Free Press Journal
  • Woman burnt alive after her hut catches fire

    Rajahmundry (AP): A 22-year-old woman was burnt alive after her hut caught fire in Kirlamupudi mandal of East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, police sources said here. P Surekha (22), lived in a scheduled caste colony along with her husband, father-in-law and mother-in-law, in Phillangi village of the mandal, police sources said. Yesterday night, after Surakha’s hut caught fire suddenly burnt her alive, Kirmalumpudi Circle Inspector G V V Satyanarayana said.

  • MP: Man held for fraud to help brother clear PMT

    Indore: A 32-year-old man was arrested by the SIT for his alleged involvement in the Madhya Pradesh’s Pre-Medical Test (PMT) scam. The accused, identified as Sunderlal Dhannagar, was arrested last night for allegedly helping his younger brother in clearing the PMT in 2011 through fraudulent means, SIT inspector Kanhaiyalal Dangi said today.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Golfer Anirban Lahiri 70th in WGC-Cadillac

    Doral (United States) : A double-bogey on the 18th hole marred a day of improvement for India’s Anirban Lahiri as he carded two-over 74 to be 70th after the third round of the World Golf Championships (WGC)-Cadillac Championship here. Lahiri, current Asian Tour No.1, had four birdies on the first, 12th, 15th and 17th holes at the Trump National Doral golf course. But bogeys on the third, eighth, ninth and a double-bogey on the

  • Mohammed Shami

    Shami is the best among Indian pacers: Aaqib Javed

    Hamilton: Former Pakistan pacer Aaqib Javed feels that Mohammed Shami is the best Indian paceman on view and his performance has been key to India’s good show in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. Shami has been the pick of India’s pace attack taking 9 wickets from three matches and his opening spell has proved to be crucial in India maintaining their stronghold in the group league stage.

  • Australia make 376/9 against Sri Lanka

    Sydney: Electing to bat, Australia made 376 for 9 against Sri Lanka in a pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here today.

  • taiwan Ship

    Taiwan ship carrying 49 crew missing in South Atlantic

    Taipei: A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call but shortly after its skipper reported it was taking on water, authorities said today. The “Hsiang Fu Chun”, a 700-tonne squid fishing vessel, lost contact with its owners “soon” after reporting that water was leaking on to the deck at around 3:00 am on February 26,officials said.

  • Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi

    Court rejects intervenor’s plea in suit against Godse movie

    Mumbai: A Pune court has rejected a plea by a group of people seeking to intervene in a civil suit which prayed for a ban on the release of forthcoming film ‘Desh Bhakt Nathuram Godse’. The suit, filed by activist Hemant Patil, urges the court to restrain the defendant Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha from releasing the film saying, “It has the potential to incite people along communal lines”.

  • Aditya Pancholi arrested

    Actor Aditya Pancholi arrested after scuffle at night club

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi was arrested after he allegedly assaulted one of the bouncers of a night club in suburban Juhu in the wee hours today. According to the Santacruz Police, Pancholi, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, was annoyed at a disc jockey at a Juhu-Tara Road night club in Juhu, after he did not play the songs he had requested.

  • Onion Extracts, High BP, Cholesterol

    Onion extract lowers high blood sugar, cholesterol

    New York : Combined with the antidiabetic drug metformin, an onion extract can help lower high blood glucose (sugar) and total cholesterol levels among diabetics, says a study.  The onion extract used for the experiment in rats was a crude preparation from onion bulb.  “We need to investigate the mechanism by which onion brought about the blood glucose reduction,” said lead investigator Anthony Ojieh from the Delta State University in Abraka, Nigeria.  “We

  • Vinod Mehta

    Distinguished journalist Vinod Mehta passes away

    New Delhi: Vinod Mehta, distinguished Editor and commentator who successfully launched a number of newspapers and magazines, passed away here today after prolonged illness. He was 73. Mehta, who was Editorial Chairman of ‘Outlook’ magazine which he had founded, had been ailing for several months and was hospitalised at AIIMS. He was suffering from severe lung infection and was on life support.

  • oldest human brain

    Mud may have preserved ‘oldest human brain’ for 2500 years

    London: A human brain in the UK, believed to be the oldest ever discovered, may have been preserved for over 2,500 years by mud, archaeologists say. The brain was found inside a decapitated skull, with the jaw and two vertebrae still attached, at an Iron Age dig site near York, UK, in 2008. A team of 34 experts have been working to study and conserve the brain since its discovery.

  • Binyamin Netanyahu

    Thousands rally in Tel Aviv against Netanyahu

    Tel Aviv: Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in central Tel Aviv Saturday evening, calling for the replacement of incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the March 17 elections.  The rally, titled “Israel wants change”, was organised by a non-profit organisation. Many participants held signs supporting center-left parties, including the Zionist Union and Meretz, Xinhua reported.

  • Mars

    Mars had ocean with more water than Arctic

    Washington: A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean but the Red Planet lost 87 per cent of that water to space, a new study has found. The ocean covered a greater portion of the planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, researchers said. An international team of scientists used ESO’s Very Large Telescope, along with instruments at the W M Keck Observatory and the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility, to

  • Urine Generator

    New generator turns pee into electricity

    London: An inexpensive power generator that converts human urine into electricity is being tested in the UK. It is hoped that the pee-power technology will light cubicles in refugee camps, which are often dark and dangerous places particularly for women, researchers said. A prototype urinal situated near the Student Union Bar at the University of the West of England, is the result of a partnership between researchers at UWE and Oxfam.

  • Maharashtra seeks death for watchman who murdered woman lawyer

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has approached the Bombay High Court seeking death penalty for 24-year-old watchman Sajjad Mugal Pathan, who was convicted for the 2012 murder of lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha. In July last year, a sessions court had convicted and sentenced Pathan to life imprisonment for committing the murder of Purkayastha. The trial court refused to hand down the death penalty to Pathan after observing that the case does not fall under the purview of ‘rarest of

  • Jihadi John

    IS executioner Jihadi John expelled from Tanzania for being drunk, abusive on flight in 2009

    Karachi : Islamic State (IS) militant Mohammed Emwazi, popularly known as jihadi John, who appeared in many IS’ beheading videos, is believed to have been expelled from Tanzania for being drunk and abusive on a 10-hour flight from Amsterdam back in 2009. According to the Express Tribune, the 26-year-old was reportedly denied entry into Dar es Salaam.

  • Bill Clinton

    Bill Clinton defends foreign donations to foundation

    Mimai: US ex-president Bill Clinton sought to fend off criticism of his family foundation for taking money from foreign governments, some with questionable human rights records. The former president, who spoke at a University of Miami event, was joined by his wife Hillary Clinton, who declined to discuss a separate controversy swirling around her use of private email only while working as secretary of state. “We do get money from other countries. And some of

  • Comprehensive online system for vehicle theft case soon

    New Delhi: Delhi Police will launch in the next couple of weeks a first-of-its-kind web-based application through which Delhiites will be able to register an FIR of motor vehicle theft online and track progress in investigation until a final report is filed in the court. The work on the online application, which will also be available in the form of an app, has been going on for the past several months and technical and legal

  • Custodial death: Seven years jail for 4 policemen

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced four Delhi Police personnel to seven years in jail for torturing to death a man in their custody in 1999 observing that they “snuffed out” a precious life and the victim’s cries cannot be forgotten. While awarding the jail term to head constables Bhagwan and Ujjagar Singh and constables Shri Pal and Siyaram, the court said that being the custodians of law, they tortured a man at

  • flight MH370

    Kin mark MH370 anniversary, Malaysian PM vows to find wreckage

    Kuala Lumpur : Grieving families of the people on board flight MH370 today marked the first anniversary of the world’s biggest aviation mystery with Malaysian Prime Minister vowing not to give up on the search for the wreckage of the aircraft which vanished midair over the Indian Ocean. “Together with our international partners, we have followed the little evidence that exists. Malaysia remains committed to the search, and hopeful that MH370 will be found,” Prime