Free Press Journal
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Adaptability will be key to India’s success: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Sydney: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said adaptability will be the key to success for the defending champions in the cricket World Cup starting Feb 14. “What is important is to adapt to the conditions and the middle overs. Bowling in the middle overs will also be crucial because that will put pressure on the opposition which will put a cap on the scoring from the 35th over onwards and the

  • Michael Clarke

    Don’t write off India’s chances: Michael Clarke

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke has warned against writing off India’s chances to defend the World Cup despite their poor form in the build-up to cricket’s showpiece event.  India have endured a dismal show Down Under having failed to win a single competitive match in four Tests and a tri-series also involving England.  Clarke said the India are now well accustomed to the bouncy pitches in Australia and it will be foolish

  • Tender apology or pay compensation: Mirach warns Sahara

    New York: In a fresh twist to the alleged “forgery” saga, US-based Mirach today asked Sahara to make a “formal apology” for tarnishing its image, failing which it warned of legal action and demanded over USD 13 million in compensation for breach of contract.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Anirban Lahiri fires 62, moves into contention in Malaysian Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Firing the week’s lowest round, Anirban Lahiri charged into contention with a brilliant 10-under-par 62 at the USD 3 million Maybank Malaysian Open here today.  Lahiri, a five-time winner on Asian Tour, looking for a breakthrough win on the European Tour, shot 10-under-par 62 with six birdies on the front nine and four on the back stretch to get to 12-under and five shots behind third round leader Bernd Wiesberger of Austria. Wiesberger himself

  • Kiran Bedi

    AAP charges Model Code violation by Bedi, complains to EC

    New Delhi:  AAP today filed a complaint against BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi with the Election Commission over an alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in her constituency, Krishna Nagar.

  • Rohit Sharma

    I have recovered well and will play in warm-up games: Rohit Sharma

    Adelaide: One of India’s premier batsman Rohit Sharma today declared that he has “recovered well” from his hamstring injury and is raring to go against Australia in the first warm-up game of the ICC Cricket World Cup being played at the Adelaide Oval, tomorrow.

  • Why BJP looks upon AAP as a political intruder

    New Delhi: Just as the Congress party, over the years, had begun to nurse the delusion that it has the inalienable right to rule the country, the BJP is smug in the belief that it is the sole harbinger of good governance. It is this presumptuousness of the political class that the AAP is seeking to challenge.

  • North Korea, test-fires

    North Korea test-fires ‘intelligent’ anti-ship rocket: KCNA

    Seoul: North Korea has test-fired a new “ultra-precision” intelligent rocket to be deployed across its navy, state media said today, in the latest evidence that Pyongyang is stepping up its development of missile technology. The exercise was carried out by the North’s East Sea fleet under the watchful eye of leader Kim Jong-Un, Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

  • Bangladesh parties urged to end deadly cycle of crimes

    New York: With no end in sight to politically motivated violence and other abuses in Bangladesh, authorities need to ensure their response respects the rights of all and avoids arbitrary use of force, arrests and disappearances, Human Rights Watch said Saturday.  Over the past month, nearly 60 people have been killed, hundreds injured and thousands arrested across the country. All political leaders should give clear statements that their supporters should not use

  • Yemen, Political crisis

    UN concerned over Yemen’s political crisis

    United Nations : The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern after the Shia Houthis announced that they were taking over Yemen and dissolving parliament.  The Council called “in the strongest terms” on all parties, in particular the Houthis, to abide by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) initiative, the National Dialogue Conference outcomes, and the Peace and National Partnership Agreements which provide for a Yemeni-lead democratic transition, Xinhua reported Saturday.

  • Rajnath-Singh

    Confident of BJP win in Delhi: Rajnath

    Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday expressed confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will emerge victorious in the Delhi assembly elections.

  • Malaysia, Arrest, Indian

    3 men arrested in Malaysia for abducting Indian

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police have arrested three men for masquerading as India’s Central Bureau of Investigation officers and allegedly abducting a 39-year-old Indian national. The suspects were in a car along the Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway (DUKE) here on January 31 when they rammed into a Nissan Van carrying four people, including the driver, forcing the vehicle to stop, Police Assistant Commissioner R Munusamy said. “The 24-year-old driver stopped the van in front of a primary school and

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Patch up efforts fail, Manjhi wants assembly dissolution

    Patna: The last-minute patch up efforts between Jitan Ram Manjhi and his party JD(U) failed today and the Chief Minister went ahead with proposing dissolution of the Assembly which was overwhelmingly rejected by Cabinet ministers at a meeting here.

  • Taiwan Crash

    Both TransAsia plane engines lost power before Taiwan crash

    Taipei: One of the two engines on TransAsia Airways Flight 235 went idle 37 seconds after takeoff, and the pilots apparently shut off the other before making a futile attempt to restart it, Taiwan’s top aviation safety official said. It was unclear why the second engine was shut down, since the plane was capable of flying with one engine. Taiwan’s official China News Agency said investigators were looking into the possibility of “professional error.”

  • Bihar CM appeals governor to dissolve state assembly

    New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday appealed Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for dissolution of the state assembly in wake of the political deadlock in the state.

  • Heart Risk

    Heart risks remain for a year after hospital discharge

    New York: Risks of rehospitalisation and death remain high for up to a year after an older heart patient’s hospital discharge, a study has warned.  The researchers defined the absolute risks of rehospitalisation and death on each day during the full year after discharge.  “If we can track absolute risks and their changes over time, this information will be critical in helping patients and hospitals set realistic expectations and goals for recovery,

  • Membrane, water purification

    New membrane for cheaper, efficient water purification

    London: Researchers have developed new membranes in the form of thin hollow straws that can permit cheaper and more efficient water purification. The membranes developed by Joris de Grooth from the University of Twente in Netherlands make it possible to purify water in a single process step, while preliminary treatment is always required in existing water treatment plants. The most important benefits of the new membranes are that they can make the provision of drinking water

  • Social robot, elderly company

    Social robot to give the elderly company

    London: The elderly could soon have a non-human companion to beat loneliness and isolation as researchers have developed prototype of a social robot with emotion and the ability to remember and recall. Working in partnership with their relatives or carers, the robot supports independent living for the elderly, the researchers noted.