Free Press Journal
  • Novel technology to restore eyesight of people world wide

    Los Angeles: Scientists have developed a new eye implant, using arrays of silicon nanowires that sense light and electrically stimulate the retina, which may help restore vision in millions of people worldwide. The advance brings us a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light. The researchers from University of California San Diego and US-based startup Nanovision Biosciences showed response to light in a rat

  • Scottish independence referendum would not be legal says UK minister David Mundell

    The United Kingdom as a whole voted last year to leave the EU, but Scotland, one of the UK’s four constituent parts, voted to stay. Sturgeon has argued Scotland should not be dragged out of the bloc against its will. Scots rejected independence by 55 to 45 percent in a referendum in 2014, but the SNP argue that the circumstances have changed since then, because of Brexit.

  • St Patrick's Day

    St. Patrick’s Day: Significance, Celebration, Myths, Facts and Everything you need to know

    St. Patrick’s Day is observed every year on March 17 in remembrance of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What started as a religious feast day was transformed into an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century. Today, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the globe with lip-smacking cuisines, music, dance, parades and almost everything ‘green’.

  • ED summons Geelani, Yasin Malik in FEMA case

    New Delhi: The ED has summoned Jammu and Kashmir-based separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik in connection with its probe against them in two separate FEMA cases.

  • 25 killed in Damascus courthouse suicide bombing

    Damascus: At least 25 persons were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-strapped vest in the old Justice Palace building in Damascus on Wednesday, the state-news agency reported. Government authorities ordered an evacuation of the area over fears of further attacks.

  • Amarinder Singh to take oath as Punjab CM tomorrow

    Chandigarh: Amarinder Singh, who led the Congress to victory in Punjab after a gap of 10 years, will take oath as the state’s 26th Chief Minister here tomorrow morning in a simple ceremony, which party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is also expected to attend.

  • Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP, BSP chief, Mayawati, Congress, Ajit Jogi, Chhattisgarh, Janata Congress, Mayawati and Jogi's alliance

    Mayawati rakes up EVM issue, to move court against ‘tampering’

    Lucknow: Smarting from the drubbing at the hustings, BSP chief Mayawati today decided to move court against the alleged tampering of EVMs and observe a ‘black day’ every month against the “murder of democracy” by the BJP.

  • Madhesi Morcha withdraws support to Nepal government

    Kathmandu: The agitating Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of seven political parties, on Tuesday night withdrew its support extended to the Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’-led government on expiry of its seven-day ultimatum, a Morcha leader said on Wednesday. The deadline of the ultimatum to government ended on Tuesday midnight.

  • Ben Affleck reveals completing treatment for alcohol addiction

    Los Angeles: Ben Affleck has revealed he recently completed his term at a rehabilitation centre for his alcohol addiction. The 44-year-old actor took to Facebook to announce he was undergoing a treatment for the same and that it was the first step to recovery. “I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront. I want to live life to the fullest and

  • I feel complete as an actor: Rajkummar Rao

    New Delhi: His line-up of movies is as eclectic as his reputation as one of the most talented young performers in Bollywood. It seems that 2017 is going to be Rajkummar Rao’s year as he has five films releasing this year, the latest being Vikramaditya Motwane’s “Trapped”. The 32-year-old actor will be seen playing a man struggling for survival as he gets stuck in a high-rise in the movie.

  • Govt to amend EPF scheme to enable members buy homes

    New Delhi: Government will amend EPF scheme to enable around 4 crore members of retirement fund body EPFO to withdraw up to 90 per cent of their fund for making down payments while buying homes, Parliament was informed today. The amendment in the scheme will also allow the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) subscribers to use their EPF accounts for paying equated monthly instalments (EMIs) of home loans.

  • Uber partners with Jet Airways for smart travel

    New Delhi: In a bid to enhance guest experience, cab-aggregator Uber on Wednesday announced a strategic association with Indian airline Jet Airways. Guests booking their flights on the app and using Uber for the first time will benefit from a discount of Rs 150 across their first three rides by using the promo code JETUBER. “Through this partnership, Jet Airways’ guests across 29 cities will be able to request their Uber when

  • Trump administration also backs India’s NSG bid

    Washington: The US today said it is working with India and NSG members to push for New Delhi’s membership in the elite grouping, indicating that there is no change in America’s policy on the issue under the Trump administration.

  • Don’t use Jallikattu to gamble: High Court to organisers

    Madurai: The Madras High Court bench today advised jallikattu organisers to view the bull-taming sport as a traditional and cultural sport and “avoid using it for gambling purpose.” A division bench comprising Justices Huluvadi G Ramesh and T S Sivagnanam made the observations while hearing a writ petition filed by one M Rajendran seeking a direction to the police to grant permission to hold the game in Kalamavur village in Pudukottai district.