Free Press Journal
  • Shiney Ahuja sends a legal notice to Balaji over the use of Shiney in ‘Great Grand Masti’

    Indra Kumar’s raunchy comedy ‘Great Grand Masti’ has a ‘strange’ connection with Shiney Ahuja. There is one character of a maid (played by actress Sonali Raut), who had been named ‘Shiney’ in the film. For the still uninitiated, Shiney Ahuja had been convicted of the rape charges against him and had been sentenced to seven years in prison.

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    ‘Raped woman’ remark: Salman Khan skips summons from MSCW

    Earlier we had reported that following the controversial ‘raped woman’ remark by Salman Khan, the National Commission for Women (NCW) and the Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) had sent Salman summons to appear before them to explain his reasons for making such a statement. Now we hear that after missing the hearings on two previous occasions, Salman, yet again skipped personal appearance for the third time before the MSCW.

  • Idea Cellular slashes data charges

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular said on Friday it has slashed mobile internet rates to offer more value to customers on their 4G, 3G and 2G data packs.

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    Ancient Brazilian pit house occupied continuously for centuries

    London: Prehistoric proto-Je Brazilian persons may have continually renovated and extended their pit houses to allow occupation over centuries, revealed a study. Pit houses are covered buildings which are partly dug into the ground and were used by prehistoric South American proto-Je people.

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    Spain’s airline confirms strike in peak summer period

    Madrid: Pilots from Spain’s second-largest airline on Friday formally called a strike that will hit the peak summer vacation period in protest against the creation of a low-cost spin-off. The pilots’ union SEPLA ordered the stoppage from 00:00 on July 30 to 23:59 on August 2, protesting against a work-load loss that favours the recently-created budget Air Europa Express offshoot, EFE news reported.

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    My statements ‘doctored and tampered with’: Zakir Naik 

    Mumbai: Claiming that his statements were “doctored and tampered out of context”, controversial NRI televangelist Zakir Naik on Friday asserted that he was a “messenger of peace” and unequivocally condemned all terror and terrorist activities.

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    How a protein can cause blindness in diabetics

    New York: By creating a virtual tissue model of diabetes in the eye, researchers have shown precisely how a small protein that can both damage or grow blood vessels in the eye causes vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. The study, reported in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, could also lead to better treatment for diabetic retinopathy, which currently requires multiple, invasive procedures that are not always effective in the long

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    Tropical baboon thriving in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau   

    Beijing: The first Hamadryas baboon, the smallest of its kind born on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is thriving in a zoo in northwest China’s Qinghai Province. “The successful breeding of the first baby baboon on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau will be an encouragement for introducing and reproducing tropical and sub-tropical primates in high-altitude areas, where low temperatures and lack of oxygen pose a big challenge for their reproduction,” Qi Xinzhang, deputy director of

  • Kaziranga: NGT for report on steps to curb wildlife casualties

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Assam government to expeditiously prepare a detailed project report (DPR) on measures to curb growing wildlife casualties due to vehicular movement on the National Highway-37 passing through the Kaziranga National Park.

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    Work speaks more than creating news does, says Irrfan Khan

    New Delhi: Internationally acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan who grabbed headlines when he questioned the Ramadan fast and how Muslims had made a “mockery” of Muharram, says he believes that one’s work speaks louder than any buzz created in news.

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    Ansari calls for adoption of global convention on terrorism

    Ulan Bator (Mongolia): Following the Bastille Day terror attack in France that claimed 84 lives, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday called for early adoption of the India-initiated Comprehensive Convention of International Terrorism by (CCIT) by the UN.

  • On a day I am fit, I can defeat anyone: Saina Nehwal

    New Delhi: India’s premier badminton star Saina Nehwal believes that her in-born go-getter attitude will help her overcome opponents, a couple of nagging injuries and pressure of expectations as she bids to better the colour of her Olympic medal at the Rio Games in August.

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    PM Oli refuses to resign, will face floor test

    Kathmandu : Nepal Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli will face the floor test rather than resigning, as he is riding on what he calls “constitutional complexities” to buy time. Prime Minister Oli, who faces the challenge of proving majority in Parliament following a no-confidence motion brought against him, said at a Parliamentary Party meeting of the CPN-UML on Thursday that constitutional complexities will prevent the formation of a new government, reported the

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    Nitish Kumar to raise special status issue for Bihar with Modi

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on Friday all set to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the central government has failed to accord ‘special’ category status and package to Bihar, an official here said.

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    Fathers play key role in child development

    New York: Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their child’s development — from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, a new study has found. The findings published in two academic journals Early Childhood Research Quarterly and Infant and Child Development, provided evidences of the father’s importance to a child’s outcomes and reinforces the idea that early childhood programmes should focus on the whole family, including