Free Press Journal
  • Warmer seas are changing our planet for the worse

    London: The upper depths of the world’s oceans have warmed significantly since 1995, resulting in severe hurricanes, storm surges and an increase in the number of icebergs, according to a new report.

  • Can playing video games make children smarter?

    New York: Researchers claim to have developed a new computer-based brain training programme that may boost the performance of students in reading and math, even more than individualised tutoring.

  • Siblings mental health problems may affect you

    London: Individuals who have a brother or sister with mental disorders may be at an increased risk of developing the condition, a study has warned. The study found that having a sibling with schizophrenia increases a person’s risk of developing the condition by ten times, says IANS.

  • GST Council to hold first meeting tomorrow

    New Delhi: The all powerful GST Council, which will decide on tax rates, exempted goods and threshold, will meet for the first time tomorrow as it races against time to iron out issues between Centre and states for rolling out the new indirect tax regime from April 1, 2017.

  • Internet now has 334.6 million domain name registrations

    New Delhi: Nearly 7.9 million domain name registrations were added to the internet in the second quarter of 2016 globally — a growth rate of 2.4 percent over the first quarter — global domain and internet service provider VeriSign Inc. said on Wednesday.

  • Common chemicals may reduce vitamin D levels

    New York: Exposure to certain common chemicals called endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in several consumer products, including plastic bottles, may reduce levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream, says a study, says IANS.

  • Journalist murder case suspect surrenders in Siwan court

    Siwan (Bihar): Mohammad Kaif, the alleged sharpshooter of controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin, surrendered in a district court here today after evading arrest in the case of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan’s murder.

  • Here’s how brain filters irrelevant information

    New York: Ever wondered how people are able to read in a noisy cafe, ignoring the ambient chatter and clattering of cups? Scientists have discovered how the brain filters out irrelevant information in such circumstances, according to PTI.

  • Pankaja Munde calls on Bhujbal

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde today called on beleaguered NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who is currently recuperating at state-run J J hospital following an illness.

  • Eight killed in road accident in Jharkhand

    Jamshedpur: Eight persons were killed and several others injured when two mini-buses collided head-on in West Singhbhum district today, a police official said.

  • Jung sets aside AAP govt’s appointment of DERC chief

    New Delhi: Lt Governor Najeeb Jung today scrapped the appointment of Krishna Saini as chairperson of Delhi’s power regulator DERC by AAP government on grounds of legal infirmities, further escalating the already intense confrontation between the two sides.

  • We are not trying to use Ajay’s name for Parched: Leena Yadav

    Mumbai: Director Leena Yadav, who is looking forward to the India release of her internationally acclaimed movie “Parched”, has denied using the name of her producer Ajay Devgn to grab eyeballs for the project.

  • Knife attacker shot outside Israeli embassy in Ankara

    Ankara: An attacker wielding a knife tried to storm the Israeli embassy in the Turkish capital Ankara today but was shot before reaching the building, Turkish reports and Israeli officials said.

  • Nitish flays decision to scrap separate Rail budget

    Patna: Former Railway minister and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today criticised the decision of Union cabinet to scrap separate Railway budget and merge it with general budget which he said would end autonomy of the largest public carrier in the country.

  • Cabinet approves merging of Rail budget with Union Budget

    New Delhi: In a major overhaul, the Cabinet today approved advancing presentation of the annual Budget by a month, scrapped over nine-decade old tradition of having a separate Railway Budget and removed classifications for expenditure to make the exercise simpler.