Free Press Journal
  • Girls should hit back if touched inappropriately, says Akshay Kumar

    New Delhi: Actor Akshay Kumar, who is trained in martial arts, says girls should not panic if touched inappropriately. They should instead hit back. Akshay, along with the team of his forthcoming film “Naam Shabana” — co-actors Manoj Bajpayee and Taapsee Pannu and producer Neeraj Pandey — visited the Gargi College for women here on Monday morning.

  • AIMPLB opposes PILs filed in Supreme Court over triple talaq

    New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today told the Supreme Court that pleas challenging the practices of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims were not maintainable as the issues fell outside the realm of judiciary.

  • Below normal monsoon expected in major parts of India

    New Delhi: Unlike 2016, many regions of the country would receive below normal rainfall this monsoon season, says a weather analyst. According to private weather forecaster Skymet, the north-west, west, southern peninsula and southern regions of the country would experience deficient rainfall.

  • 8 killed as avalanche hits Japan’s ski resort

    Tokyo: Seven school students and a teacher were killed when they were hit by an avalanche on a Japanese ski resort on Monday, local authorities said. More than 60 students and teachers from seven high schools were taking part in a springtime climbing event in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture when the avalanche occurred, the local media reported. The avalanche was believed to have occurred around 9:20 a.m. (local time) on the upper side

  • Parliament passes bill that decriminalises suicide attempt by mentally ill people

    New Delhi: Parliament today passed a bill that seeks to decriminalise suicide attempt by mentally ill people and provides for the right to better healthcare for people suffering from mental illness.

    The Mental Healthcare Bill’ also has a provision to protect and restore the property right of the mentally ill people, Health Minister J P Nadda said in the Lok Sabha, just before it was passed by the House by a voice vote.

  • How to apply for JIPMER MBBS application 2017 in detail

    Online enrolment of the entrance test for MMBS has began on Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry (JIPMER) website, the institute has released the online form for the entrance test. The last date to submit the application is on 5th May. JIPMER is one of the top ranked medical education in India. Important details of JIPMER MBBS Entrance exam 2017 are given below.

  • BJP MLA Lodha demands demolition of Jinnah house in Mumbai

    BJP MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha today demanded that Jinnah House, the residence of Pakistan’s founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah in south Mumbai, be demolished and a cultural centre be built in its place. Speaking in the Legislative Assembly on the budgetary demands of the Public Works Department (PWD), the MLA said, “The Jinnah residence in south Mumbai was the place from where the conspiracy of partition was hatched.”

  • Adele’s son swears at her

    Singer Adele says her four-year-old son Angelo uses foul words in front of her and often calls her a “bloody bumhead”. Speaking during a concert in New Zealand, the 28-year-old singer reveals although her little one uses cusswords, she feels she cannot do anything about it as she is even worse when it comes to swearing, reported FemaleFirst. “My son swears at me. What can I say? Everything I do, he does.

  • For Neeraj Pandey, it’s all about the craft

    His forthcoming Bollywood production “Naam Shabana” has been promoted extensively as a “spin-off” of his engaging and gripping 2015 directorial “Baby”. But filmmaker Neeraj Pandey firmly believes such “fancy words” don’t translate to impressive footfalls if content lacks quality.

  • Abhishek Bachchan’s thrilling return to big screen

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan is teaming up with director Nishikant Kamat for a thriller drama. The project will be produced by KriArj entertainment and Kyta Productions. “Abhishek has loved the idea and he is charged up for this film as he has never tried his hands at thriller films. There is no specific prep work required for the film,” sources close to the project said.

  • The hunt for Planet Nine

    In what might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, amateur astronomers may help in hunt for the new cosmic body

  • Video games can help treat depression

    Los Angeles: Playing a specifically designed video game may help people cope with depression, especially if they receive text reminders to play, scientists including one of Indian origin have found. Researchers from University of California in the US looked at results from about 160 student volunteers who said they suffered from mild depression with an average age of 21.

  • Understanding the gene-memory connect

    The genes identified as important for human memory are distinct from genes previously correlated with other types of cognitive processing

  • Dino tracks: World’s most diverse set found in OZ

    Melbourne: The world’s most diverse set of dinosaur tracks – an unprecedented 21 different types – have been discovered in rocks dating back about 127 to 140 million years, located on a remote coastline dubbed as “Australia’s Jurassic Park”, scientists said today.

  • Avatar-style tech lets humans control turtles with thought

    Seoul: Scientists have developed a new Avatar-style technology that allows a human controller to remotely manoeuvre a turtle’s path just using their thoughts. In the 2009 blockbuster “Avatar,” a human remotely controls the body of an alien.

  • Cats like human interaction more than food

    New York: Your pet may enjoy your company more than you thought, as scientists have found that our feline friends prefer interacting with humans over eating food. Researchers from Oregon State University in the US took 50 cats from people’s homes and a cat shelter and left them without food, toys and people for a few hours. They then presented them with different stimuli associated with each of those things. While there