Free Press Journal
  • One-yr-old boy dies on sinking migrant boat

    Athens : A one-year-old boy has died after a boat carrying migrants to the Greek island of Lesbos from Turkey began sinking during the night, the ministry of shipping stated on Friday. It said the child was on board a dinghy with 55 others, who said they were Syrians, when the vessel began to take on water as it approached the shore of Lesbos.

  • College spares teacher involved in beef row

    Thiruvananthapuram : Sree Kerala Varma College at Thrissur in Kerala has spared Assistant Professor Deepa Nishant, who put the college on tenterhooks for about a week by questioning its stand against beef in the social media.

  • 32 cadaver donations recorded this year

    Mumbai : After a lull over the past few years, the city is witnessing a rise in organ donation cases this year with 32 cadaver donations being registered so far. At 66 years of age, a brain-dead Mumbaikar gave a fresh lease of life to five people by donating his kidneys, liver and corneas on Tuesday. The kin of the senior citizen who donated his organs saved the lives of two young people

  • Biscuit that survived Titanic mishap up for auction in UK

    London : The ‘world’s most valuable biscuit’ which survived the sinking of the Titanic more than a century ago, will go under the hammer later this month and is expected to fetch between 8,000 and 10,000 pounds.

  • Modi should ban cow slaughter all over India: Ramdev

    New Delhi  : Yoga guru Ramdev on Friday said that the “bloodbath” over the beef issue can be stopped if Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a “nationwide ban” on cow slaughter.

  • Give ex-Pak min security when he visits city, CM urged

    Mumbai : After Pakistani vocalist Ustad Ghulam Ali’s ghazal concert was cancelled due to a howl of protests by the Shiv Sena, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been urged to provide security to former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, who is scheduled for a visit to the city.

  • Car sales zoom 9.48%, bikes plunge 2.87% in September

    New Delhi : Car sales in India rose 9.48% in September — 11th consecutive month of growth, as the domestic auto industry continues to drive on the slow road to recovery riding on new launches and softening interest rates.

  • Nico Hulkenberg drives in Force India car on Friday.

    Hulkenberg tops time in practice

    Sochi (Russia) : Nico Hulkenberg topped the times for Force India in Friday’s delayed and curtailed opening free practice session for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix.

  • More and more women are now chewing tobacco

    Mumbai : An article published in Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention (APJCP) on Wednesday has revealed that the prevalence of chewing tobacco is increasing among women. It further emphasises that women chewing tobacco have been a neglected segment, but looking into it is crucial to save the health of future generations.

  • Ancient Mars had long-lasting lakes, rivers: NASA

    Washington : Mars harboured long-lasting lakes and water streams about 3.8 to 3.3 billion years ago, boosting the odds that life may have once existed on the Red Planet, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Using data from the Curiosity rover, NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team has determined that, long ago, water helped deposit sediment into Gale Crater, where the rover landed more than three years ago. The sediment deposited as layers

  • Vedanta trims opex, capex in Q2; says mkt outlook challenging

    London : Vedanta Resources said it has reduced capital and operating expenditures in the July- September quarter as the mining conglomerate tries to tackle volatile market conditions as well as subdued metal prices globally. Billionaire Anil Agarwal-led mining giant said market conditions are expected to remain “challenging in the short term”.        Presenting its production figures for the second quarter of 2015-16, Vedanta Resources Group CEO Tom Albanese said: “We are continuing to

  • North 24 Pargana: Cricketer Harbhajan Singh giving autographs on a cricket ball to fan during a programme in North 24 Pargana district of West Bengal on Friday.

    Harbhajan backs under fire Eden groundsman

    Kolkata : Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh today came to the rescue of under-fire Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) curator Probir Mukherjee and his team who had been blamed for the abandonment of India-South Africa T20I because of a wet outfield on Thursday. The CAB has squarely blamed the veteran curator for not covering the entire ground during the afternoon showers that left the field soggy as the last T20I of the Paytm Twenty20 Trophy

  • The Essence of Sahaja Yoga

    “ First of all we need to understand that we are passing through an extremely serious time pregnant with unpredictable consequences. When we look at life we do not seem to understand that if we miss this opportunity which has come our way for our evolution, we will not only be depriving our- selves but also it will be a stupendous loss for the whole creation. The trouble, however,  is that in

  • ‘F1 must keep radio messages private’

    Sochi (Russia) : After his controversial outburst at McLaren was broadcast live at the Japanese GP, Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has said that the sport’s radio messages should stay between driver and team.

  • CR score over Kenkre FC 2-1

    Mumbai : Central Railway got the better of Kenkre FC by a narrow 2-1 margin in an Elite Division match of the MDFA League 2015-2016, and played at the Cooperage football ground, on Friday evening.

  • Modi is a big draw, but it is Nitish who counts!

    Patna/Bhagalpur : That Bihar election has turned into a clash of two personalities is visible when voters here often indicate their preference by either saying ‘Modi’ or ‘Nitish’. Local factors like choice of candidates and issues affecting constituencies appear to have taken a backseat for people as they prepare to cast their votes on October 12 in the first phase of Assembly election.