Free Press Journal
  • Need consensus for electoral reforms: M Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: There is a need to bring in electoral reforms like holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls and taking measures to curb influence of money power, for which a consensus is required, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today.

  • Three men of Ravi Pujari gang arrested for firing, extortion

    Mumbai: Mumbai police today arrested three members of Ravi Pujari gang in connection with incident of firing at a hotel in suburban Vile Parle, and the probe revealed that they were also involved in an attack on a corporator in Gujarat, an official said.

  • Love clichés redefined!

    He made a mark for himself in Dangal, now he squeezes right into our hearts. Aparshakti Khurrana shares his love bytes with Shubarna Mukerji Shu

  • Will Eva Mendes be Ryan Gosling’s Oscar date?

    Ryan Gosling is one of the top contenders for best actor at this year’s Academy awards, but the actor is not sure if his lady love Eva Mendes would be his Oscar date. The 36-year-old actor, who is nominated for his role in musical “La La Land,” said he still doesn’t know if his partner will join him on what can be the biggest nights of his life, reported Entertainment Tonight.

  • Aakanksha Singh debuts with Badrinath Ki Dulhania

    Actress Aakanksha Singh, who is remembered as Megha from Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

  • Kaabil success makes Hrithik Roshan happy for daddy Rakesh Roshan

    Roshan. “‘Kaabil’ getting 200 more screens in the second week is a sign from the universe that one must just focus on good work and leave the rest to God. This is a huge victory. I want to thank all the ‘Kaabil’ fans for making this happen. It is unprecedented and I feel especially happy for my father who remains one of the few active and successful non-corporatised producers in our film

  • Aamir Khan unfazed by box office numbers

    He may be giving back-to-back blockbusters, but superstar Aamir Khan says his decision to sign a project is not swayed by the money making possibilities. The 51-year-old actor, who has given box office successes like “3 Idiots”, Dhoom 3″, “PK” with “Dangal” being the latest addition, said he picks stories which touch his heart.

  • Here’s the secret to winning an Oscar

    Melbourne: For those who aspire to win an Oscar, it is best to be a US actor in a film that portrays the American culture, according to a new study. Researchers at University of Queensland in Australia conducted a large-scale analysis of the distribution of the Academy Awards for best actor and actress in a leading role by the Los Angeles-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars) as well as

  • Pain killers don’t bring relief from back ache

    Melbourne: Commonly used pain killers, such as ibuprofen, provide little benefits against back ache and cause side effects such as stomach ulcers and bleeding, a new study has warned. Researchers at The George Institute for Global Health in Australia found only one in six patients treated with the pills, also known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), achieve any significant reduction in pain.

  • Railway autonomy has been killed, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today criticised the Centre for clubbing the Rail Budget with the general Budget saying “it has killed the autonomy of Railways”, the lifeline of the country.

  • Weed-like algae rapidly killing corals of Great Barrier Reef

    Melbourne: ‘Weed-like’ algae are killing corals in Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef because of increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, a new study has warned. The study conducted by researchers at Griffith University in Australia and colleagues showed that if the world continues with ‘business as usual’ CO2 emissions important reef building corals will suffer significantly by 2050 and die off by 2100.

  • Swirling spirals found at the north pole of red planet

    London: European Space Agency’s Mars Express has beamed back images that show distinctive dark spiralling troughs on the red planet’s north polar ice cap. The mosaic generated from 32 individual orbits ‘strips’ captured between 2004 and 2010, and covers an area of around a million square kilometres.

  • Mystical galactic X-rays may prove dark matter’s existence

    Boston: A small but distinctive X-ray signal detected from the Milky Way galaxy by NASA’s Chandra satellite may help prove the existence of dark matter, scientists have claimed. Researchers, including those from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Yale Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in the US, analysed the energy spectrum of X-rays.

  • Novel non-polluting dye inspired by peacock feathers in the offing

    Beijing: Inspired by the dazzling multi-coloured peacock feathers, researchers have developed a new and non-polluting method to colour textiles without the use of traditional dyes that enter streams and rivers, causing environmental pollution.

  • New transmitter to transfer data 10 times faster than 5G

    Tokyo: Researchers have developed a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate 10 times or more faster than that offered by the fifth-generation mobile networks (5G) expected to appear around 2020.

  • I am trying to create Manto’s world around me, says Nawazuddin

    New Delhi, Feb 6 (PTI) “…And it is also possible, that Saadat Hasan dies, but Manto remains alive,” and revisiting the essence of this quote by Saadat Hasan Manto, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is trying to build the writer’s world around himself.

  • A quick method to spot deadly bacteria found

    Washington: Researchers have developed a faster diagnostic method to detect dangerous bacteria, such as E coli, staph infections and even some superbugs, that cause patients to become sick, an advance that gives physicians a better chance at save their lives.