Free Press Journal
  • Police ban use of drones, paragliders in Mumbai

    Mumbai: To prevent any threat from the skies, the police today banned the use of drones and paragliders in the metropolis for a month. The ban will remain in place between March 31 and April 29, a police notification said. “We issue such orders periodically to avoid any kind of misuse of drones and paragliders,” a senior police official said.

  • Cong, NCP embark on sangharsh yatra for farmers’ loan waiver

    Mumbai/Chandrapur: The Congress and the NCP today launched a ‘sangharsh yatra’ from Chandrapur in east Maharashtra, demanding a complete loan waiver for farmers. The yatra is scheduled to travel across Maharashtra, before culminating in Banda in the coastal Sindhudurg district on April 5. “The agitation against the state government will not stop until the loan waiver for farmers is announced,” state unit Congress president Ashok Chavan announced while addressing a public meeting

  • IS holds terrified civilians as human shields in Syrian city

    Beirut: Residents of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa live in terror, trapped as a massive human shield in the Islamic State’s de facto capital ahead of the final battle with US-backed opposition forces for the militant group’s last major urban stronghold. A belt of land mines and militant checkpoints circle the city. Inside, all the men have been ordered to wear the jihadis’ garb of baggy pants and long shirts —

  • 7 IPS officers transferred in Punjab

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government today transferred a Punjab Police Service (PPS) officer and seven IPS officers with immediate effect. An official spokesperson said Rakesh Agrawal has been posted as DIG/Special Protection Unit and S K Rampal as DIG/Security.

  • Recover Rs 97 crore from AAP in 30 days for ads: LG tells CS

    New Delhi: In a setback to the Kejriwal dispensation, Lt Governor Anil Baijal has directed that Rs 97 crore be recoverd from AAP that was allegedly “splurged” by the city government on advertisements in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines. Baijal also ordered an inquiry into the spendings on advertisements projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party and asked the chief secretary to fix responsibility.

  • Andrew Garfield turns war correspondent for a biopic

    Actor Andrew Garfield has been roped in to star as war correspondent in biopic “Black Lion”. The actor, who scored his first Oscar nod for leading the cast of Mel Gibson’s WWII drama “Hacksaw Ridge,” will be playing real-life war correspondent Carlos Mavroleon, reported Deadline. The biopic will chart Mavroleon’s time in the Middle East. The film will be framed around his final assignment, which saw him crossing into Afghan territory for

  • Naseeruddin Shah helped Faisal flourish

    TV actor Faisal Rashid, who stars in “Har Mard Ka Dard” says veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah had a lot to contribute in brushing up his acting skills. “Before I took up TV I did a play with Naseeruddin sir and it was a great experience. I did learn a lot through him. He is very dedicated, does a lot of rehearsals and puts in a lot of hard work and expects others

  • Samiksha Jaiswal injured while shooting

    Actress Samiksha Jaiswal, who is currently seen as Mehek in popular TV show “Zindagi Ki Mehek”, injured herself on the set while shooting for an upcoming scene. Samiksha along with her co-stars Karan Vohra and Maddy was shooting on the set for a scene where Mehek is about to get molested by Ajay (Maddy) and one of his friends, but Shaurya (Karan) saves her.

  • India Open 2017: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer sail into second round

    New Delhi: Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to their women’s singles campaign but it was Sameer Verma who hogged the limelight with a stunning straight-game win over Korean Son Wan Ho in men’s event in the opening round of the India Super Series here today.

  • 3D robot snake to scan your intestines

    Indigestible snake-like robot can slither inside stomach it could be used to visualise and understand the real time digestive system

  • PCB bans Mohammad Irfan for a year for spot-fixing

    Karachi: Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan was today slapped with a one-year ban and fined USD 1,000 after he admitted to have failed in reporting a spot-fixing approach by bookmakers during the Pakistan Super League.

  • Smart & sensual: Wearing sexy dress at office makes you look intelligent

    London: Ladies, do not hesitate to put on your sexy, body hugging clothes to office any more. A study says, wearing short skirts, tight-fitting dress or low-cut tops to office will not only make you look better, slimmer and attractive, but will make you look more intelligent and faithful.

  • Childhood exposure to lead may lower IQ

    New York: Higher exposure of lead in childhood may affect brain health and disrupt cognitive development, researchers say. Lead is a powerful neurotoxin that can accumulate in a child’s bloodstream, then settle in the bones, teeth and soft tissues and build up in the body.

  • Humans understand others after the age 4

    New York: Researchers have found why at around the age of four children suddenly do what three-year-olds are unable to do – put themselves in someone else’s shoes. This enormous developmental step occurs as a critical fibre connection in the brain matures, according to a study published in the journal Nature Communications.

  • 100 grams of daily protein intake curbs heart disease, cancer risk in old age

    Washington: For a longer life, eat higher proportion of carbohydrates — grains, pulses, vegetables, sweet potato — and about 100 grams of protein in middle-age daily to cut the chances of heart disease, cancer and other diseases in old age, suggests a study.

  • Sipping tea may prevent diabetes

    Washington: After understanding the health benefits of a cup of tea, a study finds that drinking tea can prevent diabetes. It is because natural plant compounds in tea leaves may block the absorption of sugar in the blood.