Free Press Journal
  • Pro Kabaddi League

    It’s Difficult to keep a sport 100% clean: Charu Sharma  

    It’s been a couple of days since the Justice RM Lodha panel delivered its verdict banning two Indian Premier League teams on charges of misconduct and corruption, but the Managing Director of the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League 2015, Charu Sharma, believes it’s difficult to keep a sport clean.

  • Sona Mohapatra 

    Live audience fuels me like nothing else: Sona Mohapatra 

    New Delhi: Singer Sona Mohapatra, famous for tracks like “Ambarsariya” and “Bedardi raja”, says she loves to perform on stage and there is nothing else that fuels her like a live audience.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    SRK’s Eid offering to fans – ‘Raees’ first look 

    Mumbai: While superstar Salman Khan is treating his fans with “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” for Eid, Shah Rukh Khan’s gift to his fandom is the first look of his movie “Raees”. Eid falls on Saturday this year.

  • Wine microbes can help make better chocolate

    New York: For decades, scientists have sought to improve cocoa fermentation by controlling the microbes involved. New research has finally found that the same species of yeast used in the production of beer, bread, and wine works particularly well in chocolate fermentation.

  • Human Brain

    Mind-controlled car developed by scientists

    Beijing: No need to hold the steering wheel or step on the gas, Chinese scientists have now created a car that you can control with nothing more than brainpower.

  • Transgenders

    Transgenders seek national welfare board

    New Delhi: Organisations of transgender and sexual and gender minorities from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu on Thursday urged Lok Sabha members to ensure the passage of the transgender bill and to set up a national welfare board for the community.

  • Tibetan political prisoner cremated against family wish

    Dharamsala: With the European Union condoling the death of Tibetan political prisoner Tulku Tenzin Delek Rinpoche in a Chinese prison, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said he was cremated on Thursday against the wishes of his family.

  • hospitals

    Punjab hospitals to maintain patients’ feedback

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government has proposed a ‘Patient Feedback Form’ in all government hospitals to enable patients to give feedback on the treatment received and their satisfaction level, a senior officer said on Thursday.

  • India clubs all types of foreign capital to set equity limits

    New Delhi: In a reformist move to attract more foreign investment and simplify the norms, India on Thursday clubbed the categories under which capital flows into domestic companies from abroad, to determine the compliance towards overseas equity cap imposed in some sectors.

  • low cost canteen

    Delhi comes up with ‘Amma’ modelled canteen for Aam Aadmi

    New Delhi: In line with Tamil Nadu’s Amma canteens, the Delhi government is going to set up highly subsidised ‘Aam Aadmi canteens’, first of which will come up in two months to serve nutritious food in the Rs 5-10 range, aimed especially at the working class population.

  • AAP asks legislators to inform party about complaints

    New Delhi: the AAP has asked its legislators to inform the party of any pending FIR and complaints against them in the wake of the arrest of two MLAs for allegedly forging documents, party sources said the MLAs have already declared pending complaints/ FIRs against them in the affidavits before the election and even before the committee that scanned their candidature. However, they want to be doubly sure as such incidents affects party’s

  • Hostage situation

    Armed man holding one person hostage in Australian city of Bunbury

    Sydney: A man believed to be armed with explosives has taken at least one person hostage in Bunbury, Australia. According to ABC News, ambulance, police and firefighters have reached the location near the corner of Koombane Drive, the main thoroughfare into the town, and Blair Street.

  • Kunal Ghosh, Saradha Scam

    Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh’s one-day parole plea rejected

    Kolkata: A city court today rejected suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh’s plea for a one-day parole to enable him to be present in the Rajya Sabha on July 21. Metropolitan Magistrate 21st Court Judge Arvind Mishra rejected the plea, stating that under the provision of West Bengal Correctional Service Act, 1992 Section 62 (sub clause 5), the court has no authority to grant parole to a prisoner during his confinement in a

  • Ajit Doval

    Pakistan ceasefire: Response to be forceful, says Ajit Doval

    New Delhi: Amid heightened tension along their border resulting in casualties on both sides, India today warned Pakistan of “effective and forceful” response to unprovoked firing and cross-border terrorism. India’s blunt message followed a series of ceasefire violations along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan which resorted to mortar shelling of Indian areas over the past two days. India responded in kind and both sides said they had suffered casualties.

  • Pushkaram Stampede

    Pushkaram Fest: Government ensures smooth functioning

    Rajahmundry (AP): Two days after the deadly stampede in which 27 pilgrims were killed, the Godavari ‘Pushkaram’ witnessed huge rush of devotees today on the occasion of ‘Amavasya’ even as officials said the 12-day religious event was going on without any hitch.

  • Pro Kabaddi

    Increased number of players in season 2 of Pro Kabaddi League

    Mumbai: Squad strength of the eight franchise outfits for season two of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, starting here on July 18, has been increased significantly, it was announced at the trophy launch today. “The squad strength of the teams has been bolstered from 14 during the inaugural edition last year to 25 for the second season. More Iranian players will be seen in action,” said Nitin Kukreja, head of Star Sports here.

  • Salman Khan

    No one is forcing me to get married: Salman

    Mumbai,: Salman Khan, who is always questioned about his reluctance to get married, says he is in no hurry to settle down as “no one in his family” is forcing him to get married.

  • 6 must try dishes of Chettinad cuisine

    India is a vast country, with a wide variety of cuisines from different states and regions within the states. I would like to introduce you to the Chettinad cuisine which hails from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, though the food from this state is predominantly vegetarian due the majority of Tamil Brahmins.

  • Internet

    Facebook defends, calls it gateway to net access

    New Delhi: Facebook today defended its initiative as a “gateway” to provide low cost access to the Internet after a government panel on net neutrality opposed it saying that the social networking giant was playing the role of a gatekeeper.

  • Sarbananda Sonowal

    SC orders on IPL have to be strictly followed: Sarbananda Sonowal

    Ahmedabad: Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal today welcomed the decisions of the Supreme Court-appointed committee on the betting activities in IPL and said they would be strictly followed. According to Sonowal, people of India want the sports to be above corruption and controversy. Whatever the court has decided and whatever order has come, has to be strictly followed to bring governance and accountability. We also want to make the