Free Press Journal
  • L&T wins Rs 2,125-crore contracts

    New Delhi: Infrastructure major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contracts worth Rs 2,125 crore, including a major highway project in Karnataka.

  • ‘The Jungle Book’ is scary says censor chief justifying the UA certification

    ‘The Jungle Book’ is said to be one of the most beloved children’s books of all times. Yet the new film version of the Rudyard Kipling novel which opens this Friday has been granted a ‘UA’ (suited for children only if accompanied by an adult) certificate by the Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) leading to renewed raised eyebrows among the CBFC baiters.

  • Six arrested for stripping, thrashing Dalit teens in Chittorgarh

    Chittorgarh (Rajasthan): Six people have been arrested for thrashing and stripping three Dalit teenagers in the Bassi Tehsil of Chittorgarh in Rajasthan after the boys were accused of stealing a motorcycle of an upper caste man.

  • Messi’s family denies ‘Panama Papers’ tax evasion claim

    Barcelona: The family of FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi has stressed it has never used the services of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to escape tax scrutiny. The law firm had 11.5 million of its documents anonymously leaked in the so-called ‘Panama Papers’ scandal on Sunday, that suggests that 140 politicians and officials from around the globe, including 72 former and current world leaders, have connections with secret “offshore” companies to

  • Trump tweets video showing violent protests

    Washington: US presidential aspirant and Republican front-runner Donald Trump tweeted a video that features clips of anti-Trump protests, violence and a bloodied police officer before a dramatic narration, “We’re at war”.

  • Ozone therapy a viable alternative to conventional treatment 

    New Delhi: Tired of conventional medicinal treatments? Try ozone therapy, used widely during World War I to disinfect wounds and which has proved to be useful in treating chronic cases of asthma, chronic obstructive airway disease, diabetic foot ulcers, various cancers and more. The blue-coloured form of oxygen, which nourishes healthy cells and destroys malfunctioning ones, rejuvenates cells and helps in healing wounds and repairing tissues.

  • Air France crew can refuse Iran route in headscarf row

    Paris: Air France’s female flight attendants will be allowed to refuse to fly on the company’s new route to Iran, the company has decided after several crew members opposed an order to wear a headscarf in Iran.

  • Cholesterol drug fails to reduce heart deaths

    Melbourne: A drug used to lower “bad” cholesterol and increase “good” cholesterol does not reduce rates of major adverse cardiovascular events, a new global study has found. The favourable effects of the drug evacetrapib on cholesterol did not translate into any reduction in the study’s primary endpoint – cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, coronary artery bypass surgery or hospitalisation for chest pain due to unstable angina, a restriction in the flow of blood through

  • Beware bristles can be dangerous

    Washington D.C. : Researchers have recently examined the incidence of injuries caused by ingesting wire bristles from grill brushes and are prompting physicians and consumers to take notice before the summer grilling season. Researchers from the American Academy of Otolaryngology reviewed literature and used the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance System and the consumer reported injury database to estimate emergency department visits for wire bristle injuries between 2002 and

  • Ridhima Pandit

    ‘If Rajni was a real robo, I would send her to work and go on a vacation’

    She walks like a robot. She talks like a robot. Encompassed with simplicity and integrity, she shot to her fame in Life Ok’s popular show Bahu Hamari Rajnikant. The charismatic human behind this robot Ridhima Pandit talks exclusively to The Free Press Journal about her show, journey towards acting and much more…

  • Anti-oxidants more effective for elderly with skin cancer

    New York: Anti-oxidants are likely to be an effective method of treatment for elderly patients suffering from melanoma, finds a new study. It also identified that the older tumour cells in the worst form of skin cancer behave differently than the younger tumour cells. The research showed that changes in the microenvironment make these older tumours cells to spread more and makes them more resistant to treatment with targeted therapies.

  • Meditation may help teens eat healthy, exercise more

    New York: A team of US researchers has found that easy mediation lessons can help adolescents combat obesity by raising their awareness of healthy eating and exercising. The findings showed that mindfulness-based eating awareness training encouraged teens to eat healthier and exercise more and marginalised their tendency to gain weight.

  • Vice president, others pay tributes to Jagjivan Ram

    New Delhi:  Vice President Hamid Ansari and other dignitaries on Tuesday paid tributes to former defence minister Babu Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary, observed as ‘Samata Diwas’. A prayer meeting was held at Jagjivan Ram’s samadhi — Samata Sthal — near Rajghat here where tributes were paid to the late Dalit leader.

  • ‘The Sialkot Saga’ a slow-cooked dum biryani: Ashwin Sanghi

    New Delhi: The first three novels in his Bharat Series being hailed as theological, political and mythological thrillers, writer Ashwin Sanghi wanted to explore the world of Indian business in his next and thus conceived ‘The Sialkot Saga’ like slow-cooked “dum biryani”.

  • Vitamin D3 may improve heart functioning

    London: A daily dose of vitamin D3 is likely to improve the functioning of the heart in people with chronic failure of the organ, a new study has found. The results revealed that for patients with heart disease taking vitamin D3 regularly may lessen the need for them to be fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), a device that detects dangerous irregular heart rhythms and can shock the heart to restore

  • Dietary calcium may lower heart disease risk

    London: In older adults, especially women, higher dietary calcium intake may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, but not of stroke and fracture, new research suggests. “The role of dietary calcium intake in cardiovascular disease, stroke and fracture is controversial. We aimed to evaluate whether high dietary calcium intake increases the risk of CVD, stroke and fracture in a population with low calcium intake,” said lead study author Sung Hye Kong from

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    Inflation could rise on bad monsoon currency decline Moodys

    New Delhi: Moody’s Investors Service today said the 0.25 per cent cut in the policy rate by RBI is in line with market expectations and cautioned that inflation could rise in the event of unfavourable monsoon and a sharp currency depreciation.

  • Hyundai eyes top slot in premium segment, to launch 2 models

    New Delhi : Having established itself among leaders in volume segment, Hyundai Motor India is eyeing top position in the premium vertical with plans to launch two models this year to achieve the target. The company, which posted its best ever sales of 4.84 lakh units in the domestic market in 2015-16, aims to be the leading player in Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh price bracket.

  • Imtiaz Ali

    Imtiaz Ali makes short film ‘India Tomorrow’

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who is known for his out-of-the-box ideas for films, has come up with a short film “India Tomorrow”, and he will take the digital route to promote it.