Free Press Journal
  • Injured Bengal cricketer Rahul gradually improving: Doctor

    Kolkata: Rahul Ghosh, the 20-year-old cricketer who was hospitalised on Tuesday after being hit on the head while fielding in a local league match is “gradually improving”, his attending doctor said on Thursday.

  • Shravan Reddy

    Actor Shravan Reddy turns singer for ‘…Manmarzian’

    Mumbai: TV actor Shravan Reddy, who plays Neil in the show “Dosti.. Yaariyan..Manmarzian”, is all set to sing in the upcoming episodes. He found it a challenge to sing for real in the show, but says that he got a lot of encouragement from the cast and crew.

  • Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk enjoy Broadway date

    Los Angeles: Actor Bradley Cooper went on a date with Russian supermodel Irina Shayk to watch Broadway’s “Finding Neverland” together. The 40-year-old actor was seen in the audience of the Broadway show with the 26-year-old model on Wednesday night, reports pagesix.com.

  • Salman Khan case

    Court to decide perjury application in Salman Khan case on May 6

    Mumbai: A Sessions Court conducting the 2002 hit-and-run trial involving Bollywood actor Salman Khan today said that before giving the judgement in the case on May 6, it would decide on the same day an application seeking action against police for perjury (giving false evidence).

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Film counts, not promotions, says Big B

    Mumbai: Robust and innovative promotional activities have become an integral part of film marketing, but megastar Amitabh Bachchan, whose forthcoming film is “Piku”, says content drives the film toward success instead of publicity.

  • Delhi suicide triggers crocodile tears for the farmer

    It is a sad reflection of the agrarian crisis in the country that while politicians of all hues continue to shed crocodile tears for the impoverished and hopelessly weather-dependent farmers, a farmer from Rajasthan hung himself from a tree even as the chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was waxing eloquent at a public rally in the capital which was the site of the suicide.

  • Was scared to bring Big B, Irrfan together: Shoojit Sircar

    New Delhi: It was something of a feat for Shoojit Sircar to bring Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan together in his film “Piku” but the director says he was initially unsure how the two stars would react to each other’s presence. “Piku”, also starring Deepika Padukone in the titular role, is about her relationship with her father (Bachchan), who spends most of his time obsessing over age-related issues. Irrfan forms the third wheel

  • Parliament, Fire, Reception

    40 foreign students hospitalised after Moscow hostel fire

    Moscow: About 40 foreign students of the Russian State Medical University were hospitalised after a fire in their hostel in southwest Moscow, TASS news agency reported citing health officials on Thursday.

  • Bangladesh police suspect Islamist links to deadly bank heist

    Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh today said they suspected Islamist militants were linked to an abortive but deadly attempt to rob a bank on the outskirts of the capital, the motive being to create panic instead of robbery. “It was not aimed at robbery but something different. We don’t think it was done for money,” a senior police officer said two days after eight people, including an assailant, were killed as the attackers tried

  • Self Control

    Employees with low self-control a security threat

    New York: Employees who have low self-control pose a danger that can be just as damaging as a hacker, says a study. Researchers at Iowa State University measured brain activity to identify what might motivate an employee to violate company policy and sell or trade sensitive information.

  • Abdul Karim Tunda

    LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda discharged in two cases

    New Delhi: Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) bomb expert  was today discharged by a Delhi court in connection with two separate blast cases lodged in 1997 in which one person was killed and several others were injured. 73-year-old Tunda, one of the 20 terrorists India had asked Pakistan to hand over after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, was discharged by the court which said there was no prima facie evidence against him to proceed.

  • asthama

    Possible root cause of asthma found

    London: In a major breakthrough that could lead to a cure for asthma within five years, researchers have found that a protein could be at the root of the condition.

  • moody's

    ‘Growth over 7.5% may not be sustainable; resolve tax issues’

    New Delhi: A growth rate of more than 7.5 per cent may not be “sustainable” for India in the present scenario and the country needs to resolve tax issues that are impacting its investment climate, global rating agency Moody’s said today. It said however that the grow rate of 7.5 per cent projected for the current fiscal is “good” and India’s outlook is better than its peers.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex, Nifty close lower after wide fluctuations 

    Mumbai: On a day of wide fluctuations, a benchmark index for Indian equities, the 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange, closed 155.11 points, or 0.56 percent, down on Thursday.

  • Air India SATS invests in IGI ground support equipment

    New Delhi: Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) on Thursday said it has invested a further Rs.57 crore in new ground support equipment (GSE) at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport.

  • Death penalty confirmed for Mexican brothers in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: The Federal Court of Malaysia on Thursday upheld the death penalty for three Mexican brothers, exhausting all legal options the brothers have to escape the gallows, Efe news agency reported.

  • Aus Islamic college bans girls’ running over ‘virginity’ fears

    Melbourne: An Islamic college here has banned its girl students from participating in running competitions as its principal believes it may cause them to “lose their virginity”, prompting an investigation by an Australian regulatory body. According to ‘The Age’, the issue of banning the girls from running by the Al-Taqwa College in Truganina suburb was being probed by the state schools regulator Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA).

  • Taliban attack Afghan checkpoint, killing 9 guards

    Kabul:  The Taliban stormed a police checkpoint in a northwestern province in Afghanistan and killed nine border guards, while a roadside bombing killed six civilians in the country’s southwest, Afghan officials said today. The checkpoint in Badghis province, one of the most dangerous in Afghanistan, came under attack yesterday morning, said Mirwais Mirzakwal, the spokesman for the provincial governor.

  • New Ebola treatment effective three days after infection

    Washington: Researchers have successfully developed a post-exposure Ebola treatment that is effective against a specific strain of the virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa. The treatment is the first to be shown effective against the new Makona outbreak strain of Ebola in animals that were infected with the virus and exhibited symptoms of the disease, researchers said.