Free Press Journal
  • Oscar Pistorius gets threats of gang rape ahead of murder sentence

    Johannesburg : In a sensational revelation, it has emerged out that a family member of Oscar Pistorius, who has been placed under house arrest in connection with the murder case of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has received threats that the former Paralympics runner would be gang raped in prison.

  • Apple

    Local sourcing relaxed for single-brand retail; Apple to gain

    New Delhi: Paving way for iPhone maker Apple to open its own stores India, the government today relaxed FDI norms by giving a three-year exemption from local sourcing to foreign players in single-brand retail and a further five-year relaxation for ‘state-of-art’ and ‘cutting-edge’ technology.

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    Sebi revokes curbs on Monotype in minimum public holding case

    New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has lifted the restrictions imposed on Monotype India, its directors and promoters for not meeting the minimum public shareholding regulations, after the company complied with the norms.

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    Salman Khan clarifies about Arijit Singhs track in Sultan

    By now, all of you must be aware of singer Arijit Singh’s tryst with Salman Khan over a song titled ‘Jag Ghoomeya‘ from the upcoming film Sultan. After Arijit Singh got ‘replaced’ by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to sing the song, Arijit Singh took to social networking site and wrote an open letter, in which he, besides apologising to Salman Khan, also ‘expressed his desire’ to work with him.

  • Eat blueberries to fight age, memory loss

    New York: Consuming blueberries can help in reverting age and improving vision and memory, says a new study. “Eating blueberries can also curb risks of developing cancer as well as reduce the chances of heart diseases,” Shuyang Qu, Doctoral Student at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in the US, said in a statement.

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    Anurag Kashyap to make a horror film titled Giddy

    Anurag Kashyap has been in the spotlight for a while for raising his voice against Censor Board of Film Certification (CFBC) over 89 cuts in his latest film Udta Punjab. After fighting the prolonged battle, Udta Punjab finally released this past Friday.

  • Caffeine has no benefit after 3 nights of sleep restriction

    Washington: After restricting sleep to five hours per day, caffeine use no longer improves alertness or performance after three nights, a new study has found. The results showed that relative to placebo, caffeine significantly improved Psychomotor Vigilance Task (PVT) performance during the first two days, but not the last three days of sleep restriction.

  • New Chinese system named world’s top supercomputer

    Beijing: A new Chinese computer system that can make 93 quadrillions calculations per second has claimed the top spot on the list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. The computer called Sunway TaihuLight developed by the National Research Centre of Parallel Computer Engineering and Technology (NRCPC) is built entirely using processors designed and made in China.

  • Nearly half of women of reproductive age in India anaemic: Study

    Kolkata: As many as 48.1 per cent of women of reproductive age in India have anaemia, which is only slightly less than the prevalence percentages in West African nations of Guinea and Nigeria, says the Global Nutrition Report 2016.

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    Jacqueline stars in remake of Spice Girls’ song for campaign

    Cannes: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has starred in the video remake of former British girl band Spice Girls’ song “Wannabe” for Global Goals campaign to tell world leaders what girls and women want in 2016.

  • Sensex Gains

    Sensex zooms as FDI reforms, easing Brexit fears counter Rexit

    Mumbai: Stocks and rupee today opened with an early morning plunge but equities bounced back to score a 241- point rally as Rexit jitters got blunted by a new wave of FDI reforms, hectic buying by institutions, talking-up by influential market men and easing Brexit worries.

  • China throws cold water on India’s NSG hopes

    Beijing: In a blow to India’s NSG hopes, China said on Monday that the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) was still divided over admitting the country and that New Delhi’s application for membership was not on the agenda of the plenary of the 48-member bloc in Seoul later this week. Beijing’s statement comes a day after India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj exuded confidence in getting China’s support for membership at the NSG

  • Ahmedabad blasts accused nabbed from K’taka; ATS to probe IS link

    Ahmedabad: Nasir Rangrej, an accused in the July 26, 2008, Ahmedabad serial blasts case that claimed 56 lives and left 200 others injured, has been arrested by a joint team of the Gujarat Crime Branch and the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Belgaum in Karnataka.

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    ‘Dalit’ Congress worker accuses Maken of hurling abuses

    New Delhi: Congress worker Dharmpal Natkhat on Monday accused Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ajay Maken of hurling abuses at him and alleged that the ill-treatment was meted out to him as he is a Dalit.

  • Anti-establishment M5S movement to win mayoral race in Rome

    Rome: Anti-establishment Five Star Movement’s (M5S) Virginia Raggi is set to become Rome’s first woman mayor after winning 67.5 per cent of the vote in Sunday’s runoff election, according to the exit poll. The 37-year-old’s landslide victory would also strengthen the Five Star Movement as the second main political force at the national level, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Don’t need Ronaldo’s advice on free-kicks: Gareth Bale

    Toulouse (France): Insisting that his style is very different from Cristiano Ronaldo, Wales midfielder Gareth Bale on Monday said he does not take the Portuguese football captain’s advice when it comes to taking free-kicks. Bale has netted twice from two free-kicks in the ongoing Euro 2016 and he could become the first ever footballer to score three in a single European Championship.

  • Will request ICC to set up special fund for Pakistan:PCB chief

    Karachi: The PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan today said he would request the ICC to set up a special fund for Pakistan cricket to compensate for the heavy revenue
    losses it bears due to the absence of international cricket in the country.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish asks Modi to ban alcohol across country

    Medininagar (Jharkhand): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to impose prohibition across the country as those addicted to alcohol cannot perform yoga which requires concentration.

  • Singapore athlete guilty of recruiting women for prostitution

    Singapore: Singapore’s national para-athlete Adam Kamis, who represented the country at the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, today pleaded guilty of recruiting women for prostitution through social networking web sites for his social escort agency and sexually exploiting a minor girl. Adam, 37, took to Facebook to recruit women, using the moniker ‘Angel Tan’ to pass himself off as an escort girl working for SG Freelancers – the escort agency he started in