Free Press Journal
  • Bail rejected to man who hurled shoe at Kejriwal, sent to JC

    New Delhi: A city court today dismissed the bail plea of a man who had hurled a shoe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at a press conference here last week, saying a strong deterrent is needed for such acts. Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra denied relief to 28-year-old Ved Prakash, a national general secretary of Aam Aadmi Sena, and sent him to 14 days in judicial custody.

  • Kohli-led Bangalore seek positive start against Hyderabad in IPL

    Bengaluru: Formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore will aim to get their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign off to a winning start when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday. The team from Karnataka has never won the title in the past eight editions, but led by India’s Test skipper and hard-hitting batsman Virat Kohli they will aim to get the unfinished job done this time around. In

  • Pratyusha suicide: Rahul moves HC to seek pre-arrest bail

    Mumbai: Television producer Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting suicide of his actress girlfriend Pratyusha Banerjee, today approached the Bombay High Court seeking pre-arrest bail. On April 7, a sessions court here had rejected Rahul’s anticipatory bail application, following which the producer filed a plea in the high court.

  • ‘Key’ to immunising herpes, common cold found

    Toronto: Scientists have discovered a critical step in the immune system’s recognition of DNA viruses, an advance that may lead to vaccinations for herpes, the common cold or even cancer.

  • Fans line up in China to pose with postbox touched by pop star

    Beijing: Hundreds of fans of China’s actor and singer Lu Han stood in long lines to touch a postbox in Shanghai after the pop star posted his photos with it, in what many netizens in the communist nation thought was a “crazy” act. Lu, 25, who shot to fame from after debuting in South Korean boy band EXO in 2012, posted a photo of himself and a postbox on the Bund in

  • SpaceX cargo arrives at ISS with expandable space habitat

    Washington: Carrying nearly 3,175 kg of cargo including an expandable habitat known as the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM), crucial for future deep space exploration, SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday.

  • Zika virus linked to other brain disorders: study

    Washington: The Zika virus, which is linked with incomplete foetal brain development and temporary paralysis, may also be associated with a range of other brain disorders, a new study has warned.

  • CIA chief: No waterboarding, even under new president’s orders

    Washington: CIA Director John Brennan promised that the US spy agency won’t use so-called “enhanced interrogation” techniques, including waterboarding, against terror suspects – not even under a new president’s orders to do so. Brennan’s comments may have an impact on this year’s White House race, after Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said he would authorize waterboarding – which President Barack Obama banned shortly after taking office in 2009 – and techniques that are “a

  • Bombing of Afghan government employee bus kills 1 in Kabul

    Kabul: An Afghan official says at least one person has been killed when a bomb ripped through a bus carrying education ministry employees to work in the capital, Kabul. Spokesman Sediq Sediqqi of the Interior Ministry says five people were wounded in today’s blast. He says the explosion was caused by a magnetic bomb attached to the bus. Rahim Gul, the assistant driver on the bus, gave a higher toll. He told

  • Real Madrid look for special night in Bernabeu against Wolfsburg

    Madrid: Real Madrid look to the return of one of the great European football nights at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as they look to overturn a 0-2 first leg deficit in the return leg of their European Champions League quarter-final against VfL Wolfsburg on Tuesday. Madrid produced one of their worst displays under Zinedine Zidane’s coaching a week ago to give Wolfsburg, who are having a poor season in mid-table in the

  • Tequila plant extracts may help treat osteoporosis

    Houston: Scientists have identified substances from the tequila plant that enhance absorption of calcium in the body and promote the formation of new bones, a finding that may lead to new treatments for osteoporosis.

  • Mumbai school kids pool in Rs 20 lakh for drought-hit people

    Mumbai: Moved by the plight of drought-hit people in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, students of a school here have pooled in Rs 20 lakh as their contribution towards providing succour. “It was a presentation on the drought in Marathwada by a former student, who is a media professional, that brought home the scale of the crisis,” Principal of Cathedral & John Connon School Meera Isaacs said.

  • Nepal: One killed, 40 injured in Jaleshwor bus accident

    Jaleshwor (Nepal): At least one person was killed while 40 others injured when a passenger bus met with an accident in Jaleshwor of Mahottari on Monday. The District Police Office of Mahottari said the deceased is yet to be identified. Police Inspector Rabindra Khanal informed that among the 40 injured, seven are critical and are receiving medical attention at the Janakpur Zonal Hospital, Janakpurdham.

  • Parkinson’s drugs up risk of gambling, compulsive shopping

    Washington: Drugs commonly prescribed to treat Parkinson’s disease may increase the risk of impulse control disorders such as pathological gambling, compulsive shopping, binge eating and hypersexuality in some patients, a new study has claimed.

  • World Cup 2018 Asian qualifiers final round draw on Tuesday

    Kuala Lumpur: Twelve nations will learn who their opponents are for the 2018 World Cup Asian qualifiers final round when the official draw takes place here on Tuesday. In an article titled “Asian dozen dreaming of Russia” released on its official website, world football’s governing body FIFA said on Tuesday, “Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is reaching its final throes in Asia and just 12 nations from the world’s