you to step inside a fast food restaurant.

  • Kolkata bus accident: 7 girl students, 1 woman injured

    Kolkata: In a second accident within a week involving school vehicle, eight persons, including seven girl students, were injured when the bus, they were travelling in, dashed against a road divider here today.

  • I need a dog not a man: Nargis Fakhri 

    Mumbai: She has been in the news for her rumoured relationship with actor-producer Uday Chopra, but actress Nargis Fakhri says she is not longing to have a man in her life.

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    Sonakshi is the action girl of Bollywood: Murugadoss

    Mumbai: Director A R Murugadoss is impressed with the way Sonakshi Sinha, lead actress of his upcoming film “Akira, has performed the action sequences in the movie.

  • Antarctic ozone hole

    Dawn of Antarctic ozone hole ‘healing’

    Washington D.C: We are finally seeing a glimmer of good news for environment: ozone damage is on the mend! After persisting for decades, the hole in the ozone over the Antarctic has begun to “heal,” exhibiting an ozone increase, a new study reports. The results suggest that an historic agreement signed nearly three decades prior is having positive returns, not only in terms of slowing the rate of ozone depletion in Earth’s

  • Induction of Tejas ‘very proud moment’ for India: Dhoni

    New Delhi: India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday congratulated the induction of first squadron of the indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas into the Indian Air Force and said this is indeed a very proud moment for the country.