Free Press Journal
  • Dantewada Naxals

    300 villages held as hostages in Dantewada ahead of PM’s visit

    Chattisgarh: Around 500 villagers have been held hostage by Naxals, who were apparently angered over their support to the construction of a bridge in Tongpal area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, police said. The Naxal action comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to insurgency-hit Bastar region today.

  • Stephen Fleming

    We missed our chances: Stephen Fleming

    Chennai: Disappointed with the six-wicket loss to Mumbai Indian here, Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said his team paid the price for not grabbing its chances in the IPL cricket match here. “…catch s going down put us off the phase. We were hanging in and creating chances but in the end lost our way,” Fleming said in the post-match press conference.

  • alzheimers

    Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer’s disease

    Toronto: A new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists have found. The study by the University of British Columbia reinforces the theory that brain hyperexcitability plays an important role in Alzheimer’s disease, and that anticonvulsant drugs – drugs that prevent or reduce the severity of seizures – represent a promising treatment that deserve further human studies.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Nadal progresses to Madrid Open semis

    Madrid: Home favourite Rafael Nadal eased into the semi-finals of the Mutua Madrid Masters on Friday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Bulgarian number 10 seed, Grigor Dimitrov, a media report said.

  • Weight Loss

    Walking or cycling to work can help you lose weight

    London: Using public transport, cycling or walking, instead of driving to work, could help people shed pounds, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR) in the UK found that walking and cycling to work improves wellbeing and mental health.

  • Obama nominates IIT alumni to key post

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated an IIT alumni to his advisory commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Obama yesterday announced the nomination of Sanjita Pradhan, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Technology, along with other nominations for several key administration post.

  • ISIS

    Pentagon ups alert level at military bases in US

    Washington: The Pentagon decided to raise the alert at all its military bases and installations in the US, to “Force Protection Bravo” level, as defence against “homegrown extremists” inspired or instigated by Islamic State (IS) jihadists.

  • HIV infection

    RS panel advocates insurance for HIV positive people

    New Delhi: There shall be no discrimination in providing health and life insurances to HIV positive people and it should “preferably” at regular rate of premium, a standing committee of Rajya Sabha has said in a report on a bill to stop discrimination against those suffering from HIV/AIDS.

  • Justin Beiber

    Justin Bieber not dating Shanina Shaik

    Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber and model Shanina Shaik are not dating, says a source.  A source close to Bieber has confirmed to Gossip Cop magazine that the 21-year-old is currently single, reports

  • Taylor Swift

    Happily ever after love stories aren’t real: Taylor Swift

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift feels happily ever after love stories are too good to be true. The 25-year-old star, who has previously dated the likes of Harry Styles and John Mayer, said most of her early songwriting was based on a contrived understanding of love, rather than personal experience, reported Elle magazine.

  • Having kids not a priority right now for Sofia Vergara

    Los Angeles: “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara is not ruling out the possibility of kids with fiance Joe Manganiello but says they are not a priority right now. “When you’re with somebody that hasn’t had kids, and you want to start a relationship, of course there’s always that question,” she told Cosmo for Latinas for its summer issue.

  • Narendra Modi

    Security stepped up in Chhattisgarh ahead of PM’s visit

    Raipur: Security has been stepped up in Chhattisgarh in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit. According to reports, over 15,000 security officials have been deployed in the state to prevent any untoward incident. The bomb disposal squads have also been pressed into action.

  • kutch quake

    Mild quake in Kutch

    Kutch: A mild quake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale was felt this morning in Kutch district of Gujarat. However, there were no reports of any casualties. “A minor earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter Scale hit Kutch district at 6.30 AM. The epicentre of the earthquake was 22 kms northwest from Bhachau town of district,” officials of the Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) said.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Ruckus over Gadkari may block GST in Rajya Sabha

    New Delhi :  “It is time to jog your institutional memory,” says Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi as the party continued to disrupt the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha demanding that Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari should resign over the adverse remarks against him in a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General regarding a loan taken by the sugar cooperative Purti from IREDA-the renewable energy agency.


    Mumbai :  Lady Luck has finally smiled on the beleaguered superstar. Salman Khan will not have to go to jail pending disposal of his appeal against conviction in the 2002 hit-and-run case after the Bombay High Court suspended his sentence and granted him bail, in a huge relief to the popular actor.

  • Sorry, no hung house: Cameron win defies all

    London :  Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday won a stunning majority in Britain, disproving predictions of a terribly hung parliament and was on course to forming a single party government ending a brief coalition era.

  • Another hit-n-run on Santacruz-Chembur Link Road footpath

    Mumbai :  While the infamous hit and run case of actor Salman Khan is yet to reach any conclusion, a similar case was witnessed on Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) on early Friday morning.

  • Shiamak ‘shocked’ by sexual abuse charges

    New Delhi/Toronto :  Ace choreographer Shiamak Davar is shocked and has denied sexual abuse allegations made by his former dance students Percy Shroff and Jimmy Mistry.