Free Press Journal
  • Music, Fall in love

    Background music can help people fall in love

    Tokyo: Out on your first date? Make sure that the spot you pick has a soothing music running in the background to maximise your chances of falling in love. According to Japanese researchers, background music is an important aid to falling in love as soft music may alter people’s behaviour and make them more charming during conversation, Bustle magazine reported.  “The effects may be even stronger if people can choose their own music,”

  • Google Glass

    Google Glass to be redesigned from scratch

    New York: If you thought the eye-wearable device Google Glass is dead, think again! The new team at Google Glass wants to “redesign the product from scratch and not release it until it is complete”, says a New York Times report. Glass is now overseen by Ivy Ross, a jewellery designer who runs Google’s smart-eyewear division and Tony Fadell, a former Apple product executive.

  • John Wright

    Good start crucial for India: John Wright

    New Delhi : Former India coach John Wright feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men can do well in the cricket World Cup beginning on Saturday and a difficult build-up to the showpiece event would not matter much if they regain confidence by having a good start.

  • Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez can’t pronounce rumored beau’s real name

    Washington : Selena Gomez has admitted to her fans through a video that she can’t pronounce her rumored boyfriend, DJ Zedd’s real name Anton Zasvlaski. The ‘Come & Get it’ singer posted a hilarious video of her and best friend Theresa Mingus on Instagram in which they attempted to pronounce Zedd’s last name and made fun of it as they found hard to say it, E! Online reported. The 22-year-old pop-star later removed this

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Congress accuses Parrikar of poll code violations in Goa

    Panaji: Ahead of the Panaji assembly bye-election, the Congress has complained that Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has allegedly violated the model code of conduct twice, which includes announcing the possible setting up of a helicopter manufacturing unit in Goa. In its complaint to Goa’s chief electoral officer (CEO) Sunday, the Congress has alleged that the former chief minister has also violated the code of conduct Feb 5 by announcing the inclusion of Panaji

  • Sitaram Yechury

    Can’t guarantee passage of pending bills in RS: Sitaram Yechury

    Vijayawada : CPM politburo member Sitaram Yechury today said his party cannot guarantee the passage of pending Bills in Rajya Sabha during the coming budget session. “The NDA government introduced anti-people Bills, which have much impact on the economy as well as on the living conditions of the people,” Yechury said at the inaugural session of CPM’s two-day 24th state conference here. The NDA is following a dangerous authoritarian rule by bringing Ordinances, he said.

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘Let us forge a model of cooperative, competitive federalism’: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon the Chief Ministers of various states to work with the Centre in order to build a model of cooperative federalism, whereby the Centre and the state government can come together to resolve differences and chart a common course to progress and prosperity. Terming the first gathering of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog as the potential to bring about historic changes, Prime

  • Subramanian Swamy, Arvind Kejriwal

    ‘Naxalite’ Kejriwal will leave office within a year: Subramanian Swamy

    Bharuch (Gujarat) : Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday referred to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal as a ‘Naxalite’, claiming that the latter would leave office within a year even if his party emerges victorious in the Delhi Assembly polls.

  • Shahnawaz Hussain

    JD(U) crisis triggered by Nitish’s obsession for power: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today hit back at JD(U) over allegations that it was plotting a split in the party, saying the entire crisis was triggered by former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar himself and his obsession for power. “This crisis has arisen because of Nitish Kumar and his obsession for power. Its an internal row brewing within the JD(U). …They are now putting blame on us as they are unable to handle their own crisis,”

  • PDP, BJP

    BJP-PDP talks on but no word yet on controversial issues

    Jammu: While the structured dialogue with PDP was on for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP today said it was too early to say what issues will be “dropped” to arrive at a consensus on the agenda for the alliance. The party also said the result of Delhi election, which will be out on Tuesday, will have no impact on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry holds second round of nuclear talks with Iranian FM

    Munich: US Secretary of State John Kerry today met for surprise talks with his Iranian counterpart for new discussions on Iran’s nuclear programme on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich. Kerry huddled with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for the second time during their stay in the southern German city, as global powers grapple for a political accord to rein in Iran’s atomic ambitions ahead of a March 31 deadline. Kerry

  • Nuclear deal

    India’s liability law will not be amended: Government

    New Delhi: The government today made it clear that India’s liability law will not be amended as it released the understanding reached with the US recently under which foreign suppliers of equipment for the nuclear reactors cannot be sued by the victims in case of a mishap. In a detailed paper on ‘frequently asked questions’ dealing with contentious issues including liability, compensation and right of recourse in case of a nuclear mishap, the External Affairs Ministry said,

  • F-16, fighter jets, Jordan

    UAE sends F-16 fighter jets to Jordan to conduct air strikes against IS

    London : The United Arab Emirates has said that it is providing F-16 fighters to Jordan in order to support its fight against the Islamic State (IS). Jordan vowed to step up military offensive against the terror group after the IS released a grisly video showing a Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage, reported the BBC.

  • Nirmala Sitaraman, Kiran Bedi Nirmala Sitaraman, Kiran Bedi

    Nirmala Sitharaman meets Kiran Bedi, hopeful of winning Delhi polls

    New Delhi: BJP leader Niramala Sitharaman Sunday visited the party’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi at her residence and told reporters that they were hopeful of winning the Delhi assembly polls.  “We are waiting for the results. We are hopeful that we will win,” Sitharaman told reporters outside Bedi’s house a day after the polling for the 70 Delhi assembly seats was held.

  • Diabetes treatment

    Diabetes treatment should be localised: Study

    Washington: The factors behind the prevalence of diabetes may be affected by the geography and hence the prevention and treatment should be based on the local factors, said a study.  “In one region of the US, poverty and lower education outcomes are more predictive of higher diabetes prevalence, and in other regions, physical inactivity and obesity are more predictive,” said lead author J. Aaron Hipp, assistant professor from Washington University’s Brown School

  • triple-moon conjunction

    Hubble captures rare triple-moon conjunction

    Washington: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter’s largest moons – Europa, Callisto and Io – racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet. These so-called Galilean moons, named after the 17th century scientist Galileo Galilei who discovered them with a telescope, complete orbits around Jupiter with durations ranging from two days to 17 days.  They can commonly be seen transiting the face of Jupiter and

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi, Narendra Modi

    Beleaguered Jitan Ram Manjhi set to meet Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Beleaguered Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi is set to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi here in the evening today with the two expected to discuss the political situation in the state where an overwhelming majority of ruling JD(U) MLAs yesterday chose Nitish Kumar as their party leader. Sources close to Manjhi, who has refused to step down and termed the JD(U) Legislature Party meet yesterday “unconstitutional”, said he wanted BJP to support

  • BJP, AAP

    Hopes of party’s win in Delhi still intact: BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has given a good fight in the Delhi Assembly elections but that the party’s hopes of winning are still intact. “There is no doubt that the Aam Aadmi Party has given a good fight, but hopes of the BJP are still intact. AAP supporters are noisier and more open in support, but BJP supporters are not