Free Press Journal
  • Gold

    8 Indians arrested at Lanka airport for smuggling gold

    Colombo: Eight Indians were today off loaded from a Chennai-bound flight and arrested by Sri Lankan customs officials at the international airport here for allegedly smuggling 1.2 kg of gold to India by hiding it in their rectums. The eight Indians were nabbed along with a Sri Lankan national while they were on board a flight to Chennai at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA).

  • ISIS

    IS executes 23 Kurds in village near Syria’s Kobane: monitor

    Beirut: Islamic State group fighters executed at least 23 Syrian Kurds, among them women and children, in a village south of the border town of Kobane today, a monitor said. “Islamic State forces shot dead at least 23 people in the Kurdish village of Barkh Butan, including women and children and residents who had taken up arms to fight,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Bobby Jindal

    Jindal’s hidden camera family video of prez bid mocked

    Washington: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s campaign got off to an awkward start after his team put out a hidden camera video in which he and his wife are seen telling their kids about running for presidency but the idea was mocked and panned on social media. In a gesture of good, old-fashioned family values, Jindal and his wife, Supriya, wanted to let their kids know he is running before they told the world.

  • Myanmar parliament rejects bill to curb army constitution veto

    Naypyidaw (Myanmar):  Myanmar’s parliament today dealt a decisive blow to Aung San Suu Kyi’s hopes of amending the junta-era constitution that bars her from the presidency ahead of landmark elections, voting down a bill that would have ended the military’s effective veto on charter change. The vote, held after three days of energetic debate between uniformed soldiers and elected MPs, saw parliament shoot down a draft amendment that would have chipped away at

  • Indira believed she was ‘saviour’ of country: Govindacharya

    New Delhi: Describing the Emergency as the worst phase which the nation witnessed, RSS ideologue K.N. Govindacharya on Thursday said that people close to former prime minister Indira Gandhi had filled her mind with an impression that she was the ‘saviour’ of the country.

  • MSWA to launch agitation against deemed conveyance issues

    Mumbai: Housing society body, Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association (MSWA), has decided to launch a mass agitation on Sunday to highlight the alleged complexities related to granting of ‘deemed conveyance’. MSWA, a registered non-profit governing organisation, has alleged that the concerned officials of the revenue department responsible for granting deemed conveyance to the societies are playing spoilsport and have repeatedly turned a deaf ear to their demands.

  • Mayawati

    Mayawati attacks NDA govt over ‘Lalitgate’

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati today said the NDA government’s assertion that no ministers will resign from the cabinet has exposed the Centre’s arrogant character. “The arrogant attitude of Narendra Modi government that it was not UPA is not only sad but also unfortunate,” Mayawati said in a statement issued here.

  • tweets

    Emotions in Tweets are contagious: Study

    New York: It’s not just a tweet that goes viral on the internet – the inherent emotion also spreads along with a tweet, a new study says. Simply put, positive tweets inspire users who read them to tweet more positively, and negative tweets beget more negative tweets, a new study from Indiana University has found.

  • Zoo body’s centenary run across India on July 1

    Kolkata: The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) is organising a run on July 1 throughout India to kick-start its centenary celebrations, its director said here on Thursday.

  • Alcoholic

    ‘Virtual reality’ may treat alcoholism

    Seoul: A form of ‘virtual-reality’ therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving, a new study suggests. The findings come from a small study of 10 patients but researchers said they are optimistic about the potential for virtual reality as a therapy for alcohol use disorders. “This technology is already popular in the fields of psychology and psychiatry,” said senior researcher Doug Hyun Han of Chung-Ang University Hospital in Seoul.

  • Aha Bhosale

    Asha Bhosle named best Bollywood playback singer

    London: Veteran singer Asha Bhosle has been declared the greatest Bollywood playback artist of all times by the UK based Eastern Eye newspaper. The 81-year-old singer beat off her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar in a first of its kind list that takes into account factors including number of songs, honours, international impact, versatility, fan base and popularity amongst fellow music industry professionals.

  • Mahesh Babu

    Everybody should be proud of ‘Baahubali’: Mahesh Babu

    Hyderabad: Superstar Mahesh Babu on Thursday said every film lover should be proud of S.S. Rajamouli’s epic war drama “Baahubali”, adding that its success is crucial for Telugu filmdom.

  • Lata Mangeshkar with Madan MOhan

    Lata Mangeshkar remembers Madan Mohan on his birth anniversary

    Mumbai: Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar today paid tribute to music composer Madan Mohan on his 91st birth anniversary. The 85-year-old singer took to twitter to remember the music director, who was known for the ghazals he composed for the film industry, mainly using the voice of Mangeshkar, Talat Mahmood and Mohammed Rafi.

  • alia bhatt

    Alia Bhatt off for family vacation to Hyderabad

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt has left for a family vacation after a gap of 15 years. The 22-year-old actress, who injured her shoulder recently, is visiting the grand Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad with her father, mother and sister. “Hyderabad bound!! Family holiday after 15 years at the Falaknuma Palace!!! @MaheshNBhatt @shaheenb @Soni_Razdan injured solider on her way!!,” Alia posted on Twitter.

  • Sensex

    Sensex provisionally closes 198.43 points up 

    Mumbai: On the day derivatives for May expired, a benchmark index of the Indian equities markets provisionally closed with healthy gains during the trade session on Thursday.

  • Ola integrates TaxiForSure hatchbacks on its app

    New Delhi: Taxi service aggregator Ola today said its users in Delhi and Mumbai can now book hatchbacks of TaxiForSure through its app, a move aimed at making more vehicles available to consumers. Customers will be able to book TaxiForSure hatchback cabs with fares starting at Rs 49 through the Ola app by clicking on the TFS icon that will appear as a new category.

  • Lenovo eyeing smartphones manufacturing unit in India

    Kolkata: Chinese electronics major Lenovo is looking at the possibility of setting up a manufacturing unit for smartphones and tablets in India. The company already has a computer manufacturing plant in Puducherry. “We are exploring the opportunity of setting up a manufacturing unit in the country,” Bhaskar Choudhuri, director (marketing) of Lenovo India said.

  • income tax

    Working to make life easy for taxpayers: CBDT

    New Delhi: The CBDT is working to create an atmosphere where a taxpayer’s life becomes so “easy” that they are never compelled to visit an I-T department office and the hassle of paying taxes is “eliminated totally”, its chief has said. Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) Chairperson Anita Kapur says while there can be no alternative to paying taxes on ones’ income, the revenue establishment can at least go the extra mile