Free Press Journal
  • Good shopping deals like having great sex

    New York: Good shopping deals at your favourite store not only relieve you of stress or mood swings but can also arouse the euphoric joy of an orgasm! According to researchers from the University of Michigan, finding good deals is similar to the feeling of great sex.

  • Singapore high school maths problem stumps the Internet

    Singapore: A maths problem that first appeared in a test for Singapore’s elite high school students has baffled Internet users around the world after it went viral, prompting a rush of attempts to solve it. The question, involving a girl asking two boys to guess her birthday after giving them scant clues, first appeared in an April 8 test organised by the Singapore and Asian School Math Olympiads (SOSMA).

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    BMW reveals wearable device for MINI drivers

    New York: Those who love the BMW MINI, here is another reason to go for it — the German carmaker has unveiled an eye-wearable device like Google Glass that helps MINI drivers receive messages, get navigation tips and get to park their vehicle with ease.

  • Netaji’s kin meets PM; seeks declassification of secret files

    Berlin: Amid a row over reported snooping of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s family decades back, his grand nephew met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here and claimed to have got an assurance that his demand for declassification of all secret files related to the freedom fighter would be looked into. Surya Kumar Bose met Modi last night and sought declassification of all secret files related to Netaji.

  • Indonesian Islamic parties propose alcohol ban

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s Islamic parties have proposed legislation banning alcohol consumption that could see offenders jailed for up to two years, lawmakers said today, the latest bid to crack down on drinking in the Muslim-majority nation. Under the bill currently being discussed in parliament, the consumption, sale, production and distribution of all drinks containing more than one percent alcohol would be prohibited.

  • Domestic intelligence foils terror plot in Morocco

    Rabat: Moroccan authorities have foiled a terror plot in the north African nation’s northeastern town of Salwane which envisaged terror acts, including assassination of officials, the interior ministry said.

  • PM Modi meets Allianz CEO Baete in Berlin

    Berlin (Germany): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allianz SE, Oliver Baete, in Berlin.

  • King Richard III hid his bent spine: study

    London: King Richard III may have kept his bent spine a secret right up until his death in 1485, according to a new study. The mortal remains of Richard III were reinterred last month, more than two years after archaeologists discovered his skeleton in a car park in 2012.

  • Smartphone device can spot cancer faster

    Washington: A smartphone-based device developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) can help doctors perform rapid and accurate molecular diagnosis of cancerous or non-cancerous tumours.

  • Pak hangs another prisoner

    Islamabad: Pakistan today hanged another prisoner convicted for murder, as execution continue despite pressure by international right groups. Lonay Khan was hanged this morning in New Central Jail Bahawalpur in Punjab province. He was awarded death sentence in 2001 for killing his brother-in-law. His appeals were rejected and President had also turned down the mercy petition. Khan’s last meeting with relatives was also organised a day before his hanging.

  • PM Modi’s visit to Canada is ‘transformative’: Kasi Rao

    Toronto (Canada): Toronto-based Asia Pacific Foundation vice president and director Kasi Rao on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada would be a transformative one and will take the relationship between the two nations to a new height.

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    ‘2 States’, ‘Haider’ leading IIFA 2015 nominations

    Mumbai: Romantic comedy “2 States” and Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean adaptation “Haider” are leading at with nine and eight nominations at IIFA awards 2015 while superstars Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan are pitted against each other in the best actor category. Rajkumar Hirani’s inspiring “PK” earned six nominations and Kangana Ranaut’s “Queen” received 5 nominations for the 16th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from

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    ‘Udta Punjab’ is big risk I’ve taken: Alia Bhatt

    Mumbai: She portrayed a young, rich girl in her debut film “Student of The Year” and then a vibrant and free-spirited girl in “2 States” and “Highway”. However, the 22-year-old Alia Bhatt says “Udta Punjab” is a “risk” she has taken in her career.

  • 1,500 children shoot for Pandiraj’s ‘Haiku’

    Chennai: Filmmaker Pandiraj roped in as many as 1,500 children to shoot a crucial sequence in his upcoming Tamil children’s film “Haiku”. He chose most of the children from a school in his hometown.

  • ICICI Bank cuts home loan rate by 0.25%

    New Delhi: ICICI Bank today slashed home loan rate for both existing as well as new borrowers by 0.25 per cent joining a rate cut war initiated by its bigger rivals HDFC Ltd and SBI. Women borrowers and financially weaker sections will now get home loan at 9.85 per cent, while for other borrowers it will be 9.90 per cent.

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    Delhi an unplanned city: Manish Sisodia

    New Delhi: Terming the national capital as an “unplanned city”, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today sought innovative ideas from corporates to improve the standards of living in the city. Addressing Assocham’s national conference on “Innovation to make cities financially sustainable”, Sisodia also said that education and health are the basic of any smart city. “We are living in an unplanned city where there are several high-rise buildings having flats for at least

  • Indian economic reforms on right track: US

    Washington: A series of reforms unleashed by India in recent months are “important steps” around open, predictable and rules based reforms, a senior American trade official has said, but insisted that more needs to be done to attract foreign investments in particular those from the US. “These are important steps around open, predictable and rules based reforms,” Deputy US Trade Representatives Robert W Holleyman told an audience here as he listed out the

  • Business sentiment in India subdued for 2nd quarter: D&B

    New Delhi: The underlying business sentiment remains subdued for the second quarter of this calender year amid concerns about effective implementation of key economic reforms, says a Dun & Bradstreet study. According to the research firm, the Business Optimism Index (BOI), which measures the pulse of the business community, stands at 126.8 for second quarter of 2015 (April-June), registering a decline of 2 per cent from the previous three-month period. “D&B Composite Business

  • World Bank pegs India’s growth at 8 percent next fiscal 

    Washington: The World Bank has forecast India’s growth accelerating to 8 percent in the next fiscal and said the country is well-placed in a region that has not only logged the highest economic expansion but would benefit the most from cheaper oil bill.

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    What about voting rights of Kashmiri Pandits? asks Sena

    Mumbai: Even as its demand for disenfranchisement of Muslims community has evoked sharp reactions from political parties, the Shiv Sena today sought to know why the issue of voting rights of Kashmiri Pandits has not been raised in the same manner. “There has been a furore across the country over the voting rights of Muslims. But have these people ever spoken about the voting rights of Kashmiri Pandits? How many Hindus were able