Free Press Journal
  • Diego Maradona undergoes second gastric bypass surgery

    Maracaibo (Venezuela): Football legend Diego Maradona underwent a second gastric bypass operation here after his doctor warned that the 55-year-old is 75 kg over his ideal weight.

  • Postiga boost for Atletico de Kolkata vs Chennaiyin FC

    Kolkata: Bolstered by the return of their marquee player Helder Postiga, reigning champions Atletico de Kolkata will be keen to return to winning ways at home when they face bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League football fixture here tomorrow.

  • Dogs

    New device monitors health of guide dogs

    New York: Researchers have developed a device that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs in order to keep tabs on the health and well being of their canine companions.

  • Astronomers measure ‘heartbeats’ of distant stars

    New York: Offering a new way of determining a galaxy’s age, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar “pulses” – regular up and down changes in brightness – in a distant galaxy. The team studied the elliptical galaxy M87, located 53 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo.

  • Earthquake strikes Western Greece, no damages

    New Delhi : The Greek police reported an earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude struck off the western Greek island of Lefkada on Tuesday. However, there have been no reports of any damages or injuries so far. Earlier, the U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 6.7 quake had occurred 10 km below the Earth’s surface. A second reading gave a magnitude of 6.8 and a depth of just 5 km.

  • Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

    Perth: Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country’s conflict, the media reported on Tuesday. The couple with three children arrived in Perth on Monday night after their resettlement was fast-tracked due to a medical condition. Federal Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter said the family had “been through a great deal”. They had spent very long periods

  • Moderate coffee drinking may reduce death risk: study

    Boston: Drinking two to three cups of coffee daily may reduce your risk of death from heart disease, diabetes and suicide, researchers including those of Indian-origin have claimed. In the study, people who regularly drank moderate amounts of coffee daily – less than 5 cups per day – experienced a lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, Type 2 diabetes and suicide.

  • Seven killed as train derails in Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least seven people were killed and 100 others were injured when four coaches of the Jaffar Express derailed in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Tuesday. The dead included the driver and the assistant driver of the train which derailed in Bolan district when it was en route to Rawalpindi from Quetta, the capital city of Balochistan province, Dawn online reported. The accident took place as the train’s brakes failed, officials said. The

  • Terrorists downed Russian plane killing 224: Moscow

    Moscow: Russia’s security chief confirmed on Tuesday that a “terror act” downed the Russian A321 airliner in Egypt last month, killing all 224 people on board.

  • Health benefits,dietary restriction

    Why high-fat diet is bad for your heart

    New York: Researchers have discovered the negative impact a high fat diet has on red blood cells and how these cells, in turn, promote the development of cardiovascular disease. “Obesity caused by chronic consumption of a high-calorie, high-fat diet is a worldwide epidemic, representing one of the greatest threats to global health,” said principal investigator Vladimir Bogdanov, associate professor at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in the US.

  • It’s happening! Ryan Gosling confirms `Blade Runner 2` role

    Washington D.C. : Ryan Gosling has ‘excitedly’ confirmed all the rumours that he will be doing Harrison Ford’s 1982 hit flick ‘Blade Runner’s highly-anticipated sequel.‘The Notebook’ star said that the opportunity to work with director Denis Villeneuve and cinematographer Roger Deakins was what truly convinced him to do the movie, but he was careful not to divulge too many details, E! Online reported.

  • Is Charlie Sheen HIV positive?

    Los Angeles: Actor Charlie Sheen will reportedly reveal his HIV secret in an interview with Matt Lauer on “Today”. “The interview could open up a lot of sympathy for him, but he has to be concerned about litigation from former sexual partners,” Howard Bragman, a Hollywood publicist and crisis manager, told “You don’t take that lightly,” he added.

  • PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to Bal Thackeray on death anniversary

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to late Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on his third death anniversary, saying he was committed to the well-being of people. “Balasaheb Thackeray was committed to the well-being of people. He was widely admired by Karyakartas. Tributes to him on his Punya Tithi,” Modi tweeted. Thackeray, who had founded Shiv Sena, had passed away on this day in 2012 at the age of 86.

  • Majeed Memon

    Lampooning Modi or BJP does not make Aiyar ‘anti-national’: NCP

    New Delhi: Defending Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s right to lampoon and criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP as an Indian citizen, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday said there was no way he could be described as ‘anti-national’ for airing his views with a news channel in Pakistan.

  • Haven’t decided my Bollywood comeback: Karisma Kapoor

    Mumbai: She put her acting career on the backburner for her family. Karisma Kapoor, who was among the top Bollywood heroines of the 1990s, says she still hasn’t planned her comeback to films.
    “I haven’t decided to come back on screen yet. Right now I’m very busy with my family,” she said at an event, where she was present to raise awareness about diabetes.

  • Irfan Khan

    Irrfan Khan game for Marathi films

    Mumbai: Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan has expressed his desire to work in Marathi movies, which he feels are making an impact. “Marathi films have upped their level nowadays,” Irrfan said here at the trailer launch of Deepak Kadam’s “Waakya”.

  • ‘British Citizen’ Rahul Gandhi should be prosecuted: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi : Continuing to maintain that Congress vice-president had taken British citizenship to set up a company in the United Kingdom, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday challenged the former to release documents of his ‘actual’ citizenship, and added that if it was proved that he was British, he should be prosecuted under India’s Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

  • Girl stuck in school lift, dies

    Hyderabad: A five-year-old girl child died after being stuck in a lift in a private school here on Tuesday, police said.
    Rehana Fatima, a student of first standard, was going to her class room on the third floor when she got stuck between the lift doors and died. The incident occurred at Star Kids School at Moosrambagh in Malakpet area. Tension prevailed at the school as the victim’s parents and family members staged