Free Press Journal
  • Drinking, Driving

    Drivers who don’t drink enough water can be as dangerous as drunken ones

    London : A new study has revealed that drivers who don’t drink enough water can be as dangerous as the drunken ones. Drivers who have not had enough water to drink make as many mistakes on the road as those who are under the influence of alcohol, the Independent reported. According to the Daily Telegraph, researchers stated that even mild dehydration can have a negative impact on mental functions, from reduced concentration and

  • Kalki Koechlin thanks fans for supporting ‘Margarita…’

    Mumbai: Actress Kalki Koechlin says people’s support for her latest film “Margarita, With A Straw”, centred around a differently-abled person, has made her hopeful about the success of movies with unconventional subjects. Kalki stars as a 19-year-old girl suffering from cerebral palsy in the recently-released romantic comedy. The film talks about her struggle with the normal activities in her life. Happy with the public response to the film, the “Dev D” actress tweeted,

  • Four Knights initiative a masterstroke, says WICB CEO

    St. John’s (Antigua): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chief executive, Michael Muirhead, has described the newly launched Four Knights Academy as a “masterstroke”, and says it has the potential to play a critical role in national development here.

  • Mumbai boy Mudit Dani is in top ten of junior TT rankings

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s Mudit Dani has followed in the footsteps of current national men’s table tennis champion Soumyajit Ghosh and Harmeet Desai as the third Indian to enter the top ten of the ITTF world junior boys’ circuit standings. The 16-year old lad, who is ranked 10th, has become the first and only player from Mumbai and Maharashtra to achieve this feat, said a media release today from the Mumbai City Districts Table Tennis

  • J-K govt fails to regularise Rs 99,409 cr expenditure in Assembly

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to regularise an excess expenditure of Rs 99,409 crores in the state Assembly for last 34 years, according to a CAG report. The report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on state finances for the year ended on March 31, 2014, was tabled in the recently concluded Assembly session. As per the section 82 of Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir it is mandatory for

  • Boko Haram

    Boko Haram using IS’ strategy of religious cleansing in Nigeria

    Washington : The Islamic militant group Boko Haram is adopting IS’ religious cleansing strategy by putting Nigeri’s 70 million Christians in danger for their lives, said human rights advocates. According to Fox News, the militant group has carried out murderous rampages throughout Nigeria, and into neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger. Boko Haram militants, in an attack on April 7, killed at least 24 people in Nigeria’s Borno state after they disguised themselves as preachers. The

  • Yuvraj Singh invests in beauty, wellness platform Vyomo

    Mumbai: Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s start-up fund Youwecan Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in mobile beauty and wellness platform Vyomo, in a seed funding round. This is the first investment of the Youwecan Ventures, which has a corpus of Rs 50 crore. “We would like to support empowerment of millions of beauty professionals and help them improve their lives,” said Yuvraj Singh.

  • Lee Wan koo

    South Korea opposition pushes to impeach PM Lee Wan-koo

    Seoul: South Korea’s main opposition party today said it would seek to impeach Prime Minister Lee Wan-Koo, one of a number of top officials in President Park Geun-Hye’s administration facing bribery allegations. The scandal was triggered by the suicide of a powerful businessman, who before his death alleged he had given political funds to the prime minister and two close Park associates.

  • 2G scam: CBI seeks SC’s permission to register fresh FIR

    New Delhi: The CBI today sought the permission of the Supreme Court to register a fresh FIR to probe the alleged incident of interference with the 2G spectrum scam case in which an attempt was made by existing accused to cover up the role of an individual of a company. A bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra posted the issue for hearing on April 30 after senior advocate

  • Kings XI Punjab

    Kings XI Punjab seek revival against ruthless Rajasthan Royals

    Ahmedabad: A struggling Kings XI Punjab will have to pull out all stops against the sole unbeaten side,Rajasthan Royals, when the two teams clash in an Indian Premier League match here tomorrow. Rajasthan Royals have successfully dealt with all the challenges thrown at them in the five games they have played so far. Four of those wins have come while chasing, with the one here yesterday against an consistent outfit like Chennai Super Kings, being the

  • Vicky Tyagi, murder case

    Vicky Tyagi murder case: Charge sheet filed under Arms act

    Muzaffarnagar: A charge sheet for possessing illegal arms was today filed in court against an accused in connection with the Vicky Tyagi murder case here, police said today. Two cases under section 25 of Arms act have been filed in the court against the accused juvenile, who is lodged in Varanasi jail, police said.

  • Rao congratulates Yechury on appointment as CPM chief

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao today congratulated Sitaram Yechury, who succeeded Prakash Karat as party chief, on his election as General Secretary of CPI(M). Rao telephoned Yechury and wished that he be successful in his new responsibility and lead Communist Party of India (Marxist) as a responsible Opposition, a release from his office said.

  • Cheating case against Shruti Haasan withdrawn

    Chennai: A city-based company has withdrawn a case of cheating against actor Shruti Haasan filed in Hyderabad following the intervention of cinema industry bodies. The actors have been asked by the respective associations to adhere to contractual agreements.

  • Sporting beat Boavista

    Sporting beat Boavista in Portuguese league

    Lisbon: Sporting beat Boavista 2-1 in the 29th round of the Portuguese league at Alvalade Stadium here.  Sporting opened scoring in the first minute through midfielder Adrien. Boavista’s Portuguese player Ze Manuel equalised in the 7th minute with a header following a pass by Brazilian forward Leozinho on Sunday, reports Xinhua. Just before the end of first half Sporting’s midfielder Tobias Figueiredo was expelled with a red card after he tumbled Leozinhon near

  • Novak Djokovic

    Djokovic battles past Berdych to win Monte Carlo title

    London : World number one Novak Djokovic has bagged his second Monte Carlo title after a three-set win over his Czech opponent Tomas Berdych on Sunday night. The Serbian overcame Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 in a hard fought thriller that lasted two hours and 43 minutes. With the win, Djokovic became the first man to win the opening three Masters events of the season (Indian Wells, Miami Open).

  • Soyfood

    Soyfoods actually good for reducing breast cancer recurrence

    Washington : It turns out that soyfoods could actually cut the risk of breast cancer recurrence. While women diagnosed with breast cancer are often told not to eat soyfoods or soy-based supplements because they can interfere with anti-estrogen treatment, a new animals study, conducted at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a long history of eating soyfoods boosts the immune response against breast tumors.

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona keen to show PSG no mercy

    Barcelona: Barcelona defender Dani Alves has warned his side against complacency when they host a Paris Saint-Germain side bolstered by the return of key personnel through suspension to the Camp Nou tomorrow. Two goals from Luis Suarez took Barca to the brink of a

  • Usain Bolt

    Usain Bolt unhappy despite victory in Rio

    Rio de Janeiro: Sprint legend Usain Bolt claimed his first 100 metre race of the season by winning the “Mano a Mano” sprint challenge here.  But the 28-year-old was unhappy with his time of 10.12 seconds at the Brazilian Jockey Club on Sunday, reports Xinhua.  “I think it was poor execution overall,” Bolt said.  “I am sure my coach isn’t going to be too happy. The good thing is that I won.”