Free Press Journal
  • Bengal Muslim groups oppose doing away with triple talaq

    Kolkata: A forum of Muslim organisations in West Bengal on Thursday opposed any interference by the government in matters of religious practices, including the triple talaq, saying it was a subject governed by personal law.

  • Akali Dal, AAP protest in Punjab over 1984 riots

    Chandigarh: Targetting the then Congress leadership for its alleged complicity in the anti-Sikh riots of 1984, Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held protests on Thursday.

  • The unconventional trio of movie Simran

    What happens when you have an ace story teller like Hansal Mehta, an exceptional actor like Kangana Ranaut and an offbeat actor like Sohum Shah. You can sense a great film brewing up.

  • Shahid Kapoor’s friends didn’t like to eat at his place

    We think of dance, muscles and fitness when we talk about Shahid Kapoor. And a fit body like Shahid’s needs healthy food. And this precisely was the reason none of Shahid’s friends liked to eat at his place.

  • Addicted to social media: Rakesh Roshan

    Film maker Rakesh Roshan known for his blockbusters like Karan Arjun, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya and the Krrish franchise (naming just a few) was recently introduced to the world of social media with his latest home production Kaabil that is scheduled for release on January 26, 2017.

  • Pathankot attack: Hindi news channel ordered to be taken off air for a day

    New Delhi: A leading Hindi news channel was today ordered by the government to be taken off air for a day after an inter-ministerial panel constituted by the I&B ministry recommended this action over the broadcaster’s coverage of the Pathankot terror attack in January.

  • Now, use your Smartphone to cast spells like Harry Potter

    Los Angeles: Potterheads, rejoice! You can now step into the world of Harry Potter and try your hand at magic using just your Smartphone, thanks to new features by Google. Saying “Ok Google” followed by “Lumos” or “Nox” can turn your phone’s flashlight on and off, says PTI.

  • Ex-servicemans son hits back at VK Singh, says “my father was not from any party”

    New Delhi: Hitting out at Union Minister V.K. Singh’s comment on his deceased father, Dilwar Singh Grewal, son of the ex-serviceman who reportedly committed suicide on Tuesday said that his father did not sacrifice his life for his own benefit, but did it for the welfare of the army veterans across the nation.

  • Indian scientists detect crack in Earth’s magnetic shield

    Washington/Pune: The world’s largest and most sensitive cosmic ray monitor, located in India, has recorded a burst of galactic cosmic rays that indicates a crack in the Earth’s magnetic shield, according to scientists. The burst occurred when a giant cloud of plasma ejected from the solar corona struck Earth at a very high speed causing massive compression of the Earth’s magnetosphere and triggering a severe geomagnetic storm, repots PTI.

  • Humans arrived in Australia 10,000 years earlier than thought

    Canberra: Archaeologists in central Australia have discovered that humans arrived in the region 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, says IANS. Researchers excavating a rock shelter site in Flinders Ranges, 550 km north of Adelaide, believed that they found evidence of a human presence in the area dating back 49,000 years, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • GST Council decides on 4-tier tax structure of 5-28 pc

    New Delhi: A 4-tier GST tax structure of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess, was decided by the all- powerful GST Council today.

  • Smoking may harm HIV patients more than the virus itself

    New York: Among people living with HIV who smoke cigarettes, smoking may shorten their lifespan more than HIV itself, warns a study by an Indian-origin researcher, reports IANS.”A person with HIV who consistently takes HIV medicines but smokes is much more likely to die of a smoking-related disease than of HIV itself,” explained study author Krishna P. Reddy of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

  • Brain scanner to detect weight loss success: Study

    New York: A team of researchers has developed a non-invasive brain scanner which can predict weight loss success based on the brain volume of the elderly, says IANS. According to the study published in the journal Obesity, scientists at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found a way to predict who will be successful in their weight-loss efforts with a quick, non-invasive brain scan.

  • Fear of failure keeps me going: Alia Bhatt

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming slice-of-life film “Dear Zindagi”, says failure is something which keeps her going.

  • Indian officials ‘falsely implicated’ by Pakistan

    New Delhi: India on Thursday criticised Pakistan’s “tit for tat” move to name eight Indian officials posted at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad for “anti-Pakistan activities”, and said the officials have been “falsely implicated”.