Free Press Journal
  • Budget

    Budget may unveil health insurance scheme for elderly

    New Delhi: Government is working on a cashless health insurance scheme for senior citizens which may be announced in the upcoming Union Budget 2016-17. Around Rs 10,000 crore — lying unclaimed in banks and insurance companies, EPFO and small savings schemes — would be utilised for providing the health insurance cover to the elderly, sources said.

  • Comebacks are much more difficult than debuts: Nehra

    Kolkata:  Back in the national cricket team after being ignored for almost five years, veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra today said it is tougher to make a comeback than making a debut.

  • Subhash Ghai rues ‘Hollywood imitations’ in India

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who has given cinematic gems like “Karz”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Khalnayak” and “Pardes”, says it’s a big shame that even names of different regional cinema have become a shadow of Hollywood.

  • amitabh

    Big B facing health issues

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan says he is troubled with a mild body ailment which has laid him low. The megastar added that he has been dealing with it for many days now, and hopes to be back on his feet soon.

  • Airtel 4g

    Delivering 4G speed of up to 135 Mbps: Airtel

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today said it has started delivering 4G mobile broadband speed of up to 135 megabits per second. The company said data speeds of up to 135 Mbps have been delivered on commercially available mobile devices on Airtel’s 4G network in Kerala.

  • Indian peacekeepers take robust measures to protect South Sudan refugees

    United Nations: Indian peacekeepers are “taking robust measures to protect South Sudan refugees sheltered in a massive camp where 18 people have been killed and scores injured this week in fighting between ethnic groups — which has come under attack from the South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), according to a source monitoring the situation from here.

  • Hope me & Rohit have a long career like Sachin-Sourav: Dhawan

    Kolkata: Their understanding of each other’s game improving with every match, Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan today said he and Rohit Sharma would look to not just emulate but surpass the success of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar- Sourav Ganguly pair.

  • Organs do have sexual identity of their own: Study

    London: The organs in our body may have a sexual identity of their own, say researchers, suggesting that the findings can also shed light on why it is that some cancers are more common in women and others in men.

  • Drop charges against Bangladesh editors: Human Rights Watch

    New York:  Bangladeshi authorities should immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of the Daily Star and Prothom Alo, the country’s leading newspapers, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

  • Longest-lasting solar eclipse discovered

    London: Imagine living in a world where, every 69 years, the sun disappears in a near total eclipse that lasts for three and a half years. That is just what happens in an unnamed binary star system nearly 10,000 light years from the Earth.

  • Marijuana users five times more likely to become alcoholic

    New York: Adults who use marijuana are five times more likely to develop an alcohol use disorder (AUD) – alcohol abuse or dependence – compared to those who do not use the drug, a new study has found.

  • Economists warn of recession in US

    Washington: A very possible recession within the next three years would take place in the US, economists warned at a meeting of US governors.

  • Sehwag appeals to Jat agitators for peace

    New Delhi:  Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has appealed to the jats to end their violent agitation for reservation, saying that people of the community are saviours and not destroyers.

  • Exposure to bad air increases obesity risk

    New York: Exposure to highly polluted air for three-to-eight weeks may lead to an increase in weight, breathing problems and metabolic dysfunctions, showed a recent study.

  • Nadal out of Rio Open

    Rio de Janeiro: Multi-Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal suffered a surprise exit on his favourite clay court on Saturday as the Spanish tennis great lost to Pablo Cuevas 7-6(6), 6-7(3), 4-6 in the Rio Open men’s singles semifinals here.