Free Press Journal
  • ‘Outcome of alliance talks likely by next week’

    Kolkata: With Congress and CPI(M) yet to formally announce a tie-up for the West Bengal Assembly poll, the final outcome of the discussions for an alliance is likely to be clear by next week. “Consultations are being held in a cordial and positive atmosphere. And the discussions are being held in a positive atmosphere. We hope to have a final outcome soon. Sooner the better,” CPI(M) politburo member Mohammed Salim said.

  • Bangladesh must stay focused on Asia Cup final: Mortaza

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Captain Mashrafe Mortaza is delighted at reaching the Asia Cup final but wants his teammates to stay focused.  The hosts will take on India in the final at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

  • Novel compound protects monkeys from Ebola virus

    New York: In an advance towards an effective treatment against the deadly Ebola virus disease, researchers have found that an antiviral compound that blocks the virus’s ability to replicate can fully protect monkeys when treated three days after infection.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Two new trains including Jodhpur Express launched

    The Indian Railways today launched two new trains, one a long-distance Kamakhya-Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur) Express which will run on a weekly basis, while another passenger service which will run on the new Coochbehar-Changrabandha section – six days week.

  • Kanhaiya is more ‘deshbhakt’ than BJP: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar is more of a ‘deshbhakt’ (patriot) than BJP leaders who have dubbed him anti-national, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday.

  • Better lifestyle and diet can reduce cardiac deaths

    London: A change in lifestyle that includes a reduced intake of fat, together with an increased intake of fibre from fruit, vegetables and grains can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, revealed a study.

  • Broccoli

    Broccoli can ward off liver cancer risk

    Washington D.C: You may want to start including broccoli in your diet as a recent study has shown that it can reduce the risk of liver cancer and preventing the development of fatty liver.

  • Narendra Modi

    P.A Sangma was a ‘self-made leader’: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the sudden demise of former Lok Sabha speaker P.A Sangma and described him to be a ‘self-made leader’, who made a monumental contribution towards the development of the north-east.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Stay away from politics: Govt. cautions Kanhaiya

    New Delhi: In an apparent attack at the Left Parties, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday advised JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar to help the concerned authorities to see that activities similar to the February 9 event are curbed in the university rather than enjoying the publicity.

  • MMRDA red-flags Centre’s move for bullet train station in BKC

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project the bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad appears to have hit a roadblock with the MMRDA opposing the location of the underground bullet train station at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC).

  • Pakistan intruder shot dead by BSF in Ferozepur

    Amritsar: A Pakistani intruder was today shot dead by BSF when he crossed into Indian territory during the wee hours and refused to surrender before the troops patrolling the Indo-Pak border.

  • Urmila Matondkar ties the knot with Mohsin Akhtar Mir

    The always bubbly and ever-so-chirpy Urmila Mantondkar, who is best known for her roles in films like Rangeela, Satya, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and others got married today with a Kashmiri based businessman & model- Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a quiet wedding ceremony as the couple wanted to keep it simple and private.

  • zubaan

    Subhash K Jha speaks about Zubaan

    For those who thought Vicky Kaushal’s Masaan act last year was just a one-off flash in the pan affair, Zubaan is an eye-opener. Kaushal plays Dilsher, the waylaid Sikh boy from Gurdaspur who only wants to be successful in ways that we normally describe success. So he schemes his way into the heart mind home and property of a business tycoon Sikand (Manish Chaudhary, exuding arrogant power the way Amrish Puri did

  • Preity Zintas marriage a surprise to her friends

    It is difficult to believe that Preity Zinta, known to her friends-and that includes this writer-to be fearless outspoken and unabashed about the truth-has gone and married so quietly. Just a month back Preity and I had a long conversation on the topic of her marriage and she said, “People seem to know more about my marriage than me. They are even setting dates for my wedding. They might as well tell

  • Neerja

    Sonam Kapoors Neerja gets added screens Aligarh flops

    In the second week Ram Madhvani’s Neerja has seen an escalation in ticket sales of the kind rarely witnessed at the box office. According trade information, shows of the highly-acclaimed but poorly-received Aligarh and the political satire Tere Bin Laden Dead Or Alive had to be cancelled due to poor attendance. Additional shows of Neerja were scheduled in the place of the two poorly-received films.