Free Press Journal
  • Abhishek Bachchan

    My daughter is off limits: Abhishek on Twitter abuse

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who was recently trolled on Twitter by a user, says that being a public figure he is open to “bouquets and brickbats” but daughter Aaradhya is off limits. Recently, a Twitter user commented that Abhishek’s daughter Aaradhya would not like his movies like “Drona” and “Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” when she grows up.

  • Bayern Munich

    Costa not signed to replace Ribery: Bayern Munich

    Munich: German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich’s sporting director Matthias Sammer on Thursday said the suggestion of replacing winger Franck Ribery with Brazilian midfielder Douglas Costa is “disrespectful” to the former.  Costa completed a $33.2 million move to Bayern on Wednesday on a five-year deal. But Sammer has dismissed the notion that the 24-year-old has been roped in to replace the former France international who has been battling a long-term injury problem.  “In

  • Sensex down

    Sensex provisionally closes 75 points down

    Mumbai: A day after it gained 240 points on the back of positive macro economic data, a barometer index of the Indian equity markets provisionally closed in the red on Thursday.

  • Jayalalitha 1

    Jayalalithaa condemns Stalin for ‘slapping’ metro passenger

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday condemned DMK treasurer M.K. Stalin for “slapping” a co-passenger in a metro train. Jayalalithaa said in a statement that Stalin travelled in the train on Wednesday only to score political points and gain publicity.

  • Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 pills won’t improve memory in elderly: Study

    London: Vitamin B12 supplements offer no benefits for neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate vitamin B12 deficiency, says a new study.  Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to significant problems in the nervous system including muscle weakness, problems with walking, tiredness, and pins and needles, as well as depression and problems with memory. Vitamin B12 is found in everyday foods such as fish, meat, poultry and dairy products.  “Our study

  • al-qaeda

    2 top al-Qaeda-affiliate’s leaders nabbed in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent’s Bangladesh chief and his top advisor were among 12 militants belonging to the group arrested by police which also seized a huge cache of explosives, foiling a major attack planned for the end of Ramzan, officials said today.

  • Landmark 200-year-old sweet shop in Old Delhi downs shutters

    New Delhi: Ghantewala, an over 200-year-old sweet shop in Old Delhi’s bustling Chandni Chowk market has finally downed its shutters, evoking shock and a sense of loss among food connosseirs, sweet lovers and other visitors. In the bylanes of the bazaar, it was routine to see hungry customers dodging rickshaws and fellow passersbys to make a beeline to the shop, famed for its mouthwatering ‘Sohan halwa’ and ‘Karachi halwa’, which “tasted like pure

  • Asif Ali Zardari

    Asif Ali Zardari’s cousin gets interim pre-arrest bail in ambulance misuse case

    Karachi : A Pakistani High Court has reportedly granted interim pre-arrest bail worth one million Pakistani rupees to a cousin of former president Asif Ali Zardari in an ambulance misuse case. A division bench of the Sindh High Court, comprising Justice Abdul Rasool Memon and Justice Syed Saeeduddin Nasir, asked the special prosecutor of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and the Deputy Attorney General (DAG) to present evidence against the petitioner, Ali Hassan

  • D Srinivasan

    D Srinivasan quits Congress, to join TRS

    Hyderabad: In a setback to Congress in Telangana, senior leader D Srinivas today quit the party and declared to join the ruling TRS. Srinivas, who has served as president of the state Congress unit and minister in the erstwhile Andhra Pradesh, said he has decided to join the TRS to work for realising the goal of a ‘golden Telangana’.

  • Tunisia, hotel probe

    Tunisia: 12 people detained in hotel attack probe

    Tunis: About 12 people have been detained in the investigation into a massacre at a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists, a Tunisian official said. Tunisia’s Radio Mosaique today reported that Lazhar Akremi, a senior official with the ruling Nida Tounes party, made the announcement at a party meeting. The report did not elaborate on when or where the arrests occurred. The Tunisian government is holding a news conference in the capital Tunis about

  • Tarun Gogoi

    ‘Digital India Week’ not a new concept: Tarun Gogoi

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme ‘Digital India Week’, was not a new concept and that former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi had started it. “PM Modi’s ‘Digital India’ is not a new concept. Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi started it long time back,” Gogoi tweeted.

  • Menstrual cycle, athletes

    Menstrual cycle abnormalities worsens bone health in athletes

    New York: Women sports persons with menstrual cycle abnormalities may be at at greater risk of bone stress injuries and fractures, says a new study. The researchers found that women with symptoms known as the “female athlete triad”, a spectrum of symptoms that include low energy availability, menstrual cycle abnormalities, and low bone mineral density, are at an increased risk of bone loss. “Any combination of these conditions can lead to premature bone loss

  • Flight row: J&K Dy CM targets AI pilot

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, who is caught in a row over alleged deboarding of a family to accommodate him on an Air India plane, today said some people were disallowed on the aircraft perhaps because of delay.

  • Army

    Army joins rescue operations in north Bengal

    Kolkata: The Army has joined rescue and relief operations in north Bengal where landslides have killed at least 38 people and rains have inundated several areas. An Army official said two task forces have been deployed in north Bengal since Wednesday evening comprising four teams each.

  • quake

    Moderate quake in Kashmir Valley, no damage reported

    Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale today struck Kashmir Valley, but there were no reports of any damage due to the tremor. “A moderate intensity earthquake was recorded at 12.48 pm today,” a spokesman of the MeT department here said.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish sounds poll bugle with ‘Har Ghar Dastak’

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today began JD(U) campaign for upcoming Assembly elections through a programme called “Har Ghar Dastak” to seek feedback about the work done by the state government in the past. As part of the programme, the Chief Minister knocked doors of 10 households in Pachim Darwaza, represented by BJP leader Nand Kishore Yadav, in Patna city area falling under Patna Sahib Assembly seat.

  • Ferry, Philipines

    33 dead after ferry overturns in Philippines

    Dhaka: At least 33 people have died after a ferry with 173 people overturned in central Philippines in rough waters. According to the Daily Star, the coast guard office in Manila said that the Kim Nirvana was heading from the central city of Ormoc to the island of Camotes when it overturned. Loosely-regulated and poorly maintained ferries are the backbone of maritime travel in the sprawling archipelago. These accidents have been frequent in the country and

  • Syrian forces kill 15 rebels in provincial showdown

    Damascus: Government forces gunned down 15 rebels in Syria’s southern province of Daraa in an ongoing military operation in the key province near Jordan, state-run news agency SANA said on Thursday.  A military unit carried out a “qualitative” operation in the town of Saida in the countryside of Daraa, killing 15 rebels and destroying a factory for manufacturing improvised explosive devices, said SANA. At least 50 vehicles fitted with machine guns were also