Free Press Journal
  • Valley celebrates Christmas with enthusiasm, religious fervour

    Srinagar: Christmas is being celebrated today in Kashmir with enthusiasm and religious fervour as ‘Mass’ and special prayers were held in churches across the Valley. The biggest ‘Mass’ in the Valley was held at Holy Family Catholic Church at Maulana Azad Road in the heart of Srinagar city, where hundreds of Christians assembled to celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ.

  • Three found dead, one injured on railway track

    New Delhi: Three people, including a woman, were found dead along with an injured man near a railway track here on Friday morning, police said.

  • Environmental pollution too behind antibiotic resistance?

    New York: Can the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria be squarely blamed on the misuse and overuse of antibiotics? No, there is more to the problem than the misuse of common medications, says a University of Georgia researcher.

  • ‘Self-sabotage’ prevents immune protection against malaria

    Melbourne: Malaria parasites cause an inflammatory reaction that sabotages our body’s ability to protect itself against the deadly disease, scientists have found for the first time. The finding opens up the possibility of improving malaria vaccines by boosting key immune cells needed for long-lasting immunity. This could even include vaccines that have previously been ineffective in clinical trials.

  • Giant comets may pose danger to life on Earth

    London: The discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life on Earth than asteroids, scientists say. The giant comets, termed centaurs, move on unstable orbits crossing the paths of the massive outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.

  • Chris Rogers calls on unforgivable Windies to improve performance

    Melbourne : Former Australian opener Chris Rogers has said that it will be ‘unforgivable’ for West Indies if they come up with another dull performance in the second Test of the three-match series between the two sides.

  • Sonakshi ‘would love to’ collaborate with Honey Singh, Mika 

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha “couldn’t be happier” to unveil her first single “Aaj mood ishqholic hai” – a track with strong hip-hop beats. And now, she wants to join forces with popular singers like Honey Singh and Mika.

  • ‘Dangal’ shaping up quite nicely: Nitesh Tiwari

    Mumbai: “Dangal” director Nitesh Tiwari says the shooting of the film is shaping up quite well. When asked about the film, Tiwari responded: “It’s shaping up quite nicely.” The director was present at a special screening of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens”, where lead actor Aamir Khan was also present. The film’s shooting was held in Punjab and Pune.

  • Yasir Arafat disappointed by PSL omission

    Karachi : Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat has expressed his disappointment after being dropped from the first edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), saying that it is a massive let down that the player of high calibre like him is ignored from a local tournament.

  • Arsene Wenger wants confident Arsenal to maintain standards

    Johannesburg : Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger called on his side to continue with their stellar performance as they displayed during the Premier League clash with Manchester City, if they want to win this season’s title.

  • Braving winter chill, Mumbai rings in Christmas

    Mumbai: Braving the unusual winter chill, Christians rang in Christmas on Friday by singing carols, lighting candles and attending midnight mass in Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra.

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    Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Aligarh’ to release on February 26

    Mumbai: The release date is locked for Manoj Bajpayee starrer “Aligarh”, a film that talks about gender identity in the society. The Hansal Mehta’s reality drama will release on February 26 next year.

  • 12 out of 16 candidates for MLC polls have criminal cases: ADR

    Mumbai: Out of the 16 candidates who are in fray for the December 27 biennial elections to eight local authorities constituencies in Maharashtra Legislative Council, 12 have criminal cases registered against them, according to election watchdog Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

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    Amway India signs Farhan Akhtar as Nutrilite brand ambassador

    New Delhi: Direct-selling FMCG firm Amway India today announced Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar as its brand ambassador to promote Nutrilite range of the products. Amway India CEO Anshu Budhraja said: “We needed a strong and credible face who could help people understand the role of supplementation in addition to balanced diet and exercise as part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Farhan Akhtar was an obvious choice.”

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    Shiv Sena wants a date to be declared for Ram temple construction

    Mumbai: Terming construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya as a “national work”, Shiv Sena today said those who have come to power with Lord Ram’s blessings should end his exile and demanded that a date be declared for starting the temple construction.

  • Investment via P-Notes slips to Rs 2.54 lakh cr in Nov

    New Delhi: Investment through Participatory Notes (P-Notes) into India’s capital market slipped to over Rs 2.54 lakh crore (about USD 38.6 billion) at the end of November from the preceding month.P—Notes, mostly used by overseas HNIs (High Net Worth Individuals), hedge funds and other foreign institutions, allow such investors to invest in Indian markets through registered foreign institutional investors (FIIs).