Free Press Journal
  • Subhash Ghai turns 70, shares love for writing

    New Delhi: On his 70th birthday Saturday, writer-filmmaker Subhash Ghai, credited with movies like “Karz”, “Hero”, “Karma”, “Saudagar”, “Khalnayak”, “Pardes” and “Taal”, has spoken fondly of his lesser known talent as a lyricist.

  • Mood upbeat about India, time to show action on ground: Uday Kotak

    Davos: Enthused by the upbeat mood visible about India here at World Economic Forum, eminent banker Uday Kotak said investors now want to see some real action on the ground. “The mood was very upbeat about India. The investors have shown great interest in India once again and now they want real action on the ground,” said Kotak, who has been coming here for the WEF Annual Meeting for many years.

  • gold

    Gold prices almost flat in lacklustre trade; silver firms up

    Mumbai: Gold prices ended almost flat at the domestic bullion market here today due to lack of demand from stockists and retailers amid weak international cues. Elsewhere, silver firmed up further on the back of sustained demand from industrial users.

  • Bhupathi out of mixed doubles in Australian Open

    Melbourne: Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi went out of the mixed doubles competition following a first-round loss, even as India’s junior tennis players began their campaign on a positive note in the Australian Open here today.

  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin still hasn’t given up on her USA presidential dreams

    London: Sarah Palin has said that she may be interested in running for the President of the United States in 2016 adding that it is time for the U.S. that it elects a female head of state. According to the Independent, running mate of John McCain and the former governor of Alaska said in an unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign also hinted that she may be running for the presidency.

  • BCCI gives WICB new deadline for compensation riposte

    Bridgetown (Barbados):  The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has been given until Tuesday to respond to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) $42 million compensation claim for abandoning midway the Test and ODI series last year.

  • Serena Williams

    Sizzling Serena joins Wawrinka in Open last 16

    Melbourne: World number one Serena Williams took time to wake up before sizzling into the Australian Open fourth round today, joining resurgent sister Venus and men’s defending champion Stan Wawrinka.

  • Chinese firm ZTE Corporation wins patent infringement case in Germany

    Shenzhen: A Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and network solutions provider said it has successfully defended a patent infringement case in a German court in Dusseldorf brought by the country’s subsidiary of a US-based firm.

  • Syrian government airstrikes kill 30 including six children in Damascus

    London: Syrian government’s airstrikes by its warplanes near the capital Damascus has killed more than 30 people including six children, said an activist group. According to BBC, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 32 people died on several raids on the suburb including six children.

  • Inzamam brands PAK’s 1999 WC squad `strongest`

    Karachi: Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam ul-Haq believes that his nation’s squad for the 1999 World Cup was the strongest side to date to have featured in the sport’s pinnacle tournament.

  • Virus

    Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases

    Washington: Inflammatory bowel diseases may be associated with an increase in the diversity of viruses in the body, scientists say. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis found that patients with inflammatory bowel diseases had a greater variety of viruses in their digestive systems than healthy volunteers, suggesting viruses likely play a role in the diseases.

  • Toddlers can learn to communicate from videos

    Washington: Children as young as two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, scientists have found. Children taught by videos perform similarly in tests when
    compared to babies taught by their parents, researchers said.

  • Sleep

    Better sleep in youth may aid memory in old age

    Washington: Sound sleep in young and middle-aged people helps memory and learning, new research claims. However, as people hit their seventh, eighth and ninth decades, they don’t sleep as much or as well – and sleep is no
    longer linked so much to memory, researchers said.

  • arvind kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal expresses displeasure over Republic Day snub

    New Delhi:  Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday expressed displeasure at not being invited for the Republic Day celebrations. “I want to attend the Republic Day celebrations, I don’t know why I wasn’t invited,” Kejriwal said.

  • Arunachal Pradesh urges Centre for Rs 926.97 crore sanction for drinking water

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre for a special sanction of Rs 926.07 crore for providing safe drinking water to 1340 habitations under critical category. State PHE minister Takam Pario made this appeal to meet the requirements of partial and uncovered rural habitations in the state in terms of safe drinking water facility, for which the state government has already submitted the proposal to the Centre, an official communiqué here said.

  • Amit Shah

    Private TV channel helping AAP to win Delhi poll: Amit Shah

    Patna: BJP President Amit Shah today asked people to be “cautious” about the news dished out by a private Hindi TV channel apparently helping Aam Admi Party to win the Delhi assembly elections. “The TV channel is having an agenda to launch Aam Aadmi Party and help Kejriwal win election in Delhi…there cannot be a bigger example of yellow journalism than this,” Shah told reporters here.