Free Press Journal
  • Deepika Padukone

    Depression a major issue, needs to be addressed: Deepika Padukone

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who faced depression in the past, feels it is a major health issue in the country today which needs to be addressed. “The fight against depression is a cause very close to my heart and is one of the largest health issues facing the country today. Having experienced depression in the recent past, I realise how difficult it is to recognise the problem, find information and get the

  • Paulo-Dybala

    Dybala eyes fifth consecutive Italian league title with Juventus

    Turin: Italian club Juventus’ Argentine striker Paulo Dybala has said   he is hopeful “to win our fifth consecutive Italian league title” in Serie A next season, an accomplishment he would consider “a historic feat.” “I want to win our fifth consecutive Scudetto. It would represent a historic feat,” Dybala said in a Twitter conversation with fans of The club on Wednesday, reports Efe. The player, who joined Juventus in June for the next five

  • falguni

    Our stars must endorse Indian designs on red carpets: Falguni-Shane Peacock

    New Delhi: Their creations have been endorsed at international events by globally known names like Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Madonna, but Mumbai-based designer duo Falguni and Shane Peacock feel Indian celebrities aren’t doing enough to promote homeground labels on foreign red carpets. Whether it’s at fashion-related events, film premieres or award shows, several Indian film celebrities tend to choose international brands to flaunt. Only a few choose the works

  • CBI

    Over 1,100 cases under CBI investigation

    New Delhi: Over 1,100 cases are at different stages of investigation by the CBI, the government said today. “As per information made available by CBI, a total number of 1,126 cases are at different stages of investigation as on June 30,” Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

  • Depression

    Refined carbs may up women’s depression risk: study

    New York: Consuming foods rich in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and white rice, may cause mood changes, fatigue and other symptoms of depression in postmenopausal women, a new study has warned.

  • Kunal Kohli

    Kunal Kohli on lookout for ‘good’ release date for ‘Phir Se’

    Mumbai: The release date for Kunal Kohli’s “Phir Se…”, which got embroiled in a plagiarism row, is being worked on, confirms the filmmaker. “#PhirSe release date being worked. Next few months packed, looking for a good date, once locked music will follow accordingly,” Kohli tweeted on Thursday. According to reports, writer Jyoti Kapoor alleged that the film is based on her script, which she once discussed with Kohli. She moved the Bombay

  • Nashik, Kumbh Mela

    MSRTC to issue special ‘parvani’ passes to Kumbh visitors

    Nashik: The Nashik division of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has decided to issue special passes for pilgrims visiting the Kumbh Mela to enable them a hassle-free shuttle from here to Trimbakeshwar and adjoining areas.

  • MasabaforJossbox

    Designer Masaba Gupta stranded in Bali

    Jakarta: Fashion designer Masaba Gupta says she is stuck in Bali due to an ash cloud from a volcanic eruption. “Stranded in Bali thanks to an ash cloud from a volcanic eruption. Still no power in our workshop since two weeks. But hope is magic? Hope so,” Masaba, known for quirky designs, tweeted on Thursday. Mount Raung near Banyuwangi district, which has been back to life since June 29, shot columns of

  • Water quality at Sangam gets affected during Kumbh

    New Delhi: Water quality of Ganga and Yamuna rivers gets affected at Sangam in Allahabad due to mass bathing during Kumbh and other religious activities, apart from discharge of sewage, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said that the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and UP State Pollution Control Board monitor the water quality at identified locations at Sangam in

  • Sensex down

    Sensex provisionally closes 60 points up 

    Mumbai: A day after it gained over 150 points, a benchmark index of the Indian equity markets provisionally closed in the green during the trade session on Thursday.

  • Man, wife get six years jail for setting ablaze niece

    New Delhi: A man and his wife have been sent to jail for six years by a Delhi court for attempting to kill their niece by setting her on fire over some financial dispute. The court awarded the imprisonment to Radhey Shyam and Kamlesh, saying they committed the offence at a public place and the mode and manner of the crime was “detrimental to societal peace”.

  • Beyonce’s USD 312k shoes

    Los Angeles: R&B star Beyonce has shelled out  a stunning USD 312,000 for a pair of diamond-encrusted stilettos for featuring in an upcoming music video. The fancy footwear, designed by Birmingham, England-based company House of Borgezie, sparkles with a dizzying 1,310 diamonds, reported New York Post. “It’s the ultimate; Beyonce’s one of those fantasy customers, “House of Borgezie owner Chris Shellis said. “If you want someone to model your creations, you can’t

  • Supreme Court

    SC reserves order on referring Aadhaar matter to larger bench

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict for Tuesday on Centre’s plea that petitions challenging government’s ambitious project to grant Aadhaar cards to all citizens be referred to a Constitutional bench. A three-judge bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said that it will take a decision on whether the questions raised by the Centre can be referred to a larger bench or not. “Whether the Right to Privacy is a fundamental

  • 3D-printed teddy bear

    3D-printed objects with variable elasticity developed

    New York: Using a new method developed by Disney Research, a 3D-printed teddy bear can have a stiff head, a flexible tummy and bendable arms, even though all of it is made of the same relatively stiff material. By using a printer to alter the small-scale structure of the material, the Disney researchers showed they could vary its elasticity dramatically.

  • Udhampur terror attack

    Udhampur attack an attempt to vitiate J&K atmosphere: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: The terror strike in Udhampur is a part of “persistent attempts by terrorists” from Pakistan to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in Jammu and Kashmir, government told the Lok Sabha today while informing that the two attackers had infiltrated from across the border.

  • Varun Grover

    Loved the simplicity of ‘Tu kisi rail si…’: Varun Grover

    New Delhi: He has penned some of the most beautiful songs in Bollywood movies but Varun Grover did not want to take on the dual challenge of writing the script and the lyrics of “Masaan”. “The songs that I have written for other films have generally been received well. I was under a lot of pressure for this film. I knew that people will judge me if I wrote poor songs,” Varun

  • flight MH370

    Australia confident about solving MH370’s mystery

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today expressed confidence that the “baffling mystery” of flight MH370 will be solved soon after Malaysia confirmed that the debris found on an Indian Ocean island was part the plane that crashed with 239 people, including five Indians.

  • Madan Mitra

    HC rejects Madan Mitra’s bail plea in Saradha scam case

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today rejected bail plea of West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the Saradha chitfund scam. Senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal prayed before a division bench of Justices Nishita Mhatre and Asha Arora that Mitra, 60, be granted bail but his plea was turned down by the court.

  • ‘Insurgent’ star Keiynan Lonsdale joins ‘The Flash’

    Los Angeles: “Insurgent” star Keiynan Lonsdale has been roped in to star on the second season of “The Flash”. The 23-year-old Australian actor will appear as a series regular, playing Wally West, the iconic character from the DC Comics universe who goes on to become the speedster known as Kid Flash, reported Entertainment Weekly. “Just like when we met Grant for the first time, we instantly knew Keiynan embodied all the heart