Free Press Journal
  • 15 women strip-searched to catch napkin user

    Thiruvananthapuram : In a shocking incident, a glove manufacturing unit in Kerala allegedly ordered 15 women employees to be strip-searched to catch the staffer who did not properly dispose of a used napkin in the toilet.

  • Union Bank of India win easily in MDFA League – 2014-15

    Mumbai :  Union Bank of India (UBI) finished the year on a high. The bankers struck good form to hand Central Railway a 4-0 defeat in an Elite Division encounter of the MDFA League – 2014-15, and played at the Cooperage ground on Wednesday evening. Union Bank enjoyed a 2-0 cushion at the end of the first half.

  • Pets boost social skills in autistic kids

    Washington : Children with autism have stronger social skills when there is a pet at home, a new study has found, says PTI.

  • Surprise as ISRO gets ad hoc chairman

    Bengaluru : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) got a year-end surprise when the government appointed Shailesh Nayak, a rank outsider, as an interim chairman of the organisation on Wednesday following the retirement of the present chief K Radhakrishnan.

  • K P Bakshi is new Additional Chief Secretary, Home

    Mumbai : The State government Wednesday appointed senior bureaucrat K P Bakshi as Additional Chief Secretary (Home). He replaces Amitabh Rajan who retired from service. Sanjay Kumar will handle Women and Child Welfare department. Ujwal Uke has been given Social Justice Department. Bijay Kumar will be Principal Secretary Reforms in Finance after returning from central deputation. Jayash-ree Mukherjee will be Principal Secretary, Minority Affairs. She is also returning from centralised deputation.

  • Drones used to monitor New Year revelry

    Bengaluru: Drone aerial cameras are being used by city police for the first time to monitor New Year celebrations in the central business district where a bomb blast killed a woman on Sunday.  The remote controlled drones would capture visuals from a height of 50 to 60 metres, which would be monitored live by police which has beefed up security on M G Road, Brigade Road, Lavelle Road and Church Street, which

  • Good news on health front; Cadaver donations doubled

    Mumbai : With six lives being saved last week with the help of cadaver donors, 2015 seems to be promising for patients in need of kidney and liver transplantations. According to the statistical report of Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Committee (ZTCC), the percentage of cadaver donations has gone up by 128 as compared to 2013.

  • Sanjay Kapoor wants to grill Arjun Kapoor

    Arjun Kapoor’s ‘Tevar’ is certainly catching all the right buzz and his uncle who is very much a part of the film, is waiting for the buzz to die out so that he can have a chat with his nephew!

  • Amitabh ad film: Congress takes potshots at BJP govt

    New Delhi : Congress on Wednesday took potshots at the BJP government following reports that actor Amitabh Bachchan is being roped in for an ad film to stress the need to rise above religion and caste for inclusive development.

  • Universal target to treat deadly diseases identified

    Washington : A new study has recently revealed that a protein, called GRP78, could be a universal therapeutic target for treating deadly diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA, reports ANI.

  • Police utter dacoits’ war cry to silence Saradha scam accused

    Kolkata : Once upon a time, Bengal’s dreaded bandits used to announce their arrival with the blood-curdling ‘Ha re re re’ cry that had an immobilising effect on the victims. Centuries later, the dacoits’ war cry, ironically, is echoing from the lips of West Bengal’s policemen.

  • Vjay Reddy shines in MCC Blue win

    Mumbai :  Opener Vijay Reddy hit a brilliant 154 with 31 fours as MCC (Blue) recorded their third win with a 122-run victory over Twister Sports Club in the Six-team double-leg Twister PRO-40 League. With their today’s win, MCC (Blue) inched closer to the joint leaders MCC (Green) and MCC (Red), with both having four wins out of six.

  • The Irani-Hirani connect

    Boman Irani has been called many things including Raju Hirani’s lucky mascot, but the actor insists the only relationship he shares with the eminent director is that of friendship. The fact that the two consider each other close, is known to all, but what’s remarkable is the two share such a wonderful rapport that whenever they come together its magic. Stretching limits and leaving the audience applauding seems to be a habit

  • Fisherman was first to spot plane debris

    Wellington : An Indonesian fisherman from a small village had spotted some metal objects in the Java Sea before he heard the news of the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 on Sunday. The fisherman, Mohammed Taha, thought the debris was just ocean junk while he was spending the day on his boat in the sea.

  • BJP questions Gandhi’s silence

    NEW DELHI: BJP on Wednesday questioned Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s silence on the apology demanded from her by the party for alleged misuse of CBI by the previous UPA government, in the wake of a special CBI court discharging its chief Amit Shah in the Sohrabuddin fake encounter case. Accusing the Congress of “misusing” CBI for its political gains, the BJP has alleged the party “conspired to embroil” Shah in a fake

  • Scientists create ‘repulsive’ material

    Tokyo : Japanese scientists have developed a new material – Cartilage -whose properties are dominated by electrostatic repulsion – the same force that makes our hair stand on end when we touch a van generator – rather than attractive interaction, reports IANS.

  • Manchester United will only get better in ’15: Van Gaal

    London :  Louis van Gaal has told Manchester United fans that 2015 will be a year to remember – for all the right reasons. As United head into the New Year, their supporters will reflect on a roller-coaster 12-month period that has seen them hit more lows than highs, reports