Free Press Journal
  • Nepal hosts first girl summit to end child marriage

    Kathmandu (Nepal): Nepal has hosted its first ever girl summit as part of its commitment to end child marriage by 2030. The one-day summit organised by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MoWCSW) with technical and financial support from DFID and UNICEF, was inaugurated by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.

  • China hails Nepal’s new Constitution, pledges host of projects

    Kathmandu (Nepal): China has welcomed Nepal’s new Constitution and pledged to carry out feasibility study of over a dozen projects related to infrastructure, energy and trade with the Himalayan state. China in a joint statement yesterday at the conclusion of visiting Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s business in Beijing said it regarded the promulgation of the Constitution as a historic progress in the political transition of Nepal.

  • Captain Cool, Dhoni loses his temper at a scribe

    Bengaluru: Soon after guiding India to a nerve-wracking victory, a visibly exasperated Mahendra Singh Dhoni lashed out a scribe after being asked if he was content with the one-run win over Bangladesh in the ICC World Twenty group match here. Dhoni walked into the press conference smiling, but it soon evaporated at the very first question, which not only took the India skipper by surprise but also left him furious.

  • Champions League set for two groups, 16 teams

    London: The Champions League could face a radical makeover with two groups of just eight teams each in what media reports claimed represents a step closer to a European Super League. The plans are aimed at pleasing the continent’s major clubs from the likes of Germany, Italy, Spain and England who fear that the current Champions League, which features eight groups of four, does not attract sufficient commercial returns.

  • Ujjwal Nikam

    ISI provided huge funds for Headley’s 26/11 operation: Ujjwal Nikam

    Mumbai: 26/11 Mumbai terror attack operative David Coleman Headley, who had been vehemently denying that he had not been paid by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence, finally made a sensational revelation before a court today that the ISI had massively funded his entire operation.

  • Football cuts risk of heart disease, diabetes

    London: Is there any reason for you not to play in your 60s or 70s? A new study shows that long-term recreational football training improved the health of 63-75 year old untrained men — reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. “The improvements contribute significantly to reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes,” said lead researcher Thomas Rostgaard Andersen from Copenhagen University’s department of nutrition, exercise and sports.

  • Vitamin C can help keep cataracts at bay

    Washington D.C : You may want to add vitamin C to your diet as a new study has suggested that it can help cut cataract progression risk. The study, led by King’s College London, found that higher dietary intake of vitamin C has a potentially preventative effect on cataract progression in the first twin study of cataracts to examine to what degree genetic and environmental factors influence their progression with age.

  • Olympics: Brazil sport minister ‘likely’ to quit – sources

    Rio De Janeiro: Brazil’s sport minister is likely to resign in the fallout of a raging political crisis, government sources said yesterday, just over four months from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Sport Minister George Hilton’s job has been under threat since his party, the Brazilian Republican Party (PRB), quit President Dilma Rousseff’s embattled coalition a week ago.

  • Mozambique debris ‘almost certainly’ from missing MH370 plane

    Sydney/Kuala Lumpur: Two pieces of plane debris found in Mozambique are “almost certainly” from MH370, Australia and Malaysia announced today, reigniting hopes of solving the world’s biggest aviation mystery more than two years after the jet disappeared over the Indian Ocean. “The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370,” Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester said of the two pieces of debris that comprise a flat grey fragment with the words “No Step” printed along one side.

  • Know how PeeCee, Salman, Tiger Shroff are celebrating Holi

    New Delhi: So what if desi girl Priyanka Chopra is not in India on the occasion of Holi, she managed to bring the festive vigor and zeal on her ‘Quantico’ set in Montreal. The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress recently shared a pic of her ‘Quantico’ co-stars enjoying Holi fun on her Twitter handle.

  • Djokovic makes peace with Serena, King over equal pay

    Miami: Novak Djokovic made peace with Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Serena Williams and others yesterday, supporting equal prize money for men and women tennis players after days of controversy. The world number one from Serbia suggested men attract more spectators and deserved better paydays in remarks on Sunday after winning the Indian Wells final.

  • Sanjay Dutt in an emotional father-daughter film by Vinod Chopra

    Sanjay Dutt is on the way to getting back to the camera. He has said yes to three new projects so far. One is Siddharth Anand’s action film for which Dutt needs to get more physically fit. Another is the next film in Raj Kumar Hirani’s Munnabhai series.

  • ‘Made in China’ nudges aside ‘Made in India’ on Holi

    Lucknow: Indian manufacturers of Holi colours, water guns, balloons and other products are losing out to Chinese imports because of at least 55 percent price differential, said a survey-cum-analysis by Assocham.

  • Injury scare for Neymar ahead of WC qualifier

    Rio de Janeiro: Brazil received a scare ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay when captain Neymar was taken to hospital with a suspected groin injury.
    The Barcelona star, who was taken to hospital on Wednesday, was later released and is expected to take his place in Brazil’s starting line-up at Recife’s Pernambuco Arena on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.