Free Press Journal
  • Modi attacks Mamata over rant against poll panel

    Krishnanagar (West Bengal): Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her rant against the Election Commission (EC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday also accused her of misusing the state machinery.  “On the brink of defeat, the Trinamool has lost its senses, Mamata and her party have accepted defeat and that is why she is not fighting with political parties, but rather with the EC,” Modi said here canvassing for the

  • Emilia Clarke likes to be real

    London: “Game Of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke says she likes to be real and reconnect with her friends when she’s not working. The 29-year-old actress believes it is important to reconnect with her normal life when she isn’t in the “bubble” of filming a TV or movie project as she finds inspiration in her loved ones, reported Hello magazine.

  • Life in most parts of Kashmir limping to normalcy

    Srinagar: Life in most parts of Kashmir started limping back to normalcy after remaining paralysed for five days due to strikes and protests, but restrictions continued as a precautionary measure in Handwara and Kupwara towns where five persons have been killed since Tuesday. While internet services remained snapped across the valley, train services between Baramulla in Kashmir and Banihal, across the Pir Panjal mountain range, resumed this morning after remaining off the

  • IPL: Pune win toss, to bat first against Punjab

    Mohali: Rising Pune Supergiants won the toss and elected to bat first in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kings Xi Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. Pune, who are in their debut season in the IPL, have had a decent start to their campain. They thrashed defending champions Mumbai Indians by nine wickets in the tournament opener before going down by seven wickets to fellow IPL debutants

  • Gujarat Lions’ Bravo reprimanded for showing dissent

    Mumbai : Gujarat Lions all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was reprimanded by the match referee for showing dissent at the umpire’s decision during last evening’s Indian Premier League match against defending champions Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium.

  • Helen Mirren admires David Beckham

    London:  Veteran actress Helen Mirren believes that the English footballer David Beckham changed the dialogue of what men could be. Mirren, 70 , said he does not shy away from babysitting, reported Daily Mirror. “When I was growing up, you never ever saw a man pushing a pram or holding a baby, and you know who helped change that? David Beckham.

  • I and Hrithik Roshan think alike: Tiger Shroff

    Mumbai: Tiger Shroff, who has been compared with actor Hrithik Roshan for their dancing styles and physical attributes, says that the two think alike in certain situations.  About comparisons with Hrithik, Tiger said: “For me it is a compliment and not a criticism. I idolise Hrithik sir in the industry. I would like to make my career graph like him.”

  • India will emerge as global economic power: Rajnath

    Mirzapur (UP): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India is poised to emerge as a global economic power and the efforts initiated by the Narendra Modi government will start bearing positive results in the days to come. “India will be a global economic power,” he said here at a BJP function.

  • Japan twin quakes turned hills into deadly cascades of mud

    Mashiki (Japan): When powerful – and shallow – twin earthquakes struck southern Japan barely 24 hours apart, the verdant hills that gracefully dominate the landscape turned into deadly cascades of mud. Thousands of tonnes of soil and rock crashed through villages and across highways, severing transport links and crushing houses as people slept. At least 41 people died in the double disaster, many killed by falling debris as yesterday’s 7.0 magnitude quake finished

  • India, Iran hold delegation-level talks to improve trade

    Tehran (Iran) : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held delegation-level talks with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif here on Sunday aimed at improving bilateral ties between both nations. “A conference of civilizations. EAM @SushmaSwaraj and FM @JZarif hold delegation level talks on India Iran relations,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

  • Bayern cruise past Schalke, Hoffenheim shock Berlin in Bundesliga

    Munich: Robert Lewandowski’s brace helped Bayern Munich edge Schalke out 3-0 while Hoffenheim came from behind to down third-placed Berlin 2-1 in the 30th round of Bundesliga football tournament. Bayern Munich took another step towards their title defence after establishing a 10-point advantage atop the standings here on Saturday. The German giants lacked in penetration against Schalke’s well-organised defense in the first half but after the restart the hosts turned up to

  • President Mukherjee extends greetings to Zimbabwe on eve of its Independence Day

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of the Republic of Zimbabwe on the eve of their Independence Day.  In a message to Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, President Mukherjee said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings to the Government and

  • Massive quake kills 77 in Ecuador

    Quito: A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing 77 people and injuring nearly 600, the authorities said on Sunday.  Vice President Jorge Glas said the quake hit at 6.58 p.m. on Saturday (11.58 GMT) near the northern coastal town of Muisne. When he earlier put the death toll at 41, Glas warned that the toll would “unfortunately rise in the coming hours”. BBC reported widespread severe damage, with a bridge

  • Turns out, smoking pot can affect your brain

    Washington D.C: According to a recent study, smoking cannabis does have a detrimental effect on the brain. The drug compromises the release of dopamine, a chemical that is integral to the brain’s reward system, in areas of the brain linked to learning and memory. Lead author Anissa Abi-Dargham, from Columbia University Medical Center, said that the bottom line is that long-term, heavy cannabis use may impair the dopaminergic system, which could have a variety of negative effects on

  • Dia Mirza pushes for nature conservation awareness

    Mumbai : Nature lover, co-founder member of WTI Club Nature and actress Dia Mirza says bringing the narrative of nature into whatever we are doing will effect a difference in educating the society. “You feel balanced when there is nature. It gives you water and food. If that itself does not exist, imagine what are we going to do. So my idea is to find a way to build the bridge between conservation

  • Nine Guantanamo Bay detainees moved to Saudi Arabia

    Washington: The US Defence Department said nine detainees had been transferred from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to Saudi Arabia. The transfer reduces to 80 the number of prisoners remaining at the prison located in Cuba for terrorism suspects, which US President Barack Obama pledged to close during his 2008 election campaign and is trying to shut down before he leaves office in January 2017, EFE news reported.

  • 40 percent Britons think Cameron’s tax affairs management ‘repugnant’

    London: Nearly half the Britons think British Prime Minister David Cameron’s management of his financial affairs has been “morally repugnant” — and that all tax returns should be made public. In a ComRes poll for The Independent, 49 percent of people said the tax returns of all citizens should be published, with just 31 percent saying they disagreed with the idea.

  • ‘Udta Punjab’ trailer highlights drug menace in Punjab

    Mumbai: The trailer of Abhishek Chaubey’s “Udta Punjab” highlights the rampant issue of drug abuse among youth in Punjab. In the trailer launched on Saturday night, actor Shahid Kapoor is seen essaying the character of a high-on-drugs, long haired rockstar Tommy Singh, who sings with glee and abuses with impunity.

  • Powerful Ecuador quake kills at least 77: vice president

    Quito: At least 77 people were killed and hundreds injured by the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Pacific coastline, Ecuador’s vice president said. “At this moment, the number of confirmed deaths reaches 77,” Jorge Glas said early today, in his latest earthquake update. He said more than 588 people are injured.

  • MobiKwik to increase fintech play; aims at profits by 2017

    Mumbai: Gurgaon-based mobile wallet firm MobiKwik expects to turn profitable by mid-2017 and plans to diversify revenue streams by offering financial products like loans and mutual funds, a senior executive said.”We are looking at diversifying our revenue streams and our first goal is to be profitable on a monthly basis by middle of 2017,” MobiKwik founder and chief executive Bipin Preet Singh said.