Free Press Journal
  • 3D liver cell model for faster drug testing

    Washington: Scientists have developed a device containing a series of three-dimensional cells that mimic the activities of liver, which could be used for drug testing and personalised medicines.

  • Chief Lalu Prasad

    Efforts on to make Lalu Prasad attend Rahul rally

    Patna: In what could spell trouble for the grand alliance in Bihar elections, former chief minister Lalu Prasad has refused to share the stage with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi at a rally and efforts were on to make him attend it. Senior Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would, however, attend Rahul’s rally in Bihar’s West Champaran district on September 19.

  • Marijuana

    Podhead? Marijuana may up pre-diabetes risk

    Washington DC : Potheads! You may want to avoid smoking up weed as a study has shown that current and former users of marijuana are more likely to have prediabetes, the state of poor blood sugar control that can progress to type 2 diabetes, than never users of cannabis.

  • Portrayal as God: SC stays criminal proceedings against Dhoni

    New Delhi: In a relief to cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Supreme Court today stayed the criminal proceedings against him on a complaint lodged for allegedly portraying himself as Lord Vishnu on a magazine cover page. A bench comprising justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and R K Agrawal also stayed the operation of the order of Karnataka High Court which had refused to stall the criminal proceedings against him.

  • Somnath Bharti

    Somnath Bharti’s anticipatory bail plea dismissed

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today dismissed anticipatory bail plea of AAP leader and former Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti, who has been booked for domestic violence. Additional Sessions Judge Sanjay Garg refused to grant anticipatory bail to Bharti.

  • 3 bodies with bullet wounds found in Baramulla

    Srinagar: Bodies of three men with bullet wounds and torture marks were today found in a village in Pattan township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir. “Bodies of the three unidentified youths, aged between 20 and 30 years, were recovered from Dangerpora on Nihalpora-Wailoo road,” 30 kms from here, a police official said. The police got the information about the sighting of the bodies in the village and immediately rushed to the scene,

  • At 95, Bihar man goes in for masters degree 

    Patna: He is of an age few people reach and when there are no more goals to be achieved, but 95-year-old Raj Kumar Vaishya is still keen to fulfil his dream of acquiring a post-graduation degree and is working for it with the help of his retired son and daughter-in-law. He has enrolled for a master of arts in economics from the Nalanda Open University (NOU) here.

  • Meat ban

    HC allows sale of meat in Mumbai on Sep 17

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today stayed the controversial ban on sale of meat in Mumbai on September 17, but refused to interfere with the bar on animal slaughter on that day. The High Court, which was hearing a petition filed by Bombay Mutton Dealers Association challenging the ban imposed in the wake of Jain community’s ‘Paryushan’ fasting period, said the stay will be limited to Mumbai jurisdiction area. Though a similar ban

  • Randeep Hooda, Geoffrey Rush

    Randeep Hooda meets Geoffrey Rush at TIFF

    Toronto: Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda had a chance encounter with “The King’s Speech” star Geoffrey Rush at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. Randeep, who is here for the world premiere of his upcoming movie “Beeba Boys”, was elated to meet the “legend”. “With the great Geoffrey Rush.. Gentleman-actor… such child-like enthusiasm towards it all. Legend !! #BeebaBoys #TIFF,” the “Highway” actor posted on twitter. Directed by Deepa Mehta, “Beeba Boys” also stars Gulshan Grover, Sarah

  • K C Tyagi

    BJP tries to do religious polarisation: JD (U)

    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) leader K C Tyagi on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) always tries to do religious polarisation by making remarks on religion and caste. Tyagi was responding to Union Culture Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma who made a controversial statement that Quran and Bible are not central to the soul of India and pressed for making Hindu epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and Gita compulsory

  • Cheque bounce

    Woman acquitted in cheque bounce case

    Thane: A woman has been acquitted by a Thane court in a cheque bounce case on the ground that the complainant failed to prove the allegations against her.

  • Ranbir Kapoor, katrina KaifRanbir Kapoor, katrina Kaif

    Ranbir will bounce back after a rough phase: Katrina Kaif 

    Mumbai: Ranbir Kapoor’s recent films may have failed to do well at the box office but his rumoured girlfriend, actress Katrina Kaif says the “dedicated, passionate and focused” actor is sure to bounce back.

  • Suicide

    Lovers attempt suicide: Married woman dies, man serious

    Muzaffarnagar: A 38-year-old married woman died and her paramour was hospitalised in a serious condition after the duo jumped before a moving train near Bhopa bridge as part of a suicide pact, police said today. Kusum and Manjit Singh (35) attempted suicide last evening as their families were opposed to the relationship, they said. While Kusum died on the spot, Manjit was rushed to the hospital where his condition is stated to be serious, police said.

  • Shot dead

    Husband of former Gram Pradhan shot dead over old enmity

    Muzaffarnagar: The husband of a former Gram Pradhan was allegedly shot dead by two people over an old enmity at Baroda village here, police said today. Jaiprakash (60), husband of former gram pradhan Usharani, was shot dead when he had gone to irrigate the fields last evening, SP rural Alok Priyadarshi said. Police suspect an old enmity may be the reason behind the murder. The body has been sent for post mortem, the SP said.

  • Drug peddler, Arrest

    Drug peddler arrested with 4 kg cannabis

    Pathankot: An alleged drug peddler was arrested from Indore-Jammu Tawi train and four kg cannabis was recovered from his possession, Government Railway Police (GRP) said today. The accused, Babu Ram (30), a resident of Madhya Pradesh, was arrested yesterday. He used to purchase narcotics from his native state and supply these to various parts of Jammu and Kashmir, they said. A case under NDPS Act has been registered against him in this connection, the GRP said.

  • Dayanidhi Maran, CBI

    Telephone exchange case: SC stays proceedings against DayanidhiMaran

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday extended the stay on former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran’s arrest in the illegal telephone exchange case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had sought Maran’s arrest in connection with the case. Maran had moved the apex court and obtained a stay on his arrest. The apex court had earlier given interim relief to Maran, staying his arrest till September 14. The CBI had earlier asked the