Free Press Journal
  • Congress protest note ban outside RBI office, demand governor quit

    Mumbai/Nagpur: Staging a vociferous countrywide protests against demonetisation on Wednesday, the Congress demanded the resignation of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel even as police baton-charged them in Nagpur.

  • Death toll in botched Nigeria air strike soars to 70

    Maidugiri: The death toll from a botched air strike on Boko Haram fighters in northeast Nigeria rose to 70 today, as aid agencies indicated more could die without urgent treatment.

  • Vodafone SuperNet 4G launched across 17 circles

    New Delhi: Telecom giant Vodafone today said it has launched its ‘SuperNet 4G’ services across all 17 circles planned and is on course to make it available in 2,400 towns across the country by March 2017.

  • SP busy finalising candidates, completing alliance formalities

    Lucknow: Hectic behind the scene parleys were on in UP’s ruling Samajwadi Party today to finalise the list of candidates and complete alliance formalities with Congress, with the process of filing of nominations for the first phase of polling already underway.

  • Rs 9.2 lakh crore new notes in system: Patel tells MPs’ panel

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel on Wednesday told a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance that Rs 9.2 lakh crore of new currency notes have been put in circulation since the high-value currency notes were demonetised on November 8.

  • Manmohan Singh saves Patel from grilling

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Urjit Patel today escaped possible grilling by a parliamentary committee over the demonetisation issue but for the intervention of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik to get hitched?

    Model Gigi Hadid has sparked speculation of her marriage to singer Zayn Malik after she was seen flaunting a band on her ring finger. The 21-year-old model was spotted wearing a golden band on her left hand’s ring finger, while strolling in New York City.

  • Kai po che for Vivian Dsena!

    Vivian Dsena, who is currently playing the male lead in Shakti — Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, loves flying kites.
    Despite his hectic schedule, he recently took couple of days off to visit his hometown Ujjain where he celebrated Makar Sankranti.

  • Dipika Kakar to tie-the-knot this year

    The New Year always brings hopes and positivity to all of us, and actress Dipika Kakar is no exception. The 30-year-old actor who shot to fame with Sasural Simar Ka is ready to say goodbye to the long series while she shoots for her last episode. The beautiful actress hopes to marry her boyfriend and former Sasural Simar Ka co-star Shoaib Ibrahim this year.

  • Facebook may not pay publishers to make live videos

    New York: After paying more than $50 million last year to publishers and celebrities to create live video on the platform, Facebook may soon stop remunerating them in a hope to get high-quality content on the social network.

  • Emojis, emoticons now conveying messages on Facebook

    London: On social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram, emojis and emoticons have replaced non-verbal cues like facial movements, voice pitch and other gestures to clarify a message, a study has found.

  • Robot reporter gets its first news article published

    Beijing: A robot journalist made its debut in a chinese daily newspaper today with a 300 characters long article written in just a second, scientists say. The article was focused on the Spring Festival travel rush.

  • World’s oldest zoo gorilla dies aged 60

    Washington: The world’s first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the US, has died in sleep less than a month after celebrating her historic 60th birthday.

  • Human hair-inspired body armour in the offing

    Los Angeles: Scientists have found why human hair is incredibly strong and resistant to breaking, a finding that may lead to new generation of materials for body armours and even help create better hair care products.

  • ‘5-D protein fingerprinting’ may provide hope for Alzheimer’s

    London: Scientists have engineered a new technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid, a finding that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

  • Why astronauts suffer from vision problems decoded

    Washington: Astronauts staying in space for extended periods of time may suffer from vision problems due the constant pressure on the back of the eye, say scientists who suggest that using a vacuum device to lower pressure may prevent the condition.

  • New drug can create ‘good’ fat to combat obesity

    New York: Scientists have identified a new drug that can create beneficial “brown” or “good” fat to boost metabolism, combat obesity and Type II diabetes. Researchers from Gladstone Institutes San Francisco in the US treated mice with a drug called bexarotene (Bex) and found they had more “brown fat, faster metabolisms and less body weight gain, even after being fed a high-calorie diet”.