Free Press Journal
  • Attractive icons

    Attractive icons enhance user performance

    London: Icons on smartphones or computers that are eye-catching and aesthetically appealing help enhance user performance, British researchers have shown.

  • Yingluck Shinawatra

    Thailand impeaches former PM Shinawatra

    Bangkok: Former Thailand prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached by the acting Thai parliament Friday for dereliction of duty in a controversial rice subsidy scheme.

  • The Decline and Fall of N Srinivasan

    Dear granddaughter, You will be two next week and here is my birthday gift to you, a brand new nursery rhyme, on ‘Humpty Srini.’ It goes like this:

  • M S Narayana

    Telugu star comedian M S Narayana passes away

    Hyderabad: Telugu cinema’s noted comedian M S Narayana passed away at a private hospital here today following multi-organ failure. He was 63.

  • Sleeping on stomach

    Sleeping on stomach ups risk of sudden death in epilepsy

    Washington: Research shows that those who suffer from epilepsy and sleep on their stomach may be at higher risk of sudden unexpected death, drawing a parallel to sudden infant death syndrome in babies.

  • Gut bacteria

    How gut bacteria affect brain health

    New York: The hundred trillion bacteria living in our gut have a significant impact on human behaviour and brain health, reports an Indian American researcher.

  • Indonesian police arrest deputy of anti-graft body

    Jakarta: Police say they have arrested a deputy head from Indonesia’s top corruption-fighting body, days after the official said a national police chief hopeful was a graft suspect.

  • Cheating, wife

    Cheating on field worse than cheating on wife: Study

    New York : Why did fans and sponsors such as Nike drop former road racing cyclist Lance Armstrong but stayed loyal to golfer Tiger Woods? Probably because Armstrong’s doping scandal took place on the field unlike Wood’s off-the-field extramarital affairs, interesting research shows.

  • China deploys more troops in Xinjiang to plug infiltration

    Beijing: China arrested 27,164 criminal suspects last year in the volatile Xinjiang and authorities have beefed up security in the violence-prone region which borders PoK and Afghanistan by deploying more troops, making it the country’s largest provincial-level military region.

  • Twitter

    Twitter high on pro-marijuana tweets: Study

    Washington: Pro-marijuana “tweets” are multiplying on the micro-blogging site, finds a study, adding that most of those sending and receiving “pot tweets” were aged under 25.

  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

    Hearing on petition on screening of MSG deferred

    Chandigarh:  The Punjab and Haryana High Court today deferred till January 27 hearing on a petition seeking a stay on the screening of the controversial movie Messenger of God (MSG) starring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.

  • Kiran Bedi

    PM has assured Lokpal will come soon: Kiran Bedi

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured that Lokpal will come soon.

  • Sanjeev Balyan

    BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan meets riots accused

    Muzaffarnagar:  BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan met the Muzaffarnagar riots accused in the district jail here and assured them of a fair trial, police said today.

  • Polling starts for UP Legislative Council polls

    Lucknow:  Polling is underway for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council biennial polls for 12 seats even as horse trading appears inevitable with key parties fielding extra candidates expecting cross voting by MLAs.

  • Karti Chidambaram

    TNCC slaps show cause notice on Karti Chidambaram

    Chennai :  Tamil Nadu unit of Congress today issued a show cause notice to its leader Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, seeking explanation for some of his remarks against the party and veteran leader Kamaraj.

  • Blast

    2 killed, 16 injured in blast in civil court premises

    Ara/Patna: A police constable and a woman suspected of being a human bomb were killed and about 16 others, including lawyers, injured in a bomb blast at Ara civil court premises in Bihar today.