Free Press Journal
  • Kid’s reading abilities can be gauged by DNA

    London: Reading ability of kids throughout school years can be predicted from their DNA alone, say scientists who have developed a new genetic scoring technique. The scores could one day be used to identify and tackle reading difficulties early, rather than waiting until children develop these problems at school, researchers said.

  • Millipede’s new species found in UK

    London: Scientists have discovered a new species of millipede in the UK lurking in an old Welsh coal mine – a 12-millimetre-long creature dubbed as the “Maerdy Monster”. The species is “unknown and undescribed”, said Steve Gregory, of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group (BMIG) in the UK. Belonging to the Turdulisoma and Haplobainosomatidae family, it is the first millipede species found in the UK since 1993, researchers said. The creatures are

  • Facebook to stop running its older versions of apps

    New York: Facebook app and Messenger will soon stop working on many smartphones which run the older version of these apps. According to a report in Independent, Facebook will end support for devices running some older versions of the apps, including v55 of the Facebook app and v10 of Messenger on Android.

  • mind matters, mumbai, bmc, bmc hospital, mental awareness, survey

    Use technology to implement Mental Health Bill, says official

    New Delhi: Use of technology and collaboration with organisations at the ground level will serve as a major boost in effective implementation of Mental Health Bill, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today.

  • People in Japan paying thousands to get Premium melons

    London: What if you get to know about a melon that costs as much as a new car? The people of Japan are buying melons that cost as much as a new car. This specific variety of melon is called the Yubari King and is actually a cross between two types of cantaloupe. The fruit, only produced in a certain region can be named ‘Yubari’. A pair of the premium cantaloupes has

  • Protect Jinnah House, Pakistan tells India

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday urged India to respect the importance of Jinnah House in Mumbai which a BJP legislator said should be demolished. The Foreign Office said the Indian government needed to respect the “importance” of the historical residence. “We have clarified our position on the Jinnah House to the Indian government,” Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said.

  • IPL 2017: No issues between MS Dhoni and myself, says Smith

    New Delhi: Steve Smith today said there is no bad blood between him and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was replaced by the Australian as skipper of the Pune Supergiant for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.

  • UK police arrest two terror suspects

    London: Two people, including a woman, were arrested in the British city of Birmingham on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts. Officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism command arrested the 21-year-old man and 23-year-old woman yesterday after five homes and a business were searched in the city as part of a pre-planned operation.

  • Rajeev Shukla to continue as IPL chairman: BCCI COA

    New Delhi: Vinod Rai, the head of the BCCI Committee of Administrators (COA), on Thursday confirmed that Rajiv Shukla will continue to serve as the Chairman of Indian Premier League’s (IPL) governing council.

  • Shabana Azmi

    Films very important medium of communication: Shabana Azmi

    New Delhi: Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi says change should be reflected through mainstream cinema as films are a vital medium of communication. “Films are a very important medium of communication and I do think if change is to happen in society, then it must be reflected in mainstream cinema because if you are only going to talk about different characters within the parallel cinema or independent cinema, then you

  • Urbanpod Review: A closer look at India’s first pod hotel in Mumbai!

    Admit it! ‘Sleep’ becomes expensive when you travel! When on a tour we end up spending high portion of our hard-earned money just to lay our head down on a soft thing and to take a lukewarm shower. Penthouse apartments, lodges, villas and private suites are so yesterday. Lately what’s trending in the world of travel is a ‘pod’ concept. Compact, cheap and furnished with basic necessities is what a pod is all about

  • Tillerson visits as Turkey says its Syria campaign over

    Ankara: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Ankara today for talks on the Syria conflict, just a day after Turkey announced that its military offensive was over. Tillerson, the most senior US official to visit Turkey since President Donald Trump took office in January, is seeking to turn around recently rocky relations between the NATO allies.

  • My mother is Divyanka Tripathi’s fan: Sonakshi Sinha

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, daughter of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and former actress Poonam Sinha, says her mother is a “huge fan” of actress Divyanka Tripathi and her TV show “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”.

  • Pakistan: India interfering in our internal matters

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday accused India of interfering in the country’s internal affairs and claimed that New Delhi was involved in financing terror activities in the region. “The entire world knows that India is interfering in Pakistan’s internal matters,” said Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria during a media briefing and added that “the arrest of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav from Pakistan’s soil is a proof of this”.