Free Press Journal
  • RAjinikant

    MS Viswanathan was like Hanuman: Rajinikanth

    Chennai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth has praised legendary South Indian music composer M S Viswanathan and said as a person “he helped people like Hanuman and led a simple life like a squirrel”. “MSV helped so many people in his life like Hanmuman who helped Lord Ram in his pursuits. He did great help like Hanuman. However, he lived a simple life just like a squirrel,” he said giving references from epic Ramayana.

  • Increasing coffee intake bad for your brain

    London: While drinking your daily cup of coffee can help you stay sharp, modifying your habit by increasing coffee consumption over time may increase risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), early symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and dementia, says new research.

  • Coal Scam

    Coalscam: Two public servants to face prosecution under PC Act

    New Delhi: Two senior government servants, who were summoned as accused along with others in a coal scam case, will now face prosecution for alleged offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, a special court has said. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar took cognisance of the alleged offence under section 13(1)(d) of the Prevention of Corruption Act against accused K S Kropha, then Joint Secretary of Ministry of Coal (MoC), and K C

  • Bahrain, deadly bombing

    Bahrain makes multiple arrests in wake of deadly bombing

    Dubai: Bahraini authorities have arrested several suspects in the wake of a deadly bombing targeting police in the strategically important island kingdom. The official Bahrain News Agency quoted the public security chief, Maj. Gen. Tariq al-Hassan, announcing the arrests Wednesday. He did not provide further details.

  • Sensex up

    Sensex breaks 4-day losing streak; jumps 104 pts

    Mumbai: The market benchmark Sensex today recovered from over one-month lows by rising 104.20 points to 27,563.43 as investors preferred to create positions in IT, capital goods and auto stocks ahead of F&O expiry tomorrow. BSE Sensex managed to end four-day losing streak, in which it had lost close of 1,050 points, as market found immediate support in the continuing fall in crude prices.

  • WB to reach out to 75 lakh kids to control monsoon diarrhea

    Kolkata: Promoting the use of ORS and zinc tablets to tackle diarrhea during the monsoons, the West Bengal government is trying to reach around 70-75 lakh children during the ongoing diarrhea control fortnight. Kicked off from Budge Budge near Kolkata this week, the programme focuses on creating awareness on diarrhea control by promoting the use of ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) and zinc tablets.

  • Deals platform Little raises USD 50 mn from Paytm, others

    Mumbai: Founders of online clothing and accessories shopping platform Zovi, Manish Chopra and Satish Mani today said they have raised USD 50 million (about Rs 315 crore) in funding led by Paytm and will launch a mobile-only online to offline (O2O) marketplace for deals called Little.

  • Onion

    Onion prices remain high in Nashik

    Nashik (Maha): Prices of pink onions remained high at the Agriculture Market Produce Committees (APMC), due to shortage following untimely rains and hailstorms in the district. Nanasaheb Patil, Chairperson of Lasalgaon APMC said that the supply of onions has been affected due to the untimely rains and hailstorms, resulting in damage of the crop.

  • Mullah Omar

    Mullah Omar dead, says Afghanistan; Taliban denies

    Kabul: Reclusive, one-eyed Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead, an Afghan official said. The Taliban promptly denied it. An Afghan official on the condition of anonymity confirmed to Xinhua on Wednesday about Mullah Omar’s death. However, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid rejected the report as baseless, saying Mullah is “alive”.

  • Yakub Memon

    Maharashtra Governor rejects Yakub Memon’s mercy plea

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today rejected the mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, dashing the last hope he might have had of escaping the gallows.

  • Maharashtra mulls law enabling asset seizure of corrupt govt officials

    Mumbai: Taking cue from other states, the Maharashtra government has decided to enact a law that will empower it to seize properties of those government officials who have been accused of corruption and against whom cases are pending in courts. During the Question Hour, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the draft of the law has been prepared and sent to the Home Department for consideration and it will be tabled in the winter

  • Sparing some land for urbanisation not harmful: WB official

    New York: Most of India’s urbanisation needs can be met if 4-5 per cent of its agricultural land is spared but the “passion” about losing land to industrialisation is making it difficult to pass the controversial Land Acquisition Bill in India, a senior World Bank official has said.

  • Govt should revisit gold moletisation scheme: Parliament

    New Delhi: Expressing reservations over the Centre’s proposed gold monetisation scheme, chief of Parliamentary panel on finance Veerappa Moily today said the government should revisit it as it is unlikely to take off with the existing conditions.

  • Car Bombing, Afghanistan

    Car bombing kills 2 civilians in northern Afghanistan

    Kabul:  A police official says a car bombing in northern Afghanistan has killed two civilians and wounded 11. Sayed Sarwar Hussaini, a spokesman for the police chief in Kunduz province, says the blast today occurred when a local police vehicle was passing by. Hussaini says no police officers were wounded in the attack, which took place near the hospital in the city of Kunduz.  No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack,

  • Gurdaspur attack: Khurshid asks govt to act stern; slams Pak

    New Delhi: Former external affairs minister and Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Wednesday lashed out at Pakistan in wake of the recent terror arrack in Punjab’s border district of Gurdaspur and asked the government to come up with an impactful solution to ensure that such untoward incidents do not take place in the future.

  • New Zealand identifies nine Indian-origin witch doctors

    Wellington: The Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has identified nine Indian-origin “witch doctors” on the run after it came to light that they had duped vulnerable people, a media report said on Wednesday. Of the nine, five have already left the country, news channel 3News reported. “The individuals have been asked to respond to INZ’s concerns before a decision is taken on what action to take,” INZ assistant general manager Peter Devoy was

  • Mamta Banerjee

    Cyclone in Bengal: Mamata forced to cut short London visit

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is cutting short her London visit in view of the cyclonic storm which lashed parts of three districts in the state since last night. “I am taking the night flight back from London because of impending cyclone,” Banerjee tweeted.

  • Indian guilty of double murder to represent himself in court

    Washington: A 29-year-old Indian software engineer, facing death penalty for a double murder, has told a US court that he would represent himself during an appeal to the State Supreme Court in Pennsylvania. Raghunandan Yandamuri has been found guilty of double murder of 61-year-old Satyavathi Venna and her 10-month-old grand-daughter Saanvi Venna at their apartment in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania in October 2012.

  • Smartphone

    Smartphones new sleeping partners in India: Survey

    New York:  More and more Indians are now hooked to smartphones and some are even sleeping with the devices in their hands, a survey has revealed, adding that some would rather give up sex for a weekend than part from their new “sleeping partner”.