Free Press Journal
  • Genes, Human body

    Genes determine how sensitive you are

    Toronto : Your genes may influence how sensitive you are to emotional information, according to a new research. The study from the University of British Columbia found that carriers of a certain genetic variation perceived positive and negative images more vividly, and had heightened activity in certain brain regions. “For people with this gene variation, the emotionally relevant things in the world stand out much more,” said lead author Rebecca Todd, a professor in UBC’s Department of Psychology.

  • Librarian arrested for molesting minor

    Srinagar: A 62-year-old librarian of a private school was arrested for allegedly molesting a nine-year-old girl in the institute in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, a police official said today. Shabir Ahmad War was arrested yesterday on the charges of molestation after a complaint was lodged in a local police station in Baramulla town, 55 kms from here, the official said.

  • BJP targets Rahul, says Cong engaging in ‘doublespeak’,

    New Delhi: Congress today came under fire for engaging in “doublespeak” as BJP charged that while its Vice President Rahul Gandhi was on the one hand opposing the NDA government’s bid to improve rural infrastructure, he was attacking it over the issue of a food park project in Amethi on the other. Accusing Gandhi of playing politics in the matter, BJP said he had done nothing to get the various clearances

  • Ishrat case: Only jailed accused DSP Amin also gets bail

    Ahmedabad: DSP N K Amin, the only accused left in jail in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, was today granted bail by a special CBI court on grounds of worsening health and parity with co-accused. “The bail plea is allowed on personal and surety bonds of Rs two lakh each,” special CBI court judge K R Upadhyay said while granting relief to Amin, who is suffering from prostrate cancer.

  • Painkiller, abuse, depression

    New painkiller to provide longer lasting effects

    Washington: Researchers have discovered a new compound that offers longer lasting painkilling effects and may serve many of the same functions as an injectable or topical painkiller. The new compound, boronicaine, shows promise as an alternative to current anesthetics, researchers said.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Manjhi announces new party as Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM)

    Patna: Expelled JD(U) leader and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi today announced launching of a new party “Hindustani Awam Morcha” (HAM) which he said would contest alone all the 243 seats in coming Bihar polls. Manjhi announced launching of the new party at a press conference here. He named former Bihar minister Shakuni Chaudhary as Bihar President of the HAM.

  • Beyonce with Tina and Solange Knowles

    Tina Knowles pens heartfelt open letter to daughters

    Los Angeles : Tina Knowles penned a heartfelt open letter to her daughters Beyonce and Solange in honour of  Mother’s Day. In the letter for Time’s “Letter From Mom” section, Richard Lawson’s wife addressed the sweet letter to incredible ladies in her life that included Beyonce, Solange, Kelly Rowland and her niece Angie, reported Ace Showbiz.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul misled country about food park in Amethi: Minister

    New Delhi: Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday accused Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi of misleading the country and people of his constituency about a proposed food park in Amethi.

  • Helicopter crash, Pakistan

    Pakistan military helicopter crashes; 2 diplomats, 4 others killed

    Islamabad: The ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway were among six persons killed today when a Pakistani military helicopter carrying 11 foreigners crashed into a school setting it ablaze in the PoK while making an emergency landing, army said.

  • Maoists

    Dental, medical check up for woman Maoist

    Coimbatore: Shyna, one of the five Maoists arrested recently from city outskirts, today underwent a dental and medical check up at the government hospital, as directed by a sessions court and was later taken back into custody. Shyna and her husband Roopesh were among five Maoists arrested on May 4 at Karumathampatti, about 20 km from here.

  • Border residents block national highway demanding water

    Kathua (JK): Residents of various frontier villages of the district today blocked the Jammu Pathankot National Highway in a protest, demanding the administration to restore potable water supply to their areas. Scores of irated men and women of various border villages marched on the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway and blocked the vehicular traffic for more than one hour near Palli Morh as they demanded the administration to restore the potable water supply to their

  • MPPEB

    MPPEB scam: Another accused found dead, brother seeks probe

    Bhopal: A key accused in the multi-layered Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a lodge in Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district, police said today. The body of Vijay Singh, a resident of Rewa in Madhya Pradesh and posted as pharmacist at Shajapur District Jail, was found on April 28, they said. He was under suspension after the Special Task Force (STF) probing the case arrested him in three

  • Tim Cook

    Android’s pain is iPhone’s gain in Europe

    Washington: Apple’s attempts to convince Android users to switch to iOS is bearing fruits in Europe as latest data from Kantar World Panel showed that about 33 percent of new iPhone sales were to former Android users in Q1 of 2015.

  • Errol Brown

    ‘You Sexy Thing’ singer Errol Brown dies at 71

    Los Angeles : Errol Brown, former lead singer of British soul band Hot Chocolate, has died after battling liver cancer. He was 71. Brown died on May 6, his manager Phil Dale confirmed, reported Aceshowbiz.

  • ‘Government should reduce financial burden on oil firms’

    New Delhi: With lower global crude oil prices affecting oil companies’ margins, the government needs to reduce the subsidy burden on state-run explorers ONGC and Oil India, ratings agency Fitch said.

  • Rajnath Singh

    NDA’s reply on Dawood same as UPA’s: Rajnath

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the UPA government had given the same answer in May 2013 in response to a question on the location of Dawood Ibrahim as had the NDA government earlier this week.

  • Tax

    Government sets up panel on minimum alternate tax

    New Delhi: The government on Friday set up a high-level committee on minimum alternate tax (MAT) on foreign institutional investors (FIIs), following the passing of the Finance Bill, 2015-16, in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

  • Coffee

    Coffee by products 500 times greater than vitamin C

    Washington : A new study has examined that some of the coffee byproducts are filled with antioxidants and these byproducts are 500 times greater than vitamin C. The study conducted at University of Granada showed that during both the coffee production process and the brewing process, a sizeable amount of waste is generated and after the beans have been dried, while the coffee grounds are normally directly discarded.

  • Yasin Malik

    Yasin Malik, aides detained

    Srinagar: Separatist JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik and several of his aides were today detained at Parimpora here when they were on way to Baramulla district. “Malik was detained by police near Parimpora in Srinagar on his way to north Kashmir,” a spokesman of the JKLF said.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Hi-tech chariot: Role of DRDO lab under lens, govt tells Parl

    New Delhi: A probe is on into allegations that a Pune-based DRDO lab had donated to a temple a ‘hi-tech chariot’ made by its scientists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed Parliament today. Responding to a question in Lok Sabha whether Pune-based DRDO lab, Research and Development Establishment (Engineers) had developed a hi-tech battery-operated chariot and subsequently donated it, the minister said in a written reply that the matter is “under inquiry”.