Free Press Journal
  • Nirupam demands white paper on BMC-run schools

    Mumbai: Slamming the Shiv Sena-BJP ruled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for passing a proposal to make yoga and surya namaskar mandatory in schools, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam today said the civic body should focus on improving its “deteriorating” quality of education.

  • Haryana assembly passes GST Bill

    Chandigarh: The Haryana assembly on Monday passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill.

  • ‘IS suicide bomber’ kills 71 army recruits in Yemen

    Aden: An Islamic State group militant rammed his explosives-laden car into an army recruiting centre in Aden today, killing 71 people in the deadliest jihadist attack on the Yemeni city in over a year.

  • Will change French constitution to ban burkini if re-elected, says Sarkozy

    Paris: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday said he will change the constitution to ban the burkini if he is re-elected as President of France. His comments come in response to the French interior ministers statement that a nationwide burkini ban would be unconstitutional.

  • “Television is way tougher than films”, says Amrita Rao

    Her propensity to verbalize her thoughts unequivocally and her unprejudiced ken towards small screen and silver screen make her an actor of great éclat. Bollywood actor Amrita Rao speaks with Dhrithi Sudhakar Gulvadi about her television odyssey, her forthcoming movies and more…

  • Sushant & Abhishek Kapoor are upto something

    Since last year, rumours of Sushant Singh Rajput teaming up with his mentor Abhishek Kapoor (Gattu) for a film have been doing the rounds. And now, the project might finally be taking shape. A little birdie informs us that the two caught up with each other in Bandra on Thursday night to discuss a film.

  • Fewer Indians using contraception, despite awareness

    India has a growing population of 1.2 billion, but fewer Indians are using contraceptives than they were a decade ago, according to an analysis of government health data, reports IANS.

  • Smartphones make us less efficient: study

    New Delhi: While smartphones help us stay in touch with colleagues, keep on top of our inbox, and complete urgent tasks on the move, they actually make us less productive when we are working at our desks, according to a new psychological experiment by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham Trent, reports ANI.

  • Speech recognition software writes faster than humans

    New York: A smartphone speech recognition software can write text messages three times faster than humans, say researchers, adding that the discovery can spur the development of innovative speech recognition apps, reports IANS.

  • Lakmé fashion week: the off beaten track

    High heels, skinny models, designer clothes, lots of oomph and all the fashion drama – but there’s a lot more to the Lakme Fashion Week than just runways, especially this August, we saw something new, something different, and something worth remembering. Here’s a sneak peek at the show’s surprise element:

  • Rosetta space probe captures comet outburst

    Berlin: European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe has unexpectedly captured a dramatic comet outburst that may have been triggered by a landslide. Nine of Rosetta’s instruments, including its cameras, dust collectors, and gas and plasma analysers, were monitoring the comet from about 35 kilometres in a coordinated planned sequence when the outburst happened on February 19 this year. Reports PTI.

  • New research identifies role of mood in making decisions

    San Francisco: People tend to engage in unpleasant but necessary activities, such as paying bills or doing housework, when they are in a good mood and choose pleasurable activities as a way to feel better when they are in a bad mood, according to new research by a psychologist at Stanford University, reports IANS.

  • 73 injured in Himachal bus accident

    Shimla: All 73 passengers were injured when a private mini bus carrying them skidded off the road and rolled down a hill in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district on Monday, police said. The injured were mostly school children and government employees.

  • Maharashtra legislature unanimously ratifies GST

    Mumbai: After a heated debate, both houses of the Maharashtra legislature on Monday unanimously ratified the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, making it the ninth state in the country to do so.