Free Press Journal
  • Frequent social media use may lead to eating disorder

    New York: Excess use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram or YouTube may lead to disordered eating and body image concerns among young adults, suggests new research.

  • Nitish-Kumar

    Nitish calls for ‘RSS-free nation’ in bete noire Modi’s bastion

    Varanasi: Eyeing upon establishing his party’s stronghold in politically crucial Uttar Pradesh prior to the 2019 general elections, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today gave a call for Rashritya Sawayamsevak Sangh (RSS) free nation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

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    Big B lists disadvantages of fame

    Mumbai: Just a day after getting embroiled in a tax evasion case, megastar Amitabh Bachchan pointed out how fame and success “has the capacity to garner hostility, revenge, envy jealousy and allied attributes”.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a plea by income tax authorities challenging a Bombay High Court order that permitted Amitabh tax relief in earnings made from “Kaun Banega Crorepati” (KBC).

  • 2G case: Shahid Balwa says CBI’s case is contradictory

    New Delhi: Swan Telecom Promoter Shahid Balwa, facing trial along with former Telecom Minister A Raja and 15 others in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case, today told a special court that prosecution’s case was contradictory and there was nothing to prove conspiracy charge against him.

  • Sonam Kapoor to attend amfAR Gala

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor is set to attend the amfAR GALA at the Cannes Film Festival. This will be the 30-year-old “Neerja” actress’ first appearance at the prestigious ‘Cinema Against AIDS’ fundraiser. “It’s an honor to be a part of the esteemed amfAR gala. I cannot stress enough the importance of AIDS research in our time. This foundation is doing such incredible work dedicated towards raising funds for life-saving research programs that help

  • Sixth sense protects you while driving, except when texting

    New York: A sixth sense steadies drivers’ hands and helps them stay on track, even when they are absent-minded or emotionally upset, except when they are engaged in texting on their mobile phones, a study says.

  • Rock On 2 is well-woven story: Purab Kohli

    Mumbai: Actor Purab Kohli, who will be seen in “Rock On 2”, says the sequel is not made just for the heck of it but has a good story. In “Rock On 2”, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Prachi Desai, Purab Kohli will reprise their roles from the first part. Actress Shraddha Kapoor is the new addition to the cast. “The film (‘Rock On 2’) is a good sequel. Unlike most sequels in

  • 6 suspected ISIS operatives sent to judicial custody

    New Delhi: Six suspected terror operatives, alleged to have links with ISIS, were today sent to judicial custody by a special court after NIA submitted that they were not required for custodial interrogation in the case.

  • Bangladeshi teen cricketer killed over no-ball taunt

    Johannesburg: A Bangladeshi teenage cricketer was allegedly beaten to death by a stump-wielding batsman after he taunted the umpire over a no-ball delivery in Dhaka on Thursday. The incident took place during a local match when 16-year-old Babul Shikdar was wicket-keeping and a batsman was declared out, local police Chief Bhuiyan Mahboob Hasan informed.

  • IPL: KKR ropes in Tait as Hastings’ replacement

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have roped in Australian fast bowler Shaun Tait as replacement for his compatriot John Hastings for the remainder of the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Hastings, who was earlier ruled out following an injury to his left ankle, had played two matches for the Shah Rukh Khan-co-owned franchise. The all-rounder went under the knife after returning to Australia.

  • Vinod Rai

    Credit offtake of banks to pickup from next month: Vinod Rai

    New Delhi: Credit offtake to industry, which has seen decline in the recent past due to slowdown in certain sectors and issues related to bad loans, is likely to see an uptick from next month, Bank Board Bureau chief Vinod Rai said today.

  • Six fake ISI men held with weapons in Pak

    Shikarpur: At least six fake ISI men have been arrested with weapons and vehicles during snap-checking at Sukkur–Shikarpur Highway.

  • Vijender takes on Poland’s Andrzej Soldra tomorrow

    Bolton: Unstoppable so far, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will take on Poland’s Andrzej Soldra in his first eight-round professional contest here tomorrow. “I am fully up for my sixth fight. This will be my first eight round fight and I have worked a lot on endurance,” the 30-year-old former Olympic and World Championship bronze-medallist said ahead of the bout. “I have seen videos of Soldra. He is a good opponent but I

  • coal

    CIL to hold e-auction for power plants this month

    New Delhi: State-owned CIL will this month hold the second phase of special e-auction for the current financial year for providing coal to power plants as the government’s targets 24X7 power supply across the country.

  • Sri Lanka’s Perera eyes comeback after doping blunder

    Colombo: Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera targeted a swift return Thursday to international cricket after officials admitted the analysis of a doping test which triggered his suspension had been botched. An emotional Perera told reporters he had suffered “tremendous mental stress” after testing positive for a banned anabolic steroid in Qatar last year but insisted he always knew he would be eventually cleared. “I had not done anything wrong, but I went through