Free Press Journal
  • Beer worth Rs 35 lakh being carried illegally seized, 2 held

    Indore: As many as 2,771 cartons of beer worth about Rs 35 lakh were seized and two drivers carting the liquor without valid papers arrested here early today. Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted two trucks and found beer bottles packed in 1,389 and 1,382 cartons respectively, being carried illegally near Rajiv Awas Vihar area, a sub-inspector at Lasudia police station said.

  • FIFA, Arrested

    Six FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

    Zurich: The Swiss Federal Department of Justice and Police confirmed here on Wednesday the arrest of six senior officials of FIFA, the international governing body of football, over charges of corruption. The authorities indicated they intend to send those arrested to the United States, which has an extradition treaty with Switzerland, to stand trial in New York where a prosecutor accused them of accepting bribes from the early 1990s onwards, reports Efe.

  • Pakistan judge on ‘judicial course’, 26/11 hearing adjourned

    Islamabad, May 27 (PTI) A Pakistani court, holding the trial of seven Mumbai attack case accused, including mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, today adjourned the hearing till June 3 as the judge was on a “judicial course”.

  • Priyanka Gandhi-Smriti Irani

    Set up IIIT institution in Amethi and Rae Bareli: Priyanka tells Irani

    Rae Bareli (UP): A day after Smriti Irani attacked the Nehru-Gandhi family saying that after years of “hollow” promises, Amethi and Rae Bareli will now see development, Priyanka Gandhi today asked what was stopping the HRD Minister from setting up an IIIT here.

  • Vaccine, Blood Pressure

    Soon, a vaccine to make high blood pressure history

    Washington: A new study has identified that a new vaccine may one day help lower blood pressure for up to six months. According to the study in rats by American Heart Association, it suggested that the vaccine may eventually provide a novel alternative to treat high blood pressure in people, who would not need to take a pill everyday. Hironori Nakagami M.D., Ph.D., study co-author and professor at Osaka University in Japan, said that

  • Cortana, iOS, Android

    Microsoft confirms Cortona coming to iOS, Android

    Washington: Software giant Microsoft has officially confirmed the introduction of Cortana to iOS and Android and is also planning to release separate apps for each mobile operating system to enable its digital assistant to run outside of Windows. According to the Verge, the Cortana companion will be available for Android in late June and iOS later this year. However, Cortona on iOS and Android will not be as powerful as on Windows but Microsoft

  • Urine Test, Blood Test

    New economic urine test may replace need for blood samples

    Washington : Scientists have developed a new urine testing method, that is not only economic, but is faster and could reduce need for blood samples. Ken Marcus at Clemson University and his students’ new testing method is great news for patients who get the willies when the nurse pulls out the needle to draw blood. Proteins in urine, for example, could help detect early signs of coronary heart disease, tell whether the body is

  • Rajnath Singh warns to act against those raising Pakistan flag in India

    Jammu: Offering a soft stand to those who wish to hold dialogue to discuss all “vexed issues”, the Centre today sent a strong message to separatists saying, those raising pro-Pak slogans and waving Pakistani flags on Indian territory will be dealt with severely.

  • Ebola Virus

    Discovery of Ebola virus Achilles heel may yield better cure

    Washington : Scientists have found the “Achilles heel” of Ebola virus, which may now help them to find a better way to protect against the virus. An international team including scientists from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has identified the molecular “lock” that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells.

  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp names adopted bat Jacki Sparrow

    London: Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly decided to adopt an orphaned bat after it was found close to the set of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. He has named the creature Jacki Sparrow. The 51-year-old actor, which he is currently filming in Australia, is said to have offered to pay for the bat’s medical care after it was rescued by the The Australian Bat Clinic. He named it

  • DMK President M Karunanidhi chairing the meeting

    DMK not to contest from RK Nagar, says Karunanidhi

    Chennai: A day after Election Commission announced bypoll for the RK Nagar Assembly constituency from where Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa is likely to contest, DMK chief Karunanidhi today said his party has decided not to contest the by-election.

  • Shiv Sena, BJP

    BJP, Shiv Sena often not on the same page

    Mumbai: The Shiv  Sena and the BJP are strange bedfellows. They rub each other on the wrong side ever so often and it is clear that there is no love lost between the leaders of the two parties, but they still share power essentially out of political compulsions though with disgruntlement writ large. The latest cold vibes are on the Narendra Modi government’s first anniversary in the saddle in Delhi. BJP leaders are piqued that Shiv Sena leaders have

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Beef row: Rijiju says there cannot be restrictions on food habits

    New Delhi: Amidst a row over eating beef, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today said no restrictions can be put on food habits in a secular country like India but the sentiments of the majority should be respected in Hindu-majority as well as Christian and Muslim-majority states. “India is a secular country and food habits cannot be stopped,” he told PTI over phone from Aizawl against the backdrop of remarks by his Ministerial colleague

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor is a fantastic actor: Aamir Khan

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor’s latest film “Bombay Velvet” failed to strike a chord with the audience, but superstar Aamir Khan is all praise for the versatility of the 32-year-old and says “he can do any film”. “Ranbir is a fantastic actor. He can do any film, he is that good,” the 50-year-old, who is himself known for his ability to slip into myriad roles, said here in an interview. Both Aamir and

  • Taapsee Pannu

    Taapsee Pannu to don khaki in Selvaraghavan’s ‘Kaan’

    Chennai: Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is basking in the blockbuster success of Tamil horror-comedy “Kanchana 2”, is all set to don khaki for the first time in her career in upcoming Tamil action-thriller “Kaan”. “I’m currently doing two Tamil films and they’re diametrically opposite. One is a proper family drama where I play a girl who hails from Kumbakonam, and the other is an action thriller where I play a cop under

  • Kanye West

    Kanye West was almost ‘blown to bits’ on minefield?

    Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West was reportedly almost “blown to bits” while hiking on an “abandoned military minefield” in Hawaii with his trainer Harley Pasternak. The 37-year-old rapper’s trainer and close friend Pasternak claims they narrowly escaped death after wandering into a dangerous area during one of their outdoor workouts in Hawaii a few years ago, reports femalefirst.co.uk.  The duo were “nearly blown to bits in an abandoned military minefield” but “luckily

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan to promoting DD Kisan, ‘excited’

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Hindi cinestar Amitabh Bachchan will be adding his weight to the newly launched DD Kisan channel, a 24-hour farmer-centric channel, a senior government official confirmed. The actor is said to be “excited” about it.  A senior government official confirmed, “Mr. Bachchan has been roped in to promote DD Kisan.” A source close to the 72-year-old thespian told IANS: “He is personally very excited and enthusiastic about promoting DD Kisan, but

  • Jose Mourinho, Chelsea

    Chelsea, Jose Mourinho to have successful years ahead: Ferguson

    London: Legendary manager Alex Ferguson said Chelsea and its current coach Jose Mourinho will continue dominating English football in years to come after the ‘Blues’ won this season’s Premier League title. Mourinho was named Manager of the Season after guiding Chelsea to their first league title in five years, having spent a Premier League record of 274 days in first place of the standings, while also winning the League Cup.  The Portuguese

  • Balbir Singh Senior

    Interesting facts surface in Balbir Singh Sr’s biography in Punjabi

    Chandigarh: Interesting facts have come to light in a soon-to-be-released Punjabi biography of hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr with the writer claiming to have traced the nonagenarian’s lineage to famous Sikh warrior Baba Bidhi Chand. The biography of the 91-year-old iconic centre forward  has been written in Punjabi by Toronto-based Principal Sarwan Singh and is likely to be released by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal soon.