Free Press Journal
  • AAP leader Gandhi complains against slander campaign

    New Delhi: AAP’s Patiala MP Dharamvira Gandhi, who had taken a stand in support of dissidents Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav at the party’s national council, has written a letter to party chief Arvind Kejriwal complaining against the “slander” campaign against him. Gandhi, who is also the party’s leader in Lok Sabha, had attended the press conference held by Yadav and Bhushan immediately after they were removed from the NationalExecutive and had attacked the party

  • Jon Hamm

    ‘Mad Men’ was challenging: Jon Hamm

    London: Actor Jon Hamm says his role of a troubled ad agency boss on the hit show “Mad Men” took an emotional toll on him. The 44-year-old actor recently completed a 30-day stint in rehab for alcohol addiction and though he has not blamed the show, in which he plays Don Draper, for his struggles, he has found his job “challenging”, reported Grazia magazine. “Don is a difficult headspace to be in for a long

  • Kourtney Kardashian

    Kourtney Kardashian shares first picture of baby boy

    Los Angeles: Proud mother Kourtney Kardashian has shared the first look of her newborn son on Instagram, three months after giving birth to the bundle of joy. “My little turtle dove angel baby boy Reign Aston Disick,” Kourtney captioned the photo that showed little Reign in a white onesie lying on a white fur rug. “Meet my beautiful grandson! #blessed #oneofthelovesofmylife,” grandma Kris Jenner wrote.

  • Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu

    Search on for Indian mountaineer missing in Andes

    New Delhi: Helicopter teams from Argentina and Chile are searching the Andes mountains for missing Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, the government said on Friday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted the information about Babu. He went missing on March 24 while climbing the mountain between Chile and Argentina.  Babu is a top Indian mountaineer, having achieved the feat of becoming the “fastest seven summiteer” in the world (172 days in 2006,

  • Sonal Chauhan

    Sonal Chauhan lands special role in ‘Size Zero’

    Chennai: Actress Sonal Chauhan has landed an important role in Arya and Anushka Shetty starrer Tamil-Telugu bilingual “Size Zero”, a romantic comedy about the travails of an obese girl.  Sonal is expected to join the sets next week.  “Sonal will be playing the second lead. It’s a brief role but very important from the perspective of the story. She will start shooting from next week,” a source told. Anushka plays an obese woman

  • Alcohol

    Hospitalized alcoholics die 7.6 years earlier

    Washington : A new study has revealed that alcohol-dependent hospital patients die from multiple morbidities 7.6 years earlier. University of Bonn Hospital researchers together with British colleagues found that the mortality of alcohol dependent patients in general hospitals is many times higher than that of patients without alcohol dependency. In addition, they die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction.

  • German wings, Andreas Lubitz

    Germanwings co-pilot Lubitz scoured internet for ways to commit suicide week before crash

    London: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is believed to have deliberately crashed the Germanwings plane in the French Alps, reportedly scoured the internet for suicide methods and the security of cockpit doors before crash, German prosecutors have said. According to the BBC, internet searches from the week before the crash were recovered from the tablet computer used by Lubitz. Prosecutors said that internet searches made on the 28-year-old pilot’s tablet, found in his Duesseldorf flat,

  • Boat capsizes in Philippines; at least 5 dead, 1 missing

    Manila: A passenger boat overloaded with 55 people and heavy cargo has capsized in the southern Philippines, leaving at least five dead and one missing. Coast guard spokesman William Arquero said today it was unclear if more are missing because the unregistered vessel left Jolo island for nearby Tapul island without inspection and clearance from authorities. Also on board were 100 bags of cement and assorted cargo.

  • HIV infection

    HIV spreads like computer worms

    Washington : A new has found that HIV spreads in a way similar to some computer worms, and hence early treatment may be the key to treat AIDS. According to HIV specialists and network security experts at University College London, the spread of HIV through the body using two methods, bloodstream and directly between cells, was similar to how some computer worms spread through both the internet and local networks respectively, to infect

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    India condemns barbaric terror attack in Kenya

    New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday condemned the barbaric terror attack in a Kenyan university campus, adding that the country stands in solidarity with the bereaved families. “The Government of India strongly condemns this barbaric attack on Kenyan university campus. We stand in solidarity with bereaved families and injured,” said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin.

  • John Isner, Kei Nishikori

    John Isner knocks Kei Nishikori out of Miami Open with straight sets win in quarterfinal tie

    London : American tennis star John Isner knocked Japanese fourth seed Kei Nishikori out of the Miami Open with an impressive performance that saw him record a straight set win in the quarterfinal draw. The big-serving 12th seed didn’t face a single break point and hit 13 aces and 33 winners during a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Nishikori.

  • Sanath jayasuriya

    Sanath Jayasuria-led selection panel quits after SLC revamp

    Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket team’s selection panel headed by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya today resigned following the recent revamp of the SLC administration. The Jayasuriya-led panel’s term was nearing completion but the new interim committee had hinted at not giving an extension to the current lot of selectors. His tenure was originally due to end on March 31, but with the postponement of the Sri Lanka Cricket elections, was extended by a further month.

  • Youth Congress, Protest, Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: Youth Congress launches massive protest against BJP

    Bengaluru : Youth Congress workers on Friday staged a massive protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bengaluru, where the party’s National Executive meet is currently underway. The protesters, who were targeting the BJP for its failure to recover black money and protect the country’s farmers, displayed a cheque of Rs 15 lakh with the Prime Minister’s photo and his signature. “We in the Youth Congress have exercised our right. We would like

  • 700 indian, Yemen

    700 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen: MEA

    New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that more than 700 Indian nationals have been evacuated from strife-torn Yemen and 350 Indian nationals have come back home. “We have been able to evacuate more than 700 Indian nationals from Yemen and 350 have come back home,” said Syed Akbaruddin, MEA spokesperson.

  • Kashmir floods

    Kashmir floods: Residents fear their homes will fall apart

    New Delhi : Anguished residents in the flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir have expressed fears about their homes falling apart because of the ongoing downpour. “We are facing many problems because our home has been deluged with water for the past five days. Nobody is doing anything. We don’t have any other place to go and we are afraid of the house falling apart,” said a resident in Srinagar.

  • rape case

    Two held for raping minor girl in Thane

    Thane: Two persons have been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl in Dombivali area here, police said today. The accused, who were identified only by first names, Ajmad (20) and Furshid (22), were arrested from Dombivali in Kalyan division last night for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl, Manpada police station sub-inspector Nilesh Patil said.

  • Srinagar Jammu, National Highway

    Jammu-Srinagar NH shut, passengers stranded

    Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for traffic for the third day today due to fresh landslides triggered by heavy rains, leaving over 500 Kashmir-bound passengers stranded. Authorities have not allowed any fresh movement of traffic from Jammu to Srinagar or from the other side as a precautionary measure in view of the bad weather conditions.

  • Nitin Gadkari, Punjab CM to inaugurate three-day Marathi literary festival in Punjab

    Chandigarh : Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate the 88th All India Marathi Sahitya Sammellan in Ghumaan Village in the state’s Gurdaspur District on Friday evening. The three-day long event will be inaugurated at 4 p.m. this evening. Both leaders will also lay the foundation stone of the Bhagat Namdev Degree College.

  • Helicopter teams deployed to search for ace Indian mountaineer Mastan Babu: MEA

    New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said helicopter teams from Argentina and Chile have been deployed in search for ace Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu on both sides of the mountain range where he went missing. “Helicopter teams from Argentina and Chile search for Indian moutaineer Malli Mastan Babu on both sides of mountain range where he went missing,” MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.