Free Press Journal
  • Indonesia mulls microchips for child rapists

    Jakarta: Indonesia is considering microchipping convicted child rapists after the brutal gang rape and murder of a schoolgirl sparked demands for tougher punishments, authorities said today. The 14-year-old girl was set upon by a gang of drunken men and boys as she walked home from school on the western island of Sumatra. Her battered body was found three days later in woods, tied up and naked. Seven teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were

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    Deepika Padukone poses on sets of XXX Xander Cage returns

    Deepika Padukone who is currently shooting for her maiden Hollywood venture XXX: Xander Cage Returns seems to be enjoying herself on sets of the film. After posing multiple times with the cast, Deepika’s co-star Mike Bisping posted yet another image of Deepika’s tactics on sets of the film.

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    When you watch Azhars life there are a lot of questions asked – Tony DSouza

    It has been two and a half years since Boss hit the screens. The Akshay Kumar starrer had taken a good opening at the Box Office and Tony D’Souza, who had also directed the superstar in his debut film Blue, began work on Azhar. With the film, he is not just working with a new actor (Emraan Hashmi) but also stepping into an out and out dramatic zone. Now that the film

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    Sunny Leone reveals her birthday plans on her special day

    She first appeared on national television in a reality show and since then Sunny Leone has been creating waves in Bollywood. From achieving success to dealing with controversies with strength and courage, Sunny Leone turns a year older today and a lot wiser.

  • Bandhan Bank garners deposits of Rs.13,000 crore

    Kolkata: The eight-month-old Bandhan Bank has garnered deposits of over Rs.13,000 ($2 billion) crore and now cater to about 8.5 million customers, Managing Director Chandra Shekhar Ghosh said on Friday.   The bank roped in seven lakh new customers after its transformation from a microfinance entity to a universal bank, Ghosh said at the launch of its 670th branch in the Park Street area here.

  • Calcium pills may put elderly women at heart attack risk

    London: Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements may prevent bone fractures in elderly women but the net benefits may be outweighed by an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, researchers have warned.  The findings showed that if 100,000 65-year-old women take 1,000 mg calcium every day, 5,890 hip fractures and 3,820 other fractures would be prevented.  On the other hand, as many as 5,917 heart attacks and 4,373 strokes could be

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    TranQuini announces entry into India

    Mumbai; May 12, 2016:  Tranquini®, the positively relaxed premium lifestyle brand and the first global premium relaxation drink, marks its entry in South Asia by launching its products in India, one of the most important beverage markets globally. The company, only launched a year ago in April 2015, is available today in 24 countries across three continents.

  • IPL 2016: KKR host struggling Pune Supergiants

    Kolkata: Two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would look to get one foot into the play-offs when they host a struggling Rising Pune Supergiants in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.

  • Ex-England cricketer Phil Edmonds denies bribery reports

    London: Former England cricketer Phil Edmonds “strenuously” denied accusations of wrongdoing after a campaign group claimed he and a partner “carved out an African business empire with bribery and dirty tricks”.

  • Rio 2016 unveils staff uniforms

    Rio de Janeiro: Staff and volunteers at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be decked out in bright green, blue, yellow and red uniforms, organisers have said.

  • Rare human lung disease discovered in dogs

    Washington: A rare, severe form of pulmonary hypertension, which up until now was only classified as a human lung disease, has been discovered in dogs, an advance that may help develop medicines to treat the condition. “Our research is the first to document the existence of pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, or PVOD, in dogs. PVOD is considered one of the most severe forms of pulmonary hypertension,” said Kurt Williams, from the Michigan State University.

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    Kumble retained ICC Cricket Committee head, Dravid made member

    Dubai: Former India captain Anil Kumble was today re-appointed ICC Cricket Committee chairman for a second term of three years while his one-time team-mate and batting great Rahul Dravid was named member of the top panel.

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    I am not qualified to be BCCI president: Saurav Ganguly

    Kolkata: Former India captain and incumbent Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly said on Friday that he does not meet the qualification criteria required for the Indian cricket board’s top job.

  • Gold above Rs 30,000 mark on global cues, jewellers buying

    New Delhi: Gold prices rebounded by Rs 200 to trade above the Rs 30,000-mark at the bullion market today, taking positive cues from global markets amid fresh purchases by jewellers at domestic spot market. However, silver dropped by Rs 600 to Rs 40,500 per kg due to reduced offtake by industrial units and coin makers.