Free Press Journal
  • Insulin dose not linked to cardiovascular death

    New York: Increasing insulin dose to manage diabetes is unlikely to deteriorate your heart’s health, suggests new research. Insulin is not an independent risk factor for cardiovascular death, the findings showed.

  • Twitter

    Twitter to layoff 8 percent of its global workforce: CEO

    New York: Twitter has finally announced to cut eight percent of its global workforce – nearly 330 jobs – to strengthen the micro-blogging site that is facing slow user growth amid tough competition from the rival social media platforms. In a letter sent to employees on Tuesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced several moves including layoffs to get the once fast-growing social media service back on track, Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Soha-Vir

    Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan’s 31 October in censor trouble

    Soha Ali Khan and Vir Das’ next release 31 October is in Censor trouble. The film was recently submitted to the Board for certification. However, they have raised objections on certain scenes. 31 October is being pitched as the first mainstream film ever based on the assassination of Indira Gandhi and what it led to. Set against the backdrop of 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the film is touted to be a true-life story of

  • John Abraham

    John Abraham’s Rocky Handsome pushed forward due to VFX work

    After a massive success in Anees Bazmee’s Welcome Back, John wants to make sure his solo-hero release is glitch-free. The release of Rocky Handsome has been pushed forward from Oct 2nd to Feb 5th. And it isn’t only because John Abraham did not want his pairing with Shruti Haasan to be repeated so quickly after Welcome Back.

  • vidya-balan

    Aditya Raj Kapoor wonders about bio-pic featuring Vidya Balan

    Son of Shammi Kapoor and Geeta Bali, Aditya Raj Kapoor who is a filmmaker, actor, author and a bike aficionado wonders about the Bhagwan Dada bio-pic entitled Ek Albela in Marathi to be directed by Shekhar Sartandel. Aditya’s mother the legendary Geeta Bali will be played by Vidya Balan.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    India win toss, decide to bat in second ODI

    Indore: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat in the second One Day International (ODI) against South Africa at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • Aamir Khan- Salman Khan

    Salman Khan’s Sultan look beats Aamir Khan’s Dangal

    Aamir  and Salman are both playing wrestlers in their next films and getting ready to wrestle in Nitesh Tiwary’s Dangal and Ali Abbas Zafar’s Sultan, respectively.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif shortens US visit from five to three days

    Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly shortened his visit to the United States from five to three days. According to The Dawn, Sharif has cancelled two major engagements that were scheduled. Meanwhile, US officials are discussing a possible visit from Pakistan, that of Army Chief General Raheel Sharif. Sharif’s visit to Chicago to address Pakistani-American investors on October 20 has reportedly been cancelled owing to fears that the Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)

  • Maharashtra’s 55,000 chemists join all-India strike

    Mumbai: Around 55,000 retail chemists and pharmacists in Maharashtra joined the day-long nationwide strike on Wednesday called by All India Organisation of Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), demanding a ban on online sale of medicines, an official said.

  • Girl raped

    Man gets one year jail for raping minor

    Thane: A man has been sentenced to one year imprisonment by a district court here for raping a minor girl on several occasions between 2008 and 2009.

  • Three injured in firing incident in Pulwama

    Srinagar: Three persons were injured when security forces allegedly opened fire to chase away a group of protesters in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said today.

  • Three businessmen duped by gang posing as policemen

    Salem (TN): A five-member gang posing as policemen duped three Mumbai-based businessmen of Rs 11 lakh at Minampilai, about 15 km from here, police said. The trio had come here yesterday to buy some land and were staying at a hotel. While they were on their way to the site in a car, two vehicles with the ‘policemen’ intercepted them and said they were conducting a routine check. They ‘seized’ the cash and a cheque,

  • Yogendra Yadav demands UP be declared drought-hit

    Agra: Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav has questioned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s delay in declaring the state as drought-hit, thereby delaying relief work.

  • BJP to discuss probability of parting ways with ally Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Amidst signs of growing fissures between the two allies in Maharashtra, the BJP-led state government will discuss the “probability of snapping ties” with the Shiv Sena after it asked BJP to opt out of coalition government if they have any problems with their ally.

  • Silver

    Silver futures climb Rs 248 on firm global cues

    New Delhi: Silver prices went up by Rs 248 to trade at Rs 37,520 per kg in futures trading today as participants indulged in enlarging positions amid a firm trend in precious metals overseas. In futures trading, silver for delivery in December was up by Rs 248, or 0.67 per cent, at Rs 37,520 per kg at the Multi Commodity Exchange, in a business turnover of 827 lots. Likewise, the white metal for delivery in far-month March

  • Gold down

    Gold futures spurt Rs 186 on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold rose by Rs 186 to Rs 27,165 per 10 grams in futures trading today as speculators widened positions, tracking a firming trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in December spurted Rs 186, or 0.69 per cent, to Rs 27,165 per 10 grams, in a business turnover of 836 lots. Similarly, the metal for delivery in far-month February was also trading higher by Rs 181, or 0.67 per cent, to Rs

  • Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton wins rival’s backing over email scandal

    Washington: Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won unexpected support from her main rival Bernie Sanders on email controversy that has dogged her campaign when the Vermont Senator said it is time to discuss main issues affecting American people.

  • Beef Ban

    SC dismisses plea for beef ban case to be heard in Jammu

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking that the hearing on the beef ban in Jammu and Kashmir be heard by a three-judge bench of the high court at Jammu. An apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice Arun Mishra dismissed the plea, which contended that there was an apprehension of a law and order situation if the hearing was held in Srinagar. Chief Justice Dattu

  • Lamar Odom

    Lamar Odom found ‘unconscious’ at brothel after excessive partying

    Washington DC : Lamar Odom has been found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada after partying for days together. A source at the Ranch said the 35-year-old basketball player was taking an herbal substitute for Viagra. Brothel owner Dennis Hof said that a woman went into Odom’s room in the VIP suites and found him unconscious, TMZ reports. Thereafter, the woman began screaming for the manager and he called 911. The manager also found

  • Darren Lehmann

    Excited Lehmann confident about Smith-led young Aussie line-up

    Johannesburg : Australia coach Darren Lehmann has expressed confidence over new skipper Steven Smith leading a young team in the home Test series against New Zealand. Lehmann asserted that the transition of the new team would be ‘pretty easy’, adding that he is excited for the series, Sport 24 reported. Meanwhile, speaking on the newcomers like Cameron Bancroft and Andrew Fekete, the Australian coach said that he felt delighted to have young players