Free Press Journal
  • I’m no dumb blonde, says Paris Hilton

    Socialite Paris Hilton says she is not a dumb blonde. Although people often expect the socialite to be ditzy, she says they are pleasantly surprised when they hear her talk about her business empire, reports “If someone hasn’t met me yet, they automatically have their misconceptions about me. As soon as I am in a board room in front of them talking about my business, they immediately know I’m not the

  • Make the right choice- Nityanand Charan Das

    When we go through depressing situations in life, there are always two options: To give up or to stand up and fight it out. The later is certainly a better one as we give ourselves another chance. The first option totally takes us out of the ring.

  • Ralph Fiennes possessive of Lord Voldemort

    Actor Ralph Fiennes doesn’t want anyone else to essay the role of Lord Voldemort from “Harry Potter” franchise, reports IANS.The 53- year-old says he grew tired of playing dark roles in “Schindler’s List”, “Red Dragon” and in “Harry Potter” movie series because they “f****d” with his head, reports However, while he is now looking for different kinds of roles, he says he feels possessive over his character from author J.K. Rowling’s

  • Flashback: Shankar Ehsaan Loy complete 2 decades in flim industry

    Three musicians from different backgrounds and cultures, come together to form India’s best band. Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendosa have been making music together since the past twenty years, delivering hit after hit with every film. They talk to VIRAJ SAWANT about bonding together despite of the diverse cultures they come from and how it’s helped them grow.

  • Nabha jailbreak: Terrorist Mintoo arrested from Delhi

    Chandigarh – Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested from Delhi in a joint operation by the Punjab Police and the Special Crime Branch of the Delhi Police on Monday morning.

  • Sex in virtual reality? Not a bad idea, say women

    London: When it comes to sex, women are not prudes, suggests a survey that found more than one in 10 women in Britain saying that they would like to have sex in virtual reality, according to IANS.

  • Post-Masaan, Neeraj Ghaywan under huge pressure for his next film

    Having started out with a hugely celebrated directorial debut Masaan, Neeraj Ghaywan is feeling the pressure to outdo himself but he says it is more of an “internal struggle.” Masaan bagged several top honours at the festival circuits, including two awards at Cannes — FIPRESCI, International Jury of Film Critics prize and Promising Future prize in the Un Certain Regard section.

  • Novel website offers slip resistance ratings on boots

    Toronto: Canadian researchers have developed a novel website that may offer evidence-based ratings on footwear that can reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice in winter. The website, Maximum Achievable Angle (MAA) Testing Method, is the first of its kind to validate slip resistant footwear on icy surfaces using real people in a simulated winter environment, says IANS.

  • Fidel Castro’s death: End of era

    In the death of legendary former Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who defied US efforts to topple him for five decades, an era has come to an end. Fidel claimed he survived 634 attempts or plots to assassinate him, mainly masterminded by the Central Intelligence Agency and US-based exile organisations. The means used included poison pills, a toxic cigar, exploding molluscs, a chemically tainted diving suit and even an alleged plan that involved giving

  • Pooja Hegde got what she wanted from Mohenjo Daro

    The debacle of Ashutosh Gowariker-directed Mohenjo Daro didn’t affect actress Pooja Hegde as she believes she got what she wanted from the film. Irrespective of its boxoffice result, she says it was her dream project. “The result of a film is never in our control. I truly believe I got what I wanted from a Mohenjo Daro, and I’ll always consider it my dream project,” Pooja told IANS. Paired with Hrithik Roshan


    Demonetisation: A new equilibrium may be found after 30 December

    You have to be a believer of miracles in this country. This implies implicit faith in the power of one man to fix a problem that has been eluding a solution for a long time. If you go by the television news coverage of 24×7 news channels, then the people of this country believe that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gambit of demonetising the Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes is a miracle that

  • Nitrogen may help to boost gut health

    Melbourne: Scientists have found that intestinal nitrogen plays a key role in regulating gut microbes, a finding that may help better understand how our diet impacts the microbiota, according to PTI.

  • No freedom of expression for filmmakers in india: Prakash Jha

    Prakash Jha, known for helming issue based movies, says making a purely political film in the country is impossible as there is no freedom of expression. “Pure political cinema which will be critical, analytical, which will have the freedom to say what you want to say, this is not the country where you can do that,” Jha said.

  • Rupee Down

    Demonetisation: Weak Rupee is actually a good thing

    The rupee has been declining against the US dollar and reached its lowest level this week. At 68.85 to the dollar, this exchange rate is even lower than the sharp fall in 2013. Breathless TV headlines would describe this as “rupee plunges to its lowest level”, even though the actual movement could have been only a few paise down from the previous day. Back in 1991, when India undertook a sharp devaluation of the

  • Human cells with ‘built-in circuit’ can kill cancer cells

    London: Researchers have engineered cells with a “built-in genetic circuit” that produces a molecule that impairs the ability of cancer cells to survive and grow in their low oxygen environment, says IANS. The genetic circuit produces the machinery necessary for the production of a compound that inhibits a protein which has a significant and critical role in the growth and survival of tumors. This results in the cancer cells being unable to survive in

  • Indus Water Treaty: India will have to tread warily on the treaty issue

    It is difficult to say whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim at a public meeting in Bathinda in Punjab that every drop of water flowing into Pakistan from the Sutlej, Beas and Ravi would be stopped from going there and would instead go to farmers of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir was mere election rhetoric (Assembly polls are due in Punjab soon) or had a firm basis to it.

  • Anxiety disorders could lead to skin diseases in teenagers

    Washington : According to a recent research, scientists have identified temporal patterns in young people. Arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression in teenagers while anxiety disorders tend to be followed by skin diseases, reports ANI.