Free Press Journal
  • Vijay Mallya’s aircraft: Affidavit on auction process sought

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Service Tax Department and the SGI Commex, the company that bought liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s personal aircraft in an auction, to file an affidavit clarifying the auction process.

  • Dombivli murder case cracked

    Mumbai: The Manpada police, along with the local crime branch unit, arrested three people for allegedly murdering a 38-year-old businessman, Satish Rasal.

  • Chikungunya claims 5 more lives in Delhi

    New Delhi : Five more deaths from chikungunya complications were reported on Wednesday at a private hospital in Delhi, taking to 10 the number of fatalities due to the vector-borne disease in the national capital that is grappling with a severe health crisis.

  • App or website: What best protects data and privacy?

    New York : The free apps and web-based services that you downloaded on Android or iOS mobile devices may have in turn leaked your personal information, including names, gender, phone numbers, and email, a study has found, says IANS.

  • Angry drivers at higher crash risk

    Toronto : Angry, aggressive drivers have much higher odds of being in a motor vehicle collision than those who do not lose their temper while driving, a new study has found, reports PTI.

  • Yadavs: Power struggle in Uttar Pradesh 

    The unquestioned boss of the family enterprise Mulayam Singh Yadav is hard put to call a truce between warring members of his family who together have a vice-like grip over the Samajwadi Party and its government in UP.

  • Healthy diet leads to better reading skills in children

    London : A healthy diet may develop better reading skills in the first three school years, shows a recent study from Finland. The study involved 161 children aged 6-8 years old and the quality of their diet was analysed using food diaries and their academic skills with the help of standardised tests.

  • Congress pats Gadkari for truth on ‘achche din’

    New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday greeted Nitin Gadkari, a former BJP president and now a senior Union minister, for admitting in Mumbai on Tuesday how Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s poll promise of “Achchhe din” (good days) during the 2014 polls has become a “gale ka fanda (millstone around the neck)” for the government.

  • Peace beckons as Cauvery simmers

    In this case, as the rampaging mobs went on a destruction spree, the Congress looked the other way, the Janata Dal (Secular) allegedly connived with the miscreants and the BJP had not a word of reprimand for the wrong-doers lest it rub the radical pro-Kannada forces on the wrong side.

  • Toddlers using touchscreens develop better motor skills

    London : Has your toddler started playing around with the touchscreen tablet, yet? It’s good, if the child has, as his/her active scrolling of the screen would increase finer motor control, says a recent study, according to IANS.

  • India declares Itself free from bird flu virus

    New Delhi: India has declared itself free from the highly contagious avian influenza (H5N1) or bird flu even as it stressed the need for continued surveillance. “India has declared itself free from avian influenza (H5N1) from September 5, 2016 and notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE),” the Department of Animal Husbandry under the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement.

  • Sidhu formally quits BJP

    New Delhi : More than a month after a public fall out with BJP, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday resigned from the party, while his wife, a BJP MLA, said she would join him once he floats a political outfit in poll-bound Punjab. Sidhu, who quit his Rajya Sabha membership on July 18 and had announced floating of a “non-political” platform, Awaz-e- Punjab, sent his resignation to BJP chief Amit Shah, making

  • Cold plasma may help treat non-healing wounds: study

    Moscow : Treating cells of the body with cold plasma can regenerate and rejuvenate them, according to a new study that may lead to plasma therapies for patients with non-healing wounds. Non-healing wounds make it more difficult to provide effective treatment to patients and are therefore a serious problem faced by doctors, says PTI.

  • Memory loss not only indicant in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

    New York : Researchers should not rely on the clinical symptoms of memory loss alone to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease because there could be other indicants of the neurodegenerative disease that do not initially affect memory, says a new study, according to IANS. There are more than just one symptom of Alzheimer’s disease. These could be language problems, disruptive individual behaviour and personality disorder — even judgement of someone’s concept of the position of

  • Maharashtra-born MIT researcher wins US award

    Bengaluru : Indian-born researcher Dinesh Bharadia at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has won the prestigious Young Scholar award of the US-based Marconi Society for his contribution to radio waves.

  • R N Bhaskar

    Telecom: Market-rigging despite auctions

    Within a couple of months, the government will embark on its largest spectrum auction. It will be auctioning 2,345 MHz of spectrum, the largest ever spectrum auction in the history of the Indian telecom industry. If past valuations are anything to go by, the total value of the spectrum could be staggering – Rs.5.67 lakh crore.

  • Clicking, sharing smiling selfies help you beat the blues

    New York : Taking smiling selfies with your smartphone and sharing them with your friends can help make you a happier person, say computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. “This study shows that sometimes our gadgets can offer benefits to users,” said senior author Gloria Mark, Professor of Informatics, according to IANS.