Free Press Journal
  • South Africa wins

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs

    Hamilton: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs in their opening Cricket World Cup match at Seddon Park here today.

  • Denmark attacks

    Three killed, five injured in Denmark attacks

    Copenhagen: At least three people were killed in separate shooting attacks in Denmark, with Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt terming them as “terrorist strike”, the media said Sunday.  A gunman stormed a cafe Saturday evening where French ambassador Francois Zimeray and controversial Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks were present for an event titled “Art, Blasphemy and Freedom of Expression”, CNN reported.

  • David Miller, Jean Paul Duminy give South Africa a winning start

    Hamilton: Jean-Paul Duminy and David Miller smashed spectacular centuries as South Africa got past a fighting Zimbabwe by 62 runs in their cricket World Cup opener at Seddon Park, here today. The left-handed duo of Miller (138* off 92 balls) and Duminy (115* off 100) lifted South Africa to 339 after struggling at 83 for four. In the process, the two shared a world record fifth-wicket partnership with an unbeaten 265-run stand off 178 balls.

  • Tsai Ing-wen

    Taiwan’s opposition leader lodges presidential bid

    Taipei : The leader of Taiwan’s Beijing- sceptic main opposition party, Tsai Ing-wen, today lodged her bid to stand in a 2016 presidential vote she is tipped to win after a landslide victory in November. Tsai called for Taiwan to “consolidate its sovereignty” as she formally registered to become the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) candidate for next year’s vote, for which she is likely to stand uncontested.

  • Sartaj Aziz

    Pakistan for meaningful dialogue with India

    Islamabad:  Pakistan stands for “meaningful and serious dialogue” with India, a top official has said, after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Reacting with “cautious optimism”, Sartaj Aziz, the advisor on foreign affairs and national security, said India took the step due to persuasion by the UN and some countries, the Daily Times reported Sunday.

  • Al Qaeda militants, Philippine clash

    Two Al Qaeda-linked militants killed in Philippine clash: Army

    Manila: Two members of an Al Qaeda-linked group were killed in clashes with troops in the southern Philippines today, a military spokeswoman said. Three soldiers and two militants were wounded in the fighting that erupted before dawn in the jungles of Basilan island, Captain Rowena Muyuela told AFP.

  • Telescopic contact lenses

    Telescopic contact lenses allow you to zoom in and zoom out

    Geneva: Researchers have unveiled the latest version of a first of its kind telescopic contact lens that allows the wearer to zoom in and out with the wink of an eye. The contact lenses have to be paired with smart glasses that recognise winks and ignore blinks to allow wearers to switch between normal and magnified vision.

  • Jupiter, aliens

    Jupiter looked at as aliens would see it

    Washington: Astronomers have observed Jupiter for centuries but a new study that looks at the gas giant as if it was an exoplanet could help make more reliable interpretations of Jupiter.  The results largely confirm the conventional picture of Jupiter but also reveal some surprises, including clouds of ice crystals previously unheard of the planet, the scientific journal Nature reported.

  • Satellites, Parasites

    Satellites to track parasites soon

    Sydney: Scientists have teamed up to use satellite data for targeting deadly parasites and help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids (infection by the larval stage of the dog tapeworm).  The team has successfully organised trials for malaria in Bhutan, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands and is now seeking support to scale up to larger countries.

  • Twitter

    Twitter can help doctors understand patients better

    Toronto: Using Twitter can help physicians answer health queries from their patients in a better way, say researchers from University of British Columbia (UBC).  The study found that more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are reluctant to jump on the social media bandwagon.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal insists free of physical problems for clay court season in Rio de Janeiro

    Johannesburg : ‘Clay King’ Rafael Nadal has insisted that he is free of physical problems as his clay court season is set to start next week in the Rio de Janeiro Open. The Spaniard, who is coming off illness and injuries, is the world’s best when its come to clay. He has won nine of the last 10 French Opens, Sport24 reported. However, Nadal hasn’t played since losing in the quarterfinals of the Australian

  • Hizb-ut-Tahrir

    Hizb-ut-Tahrir may become dangerous than ISIS

    Washington: Radical Islamist group Hizb-ut- Tahrir which cleverly avoided global scrutiny while spreading its ideology may become a more dangerous terrorist group than the ISIS and it’s presence in South Asia should be a cause for concern for India, according to a report.

  • Yogendra Yadav

    AAP to spread wings in 4 states in next 5 yrs: Yogendra Yadav

    New Delhi: Buoyed by its spectacular victory in Delhi Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party is now planning to make itself a significant political force in at least four major states in the next five years without entering into any “arrangements of convenience” with any regional party. Senior party strategist and ideologue Yogendra Yadav said in the long term, AAP wants to emerge as a principled force in national politics and the party was

  • Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli ton drives India to 300/7

    Adelaide:  Adelaide: Virat Kohli got back to form with a skillful century as India posted a competitive 300 for seven against arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening group league encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup, here today. Electing to bat on a warm afternoon, Kohli continued his love affair with the Adelaide Oval as he hit a composed 107 off 126 balls with eight boundaries. Pakistan’s death bowling needs to be complimented as their young fast bowler

  • Abhishek Singhvi, Manish Sisodia

    Politics of revenge will backfire: Congress to AAP

    New Delhi: With the AAP making it clear that it will pursue allegations of corruption against ex-Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Congress today warned it that “politics of revenge” always backfires. “Those who practise politics of revenge have the voting public taking political revenge on them”, party spokesman Abhishek Singhvi said in a series of tweets.

  • Piyush Goyal

    India to be manufacturing hub in renewable energy: Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi : Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal on Sunday said the government would like to establish India as the manufacturing hub in renewable energy. “We would like to establish India as the manufacturing hub for renewables, and for research and innovation something which Prime Minister is very passionate about and which is reflected in the Make in India campaign that he

  • Maithripala Sirisena

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive in India today

    New Delhi : Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena will arrive here on Sunday beginning his four-day official trip to India. The Lankan President will be ceremonially welcomed at the Rashtrapati Bhawan tomorrow. He will also pay homage to the Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. Later, President Sirisena will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Digvijay Singh

    Arvind Kejriwal part of RSS plan for Congress-free India: Digvijay Singh

    New Delhi: Congress today sought to give a new twist to AAP’s victory in the Delhi polls with party general secretary Digvijay Singh saying Arvind Kejriwal is part of the overall plan of RSS for a “Congress Mukt Bharat”. “Kejriwal is a part of the overall plan of RSS for a Congress Mukt Bharat. I know I would be abused by both RSS and Kejriwal fans,” Singh tweeted.

  • Pakistan, Peshawar Attack, Students killed

    India, Pakistan students exchanged letters after Peshawar attack

    New Delhi : Hundreds of school children from India and Pakistan exchanged letters and postcards of solidarity in the aftermath of the terror attack on a Peshawar school last year that shocked people everywhere. “‘Papa se kehna ab mujhe school lene na aayen, Dekh nahin paoonga unhe mera janaza uthate’ (Don’t tell papa to pick me up from school; I won’t be able to see him lift my coffin),” lamented one of the postcards from Pakistan.

  • Cow Slaughter

    In last 8 months, calls magnified for cow slaughter ban

    New Delhi: Ever since the BJP-led NDA government came to power in May last year, hundreds of applications have been pouring every day against cow slaughter, demanding a complete ban on the killing. In the last eight months, the government has received over a lakh representations from various organisations from across the country, creating administrative problems for the nodal Agriculture Ministry on how to handle the voluminous communication on the subject, the ministry sources said.