Free Press Journal
  • Chicken legs for your handbags soon!

    New Delhi: Faced with a possibility of reduced leather production in the wake of the beef ban in some states, scientists have come up with a novel method of manufacturing a fabric with chicken legs. The quality will be similar to the fabric made from baby alligators. “With the beef ban in some states and availability of green technology, we have told the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) to come up with synthetic

  • AIB row: Police seek to block video mocking Lata, Sachin

    Mumbai: Mumbai police has asked Facebook and YouTube to block comedian Tanmay Bhat’s video of a mock conversation with Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar that has sparked a massive outrage with the Shiv Sena, BJP and MNS today demanding action against him and AIB.

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    Saif to start on ‘Chef’ remake in October

    New Delhi: The remake of 2014 Hollywood movie ‘Chef,’ starring Saif Ali Khan, is all set to go on floors after monsoons.

  • State govt urged to enforce pictorial warning on tobacco products

    Guwahati: On the eve of the World No Tobacco Day, the Voluntary Health Association of Assam and State Tobacco Control Cell has urged the new Assam government to strictly enforce the new 85 per cent pictorial warning rules on tobacco products. The two organisations, actively supporting the implementation of the 85 per cent Pictorial Health Warning Rules by tobacco companies in the country, also wanted the government to prohibit sale of loose

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    Gangajal by post to be a reality soon

    New Delhi: Receiving Ganga water by post could be a reality soon as the government endeavours to tap the e-commerce platform to bring the holy water at the doorsteps.

  • BCCI to develop green stadia under Go Green initiative: Thakur

    Vijayawada: The BCCI has written to the Union Ministries of Power and Environment to “guide” it in developing green stadia as part of its new ‘Go Green’ initiative, its new chairman Anurag Thakur said today. “We have earmarked Rs 100 crore for our ‘Go Green’ initiative, wherein existing cricket stadia across the country are being converted into green stadia. We have already written to the Central ministers of Power and Environment to

  • Aamir Khan praises Kannada film ‘Thithi’

    Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan has praised Raam Reddy’s National Award-winning Kannada language film “Thithi” and says it is a little “difficult to slot it into a genre”. “Hey guys, just saw one of the most amazing films I have seen in a long time! Thithi,” Aamir tweeted on Monday. The 51-year-old shared that the film has English subtitles and is releasing in theatres on July 3.

  • Tobacco kills 150 persons every hour in South East Asia: WHO

    New Delhi: Tobacco use continues to be a major public health issue across South East Asian region including India as it kills on an average around 150 persons every hour, WHO today said, advocating making ‘plain packaging’, which involves removal of branding and promotional information from tobacco products, mandatory.

  • Fuel tankers in Telangana go on strike to protest VAT

    Hyderabad: About 3,500 fuel tankers and over 2,000 LPG cylinder transport trucks remained off road in Telangana on Monday, demanding that the government withdraw the 14.5 percent value added tax (VAT) on transportation of the fuels.The strike started at midnight on Sunday.

  • Using opiate-free anaesthesia may cut need for pain-killers

    London: Patients undergoing breast cancer surgery need less pain-killing medication post-surgery if they have anaesthesia that is free of opioid drugs, new research suggests. While opioid drugs provide an excellent pain-killing (analgesia) effect throughout operations, they also have side effects, the researchers said.

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    Amul MD gets extortion call from Ravi Pujari gang

    Ahmedabad: Anand-based dairy major Amul’s Managing Director allegedly received an extortion call from a person claiming to be a member of fugitive Ravi Pujari’s gang, following which a probe was initiated by the Ahmedabad crime branch, police said today.

  • Pay hike for Wipro techies from June 1

    Bengaluru: Software major Wipro Ltd is increasing salaries for its eligible employees and rewarding high performers with more pay from June 1. “The average salary hike will be 9.5 percent for offshore and 2 percent for onsite employees. High performers will be rewarded with higher increase in compensation,” said Wipro human resources head Saurabh Govil in a statement here on Monday.

  • Gur prices remain steady on subdued demand

    New Delhi: The wholesale gur (Jaggery) market ended quiet in the national capital today following limited buying support amidst restricted arrivals. Muzaffarnagar and Muradnagar gur markets also settled displaying a steady trend in the absence of any worthwhile activity.

  • Sugar price up by Rs 40 per quintal on strong demand

    New Delhi: Sugar prices went up by Rs 40 per quintal at the wholesale market in the national capital today following strong demand from stockists, retailers and bulk consumers amid tight supplies. Marketmen said the rise in sweetener prices was mostly attributed to robust demand from stockists, retailers and bulk consumers such as soft-drink and ice-cream makers. Besides, restricted supplies from mills too influenced trading sentiments, they added.

  • Stars who shone the brightest in IPL

    Kolkata: Even though it was Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) who pipped Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to win season nine of the glitzy Indian Premier League (IPL), it was all about standing up and applauding a certain Virat Kohli. The Indian top order batsman and Royal Challengers captain had a scintillating tournament where he plundered 973 runs from 16 games at an average of 81.08. He scored four centuries and seven fifties en route

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    Social media trolls don’t affect Zareen Khan

    New Delhi: Actress Zareen Khan, who has been a victim of trolls on social media platforms, says negative remarks and trolls don’t affect her.

  • LimeRoad aims to revolutionise online shopping for men

    New Delhi: LimeRoad, the content-meets-commerce lifestyle platform in India that revolutionized style discovery for women, on Monday announced the launch of LimeRoad for Men. It includes 23 sub-categories of apparel and accessories from over 250 Indian and international brands, together with tens of thousands of innovatively styled looks like style-like-bhai, shirts and sneakers, island style, cheeky graphics and minimal prints.