Free Press Journal
  • football

    AFC backs Qatar as host of 2022 football World Cup

    Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) supported Qatar’s right to host the 2022 World Cup despite the ongoing corruption scandal that has engulfed world football’s governing body FIFA, amid calls for scrapping the Gulf country’s right to host due to an alleged bribe-filled bidding process.

  • CBI raids six places over Odisha chit fund scam

    Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The CBI, probing the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam in Odisha, on Thursday raided six locations of Jana Mangala Agro Care in the state, an official said.

  • Maggi - Sunfeast noodles ban

    Gujarat, J&K and Uttarakhand also ban Maggi; Sunfeast Yippee also under scanner

    New Delhi: After Delhi, three more states– Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand–today banned the sale of Maggi noodles, as the popular instant snack came under mounting scrutiny over food safety concerns. The Uttarakhand government banned the sale of Nestle’s instant noodles for three months while in Gujarat the ban will be effective for one month after some samples of the food had failed lab tests, officials said in Dehradun and Gandhinagar.

  • Indian Army firing

    Manipur ambush: 20 armymen killed, 11 injured

    Imphal: Using rocket-propelled grenades(RPG) and automatic weapons, a group of insurgents today ambushed a military convoy in Manipur killing at least 20 army personnel in the worst such attack in recent years.

  • Motorsports: 150 entries for Maruti Autocross

    Bengaluru: The second edition of Maruti Suzuki Autocross will be held here on Saturday and Sunday with over 150 entries vying for honours, the organisers said. Local favourite and previous winner Shabbir A.R. is expected to take over new entrants along with experienced competitors Lokesh Gowda and Syed Salman Ahmed, the organisers said in a statement.

  • New app,

    Mobile Applications To Be or Not To Be

    With the advent of mobile apps becoming a craze, retailers have an important question to ask themselves – Is A Mobile App Right For You?  Explore the do’s and don’ts of developing a mobile application and the benefits of this upcoming marketing trend.

  • Azafran: Attempting to make natural beauty the norm, not the exception

    American fashion legend Calvin Klein once said, “the best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” While this may sound like a contradiction in terms, it is also the reason that the cosmetics market is one of the most profitable in the world. Many of these cosmetics manufacturers consider skincare as a natural extension of their business lines. Little wonder then, that most of the world’s top

  • Coal Scam

    Coal scam: Have approached MoC on sanction issue, CBI to court

    New Delhi: CBI today told a special court that it has approached Ministry of Coal (MoC) to ascertain status of its request for sanction to prosecute a public servant, who has now retired, for his alleged role in a coal scam case allegedly involving Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Darda.

  • Birth Control pills

    Birth control chemicals adversely affect parenting behavior

    New York: Exposure of parents to an endocrine-disrupting chemicals – an active component of birth control pills – can adversely affect the parenting behaviour, a new study reveals. Past studies have shown that maternal care can be negatively affected when females are exposed to widely prevalent endocrine-disrupting chemicals including Bisphenol-A (BPA).  Now, researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) have used the monogamous, bi-parental California mouse species to prove that offspring born

  • Sensex down

    Sensex provisionally closes in the red; 24 points down

    Mumbai: Following two days of consecutive heavy losses, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed in the red.

  • facebook,

    Surfing Facebook is a ‘medical condition’!

    New York: Ever wondered what our brain is doing while we take a break? During those quiet moments, our brain prepares to “see the world through a social lens”, reveals a new study. The findings explain why Facebook or Twitter are such popular diversions for people who feel like taking a break.  “The brain has a major system that seems predisposed to get us ready to be social in our spare moments,” said

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Decision on ‘Maggi’ ban can be taken only after FSSAI report: Paswan

    Ahmedabad: Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday said the decision to ban Maggi permanently can be taken only after the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) submits its report on its findings to the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC).

  • Brain

    Brain’s need to be social drives us to Facebook

    Los Angeles: Scientists have found why social networks, such as Facebook, are a popular diversion for people who feel like taking a break.
    Even when we are resting, our brains are preparing us to be social, according to a new study by psychologists from the University of California, Los Angeles. The study sheds light on why social networks such as Facebook are such a popular diversion for people who feel like taking a break, researchers said.

  • Indian-fishermen

    Five arrested fishermen beaten up by Lankan naval personnel

    Rameswaram (TN): Five fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Naval personnel were allegedly beaten up at a camp at Talaimannar in the island nation before being released. S Emirit, President of the Fishermen’s association, said the fishermen suffered internal injuries and were given pain killers at the Government Hospital here on their return.

  • murder case

    Bhiwandi man killed; dumped at construction site

    Thane: A 28-year-old man from powerloom town of Bhiwandi here was done to death and dumped at a construction site, district rural police said today. PSI EP Bhingardive of Bhiwandi taluka police station said that the decomposed body of victim Asrar Ahmed Ansari was found lying abandoned at a construction site–Rajlaxmi Compound– in Pogaon village of Bhiwandi last evening. The body, which bore certain injuries on the head has been sent for postmortem, after which the exact

  • Suicide

    Under debt, Uttar Pradesh trader poisons self, family

    Lucknow: Unable to clear his debt, a trader in Bulandshahr district allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison while his wife and two sons are battling for their lives in a hospital, police said on Thursday.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Suresh Prabhu calls for concerted efforts to tackle climate change

    New Delhi : Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has called for concerted efforts across the world to address the issue of climate change. Addressing a function in New Delhi yesterday, Prabhu said that people need to ensure their duties as a global citizen and tackle the problem of climate change as a top-most priority. He expressed concern over the growing population and stressed on the seriousness of climate change. Prabhu said the railways, which is