Free Press Journal
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    Sensex tanks 418 pts on global growth woes

    Mumbai – Market benchmark Sensex resumed its downward spiral today by nosediving 418 points to close at over 20-month low of 24,062.04, tracking massive sell-off in global indexes on growth worries, while oil again dipped below the USD 28-level.

  • Kevin Spacey to join Nicholas Hoult in ‘Rebel In The Rye’

    Los Angeles:“House of Cards” actor Kevin Spacey is set to star with Nicholas Hoult in “Rebel In The Rye”, the drama about the formative years of “The Catcher In The Rye” author JD Salinger. “Empire” executive producer Danny Strong is directing the script, he adapted based on the Kenneth Slawenski biography “JD Salinger: A Life”, reported Deadline.

  • Delhi on alert for stolen SUV of IPS officer

    Noida – An alert has been sounded after a blue-beacon flashing SUV of a senior IPS officer was stolen in the wee hours today from Noida prompting police to launch a massive manhunt in the wake of the security alert for Republic Day.

  • Football field-sized balloon studying solar flares over Antarctica

    New York: Over the clear and calm skies over Antarctica, a large, helium-filled and footballfield-sized scientific balloon has started studying high-energy radiation released by solar flares emitted by the sun. On January 18, the Gamma-Ray Imager/Polarimeter for Solar flares (GRIPS) balloon team sent their instrument soaring towards the stratosphere above Antarctica, suspended underneath a NASA-funded balloon that is studying extremely high-energy radiation released by solar flares.

  • US airstrike destroys second site of ISIS cash reserves

    Washington – US warplanes have reportedly destroyed a large Islamic State bank in Iraq’s Mosul city housing an estimated $ 45 million, the second time in over a week that such a facility of the terror group has been bombed.

  • Health of adults declines when they stop driving

    New York: A new review of previous studies indicates that cessation of driving by older adults may contribute to a variety of health problems, especially depression. “For many older adults, driving is instrumental to their daily living and is a strong indicator of self-control, personal freedom and independence.

  • Anxiety can make you walk in opposite direction

    London: Did you notice why you suddenly start moving in the other direction when in stress? Blame your brain as people experiencing anxiety have more activity on the right side of the brain, causing them to walk in a leftward trajectory, researchers report.

  • Space gardening can help astronauts reduce stress!

    Washington: You must have seen the picture of the solitary orange zinnia that astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted last week. Such activities like growing plants in space can help astronauts reduce stress, suggests NASA’s Behavioural Health and Performance team. In space, there is no scent of baking bread, no wind in your face, no sound of raindrops hitting the roof, no favourite kitten to curl up in your lap. Over time, being deprived

  • IRCTC launches Goa Carnival package for Mumbaikars

    Mumbai – Rail travellers from Mumbai will have a matchless opportunity to experience the spectacular and fun-filled ‘Goa Carnival’ as Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) launches the first of its kind rail tour package for the picturesque coastal state, scheduled for February 5.

  • Akshay Kumar

    Akshay Kumar pays ode to India’s unsung heroes

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who features in “Airlift”, has starred in a video titled “I’m An Indian”, in which he urges the youth to go beyond armchair activism and to be the change they want to see. The video “I’m an Indian”, released digitally by Culture Machine’s Being Indian, sees Akshay talk about how a majority of people restrict themselves when it comes to making a change by conveniently participating only

  • Pope too at times wants to escape from Vatican

    Vatican City: Pope Francis himself sometimes wants to escape from the Vatican, his second-in-command, secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin told an Italian TV show.
    “Even the Pope has some desire to escape out of the Vatican, I think,” Parolin said in Tuesday’s interview.

  • Will set up 13 night shelters for homeless, MCGM informs HC

    Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will set up 13 night shelters in the city in which around 500 children of homeless people and pavement dwellers will be kept, the civic body today informed the Bombay High Court.

  • Rahul, TN Cong leaders discuss about alliance with DMK

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi today held deliberations with Congress leaders from Tamil Nadu on the strategy to be adopted in the poll-bound state where the issue of forging an alliance holds the key to prospects of the party.

  • PM Modi unveils Subhash Chandra’s autobiography

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the autobiography of Essel Group Chairman Dr. Subhash Chandra at his official 7, RCR residence here.

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    27 Bangladeshis arrested in Singapore for terror links

    Singapore: At least 27 Bangladeshi nationals, who planned to take part in extremist activities in other countries, including their homeland, were arrested in Singapore, the island state’s Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday.

  • Rohith’s suicide not a Dalit vs non-Dalit conflict: Smriti

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday asserted that the suicide of Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit versus a non-Dalit confrontation and attempts were being made to ‘ignite passion’ in the case of the Dalit scholar’s death across communities.

  • India lost fourth ODI by 25 runs against Australia

    Canberra: India today suffered a 25-run defeat against Australia in the fourth one-dayer of the five-match ODI series here today. Brief Scores: Australia: 348 for eight in 50 overs (Aaron Finch 107, David Warner 93, Steven Smith 51; Ishant Sharma 4/77). India: 323 allout in 49.1 overs (Virat Kohli 106, Shikhar Dhawan 126; Kane Richardson 5/68).

  • Michel Platini

    Banned Michel Platini still being paid by UEFA

    Johannesburg: European football federation UEFA has confirmed that their banned president Michel Platini is still receiving his salary and will continue to be paid until further notice despite his eight-year ban by FIFA from all football-related activities.