Free Press Journal
  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Modi praises Sangakkara, says the cricket great will be missed

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised recently retired Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara, considered one of the greatest batsmen to have emerged from Sri Lanka, saying the left-hander will be missed. “We just finished an absorbing test series. We shall all miss the great Kumar Sangakkara on the cricket field,” Modi said during a joint press briefing with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

  • Kim Kardashian

    Hillary Clinton finds Kim Kardashian ‘warm’

    Los Angeles: Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is impressed by reality TV star Kim Kardashian. In an interview with Mario Lopez on the TV show “Extra”, Clinton said Kim was “warm and very personable”, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • Salman is Athiya’s ‘cool, good looking boss’

    New Delhi: Actor Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya, who made her Bollywood acting debut with Salman Khan’s co-production venture “Hero”, finds the superstar “a very cool and good looking boss”. “He is not our teacher or a preacher. But he is our boss and a very cool and good looking boss,” Athiya told IANS.

  • humraaz

    Sequel to ‘Humraaz’ possible: Abbas-Mustan

    Mumbai: Director-duo Abbas Mustan say they are working on a script which can be developed as a sequel to their hit 2002 romantic-thriller “Humraaz”. “There is one script and it can be directed as ‘Humraaz 2’. We are working on it. The idea is it can be made into a sequel. We will go for younger lot of actors but we are still working on it,” Abbas-Mustan told PTI.

  • RBI

    RBI mulls limit on members in lending consortium: Gandhi

    Mumbai: With growing concerns over bad loans, the Reserve Bank is looking at the possibility of limiting the number of lenders in a consortium for better oversight of credit, Deputy Governor R Gandhi said today. Banks lend to large projects in a consortium, which is generally led by the one with the maximum exposure to the account. There have been cases of number of lenders in a single consortium going up to 18.

  • 22 dead after Greece-bound migrant boat sinks off Turkey

    Ankara: At least 22 migrants trying to reach Greece by boat, including 11 women and four children, drowned today when their vessel sank off Turkey’s southwest coast, local media reported. Turkish coastguards recovered nine more bodies, bringing the toll to 22, and rescued 211 migrants from the wooden boat which set off from the southwestern resort town of Datca for the nearby Greek island of Kos, Dogan news agency reported. The nationalities of

  • R K Pachauri

    Court allows Pachauri to travel Kazakhstan to meet its Prez

    New Delhi: TERI Director General R K Pachauri, facing sexual harrassment charges from a woman employee, was today allowed by a Delhi court to travel to Kazakhstan for a conference on climate change. Metropolitan Magistrate Vandana Jain allowed Pachauri to travel to Kazakhstan from September 16 to September 19 and asked him to intimate about his arrival back to India to the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case and the court. “Till date,

  • polls

    Bihar polls: DGCA asks non-scheduled players to follow norms

    New Delhi: Ahead of Bihar polls, DGCA has directed all chartered flight operators to strictly follow norms and ensure that normal airline operations are not hit at Patna airport, which has less landing and parking capacity. During election time, the number of politicians and related people, including VIPs and VVIPs, opting for chartered flights is usually high.

  • Sensex

    Market discounts rate cut hopes, Sensex plunges 151 pts

    Mumbai: Brushing aside rate cut hopes rekindled by lower inflation and positive IIP data, the benchmark BSE Sensex today retreated from a two-week high by falling over 150 points to 25,705.93 on weak global cues ahead of the US Fed rate decision on Thursday. Sentiment took a hit largely on a weak trend at other Asian markets, with the Shanghai Composite index breaking below the symbolic 3,000-mark, which contributed to the fall. Investors

  • eyes

    Food for your eyes

    Sunrises and sunsets are amongst the beautiful sights that nature offers. They are not just beautiful but even look miraculous, but then nature itself is a miracle!

  • Brahmins threaten to convert to Islam

    Baghpat (UP): Over 150 members of Brahmin community in Singhawali Ahir village here have threatened to convert to Islam if a missing teenage girl of their community was not recovered by the police. While the family is alleging that the girl was kidnapped by a Dalit youth on September 8 from the village here, the police have registered a case of missing person, they said. The community members met Additional Superintendent of Police

  • LJP goes public with “discontent” over Bihar pact, but not to quit NDA

    New Delhi: LJP, which has been sulking over the seat sharing deal in the NDA in Bihar, today came out in the open with “discontent” over the formula adopted yesterday and what was promised to them earlier. “There is no smoke without fire,” Chirag Paswan, LJP Parliamentary Board chairman and son of party president Ram Vilas Paswan, told reporters after a midnight meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah. On record, Chirag, however, made

  • sitting

    Prolonged sitting linked with fatty liver disease

    Seoul: Prolonged sitting such as watching TV and using the computer and other devices as well as reduced physical activity may increase risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) that may potentially lead to liver failure and death, new research has found.

  • Birds, Plastic

    Birds, like humans, fall in love too: study

    Berlin: Birds and humans are often remarkably similar when it comes to mate choice and falling in love, a new speed dating experiment suggests. The study by researchers at the the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany describes an elegant experiment designed to tease apart the consequences of mate choice. Researchers took advantage of the fact that the zebra finch shares many characteristics with humans, mating monogamously for life, and sharing the

  • Smokers at increased risk of tooth loss

    London: Regular and heavy smokers have a significantly increased risk of tooth loss, warns a study. Male smokers are up to 3.6 times more likely to lose their teeth than non-smokers, whereas female smokers have 2.5 times greater risk, the findings showed.

  • Suresh Raina

    All eyes on Raina as India A take on Bangladesh A in opener

    Bengaluru: Star batsman Suresh Raina will look to get some batting practice ahead of the upcoming South Africa series along with some of the other fringe players as India A take on full-strength Bangladesh A in a three-match One Day series, starting here tomorrow.

  • Roshan Mahanama

    Roshan Mahanama to step down from post of ICC match referee

    Dubai : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced that former Sri Lankan cricketer Roshan Mahanama will step down from the elite panel of ICC match referees at the end of the year.

  • Seven-eight hour sleep must to avoid body inflammation

    London: Middle-aged men who sleep less than six hours or more than 10 hours suffer from low-grade inflammation more often than men sleeping seven-eight hours per night, finds a new study. Furthermore, low-grade inflammation occurs more in people who are overweight, depressed and have diabetes. The study is the first to analyse the association between sleep duration and serum micronutrient concentrations.