Free Press Journal
  • PM to inaugurate ‘Vision Conclave’ on Feb 2    

    Kozhikode: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Vision Conclave’, which is to be held as part of the third edition of the five-day Global Ayurveda Festival, on February 2 in the city. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will officially inaugurate the GAF on January 31, organising committee members of the GAF said.

  • Hardik Pandya

    Hardik Pandya reprimanded for breaching ICC Code of Conduct

    Melbourne: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been reprimanded by the ICC for celebrating aggressively after taking a wicket during the first Twenty20 International against Australia in Adelaide. The incident happened in the 16th over of Australia’s innings when Pandya, after dismissing Chris Lynn, celebrated excessively in close proximity to the dismissed batsman, which could have provoked an aggressive reaction.

  • Karan Johar to speak at Harvard

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar will address students at a conference at the prestigious Harvard Business School in Boston, USA. Johar, 43, who dons several hats of filmmaker, actor, fashion designer, TV show host and writer, will be a keynote speaker during the upcoming India Conference 2016. It will be held in the first week of February.

  • Shane Watson

    It’s challenging for Australia to play T20s: Shane Watson

    Melbourne: Arguably the most successful cricketing nation as far as Tests and ODIs are concerned, Australia have struggled in Twenty20 and all-rounder Shane Watson feels it is because the shortest format only has “entertainment value”.

  • Mick Schumacher to compete in FMSCI National Racing

    Chennai: Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher, would be seen in action at the MMSC FMSCI National Racing Championship here this weekend. Besides 16-year-old Mike Schumacher, the FIA-inscribed MRF International Challenge, with a card of four races, will also witness other overseas drivers such as Jean Alesi’s son Giuliano, Harrison Newey, son of leading F1 designer Adrian Newey, in action.

  • Google computer beats human champion in ancient Chinese game

    London: For the first time, a Google computer programme has beaten a human champion of the 2,500-year-old complex Chinese game of Go, in an event seen as a milestone for artificial intelligence. Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo beat the reigning three-time European Go champion Fan Hui – who has devoted his life to the game since the age of 12 – five games to nil in October last year in London.

  • IGIA bomb hoax: Police register case

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has registered a case pertaining to hoax calls following which two Kathmandu-bound flights were yesterday grounded at IGI Airport here minutes before departure. “The FIR was registered late last night,” DCP (IGIA) DK Gupta said today.

  • 13 migrants, including 8 children, drown off Greece

    Athens: The bodies of thirteen migrants, including eight children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos today after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said. A search was underway for around 20 people listed as missing after the latest tragedy involving migrant boats crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece.

  • Nguyen Tan Dung

    Vietnam’s re-elected communist chief hails one-party rule

    Hanoi: Vietnam’s freshly re-elected top communist party leader has hit out at critics of his country’s one-party system, arguing that collective decision-making is “more democratic” than in nations which hold popular elections.

  • J P Nadda

    Make health a ‘fundamental right’: Welfare body urges Centre

    New Delhi: Ruing the lack of adequate healthcare facilities across the country, a welfare body has asked the Centre to make health a “fundamental right” to address issues of infrastructure and access in the medical sector. In a letter to Union Health Minister JP Nadda, the Central Government Employees Resident Welfare Association said that a “universal and affordable” policy needs to be framed with attention to the common man and the destitute.

  • Images suggest N Korea may be preparing missile launch

    Tokyo: North Korea may be preparing a long-range ballistic missile launch, Japanese media said rsday, following a nuclear test this month that raised international alarm and sparked a diplomatic clash between Washington and Beijing. Imagery collected over the past several days suggested the launch from the western Dongchang-ri site could come in about a week, Kyodo News said, citing a Japanese government source it did not identify.

  • Apple

    Eating apples, berries may help prevent weight gain: study

    Washington: Eating fruits and vegetables that contain high levels of flavonoids such as apples, pears, berries and radishes may help prevent weight gain, a new study has found. Researchers from Harvard University and the University of East Anglia (UEA) examined the association between the dietary intake of seven flavonoid subclasses and weight change in a study of 124,086 men and women based across the US over 24 years.

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    French top court hears case crucial to Sarkozy’s future

    Paris: Nicolas Sarkozy’s lawyers are asking France’s highest court to throw out evidence obtained through wiretaps of phone conversations between the former French president and his main lawyer. It is one of several legal cases in which Sarkozy’s name has appeared, but the most potentially damaging to his political future. He’s expected to seek the conservative nomination to run for president again next year.

  • Subramanian Swamy

    Swamy approaches LG, seeks sanction to prosecute Kejriwal

    New Delhi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today approached Lt Governor Najeeb Jung seeking sanction to prosecute Arvind Kejriwal under Prevention of Corruption Act alleging that as Chief Minister in his first tenure, he had helped AAP receiving donation from a private firm in lieu of illegally favouring it.

  • Gold

    Gold remains up on sustained buying; silver turns weak

    New Delhi: Continuing its upward journey for the third day, gold surged by Rs 5 to Rs 27,135 per ten grams at the bullion market today on sustained buying by jewellers, driven by the ongoing wedding season even as the metal weakened in overseas markets.

  • sunny leone

    Sunny Leone is simple, relaxed in real life: Milap Zaveri

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Milap Zaveri, who has teamed up with Sunny Leone for “Mastizaade”, says in real life the actress is very different from her on-screen image. “She (Sunny) is simple, beautiful, Indian, sweet, fun, relaxed in real life. She is geeky, she is a nerd, she is clumsy,” Milap told PTI.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Cong responsible for Prez Rule more than 100 times: Rijiju

    New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing row over President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has alleged that Congress was responsible for imposition of central rule more than 100 times in various states on “flimsy grounds”. “President Rule is imposed only in a special case. Congress Party had imposed PR more than 100 times on flimsy grounds, including Arunachal Pradesh in the past,” he said in a Facebook post after Central rule

  • fog in city

    3 dead, 10 injured in 5-vehicle pile-up in Raj

    Jaipur: Three persons were today killed and 10 injured when five vehicles collided in poor visibility due to fog on Sardarshahar mega highway in Rajasthan’s Churu district.

  • Ashish Shelar BJP MLA

    Maha govt not to amend Rent Control Act

    Mumbai – The state government has decided not to go ahead with its controversial decision to amend the Maharashtra Rent Control Act (1999), which would have excluded all commercial establishments occupying over 500 sq ft from protection under the Act that prohibits landlords from levying
    market rents.