Free Press Journal
  • Pakistani-origin undercover reporter guilty of misleading UK court

    London: A Pakistani-origin undercover reporter, who became infamous as the ‘Fake Sheikh’ after posing as a Saudi millionaire for a series of sting operations over the years, was today found guilty of conspiring to pervert the course of justice, reports PTI.

  • US polls: Tim Kaine, Mike Pence clash in their only Vice Presidential debate

    Farmville (Virginia): Democratic Senator Tim Kaine aggressively challenged his rival Mike Pence who calmly dodged and sidestepped criticism of some of his running mate’s policies and demeaning comments, with media declaring the Republican Governor as the winner of the first and only vice presidential debate here, reports PTI. The moderator, Elaine Quijano of CBS News, had to intervene from the very start of the 90-minute debate on Tuesday night, as the two vice

  • Donald Trump outsourced jobs to 12 countries: Hillary Clinton

    Washington: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has accused her Republican rival Donald Trump of outsourcing jobs to 12 countries and said if elected she would tax companies for shipping jobs overseas.

  • China wants action on global terrorists but no UN ban on Masood Azhar

    Beijing: Days after extending its blockade on India’s move to impose a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar, China today called for a stronger global response to curb cross-border movement of foreign terrorists.

  • Pakistan officer admits India carried surgical strikes

    New Delhi: A senior Pakistan police officer has admitted that India indeed carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and killed at least five soldiers and several militants in an operation that Islamabad denies happened.

  • Bangladeshi student cleared over deadly cafe attack

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi court formally exonerated a student at a Canadian university of involvement in a deadly cafe siege, two months after he was arrested and charged over the carnage, reports AFP. Security forces named Tahmid Hasib Khan as a suspect in the weeks following the siege at the upmarket Dhaka cafe in July when Islamist militants killed 22 mostly foreign hostages.

  • We hardly make films for children in Bollywood: Ketan Mehta

    Director Ketan Mehta feels filmmakers have shied away from making films for children and says it is high time Bollywood comes out with more movies keeping the young audience in mind. The “Manjhi” helmer says kids constitute an important section of the audience which should not be neglected, reports PTI.

  • Jokes on colour should not be encouraged: Radhika Apte

    Coming out in support of her co-star Tannishtha Chatterjee who was ‘roasted’ for her dark skin on a TV comedy show, actress Radhika Apte feels one shouldn’t crack jokes on someone’s colour and body structure. Tannishtha had revealed on social media that she had walked out midway through the recording of the show “Comedy Nights Bachao” because she was ‘roasted’ for her skin tone.

  • Heavy Facebook users easily share personal information with others

    New York: People who spend more than three hours a day on Facebook have more relaxed privacy attitudes and are more likely to share personal information than those who spend less time on the social networking site, new research has found, says IANS.

  • Twitter for sale: May receive bids this week, says report

    New York: As Google, Salesforce and even Walt Disney join the race to buy Twitter, the micro-blogging website is expected to receive bids this week, media reported on Wednesday, reports IANS. According to Wall Street Journal, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is “building a case to Salesforce.com Inc. investors and others that his company should be the buyer.”

  • Research revealed that sex before sport may boost performance

    London: Having sex the night before athletic competition may have positive impact on performance, suggests new research. These results are surprising, considering the common view that abstinence from sexual activity can boost athletic performance, according to IANS.

  • Weak handgrip indicates poor health: study

    London: A handgrip could be used for early detection of health problems that may lead to premature death, say researchers. Handgrip strength is a simple test, measured with a hand-held device, reports IANS. On average, handgrip strength peaks in the 30s and 40s and then declines with age.

  • People who have gene variant have craving for fatty foods: study

    London: People who carry a particular gene variant have a higher craving for fat-rich chicken korma but a decreased preference for sugary foods, according to a new Cambridge led study that may help treat obesity, says PTI.