Free Press Journal
  • NASA

    NASA rover sends dazzling Martian ‘postcard’ 

    Washington: While you enjoy spectacular landscapes and a lone astronaut’s fight for survival in Matt Damon-starrer “The Martian,” Mars Curiosity rover has sent a stunning “postcard” after it drilled its eighth hole on the Red Planet. The drilling of 2.6-inche deep hole in a rock – labeled as “Big Sky” – is part of a multi-day sequence that will result in the analysis of the Martian rock’s ingredients by the rover’s onboard laboratories.

  • Indo-Canadian among Delta Sports Hall of Fame 2015 inductees

    Toronto: An Olympic medal-winning swimmer of Indian origin is among the Delta Sports Hall of Fame inductees class of 2015, a media report said. Pamela Leila Rai will be recognised at the 11th Delta Sports Hall of Fame gala banquet to be held at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn on October 17, The Now newspaper reported on Friday. Launched in 2005, the “Delta Sports Hall of Fame” set as its goal “to celebrate Delta

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    Manohar set to be named BCCI chief at Sunday’s SGM

    Mumbai: Former president Shashank Manohar has emerged as the sole candidate to be elected to the top post of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has fallen vacant with the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya, in the Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held here on Sunday. The chair has been lying vacant since Dalmiya died in Kolkata on September 20. As per BCCI’s constitution, a notification for a

  • Japanese shot dead in B’desh; 2nd foreigner killed this week

    Dhaka: A 66-year-old Japanese national was today shot dead by motorbike-borne masked assailants in northern Bangladesh, days after an Italian aid worker was killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Hosi Koniyo was riding in a rickshaw when he was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Rangpur district, police said.

  • Thailand deserves UNSC seat: PM Prayut Chan-o-cha

    Bangkok: Thailand deserves a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council (UNSC) because of its role in UN missions, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said. “We have a good reputation because of our role in UN operations, especially in peacekeeping and security,” the prime minister said during a briefing on Friday.

  • Swear by Indian Gooseberry (Amla) for your well-being

    Amla or the Indian Gooseberry brings back memories of a childhood with an amla tree in the backyard of a house that I used to call home, in the only world that I had come to know as mine. Afternoons were spent collecting marble sized amlas and then running to my grandma with a small pouch brimming with the fruit that I loved so much.

  • ISIS

    Fresh Russian raids on IS Syria stronghold: monitor

    Beirut: Russian jets launched a fourth day of air raids in Syria today, a monitor said, hitting the Islamic State group’s main stronghold after claims Moscow was instead targeting moderate rebel factions. “Several Russian strikes hit IS positions west of Raqa overnight and explosions were heard in the city,” Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP.

  • Japan to restart second nuclear reactor

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities are set to restart another nuclear reactor on October 15, making it the second to resume operation after the government introduced stricter safety regulations following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, the media reported.

  • Australia deports anti-abortion activist

    Melbourne: American anti-abortion activist Troy Newman was on Saturday deported to the US after losing his high court bid to stay in Australia. Newman is the head of anti-abortion group “Operation Rescue” and was due to speak in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart and Cairns over the next week, ABC reported.

  • Brain

    High-fructose diet hampers recovery from brain injury

    New York: A diet high in processed foods which are often sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup may impair the brains’ ability to heal after serious head injury, warn researchers. “We found that processed fructose inflicts surprisingly harmful effects on the brain’s ability to repair itself after a head trauma,” said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, professor at David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, US.

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    Pak accuses India of ‘interfering’ in its internal matters

    New York:  Pakistan has said it was regrettable that instead of responding to its goodwill gesture, India is “interfering” in its internal matters and accused it of supporting terrorism. Pakistan Prime Minister’s National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz said that Kashmir was among the oldest unresolved international disputes at the UN forum.

  • Sheena Case: Lawyer not allowed to meet Indrani Mukherjea

    Mumbai: Lawyer of Indrani Mukherjea, who is in an unconscious state at a hospital here after allegedly consuming an overdose of drugs, was today not allowed to meet her and enquired about her health from the JJ Hospital Dean. According to hospital sources, Indrani’s counsel Gunjan Mangla met JJ Hospital Dean Dr T P Lahane, who apprised her about the condition of 43-year-old Indrani. The meeting lasted for about 30 minutes after which

  • Australia shooting ‘an act of terrorism’: PM Malcolm Turnbull

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today said that an attack in Sydney in which a 15-year-old gunman shot dead a civilian police employee appeared to have been an act of terrorism. Police said little was known about the unidentified teen, who was shot dead in an exchange of fire with officers after he killed finance worker Curtis Cheng at close range outside the force’s headquarters in western Sydney on Friday.

  • Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik Roshan attends Akshay Kumars daughters birthday party

    Hrithik Roshan who has shifted to the same building where Akshay Kumar lives. attended Akshay Kumar’s daughter Nitara’s birthday party. Akshay Kumar and his dear wife Twinkle Khanna had invited Hrithik’s sons (Hrehaan and Hridhaan) for the party. Says a source, “Hrithik Roshan not only played around with the kids, but also chatted up with Akshay and Twinkle about their kids and films.” The source also added that, even though Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan

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    Kangana Ranaut to speak at Women In The World summit on October 9

    Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ aka Kanagna Ranaut is stepping out once again to conquer the world. She will be flying to UK to attend the prestigious ‘Women In The World’ summit to speak about and share her inspirational story with the world. The said event will be held on October 9.

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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns producer with Jazbaa

    The past couple of days have been exciting to know that the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is all set to rule the silver screen with her comeback film Jazbaa. The film produced by Sanjay Gupta, Nittin Keni, Akash Chawla, Sachiin K. Joshi, Raina Sachiin Joshi and Anuradha Gupta now has one more producer joining the team. And that producer is none other than Aishwarya Rai Bachchan herself. Besides acting in the film, it is Aishwarya

  • 3 dead,dozens missing in air strike on Kunduz hospital: MSF

    Kabul: An air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz left three Doctors Without Borders staff dead and dozens more unaccounted for, the medical charity said, with NATO conceding US forces may have been behind the bombing. The MSF facility is seen as a key medical lifeline in the region and has been running “beyond capacity” during recent fighting that saw the Taliban seize control of the provincial capital for

  • Kabir-Khan

    Kabir Khan and Eros all set for their next biggie after Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    The most happening director of B-town, Kabir Khan is all set to begin work on his next biggie by teaming up with Eros International. A source says, “After the all time blockbuster success of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir is easily amongst the top 5 directors of the country today. His success rate has been quite phenomenal as he is the only one other than Rajkumar Hirani (PK, 3 Idiots) to have given a triple century (Bajrangi

  • Pondy govt has failed to effectively implement RTI:AIADMK

    Puducherry: AIADMK today alleged that the Rangasamy-led AINRC government has failed to effectively implement provisions of the Right to Education Act which guaranteed 25 per cent of the seats in the schools for children of poor families. Addressing reporters herey, Deputy leader of the AIADMK’s Legislature wing A. Anbalagan claimed that government had not been able to bring all the private medical colleges under the provisions of statutes and in getting 50 per