Free Press Journal
  • BJP, Congress spar over “help” extended to Mallya

    New Delhi: BJP and Congress today traded charges over “help” extended to Vijay Mallya in securing loans and fleeing the country, with the two parties hurling accusations at each other for coming to the aid of the beleaguered businessman.

  • Fact or fiction: Bollywood’s tryst with manipulation

    We’re a sensitive country; we get hurt pretty quick and the incredible ‘intolerant’ India has been hurt again. This time by Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. Apparently, the director who was manhandled by the goons , calling themselves Karni Sena, had to give in writing that there will be no intimate scenes between the lead pair in the film. Period dramas and biopics have mostly borne public ire. Priyanka Vartak delves into few

  • 2000 episodes of Saath Nibhana Saathiya , and still counting…

    Not every TV show goes on to telecast up to 2000 episodes, but the family drama Saath Nibhana Saathiya recently achieved this landmark.  Actor Mohammad Nazim, who plays the male lead in the show, tells FPJ, “It’s like getting an award, I have no words to describe my experience on the show. When I left the show few months back, I always knew that I am going to come back.

  • Juhi Parmar’s evil ‘chaya’ brings her joy!

    Actress Juhi Parmar who is playing a double role in Siddarth Kumar Tewary’s Karamphal Data Shani, is enjoying the response to her characters. Speaking to FPJ, she says, “I’m getting great response for my double role. People really love the evil Chaya. Actually, the audience is not loving her but hating her which proves that the character has shaped up well.”

  • Bani can’t keep grudges

    They were constantly at loggerheads on the just concluded reality show “Bigg Boss” but Bani Judge believes it is not “difficult” to be friends with Lopamudra Raut and there is scope for patch up in future. While Bani came second, the model bagged the third spot on the show that ended last night.

  • 23 years later, Sushmita Sen walk down memory ‘ramp’

    Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, who won her Miss Universe pageant in the year 1994 at Manila, was back in the city and this time as a judge. Before Sushmita, a single mother to two adopted girls, could respond to one of the queries asked by Harvey, she was greeted with a huge applaud by the crowd.

  • Universe is rapidly expanding

    London: The universe is expanding at a rate faster than previously believed, scientists have confirmed, a finding that may completely overturn our understanding of the cosmos. Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have made a measurement of how fast the Universe is expanding.

  • Hypocrites are disliked due to their falsehood

    Washington: We dislike hypocrites as their denial of bad behaviour sends false signals, misleading us to think they are virtuous even though they are not, a new study has found. The research shows that people dislike hypocrites more than those who openly admit to engaging in behaviour that they disapprove of.

  • Kejriwal dare EC to act against Parrikar, Captain Amarinder

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked the Election Commission if it will “dare” act against Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Congress leader Amarinder Singh for asking voters to accept money to attend rallies.

  • Humanoid robots may soon work as caretaker for elderly

    London: Researchers, including one of Indian origin, are developing social humanoid robots with cultural awareness and good bedside manners which could help care for the elderly and patients. The robots will offer support with everyday tasks like taking medicines as well as offering companionship, alleviating pressure on care homes and hospitals.

  • You can soon track your friend’s real-time location on Whatsapp

    New York: Instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on a feature that will track the live location of members, allowing users to track the whereabouts of their friends in real time. According to the WABetaInfo account on Twitter which is known for leaking information related to WhatsApp updates, the feature will work on WhatsApp beta version 2.17.3.28 for iOS, 2.16.399+ on Android and will be disabled by default.

  • A drug inspired by shark could treat lung diseases

    Melbourne: A drug that mimics part of a shark’s immune system may help treat an incurable lung disease, Australian scientists claim. Pulmonary fibrosis scars lung tissue, causing breathing to become progressively difficult. Scientists from La Trobe University in Australia are preparing to run a world-first clinical trial of the new drug inspired by shark antibodies.

  • Roger Federer returns to top 10 at ATP rankings

    Melbourne: Swiss legend Roger Federer returned to the top 10 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s singles rankings released on Monday, after winning his fifth Australian Open singles title here.

  • Cheap breath test might spot gut and oesophageal cancer

    London: Scientists have developed a cheap and non-invasive test that can measure the levels of five chemicals in the breath to detect cancers of the oesophagus and stomach with 85 per cent accuracy. Together, stomach and oesophageal cancer account for around 1.4 million new cancer diagnoses each year worldwide.

  • Artificial skin that sense temperature changes

    New York: Using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that allows pit vipers to sense their prey, researchers have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes. The material could be grafted onto prosthetic limbs to restore temperature sensing in amputees.