Free Press Journal
  • Some activities of ISIS but no alarming situation: Govt

    New Delhi: There have been “some cases” of ISIS activities in India but the country does not face any alarming situation as the Muslims here are committed to the values of life and won’t allow it to spread its tentacles here, the government told the Rajya Sabha today.

  • Rs 3,000 cr per annum plan to boost nuclear power sector

    New Delhi: To increase investment in nuclear power generation, the government is preparing a comprehensive plan spanning over the next 15-20 years with a proposed budgetary allocation of Rs 3,000 crore per annum, Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • British PM urged to accept Syrian refugee children

    London: The British government is coming under increasing pressure to accept 3,000 child refugees from the Syrian war, who have made it into Europe unaccompanied, sources said on Wednesday. A group of former Jewish refugees who came to Britain in the “Kindertransport” rescue efforts of the 1930s has urged Prime Minister David Cameron to “demonstrate compassion”, BBC reported. In a letter to Cameron, Erich Reich, chairman of Kindertransport-Association of Jewish Refugees, called

  • Sania Mirza pens autobiography, to hit stands in July

    New Delhi: Ace tennis star Sania Mirza has documented her journey to become the World No. 1 in the women’s doubles rankings in an autobiography set for release this July, according to publishers Harper Collins.

  • Notices outside 3 Thane temples bar entry of women in gowns

    Thane: At least three temples in Kopar in the district have banned the entry of women donning regular wear gowns, citing hygiene and other factors. Authorities of Gamdevi, Mahadeo and Hanuman temples have put up notice boards outside temple premises, banning the entry of the women who are wearing gowns.

  • Aide seeks Cameron apology for calling Trump divisive, stupid

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron should apologise to US presidential hopeful Donald Trump for branding him “divisive, stupid and wrong”, a foreign policy advisor to the Republican contender has said. Last December, during a parliamentary debate on banning Trump from Britain, after the real estate tycoon called for a total ban on Muslims entering the US, Cameron said although he opposed banning Trump, “if he came to visit our country, he’d

  • India drop a place each in ODI and T20I cricket rankings

    Dubai: India have dropped a place both in the One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings to be fourth and second respectively, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday.

  • Negative global cues dent equity markets

    Mumbai: Negative global cues, along with lower crude oil prices and caution ahead of quarterly results, depressed the Indian equity markets on Wednesday.

  • IPL: Rejuvenated DD take on struggling Pune

    New Delhi: Fresh from two consecutive victories, a rejuvenated Delhi Daredevils (DD) will take on injury-ravaged Rising Pune Supergiants in their last league outing of the Indian Premier League at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium here on Thursday.

  • SRK, AbRam practise dance moves for KKR match

    Kolkata: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be seen shaking a leg with “little” AbRam for his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) match here on Wednesday against Kings XI Punjab.

  • nexGTv ties up with Reliance Broadcast Network

    New Delhi: Subscription-driven video entertainment app nexGTV on Wednesday announced partnership with Reliance Broadcast Network to acquire global digital rights for BIG Magic and BIG Magic Ganga TV channels.

  • India to clock GDP growth of 7.4 pc in FY17: HSBC

    New Delhi: India’s GDP is likely to “auto correct”, and the headline growth of the country in this fiscal is expected to remain flat at 7.4 per cent, says an HSBC report.

  • RBI extends, revalidates wheat cash credit limit in Punjab

    Chandigarh: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today revalidated and extended validity of authorisation of Rs 17,523 crore as cash credit limit (CCL) for wheat crop of the rabi 2016-17 season in Punjab till May 31.

  • Walnuts may help in inhibiting colon cancer risk factors

    Seoul: Lipid extract from walnuts may positively affect the self-renewal capacity of cancer stem cells (CSCs) in colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, new research has found. Research conducted in South Korea showed that lipid extract from walnuts had significantly contributed to the cancer-prevention community. Principle investigator Prof Yuri Kim of the Department of Nutritional Science and Food Management at Ewha Woman’s University and her research team looked

  • Prakash Raj is a powerhouse performer: Taapsee

    Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu finds actor Prakash Raj a powerhouse performer. The two worked in Telugu films like “Mr. Perfect” and “Vastadu Naa Raju”. And now, she will be seen as the lead actress in his Hindi directorial debut.

  • 600 cusecs released to worst-hit Pune tehsils amid row on water sharing

    Pune: Amid stiff resistance from the MNS, the state irrigation department here today released 600 cusecs of water from city’s Khadakwasla reservoir to neighbouring Indapur and Daund tehsils, which are reeling under severe water shortage in wake of the prevailing drought situation in Maharashtra.

  • Little rest during exercise will make you macho

    London: Taking at least 2-3 minutes rest between weight-lifting sets at the gym can help boost muscle growth, British researchers have found. The results suggest that guys who took longer rest periods showed two-fold increase in myofibrillar protein synthesis (MPS) — associated with strength and muscle growth. The study highlights that short rest intervals may actually impair the processes that control muscle growth. However, with short rests of one minute, the actual

  • Manish Sisodia

    Sisodia sacks vice principal of Delhi school

    New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday sacked the vice principal of a government-run school here on charges of marking present three teachers who were not on duty.