Free Press Journal
  • ‘Interstellar’ film technology decodes spinning black holes

    London: The team responsible for the stunning visual effects in filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s epic film “Interstellar” has turned science fiction into facts by providing new insights into the powerful effects of black holes.

  • Ukraine ceasefire deadline provokes bitter last-gasp battle

    Artemivsk (Ukraine): Russia-backed separatists mounted a vicious assault in eastern Ukraine ahead of a weekend ceasefire deadline, pummeling a strategic railway hub with wave upon wave of shelling in a last-minute grab for territory killing at least 26 people across the region. The fiercest confrontations focused on the government-held town of Debaltseve, a key transport center that has been on the receiving end of dozens of artillery and rocket salvos in the 24-hour

  • Alibaba staff denied traditional Chinese New Year gift by CEO

    Beijing: Internet tycoon Jack Ma has said his employees will not receive traditional Chinese New Year gifts because 2014 had not been “exceptional” for the company, despite its world-beating IPO listing on Wall Street.

  • Gold falls on low demand; silver rises on global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices fell by Rs 40 to Rs 27,630 per 10 grams at the bullion market today as demand from jewellers and retailers eased at current levels even as the precious metals strengthened overseas. However, silver climbed by Rs 600 to Rs 38,700 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units along with higher global trend.

  • FPIs ship-out, as below expected results disappoint 

    New Delhi: Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) became net sellers in the Indian equities market for the week ended Feb 13, following global uncertainty and slow pace of domestic reforms which dented sentiments.

  • Chigumbura hopes Zimbabwe can maintain warm-up form

    Hamilto: Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura is optimistic his team can carry the good form they showed during the warm-up matches into their opening World Cup Pool B tie against South Africa here tomorrow. The 28-year-old said good showings in the rained-off first warm-up game against New Zealand — where they reduced the co-hosts to 157 for seven — and then a shock seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka had bolstered Zimbabwe’s morale.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    MSD’s witty repartees to mundane questions

    Adelaide: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s press conferences are normally repetitive irrespective of whether India are playing in the World Cup or a bilateral series and today’s interaction with the Indian media contingent at the Adelaide Oval was no different. The only difference was that Dhoni gave witty answers to some of the predictable queries, displaying his dry sense of humour while answering similar questions asked in different ways.

  • India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile from INS Kolkata

    New Delhi: India today successfully test-fired its 290-km range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Navy’s newest destroyer INS Kolkata. The launch off the Goa coast was “flawless” and the missile met all its designed parameters.

  • India-Pakisan clash to give World Cup momentum

    Adelaide: India-Pakistan clashes always create a lot of buzz among cricket fanatics and it is no different this time as the high-octane encounter is once again ready to enthrall fans, this time during the World Cup at the Adelaide Oval here Sunday.

  • Don’t ask me for a time frame for development: Arvind Kejriwal to Media

    New Delhi: Newly appointed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today requested the mediafraternity not to ask for timelines as far as work and development of the national capital is concerned as the tasks identified by him had not been taken up by other parties in the last 65 years.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal says he will consult Kiran Bedi, Maken

    New Delhi: AAP leader and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Saturday reached out to defeated BJP leader Kiran Bedi and Congress leader Ajay Makhan, saying he will consult them on how to develop Delhi.

  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose questioned again

    Kolkata: Former Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with the Saradha scam and later granted conditional bail, today visited the CBI office here for further interrogation. CBI sources said Bose was interrogated for more than three hours.

  • Canada police foil Valentine’s Day shooting-spree plot

    Montreal: Canadian police has said they had foiled a plot that would have seen an armed duo carry out a shooting spree in the city of Halifax on Valentine’s Day before killing themselves. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Nova Scotia yesterday said a 19-year-old man from the rural town of Timberlea had plotted with a 23-year-old woman from the US city of Geneva, Illinois to open fire somewhere in Halifax today.

  • Indian cricket fans arranged a special pooja for India’s victory

    Mumbai: World Cup fans in Mumbai doing pooja for the victory of Indian Cricket Team at Siddhivinayak Temple in Dadar. In the opening World Cup match, India is going up against arch-rivals Pakistan. The match is to be held 15th February 2015 on Sunday.

  • Dilip Shanghvi to buy equity worth Rs 1,800 crore in Suzlon

    New Delhi: Wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy has signed definitive agreements with Dilip Shanghvi Family and Associates (DSA) for equity investments of Rs 1,800 crore. “Post allotment, DSA shareholding in Suzlon Energy will
    be 23 per cent shares (based on current shareholding), while the Tanti Family will hold 24 per cent shares,” Suzlon Energy said in a statement.

  • ‘Interstellar’ film technology decodes spinning black holes

    London: The team responsible for the stunning visual effects in filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s epic film “Interstellar” has turned science fiction into facts by providing new insights into the powerful effects of black holes. The team described an innovative computer code that was used to generate the movie’s iconic images of the wormhole, black hole and various celestial objects and explain how the code has led them to new science discoveries.

  • Polio

    Polio team attacked in Pakistan

    Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen Saturday opened fire on a polio team in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency of Pakistan, killing one person, a media report said. The polio workers were being driven to Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency for a camp when they were attacked. The driver of the vehicle was killed, Dawn reported.