Free Press Journal
  • dengue virus

    Protein target to prevent dengue transmission identified

    Washington: Researchers have identified a protein that could be targeted to prevent transmission of the dengue virus, an advance that could lead to the development of a vaccine against the deadly infection. There is currently no approved specific treatment or vaccine for dengue fever, and an estimated 2 billion people are at risk for being bitten by Aedes mosquitoes and infected with the dengue virus (DENV).

  • Internet

    Internet infidelity can be addictive

    London: Online infidelity can be addictive, according to a recent study. The Open University psychology academics have found that the internet has made relationships more like fast food – naughty, cheap and very often enjoyed alone without the exhaustion of social niceties, the Independent reported.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Put reasonable restriction on freedom of speech: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday made a strong pitch for “reasonable restrictions” on freedom of speech and expression to maintain peace and harmony across the country.

  • India, China Border

    China plays down Indian border standoff video

    Beijing: China today said ties with India and between the armies have improved as a result of bilateral mechanisms put in place by both sides to bring down tensions over the disputed border after a video emerged showing Indian and Chinese soldiers involved in a standoff in 2013. “I have seen the report. The video showed something that happened several years ago. We released information and clarified our position at that time,” Chinese

  • football

    UEFA to support Infantino for FIFA top spot

    Nyon: The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) on Monday announced that it will support its Italian general secretary Gianni Infantino for the FIFA presidency.

  • Fukushima evacuation workers exposed to radiation above safe limit

    Tokyo: The Japanese government on Monday said 38 percent of evacuation workers involved in the clean up operations following the 2011 multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility were exposed to radiation above the annual public limit.

  • Exit polls in Ukraine local elections show east-west split

    Mariupol: Four exit polls from Ukraine’s local elections released today indicated the governing coalition would retain its dominant position in the west and center of the country despite widespread disappointment with the government of President Petro Poroshenko. In the south and east, voters favored the Opposition Bloc, formed from the remnants of the party of the former pro-Russia president, who was overthrown in early 2014 after months of street protests.

  • ‘Rock On 2’ credit row: HC rules in favour of Abhishek Kapoor

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor says that he is grateful to the Bombay High Court for asking Excel Entertainment to give him due credit for co-writing the story for “Rock On 2”, which is the sequel of 2008 film “Rock On!!”

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    130 killed, 1,000 hurt as 7.5 magnitude quake jolts Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least 130 people were killed and over 1,000 others injured today as a powerful 7.5- magnitude earthquake rocked northern Pakistan, prompting the government to rush army personnel to the affected areas for rescue operations. The quake’s epicentre was located near Jurm in northeast Afghanistan, 250 kilometres from Kabul and at a depth of 213.5 kms, according to the US Geological Survey.

  • Salman Khan

    Rash & negligent charge against Salman Khan exaggerated: lawyer

    Mumbai: The charge against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan that he drove his car in a rash and negligent manner in September 2002 was exaggerated by a witness who was tutored by police to say this, the actor’s lawyer argued today in the Bombay High Court. The Court is currently hearing an appeal filed by Salman who was sentenced to five years jail term on May 6 for ramming his car into a shop

  • Underworld don Chhota Rajan

    Rajan’s questioning may solve many cases: police officials

    Mumbai: Gangster Chhota Rajan’s arrest in Indonesia is a “significant” development and his questioning is expected to shed light on hitherto unknown facts related to underworld and criminal cases linked to his syndicate, former and serving police officials claimed today. The 55-year-old fugitive from Mumbai, whose real name is Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje, was apprehended in Bali, Indonesia, after being on the run for decades.

  • Use cow urine to clean Mumbai hospitals: Congress Corporator

    Mumbai: A Congress Corporator wants Mumbai civic body to use cow urine to sanitise hospitals across the metrpolis. Parminder Bhamra said cow urine has ‘germ-killing’ property and he has been using it for long to clean his home. The Corporator from Malad, North Mumbai has submitted a proposal to the Shiv Sena-BJP run Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), urging it to use cow urine as disinfectant in public hospitals.

  • Scrapping of interview in govt jobs to induct RSS cadres: Congress

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala unit of Congress today flayed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of scraping interviews for lower rank jobs alleging that it was “an attempt to induct RSS cadres” in central government services. Modi’s announcement was part of a planned agenda to fill up RSS activists in key posts including in educational and research institutions in the country, KPCC president V M Sudheeran told press here.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Modi

    Quake: CM asks administration to be ready

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today directed the state administration to be ready to mount any relief and rescue operation that may be required in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that jolted the state. He also issued instructions for establishing a control room which will collect information from across the state related to loss of life or damage to property, if any, an official spokesman said. Sayeed directed

  • Coal scam: SC to hear CVC’s plea on sharing confidential info

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on November 12 a plea filed by Chief Vigilance Commission (CVC) seeking clarification if it could share the confidential reports on coal scam with former CBI official M L Sharma who is inquiring about meetings of agency’s ex-Chief Ranjit Sinha. Sharma was appointed by the apex court to inquire whether meetings of Ranjit Sinha with accused in coal block allocation scam had impacted probe

  • Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being garlanded during an election rally in Raghopur, Bihar on Friday.

    Grand alliance says Modi violated poll code, seeks EC action

    New Delhi: The grand alliance today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the Model Code of Conduct by making announcements in his Mann Ki Baat broadcast aimed at “influencing” voters in Bihar and urged the Election Commission to take stern action, including suspension of BJP as a national party. In a complaint submitted to the EC, JD(U) spokesperson K C Tyagi said Modi “violated” the Commission’s guidelines by announcing that interviews for

  • Tarun Gogoi

    Tarun Gogoi slams Centre, Modi over Fulbright issue

    Guwahati: The removal of former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s name from the India-US Fulbright scholarship programme was “unfortunate” and exposed the “vindictive attitude and narrow mindset” of the central government, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Monday.

  • Kajol amazed by Johnny Lever’s consistency

    Hyderabad: Actress Kajol, who has worked with Johnny Lever in films like “Baazigar”, “Ishq” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, finds the actor-comedian “hysterically funny”. She says she is amazed to see how consistent he is in making people laugh with every role he does.

  • Vidya Balan

    Vidya turns coolie for TV show

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan will be seen donning the avatar of a coolie for upcoming television show “Mission Sapne”. “Mission Sapne” will show a celebrity living a commoner’s professional life for one day, learning their skills along the way. The celebrities will have to pull out all the stops with their talent, wit and star persona to ensure that the business does even better.