Free Press Journal
  • We should be proud as a nation: Anushka on ‘PK’ success

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma says the nation should be proud of the worldwide success of her film “PK” as people from different countries are watching it and lauding it. Team “PK” hosted a success party here on Wednesday. It was attended by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Aamir Khan and Anushka along with megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh among others. Anushka seemed happy, and said: “It (‘PK’) was a unique

  • Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth roped in for ‘Ghostbusters’ remake

    Los Angeles: Sony Pictures and director Paul Feig have cast Chris Hemsworth to play a receptionist in the female-driven “Ghostbusters” reboot. Feig made the announcement Wednesday on micro-blogging website Twitter, reports variety.com. Hemsworth is set to join Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the movie, which hits the theaters next year. Feig will direct the next installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise on a script co-written by Katie Dippold. Story

  • Sharad Pawar

    Sharad Pawar in fray with three others for MCA president post

    Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar and three others have filed nominations for the post of president at the elections of the Mumbai Cricket Association scheduled on June 17, the MCA announced today. As per the list of valid nominations received for the elections and released through a media release by MCA, incumbent Pawar and his group members Ravi Savant and BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, along with rival group’s candidate Vijay Patil, are in

  • Breast Milk

    Breast milk more nutritious in China than US

    New York: Babies in China are treated to more nutritious breast milk than those in Mexico or the US, suggests a new research. Levels of health-promoting compounds known as carotenoids in breast milk differ according to countries with the US lagging behind China and Mexico, the findings showed. Carotenoids are plant pigments that potentially play functional roles in human development and are key sources of vitamin A, an essential component of eye health

  • Nestle moves Bom HC against food authorities, hearing tomorrow

    Mumbai: Multinational Giant Nestle India Ltd today challenged in the Mumbai High Court the orders of food authorities banning nine variants of its instant product “Maggi” from the Indian market for being “hazardous” to public health and the plea will be heard tomorrow. The revision application (appeal against the impugned orders passed by authorities in Delhi and Maharashtra) was mentioned orally by the company’s counsel before a division bench of Justice V M

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    Smartphone device can catch skin cancer early

    Toronto:  A tiny device that attaches to your smartphone camera and takes close-up images of moles for analysis can help detect skin cancer at an early stage. The MoleScope device is a microscope that takes pictures of moles and sends them to a dedicated analysis platform called the DermEngine, where they are studied by doctors. The MoleScope app and device, developed by Maryam Sadeghi during her PhD research at Simon Fraser University, can keep track of how moles and skin

  • RBI

    Jaitley likely to ask banks to pass RBI rate cuts to borrowers

    New Delhi: Following his meeting with Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is expected to take up the matter of banks passing on the central bank’s earlier rate cut benefits to borrowers when he meets heads of public sector banks on Friday.

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    New tool to protect beachgoers from harmful bacteria levels

    Miami:  Researchers have developed a new computer tool that can identify harmful bacteria levels from all potential pollution sources on recreational beaches. The predictive model uses information on waves, tides, rainfall and solar radiation to more accurately predict harmful bacteria concentration and movement along the shore. The team led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, optimized and validated their model using a 10-day monitoring dataset from the popular Virginia Beach in Miami.

  • 2 killed, 5 injured after being mistaken as child-lifters

    Dhar (MP): Two persons died after falling into a gorge and five others sustained injuries when they were chased and thrashed by people who suspected them to be child- lifters at a village here, police said today. The victims were working for a local liquor contractor, who got information that illegal wine was being transported for sale in his area. He asked his men to find out the movement of the illegal consignment,

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    Scribe murder case: Opposition demands minister’s arrest

    Lucknow: Opposition parties today slammed the SP government in Uttar Pradesh for not acting against its minister Ram Murti Verma who was booked in the murder case of a journalist, and demanded his arrest.

  • Doctors Prescription

    Soon, doctors to write prescriptions in capital letters

    New Delhi: Fear of misinterpretation due to doctor’s illegible handwriting may soon be a thing of the past as government is set to make it a norm for physicians to prescribe medicines “preferably” in capital letters.

  • Jessica Alba

    $1 billion a small number for Jessica Alba

    New York: Actress Jessica Alba believes her consumer goods company could be worth a lot more than $1 billion in the future and says it “feels like a small number.” The 34-year-old actress’ eco-friendly brand The Honest Company was valued at that amount. “One billion feels like a small number for the opportunity of what’s possible,” she said at the Forbes’ third annual Women’s Summit here, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Alba, who has daughters Honor,

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    Irrfan Khan looks forward to more ‘flying fun’

    Mumbai: After trying his hand at flying a helicopter in his forthcoming film “Jurassic World”, actor Irrfan Khan is tempted to have some more such fun. “It was a great feeling altogether to have tried hands on a new and an exclusive vehicle, I now look forward to more of flying fun,” Irrfan said in a statement. The “Paan Singh Tomar” actor, who essays Simon Masrani, the owner of the park in “Jurassic

  • Transgenders

    Transgenders’ rights bill to be tabled in next Parl session

    New Delhi: A bill giving rights to transgenders will be tabled during the next session of Parliament, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said today. Stating that a special committee has discussed several matters pertaining to the issue, Gehlot said the legislative department has been requested to draft a bill for Rights of Transgender Persons.

  • Kangana Ranaut

    Kangana to have double role in ‘Katti Batti’?

    Mumbai:  She has won accolades for her double role in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, which has turned out to be a box office bonanza. Now, actress Kangana Ranaut will enter the same territory with her upcoming film “Katti Batti”, according to sources. Kangana will be seen in a double role as Payal and Bijlee in Nikhil Advani’s directorial, which also stars Imran Khan. However, the filmmakers are tight lipped about the project.

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    Police probe begins in Kozhikode airport shooting

    Kozhikode (Kerala): Kerala Police has begun its probe into the shooting of a CISF trooper in a scuffle with an employee of another department at the international airport here.

  • Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper sues French mag for invasion of privacy

    Washington:  In a recently filed lawsuit against the Oops! Magazine, Bradley Cooper has claimed that his relationship with supermodel Irina Shayk is nobody’s business. French legal eagle Vincent Toledano on behalf of the 40-year-old actor has sued the magazine over its May 28 story that declared the couple’s love out in the open, reported TMZ.com. In the lawsuit, the ‘Serena’ star said that he has never spoken publicly about dating the 29-year-old model so

  • Militant Killed,

    High alert sounded across northeast

    New Delhi: A high security alert has been sounded across northeast after reports that NSCN-K militants have entered India for revenge attacks following Army’s strike in insurgent camps. The move came after a high-level meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval, Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Philip Campos among others where intelligence inputs were shared.