Free Press Journal
  • 5 more Indonesian bodies wash ashore in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Five more bodies believed to be those of illegal Indonesian migrants were found in Malaysia today following a boat tragedy, raising the death toll to 18, police said.

  • flight MH370

    2 ships searching for MH370 have damaged vital equipment

    Canberra: The hunt for the Malaysian airliner in the Indian Ocean has been set back with two of the three search ships sustaining damage to vital equipment in recent days, officials said today.

  • Dalit suicide: Fresh batch of students to sit for hunger strike

    Hyderabad: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the University of Hyderabad would decide on the fresh batch of students, who would sit on a hunger strike demanding justice for Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide on January 17.

  • Diabetes

    Early puberty may put women at diabetes risk

    New York: Women who began having menstrual cycles at a younger age are at a greater risk of developing gestational diabetes that can cause babies to develop Type-2 diabetes, reveals a study.

  • ‘Sharapova must play for Russia if she wants to go to Olympics’

    Moscow: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova must play for the national team next week at the Federation Cup fixture if she wants to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Shamil Tarpishchev, president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF), has said.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    MCD workers protest outside Kejriwal’s residence

    New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) workers staged a protest in front of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence here on Wednesday over non-payment of salaries.

  • #BabydollisBACK: Watch Sunny Leone drool you with a sanskaari twist!

    The most awaited adult comedy flick is all set to kick start with a bang. Check out Sunny Leone’s catchy look with a sanskaari twist. Mastizaade, starring Sunny Leone, Tusshar Kapoor and Vir Das, is directed by Milap Milap Zaveri. The movie is slated to release on 29th January, 2016.

  • One in every two children in Bengal anaemic: NFHS

    Kolkata: Over 50 per cent children under five years of age are anaemic in West Bengal, as per the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4 for 2015-16) data. “In West Bengal, though the number of children under five years of age suffering from anaemia decreased by seven per cent points over the last decade (from 61 per cent in 2005-06 to 54.2 per cent in 2015-16), one in every two children s still

  • coffee

    Relax! Coffee won’t give your heart extra beats

    New York: You have another reason to drink that cup of coffee. Researchers including an Indian-origin medical student now report that regular caffeine consumption does not lead to extra heartbeats, which may lead – in rare cases – to heart- or stroke-elated morbidity and mortality.

  • Matt Smith to play photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in biopic

    London: British actor Matt Smith is to tackle the role of iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in a new film. The former “Doctor Who” star, 33, will appear in the biopic opposite “Girls” actress Zosia Mamet, who will play Mapplethorpe’s lover/confidante, rocker Patti Smith, reported Guardian online.

  • Sharad Pawar

    Sharad Pawar discharged from hospital

    Pune/Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who was hospitalised on Sunday following a “minor kidney problem” and “water retention”, was discharged this morning, hospital authorities said.

  • Javed Akhtar rebukes blaming cinema for social violence

    Kolkata: Asserting that it is the society that makes cinema and not vice versa, Indian veteran lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar rebuked the view that cinema spreads violence and criticised the trend of connecting incidences of rape to cinema.

  • UP woman police officer conquers Antarctica’s highest peak

    Lucknow: An IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre has successfully climbed the Mount Vinson Massif, the highest peak in the Antarctic sub-continent, an official said on Wednesday. Aparna Kumar climbed the 17,000-feet-high peak of the Mount Vinson Massif on January 17.

  • John Kerry

    John Kerry presses China on North Korea, South China Sea

    Beijing: US Secretary of State John Kerry called today for China to do more to rein in North Korea’s nuclear activities and decrease tensions over disputed parts of the South China Sea.

  • Chanderpaul to play in the Masters Champions League

    St.John’s (Antigua): Four West Indies cricketers including the recently retired Shivnarine Chanderpaul have been given permission to play in the inaugural Masters Champions League (MCL) T20 scheduled to start on Thursday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).