Free Press Journal
  • Late entrant Mohit fulfils skipper Dhoni’s criteria

    Melbourne: Bowling combination has been an age-old worry for India but they somehow have always found their balance right in the World Cup, with Haryana’s Mohit Sharma showing early promise in this edition of performing his duties as per his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s demand.

  • Penguins

    Penguins have lost three basic tastes forever: Study

    New York: Penguins lost three of the five basic tastes – sweet, bitter and the savoury meaty taste known as umami – more than 20 million years ago and have never regained them, reveals a University of Michigan-led study of penguin genetics.  “Because penguins are fish eaters, the loss of the umami taste is especially perplexing,” said study leader Jianzhi “George” Zhang, professor in department of ecology and evolutionary biology.

  • Imran Khan

    Petition seeking Imran Khan’s disqualification rejected

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected a petition seeking disqualification of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan from Parliament, media reported Tuesday.  The petitioner told the court Monday that Article 62 of the constitution demands a member of the assembly to bear good character and be non-profligate, ARY news reported.  Justice Maqbool Mahmood Bajwa rejected the petition.

  • Eight communist rebels, 4 soldiers dead in Philippine clashes

    Manila: Eight communist guerrillas and four soldiers have been killed in separate clashes in the southern Philippines, a hotbed of one of the world’s last Maoist rebellions, the military said today. One female and six male members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in skirmishes yesterday near Alabel on the south coast of Mindanao island, a military statement said.

  • Official: At least 10 killed in Afghan suicide attack

    Kabul: Four suicide bombers dressed in police uniforms attacked a police station today in Afghanistan, killing at least 10 officers in the latest assault targeting local security forces, authorities said.

  • Students suicide

    Boy commits suicide after being thrashed by teachers

    Ahmedabad: A 16-year-old boy studying in class X at a school in Banaskantha district allegedly committed suicide after he was severely beaten up by four teachers for damaging a school property, police said today. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) S G Patel, who is investigating the case, said the four teachers – Sangaram Patel, G K Patel, B M Patel and Bhathiji Thakore – of Gayatri Vidyalaya in Banaskantha’s Tharad taluka allegedly

  • Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

    Grande performs with Minaj at halftime show

    New York: Singers Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj stole the show at the 64th NBA All-Star Game.  Grande was selected to perform at this year’s halftime show of the basketball game inside Madison Square Garden Feb 15, reports  Wearing a cheerleader-like outfit complete with her signature ponytail hairstyle, rapper Big Sean’s girlfriend sang a number of her smash hits including “The way”, “Break free” and “Love me harder”.

  • Kedarnath shrine to reopen on April 24

    Gopeshwar: The sacred portals of Kedarnath shrine will be reopened on April 24 this year. The gates of the shrine will be thrown open to devotees after their wintertime closure at 8.30 AM on April 24, Kedarnath-Badrinath temple committee Chief Executive Officer B D Singh said.

  • O Panneerselvam

    Panneerselvam shifts to CM seat in TN Assembly

    Chennai: After facing criticisms from opposition parties which called him “benami chief minister”, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam today occupied the first chair designated for the post in the state Assembly. On the opening day of the Assembly session, Panneerselvam occupied the two-seater bench in the House, but chose to sit at the other end of it and not in the place where his leader and previous chief minister Jayalalithaa used to

  • rape case

    Teenager raped in Bihar village

    Nawada: A 14-year girl old was allegedly raped in Mohagain village of Bihar’s Nawada district today and the accused is on the run, police said. “The incident took place this morning when the girl had gone out of her home. The accused identified as Karu Yadav, who belongs to the same village, overpowered her and raped her there,” said Govindpur SHO, Dharmendra Kumar.

  • Odisha govt asks Centre to raise fertiliser allocation

    Bhubaneswar: In its bid to further increase foodgrain production in the state, the Odisha government today asked the Centre to enhance fertiliser allocation to protect interest of the farmers. “I will request you to kindly look into the matter and consider to enhance the allocation of fertilisers to the state for safeguarding the interest of the farming community and to give a further boost to the agriculture production in the state,” Chief Minister

  • Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp forms new music band

    Los Angeles : Actor-musician Johnny Depp has joined singer Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s lead guitarist Joe Perry to form a new band called Hollywood Vampires.  “Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp have been partners for a while and now with Joe Perry also on Hollywood Vampires, they will ‘rock it out’ yet once again,” Cooper wrote on his website, reports

  • Air India

    AI plane with 194 on board tail-strikes in Mumbai, 2 pilots de-rostered

    New Delhi: As many as 194 people including seven crew members on board an Air India flight from Mangalore had a lucky escape after the long tail portion of the aircraft scraped the runway during touchdown at the Mumbai Airport. Confirming the incident, which occurred last Sunday, an Air India spokesperson said the flight crew members have been de-rostered and the DGCA is carrying out investigation to ascertain the facts.

  • Amy Jackson

    Amy Jackson to star opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Singh Is Bling’

    Mumbai: ‘I’ actress Amy Jackson is all set to make a comeback to Bollywood after a gap of three years with Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Singh Is Bling’. The 23-year-old British model, who made her Bollywood debut in 2012 film ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’, will now be seen in the Prabhudheva-directed film to be co-produced by Akshay and Ashvini Yardi.

  • Six die in Odisha accident

    Bhubaneswar: Six people, including two children, died Tuesday when the autorickshaw they were travelling in was hit by a speeding truck in Odisha’s Rayaganda district, police said.

  • Gary Kirsten

    India have good chance of retaining World Cup: Gary Kirsten

    New Delhi: Former India coach Gary Kirsten exuded confidence in the defending champions, asserting that they have what it takes to retain the cricket World Cup crown.  “They can retain the title. Absolutely! Everyone seems to write off India but that is a very dangerous thing to do because they know how to play knockout games. They did incredibly well in 2011 and they have a good reference point there,” Kirsten, who

  • BJP

    BJP announces candidates for 5 J&K Legislative Council seats

    New Delhi: BJP today released a list of its five candidates for the biennial elections to the Legislative Council of Jammu and Kashmir. Of the total 11 vacancies in the Legislative Council, BJP has nominated candidates for five seats while PDP is likely to put up candidates for the remaining six. Party sources hinted that the two parties might contest the polls together as they had done in the recently-held Rajya Sabha election.

  • Nitish kumar

    Nitish flays Guv for giving Manjhi undue time for floor test

    Patna: Blaming BJP for the “chaos” in Bihar by propping up Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi against him, senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar today trashed the saffron party for justifying the 14-day time given to Manjhi to seek a vote of confidence. Rueing he had only got seven days to prove his majority in 2000, Kumar said “Both situations are not comparable”.