Free Press Journal
  • Jewish group in Germany urges limit to refugee influx

    Berlin: The Central Council of Jews in Germany called today for a limit to the migrant influx because of problems with integrating the mainly Muslim newcomers, earning a quick rebuke from a pro-refugee charity.

  • France targets debit cards in fight against terror finance

    Paris (France): Announcing fresh moves against terrorist financing, said today it would target prepaid debit cards which it said were used in the recent Paris attacks. “We will regulate more strictly the use of prepaid cards which were used in the November 13 attacks, in order to make it harder to remain anonymous,” Finance Minister Michel Sapin told a news conference.

  • Surface cleaning of Ganga to begin from Jan 2016

    New Delhi: The cleaning of solid waste like clothes, parts of dead bodies from the surface of the
    mainstream of Ganga will begin in January next year, the Centre said today. The process has been broken down into four parts, with the first being surface cleaning of the river, which would begin
    from January next year, Secretary, Water Resources Ministry, Shashi Shekhar said.

  • Bar Dance In Mumbai

    Plea in SC against lifting ban on dance bars in Maharashtra

    New Delhi: A plea was filed in the Supreme Court today seeking reversal of its interim order staying the operation of 2014 amendment in the Maharashtra Police Act banning dance performances at bars and some other places, claiming that reopening of dance bars would increase crime. The plea challenges the decision that had paved the way for reopening of dance bars across Maharashtra.

  • HC asks MCGM to determine space needed to build night shelters

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to ascertain how much space it requires to build night shelters which can be used by homeless people in the city.

  • Peter Mukerjea’s CBI custody extended till Thursday

    Mumbai: A Special court here on Monday extended till Thursday the CBI custody of former media tycoon Peter Mukerjea and one of the four prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case. He was presented before a CBI court where the prosecution sought 10 days’ custody for Mukerjea, claiming he was not cooperating in the investigations into his step-daugther’s murder.

  • South Africa keeping fingers crossed on Steyn fitness: Morne Morkel

    Nagpur: Injured South Africa pacer Dale Steyn bowled for a short while in the nets, raising hopes of him being included in the playing XI in the third Test here against India, but his fast bowling partner Morne Morkel said the team is keeping its fingers crossed.

  • Chennaiyin take on Delhi Dynamos in must-win ISL match

    Chennai: Having lost thrice in their last four matches and the chances of advancing to the play-offs hanging by a thread, Chennaiyin FC take on a confident Delhi Dynamos in their must-win game of the Indian Super League football here tomorrow.

  • Pankaj Advani

    Happy to successfully juggle between Snooker and Billiards

    New Delhi: He has achieved a legendary status after pocketing 15th world title and India’s most celebrated cueist Pankaj Advani derives a lot of satisfaction from the fact that he has successfully managed the tough balancing act of playing snooker and billiards at such a high level.

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    MH370 hunt moves to where British pilot believes it crashed

    Canberra: The deep sea hunt for a missing Malaysian airliner has shifted to a remote part of the Indian Ocean where a British pilot has calculated that the Boeing 777 made a controlled ditching last year with 239 people aboard, oficials said today.

  • Exercise can protect brain against ageing

    New York : Daily exercise can protect the brain against decline as we age, finds researchers after conducting an animal study.

  • Taste comes from brain, not the tongue: study

    Washington: The ability to perceive the five basic tastes – sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savoury) – is hardwired in our brains, according to scientists who were able to switch taste on and off through brain manipulation.

  • Hiding cigarettes at stores cuts teenagers’ smoking risk

    New York : Keeping tobacco products out of view in convenience stores significantly reduces teenagers’ susceptibility to future cigarette use, according to a new study. The study, conducted by the US-based non-profit organisation RAND Corporation, used a realistic setting to examine whether limiting displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products in retail outlets can reduce the intention of young people to begin smoking.

  • Tattoos may be a coping mechanism for some women: study

    Houston: Women with a history of suicide attempts may use tattoos as a coping mechanism, according to a new study which suggests that the body art may be a way of dissociating with one’s past.

  • Narendra Modi arrives in Singapore

    Singapore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived in Singapore from Malaysia on the second and last leg of his four-day visit to southeast Asia.

  • Hate crimes against UK Muslims soar after Paris attacks

    London: There has been a 300 per cent spike in Islamophobic hate crimes in Britain since ISIS’ horrific Paris attacks with most victims being Muslim women wearing traditional Islamic dress.

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    Veeru Devgan admitted in hospital for pneumonia

    Veeru Devgan, one of Bollywood’s most celebrated veteran fight masters was recently admitted in one of Mumbai’s suburban hospitals as he got diagnosed with pneumonia. When called up, Ajay Devgan’s publicist, they confirmed the news. While the date of Veeru Devgan’s discharge from the hospital is not yet known, reports have it that he is stable now. We wish Veeru Devgan a speedy recovery.

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    Ranbir Kapoor announces that the Kishore Kumar biopic is shelved

    While a lot has been speculated about the upcoming biopic being made on actor-singer Kishore Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor recently revealed that the film may not take off at all. Ranbir Kapoor was supposed to play the role of the protagonist in this Anurag Basu directorial.