Free Press Journal
  • Waiting to watch Tendulkar, Dhoni, Azhar biopics, says Kohli

    Mumbai: India’s star batsman Virat Kohli said on Monday he is looking forward to watching the biopics of iconic Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin and Mahendra Singh Dhoni which are scheduled to be released soon. Batting legend Tendulkar has recently released on his social networking sites the teaser of his biopic, “Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, whereas Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi plays the role of Azharuddin in movie named “Azhar”. Actor Sushant

  • Over 67 % turnout in Bengal polls fourth phase

    Kolkata: Amid sweltering heat and allegations of electoral malpractice, over 67 percent of the more than 1.08 crore voters on Monday exercised their right to franchise across 49 constituencies bordering Kolkata in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

  • Rio Olympic 2016: Hema Malini supports Salman as brand ambassador

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actress and BJP MP Hema Malini, on Monday, extended support to actor Salman Khan being brand ambassador of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Summer Olympic to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Odd-Even: MPs seeks exemption, says its difficult to reach at work

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s pet odd-even scheme came for a scathing attack in Parliament today with members alleging it would “generate corruption” and was aimed at “insulting” MPs as they sought exemption from the scheme to attend Parliament.

  • Facebook rolls out new tool to let users type in Hindi

    New Delhi:  Facebook on Monday rolled out a new tool to let Hindi speakers express themselves in the native language with ease. “We are now rolling out a lightweight Hindi editor inside the Facebook app for Android phones,” the social media giant said in a statement. When the app setting is turned on, a button is added to the bar where you type updates and comments, which automatically transliterates Roman characters to

  • New state of water molecule discovered

    Washington: Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have unveiled unique and unexpected behaviour of water molecules that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states. Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) described a new tunnelling state of water molecules confined in hexagonal ultra-small channels – 5 angstrom across – of the mineral beryl.     An angstrom is 1/10-billionth of a metre, and individual atoms are

  • E-cigarettes may do more benefit than harm

    New York: A team of international tobacco control experts has found that use of e-cigarettes can reduce overall smoking as well as potentially decrease the mortality rates particularly arising out of cigarette smoking. The findings showed that e-cigarettes have the potential to counteract health risks and may do more benefit than harm. Also, the evidence suggests a strong potential for e-cigarettes use to improve population health by reducing or displacing cigarette use

  • Alcohol, processed meat may increase stomach cancer risk

    London: Consuming processed meat and drinking three or more alcoholic drinks per day may increase the risk of stomach cancer, according to new report that analysed 89 studies from around the world.     Stomach cancer – also known as gastric cancer – is the fifth most common cancer worldwide. Men are twice as likely as women to develop the cancer, and it is more common in older adults, the report by World

  • Pro-EU party wins Serbian elections

    Belgrade: Serbia’s ruling Progressive Party won Sunday’s parliamentary elections, securing another four years for its leader to push for the country’s bid to join the European Union (EU), preliminary results showed on Monday.

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    Congress demands CBI probe into Punjab foodgrains scam

    New Delhi: Demand for a CBI probe into the Rs 20,000 crore alleged foodgrains scam in Punjab was made by a Congress member in the Lok Sabha today. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ravneet Singh Bittoo said the plight of farmers in the state has worsened in the wake of the scam as the affected banks have restricted the cash credit limit.

  • Liquid laundry detergent packets dangerous to kids

    New York : Children exposed to chemicals used in liquid laundry detergent packets may have serious health effects such as breathing problems, heart problems, and even death, warns a study. The study, published online in the journal Pediatrics, found that from January 2013 to December 2014 poison control centres in the US received 62,254 calls related to laundry and dishwasher detergent exposures among children younger than six years old. Incidents related to

  • El Nino dry spell wreaks havoc in Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Taw: At least 10 regions of Myanmar are facing severe water shortagesdue to searing summer temperatures brought on by El Nino, leading to dried up wells, ponds and rivers.

  • Odd-even scheme under attack in LS

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s pet odd-even car rationing scheme came for a scathing attack in the Lok Sabha today with an expelled RJD member dubbing it as a plan that would generate corruption.

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    Sania-Martina beaten in Stuttgart Open final

    Stuttgart (Germany): Top seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were beaten in the women’s doubles final of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament by second seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic, 6-2, 1-6, 6-10.

  • Amar Desh editor placed on five-day remand in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: A Dhaka court has placed Mahmudur Rahman, editor of Amar Desh newspaper on a five-day remand for interrogation in connection with an alleged plot ‘to kidnap and kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy’.

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    Babus posted in Goa don’t want to stay in the state: D’Souza

    Panaji: Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza today criticised bureaucrats in the state saying the IAS officers posted in the coastal state frequently visit Delhi which affects the administrative work. “They (IAS officers) want the posting in Goa but they just wait for the opportunity to travel to Delhi. They don’t want to stay here. It affects the administration in the state,” D’Souza told PTI today.

  • ‘Gulf Arab countries acting rightly to tackle oil slump’

    Dubai: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomed fiscal spending cuts conducted by the Gulf Arab states, although more structural reforms are required as forecasts for the “black gold” remained bleak, said an IMF official on Monday.

  • Katrina Kaif to give Cannes film festival a miss

    Mumbai: Katrina Kaif, who made her debut at Cannes Film Festival last year, is skipping this year’s edition of the prestigious event due to her film commitments.