Free Press Journal
  • Rape case

    4-year-old Pak girl raped, murdered

    Lahore: A four-year-old girl was raped and murdered in the Pakistani city of Lahore leading to strong protests today. Following the incident, family members of the girl blocked a local road for several hours demanding the arrest of the culprit. On the assurance of senior police officers they ended the protest.

  • cancer

    Indian wins grant to study deadly skin cancer

    New York: An Indian-origin researcher in the US has won a $150,000 grant to study genes linked to the deadly melanoma skin cancer, a media report said. Anurag Singh, an assistant professor of pharmacology and medicine at Boston University, won the grant from the Melanoma Research Alliance to study as to why some forms of melanoma with a mutated gene called NRAS, do not respond to targeted treatment, the BU Today of the

  • Ratification of extradition treaty between India, Indonesia deferred

    Jakarta: The letters for formalising extradition treaty between India and Indonesia which were to be exchanged today did not take place as expected because both sides felt there was no need for it at this juncture. “As far as both sides are concerned, the extradition treaty is ratified as of December 15, 2014,” said Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa.

  • Perfect selfies

    Formula to take perfect selfies

    New York: A computer science doctoral candidate at the Stanford University has developed a formula for taking the perfect selfie using artificial intelligence (AI). The best 100 selfies selected by the programme are all those of women, said the researchers.

  • Dating apps may increase rates of STIs: experts

    London: Dating apps may be increasing rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to experts in the UK. “You are able to turn over partners more quickly with a dating app and the quicker you change partners the more likely you are to get infections,” said Dr Peter Greenhouse, one of the UK’s leading sexual health doctors.

  • Scientists identify three subtypes of type 2 diabetes

    New York: Scientists have discovered three subtypes of type 2 diabetes after analysing more than 11,000 patient records and identifying common genetic variants among them. Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai described a complex network analysis of electronic medical records (EMRs) and genotype data for more than 11,000 patients.

  • South Africa facing worst drought since 1960s

    Johannesburg: South Africa in the past few months has suffered the worst drought since 1960s, Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said. The government on Monday announced the allocation of 350 million rand (about $26 million) to fight the drought that has gripped parts of the country, Xinhua reported.

  • Russian plane

    ‘External activity’ caused Russian plane crash

    Cairo: The Russian airline Kogalymavia blamed “external activity” for its plane crash on Saturday in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula in which all 224 people on board were killed. “The only reasonable explanation is that the plane crash was due to external activity,” the BBC quoted an airline official as saying. An investigation by aviation experts using data from the aircraft’s “black boxes” has yet to give its conclusions.

  • Mohammed-Morsi-2

    Egypt court orders retrial of 77 Muslim Brotherhood supporters

    Cairo: A court in Egypt today ordered a retrial for 77 Muslim Brotherhood supporters, who were earlier sentenced between five to ten years in prison for taking part in violent acts in the coastal city of Alexandrian in 2013. The incident took place on July 26, 2013, at Al-Qaed Ibrahim Square, where Muslim brotherhood supporters were protesting against the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi by the then army general Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

  • Naveen Jindal

    Jindal, Rao, Koda conspired to get coal block: CBI to court

    New Delhi: Industralist Naveen Jindal, former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao, ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta had conspired with others to get a coal block allocated in favour of two Jindal group firms, CBI today told a special court. CBI said that entire system in Jharkhand government was “manipulated” to favour Jindal group companies so that Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Gagan

  • Black Money

    Blackmoney: HSBC whistleblower offers to ‘cooperate’ with India

    New Delhi: Claiming that millions of crores worth illicit funds are flowing out of India, HSBC whistleblower Herve Falciani today said he is willing to “cooperate” with the Indian investigative agencies in their black money probe but would need “protection”. Falciani is facing charges in Switzerland of leaking details of bank account holders in Geneva branch of HSBC — a list which later reached French government that later shared with India the information

  • Feel unfortunate to be out of ‘Bajirao Mastani’: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan says it is unfortunate that he could not be a part of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming magnum opus “Bajirao Mastani”. Over the years, the film has gone through several cast changes. Bhansali had initially announced to make this period drama with Salman and Aishwarya Rai but the break-up of the rumoured couple hurt the project.

  • Waqar Younis

    Youngsters ‘eager to perform’: Waqar Younis

    Karachi : Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis has admitted that talented young players can build the one-day team for the future particularly for the Champions Trophy 2017 and World Cup 2019.

  • Hung house in Kalyan-Dombivali, Congress-NCP lead in Kolhapur

    Mumbai: The Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC) elections threw up a hung house on Monday, with the Shiv Sena edging past the BJP, while the Congress-NCP combine seemed set to retain the Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC). The Shiv Sena emerged as the single largest party by winning 52 of the 122 seats in the KDMC. The BJP stood second with 42 and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) secured nine seats. The Sena is 10

  • BFSI sector to spend around Rs 50K crore on IT in 2015:Gartner

    Mumbai: Information technology spends by financial institutions is expected to increase by 9.8 per cent to around Rs 50,000 crore in 2015, according to research firm Gartner. “Indian banking and securities companies will spend Rs 499 billion (49,900 crore) on IT products and services in 2015, an increase of 9.8 per cent over 2014 spend of 455 billion rupees,” it said in a note.

  • Ajay Devgn

    Ajay Devgan’s Shivaay to begin shooting in Mussoorie

    Ajay Devgan may be busy with other ventures but he definitely hasn’t shifted focus from his most ambitious venture Shivaay. While the actor has already released the first look poster of the film, the film had to be delayed due to various reasons and will now finally go on floor in Mussoorie on November 7. The first schedule kicks off in Landour, a small cantonment town contiguous with Mussoorie after which the cast

  • Anil Kapoor

    Anil Kapoor writes for Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s book

    Shilpa Shetty Kundra turns author with ‘The Great Indian Diet’, a diet and nutrition book that reiterates how nutritious your locally grown and sourced ingredients are and encourages people to look for good health within our Indian borders.

  • Peshwa family takes objection to Bajirao Mastani

    It seems like Eros international’s Bajirao Mastani directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali has run into a spot of trouble. In fact, we hear that the Peshwa family has taken objection to the way they have been depicted in the film that features Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

  • Anand Sharma

    Nothing wrong in Rahul’s remarks against Modi: Anand Sharma

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the Election Commission’s notice, Congress today justified Rahul Gandhi’s attack on BJP in Bihar elections and said the poll body should not have allowed “blatant misuse of machinery” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Sensex

    Sensex edges down 98 pts, logs longest losing run in 5 mths

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex dropped for the sixth day today to record its longest losing run since June as foreign funds continued to offload shares amid weak corporate earnings and a sluggish global trend. Sentiment took a blow after a private survey showed that India’s manufacturing growth dropped to a 22-month low in October to 50.7, from 51.2 in September, said equity brokers. With today’s 97.68-point drop, the 30-share barometer has plunged