Free Press Journal
  • Bayern midfielder Thiago sidelined for 3 to 4 weeks

    Berlin: German football giants Bayern Munich have announced that midfielder Thiago Alcantara will be sidelined for a period of three to four weeks after suffering a right ankle injury while on international duty with Spain last Friday against England. The Bavarian side on Tuesday revealed the player’s condition as well as his period of absence following his medical check, reports Efe. Since joining Bayern, Alcantara has been suffering from injuries, which prevented

  • Medium sugar slips on subdued demand

    Mumbai: Medium sugar prices slipped at the Vashi wholesale market here today due to subdued demand from stockists amid improved supplies from mills. Small sugar maintained a mixed trend following alternate bouts of buying and selling. Medium sugar (M-30) fell by Rs 10 per quintal to Rs 2,756/2,922 from Tuesday’s closing level of Rs 2,766/2,922. Small sugar (S-30) was quoted Rs 2,652/2,792 per quintal as against Rs 2,662/2,782 yesterday.

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    No approval for Patanjali instant noodles: FSSAI

    New Delhi: Central food safety regulator FSSAI today said yoga guru Baba Ramdev-promoted FMCG venture Patanjali did not have approval for its newly-launched instant noodles, which the company has vehemently denied. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Chairperson Ashish Bahuguna said no approval or licence has been granted to Patanjali for its instant noodles.

  • Yash Raj Films waiting for right content to explore south market

    Kochi: Yash Raj Films made its southern debut with the remake of “Band Baaja Baaraat”, which turned out to be a disaster. The failure hasn’t stopped the prestigious banner from exploring new opportunities in the south. “Band Baaja Baaraat” was remade in Tamil and Telugu as “Aaha Kalyanam”.

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    Rafael Nadal confirms participation in Barcelona Open 2016

    Barcelona: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will play in the Barcelona Open 2016, where he will seek his ninth conquest of the tournament. Organisers on Tuesday announced that the tournament will be held from April 16 to 24 with the participation of the former world No.1 and current world No.5, who has won the title on eight occasions, more times than anyone else, reports Efe. “I return this year

  • David Beckham named sexiest man alive

    London: Footballer David Beckham has been named 2015’s Sexiest Man Alive by a magazine. The 40-year-old global superstar said it was a “huge honour” to get the title by the People magazine on its 30th anniversary. “…I’m very pleased to accept,” the father of four said. He may be one of the most loved sportsmen in the world but Beckham said he never considered himself as sex symbol.

  • Prabhas elated by KJo’s appreciation 

    Mumbai: Actor Prabhas is on cloud nine with the stupendous success of S.S. Rajamouli’s “Baahubali” and now words of appreciation by filmmaker Karan Johar has amplified his jubilation. The actor is overwhelmed by “all the love and appreciation” he has been getting from all quarters after the film’s release.

  • IFFI ‘classics’ section to open with Guru Dutt’s “Pyaasa”

    Mumbai: A restored version of Guru Dutt’s “Pyaasa” will be the opening film in the ‘Indian Classics’ section at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2015 to be held in Goa. Produced and directed by Guru Dutt, the 1957 film had an ensemble star cast including Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Johnny Walker, Rehman, Mehmood and Tun Tun. “The screening of ‘Pyaasa’ will be held on November 21 at Azad

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    We all have our cheat days: Neha Dhupia 

    Mumbai: Actress Neha Dhupia says there are days when everyone, including fitness-conscious people, love to indulge in whatever their body craves. However, one must remember to sweat it out in a gym too. The former beauty queen also took a break from her strict fitness schedule and indulged in the limited edition ‘Bigg Boss Whopper’ during the launch of fast food restaurant company Burger King’s new product here.

  • We were not afraid at all: Spain football team coach Vicente del Bosque

    Brussels: Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque has regretted the cancellation “for security reasons” of the football friendly that would have been played on Tuesday in Brussels against Belgium and declared that his team did not fear a possible attack. “We wanted to play the game, but it’s a matter of security,” Efe quoted Del Bosque as saying from his seat in the plane taking the Spanish team back to Madrid. The

  • Striker Jackson vows to ‘fight to the end’ for Atletico Madrid

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez has said he will “fight to the end” for the Rojiblancos and ruled out that he could leave the La Liga side next football season. Speaking to La Sexta channel and Radio Marca on Tuesday, the Colombian international pointed out the support of fans is very positive, and added that he will “fight to the end”, reports Efe. The 29-year-old noted that he does not think

  • Shuttler Srikanth loses first round at Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered his fourth men’s singles first round loss in five tournaments when he went down to China’s Tian Houwei at the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Superseries here on Wednesday. In the absence of the injured Saina Nehwal, sixth seed Srikanth was expected to carry India’s flag forward at the Hong Kong Coliseum but he fell to the Chinese World No.10. Tian took an hour and

  • Argentina, Brazil back on track, Chile crash

    Montevideo: Argentina and Brazil reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaigns with important victories yesterday as Copa America champions Chile crashed to defeat in their grudge match with Uruguay.

  • Vitamin D deficiency may reduce efficacy of HIV treatment

    Washington: Low levels of vitamin D may reduce the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults by limiting their immune recovery, a new study has found. Those with human immunodeficiency virus – commonly known as HIV – often struggle with declining health because their immune systems can not effectively respond to common pathogens.

  • 300-plus Facebook friends is stress for teenagers

    New York: Having more than 300 Facebook friends may increase a teenager’s levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, says a new study. “While other important external factors are also responsible, we estimated that the isolated effect of Facebook on cortisol was around eight percent,” said lead researcher Sonia Lupien, professor at University of Montreal in Canada.

  • Humans, monkeys share brain region for decoding language

    London: Humans and monkeys share the brain region involved in recognising the basic structure of language, according to a new study that could help better understand language impairment in stroke or dementia patients. Researchers led by Ben Wilson and Chris Petkov of Newcastle University in UK used an imaging technique to explore the brain activity in humans and monkeys.

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    Early antibiotics help kids with respiratory infections

    New York: Giving children a common antibiotic at the first sign of cold symptoms can reduce the risk of the episode developing into a severe lower respiratory tract illness, new research has found. Children whose colds tend to progress and lead to severe wheezing and difficulty in breathing are generally given oral corticosteroids as rescue therapy.

  • Scientists create cheaper, high performing LED

    New York: Researchers at Florida State University have developed a new type of light-emitting diode, or LED that could lead to cheaper, brighter and mass produced lights and displays in the future. Energy-saving LED lighting is already sold in stores, but widespread adoption has been slow because of the costs associated with the material and the quality. “We came up with our novel approach to solve some critical problems and get a high-performance

  • Excited Steve Smith confident about young Australian side

    Johannesburg : Australia’s new skipper Steve Smith has expressed his confidence over his young side’s potential despite the retirement of one of the greatest fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson.