Free Press Journal
  • Shreya Ghoshal

    Shreya Ghosal, Amjad Ali Khan to perform at Bengali conference

    Washington: Popular playback singer Shreya Ghosal and sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan would perform at the annual convention of Bengalis in North America to be held in Houston next week, organizers announced

  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti

    Bringing back Dawood is a matter of doing, not talking: Sadhvi Jyoti

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti today said the issue of bringing back underworld don Dawood Ibrahim to India was a “matter of doing and not talking.” To a query by reporters here that the Centre wants to bring back Dawood to India, but his aide Chhota Shakeel has reportedly said the government cannot nab him, Jyoti said much more has been spoken on the issue.

  • Whatsapp

    Youth held for circulating objectionable message on Whatsapp

    Sambhal (UP): A youth has been arrested for allegedly circulating a message hurting religious sentiments on mobile application Whatsapp, police said. Vinit Kumar, in mid 20s, was arrested yesterday on complaint of Faizan Shah, who alleged that Kumar circulated a message which hurt religious sentiments and was objectionable in nature, Sambhal police station Incharge Anil Mishra said. The youth has been sent to jail, he added.

  • Warner’s explanation for punching me ridiculous: Root

    London: England batsman Joe Root added fuel to the Ashes fire on Sunday when he branded Australian hard-hitting batsman David Warner “ridiculous” over his explanation for hitting him in a Birmingham bar in 2013.

  • Rio 2016 Olympic

    Selectors quit as Pakistan fail to make it to Rio

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s men’s hockey team chief selector Islahuddin Siddiqui and other selectors have resigned from their posts after the team failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, officials said.

  • Pro Kabaddi

    Bengaluru Bulls owner plans kabaddi academy

    Bengaluru: Pro-kabaddi team Bengaluru Bulls Owner Uday Sihn Wala today said he plans to set up a kabaddi academy in the city and is already in talks with Karnataka government.

  • Diabetes drug may help fight obesity

    New York: A drug to treat diabetes can help obese people who don’t have the disease lose weight and keep it off, a new study has found. Researchers found that 63 per cent of study participants given the drug liraglutide for 56 weeks lost at least 5 per cent of their body weight whereas just 27 per cent of the placebo group lost that much.

  • M L Jaisimha

    Laxman recalls M L Jaisimha ahead of death anniversary

    New Delhi: Remembering the late M L Jaisimha, one of the most stylish batsmen to play for the country before he succumbed to cancer in 1999, former India cricketer VVS Laxman today said it was the ex-Hyderabad captain’s advice which paved the way for his success in the national team.

  • Champagne vineyards granted World Heritage status by UNESCO

    Berlin: France’s Champagne vineyards where the world’s famous sparkling wine is produced is now among UNESCO ‘World Heritage’ sites, joining the likes of Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. The property – made up of three distinct ensembles – “encompasses sites where the method of producing sparkling wines was developed on the principle of secondary fermentation in the bottle since the early 17th century to its early industrialisation in the 19th

  • Violence and terrorism cannot solve any problem: Lokesh Muni

    Washington: Emphasising that war, violence and terrorism cannot solve any problem, a prominent Jain leader has said that dialogue based on non-violence and unity in diversity can solve all conflicts. “Violence gives rise to counter violence. Dialogue based on Bhagwan Mahavir philosophy of non-violence and Unity in Diversity can solve all conflicts,” Acharya Lokesh Muni said in his address to the convention of Jains Association of North America (JAINA) in Atlanta yesterday.

  • A family divided: Emotions run high ahead of Greek vote

    Athens: Dimitris is voting “yes” because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting “no” because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around. His son, Nikolas, is on his side and he thinks polarized Greece may be on the verge of a civil war while his wife Dimitra distrusts both the Yes and the No campaigns and doesn’t plan to

  • depression

    Depression shrinks people’s brain

    Washington: Chronic and repeated episodes of depression can shrink the hippocampus, an area of the brain responsible for memory and emotion, an international study has revealed.

  • dog lovers

    UK risks losing its standing as a nation of dog lovers:experts

    London: Britain risks losing its reputation as a nation of dog lovers due to fickle owners, poor training and an appalling new trend in dumping puppies, charities say. TV vet, author and animal welfare campaigner Marc Abraham said impulse buying of dogs, fuelled by unscrupulous internet dealers and bad practices in puppy farming, is leading to a rapid rise in cruelty cases while a legislation enacted in 1951 to protect animals is “a

  • Tropical Storm Linfa brings floods to northern Philippines

    Manila: Floods inundated towns in the northern Philippines as Tropical Storm Linfa struck the northern edge of the archipelago, where relief agencies were braced for disaster today. The region’s civil defence chief Chito Castro said that at least 11 coastal towns had been affected by floodwaters and swelling rivers as Linfa passed over the area.

  • Arun Jaitley

    8-10% growth, anti-poverty measures needed: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Pitching for passage of land acquisition and GST bills in Parliament, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said policy reforms and 8-10 per cent economic growth are a must to eliminate poverty. With Congress and other opposition parties threatening to disrupt the upcoming monsoon session, Jaitley said the message from the Socio Economic and Caste Census is clear that “growth and economic reforms help the poor as do targeted schemes”.

  • GST

    GST will end cobweb of various taxes: Jaitley to traders

    Mumbai: Allaying apprehensions of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) over “complexities” of GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the proposed taxation system will end the cobweb of various taxes and “miseries” being faced by the trading community.