Free Press Journal
  • Guj local polls: Cong leads in rural areas; BJP ahead in urban

    Ahmedabad: In what could be a setback to the ruling BJP in crucial civic polls in Gujarat, the Congress is leading in district and taluka panchayats even as the saffron party is ahead in corporations and municipalities, as initial counting trends start pouring in from across the state. The BJP had held almost all the local bodies earlier in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Tokyo Stocks

    Tokyo stocks end mix

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks ended mixed in Wednesday’s morning session as circumspect investors hit the sidelines ahead of global economic news this week, including the European central bank’s policy decisions.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Chennai rains: Rahul calls for relief and rescue ops

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over rains and floods in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today called for rescue and relief operations at the earliest and asked Congress workers to extend all possible assistance. “News of heavy rains in Chennai & other parts of TN extremely worrying. My thoughts are with the people of TN as they battle incessant rains.

  • Stop Bt Brinjal movement from Bangladesh to India: Activists

    Kolkata: Activists and scientists have urged the West Bengal government to intervene and take up with the central government the issue of trans-boundary movement of Bt Brinjal – a genetically modified crop – from Bangladesh to India.

  • 7,432 complaints of exploitation of Indian workers in Gulf

    New Delhi: As many as 7,432 complaints were received from Indians employed in Gulf countries this year, with many of them relating to exploitation and torture by their employers. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Lok Sabha that the highest number of complaints received by Indian missions till November this year was 3,236 in Kuwait, followed by 2,472 in Saudi Arabia.

  • My daughter didn’t like me in ‘Hate Story 3’: Sharman Joshi

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sharman Joshi, who has always been seen in character driven stories, is having a tough time with his daughter because according to him, his daughter was not happy when she saw the trailer of ‘Hate Story 3.’

  • Esha Gupta

    Esha Gupta hopes to learn comedy from Abhishek, John

    Mumbai: Actress Esha Gupta feels lucky to be sharing screen space with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham in “Hera Pheri 3” and hopes to learn comedy from them. “I feel lucky to be sharing screen space with Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham. Both have different styles of comedy. They were good in ‘Dostana’. I loved Abhishek in ‘Bluff Master’, ‘Bol Bachchan’. I think I would only get to learn from them. I am

  • Sonali Bendre

    Happy to take a break from acting: Sonali Bendre

    Mumbai: Actress Sonali Bendre is quite content taking a sabbatical from acting, which she considers both “tedious” and “joy”. The 40-year-old actress, who took a break from movies after giving birth to her son in 2005, was last year seen on the TV drama show “Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye”.

  • Congress protests in LS seeking apology from Minister V K Singh

    New Delhi: Congress members in Lok Sabha today demanded an apology from Union minister V K Singh for his dog analogy and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi what action he plans to take against the minister.

  • Losing one gram fat from pancreas can reverse diabetes

    London: Researchers have shown that Type-2 diabetes is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and that losing less than one gram of that fat through weight loss reverses the condition. “For people with Type-2 diabetes, losing weight allows them to drain excess fat out of the pancreas and allows function to return to normal,” said lead researcher Roy Taylor from Newcastle University in England.

  • Three farmers commit suicide in Nashik

    Malegaon (Nashik): Three farmers allegedly committed suicide in separate incidents in Nashik’s Malegaon taluka during the last 24 hours, police said today.

  • Common antidepressant may protect against dementia

    Washington: A commonly used antidepressant medication can also provide protection against compounds that can cause memory loss and dementia, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found. Researchers at the Loyola University in Chicago found that blood levels of two neurotoxic compounds dropped significantly in depressed patients after they were treated with the antidepressant escitalopram.

  • Warrant issued against Uttar Pradesh BSP leader

    Lucknow: A non-bailable warrant (NBW) was issued against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) general secretary Swamy Prasad Maurya for not appearing before a court in regard with an ongoing case.