Free Press Journal
  • Vishal Bhardwaj

    Style is more about internal expression: Vishal Bhardwaj

    New Delhi: It is rare to see Vishal Bhardwaj talk about fashion and style but the director says his views on the subject have evolved over the years and reflect his journey in cinema and music. The 49-year-old director, who donned the hat of a style speaker at Blenders Pride Reserve event here, feels while fashion is more external, style is an expression of inner self. “I think Mahatma Gandhi had the best

  • Google ceases sale of Nexus 5 smartphones

    Washington: American conglomerate Google has ceased the production of smartphone Google Nexus 5. Upon checking for the 2013 Nexus phone at the Google Store, it flashes a message that “the Nexus 5 is no longer available for purchase”, with a “Not Available button” displaying in the upper right corner. The move follows a report from December that Google had ceased production of the Nexus 5.

  • Intestinal gas can help diagnose diseases

    Melbourne: Throwing fresh insight on how microbes affect our health, a new study reveals that gut microbes in human body produce gases that may contribute to gastrointestinal diseases and could be used as biomarkers for one’s state of health.

  • Parents drag Facebook to court over kids’ online purchases

    New York: Social networking site Facebook is up against a class-action lawsuit over kids making purchases without parental permission. The site faced the lawsuit over its refusal to provide refunds when children spend money on the site without the permission of their parents, CNET reported.

  • Top Pakistan militant commander killed in Afghanistan

    Islamabad: A key militant commander of the banned Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has been killed in an operation in Afghanistan, a spokesman for the militant group said on Friday.

  • Brain activity can tell what people taste

    Berlin: Different tastes evoke particular dynamic patterns of electrical activity across the brain, scientists have found. Researchers from the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam and the Charite University Hospital have demonstrated that taste is encoded in patterns of neural activity in the human brain. Tastants in the mouth activate specific receptors on the tongue corresponding to each of the basic tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and savoury (umami).

  • Sweden offers to question Assange in UK

    London: Swedish prosecutors today offered to travel to the UK to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, holed up at Ecuador’s embassy here since 2012, over sex assault allegations in a possible breakthrough in the case that has been deadlocked for years. A Swedish prosecutor explained the change of strategy by saying potential charges against 43-year-old Assange would expire under the statute of limitations in August.

  • NCP youth wing to hold anti-toll protest on March 24

    Mumbai: Sharad Pawar-led NCP’s youth wing will hold a statewide protest against toll payment in Maharashtra on March 24, and has appealed people not to pay toll anywhere in the state. “Our activists will shut toll nakas in the state on March 24. We will ask people not to pay toll,” NCP youth wing Umesh Patil told reporters at Vidhan Bhawan here today. “Be it Nitin Gadkari or Devendra Fadnavis, they had promised

  • eating

    Have your meals on time to stay fit

    Los Angeles: When you eat may be just as important as what you eat when it comes to heart health, Indian-origin researchers have found. Researchers at San Diego State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that limiting the time span during which fruit flies could eat prevented ageing- and diet-related heart problems. The researchers also discovered that genes responsible for the body’s circadian rhythm are integral to this process.

  • New app would ‘clean’ your favourite novel for you

    Washington: If you want to read a best-selling novel, but don’t like the cuss words in it, this app is for you. The new app called Clean Reader scans books to get rid of any words readers might find “offensive”. It comes with three settings – “clean”, “cleaner” and “squeaky clean”. The app has been developed by Idaho couple Jared and Kirsten Maughan.

  • Metaphors can help you read minds

    Toronto: Metaphor usage highlights social bonds and increases understanding of others’ emotions, suggests a new study. Metaphor is a type of language that forms part of our daily conversations and communication. In this type of language, the literal or usual meaning of words and phrases is altered to convey some other, typically non-literal, meaning.

  • ‘Save-Us’ SMS, Accident SMS, trauma victims, Save accident victims

    Kanpur: Now, saving accident victims will become simpler with the launch of a mobile-based service by the Kanpur district authorities, helping the police and paramedics to locate the place of the mishap and send immediate medical aid to the people in trauma. ‘Save-Us: Saving Accident Victim Effectively Using SMS service’ has been initiated to keep the authorities in loop about any accidents happening in the district through a message on 9648645555.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    A month after smashing win, AAP locked in crisis

    New Delhi: A month after it vanquished the BJP and the Congress to take power in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is battling its worst internal crisis, causing widespread dismay in its rank and file.

  • Anand Sharma

    Defeating terrorism also in Pakistan’s interest: Anand Sharma

    New Delhi.: Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday said that terrorism is a worldwide threat and added that defeating it is also in the interest of Pakistan. Sharma made his remarks after the Islamabad High Court declared Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s detention as ‘illegal’ and ordered his release.

  • Passing classified docs: 2 govt officers send to CBI custody

    New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI) Two government servants, arrested for allegedly passing on classified information pertaining to the industrial policy and promotion of the government to a private person, were today remanded to CBI custody till March 17 by a Delhi court. Ashok Kumar Singh, under secretary in Department of Disinvestment of the Finance Ministry, and Lala Ram Sharma, section officer in the Department of Economic Affairs, were produced before the court

  • England, Afghanistan

    England beat Afghanistan by 9 wickets

    Sydney: England beat Afghanistan by nine wickets in a pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here today.

  • Michael Clarke

    I am perfectly alright: Michael Clarke after hamstring surgery

    Hobart: Skipper Michael Clarke dismissed fears over his fitness asserting he was all geared up as Australia take on Scotland before entering the knockout stages of the cricket World Cup.  Clarke had a hamstring surgery late last year. He called for medical attention during his innings against Sri Lanka in Sydney last Sunday, prompting speculation over his fitness.

  • India take on Zimbabwe, aim for 6-0 

    Auckland: India, who play their sixth and final Pool B match against Zimbabwe, look all set to maintain their unbeaten record at the 2015 cricket World Cup. Whatever the situation, India have come out with the goods, whether with the bat or ball, to make sure they are one of the favourites going in to the knockouts.

  • Indian Open snooker: Davis knocks out Higgins to reach quarters

    Mumbai: Mark Davis extended his recent domination over four-time World champion and his long-time rival John Higgins with a polished 4-0 win on Friday to set up a quarterfinal clash with Thai sensation Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the 300,000 Pounds Indian Open World ranking snooker tournament here.