Free Press Journal
  • All evidence against Hafiz Saeed available with Pakistan: India

    New Delhi: Following the Pakistan Interior Ministry’s statement that India should provide concrete evidence against Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, the man behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks and whom Islamabad put under house arrest earlier this week, India on Thursday said all evidence against the terror mastermind was available in Pakistan itself.

  • In patriarchal Punjab, only 7% of 1,145 candidates are women

    New Delhi/Chandigarh: Only seven per cent of the 1,145 candidates in the fray in the Punjab assembly elections are females — a figure pointing to the patriarchal predominance of all political parties — and making a mockery of their promise of 33 per cent quota for women in legislative bodies.

  • Now, Rohit Roy wants to do Gujarati films

    Actor Rohit Roy, who hails from Ahmedabad, says he is eager to work for Gujarati cinema. The actor, who is currently enjoying the response to his negative role in Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam starrer Kaabil, feels that the regional cinema is growing.

  • Bollywood doesn’t interest Jasmin Bhasin!

    While several television actors are eager to make a career in Bollywood, there are some who are happy with their work on the small-screen. Jasmin Bhasin is one such actress. The pretty lady, who is still remembered as Twinlke from Tashan-E-Ishq, says she isn’t very keen on doing Hindi films.

  • I knew Dev would be perfect for Saroo: Garth Davis

    Before starting the shoot for Oscar-nominated “Lion”, director Garth Davis made a trip to India to retrace Saroo Brierley’s steps as he felt he had to be completely honest in telling the “powerful” true story of a man searching for his roots. Davis, in the country for the premiere in Mumbai, hopes that people in India embrace the film. It releases in India on February 24.

  • Tamannah Bhatia’s new passion

    The young and stylish actress Tamannah Bhatia who is not only a talented actress but also a fashion icon is currently having a new obsession. The diva that been experimenting with different looks and giving her audiences a dose of freshness every time, is obsessed with nail art!

  • For Hrithik Roshan, adversities lead to victory

    Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan says that like any normal person, he too has been in situations where he has lost all hope. But he sees such adversities are god-given opportunities to become an improved person, one who understands life and the world better.

  • Insomniac? You may be thrice at risk of asthma

    London: Do you chronically spend sleepless nights, have poor sleep quality or face difficulties initiating or maintaining sleep? Beware, you may be more than thrice at risk of developing asthma in adulthood, researchers have warned.

  • Meteorite in Africa offers clues to volcanic activity on Mars

    New York: Examining a Martian meteorite found in Africa, scientists have uncovered evidence of at least two billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, offer new clues to how the planet evolved and insight into the history of volcanic activity on Mars, said lead author of the study Tom Lapen, Professor at University of Houston in the US.

  • Another reason to avoid fast food

    New Delhi: Year after year, a vast number of people take the New Year resolve to cut back on fast food to avoid an overload of fat and calories. Yet, there is another reason to resist the temptation to indulge in fast food.

  • Britain may lose Northern Lights by 2050: study

    London: Britain may lose the magic of the Northern Lights by the middle of the century due to major shifts in solar activity, scientists have discovered. Space scientists at University of Reading in the UK conclude that plummeting solar activity will shrink the overall size of the Sun’s ‘atmosphere’ by a third and weaken its protective influence on the Earth.

  • BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s VRS plea rejected, says BSF

    New Delhi: The voluntary retirement plea of BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, whose post on social media about ‘sub-standard’ food triggered a controversy, has been rejected on grounds that a Court of Inquiry on his allegations is pending as also disciplinary charges against him.

  • 83 new DNA changes influencing height identified

    Toronto: An international team of researchers has identified 83 new DNA changes that strongly determine human height as well as also help predict a person’s risk of developing certain growth disorders. Height is mostly determined by the information encoded in the human DNA – children from tall parents tend to be taller and those from short parents are shorter.

  • Brain-computer interface let’s paralysed people communicate

    Geneva: Scientists have developed a new non-invasive brain-computer interface that can decipher the thoughts of people who are unable to communicate – such as those living with completely locked-in syndrome – by measuring the changes in blood oxygen levels in the brain.

  • Teens, young adults explore differently: Study

    Washington: There is a difference between how a teenager and a young adult explore a situation and scientists have now found out how and why. In a study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, it has been stated that adults are more likely to engage in “directed exploration,” or exploration driven by information seeking, than teenagers are.

  • New bat-inspired flying robot developed

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new robotic bat with soft, articulated wings that can mimic the key flight mechanisms of the flying mammals. Bats have long captured the imaginations of scientists and engineers with their unrivalled agility and manoeuvring characteristics, achieved by functionally versatile dynamic wing conformations as well as more than forty active and passive joints on the wings.