Free Press Journal
  • Former ISI chief incorrect on Osama Bin Laden: US       

    Washington: The US has said the statement by the former ISI chief that Pakistan’s spy agency “most likely sheltered” Osama bin Laden is incorrect. The State Department spokesperson, Jen Psaki, insisted there is no reason to believe that Pakistan Government knew about the whereabouts of the slain Al-Qaeda chief.

  • One in four Saudis at high risk of heart attack in 10 years

    Riyadh: One in four adults in Saudi Arabia are at high risk of having a heart attack within the next 10 years owing to their unhealthy lifestyle which has turned them into ‘electronic potatoes’, scientists say. The study investigated the prevalence of risk factors for heart disease in more than 4,900 Saudis living in urban areas who had no history of heart disease.

  • This is a year for decisive action on UNSC reform: India to UN

    United Nations: India has told the UN that 2015 is a year for decisive action on the much-delayed reform of the Security Council, and called for negotiations to begin on a concise text to achieve meaningful progress. The 11th round of Intergovernmental Negotiations (IGN) should not be like the previous rounds where discussions were held without a text and no outcome could be reached, said Ambassador Bhagwant Bishnoi, Acting Permanent Representative to the

  • Archaeologists find 700-year old artefacts in Singapore

    Singapore: Artefacts dating back to 700 years have been discovered by archaeologists on the banks of Singapore river here in the central business district. The excavation is being organised by the National Heritage Board, and it is taking place ahead of the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s enhancement plans for the Civic District, Channel News Asia reported.

  • Thousands at US funerals of Muslim ‘hate crime’ victims

    Raleigh (US): The families of three Muslim students shot dead by a white neighbor in the US said an emotional farewell to their loved ones, reiterating calls for the killings to be treated as a hate crime.

  • Tony Abbott

    Australian PM under fresh fire after horror week

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott came under fire today over controversial comments on the arrest of two terror suspects and for referring to a “holocaust” of job losses, capping a horror week. Abbott began the first parliamentary week of the year fighting for his job after poor poll ratings, a series of policy backflips and perceived high-handed decision making saw MPs from his conservative Liberal Party force a confidence vote.

  • Voting

    Brisk polling in Bongaon Lok Sabha by-poll 

    Kolkata: Brisk polling was underway in the by-election for the Bongaon Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal Friday with over 50 percent turnout seen by afternoon. The polling process is largely peaceful, an official said.

  • Manchester, Samir Nasri

    Nasri brands Chelsea `not special` despite trailing behind Mourinho’s men in PL

    London : Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has played down Chelsea’s dominance in the Premier League table, calling Jose Mourinho’s side as ‘not special’ and ‘unimpressive’ during their previous two games against reigning champions City. The French international said that though he was a big fan of Mourinho, he was not impressed with his team, not at all, adding that they were the better team than Chelsea during their previous two games at

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex reaches 29K, Nifty up by 8,800 mark after SBI good show

    Mumbai: Domestic markets rose for the fourth straight session with the benchmark Sensex today closing above 29,000-mark for the first time since February 3 while the Nifty reclaimed 8,800-level as bluechips led by banking rallied after robust SBI earnings.

  • Gary Kirsten

    India have learnt how to win World Cups: Gary Kirsten

    New Delhi : Despite the pessimism over India’s prospects at the cricket’s 50-over showpiece event, former coach Gary Kirsten feels the side has a good chance to defend the title as it has “learnt how to win World Cups”. I think there is a lot of pessimism around their opportunities but they have learnt how to win World Cups, so they know how to do it. This World Cup boils down to three games, its

  • Lakhvi’s bail plea in abduction case rejected

    Islamabad: A court in Pakistan rejected the bail plea of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack, in an abduction case. Lakhvi’s counsel submitted the application and said the kidnapping case registered against his client was false, Dawn reported.

  • PDP has ‘upper hand’ due to BJP’s ‘wipeout’ in Delhi, Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will have an upper hand in the ongoing negotiations with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in Jammu and Kashmir due to the saffron party’s dismal show in the Delhi Assembly elections.

  • Thaworn Wiratchant

    Thai legend Thaworn leads steller cast at Hero Indian Open

    New Delhi: Two-time champion, Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand will look to complete a hattrict of titles when he leads an impressive cast to the USD 1.5 million Hero Indian Open next week. Thaworn, who holds an unprecedented 18 Asian Tour titles — including the Indian Open crown in 2005 and 2012, will be among the top contenders at the event which is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour for the first time.

  • Sourav Ganguly

    Indian bowling won’t lack bite due to Ishant’s absense : Sourav Ganguly

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly does not think Indian bowling would lack any bite in absence of senior most speedster Ishant Sharma who has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup because of a knee injury. “One player’s absence won’t make much of a difference. The rest will also have to bowl well,” said the cricketer-turned-commentator said here before flying to Australia for the ICC World Cup commencing tomorrow. Ishant apparently sustained

  • AAP Arvind Kejriwal

    Small hotels rake it in as AAP volunteers converge in Delhi

    New Delhi: Budget hotels in the national capital are witnessing at least 200 per cent hike in their room tariff ahead of swearing-in of AAP government tomorrow as scores of party volunteers from across the country are pouring in here to witness the event.

  • Acupuncture

    Acupuncture efficacy depends on your expectations!

    London: People with back pain who have low expectations of acupuncture before they start a course of treatment will gain less than those who believe in its efficacy, new research shows.  People with a positive frame of mind about back pain, who are in control of their condition, experience less back-related disability during the course of treatment.

  • Wifi

    AAP in talks with IT cos for wi-fi in Delhi

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party has already begun talks with companies, including Facebook, for setting up free wi-fi facility across Delhi, at a total cost of about Rs 150-200 crore, sources said.

  • sleep loss, weight gain

    Why sleep loss could lead to weight gain

    New York: Following a night of total sleep deprivation, a brain region known as the “salience network” may lead us to eat more fat, new research has found.  “Although this study examined the effects of acute total sleep deprivation, similar changes may occur in response to the chronic partial sleep restriction that is so prevalent in today’s society,” said study’s senior author Hengyi Rao from the University of Pennsylvania.