Free Press Journal
  • Pak court adjourns hearing against bail to Lakhvi

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court today adjourned for a month the hearing on the government’s appeal against the bail granted to 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi by the trial court after his counsel sought more time for arguments.

  • School teacher shot dead by gunmen in Pakistan

    Islamabad: A 35-year-old Pakistani school teacher was today shot dead by two unidentified gunmen in country’s southern Sindh province, police said. Abdul Hafeez Qazi was attacked in the early morning outside al-Mehran Public School near Qadirpur Road in Ghotki.

  • Newton knew how water rise in plants defies gravity

    London: English physicist Isaac Newton very nearly uncovered the secret of how plants defy gravity by pulling water up from roots, almost 200 years before the process was described by botanists, new research has shown.

  • Use ‘every tool’ to secure Israel: Netanyahu to new IDF chief

    Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today asked his new Israel Defence Forces (IDF) chief to use “every tool” at his disposal to secure the Jewish state, warning that on y the strong “survive” in the tumultuou Middle East. During a ceremony at the Prime Minister’s residence to handover Lt Gen Gadi Eisenkot the charge of IDF, Netanyahu said the next four years would be more dangerous than the previous four, and warned against the

  • Can healthy ageing be achieved globally?

    Washington: As scientists the world over are searching for the elixir of life for healthy ageing, some top researchers now suggest that the concept of successful ageing should be abandoned, pointing to social inequalities and the problems associated with labelling a person an “unsuccessful ager”.

  • Smartphone app to help women tackle abusive behaviour

    Melbourne: Wondering if you are in an abusive relationship? There is an app for that! A new smartphone app can help young women to understand the warning signs of abusive behaviour in relationships.

  • World’s first compact rotary 3-D printer-cum-scanner developed

    Washington: The world’s first compact 3D printer that can also scan items into digitised models has been developed. The user-friendly device, named the Blacksmith Genesis, allows users without much knowledge of 3-D software to scan any item, then edit the digitised model on the computer and print it out in 3-D.

  • Canada’s gen-next military smart gun unveiled

    Toronto: Canadian army researchers have developed a next-generation integrated assault rifle that comes with more firepower, improved accuracy and smart integrated accessories.

  • Climate change causing more infectious diseases to emerge

    Washington: The appearance of infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, such as West Nile virus and Ebola, is a predictable result of climate change, scientists say. Humans can expect more such illnesses to emerge in the future, as climate change shifts habitats and brings wildlife, crops, livestock, and humans into contact with pathogens to which they are susceptible but to which they have never been exposed before, researchers said.

  • Samsung

    Samsung launches new phones, ‘convertible’ fridge

    Bangkok: Global electronics giant Samsung Monday launched a range of products, including three 4G-enabled smartphones, the world’s first “convertible” refrigerator and a library of 2.5 lakh Indian songs and 1,500 movies.

  • egypt beheading

    This barbarism must be rooted out

    The gruesome video of masked, knife-wielding militants of the ISIS beheading 21 Coptic Christians after marching them to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea is a manifestation of the shocking barbarism on the international stage today.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Nadal experiences ‘unforgettable’ Rio Carnival in rain

    Rio de Janeiro: Tennis stars Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer enjoyed what they described as “unforgettable” Carnival festivities in Rio de Janeiro despite heavy rain suddenly hitting the city. The heavy rain didn’t dampen the passion of the people in Rio Sunday night, including the top two seeds who will participate in Rio Open next week, reports Xinhua.

  • Pak media criticises national cricket team

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket team has come under criticism from the national media, which mourned yet another defeat to arch-rivals India in a World Cup game, saying “the writing was on the wall from the very beginning”.

  • hockey

    HHIL announces prize money for 3rd edition

    New Delhi: Champions of the third Hero Hockey India League will take home a cheque of Rs 2.5 crore alongwith the glittering trophy, while the runners-up will be richer by Rs 1.25 Crore, HHIL announced here today.

  • Naveen Patnaik

    PM’s intervention sought for implementation of cyclone project

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for quick release of second instalment of this year’s central share of Rs 255 crore for implementation of World Bank backed National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project.

  • Myneni in 2nd round, Vardhan ousted from Delhi Open

    New Delhi: Indian Davis Cupper Saketh Myneni moved to the second round of the Delhi Open with a hard-fought win but national champion Vishnu Vardhan bowed out of the USD 100,000 ATP Challenger event, here today.

  • UP sub-inspector shoots at car driver

    Bulandshahr (UP): A police sub-inspector allegedly shot at a 40-year-old man after he failed to stop the car he was driving when signalled to do so by the cop near Jahangirabad town here. The incident took place last night when the driver identified as Pushpendra along with three others was going to attend a marriage function, SSP Anant Dev Tiwari said.


    Hit-and-run case: Salman had no driving license, says witness

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Salman Khan did not possess a driving license when his car met with an accident in 2002, an officer at Regional Transport Office (RTO) today informed the Sessions court hearing the hit-and-run case.