Free Press Journal
  • Railway ministry moots imposing safety cess on tickets

    New Delhi: Plagued by repeated derailments, the Railways is considering imposing safety cess on train tickets to be utilised for strengthening accident prevention measures. According to the move, the Railways will have to generate additional revenue of Rs 5,000 crore in the current fiscal as its contribution to the safety fund created in the budget.

  • ICJ decision on Jadhav a victory for rule of law: Arun Jaitley

    Srinagar: Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed the International Court of Justice decision on Kulbhushan Jadhav a great victory for the rule of law and his trial in Pakistan as a “mockery” of justice.

  • Union Cabinet meets to condole Dave’s death

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today passed a condolence resolution and observed a two-minute silence in the memory of Environment Minister Anil Dave, who died this morning. Official sources said the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, met in the afternoon to pass the resolution. “Anil Madhav Dave left a will in 2012 in which he said that his body should be cremated on the banks of river Narmada,” an official

  • India can approach UNSC if Pak rejects ICJ’s order on Jadhav

    New Delhi: India can and may approach United Nations Security Council should Pakistan refuse to abide by the stay order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav.

  • Had anticipated India’s victory at ICJ: Harish Salve

    New Delhi: Senior lawyer Harish Salve, who fought India’s case at the International Court of Justice against the death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistan, said on Thursday that he had anticipated New Delhi’s victory, and added the ruling was “binding” on Islamabad.

  • Be a sleeping beauty if people are avoiding you!

    New York: Skipping your beauty sleep? It may not be a good idea, say scientists who found that not getting enough sleep for just two days in a row can make people less interested in hanging out with you.

  • Lewd lyrics: Giving reference to sex in songs a common thing now

    New York: References to sex in songs have grown dramatically in recent times, suggests a new analysis of popular song lyrics in the US from 1960 to 2008. Among female performers, the proportion of songs referring to sex was at six per cent in the 1960s, then jumped to 16-21 per cent from 1970-2000.

  • Daniel Radcliffe has been roped in to play an angel in a TV comedy

    Harry Potter’ fame Daniel Radcliffe has been roped in to play an angel in a TV comedy ‘Miracle Workers’. TBS announced the comedy anthology series from executive producers Lorne Michaels and Simon Rich, who will also work as showrunner, reported Entertainment Weekly. Radcliffe will star as Craig, ‘a low-level angel responsible for handling all of humanity’s prayers’. Besides the 27-year-old actor, Owen Wilson will also lead the cast as Craig’s boss, God.

  • Harry’s ‘Two Ghosts’ is about Taylor

    Singer Harry Styles says it is quite ‘self-explanatory’ that his new song ‘Two Ghosts’ is about his former girlfriend Taylor Swift Singer Harry Styles says it is quite ‘self-explanatory’ that his new song ‘Two Ghosts’ is about his former girlfriend Taylor Swift. The 23-year-old singer was surrounded by questions about the track from his self-styled album ‘Sign of the Times’ when he appeared for a radio interview, reported Billboard.

  • Amy Jackson to take Pizza-cooking lessons in Cannes Film Festival!

    She has been missing in action on the big screen since ‘Singh is bling’ but actress Amy Jackson is making the most of it at this year’s Cannes film festival.  Besides making her presence felt at the coveted film festival, the 2.0 actress is learning how to prepare authentic pizzas in the city and has decided to take a day off from her schedule to do so.

  • ‘Simran’ producer criticised writer Apurva Asrani for dragging the film through a controversy

    Simran’ producer Shailesh Singh criticised writer Apurva Asrani for dragging the film through a controversy over writing credits. In a Facebook post, Asrani had slammed the film’s lead actress Kangana Ranaut for discrediting his work by claiming that she developed the story from a one-line script. Shailesh, however, said he would not be unfair to a writer to please an actress.

  • ‘Dumb AI’ can too boost human performance

    New York: Rather than rendering people jobless, artificial intelligence – even “dumb AI” which is not very sophisticated – can boost performance of human groups, suggests new research.

  • Cardiovascular disease causes one-third of deaths worldwide

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) – including heart diseases and stroke – account for one-third of deaths throughout the world, posing an alarming threat to global health, according to a new study. In 2015, there were more than 400 million individuals living with CVD and nearly 18 million CVD deaths worldwide.

  • GST rates decided on 1,211 items, except gold

    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Thursday decided the tax rates for 1,211 items with a majority of items being kept at 18 per cent, though the rates on gold and beedi remained undecided.

  • Mumbai’s slums meet skyscrapers in new Beyond The Clouds poster

    Cannes: There’s a slum in the foreground and high rises and skyscrapers in the background. The second poster of Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s India-set film “Beyond The Clouds” — launched at the Cannes Film Festival here on Thursday — showcases the spirit of Mumbai in all its glory.