Free Press Journal
  • Americans bank payment stopped over dogs terrorist name

    San Francisco: In a bizarre case, a man’s online payment to his dog walker was blocked by a bank in the US because his service dog’s name sounded like a dreaded terror network. Bruce Francis, 55, from San Francisco, was transferring USD 374 from his account to his dog walker and wrote his dog’s name ‘Dash’ in the memo line, as he has done every month for the past couple of years.

  • Fire engulfs UAE tower complex

    Ajman: Firefighters extinguished a blaze on Tuesday that burned up the side of several towers in the United Arab Emirates city of Ajman, the latest in a series of skyscraper infernos in the Gulf nation, which is home to the world’s tallest building. Civil defense workers sprayed water to cool down any remaining embers at the Ajman One development. The city is home to many commuters who work in the Gulf commercial

  • Syria regime forces advance on IS town near Palmyra: monitor

    Beirut: Syrian regime forces were locked in fierce clashes with Islamic State group jihadists on Tuesday on the outskirts of a key town near the ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor said. Just two days after seizing Palmyra from IS, pro-government fighters advanced southwest towards the jihadist-held town of Al-Qaryatain.

  • Supporters of Taseer killer refuse to end Islamabad protests

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday arrested nearly 750 supporters of Mumtaz Qadri, executed for killing former Punjab governor Salman Taseer, even as protests here continued with agitators refusing to leave until the government accepts their demand of declaring the Islamist assassin a ‘martyr’. Over 25,000 protesters had entered and besieged Islamabad’s high-security zone on Sunday, damaging public buildings and breaking barriers that had been erected.

  • Pakistan detained over 5,000 after Easter bombing:Taliban taunts PM

    Lahore: Over 5,000 people were rounded up by security forces since the Easter Sunday bombing here with more than 200 still in custody, Pakistan’s Punjab government said on Tuesday, even as Taliban militants behind the attack taunted the Prime Minister, saying the ‘war has reached his doorstep’. “In the past 24 hours, Punjab police had conducted 56 operations, the Counter Terrorism Department 16 and intelligence agencies in collaboration with the local police

  • ‘Obama planning to discuss ISIS threat with world leaders’

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is planning to hold a separate meeting on ISIS with world leaders when they converge here for the two-day Nuclear Security Summit later this week, the White House has said.

  • STROKE Gut bacteria may help prevent stroke: study

    New York: Certain types of bacteria in the gut can leverage the immune system to decrease the severity of stroke, according to a new study that suggests modifying the gut’s microbiotic makeup may help prevent the deadly condition.

  • Not just asteroid impact, deadly malaria too killed dinosaurs

    New York:  Malaria — often thought to be of more modern origin — may have killed dinosaurs and the origin of this deadly disease may have begun in an insect such as the biting midge more than 100 million years ago, researchers reveal.

  • Enzyme may cut heart disease risk caused by HIV drug

    New York: Researchers have identified an enzyme that is likely to lower the risk of heart related diseases caused by antiviral medicines used for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

  • Why good sleep is essential for both body and mind

    We spend one third of our life sleeping. There must be a good reason why nature makes us sleep for this long. Large number of studies all over the world has shown the beneficial effects of good sleep.

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    Reach for the stars

    HAPPY people are transparent, like themselves and like others too. They are not suspicious of what others want or expect of them. For example, a husband and wife are one unit, a team steering life together. With good self-esteem, they can share their feelings openly without fear of rejection. They can tolerate imperfections and instead of a co-existence, they can exist for each other. I know of a person who lived with

  • Here’s how to be better shopper

    Washington DC: You may want to bring along a shopping list next time you hit a store as a new study recommends so.

  • Social status ambition drives fertility down

    Washington DC: When the cost of achieving social status goes up, the fertility goes down, according to a recent study.

  • How human body ages explained

    Tokyo: Japanese scientists have discovered metabolites – substances created during metabolism – that are specifically related to ageing and shed light on how the human body ages.

  • Key protein can reverse deadly heart condition

    New York : An international team of scientists has identified a key protein that has the potential to reverse established cardiac fibrosis, the abnormal thickening of the heart valves, which progresses to heart failure.

  • Indian cities are being shorn of trees

    Findings of a new Indian Institute of Science study that used satellite-borne sensors, compared images over decades and modelled past and future growth reveal the rate of urbanisation in four Indian cities,

  • mika singh

    In a first, Mika, Sonu to a stage

    Singers Sonu Nigam and Mika Singh have carved their own niche in the Hindi film industry over the years. Both the singers have their own style of signing that separates them from the others. And for the first time in their 15 year career, both of them are coming together for a song in the film Santa Banta Pvt Ltd.
    Sonu and Mika will be seen crooning to the song Tooti from the

  • ritesh and pulki

    Don’t go by Pulkit Samrat’s innocent looks: Riteish

    Pulkit Samrat is not as “innocent” as he looks, says his “Bangistan” co-star Riteish Deshmukh. Ahead of the film’s premiere on Hindi movie channel, Riteish said: “Pulkit looks very innocent but don’t go by his looks. He is the most notorious person on the sets with a poker face. I had a great time shooting for this film. Even post pack-up, we all used to spend time together.”

  • Jacquline

    Smokin’ Hot: Jacqueline’s first look from DISHOOM

    The Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan girl, Jacqueline Fernandez revealed her first look from the upcoming movie ‘Dishoom’ and the look has risen curiosity levels! The look features Jacqueline in a care free avatar while being hand cuffed, her intense look definitely leaves us smitten.

  • shahrukh khan

    Why SRK changed his act at the last minute at an awards show

    Shah Rukh Khan is the biggest Bollywood superstar especially in Dubai. King Khan received a heartwarming welcome when he stepped inside the TOIFA venue recently. So, we’re sure SRK knew very well that his fans who had gathered to watch the awards ceremony were expecting an awesome act by Khan. However a source revealed, “SRK had severe knee issues and was in fact planning a short act and was to perform to