Free Press Journal
  • FTII Protests

    Dalit scholar’s suicide: FTII students protest in solidarity

    Pune: The students of the prestigious FTII began a one-day hunger strike here on Tuesday to express solidarity with their colleagues of the Hyderabad University amid the ongoing protests over the suicide of a Dalit scholar.

  • Bomb targeting police kills 11 in northwest Pakistan

    Peshawar: At least 11 people, including security personnel, were killed and 20 others injured today in a bomb blast near a checkpost in northwestern Pakistan. The explosion occurred near the vehicle of line officer Nawab Shah in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal region, police said.

  • A twist to the traditional sari

    The sari has always been associated with a traditional and formal appeal. Here we bring you list to highlight the designers who are giving it a unique spin. While adding a casual let modern appeal, they deconstruct the 7 yard loom to something yet more magical.

  • China’s economic growth slowest in 25 years 

    Beijing: China’s economy grew 6.9 per cent in 2015, the slowest pace in 25 years, slipping below the seven per cent mark and sparking concerns both at home and abroad over the continued slowdown in the world’s second largest economy.

  • Journalist Aroon Tikekar passes away

    Mumbai: Senior journalist and scholar Aroon Tikekar, who authored over 20 books, passed away here today due to breathing-related complications. He was 72.

  • Yadav, Bhushan to launch party for Punjab polls

    New Delhi: Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan are mulling to launch a political party and may field candidates for the 2017 Punjab assembly election, at a time when Arvind Kejriwal is pulling out all stops to ensure victory in the state.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Dalit scholar’s suicide: Nitish calls for fair probe

    Patna: Expressing his grief over the suicide of a Dalit scholar from the University of Hyderabad, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the government must ensure a fair probe and take action against those responsible.

  • Government should cut Entertainment Tax – Akshay Kumar

    “We need more and more theaters. Entertainment tax should be cut,” said Akshay Kumar in an  exclusive video interview with Bollywood Hungama. Akshay strongly feels that drastic steps need to be taken by the Government of India to reduce entertainment tax so that the ticket pricing could be reduced and more people can watch movies in cinema halls instead of resorting to piracy.

  • WhatsApp drops USD 1 subscription, businesses to pay

    New Delhi: World’s most popular messaging service application, WhatsApp, is likely to drop USD one fee, which is levied on some users as it experiments with making businesses pay to reach their customers, said Chief Executive Jan Koum in a statement.

  • Blueprint of body’s heat sensor found

    New York: In an important step towards new therapies for a variety of conditions involving pain sensation including chronic pain, researchers have discovered the structure of a protein linked to pain and heat perception.

  • etc facebook

    Facebook launches initiative to counter hate speech in Europe

    New York: In a bid to answer critics that it has not done enough to tackle online racist and hate speech at a time when Europe is going through a refugee crisis, Facebook has started a new initiative to counter extremist posts on the social networking website in Europe.

  • Woman dies of monkey fever in Goa, first in state this year

    Panaji: A 60-year-old woman died of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), commonly known as monkey fever, the first death reported from the ailment in Goa this year, a senior health official said here today.

  • Antibiotics must be prescribed for respiratory tract infections

    Washington D.C.: According to a recent published paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued advice for prescribing antibiotics for acute respiratory tract infections (ARTIs) in adults.

  • Brain

    Cocaine makes brain cells cannibalize themselves, says study on mice

    Washington D.C.: Researchers have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy (normal physiological process in the body that deals with destruction of cells), while working with mice.

  • Shaun Tait can do damage on Indian pitches in World T20: Gillespie

    Adelaide: Backing Shaun Tait’s surprise T20 return against India, former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie has said the tearaway speedster will cause a lot of damage on Indian tracks if he makes the squad for the World T20 starting March 8.