Free Press Journal
  • Mystery behind cats, zebra stripes to be solved

    London : With the help of a newly-discovered animal gene, the US scientists appear to be closer to unravel the mystery behind origin of cats’ stripes. The gene may explain how the common housecat comes to have a blotchy or stripey tabby fur pattern. Scientists have found new DNA evidence, which begins to solve the mystery of coat patterns in mammals.

  • Choline protects infants from mental illness

    Washington : Consuming choline, found in eggs and meat, during pregnancy may protect an infant from stress-related illness, including mental disturbances and hypertension, later in life, says a study.

  • Why Indian Universities rank low?

    Dr G Ramachandram analyses the reasons for the unenviable position of India’s higher education institutes globally.

  • Theme Based Education Innovation Institutes

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) along with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is organising a two day National Roundtable Conference on Government Industry Partnership for Setting up Theme based Innovation Institutes today and tomorrow in New Delhi. The conference will be chaired by HRD Minster Kapil Sibal.

  • International student competition starts

    The sixth annual ‘Henkel Innovation Challenge’ kicked off this month. Students from 25 countries are invited to participate. The task for the participants is to develop a concept for an innovative and sustainability-related product or technology for a Henkel brand, according to the vision and market needs in 2050. Interested students can register until December 12, at

  • FDI in retail not in villages: Scindia

    Indore: Blaming BJP for creating a ‘negative’atmosphere in the country, Union Minister of State for Industry and Commerce Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said that the FDI in multi- brand retail would not be affect 80 per cent area of the country.

  • List of legal colonies to go online soon

    Indore: The lists of the legal colonies will be uploaded on the website to facilitate the citizens. This information has been disclosed in the meeting of revenue officers of the district, hold by collector Akash Tripathi at collectorate, here on Saturday.

  • Priyadarshni Academy Awards

    The globally recognised Priyadarshni Academy Awards headed by Chairman Nanik Rupani, also known as the ‘Indian Nobel Awards’, are conferred upon global achievers biennially for outstanding contribution in various fields viz. science and technology, social work, business, films, etc. The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony on at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai. Ghulam Nabi Azad – Union Minister

  • Spina Bifida prophylactic surgery gives 22 months old a new lease of life

    A 22 months old infant, a resident at JNPT, Raigad suffered from a rare spinal deformity commonly known as Spina Bifida since he was of 28 weeks in the womb. He underwent a very rare and a successful Spina Bifida (Split cord malformation) surgery in Fortis Hiranandani Hospital at Vashi by an eminent neurosurgeon.

  • Dr. Mukesh Batra hosts 8th annual charity photo exhibition

    Continuing his passion of photography, Dr Mukesh Batra, awarded Padma Shri by President of India, India’s most-renowned homeopath, Founder and Chairman of Dr Batra’s Positive Health Clinic, showcased at his 8th annual charity photo exhibition, yet another notable collection of photographs titled ‘Magic Moments’.

  • ‘India must prepare for conventional wars with Pak, China’

    Washington: India must prepare itself for future conventional wars with Pakistan and China since nuclear deterrence is not a panacea as demonstrated by the 1999 Kargil War, says a new report by a US think tank. “On a strategic level, the Kargil War vividly demonstrated that a stable bilateral nuclear deterrence relationship can markedly inhibit such regional conflicts in intensity and scale-if not preclude them altogether,” says the report on the role of

  • Ghulam Ahmed Bilour

    Pak minister announces bounty on filmmaker

    Islamabad : A federal minister in Pakistan on Saturday announced a bounty of USD 100,000 on the head of the maker of an anti-Islam film that has sparked violent protests, shocking many people with his announcement. Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, who heads the Railway Ministry, said the reward would be given to the person who kills the filmmaker.  (more…)

  • Six Libyan security forces executed

    Benghazi: Six members of Libya’s security forces were “executed” after clashes in Benghazi between protesters and a militia linked to the defence ministry, a medical examiner said on Saturday.

  • Hundreds of Indians held in Kuwait for visa violation

    Dubai : Indians are among more then 2,100 people apprehended in Kuwait during raids on visa violators and those involved in crimes like theft, an official at the Indian embassy in Kuwait has said.

  • Taiwan premier survives no-confidence vote

    Taipei : Taiwanese Premier Sean Chen comfortably survived a no-confidence vote brought by opposition parties on Saturday over what they see as his cabinet’s failure to curb rising unemployment and inflation.  The bid failed by 46 votes to 66, said parliamentary speaker Wang Jin-pyng.

  • Britain silent on Ecuador Assange proposal

    London: Britain’s Foreign Office was tightlipped on Saturday over a proposal from Ecuador that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be transferred from London to Sweden but stay under Quito’s protection.

  • Smartphone games a hit in Tokyo

    Tokyo :  Social networking games installed on smartphones are the rage at a game show in Tokyo.  The Tokyo Game Show, one of the world’s biggest games industry fairs, is being held at the Makuhari Messe Convention complex in Chiba, east of Tokyo, reported Xinhua.   The displays by leading social game company Gree Inc. and industry giant Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. are taking the centre stage, drawing a large crowd that tries

  • Female officer leads US Air Force training

    Houston :  A female officer has taken over the basic training unit of a US Air Force base in Texas after a widening sex scandal involving more than a dozen male instructors and more than 40 female recruits.   Deborah Liddick Friday became the commander of the 737th Training Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas, where she will be in charge of training about 35,000 new recruits each year, reported Xinhua

  • World’s largest captive snake is 25-feet long

    London :  A 25-feet-long and over 300-pound snake in the US has entered the Guinness World Records as the world’s largest snake living in captivity, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.  The massive python, called Medusa, lives in the Edge of Hell haunted house attraction in Kansas City, eats a 40-pound animal about once a week.  Her primary diet consists of a combination of rabbits, hogs and deer, served to her every two