Free Press Journal
  • Over 95% of world’s population breathing unhealthy air

    Washington: More than 95 per cent of the world’s population is breathing unhealthy air, with India and China jointly contributing to over 50 per cent of global deaths attributed to pollution, a new report has found. According to the annual State of Global Air Report, published on Tuesday by the Boston-based Health Effects Institute (HEI), long-term exposure to air pollution contributed to an estimated 6.1 million deaths across the globe in 2016, reports

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    Rocky S: Working with Sunny Leone a dream

    Mumbai: Designer Rocky Star likes to work with actress Sunny Leone and says she brings in class to his fashion label. Sunny has been roped in as the brand ambassador for Summer 2018 campaign of Rocky’s pret brand “RS by ROCKY STAR”. The campaign was shot in Los Angeles.

  • 5 Nepalese female journalists to climb Everest

    Kathmandu: Five Nepalese female journalists on Wednesday left on an expedition to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. The team, “First Women Journalists Everest Expedition 2018”, will climb the 8,848 metres high peak starting next month under the slogan “Unified Voice for Equity”, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • PM Narendra Modi meets British PM Theresa May

    London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday morning met with his British counterpart Theresa May at 10 Downing Street in London.

  • Supreme Court reserves verdict on Navjot Singh Sidhu’s plea in 1988 road rage case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today reserved its judgment on the appeal filed by cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu challenging the Punjab and Haryana High Court verdict convicting and sentencing him to three years in jail in a 1988 road rage case. A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul reserved the verdict after hearing the arguments.

  • Cash crunch: Common man perturbed as cash crunch continues

    The nation is witnessing a currency shortage for the second day in a row, causing a disruption of one’s daily routine. Reports have been pouring in on Wednesday morning from different pockets of the country, where individuals have visited ATMs in the hope of withdrawing money, but come back with empty wallets.

  • Facebook partners BOOM to spot fake news; starts pilot in Karnataka

    New Delhi: With Karnataka heading for the polls in May, Facebook has announced a third-party fact-checking programme in the state to fight spread of fake news on its platform. The social media giant on Tuesday announced a partnership with BOOM, an independent digital journalism initiative, for a pilot programme that will be rolled out in the state.

  • Rape, murder dehumanise societies in profoundly dangerous ways says UN Women chief 

    United Nations: Acts of rape and murder “dehumanise societies” and letting the perpetrators of such crimes go unpunished is a “warning” sign for all, the head of UN’s agency on women empowerment said, amid the outrage over Kathua and Unnao rape cases.  UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the statements by the UN Resident Coordinator in India and the “condemnation” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the

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    Indian animation expert Bhimsain Khurana passes away

    Mumbai: Indian animation pioneer and multiple National Award winner Bhimsain Khurana is dead. He was 82. Khurana, known for films like “Gharaonda” and for iconic animation shorts like “Ek Anek Ekta” — with the unforgettable — “Ek chidiya, anek chidiya” song — died at a hospital here on Tuesday while undergoing dialysis, a family source told IANS.

  • Sanjay Dutt-Madhuri Dixit together after 25 years: Revisiting the couple’s whirlwind reel and real life ROMANCE

    Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit are coming back on screen once again and no one in their wildest dreams would have imagined this phenomenon! Karan Johar pulled off a casting coup and convinced Sanjay Dutt to share space once again with Madhuri Dixit! Now there is a big history to these two superstars of the 90s. Their movies sure translated into box office magic but it was

  • IPL 2018: Keen contest on cards as Sunrisers Hyderabad meet Kings XI Punjab in Mohali

     Mohali: The unbeaten streak of table-toppers Surisers Hyderabad would be up for a test when they take on third-placed Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League contest here tomorrow. Kane Williamson-led Sunrisers have won all three games played so far, mainly riding on the good performance by their bowlers. On the other hand, under Ravichandran Ashwin, the ‘new look’ Kings XI Punjab have been “aggressive” in the batting department, tearing opposition