Free Press Journal
  • NDA government committed to good governance: Kiren Rijiju

    Itanagar: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today said that the Centre was committed to promote good governance and discourage corruption, and urged people to support the government’s demonetisation exercise.

  • Where will money come for Shivaji statue, asks Raj Thackeray

    Nashik: Barely two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed the ‘jal-pooja’ for the proposed Shivaji Memorial in the Arabian Sea, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Monday demanded to know how it will be financed.

  • Painter loses life on the set of Padmavati

    Despite working with high standard safety measures, a painter on the set of Padmavati, met with an accident and passed away yesterday. Amit Ray and Subrata Chakraborty, the Art Directors on the film said, “Padmavati’s sets are completely equipped with the best security measures, this includes workers wearing belts, helmets and harness, despite all of this, no one could foresee such a rare occurrence and unfortunate accident.”

  • Could online tutors and artificial intelligence be the future of teaching

    London: Nearly 4,000 British primary school children enrolled for weekly one on one maths sessions with Indian and Sri Lankan tutors. Third Space Learning, the company providing the lessons is targeting pupils struggling with maths – particularly from underprivileged backgrounds.

  • 950 million Indians still not on Internet

    New Delhi: Though mobile data plans in India are among the cheapest in the world and average retail price of smartphones is steadily declining, yet nearly 950 million Indians do not have an Internet connection, according to a joint study done by Assocham-Deloitte, reports IANS.

  • Indian men emerge big online shoppers of 2016

    Bengaluru: If you think shopping is women’s forte, think again. According to a leading e-commerce portal, over 60 per cent of customers who purchased electronics, personal audio, footwear and lifestyle products on its platform in 2016 were men, reports IANS.

  • Check out Mahira Khan’s unique promotional strategy for Raees

    Readers may recall the uncertainty that was looming over the release of the Karan Johar’s film Ae Dil hai Mushkil, because of the MNS’ uproar over the inclusion of the Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in the film. Well, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil was not the only film to have a Pakistani actor. Up for release is the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees, which has the Pakistani actress Mahira Khan as its leading lady. Recently,

  • Cucumbers grown in space show how plants sense gravity

    Tokyo: Scientists have examined cucumber seedlings germinated under microgravity conditions of the International Space Station (ISS), to understand how plants sense gravity and stimulate their own growth, says PTI.

  • Entrepreneurial experiences ‘no better than textbooks’

    London: Scientists have found no significant difference between business schools offering traditional courses and those emphasising on a learning-by-doing approach to entrepreneurship education, drawing attention to why the latter may not work as expected, according to PTI.

  • Champagne owes its taste to finely tuned bubbles: study

    London: The taste of champagne is a result of the complex interplay between the level of carbon dioxide and volatile aromatic compounds dispersed in bubbles, researchers have found. Gerard Liger-Belair from CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) in France created a model to minutely describe the journey of the gas contained in each bubble, according to PTI.

  • Buddies feed fears and phobias in kids

    London: Your kid is most likely to exhibit fear or phobia about things or ideas, if his or her ‘buddy’ fears the same, a study has found, says IANS. The findings showed that children in close friends exhibit shared patterns of fear-related thoughts and they influence each other when discussing them together.

  • Why music has a profound effect on our moods, emotions

    London: Listening to sounds such as music and noise has a significant effect on an individuals’ moods and emotions, possibly as a result of brain dopamine regulation – a neurotransmitter strongly involved in emotional behaviour and mood regulation, researchers have found, according to IANS.

  • Stay and be safe: Facebook tidies up advice on preventing online bullying

    London: Facebook’s newly updated safety centre, including its “bullying prevention hub” are central to its strategy to improve the quality of discourse on the platform – for the sake of its future as much as for its users’ experience, reports ANI.