Free Press Journal
  • India, Pakistan

    Love struck Indian sentenced to three years for espionage in Pakistan

    Peshawar: A 31-year-old Indian national, who had gone missing in Pakistan in 2012, has been sentenced to three years in prison by a military court for espionage. Hamid Nehal Ansari was convicted on Sunday by the military court in Kohat, a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and was shifted to Peshawar Central Prison, a jail spokesman said.

  • Kiwi coach wants greener pitch for swing bowling attack

    Melbourne: With an aim to expose Australia’s batting vulnerabilities against swing bowling conditions, New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has called for a greener pitch for the second Test match in Christchurch.

  • Barack Obama

    Obama starts summit talks with Asean leaders

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has started a meeting with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries, looking to deepen what he called a “strong and enduring partnership”, the media reported on Tuesday. During the opening session of the summit in Rancho Mirage, in Sunnylands, California, on Monday, Obama stressed his “personal commitment” to build a “strong and long-lasting” alliance in the region.

  • Japanese scientist turns crab shells into nanofibers

    Tokyo: A Japanese scientist has developed a method to turn discarded crab shells into nanofibers, which can be used in food or beauty products, the media reported on Tuesday. The project’s leader, Professor Shinsuke Ikufu of the chemistry and biotechnology department at Japan’s Tottori University, said that after seeing thousands of tonnes of crab shells discarded every year, he decided to develop a method to recycle and take advantage of the raw material,

  • I’m still a baby, says Kareena

    Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor Khan says she’s still a “baby” when it comes to acting as she is a “director’s actor”.

  • ‘Sholay’ revisited at Hema Malini’s music album release

    Mumbai: After 40 years, “Sholay” stars Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra and Hema Malini, apart from filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, shared the stage together at the music release of an album by Bollywood’s ‘dream girl’.

  • Bypoll: BJP wins in Muzaffarnagar, Cong victorious in Deoband

    Lucknow: BJP wrested the Muzaffarnagar seat from the ruling Samajwadi Party, which also lost the Deoband seat to the Congress in two of the three by-elections in UP for which results were announced today. The bypoll results are being viewed as crucial in the countdown to the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh next year. The ruling party was leading in Bikapur, according to the latest trends.

  • Brain neurons linked to depression identified

    Toronto: Paving the way for new depression treatments, researchers have discovered the first-ever connection between vulnerability to depression and a type of brain cells called noradrenergic neurons. Noradrenergic neurons are located in a cerebral structure named Locus coeruleus. These neurons communicate with each other using noradrenaline, a neurotransmitter molecule involved in emotional regulation, sleep and mood disorders – and, the researchers now believe, resilience and depression.

  • JNU protests: New, ugly face of Modi’s India, says Pakistani daily

    Islamabad: The “new, ugly face of Modi’s India” can be seen in the Jawaharlal Nehru University protest row, said a Pakistani daily which urged JNU students, India’s civil society and opposition parties to “fight back”. An editorial “JNU protests” in The News International on Tuesday said: “The new, ugly face of Modi’s India can be seen in the reaction to the row over protests at the Jawaharwal Nehru University.”

  • Akali Dal wins Punjab assembly by-poll by big margin 

    Chandigarh: The ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Tuesday convincingly won the Khadoor Sahib assembly by-election in Punjab. Akali Dal candidate Ravinder Singh Brahmpura defeated his nearest rival by a margin of 65,664 votes, election department officials said here.

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad

    GST not discussed at meeting with PM Modi: Ghulam Nabi Azad

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday told media that the issue of the Goods and Services Tax Bill did not feature in the Prime Minister’s meeting with leaders of all major parties in Parliament ahead of the Budget session, which beginsg from February 23.

  • All ‘anti-national’ people can go to Pakistan: O P Sharma

    New Delhi: BJP MLA O.P. Sharma, who was yesterday seen thrashing Communist Party of India (CPI) minority wing leader Ameeq Jamei outside a Delhi court, stirred a fresh controversy on Tuesday and said that all those who have no respect for the nation and are ‘anti-national’ can go and live in Pakistan.

  • Worldcup T20 2016

    India to play warm-up games against Windies, SA in World T20

    Dubai: India will play against the West Indies and South Africa in their warm-up matches for next month’s World Twenty20 as the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced the match timings and warm-up schedule of the T20 pinnacle event.

  • Renault Duster Facelift Might be Launched by the End of Next Month!

    At the recently culminated 2016 Indian Auto Expo, French automaker Renault showcased the 2016 Duster facelift alongside special editions of its immensely revered Kwid hatchback. This was the premiere of the segment dominating compact sedan’s facelift. In a conversation with IndianAutosBlog, a Renault official confirmed that post the media activities for the AMT Duster, which will be held in the second week of March, the company will announce the pricing of the

  • CPI(M) wins Assembly bypoll in Tripura

    Agartala: Ruling CPI-M today won the Birganj Assembly by-election in Tripura’s Gomati district, with party candidate Parimal Debnath trouncing his nearest rival BJP candidate by a margin of 10,597 votes.

  • Rannvijay Singh

    Rannvijay Singh refused ‘Bigg Boss’ for seven years

    Darjeeling: Actor Rannvijay Singh, best known for hosting adventure reality TV show “Roadies” for over 10 years, says he will never be a part of “Bigg Boss” as it does not appeal him.