Free Press Journal
  • Newspapers

    Newspapers can help predict your future weight

    Washington: Want to predict how obese a country’s population will be in 3 years? Just check out what people are reading about food in newspapers! After analysing 50 years of all the food words mentioned in major newspapers like the New York Times and London Times, a new study shows that the food words trending today in 2015 will predict a country’s obesity level in three years. “The more sweet snacks are mentioned and the

  • Sensex down

    Sensex provisionally closes more than 230 points down

    Mumbai: Major first-quarter results and the start of the monsoon session of parliament subdued the Indian equity markets, with a barometer index provisionally closing more than 230 points down on Tuesday.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish is founder of ‘jungle raj-II’ in Bihar: R.K. Singh

    New Delhi: BJP MP from Arrah, R.K. Singh, on Tuesday hit back at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over his ‘Bharatiya Jumla Party’ remark and said that he has brought ‘jungle raj-II’ in the state by joining hands with RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

  • Facebook may help you avoid risky dieting behaviours

    Washington: College-aged girls with strong emotional connection to Facebook may be less likely to struggle with risky dieting behaviours compared to their peers, according to a new study. College going girls who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of friends on the social networking site are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviours, researchers said.

  • Rafale Combat plane

    India to get Rafale planes on IAF-approved configuration: Govt

    New Delhi: The 36 Rafale combat planes and associated systems and weapons would be delivered in the same configuration as had been tested and approved by Indian Air Force, and with a longer maintenance responsibility by France, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said today.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Never had meeting of hearts with Lalu: Ram Vilas Paswan

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who snapped his five-year-old ties with RJD chief Lalu Prasad during Lok Sabha polls last year and aligned with BJP, says the two never had a meeting of hearts even when they were together.

  • Luis Suarez

    Barcelona striker Luis Suarez wants it all

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is setting his sights on more silverware after helping the Catalan football giants to the treble last season. Although the Uruguayan was unable to play until October as the result of a FIFA ban, he was vital to the cause, scoring goals, producing assists and quickly striking up an understanding with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi and Brazil ace marksman Neymar in the Barcelona attack, Xinhua reported

  • Charles Manyuchi

    Zambian boxer Manyuchi retains WBC title

    Lusaka: Zambian boxer Charles Manyuchi has retained his World Boxing Council (WBC) international welterweight title after knocking out his Italian challenger Gianluca Frezza in the sixth round. The Zimbabwean-born boxer retained his belt after knocking out Frezza in the sixth round during the bout in Venice on Saturday night, Xinhua reported on Monday.  The 25-year-old pugilist, who fights under Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions, said he was excited that he managed to defend the

  • Farooq Abdullah

    Farooq Abdullah accuses BJP-PDP govt of dividing people

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today accused the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led PDP-BJP government of having misplaced priorities and “dividing people” instead of worrying about their welfare. “I am very sorry that the present government instead of worrying about people and situation are further dividing people…,” Abdullah told reporters at Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) headquarters here.

  • Shazia Ilmi

    Shazia Ilmi asks ‘brilliant’ Kejriwal to try his career in acting

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shazia Ilmi on Tuesday alleged that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has tried many careers, must finally settle as an actor because he is brilliant with his emotions and drama.

  • Eden Gardens

    Eden Gardens to host 2016 World T20 final

    New Delhi: The iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata will host the final of the 2016 World Twenty20 cricket tournament that will be held in India from March 11 to April 3. Bengaluru, Chennai, Dharamsala, Mohali, Mumbai, Nagpur and New Delhi will be the other venues along with Kolkata, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Tuesday. The venues will host both the men’s and women’s tournaments which will be

  • Ujjwal Nikam

    Yakub Memon’s sentence will deter other likeminded criminals: Nikam

    Pune: With the Supreme Court dismissing the curative petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Tuesday said this historic decision by the apex court will deter other likeminded criminals.

  • Assembly passes bill on civic body again after a no by Council

    Bengaluru: Amid stiff opposition from both BJP and JD(S), Karnataka Legislative Assembly today passed a bill to trifurcate Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, the city civic body, with a voice vote after it was defeated in the opposition-dominated Legislative Council. Members of the BJP and JDS entered the well of the House and later staged a walkout calling government’s action “dictatorial”. The bill was yesterday defeated in the Council.

  • India ‘A’-Australia ‘A’ square off in 1st unofficial Test tomorrow

    Chennai : With an aim to create a solid bench strength, Rahul Dravid-coached India ‘A’ would take on Australia ‘A’ in the first unofficial cricket Test of the two-match series, starting here tomorrow. Come tomorrow, India ‘A’ under its new coach Dravid would embark on a new mission to create a wider pool of cricketers for the country.

  • Govt should adopt income criterion: BJP

    Puducherry: BJP today asked the Puducherry government to restrict educational assistance extended to students joining professional courses under government quota to those belonging to poor families. BJP Puducherry unit general secretary V.Saminathan said in a release here that the government was incurring hefty expenditure by sanctioning the assistance to all students without taking into consideration the income of the parents.

  • Roger Federer

    Roger Federer launches 81st pre-school in Malawi

    Johannesburg: Tennis ace Roger Federer has launched a childcare centre in impoverished southern African nation, Malawi, funded by his charity foundation, saying that he was determined to help the children of one of the poorest countries in the world. Federer’s charity foundation had been working in Malawi since 2011 and has already opened 80 pre-schools across the country. On his first visit to the African nation, the world number two said that the new

  • Suicide

    Kota witnesses 61 pc rise in suicide cases in 2014: report

    Kota: Failure in clearing competitive examinations and in love affairs, and family problems were the main reasons of behind suicides committed by the students in this education hub, which has witnessed a 61 per cent rise in such cases. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) report, in 2014, Kota has witnessed rise in suicide cases by 61.3 per cent, which include mostly students.

  • Lalit Modi

    Opp running away from debate as Lalitgate rocks RS

    New Delhi: A combative government today accused opposition parties of running away from a debate as they created uproar in Rajya Sabha over Lalit Modi controversy ignoring its offer of a discussion and a statement by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her help to the former IPL chief.

  • Rajyavardhan-Singh-Rathore

    DD News DG reports to Prasar for all operational purposes

    New Delhi: The government today said that the Director General of Doordarshan News reports to Prasar Bharati for all operational purposes. Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said this in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

  • Rao Inderjit Singh

    No OROP for paramilitary forces

    New Delhi: Government today said it is not formulating any policy for implementing ‘One Rank One Pension Scheme’ for paramilitary forces. The principle of OROP for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the government, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.