Free Press Journal
  • Shabana slams Kareena’s ‘Fevicol Se’ item number

    Bollywood’s veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is known to voice an honest opinion on matters, has taken a dig at item numbers in Bollywood and especially targeting Kareena Kapoor Khan’s raunchy item number from ‘Dabangg 2.’

  • DMDK’s decision to go solo will benefit PMK: Anbumani Ramadoss

    Coimbatore: PMK’s chief ministerial candidate Anbumani Ramadoss today claimed the DMDK’s decision to go it alone in the May 16 Tamil Nadu assembly elections would be favourable to his party. The decision has put to end the confusion prevailing among the political parties, many of whom had wooed Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), Ramadoss told reportershere. He said the DMDK’s move to go solo would turn the trend in favour of Paattaali Makkal Katchi (PMK).

  • Hand written words fade into history

    PRAMITA BOSE takes nostalgic trip to the good old days of letter writing which have been replaced by instant messaging and email.

  • New species of reptile identified from 250-mln-year-old fossil

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years ago in Brazil, which may help understand the origins of dinosaurs, flying reptiles and crocodiles. The species has been identified from a mostly complete and well preserved fossil skull that the team has named Teyujagua paradoxa. The fossil was discovered last year by a team from the Paleobiology Laboratory of the Federal University of Pampa (Unipampa) in Brazil, in a Triassic rock exposure near the city of Sao Francisco

  • Infertile men at increased risk of metabolic diseases

    London: Men with fertility problems are at increased risk of developing metabolic diseases such as osteoporosis – that makes bones brittle — or diabetes, warns a new study. Men with poor semen quality have been shown to have a decreased life expectancy, but the causes are unknown and no biochemical markers or prevention strategies have been developed.

  • Sania Martina make winning start at Indian Wells

    Indian Wells (USA): Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis saw off the challenge of Australian team of Casey Dellacqua and Samantha Stosur to move to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open, here. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated their rivals 6-3 7-5 in just 68 minutes in their opening round of the USD 6,844,139 hard court event.

  • Moody’s downgrades Hong Kong outlook to ‘negative’

    Hong Kong: Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded its outlook for Hong Kong today, citing increasing political riskiness and closer economic ties with China, which is facing a growth slowdown.

  • ‘Ganguly gave aggressive dimension to India-Australia rivalry’

    Kolkata: Australian pace bowler John Hastings on Saturday credited former India skipper Sourav Ganguly for giving an aggressive dimension to the India-Australia rivalry on the cricket field. Between 2000 and 2005, Ganguly was a captain who would give back to the rival team at the first instance. He moulded an outfit which would fight till the very last ball of an innings. He also used intimidating tactics like he once had made

  • Jewellers strike enters 11th day over excise duty

    New Delhi: The strike by jewellers and bullion traders continued for a 11th straight day today demanding withdrawal of the proposed excise duty on non-silver jewellery items.

  • Teen girls charged in France over ‘concert hall attack plot’

    Paris: Two teenage girls have been charged in France with allegedly plotting to assault a Paris concert hall some four months after the nation’s deadliest terror attacks, legal sources said today. The girls, 15 and 17 years old, exchanged messages on Facebook in which they claimed they wanted to launch an attack similar to those in November that targeted the Bataclan concert venue as well as bars, restaurants and a football stadium, police said.

  • Big fat ‘dog’ wedding in U.P, 5000 attend bizarre ceremony

    Lucknow: In a bizarre incident, over 5000 people attended a canine wedding in Pawara village of Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. The marriage took place as per Hindu traditions in the Pawara village which welcomed the guest with full fervour.

  • Asked not to use smartphone, Chinese kid cuts off own finger

    New York: While the cases of selfie and gaming addiction leading to tragic ends of adult lives have become increasingly common, a self-harming incident involving an 11-year-old-boy from China shows that smartphone addiction is catching up with kids — consequences of which are unlikely to please parents. Following arguments with his parents for asking to keep his hands off a phone, the boy cut of his own index finger apparently as a mark

  • Why nights are getting more rapidly warmer than days

    London: Researchers have discovered why more rapid warming at night compared to the day, which has been seen around the globe in recent decades, is likely to continue.  Observations from the last 50 years have shown that the nights have been warming much faster than the days.  Part of this more rapid warming at night is innate to the climate system, because the night-time temperatures are inherently more sensitive to climate forcing,

  • OROP rally

    OROP funds fraud: C K Sharma sent to judicial custody till March 25

    New Delhi: Retired Wing Commander C.K. Sharma was placed in judicial custody by a Gurgaon court on Saturday till March 25 for alleged financial irregularities committed in an organisation for defence veterans and their widows.

  • Excise duty on gold: AAP throws its weight behind traders

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today demanded that the Centre roll back the one per cent excise duty on gold and said they stand by the traders in Delhi who will hold a protest rally against the decision at Ramlila Maidan on March 17. “BJP when it was in opposition had protested the then imposition of excise duty on gold tooth and nail forcing the UPA government to roll it back. Now, Arun

  • India-Pakistan ticket lottery system starts

    Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that the online process to register for the lottery system for the India-Pakistan match on March 19, started at 12 p.m. on Saturday for a 48-hour window. The lottery system process has to be done again as the match was relocated to the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala due to security concerns.

  • Ramiz surprised by Amir’s ‘glorious comeback’ after five-year ban

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and renowned commentator Ramiz Raja has said that he was surprised by paceman Mohammad Amir’s sensational comeback to the international cricket after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing. Amir, who made his international comeback last month, won praises from cricketing fraternity after producing a fiery four-over spell against India in the just-concluded Asia Cup match against India.

  • Repair of parts of Great Wall of China nears completion

    Beijing : The repair of parts of the Great Wall of China in Gansu province is nearing completion, authorities said.  Repairs of the Great Wall along Jiayuguan city started in May 2012. About 95 percent of the renovation programme has been completed, said an official. The 195-million-yuan ($30 million) programme involved reinforcing wooden structures, restoring paintings, building drainage systems and installing flood and fire control facilities, Xinhua news agency reported. A few repairs

  • IAF plane tyre bursts while landing at Dehradun airport, none hurt

    Dehradun, Mar 12 (PTI) A tragedy was averted here today when one of the tyres of an IAF plane, with ten people on board including a senior officer, burst while landing at Jolly Grant airport, 30 km east of the city, this morning.