Free Press Journal
  • love

    ‘Love hormone’ oxytocin mimics effects of marijuana

    Washington D.C.: A new study has revealed that the ‘love hormone,’ oxytocin, can enhance the pleasure of social interactions by stimulating production of marijuana-like neurotransmitters in the brain. The research provides the first link between ‘love hormone’ oxytocin and anandamide, which has been called the ‘bliss molecule’ for its role in activating cannabinoid receptors in brain cells to heighten motivation and happiness.

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    Naidu dismisses Shourie’s criticism

    New Delhi: Centre today dismissed criticism of NDA government’s economic policies by former Union Minister Arun Shourie, saying that it was his personal opinion, which was different from what people think. Union Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said people know about the challenges the government has inherited and emphasised that there has been “no scam, no scandal and not even one mistake” under it.

  • German transport minister in US talks on Volkswagen scandal

    Washington: Germany’s transport minister was in Washington to brief his US counterpart on the steps Berlin is taking to address the pollution-cheating scandal roiling Volkswagen, officials said. Germany’s Alexander Dobrindt met Anthony Foxx to discuss Volkswagen, the auto giant which has been under fire since revelations that it purposely evaded US emissions limits. “I offered the US government to bring them up to date on a regular basis,” said Dobrindt, according to a statement from German officials. “I also invited experts of US

  • Park Geun-Hye

    S Korea’s Park vows to strengthen defense against North

    Seoul: President Park Geun-Hye vowed today to strengthen South Korea’s defence capabilities – backed by a defense budget hike – to guard against future provocations from North Korea. At the same time, she said Seoul would try and work with Pyongyang to increase the frequency of family reunions for those separated by the 1950-53 Korean War.

  • cosmetics

    Avoid cosmetics during first trimester for a healthy baby

    Toronto: Expectant mothers in their first trimester should avoid certain cosmetics, cleaning agents and medicines, to protect the developing fetal brain from chemicals that can trigger autism, suggest health researchers from York University in Canada.

  • Road-Accident

    Eight persons killed, one injured in Bihar road accident

    Banka: Eight persons were killed and a minor boy was injured today when a truck collided head-on with an auto rickshaw near Wahdiya mor in Banka district of Bihar today, police said. The accident took place when the auto rickshaw, carrying 11 occupants to Deoghar in Jharkhand, was hit by a truck coming from the opposite direction, Katoriya police station SHO Pravesh Bharti said.

  • Delhi Police

    Delhi Police indulging in ‘moral policing’, alleges Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Tom Vadakkan lashed out at the Delhi Police for barging into Kerala House in the national capital for allegedly serving beef, and accused the latter of indulging in ‘moral policing’. “I have eaten at Kerala Bhawan, beef was never served there. Delhi police is indulging in moral policing on Hindu Sena’s orders,” Vadakkan told ANI. According to reports, Delhi Police has claimed that they initiated action after getting a PCR call

  • Black Money

    SC appointed SIT submits report on black money

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT), which had been appointed by the Supreme Court to deal with cases involving black money, submitted its report on Tuesday. The next hearing in the black money case will take place in January next year. Earlier in September, the SIT on black money had pressed for a response from the Centre on its recommendations to curb black money. The government had said it would only take a view

  • Blow to Hardik as SC upholds ‘sedition’ charges

    Ahmedabad: In a major blow to Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to quash the sedition charges slapped against him. The apex court upheld the charge, saying while his demand for quota was not illegal he could not promote violence.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj rakes up cross-border terrorism

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that India and African nations face growing scourge of terrorism and the menace of non-state actors and cross-border terrorism has acquired a new dimension. Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the Third India-Africa Forum Summit here, she said the scale of challenge of countering non-state actors was huge.

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    BJP asks Rahul Gandhi to introspect his accusations against PM Modi

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hit back at Rahul Gandhi for his false accusations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the Congress vice-president should introspect his remark as it was his grandmother Indira Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi who told the biggest lies to the nation.

  • Jammu earthquake

    Day after quake, fear in Jammu and Kashmir

    Jammu/Srinagar: Communication networks were restored in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a day after a major earthquake struck the state and claimed at least three lives. Fear of aftershocks still lurked in the state, officials said.

  • Oil prices drop

    New York: Oil prices fell as traders worried that global supplies exceeded demand. For the week ended October 16, US crude supplies on Monday gained eight million barrels to 476.6 million barrels, 98.9 million barrels more than a year before, Xinhua cited the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly report.

  • Arvind Kejriwal meets Geeta, offers all help

    New Delhi: Geeta, the mute and deaf Indian girl who returned home yesterday from Pakistan, met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence here this morning. Interacting with 23-year-old Geeta for almost 20 minutes through a sign language interpreter, Kejriwal offered her every possible help as she begins her life anew in India.

  • Assembly polls crucial for Bihar’s future: PM Narendra Modi

    Sitamarhi: Reiterating his ‘tantra-mantra’ jibe directed at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the assembly polls was crucial this time as it would decide the future of Bihar’s development.

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    ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ welcomes Geeta

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Salman Khan took to social media to applaud India and Pakistan’s efforts of reuniting Geeta, a hearing and speech impaired Indian woman, with her family. Expressing his happiness over Geeta’s return, the 49-year-old actor took to his Twitter page and wrote, “Two countries have worked together to reunite a girl with her family. The power of love. Welcome home Geeta.” Earlier, Geeta, who had accidentally crossed over to Pakistan as

  • Geeta Basra

    Geeta Basra to wear ‘royal-style’ jewellery for wedding

    New Delhi: Geeta Basra, who is all set to marry Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, will wear royal and timeless jewellery on her wedding in Jalandhar on October 29. Vadodra based jeweler, Ketan Choksi, owner of Narayan Jewellers and the one who is designing jewellery for the couple, said that when they were approached by the actress they showcased their complete collection out of which ‘The Train’ star found royal and timeless jewellery perfect ones. Narayan

  • Kunal Khemu

    Consulted Soha before signing ‘Guddu Ki Gun’: Kunal Kemmu

    Mumbai: Venturing into adult comedy for the first time with “Guddu Ki Gun”, actor Kunal Kemmu, who was a little reluctant, said he consulted his wife Soha Ali Khan before signing the film. The “Golmaal 3” actor, who plays a salesman in the film, had initially said “no” to the movie helmed by director duo Shantanu Ray Chhibber and Sheershak Anand.

  • Woman, son murdered by paramour

    Palghar: A woman and her teenage son were allegedly murdered by her paramour in Vasai area of the district in the wee hours today, police said. The accused, identified as Kiran Makhwana (37), was in a live-in relationship with Sonali Chavan (also in her 30s) who had a 14-year-old son from an earlier marriage.