Free Press Journal
  • Preity Zinta hits out at paparazzi

    Preity Zinta says she does not like the way photographers pounce on her to take pictures as it makes the actress uncomfortable. The 41-year-old star slammed the increasing paparazzi culture in the country, saying these days no one politely asks for a photograph, reports PTI.

  • 2,000-year-old Pompeii house reconstructed in 3D

    London: Researchers have used 3D technology to reconstruct a house in Pompeii to show what life may have been like for the people of the ancient Roman city about 2,000 years ago, says PTI. By combining traditional archaeology with 3D technology, researchers at Lund University in Sweden managed to reconstruct the house to its original state before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

  • Obesity may hamper sexual and social life: Expert

    New Delhi: Obesity is a major health challenge worldwide. Apart from known health hazards such as heart disease and diabetes, it can also prevent sexual intimacy and may ruin your social life, experts say. India is home to the third-highest number of obese and overweight people, according to recent reports, says IANS.

  • Greed and fear hinders teamwork: study

    London: While working on a project, have you noticed someone who does not align with the team and remains obstructive throughout? According to a recent research, greed and fear are the basic reasons with such people’s underlying problems with teamwork, says IANS.

  • Poorly-understood gene linked to mental health disorders

    London: New evidence has been found to prove the link between a previously misunderstood gene and major neurocognitive disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and autism, researchers said, according to IANS.

  • NASA develops electroactive bandages for wound healing

    New York: US space agency NASA has developed a high-tech electroactive bandage that creates an electric charge to help promote the healing process of wounds. Electroactive material is so sensitive that a push or even blow on it can create an electric charge, says IANS.

  • American university started a course for males to tackle toxic masculinity

    Washington: An American university has started a nine-week course for male students aimed at tackling “toxic masculinities” by discussing male privilege and patriarchy, according to PTI. The Duke Men’s Project programme, launched this month by North Carolina-based Duke University, offers “male-identified” students a “safe space” to help them explore alternative concepts of masculinity and influence.

  • Jayalalithaa being constantly monitored: Apollo Hospital

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is being “constantly monitored” at the Apollo Hospital here even as one of the AIIMS doctors, who had examined her last week, visited her again yesterday and today.

  • Akhilesh Yadav supported Rahul Gandhi’s dalali remark

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday supported Rahul Gandhi’s remarks accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing ‘dalali’ over the blood shed by Indian soldiers, while his Samajwadi Party also attacked the BJP over “politicising” last month’s surgical strikes by the army across the Line of Control.

  • Two security personnel injured in Kashmir fighting

    Srinagar: A soldier and a policeman were injured on Monday as security forces battled two to four guerrillas trapped in a government complex in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

  • I am struggling with my rhythm initially: Ashwin

    Indore: It has been a remarkable series against New Zealand for Ravichandran Ashwin with 20 wickets so far but India’s off-spinner says he has struggled to get into rhythm at the start of his spells.

  • Nashik rape: Mobile internet, bulk messaging services suspended

    Nashik: The police today ordered suspension of mobile internet and bulk messaging services for two days to maintain peace and check the spread of rumours and provocative messages in the city, which saw violent protests after the alleged rape attempt by a teenage boy on a 5-year-old girl.

  • India lead Kiwi by 276 runs on the third day

    New Zealand has bowled out for 299 in the final session as R Ashwin finished with a six-wicket haul. It’s a brilliant performance once again from the crafty spinner. Jimmy Naeesham offered resistance but was undone on 71.

  • Water before meals effective strategy to lose weight: Study

    London: Downing a couple of glasses of water before main meals may be an “effective” strategy for people, particularly children, to lose weight as it helps in eating less and makes them feel fuller, according to a new study.