Free Press Journal
  • EU lifts ban on fish imports from Sri Lanka

    Colombo: The European Union has lifted its ban on  fish imports from Sri Lanka, an official said on Friday. Director of Government Information Ranga Kalanssoriya said the ban was lifted after a recent high-level discussion with the EU, Xinhua news agency reported. The EU imposed the ban in October 2014 for Sri Lanka’s failure to prevent local fishermen from violating international fisheries laws and the island country’s human rights issues.

  • Bollywood town gives thumbs up to ‘Udta Punjab’

    New Delhi: The much-awaited film ‘Udta Punjab,’ which highlights the impact and menace of drug abuse on the society, particularly in Punjab, has won the hearts of the members of the film fraternity.

  • Emraan Hashmi turns producer

    Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi has embarked on a new journey as a producer with his home banner Emraan Hashmi Films.

  • Will controversy boost ‘Udta Punjab’ at box office?

    Mumbai: Abhishek Chaubey’s “Udta Punjab” finally hit the screens on Friday accompanied by hype and expectation. According to trade experts, the controversy around the film “Udta Punjab” will give a tremendous boost to the opening of the film.

  • Formidable India gear up for T20 Whitewash against Zimbabwe

    Harare: The ODI series proving to be a stroll in the park, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would look to finish his current season with another dominant performance when he leads India in the three-match Twenty20 series against a hapless Zimbabwe, starting here tomorrow.

  • MK Stalin

    No adequate facilities for Karunanidhi to attend Assembly: DMK

    Chennai: Opposition DMK today alleged that adequate facilities had not been made available for wheel-chair bound party President M Karunanidhi to attend the Assembly and took up the matter with the Speaker.

  • Vodafone

    CCI rejects complaint against Vodafone India

    New Delhi: Competition Commission has dismissed allegations that telecom operator Vodafone India abused its dominant position by imposing discriminatory charges for international roaming services.

  • Vitamin D may be ‘useless’: Study

    Washington D.C: Those who pop vitamin D pills regularly, you may be better off simply spending your cash on fruit and vegetables as a recent study has suggested that the supplements give no protection against diseases. The vital nutrient that comes with the sun’s rays is widely seen as an important element to good health. Many people place strong belief in its potential benefits in treating a number of medical conditions, such

  • Aamir Khan ‘excited’ about Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’

    New Delhi: Amid the talks that Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ and Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’ would have an effect on each other’s fate at the Box Office, Mr. Perfectionist is all praise for ‘Sultan’ and can’t wait for its release.

  • This galaxy far, far away has farthest oxygen ever detected

    Washington D.C : A team of scientists has just discovered oxygen in a galaxy about 13.1 billion light-years away, making it the most distant oxygen ever discovered. The discovery provides a glimpse into what the universe was like in ancient times.

  • Memory-boosting trick: Exercise 4 hours after learning

    Washington D.C: Turns out, going to the gym not only makes you stronger, but also smarter. A new study has suggested an intriguing strategy to increase your chances of remembering new information: Just hit the gym four hours later. The findings show that physical exercise after learning improves memory and memory traces, but only if the exercise is done in a specific time window and not immediately after learning.

  • Boring, dirty workplace can hamper your brain

    New York: Do you find your office dull, boring and unhygienic? Beware that spending long time at such workplace can hamper your brain function, leading to a decline in reasoning, memory, attention and language capabilities.

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft acquires messaging start-up founded by Indian

    New York: Technology giant Microsoft has acquired a messaging-app developer founded by an Indian as the US-based software firm aims to strengthen its position in the emerging era of combining the power of human language with advanced machine intelligence.

  • Having close relative with epilepsy may increase autism risk

    London: Having a close relative with epilepsy may increase a person’s risk of being diagnosed with autism, says a study. “Other studies have linked the two conditions. However, our study looks specifically at the brothers and sisters and sons and daughters of people with epilepsy to determine a possible autism risk in these relatives,” said study author Helene Sundelin from the University Hospital in Linkoping, Sweden.

  • US calls on NSG members to support India’s membership

    Washington: In a fresh push to India’s NSG bid, the US today called on members of the 48-nation elite grouping to support India’s membership during the crucial meeting of the atomic trading club in Seoul next week. “The United States calls on Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) participating governments to support India’s application when it comes up at the NSG plenary,” State Department Spokesman John Kirby said.