Free Press Journal
  • Shahrukh Khan

    Extremely proud of Gauri: Shah Rukh on her Satya Paul range

    London: He is busy shooting upcoming film “Fan” in in Croatia but Shah Rukh Khan did not fail to congratulate his wife Gauri on her debut accessory and clothing collection for Satya Paul. The 49-year-old took to Twitter to share that he missed the chance of applauding her after her show at the LakmeFashion Week. “SatyaPaul by Gauri. Extremely proud of her achievement. Missed applauding her & it’s a shame I don’t wear dresses,” he tweeted.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput

    Dibakar keen on ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ sequel

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee already has a sequel of detective film “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!” on his mind.  “I am very interested in making ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! 2’ because in this film, it’s the detective’s his first case. If this film is a success, then I want to make one more and show the audience a new adventure of Byomkesh,” Dibakar said here.  The film, based on a character originally created by Bengali

  • Koneru Humpy

    Humpy in prequarters of World Women Chess

    Sochi (Russia): Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy made it to the last 16 stage of the world women chess championship outplaying Chinese Tingjie Lei in the second game of the second round here today. Going in to the return game of the second round of this knockout championship with a point lead thanks to her victory in the opening game, Humpy won her fourth game on the trot to also keep a clean slate in the

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    Rohit Sharma reminds Ian Chappell of Aravinda de Silva

    Sydney : Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell on Sunday said that Indian Rohit Sharma’s match-winning innings of 137 against Bangladesh in the cricket World Cup quarter-final reminded him of Sri Lankan batting great Aravinda de Silva.  “Throughout his excellent innings, I was reminded of the discipline displayed by Aravinda de Silva in the 1996 World Cup final,” Chappell wrote in a column for espncricinfo.  “Aravinda scored a century of class and determination

  • Twitter

    Twitter can persuade youngsters to vote

    London: The micro-blogging site Twitter can not only help political parties gauge the mood of youngsters but also persuade them to vote as elections approach, says a study.  The study that involved 3,000 Twitter-users aged 18 to 34 in Britain showed that 74 percent of those polled said they would vote in the next election.  While 45 percent said they became interested in or joined a political or social cause via learning

  • shiv sena

    Shiv Sena seeks red beacon for mayors’ vehicles

    New Delhi: The mayors of the major cities should be allowed to use the red beacon on their cars, key NDA ally Shiv Sena has demanded even as it has lauded the Centre’s plan for limiting such a privilege to only nine constitutional dignitaries. According to media reports, the Transport Ministry is considering limiting the use of red beacons for vehicles of the President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker and Chief Justice of

  • Narendra Modi

    Land acquisition bill not anti-farmer, asserts Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Dispelling fears that the land acquisition bill was “anti-farmer”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that his government was only removing the “shortcomings” in the existing legislation so that “our farmers don’t suffer”.  “The Land Acquisition Act, 2013, was passed in a hurry. We too supported the government then but soon realised that it was not in the interest of the farmers and decided to remove its shortcomings,” Modi

  • Raghuram Rajan

    PDMA should be independent of govt and RBI, says Raghuram Rajan

    New Delhi: Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) should be independent of the government as well as the central bank for ensuring fiscal discipline, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. “Public debt management agency as a professional organisation, independent of the central bank and government, that is something that is desirable,” he said here. Rajan was speaking to media after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s address to the RBI board. “Because it puts some discipline on the government debt

  • Sebi pitches for pension money in markets as Arun Jaitley takes stock

    New Delhi: To deepen capital markets, Sebi today pitched for allowing investment of pension money into various securities instruments and to create an enabling environment for REITs to flourish, as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reviewed the state of capital markets in the country. In his first post-Budget meeting with Sebi’s board, Jaitley also discussed the capacity building and other infrastructure needs for merger of commodities regulator FMC with Sebi to create a unified markets regulator.

  • No disconnect between RBI and government: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Scotching murmurs of differences between the government and the RBI over regulation of money market, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said there is no ‘disconnect’ between the two and hoped banks would follow the central bank in reducing interest rates. Jaitley, who addressed the RBI board on his proposals in Budget for 2015-16, said there have been regular interactions and the government often takes opinion and suggestions of the central bank.

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    Scientists closer to recreating woolly mammoth

    London: Scientists may be one step closer to recreating the woolly mammoth after they have successfully inserted 14 of the extinct animal’s genes into the live DNA of an elephant. Researchers analysed DNA from mammoths preserved in Arctic permafrost and then used the results to reproduce exact copies of 14 mammoth genes. These were integrated into the elephant genome, where they functioned as normal DNA.

  • Kitchen Towels

    Kitchen towels top source of contaminants: study

    Washington: Cloth towels in the kitchen can quickly and easily become contaminated at significant levels with microorganisms that potentially lead to foodborneillnesses, a new study has warned. Lead researcher and Kansas State University food safety specialist Jeannie Sneed said the study showed some unique observations and areas of weakness when it comes to consumers’ kitchen behaviour. “First, participants were observed frequently handling towels, including paper towels, even when not using them for drying,” Sneed said.

  • Twitter, Islamic State

    IS targets US military personnel in online threat: monitors

    Washington: A group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division published what it said were the names and addresses of 100 US military staff and urged IS supporters to kill them, a monitoring group said today. The allegedly hacked information about members of the air force, army and navy included photos and ranks of personnel, SITE Intelligence said. The hacking group said it took the information from government servers, databases and emails.

  • Binyamin Netanyahu

    Barack Obama chides Benjamin Netanyahu over his two-state remarks

    Washington: Chiding the hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Barack Obama has told him that his remarks during election campaign rejecting two-state solution with the Palestinians makes it “hard to find a path” to resolve the vexed issue. “We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn’t happen during his prime ministership, and so that’s why we’ve got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we

  • crocodilian ancestor

    Croc ancestor ruled North America before dinosaurs

    Washington: A nine-foot long, land-dwelling crocodilian ancestor may have filled one of North America’s top predator roles before dinosaurs arrived on the continent, scientists have found. Carnufex carolinensis, or the “Carolina Butcher,” walked on its hind legs and likely preyed upon smaller inhabitants of North Carolina ecosystems such as armoured reptiles and early mammal relatives.

  • smallest drill, 3D printer

    World’s smallest power drill created using 3D printer

    Melbourne: A man in New Zealand has used a 3D printer to create what may be the world’s smallest working power drill at just 1.3cm long. The cordless tool designed by Lance Abernethy has a motor and battery and can drill through soft objects. Abernethy decided to make the world’s smallest working drill, so he set about creating a 3D design, using the outline of a normal drill as a reference. He then 3D printed the

  • ‘Parliament building does not meet fire safety standards’: AAP

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s media advisor, Nagendar Sharma, on Sunday said the Parliament building does not meet the fire safety standards.  The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader shared his views on twitter minutes after flames were seen inside the Parliament premises. “Let us not forget the Parliament building does not meet fire safety standards & it was declared unsafe by fire dept four years back,” he wrote. “All political parties represented

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    IAS officer’s death: BJP MP writes to Sonia Gandhi

    Bengaluru: Demanding a CBI probe into the mysterious death of an upright IAS officer, D K Ravi, BJP MP from Mysore Prathap Simha today wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, questioning the intention of her party-led government in Karnataka in refusing such a probe. “As you are aware, an honest, young IAS officer D K Ravi has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in Bengaluru. He was a brave, upright officer who had taken

  • Tariq Anwar

    Tariq Anwar asks govt to hold exam in fair manner

    Patna: Observing that reports of mass copying in matriculation examination has brought disrepute to Bihar, senior NCP leader Tariq Anwar today asked the state government to conduct the ongoing examination in fair manner to safeguard future of lakhs of examinees. “The state government cannot run away from responsibility to hold the matriculation examination in fair manner and safeguard future of lakhs of examinees who have worked hard for months to prepare for the crucial

  • Bhagat Singh

    Celebrate Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom as Desh Diwas: Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged the nation to celebrate ‘Shaheedi Divas’ on Monday as “Desh Divas” (National Day) to mark the death of Bhagat Singh and his associates.  “I appeal to the countrymen to celebrate this day as Desh Diwas,” said the activist-turned-chief minister in a video message posted on Facebook. “Let us together think about the wellness of the nation and do at least one good deed