Free Press Journal
  • Yami Gautam

    Yami Gautam is a huge Madhuri Dixit fan

    New Delhi: Nobody knew the dancer in Yami Gautam existed, as the actress had never previously got a chance to shake her hips on screen before.

  • child-abuse

    Childhood abuse ups drug addiction risk in adulthood

    Toronto: Children who face severe adversities are at increased risk of getting involved in drug abuse and various addictions like alcohol in adulthood, says a new study. The findings showed that children who had experienced domestic violence between their parents were at 50 per cent higher risk of developing dependency on alcohol in comparison to those without that exposure.

  • using social media

    Employees use social media to take mental break: survey

    Washington: Bosses, take note! Do not fret if you see an employee using social media at work as it may mean that they are taking a mental break, a new US survey
    suggests. Workers turn to social media for a range of reasons while at work, with taking a mental break being among the most common, according to the survey by Pew Research Centre.

  • SRK thanks 20 mn fans for making him a better person

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan, who recently garnered twenty million followers on his Twitter handle, has expressed his gratitude to all fans through a sweet video message.

  • virtual-reality

    Now ‘like’ 360-degree videos in VR on Facebook

    New York: With social networking giant Facebook-owned Oculus launching 360-degree video reactions for the Gear VR headset, it is now possible for users to “like” a video while watching it. “Now, while watching Facebook videos using Samsung’s VR goggles, you will be able to choose between the social network’s standard series of reactions, including the “like” or one of the five new emoji “Reactions”. When viewing 360-degree videos, you’ll also be able

  • dark-sky-reserve

    First ‘dark sky reserve’ launched by China

    Beijing: China has launched first ‘dark sky reserve’ in the Tibet autonomous region’s Ngari Prefecture, bordering India and Nepal, that aims to limit light pollution and preserve sites for making astronomical observations. The reserve covering an area of 2,500 square kilometres was jointly launched by the China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation and the regional government of Tibet.

  • Khanna seeks copy of Shyamvar Rai’s confessional statement

    Mumbai: Sanjeev Khanna, arrested in connection with the murder of his former wife Indrani Mukerjea’s daughter Sheena Bora, has approached Bombay High Court seeking a copy of confessional statement of Indrani’s former driver Shyamvar Rai, who was recently made approver in the case.

  • Britain-European-Union

    British referendum ‘too close to call’, say opinion polls

    London: Britain’s referendum on leaving the European Union (EU) is “too close to call” as a string of polls showed neither ‘ayes’ nor ‘noes’ clearly ahead. Four separate polls released on Thursday gave differing pictures, with two putting the ‘Leave’ campaign ahead and two giving the pro-EU ‘Remain’ side the lead, The Telegraph reported.

  • Mahmoud Saikal- UNSC

    Afghanistan reminds UNSC of terrorists finding safe havens in Pakistan

    Kabul: In a veiled reference to the recent killing of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Pakistan, the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to United Nations Mahmoud Saikal voiced concern over Pakistan emerging as a safe haven for terrorists. “The fact that terrorist leaders had been found and killed in safe havens in Pakistan was proof that it had violated the sovereignty of other nations,” Khaama Press quoted Saikal, as saying before the

  • ben-rhodes

    US welcomes India’s decision to host GES next year

    Washington: The US has welcomed India’s decision to host the next Global Entrepreneurship Summit, saying the move would cultivate an environment to foster great entrepreneurship and open government. “We welcome India’s commitment to entrepreneurship and, indeed, they have sought in India to cultivate an environment
    that fosters great entrepreneurship and open government,” said Deputy US National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes.

  • australia-guns

    No mass shootings in Australia 20 years after gun reform

    Sydney: Australia has seen a larger decline in intentional firearm deaths and an absence of fatal mass shootings since gun law reform and firearms buyback programmes were introduced 20 years ago, a new study says. “The absence of mass shootings in Australia in the past two decades compares to 13 fatal mass shootings in the 18 years prior to these sweeping reforms,” said lead researchers Simon Chapman, Emeritus Professor at University of

  • twitter

    Twitter selling its NFL ad spots for over $50 mn

    New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter is planning to sell the ad packages linked to US National Football League (NFL) games streaming — which it purchased for $10 million back in April — for nearly $50 million, a media report said on Thursday. Twitter paid for the right to stream 10 of the NFL Thursday night games and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had hinted that this deal would help the company earn better

  • Putin confident of Russia-China all-round cooperation

    Moscow: Russia and China are “close allies” with their ties running at a very high level and bilateral cooperation expanding steadily, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday. “We see each other as close allies, so of course we always listen to each other, by this I mean we keep in mind each other’s interests,” Putin told Xinhua in an interview ahead of his state visit to China.

  • FDI

    DRDO ready to compete with foreign companies: DG

    Kolkata: In the wake of the FDI reforms in defence sector, the government-run Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today said it was not only ready to compete with foreign companies but also to export its products.

  • Sanjay-Bangar

    Youngsters made an impact on this tour: Bangar

    Harare: It was far away from a cake walk for the Indian team against minnows Zimbabwe in the short tour, specially in the Twenty20s, but India coach Sanjay Bangar says the youngsters have managed to make an impact. India survived a last ball scare last night in the final T20 to nail the series 2-1. “Each one who got an opportunity created an impact. They made an impression and I think this

  • Sensex regains

    Sensex up by 295 points, regains 27k in pre-close trade

    Mumbai: Making a strong turnaround from the cautious start, the BSE Sensex rebounded 295 points to trade above the crucial 27,000-mark in late afternoon deals, driven by a firming trend in global market as UK voters began to cast ballots on ‘Brexit’ referendum.

  • Shot, murder

    Ponty Chadha shootout case: HC rejects accused bail plea

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court has declined to grant bail to an accused facing murder trial in a 2012 shootout here that claimed the lives of liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his younger brother Hardeep, saying there are “serious allegations” against him.

  • Woman files complaint of being clicked on mobile

    Kolkata: A woman has lodged a police complaint that a person was trying to take her pictures with a mobile phone when she was using the trial room at a prominent shopping mall here.