Free Press Journal
  • Three dead in Venezuela after contracting Zika: Maduro

    Caracas: Three people have died in Venezuela from complications linked to Zika, President Nicolas Maduro said today — the first fatalities reported in the country in connection with the mosquito-borne virus. Speaking on national television, Maduro said there were 319 confirmed cases of the virus in the South American country, adding: “Unfortunately we have had three deaths from Zika nationwide.”

  • Tabu wants to do an action film now

    Mumbai: Versatile actress Tabu, who has explored multiple genres in filmdom, is now craving to do a full-fledged action film.

  • Russian PM says Arabs intervention in Syria could spark ‘new world war’

    Kabul: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that if Arab forces entered the Syrian war they could spark a ‘new world war’ and has urged for ceasefire talks instead. TOLO News reported that when asked about proposals by some Arab countries to enter the conflict under a US command, Medvedev said, ‘that would be bad decision because ground offensives usually lead to wars becoming permanent’.

  • Dum Laga ke Haisha

    ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ reaches Italy

    New Delhi: Seems like actor Ayushmann Khurrana has got a big reason to celebrate as his film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ is getting screened in Italy.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Cong wanted to implicate Modi in Ishrat Jahan case: Venkaiah

    Mumbai: Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today alleged that Congress wanted to “implicate” the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and “harass” present party president Amit Shah in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, and said the party should “openly regret” its actions.

  • Islamic State executes three former fighters

    Damascus: The Islamic State group shot dead three of its former fighters in eastern Syria and dumped their bodies in the desert, refusing to allow their families to bury them, a monitor said. The executions took place near the village al-Hsan in Deir Ezzor province, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • US working with India to bring Mumbai attackers to justice

    Washington: Reiterating that it would continue to work with India to bring those responsible for the Mumbai terror attacks to justice, the US says it has encouraged collaboration between Pakistan and India on the case. “Obviously we’ve been, over the years, working closely with and cooperating with the Indian Government in its investigation,” of the Nov 2008 attacks, State Department Spokesperson Mark C. Toner told reporters Thursday.

  • School catches fire in Kurseong

    Darjeeling: A major fire gutted part of the more than a century old Dow Hill School in Kurseong, fire brigade officials said today. Nobody was injured as the school was closed because of winter holidays, but property worth lakhs of rupees was destroyed, they said.

  • Indonesia bans ‘gay’ emojis on messaging apps

    Jakarta: In the latest crackdown on gay rights in Indonesia, the government has demanded all instant messaging apps remove same-sex emoticons or face a ban in the Muslim-majority country. The emojis — which are available on the popular apps LINE and Whatsapp as well as Facebook and Twitter — depict same-sex couples holding hands and the rainbow flag, commonly used to symbolise the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

  • Jaguar Land Rover reports best ever quarterly sales

    Jaguar Land Rover has reported its results for the three-month period to 31st December, 2015. Tata-owned carmaker retailed 1,37,653 vehicles during the period, up 23 percent as compared to previous year’s third quarter.

  • Plausible that ISI facilitated Mumbai attack: Pakistani daily

    Islamabad: It may very well be plausible that officials from within the ISI facilitated the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, a Pakistani daily said and noted that Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley’s testimony has really not revealed as much as the Indian government would have been hoping.
    An editorial “Revelations” in the Nation on Friday said that in an video testimony to an Indian court Headley corroborated the Indian version of speculation surrounding the 2008

  • Tried to develop close relation with Sena member: Headley

    Mumbai: Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today told a Mumbai court that he tried to develop close relations with a Shiv Sena member as he thought that Lashkar-e-Taiba might be interested to either attack Sena Bhawan or “assassinate its head”, a reference to Bal  Thackeray.

  • Kia Picanto Sport Might be launched in India

    Korean subsidiary of Hyundai motors, Kia has plans to set up a production base in Andhra Pradesh. The carmaker in all likeliness will also be bringing its Kia Picanto hatchback and Kia Sportage compact SUV to India. The facility to be developed is expected to have a production capacity of 200,000 units to be manufactured annually. There are speculations that the base of production for the sister company of India’s second largest

  • Google expands hiring for its self-driving project

    New Delhi: Alphabet Inc, the American multinational conglomerate created in 2015 as the parent company of Google, is advertising several jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise for its self-driving project. Thirty-six jobs related to the Google X car project were listed, including engineers working on motion control, displays, robotics and sensors as well as managers charged with operations, materials and marketing, Reuters reported. Meanwhile, internet giant Google declined to

  • An egg a day won’t risk your heart

    London: A high-cholesterol diet and eating eggs will not increase risk of heart attack, not even in persons inclined genetically, reveals a new study. Relatively higher intake of dietary cholesterol, or eating an egg every day, are not associated with an elevated risk of incident coronary heart disease or with the thickening of the common carotid artery walls, the study said.

  • Naval dockyard participates in Kala Ghoda Festival

    Mumbai: The uniqueness of this year’s Kala Ghoda Festival is the participation of Naval Dockyard (Mumbai), an organisation with 280 years of rich heritage, synonymous with the history of Mumbai.