Free Press Journal
  • Home not always the preferred place to die: Experts

    London: The idea that most people would prefer to die at home is not as strong as previously thought, finds a study, suggesting that for some, the comfort of home is not always the best or preferred place to leave this world. According to Kristian Pollock from the University of Nottingham, focusing on place of death as the key indicator of quality in end of life care distracts attention from the experience of

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    Indoor tanning puts gay, bisexual men at greater skin cancer risk

    New York: Gay and bisexual men are up to six times more likely than heterosexual men to report indoor tanning and twice as likely to report a history of skin cancer, says a new study. Conversely, gay and bisexual women were half as likely as heterosexual women to report both indoor tanning and non-melanoma skin cancer, according to the study led by Sarah Arron, associate professor of dermatology at the University of California-San

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    Earth’s inner core was formed 1-1.5 billion years ago

    London: Earth’s inner core was formed 1-1.5 billion years ago as it “froze” from the surrounding molten iron outer core, scientists from University of Liverpool have revealed. The inner core — Earth’s deepest layer — is a ball of solid iron just larger than Pluto which is surrounded by a liquid outer core. The inner core is a relatively recent addition to our planet and establishing when it was formed is a

  • Older patients recover more slowly from concussion

    Washington: Older individuals may have a more difficult time recovering from concussion, according to a new study. Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), or concussion, accounts for 75 per cent of all TBI and represents an important public health problem. Difficulty in working memory is frequently reported in patients after concussion.

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    Sidharth Malhotra Katrina Kaif at Baar Baar Dekho wrap up party

    Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra have been busy shooting Baar Baar Dekho in Glasgow that is directed by Nitya Mehra. Apparently they have completed the shoot and wrapped up. In fact Sidharth posted an image on twitter of the wrap up party on sets saying, “#Glasgow na #BaarBaardekho wrap on schedule…super memories n now party! #KatrinaKaif”. As for the film, Baar Baar Dekho is said to be a love story co-produced by Excel Entertainment and

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    Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz shifts to UP

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a busy man with his many back to back releases. The actor, who had taken some time out for Kushan Nandy’s Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, had to however put the film on hold as the film faced a lot of resistance whilst shooting in West Bengal. And now, the makers have decided to shift the plot line to a North Indian backdrop.

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    John Abraham injures his knee during the shoot of Force 2

    The upcoming movie Force is currently at Budapest shooting a major part of the film. The film has promised some high octane stunts which has resulted in the injury of protagonist John Abraham.

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    Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 banned by censor board

    The Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) has decided to come down heavily on all films with suggestive double-meaning dialogues, and irrelevant nudity. On Thursday, the CBFC placed a ban on the horny franchise Kya Kool Hain Hum. The third part of the film directed by Umesh Ghagde and featuring Tusshar Kapoor and Aftab Shivdasani was submitted for certification. Apparently, the censor panel rejected the film outright. Says a source in the know, “The

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    I’d be promoting 3 films this week if I had done Ridley Scott’s The Martian – Irrfan Khan

    Our poster boy Irrfan Khan has been going about promoting his films Talvar and Jazbaa which release back to back. And if he had agreed to do Ridley Scott’s sci-fi The Martian which released last week, he would be promoting three films simultaneously. Says Irrfan Khan, “It’s part of the process of taking the product to the audience. Luckily for me no one is saying there is too of me in the theatres. Talvar

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    Is Katrina Kaif getting ready for marriage?

    After Asin, is it Katrina about to tie the knot as well? The reason for such speculation is because Katrina has also started to cut down on her work-load. Says a source close to the developments, “She opted out of the film Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan after negotiations had almost reached closure. Now the role has gone to Ileana d’ Cruz. Katrina also said no to major films like Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale,

  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa

    Jwala-Ashwini drop a place to World No.12

    New Delhi: Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa dropped a spot to be ranked No.12 in the latest women’s doubles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Following their quarter-final loss at the World Championships in August, they were first knocked out from the first round of the Japan Open after which they withdrew from the Korea Open as the left-handed Jwala was unwell. This led

  • Man commits suicide over family dispute in UP

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): A 25-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself over a family dispute at Ghari village under Kotwali police station here. Mehtab shot himself dead yesterday when his wife, who had gone to her parental home, refused to come back with him, police said. The bullet-injured body of the man was recovered from his house yesterday, police said, adding a pistol was also found. The body has been sent for post-mortem examination.

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    Opposition rejoins J&K assembly proceedings

    Srinagar: Opposition parties rejoined the state assembly session after Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said he condemned and felt sorry about the incident in which an MLA was manhandled in the house on Thursday.

  • Two CoBRA jawans injured in gun-battle with Naxals

    Raipur: Two CoBRA jawans were today injured in a fierce gun-battle between security forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

  • MSU to ask Mizoram govt to make the state scheduled tribal

    Aizawl: Delegates of the Mizo Students Union (MSU), in its general conference, decided to ask the Mizoram government to take steps to ensure that the entire state be made scheduled (tribal) area again. The MSU general conference held in Mizoram-Manipur border Darlawn village adopted the resolution last evening where several delegates stressed the need to make the entire Mizoram a scheduled area again for safeguard and protection of the natives of the state. As of now,

  • Aadhaar row: SC assures decision by tomorrow on larger bench plea

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today assured the Centre and bodies like SEBI and RBI that it will take a decision by tomorrow evening on their plea seeking setting up a larger bench for modifying an earlier order restricting the voluntary use of Aadhaar card to PDS and LPG schemes only.

  • PM Modi invokes JP to target Bihar’s ‘Mahagathbandhan’

    Munger (Bihar) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday blamed the Congress Party for the death of social activist J P Narayan, and said the upcoming polls in Bihar are based on the development and the progress of the youth. “JP Narayan ji died on 8th Oct 1979. And, it was Congress who had sent him to jail, that’s where he got sick, which led to his death,” the Prime Minister said at

  • Taking Kirana stores into the digital age

    There are few problems that IT cannot solve. When in the early 2000’s e-commerce was being contemplated, IT set the stage for infrastructure that today has made this sector the pulse of retail. When traditional retail needed to compete with the disruptive challenge of e-commerce, it turned to IT for a robust offline (and online) POS system which has leveled the playing field in several ways. Now the next frontier worth Indian

  • Muzaffarnagar panchayat polls: first phase campaigning ends

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): Campaigning for the first phase of panchayat and BDC elections in the district, to be held tomorrow, ended today. Assistant Election Officer Sanjiv Kumar today said 3,59,654 voters will exercise their franchise in the first phase to elect 11 district panchayat and 262 BDC members. Voting will be held in two blocks – Sader and Purkazi – in the first phase in the district where 245 polling centres have been established, he said. Meanwhile, District authorities have

  • Action plan to handle land grabbing issues on anvil in Pondy

    Puducherry: Department of Revenue and Disaster Management in Puducherry will soon come out with an ‘effective action plan’ to deal with complaints of land grabbing and encroachments to bring relief to aggrieved sections of landowners in the Union Territory, a top official today said.