Free Press Journal
  • Fearing Trump presidency, Bloomberg drops independent bid

    Washington: With Donald Trump going strong in Republican primaries, New York City’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg dropped the idea of an independent run fearing it may help the Republican presidential frontrunner win. “When I look at the data, it’s clear to me that if I entered the race, I could not win,” wrote Bloomberg who had floated the idea of an independent 2016 campaign — particularly if Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders

  • Shabana-Azmi

    Shabana Azmi’s message on Womens Day

    “India lives in several centuries simultaneously. Her people encapsulate all the contradictions that arise from being a multi-cultural multi-religious multi-lingual society and are reflected in the position of Indian women. On one hand, women hold top positions in politics, corporate world banking sector, etc, on the other hand, it’s a sad reality that female foeticide is also practised. The patriarchal mind-set is so deeply entrenched that it is internalised by both men

  • 82 incidents of tiger attacking human in last 3 yrs

    New Delhi: As many as 82 incidents of tiger attacks on humans have been reported in different parts of the country in the last three years, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.

  • Ladies go organic with Angiya Bra this Women’s Day

    New Delhi: While ladies are celebrating the spirit of womanhood on the occasion of International Women’s Day around the world, a young entrepreneur is asking them to go organic for a better health. Priyanka, the maker of Angiya Bra, had many women come up to her and just discuss the kind of bras that are available today and how uncomfortable they can be. This is when she came up with an alternative bra,

  • PCB assured of adequate security to squad during World T20 in India

    Dharamsala: ICC World T20 director M.V. Sridhar on Tuesday revealed that the Pakistan security team has assessed the security measures taken in Dharamsala, adding that they have been categorically assured by the district administration that ample security would be provided to the players during the much-awaited clash against India on March 19.

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Petrol may become dearer in Goa post budget

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today hinted at increasing Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol in the upcoming budget session of the State Legislative Assembly. “…I cannot say anything about it before the budget is tabled. But I feel people of Goa will readily accept additional VAT on petrol prices,” Parsekar told PTI in an interview on the occasion of completion of BJP government’s four years in office, tomorrow.

  • Alia Bhatt

    In my family, we always fight: Alia Bhatt

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who will soon be seen in family drama ‘Kapoor and Sons’, recently revealed that people in her family scream and fight a lot.

  • Rajinikanth

    Rajinikanth summoned by Madurai court in ‘Lingaa’ case

    Madurai: Superstar Rajinikanth has been summoned by a Madurai court on Tuesday in connection with the charges that the story of his film “Lingaa” was allegedly stolen from another writer.

  • B’desh top court upholds Jamaat leader’s death sentence

    Dhaka: Bangladesh’s Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence of a top Islamist leader for war crimes during the country’s independence struggle against Pakistan in 1971, paving the way for his execution. Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha announced the apex court’s verdict to dismiss the appeal of Jamaat-e-Islami stalwart and media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali, who was convicted of murder and abduction during Bangladesh’s liberation war.

  • IIT students turns into garbage collector

    Kharagpur (WB): Selling recyclable garbage in Kharagpur town is now as easy as ordering a pizza over phone, thanks to a social entrepreneurial initiative of a group of IITians.

  • Women Crusaders – The Social Game Changers

    These young women come from different walks of life and are trained in different professions; varied interest groups. We bring you a steady mix of young women working for a social cause:

  • What is the mystery behind Mercury’s ‘darkness’?

    Washington D.C. : Though it is nearest to the sun, Mercury’s surface is immensely dark. So, what is the ‘darkening agent’? About a year ago, scientists proposed that Mercury’s darkness was due to carbon that gradually accumulated from the impact of comets that travelled into the inner Solar System. Now, the scientists, led by Patrick Peplowski of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, have used data from the MESSENGER mission to confirm

  • Spider toxin analogue can help in treating pain

    Washington D.C. : Researchers have recently found that a compound based on a spider toxin may be effective for treating pain. Experiments conducted in rats revealed that the compound, called PnPP-19, provided pain relief most likely by acting on receptors in the nervous system that also bind opioids and cannabis (or marijuana).

  • Mathews to captain Sri Lanka in WT20, Malinga also in

    Colombo: All-rounder Angelo Mathews today replaced Lasith Malinga as captain of the Sri Lankan cricket team for the ICC World Twenty20 in India but the injury-ravaged pacer managed to retain his place in the side. The team was picked by the new selection committee — headed by the former skipper Aravinda de Silva which also includes Kumar Sangakkara. Malinga was asked by the management to resign as captain after a spate of injuries which relegated him to a non-playing captain.

  • UN chief advocates press freedom

    United Nations: Citing the murder of Indian journalist Karun Misra, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said every time a journalist is killed anywhere in the world and the press is silenced, the rule of law and democracy get weaker. “Across the global agenda, the media are critical. Yet  journalists face growing efforts to silence their voices – through harassment, censorship and attacks. Journalists are not criminals. But they are often mistreated or even killed because they have the courage to expose