Free Press Journal
  • Brazilian free-tailed bat fastest flying mammal

    New York: With up to 161 km per hour, the Brazilian free-tailed bat can achieve flight speeds faster than those previously documented for any bat or bird, new research has found, says IANS. Much of the current literature has indicated that birds fly faster and bats are slower and more maneuverable. The new study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Science, demonstrates otherwise.

  • ‘Colour-changing sunscreen patch may protect from sunburns’

    Melbourne: A high-tech UV-sensitive patch that changes colour when it is time to reapply sunscreen may help protect people from sunburns and the risk of skin cancer, scientists say, reports PTI. Currently the most common way to assist people to determine how long they can safely stay in the sun after sunscreen application is time-based on the two hour reapply recommendation, researchers said.

  • How teenagers learn differently than adults

    New York: An adolescent’s ability to learn and form memories is closely linked to the reward-seeking behaviour of the brain, researchers have found, reports IANS. “Studies of the adolescent brain often focus on the negative effects of teenagers’ reward-seeking behaviour,” said Daphna Shohamy, Associate Professor of psychology at New York’s Columbia University.

  • Cyrus Mistry camp dubs Tata Sons’ claims unsubstantiated, half-truth

    Mumbai: Ousted Tata Sons Chairman Cyrus Mistry’s camp today termed as “unsubstantiated claims and half truths” a series of allegations by the company, which stated that he betrayed trust and tried to seek control of main operating firms of the over USD 100 billion group.

  • Trump fared well with women voters despite sex assault claims

    Los Angeles: Despite sex assault allegations hounding him, fat-shaming a former beauty queen and his controversial abortion stand, a large number of women voters helped put Donald Trump in the White House.

  • Amarinder Singh to resign as MP in protest of SC verdict in SYL row

    Ludhiana (Punjab): Following the Supreme Court verdict in the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal row wherein it declared the legislation passed by the Punjab Government as ‘null and void’, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Captain Amarinder Singh has decided t0 resign as MP in protest of the apex court ruling.

  • Maharashtra government to set up panel on rehabilitating Victoria owners

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to set up a cabinet sub-committee headed by Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar to discuss ways of rehabilitating the owners of ‘Victoria’, the iconic horse-driven carriages which were discontinued after a Bombay High Court order last year.

  • Arvind Kejriwal attacks Narendra Modi over currency spike

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for demonetizing Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and insisted this won’t check corruption or black money.

  • Kopardi rape-murder: Court frames charges against 3 accused

    Ahmednagar (Maha): A local court has framed charges against the three accused in the July 13 Kopardi rape and murder case, which had triggered massive ‘silent’ protests by Marathas across the state.

  • Proud that my children are not echoes of their parents: Javed Akhtar

    Mumbai: Acclaimed writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he is proud of the fact that his children — Zoya and Farhan — are doing something completely different from what his portfolio in the Indian film industry.

  • NGT raps Delhi govt for not installing air filters in schools

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today rapped the Delhi government for not installing air filters in government schools during the recent thick smog which had engulfed the national capital for almost 10 days.

  • Now replacement of Ram Gopal Yadav in RS splits Yadav clan

    New Delhi: The faction-ridden top leadership of the Samajwadi Party is divided again. This time the issue is appointment of a new leader of Samajwadi Party in the Rajya Sabha after incumbent Ram Gopal Yadav was expelled from the party.

  • Maharashtra citizens can use demonetised notes to pay government dues

    Mumbai: The Centre has accepted Maharashtra government’s request to allow Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 bills for payment of electricity bill, water bill, property tax or any kind of government dues, thus easing troubles of the common man in wake of the demonetisation of high denomination notes.

  • Once audiences decide to watch a film, nothing can stop them: Farhan Akhtar

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to demonetise high value currency notes will not have any effect on the release of “Rock On 2”, says actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar who feels nothing can stop the audiences from coming to theatres once they decide that a film needs to be watched.