Free Press Journal
  • Mallya is a gentleman, will return to India: Farooq Abdullah

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today came out in support of embattled Kingfisher boss Vijay Mallya, saying there was no need to arrest the business tycoon as he was a “gentleman” and would return to India on his own.

  • Now send SMS to 58888 to get your train cleaned

    New Delhi: A railway passenger can now send an SMS to a prescribed number if the coach requires cleaning as the public transporter today launched “Clean My Coach” initiative as part of its ‘Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat’ campaign.

  • ‘Love hormone’ can make stressed people sensitive towards spouse

    London: Giving prescribed does of “love hormone” oxytocin to men suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can instill empathy and compassion in them toward women, reveals a study.  The researchers hope that in the future, oxytocin may be used as a treatment option in couple therapy as it may increase positive communication behaviours among partners, particularly among those where the husband suffers from PTSD.

  • Unknown assailants gun down Pak Army Colonel in Peshawar

    Peshawar: A Colonel of the Pakistan Army was killed when unknown assailants targeted him near Ring Road in Peshawar’s Hayatabad area on Friday. SP Peshawar Cantt Kashif Zulfiqar informed that Colonel Tariq Ghafoor was on his way to a nearby mosque to offer Friday prayers in Hayatabad Phase VI area when he was targeted by unknown armed men, reports Dawn.

  • Vijender looks for winning start to year in 4th pro contest

    Liverpool : He has been nothing short of sensational so far and Indian boxing star Vijender Singh would look to ensure that his winning streak remains intact when he takes on Hungarian Alexander Horvath in his fourth professional bout here tomorrow. The former Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist would be stepping into to compete in his first fight of the year after three knockout wins last year. But tomorrow, he would be squaring off against his most experienced rival so far who

  • Divorce Case

    Govt flip-flops on “irretrievable breakdown” law in Divorce

    New Delhi: Government today indicated that it has put in cold storage a bill to make marriage laws more women-friendly and allow both parties to file for divorce on the ground of “irretrievable breakdown” of marriage.

  • Govt. makes adequate arrangements for visitors: Rajnath on T20 row

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing uncertainty over the arrival of Pakistan’s national cricket squad in India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said New Delhi makes adequate arrangements for those visiting the nation.

  • Obama hits out at Cameron, Sarkozy over Libya intervention

    Washington:  British leader David Cameron got “distracted” and French President Nicolas Sarkozy wanted to promote his country during the 2011 NATO-led military intervention in Libya, US President Barack Obama said in an interview today. Obama didn’t shy away from rebuking two of his closest allies in the extensive magazine interview, as he discussed the conditions surrounding the British and French-led bombing campaign that led to the fall of Moamer Kadhafi’s regime.

  • HIV-infected men risk brittle bones more than women

    New York: Men infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at greater risk of suffering from brittle and fragile bones than women, finds new research. The results showed that in HIV-infected adults, the chances of the protein and mineral content of the bone tissue getting reduced and the bones becoming brittle and fragile are as high as 90 percent in men and 60 percent in women.

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    Sri Sri Event: NGT extends fine deadline, but rains frown

    New Delhi – A green court here on Friday cleared the decks for Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s controversial cultural festival and gave his foundation three more weeks to pay Rs.5 crore in damages for holding the jamboree on the fragile Yamuna floodplains in Delhi.

  • Netherlands out of World T20 after washout

    Dharamsala: The Netherlands crashed out of the ICC World T20 after its second qualifying match against Oman was washed out here today. It rained intermittently at the picturesque HPCA Stadium and no play was possible in the first game of the day after Oman won the toss and put the Netherlands in to bat.

  • Opposition leader criticises Turkey-EU migrant plan

    Ankara : The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party has criticised the government for demanding European Union funds to stem the flood of migrants streaming through the bloc, local media reported today. The EU agreed in November to deliver three billion euros (USD 3.3 billion) in funds for refugees in return for Ankara’s cooperation in tackling the migrant crisis.

  • ‘Good’ fat may keep your blood sugar stable

    Sydney : A team of Australian scientists has shown that brown fat — a special type of fat that burns energy to produce heat — may also help to keep blood sugar stable in adults. Brown or “good” fat may help minimise fluctuations in blood sugar (blood glucose) concentration in adults. “Brown fat takes up so much glucose that we wondered whether brown fat could affect the concentration of glucose in the blood –

  • WT20 Indo-Pak row: Pak HC Basit meets Home Secy

    New Delhi: With clouds of uncertainty hanging over the arrival of Pakistan cricket team for the ICC World Twenty20, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit arrived at the North Block here on Friday to meet Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi.

  • Aus woman drops infant, toddler from 2nd floor to escape fire

    Melbourne: A 27-year-old woman, trapped in a fire in her second-storey apartment in Australia, dropped her two-day-old baby and toddler from a window to rescuers. The woman had climbed onto the windowsill in her home in suburban Lakemba in Sydney’s south-west, unable to escape fire when the firefighters arrived for rescue last night.

  • New NASA technology to better measure Earth’s orientation

    Washington: NASA has developed advanced technology for making precise measurements of Earth’s orientation and rotation – information that will help provide a foundation for navigation of all space missions and for geophysical studies. The technology includes a new class of radio antenna and electronics that provide broadband capabilities for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). This technique is used to make precise measurements of Earth in space and time, researchers said.

  • Indian batsmen stood tall in all 5 World T20’s, but luck eluded

    Mumbai: With the sixth edition of the World Twenty20 tournament under way, the Indian batsmen have been the dominant factor right from the inaugural tournament in 2007, compared to the country’s bowlers. A young, energetic and jubilant Yuvraj Singh lit up the inaugural edition of the World T20 in South Africa in 2007 with his batting skills and power hitting.

  • Govt to computerise all ration shops by March 2017: Paswan

    New Delhi: Government aims to computerise the PDS sector to help check pilferages and plug leakages by installing electronic Point of Sale (ePoS) devices at all fair price shops across the country by March 2017.