Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul Gandhi takes tea break in separatists’ bastion

    Srinagar: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today made a surprise visit to Maisuma locality, the hub of separatist protests in the city, near the city centre of Lal Chowk for a tea and snacks break at a local vendor. “Just after leaving the Congress party office (at M A Road here) for airport, Rahul ji expressed a desire to visit Lal Chowk, so the cavalcade made a u-turn at Jehangir Chowk and halted at

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    Hardik Patel is Gujarat hero: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The mass appeal of Hardik Patel in Gujarat “does not augur well for the BJP”, the Shiv Sena said on Friday, calling him “a hero” who had punctured claims that Gujarat was a peaceful state. “Until now, (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi was considered the only political ‘neta’ who could pull crowds,” a hard-hitting editorial in the party’s mouthpiece “Saamana” said.

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    Teens with Goth subculture more prone to depression

    London: Young people who identify with the Goth subculture could be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, new research claims. Goth is a contemporary subculture that began in England during the early 1980s. Its imagery and cultural proclivities indicate influences from the 19th century Gothic literature along with horror films.

  • Nearest galaxy powered by two black holes: Astronomers

    Washington: Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble telescope have found that the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar is powered by two central black holes furiously whirling about each other.

  • Alzheimers

    Fat build-up in brain may trigger Alzheimer’s disease

    Toronto: Abnormal build-up of fat in the brain may cause and accelerate the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, new research has found. Canadian researchers have discovered accumulations of fat droplets in the brain of patients who died from the disease and have also identified the nature of the fat.

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    High-protein diet lowers blood pressure too

    London: Eating high-levels of certain proteins found in meat and plant-based foods can lower blood pressure and arterial stiffness leading to better heart health, a study has found. Eating foods rich in amino acids – building blocks of proteins – could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or physical exercise – researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) found.

  • Antibiotics

    Researchers turn to seaweeds to develop new antibiotics

    London: British researchers are trying to use the antimicrobial properties of seaweeds from the country’s coastline to develop a new generation of antibiotics in a bid to fight the growing threat of resistant superbugs, according to a report released on Thursday by the University of Exeter.

  • Facebook user

    Facebook sets milestone, reaches 1 billion users in one day

    Houston: Setting a new milestone in social media connectivity, one billion people from around the world flocked to Facebook in a single day, the highest ever. “We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook yesterday. The California-based social networking giant boasted of the new benchmark which was set on Monday.

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    Four persons sentenced to life in murder case

    Moga (Punjab): Four persons have been sentenced for life by a court here for killing a youth in 2009. Additional Sessions Judge Gurjant Singh also imposed a fine of Rs 20,000 each on the convicts. However, the court yesterday acquitted three other persons in the case for want of evidence. Those convicted by the court for life term are Gurpreet Singh, Parminder Singh, Surinder Singh and Sandeep Singh.

  • Bribe

    Peon held for taking Rs 1 lakh bribe

    Panaji: A peon working with Goa transport department was today arrested for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh here, police said. Following a complaint, sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) laid a trap at his office and apprehended Dattaram Gaude, a senior ACB official said. The accused was working in department’s head office here where senior officials are functioning, he said.

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    Nicki Minaj’s comments about VMA not polite: Miley Cyrus

    Los Angeles: Pop star Miley Cyrus, who will host the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards, said rapper Nicki Minaj’s comments about the show’s nomination process were not polite. The 22-year-old “Wrecking Ball” hitmaker said Minaj’s comments drifted from what she might have wanted to say and ended up being “pop star against pop star war”, reported Entertainment Weekly. “What I read sounded very Nicki Minaj, which, if you know Nicki Minaj is not too kind. It’s

  • Simon Cowell

    Hopeful Simon Cowell claims 1D hiatus is a healthy thing

    Washington DC : One Direction’s hiatus might have been a bad news for the boy band’s fans, but television producer Simon Cowell has insisted that the break is a good thing. Claiming that he already knew that this break was coming, the 55-year-old Cowell said that he wishes that the group stays together, but he will not force them, as he has always given them freedom to make their own decisions, reports TMZ.com. Cowell,

  • Chet Haze

    Tom Hanks’ rapper son Chet Haze goes missing?

    Los Angeles: Superstar Tom Hanks’ rapper son Chet Haze has reportedly gone missing just nine months after a stint in rehab for cocaine addiction. Chet, 24, has been missing in action for roughly a month and those close to him are terrified, reported Radar Online. The last known trace of Chet was on Instagram on July 23, when he posted, “I’m not gonna be on Instagram for a while…” “A month went by without a

  • Michelle Pfeiffer

    Michelle Pfeiffer to star on ‘Wizard of Lies’

    Los Angeles: “Batman Returns” actress Michelle Pfeiffer has been signed to star on HBO’s television movie “Wizard of Lies” about financier Bernie Madoff.

  • 3 arrested in connection with deaths of 71 migrants in truck

    Vienna: Police arrested three people in Hungary overnight in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants found in a refrigerated truck abandoned on Austria’s main highway, a police official said today.

  • Ridley Scott

    Ridley Scott confirms working on ‘Prometheus 2’

    Los Angeles: Director Ridley Scott has confirmed that the sequel to 2012’s “Prometheus” is his next project, saying that he has already started to look for locations. Scott was with Matt Damon in an interview and opened up about the challenge they had in working on upcoming movie “The Martian”. According to Damon, the typically fast-working Scott could tackle it well. Scott was quick to agree and said, “I was already on to my next

  • Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus bakes vegan cake for father’s birthday

    Los Angeles: Pop star Miley Cyrus especially baked a vegan cake for her father Billy Ray Cyrus, who turned 54. The “Achy Breaky Heart” crooner celebrated his birthday with his daughter and the rest of his famous family, reported E!Online. Miley, 22, shared a few Instagram pics from the intimate at-home party. “Dadaz birffffday brought a bunch of freaxxx togethhhha!!!!!” the “We Can’t Stop” singer captioned one sweet snapshot of her, Billy Ray, mother Tish

  • JoAnna Garcia

    JoAnna Garcia Swisher to guest-star on ‘Grandfathered’

    Los Angeles: “Reba” actress JoAnna Garcia Swisher will guest-star on Fox’s new comedy show “Grandfathered”. “Grandfathered” stars John Stamos as Jimmy, a bachelor whose life is upended when he discovers he’s not only a father, but also a grandfather, and basically has no discernible skills to handle that, reported Entertainment Weekly.

  • Mary Lynn Rajskub

    ’24’ star Mary Lynn Rajskub to guest on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

    Los Angeles: Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub will appear on season three of the action-comedy television series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. The 44-year-old actress, best known for portraying Chloe O’Brian on the action thriller series “24”, will guest star in at least one episode as a successful art gallery owner named Genevieve, reported Entertainment Weekly.