Free Press Journal
  • Soon a sensor that may develop foldable gadgets

    Toronto: Scientists have developed a new, inexpensive sensor that could help develop tablets which can be folded and put away in your pocket, or artificial skin that can sense your body’s movements and vital signs. The sensor developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone that can detect different types of touch, including swiping and tapping, even when it is

  • ‘Great Dying’ was not the only mass extinction event

    New York: Recovery after the world’s worst mass extinction, or “Great Dying” that occurred about 252 million years ago, was slowed by two other extinction events, says a study. The Earth has experienced five mass extinctions in its history that killed the majority of species living on the planet at the time.

  • Meet the world’s first assistant surgeon robot

    Geneva: In a first, a robot has successfully assisted in a risky surgery that involved placing a tiny hearing implant in the inner ear with unprecedented precision. A 51-year-old woman seeking assistive hearing surgery became the first patient to undergo robot-assisted cochlear implantation in a clinical trial.

  • Beauty and the Beast: Enchanting in its new avatar

    Film: “Beauty and the Beast”; Director: Bill Condon; Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson; Rating: ***1/2

  • My Resignation has nothing to do with ICC-BCCI functioning: Manohar

    New Delhi: A day after stepping down as independent chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), Shashank Manohar on Thursday said his resignation had nothing to do with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as speculated in various sections of media.

  • Mumbai: Fadnavis accuses Oppn of shedding crocodile tears over farmers’ plight

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today accused Opposition Congress-NCP of shedding “crocodile tears” over the plight of farmers and said that their demand for loan waiver is politically motivated as they suffered a severe drubbing in the recent local bodies and civic polls across the state.

  • 30 terrorists held in Pakistan; Including 11 banned Afghan nationals

    Lahore: Thirty terrorists including 11 Afghan nationals and members of the banned Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have been arrested in Punjab province, police said today. The anti-terror raids of Rangers and police are part of nationwide military operation ‘Radd-ul-Fasaad’ – which translates roughly to ‘elimination of discord’ – launched last month in the province against militants. The security forces conducted intelligence-based raids in various cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sialkot besides Islamabad in the

  • Muthoot Finance to raise up to Rs 2,000 cr via NCDs

    New Delhi: Muthoot Finance plans to raise up to Rs 2,000 crore through a public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) to support its lending activities. The issue comprises secured and unsecured redeemable NCDs for an amount up to Rs 1,950 crore and Rs 50 crore, respectively, taking the aggregating value to Rs 2,000 crore, the Kerala-based gold financing company said in the draft prospectus filed with Sebi.

  • Tata to open Cancer Research Centre & Hospital in Jharkhand

    Ranchi: Tata Group will open a Cancer Research Centre and Hospital in Jharkhand, an official release said today. Accepting Chief Minister Raghubar Das’s request to set up a hospital in Jharkhand, the Tata Trust Chairman Ratan Tata approved it and a delegation today met Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Medical Education & Family Welfare department, Sudhir Tripathi.

  • Maha govt to inspect hospitals to check female foeticide

    Mumbai: A joint team of officials from various departments in Maharashtra will be formed to inspect hospitals to curb the menace of female foeticide, state Health Minister Deepak Sawant has said. The team, to function at the district-level, would comprise of officials from the departments of health, revenue, police and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), he said. The decision was taken in a meeting between Sawant and health department officials held yesterday

  • Karamphaldata Shani: Kartikey Malviya open admiration!

    Television actor Kartikey Malaviya, who is playing the character of Shani in Siddharth Kumar Tewary’s Karamphaldata Shani is getting a very good response for his role.