Free Press Journal
  • M Karunanidhi

    TN Polls: Brahmin Welfare Sangam extends support to DMK

    Chennai: DMK today said Tamil Nadu Brahmins Welfare Sangam has extended support to the Karunanidhi-led party for the May 16 state assembly election and announced that 3,001 functionaries from rival parties joined it. “Tamil Nadu Brahmins Welfare Sangam functionaries and members today called on DMK treasurer MK Stalin and extended support for the Assembly election,” a party release said.

  • HC dismisses Saritha’s  seeking probe against Chandy

    Kochi: In a relief for Congress-led UDF ahead of assembly polls, the Kerala High Court today dismissed a petition filed by prime accused in solar panel scam Saritha S Nair seeking CBI probe into Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s alleged role in a related case.

  • Vietnam seizes Chinese oil tanker: state media

    Hanoi: Vietnam’s coast guard has seized a Chinese oil tanker which it claims intruded into Vietnamese waters, state media said today, the latest episode in a festering territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Qiong Yangpu was carrying 100,000 litres of oil, the official Vietnam News Agency said, adding that it was captured Thursday and impounded in the northern port of Hai Phong.

  • With new tech, emergency patients’ get quick blood test

    New Delhi: In a boon for trauma and emergency transplant patients, a new revolutionary technique promises to give results of complex blood tests in just 10 minutes – helping save precious lives, and also unwanted blood transfusion.

  • Kohli named captain of ICC World T20 dream team, Nehra included

    Mumbai: Following his sublime form in the World T20, India’s star batsman Virat Kohli has been named the skipper of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) men’s dream team of the tournament. Kohli’s compatriot and veteran pacer Ashish Nehra have been named as the 11th man in the squad, ICC said in a release on Monday. “The teams were chosen by a select group of former cricket stars and highly respected commentators who were

  • ‘Road to Rio’ toughest of my career so far: Shiva Thapa

    New Delhi: The only Indian boxer to have qualified for this year’s Olympics so far, Shiva Thapa today said the ‘Road to Rio’ has been the toughest journey of his career till date even though he has shut his mind to the myriad problems that engulf the sport in the country. The 22-year-old Assam boy, who last year became only the third Indian boxer ever to clinch a World Championship bronze, won a silver medal and more importantly an

  • Iceland’s PM urged to resign after Panama Papers leak

    Reykjavik: Iceland’s prime minister was under pressure to quit today after the leak of the “Panama Papers” tax documents showed he and his wife used an offshore firm to allegedly hide million-dollar investments. A former prime minister urged Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson to resign after the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism yesterday released 11.5 million financial records detailing the holdings of a dozen current and former world leaders.

  • Action will be taken against unlawful accounts abroad: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Government today declared that action will be taken against “unlawful” accounts held abroad by Indians and constituted a multi-agency group to continuously monitor information in the wake of Panama Papers that named 500 people including film actors and industrialists who have allegedly stashed money in offshore entities.

  • Post-menopausal hormone therapy cuts heart disease

    New York: A team of US researchers has found that hormone therapy, when taken within six years of menopause, may slow the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis — the primary underlying pathway that leads to heart disease and stroke.

  • Another honour for Priyanka Chopra, gets White House invitation

    Starting from the success of Quantico and then shooting for the film Baywatch, Priyanka Chopra has turned a new leaf in her career as an international star. The actress has now received yet another honour. She has apparently been invited to the White House.

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    ‘Panama Papers’ link global politicians, Indians in offshore deals

    Washington/New Delhi:  A new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and more than 100 other news organisations around the globe reveals the offshore links of some of the planet’s most prominent people, including over 500 from India.

  • Farah Khan with Jackie Chan

    Check out Farah Khan poses with Jackie Chan

    Earlier we had reported that choreographer turned director Farah Khan would be choreographing a song sequence in the currently underproduction Indo-Chinese film Kung Fu Yoga. Well seems like Farah Khan has impressed the martial artist Jackie Chan who features in the film.

  • Xi’s meeting with Obama ‘eases tensions’

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting with US President Barack Obama has helped to alleviate tensions at a time when some countries have been playing up the South China Sea issue, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. The meeting, which took place on Thursday on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, was closely watched by the international community because many countries were pessimistic about the current state of Sino-US ties,

  • Maneesh Sharma

    Maneesh Sharma feels he was destined to make ‘Fan’

    Mumbai: Director Maneesh Sharma was inspired to make “Fan” when he first went to visit Shah Rukh Khan at his residence and saw the frenzy among admirers to catch a glimpse of the superstar.