Free Press Journal
  • Volume-led recovery for FMCG firms still some time away

    Mumbai : The quarterly earnings declared by the fast moving consumer good companies have been mixed so far, with most of them reporting lower than expected volume growth even as lower input costs helped the firms to improve operating margins.

  • Song recording

    Music director Damodar Raao recorded a romantic song ‘Is pyaar ko kya naam dun’ for the album ‘Hasratein’ with singers Sanchiti sakat and Santosh Raao at a studio in Andheri. The song has been penned by Rajesh Mishra, Ajit Mandal and Santosh Puri.

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    Retired Army doctor finds new ways to treat common ailments

    Agra: A retired colonel of the Indian army, who served as a medical expert in the Kargil area, has innovated new techniques for treating 25 odd common chronic human ailments. A book brought out by Berlin’s Lap Lambert Academic Publications lists the areas that he has successfully worked in with these unique techniques which need to be further refined and perfected for wider use and acceptance.

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    Digital classrooms to impart performing arts education

    New Delhi: Art lessons will no longer be a monotonous interaction between teachers and students in classrooms, thanks to the exclusive online platform “Virsa”, which was launched recently with an aim to give free digital learning on Indian culture and music to children across India.

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    Websites with interactive history as good as live chat

    New York: A website with search and interaction history can be just as engaging as chatting with an online human agent or robot helper, says a study led by an Indian-origin researcher, reports IANS. “In the study, the users of an online movie database site that offered a list of past interactions considered the site just as responsive as one that offered chatbot or human helpers,” said S. Shyam Sundar, Co-director of

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    Rating of B&B accommodations soon

    New Delhi: On the suggestion of online hotel aggregator Oyo rooms, the Tourism Ministry has decided to go for rating of homestays, bed-and-breakfast accommodations and certified guesthouses to throw up great opportunity to small establishments to get the market access and help tourists make informed choices from such aggregators.

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    Cognitive ability predicts prejudice towards groups

    London: Cognitive ability like intelligence and verbal abilities, whether high or low, only predicts prejudice towards specific groups, according to a study, says PTI. “Very few people are immune to expressing prejudice, especially towards people they disagree with,” said Mark Brandt, researcher, Tilburg University, the Netherlands, in the study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

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    Self-control may not be limited resource after all

    Washington DC: Whether it is walking past your favourite store or refusing that second slice of pizza, everything seems to boil down to one essential bit: self-control. Now, a recent study has suggested that it may not be as precise as we previously believed, reports IANS.

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    Turns out, female orgasm is all to do with ovulation

    Washington DC: The world of female orgasm is ripe with mystery and magic, which even left great minds like Aristotle and Hippocrates scratching their heads noting that women could get pregnant sans ever reaching a climax, but men could not, reports ANI. Now, scientists at Yale and the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have provided fresh insights on the subject by examining the evolving trait across different species. “Prior studies have tended to focus

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    Got mentioned on web? Google will tell you where

    New York: Technology giant Google has rolled out a feature in Google Search that would notify you whenever your name is mentioned on the web — anywhere in the world, a media report said, says IANS. Google’s “Stay in the Loop” feature in Google Search would deliver a report to your registered Gmail ID of where your name was searched.

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    Always knew Narsingh was being victimised: Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today expressed happiness over Narsingh Yadav getting a clean chit in the doping scandal, saying he always knew the wrestler was being victimised. “Great news! Congratulations to Narsingh Yadav for getting a clean chit from NADA to participate in the Rio Olympics. All the best Narsingh!,” Fadnavis tweeted.

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    TRAI plans to revisit telecom network inter-connect charges

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai is planning to start a consultation process to review call connect charges, also known as Inter-connection Usage Charges, for the telecom network — a move that could bring down call rates. According to sources, the regulator plans to bring out a consultation paper on the same in about a week.

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    Curiosity around ‘Kahaani 2’ is exciting: Vidya Balan

    New Delhi : Ever since the sequel of 2012 hit ‘Kahaani’ has been announced, the audience is keen to know its untold story. While makers of the film are maintaining suspense over it, its lead actress, Vidya Balan, is busy teasing her fans by giving out bits of information. In a recent conversation with ANI, the actress said that she is overwhelmed and excited about the film because it has already created

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    Russian helicopter on aid mission shot down in Syria

    Damascus/Moscow: A Russian Mi-8 helicopter was on Monday shot down by ground fire in Syria after it had delivered humanitarian supplies to Aleppo, the Russian Defence Ministry said. Three crew and two officers from Russia’s Reconciliation Centre aboard the chopper died, the Kremlin said. The three crew and two officers from Russia’s reconciliation centre were returning to the Russian air base at Khmeimim, the ministry said in a statement.

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    Facebook’s internet-delivery drone completes first test flight

    Washington: Social media giant Facebook has successfully carried out its first test flight of a solar-powered drone designed to provide faster and inexpensive internet access to remote regions of the world. The Aquila drone is being created to widen the range of internet connectivity around the globe.

  • Ringing Bells to deliver 65,000 more ‘Freedom 251’ smartphones

    New Delhi: After delivering the first 5,000 ‘Freedom 251’ smartphones, Ringing Bells on Monday announced it would deliver 65,000 more devices to those who had booked the less than $4 smartphones in the cash on delivery (COD) mode. The company in mid-February this year planned to deliver 25 lakh handsets before June 30. Ringing Bells received mammoth over seven crore registrations before the payment gateway crashed.


    Sohrabuddin case: Amit Shah gets relief from Supreme Court

    New Delhi: In a breather for Amit Shah, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by social activist and former bureaucrat Harsh Mander challenging the BJP President’s discharge in the alleged staged killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his aide Tusliram Prajapati.