Free Press Journal
  • You have won the Nobel: How do the winners get to know?

    Stockholm :It is easily the most coveted award across the world. The Nobel prize is not intimated to the winners days in advance. Sometimes, the winners learn that they have won the prize through TV channels or newspapers. But the process of getting through to the winners and letting them know that they have won THE Nobel prize is interesting.
    Tom Whipple writing for says that Professor Normark, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish

  • Women can ‘smell’ their competition

    Washington :The scent of a woman close to ovulation boosts testosterone levels in another female, fuelling her desire to compete, a new study has found, reports PTI.
    US researchers measured the testosterone levels of women before and after they smelled t-shirts that were previously worn by other women aged 18-21.     The latter group wore the shirts when they were at high fertility – days 13, 14 and 15 of the menstrual cycle – and

  • Take steps on security in & around jails: HC to State

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked principal secretaries of Home, Urban Development and Law and Judiciary departments of Maharashtra to coordinate in taking security measures in Arthur Road Prison in Mumbai and Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai.
    The principal secretaries of the three departments should sit together to work out modalities in this regard in the larger public interest and if necessary these officers can take help of Advocate General, a bench

  • Special court in Thane to handle urban development crimes

    State govt acts after four year delay
    Mumbai : The state government has finally cracked the whip on illegal construction and encroachment by setting up the first special court to hear such cases. It has set up a court at Thane, which is currently considered the ‘capital’ of illegal construction.  This decision is also considered a major step by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to check NCP-backed illegal construction.
    Given the backdrop of the Mumbra building collapse

  • Why did Blackberry fail? A teenager can tell you

    London :A few years before Apple’s iPhone, Android powered Samsung or other devices became a rage amongst the tech savvy youngsters and business professionals, it was Blackberry that ruled their hearts. One could see Blackberry in almost every teen’s hands, furiously typing away, not even bothering to look where they are going. The reason was Blackberry’s cheap handsets and the Blackberry Messenger (BBM).
    But now, things have changed, and the young population which once sworn

  • Checking prostate cancer: Eat more fish, vegetables, avoid meat

    New Delhi :Simple modifications in food habits, including adopting a diet rich in cereals, fish and green leafy vegetables, can drastically reduce chances of prostate cancer, considered to be one of the most common cancers among men.
    The sixth leading cause of cancer deaths among males, prostate cancer is linked to family history of the disease and age. Doctors said research also indicates that a diet rich in red meat and high-fat dairy products predisposes

  • City Round-up

    Marathi playwright  S N Navre passes away :
    Mumbai: Noted Marathi playwright S N Navre passed away on Wednesday morning in Dombivili’s Lifeline Hospital.
    The writer complained of uneasiness, following which a doctor was summoned and he recommended that Navre be taken to the hospital at the earliest. His situation worsened later in the day and he was declared dead at 7.30 am. Navre was extremely well-known in the world of Marathi literature and had resided

  • Too early to write off BJP

    There is no denying that despite the daunting challenges the party faces, its task has been made somewhat easier by the groundswell of public anger with the UPA over poor governance  

  • Men with low testosterone at higher heart disease risk

    London :with low testosterone levels may have a slightly higher risk of developing heart disease, a new study has found, according to PTI.
    Testosterone is a key male sex hormone that helps maintain sex drive, sperm production and bone health. Over time, low testosterone may contribute to an increase in body fat, loss of body hair and muscle bulk.
    “When we reviewed the existing research into testosterone and cardiovascular disease, a growing body of evidence suggested

  • Ali Zafar looking for change

    The versatile singer cum actor wants to play some serious roles after having been the quintessential romantic hero onscreen
    Ali Zafar has indisputably built a name for himself not just as a singer but also as a Bollywood star with movies like ‘Tere Bin Laden’, ‘Mere Brother Ki Dulhan’, ‘Chashme Baddoor’. And currently, he is busy working on ‘Aman Ki Asha’ and action-thriller ‘Kill Dill’ – along with a fourth studio album.
    Confessing about being tired

  • Fingers can tell if a person is suicidal

    Berlin : A simple test that measures the sweat gland activity of a depressed person can determine if he or she is suicidal – with 97 per cent accuracy – scientists say, according to PTI.
    German and Swedish researchers found blood pressure, blood circulation and activity in the sweat glands of the fingers can reveal if a person is suicidal.
    “The results are so strong that I’m astonished. We can determine very accurately whether a person

  • ‘IM did recce of 11 Mumbai spots for terror strikes’

    Mumbai :Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal has made a startling disclosure that his terror outfit surveyed nearly a dozen spots in the city last month. The revelation has prompted Maharashtra Police to beef up security.
    A confidential report prepared by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) with its chief Rakesh Maria’s signature, read that members of the IM have carried out reconnaissance of at least 11 possible targets including four synagogues in Mumbai in early August. The

  • The junior Dessert Queen

    Harshieka becomes one of the top ten contenders for the ‘Junior Master Chef’

  • The buzz on twitter

    BCCI bans Lalit Modi for life

  • Indian mobile Internet users to touch 164.8 mn by 2015

    New Delhi: The number of people surfing the Internet using mobiles in India, the world’s second largest mobile market after China, is set to touch 164.8 million by 2015, a report by global consultancy firm KPMG said, reports PTI.
    KPMG’s ‘The SMAC Code — Embracing New Technologies for future business’ report further revealed that Indians hooking on to social networking sites provides opportunities to firm’s for using social media to engage customers, brand building, product

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui on ‘The Lunchbox’ not making it to Oscars

    The actor openly says that the movie was 100 percent deserving :
    The news of ‘The Lunchbox’ not making it to the Oscars, while a regional Gujarati movie ‘The Good Road’ being the official entry came as a shock to a lot of audiences and even the filmmakers.
    ‘The Lunchbox’ that has been acclaimed internationally in Cannes as well as by the audience is a joint venture by big honchos like Karan Johar, Siddharth Roy Kapoor,

  • World’s first attention powered car

    Melbourne :Researchers claim to have developed the world’s first attention-powered car – a pioneering vehicle that uses a headset to monitor brain activity and slow acceleration during periods of distraction, according to PTI.
    The car commissioned by the The Royal Automobile Club of West Australia (RAC) was tested in Perth in a bid to prevent road accidents due to inattention. The makers describe it as a “car that goes when you’re paying attention, and slows