Free Press Journal
  • Aggressive driving a reflection of surrounding culture

    New York: Aggressive driving behaviour is a reflection of a person’s surrounding culture, both on the road and on a broader social level, says a study. The findings suggest that some countries and cultures may be more susceptible to aggressive or competitive driving behaviours due to their social environment, and that improvements in that arena would also be seen in driving behaviour. “The choice to be competitive versus cooperative always starts with

  • 96.59 per cent pass percentage in Kerala SSLC exams    

    Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 4,57,654 students qualified for the higher studies, registering a total pass percentage of 96.59 in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) examination in Kerala for the 2015-16 academic year.

  • Joint Parliament Standing Committee clears Bankruptcy Law: FM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the Joint Parliament Standing Committee has cleared the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Code and is likely to be discussed in the current Budget Session of Parliament.

  • Philippines’ Aquino vows to ‘neutralise’ Abu Sayyaf kidnappers

    Manila:  Philippine President Benigno Aquino vowed today to launch a military assault aimed at “neutralising” Islamic militants who beheaded a Canadian hostage and are holding more than 20 other foreigners.   “Casualties are to be expected. But what has to be of utmost importance is neutralising the criminal activities of the ASG,” Aquino said in a statement, referring to the Abu Sayyaf militant group by a commonly used acronym. Aquino released the

  • Medicos, staff protest bomb threat in Imphal medical institute

    Imphal: Medical students and employees of the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal, on Wednesday staged a sit-in protest against the lobbing of a Chinese-made hand grenade at the Out Patient Department two days ago.

  • BJP raises Aircel-Maxis case in LS

    New Delhi: BJP today sought to target former Finance Minister P Chidambaram by raising the Aircel Maxis case in the Lok Sabha and demanding immediate filing of an FIR by CBI so that the guilty could be brought to book soon in the “open and shut case”.

  • World’s tiniest thermometer created using DNA

    Toronto: Scientists have created the world’s tiniest thermometer that is 20,000 times smaller than a human hair, using DNA structures that can fold and unfold at specifically defined temperatures. The advance may significantly aid our understanding of natural and human designed nanotechnologies by enabling to measure temperature at the nanoscale, researchers said. Over 60 years ago, researchers discovered that the DNA molecules that encode our genetic information can unfold when heated.

  • Kejriwal targets PM, says BJP cheated nation in name of ‘Gujarat model’

    New Delhi: Highlighting the initiatives taken by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government after coming to power last year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on the Centre by comparing the ‘Delhi and Gujarat models of development’.

  • Dwarf planet Makemake has its own moon!

    Washington: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet in the Kuiper Belt. The moon – provisionally designated S/2015 (136472) 1 and nicknamed MK 2 – is more than 1,300 times fainter than Makemake.MK 2 was seen about 20,921 km from the dwarf planet, and its diameter is estimated to be 160 km across. Makemake is 1,400 km wide. The dwarf planet,

  • Telenor promises lowest tariff in 4G services

    Vizag: With a price war in 4G services looming, the Indian mobile arm of the Norway-based Telenor today sharpened its pitch, saying it will offer lowest tariff in high-speed mobile segment in line with its brand positioning of ‘sabse sasta’ (most affordable).

  • EU, France urges Bangladesh government to ensure freedom of expression

    Dhaka: Underscoring the need for thorough investigation into the recent killings to bring criminals to justice, the European Union (EU) has urged the Bangladesh government to ensure freedom of expression as a fundamental human right and to promote respect. “It (freedom of expression) is also essential to ensure the protection and safety of all citizens,” the Daily Star quoted European Union (EU) as saying. Highlighting the recent killings, including the two LGBT