Free Press Journal
  • Own up demonetisation chaos, Rahul tells Modi; Resign, says Mamata

    New Delhi: Several opposition parties on Tuesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetisation woes of the common man, asking him to own responsibility for the chaos and demanding his resignation if the cash crunch persisted even after the 50-day deadline.

  • Efforts should be made to strengthen Opp unity: Sitaram Yechury

    Howrah: Sticking to its stand on giving the press conference convened by Congress in New Delhi against demonetisation a miss, CPI(M) today said efforts should be made to strengthen the opposition unity by proper coordination and consultation.

  • Swara Bhaskar gets down to writing films

    Actress Swara Bhaskar says she has no plans to direct a film ever, but she hopes that one day her self-written script gets made into a movie. “I don’t have any plans to direct, but I have written a script. I faced a lean period after I did ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and I didn’t know how the PR machinery and publicity worked.

  • Kangana, Shahid’s cold war turns ugly

    If the latest rumours are to be believed, the cold war between Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor has taken an ugly turn. Earlier this year, there were reports of actors Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut sharing cold shoulders on the sets of Vishal Bharadwaj’s upcoming film Ragoon. If that wasn’t enough, these two actors even started taking pot-shots at each other in their interviews.

  • Hrithik Roshan breaks his silence…

    While the actor has insisted on keeping quiet about all the upheaval the press has put on his shoulders, it seems like when it is work, Hrithik doesn’t want to keep silent anymore.

  • Birds with larger brains more likely to survive climate change

    London: Birds have evolved larger brains to cope in harsh environments where the tasks of finding food, evading predators and finding shelter are more demanding, say scientists who predict that smart creatures may cope better with climate change than less brainy ones, reports PTI.

  • World’s smallest diamonds used to make wires 3 atoms wide

    Boston: Scientists have used the smallest possible bits of diamonds to assemble electrical wires just three atoms wide, an advance that could pave the way for fabrics that generate electricity, says PTI.

  • China hopes for a strategic balance in South Asia post Agni-5 Test

    Beijing: China today hoped that India’s testing of the nuclear-capable Agni-5 intercontinental ballistic missile complied with UN Security Council rules and safeguarded South Asia’s strategic balance even as Beijing maintained that the two nations are “not rivals but partners”.

  • Silk-based material programmed for pre-designed functions

    New York: Researchers have created a novel material out of silk protein that can be pre-programmed with biological, chemical, or optical functions, such as mechanical components that change colour with strain, deliver drugs, or respond to light, according to IANS.

  • Scientists use stem cells to restore testosterone

    Beijing: Chinese researchers have developed a potential new and safe approach for treating male hypogonadism, popularly known as male andropause, by directly converting adult skin cells into testosterone-producing cells, reports PTI.

  • Cheetahs sprinting towards extinction

    London: The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is sprinting towards the edge of extinction and could soon be lost forever unless urgent, landscape-wide conservation action is taken, a new study has warned. The study estimates that just 7,100 cheetahs remain globally, representing the best available estimate for the species to date, according to PTI.

  • Union demands ‘Padmavati’ maker pay for painter’s death

    Mumbai: Film Studio Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union has demanded compensation for the family of a painter who died last week on the sets of “Padmavati”, directed by filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali here.

  • Virtual reality may help restore movement in damaged limbs

    Jerusalem: Scientists have developed a novel training regime that combines virtual reality and traditional physical therapy to help rehabilitate impaired limbs by allowing the healthy ones to ‘lead by example’, says PTI.