Free Press Journal
  • Excess folate, vitamin B12 in pregnancy ups autism risk in kids

    New York: Mothers-to-be please take note! An increased intake of folate and Vitamin B12 supplements during pregnancy is likely to raise the risk of autism spectrum disorder in children, new research led by an Indian-origin scientist suggests.

  • Need to monitor social media to counter terrorists: India to UN

    United Nations: India has said there is a need to monitor social media carefully with due safeguards for freedom of expression as such platforms are being misused “to disastrous effect” by terrorist groups to lure youths to their extremist designs. India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin also voiced concern over the “targeted propaganda of hatred” on such platforms which were created to bring people together.

  • M Karunanidhi

    BJP won’t impact DMK’s prospects: M Karunanidhi

    Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi today exuded confidence that alliances led by DMDK and BJP would not impact his party’s prospects in the May 16 assembly polls, and claimed that they may eat into the vote share of ruling AIADMK.

  • Iran says pilgrims to miss hajj after no deal with Saudi

    Tehran: Iran has failed to reach agreement with Saudi Arabia on arrangements for its pilgrims to join the annual hajj in September following the severing of ties, its culture minister said today. An Iranian delegation held four days of talks in Saudi Arabia last month aimed at thrashing out a deal but with Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran closed since January and Iranian flights to the kingdom halted they hit deadlock. “The arrangements

  • Asha Bhosle

    Asha Bhosle to perform at border posts for paramilitary jawans

    New Delhi: Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will perform for paramilitary soldiers serving in some of the difficult areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. The 82-year-old singer, who has dominated the Hindi film music for six decades with her melodious voice, has herself offered to entertain the soldiers with her songs in forward areas.

  • Salman, Iulia again spotted together!

    New Delhi: Salman Khan has yet again sparked the dating rumours with Iulia Vantur after the two were recently spotted leaving Mumbai airport accompanied by the ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ actor’s mother Salma Khan and sister Alivra Agnihotri.

  • Cannes 2016: Kristen Stewart, Victoria Beckham, Woody Allen shine on Day 1

    The 69th annual Cannes Film Festival commenced yesterday and will continue till the 22nd May 2016. The festival dons the perfect amalgam of beauty and art all under one roof. We take a look at stars who got heads turned with their glamour embellishment at this occasion. 

  • Answer to Nepal’s power woes lies in Koshi basin

    Janakpur (Nepal): American tourists Shana K and her husband Zulhk K were in for a shock when they found there was no electricity at the Janakpur airport for over an hour. But that’s a constant reality for most Nepalese who face a severe power crisis every day. However, experts say the grim situation can change if Nepal utilises its water resources fully, notably that of the Koshi basin which can generate 37

  • ‘Raaz Reboot’s first look, motion poster out

    New Delhi: The first look and first motion poster of the upcoming thriller film ‘Raaz Reboot’, the next in the’ Raaz’ franchise, have been unveiled.

  • 16 Yemeni soldiers killed in suicide attack

    Sanaa: Sixteen soldiers were killed when suspected Al Qaeda militants detonated three suicide car bombs at a military base in Yemen’s Hadramout province on Thursday.

  • ‘Madaari’ trailer trending on social media

    New Delhi: The trailer of Irrfan Khan’s upcoming film ‘Madaari’ has become a trending topic on the social media with Twitterers going all gaga over it.

  • Why forbidding internet use is not good for your kid

    New York: Parents may please take note! The online world is full of risky situations for teenagers, but allowing them to gradually build their own coping strategies may be a better parental route than forbidding internet use, researchers say. Avoiding the internet is not a realistic option for most teenagers, said Pamela Wisniewski, assistant professor in computer science at University of Central Florida in the US.

  • China, US discuss cyberspace

    Washington: China and the US held a meeting to discuss international norms of state behaviour in cyberspace and other security issues.

  • No interference by HRD Ministry in Allahabad Varsity affairs: VC

    Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh): Allahabad University Vice Chancellor Ratan Lal Hangloo has written a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari in which he has declared that there has been no interference in the affairs of the university by the Centre, the Ministry of Human Resource Development and HRD Minister Smriti Irani.

  • Syria’s besieged Daraya to get first aid since 2012: Red Cross

    Beirut: Aid agencies are to deliver relief supplies to the besieged Syrian rebel-held town of Daraya today, the first since 2012, the International Committee of the Red Cross said. “This is the first ever humanitarian convoy to this town in the suburbs of Damascus since the beginning of the siege in November 2012,” ICRC spokesman Pawel Krzysiek said. Five trucks organised by the ICRC, the United Nations and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent

  • RS to sit tomorrow to complete original schedule

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha, which was adjourned for the day today as a mark of respect towards sitting Congress member Praveen Rashtrapal who passed away, will now have a sitting tomorrow to complete its original schedule.

  • Road Accidents

    ‘Gate mitras’ to avoid accidents at unmanned level crossings in northeast

    Agartala: As a precursor to remvoing all the 10,440 unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) across the country by 2020, a beginning is being made in Assam by deploying a ‘gate mitras’ – literally friend at the gate – at six such places in Assam to bring down accidents, an official said.