Free Press Journal
  • Virat Kohli, Michael Holdings

    Virat Kohli converts his starts into three figures: Michael Holding

    Sydney: Praising Indian batting mainstay Virat Kohli, West Indies great Michael Holding said the top-order player’s knack of converting starts into three-figure scores shows that he has the makings of a class cricketer. Having represented India in 151 ODIs, Kohli has registered 22 hundreds and 33 fifties at an average of 51.95 – his conversion rate of innings per hundred being 6.5. Holding said that Kohli has justified his talent as a batsman.

  • Khaleda Zia charged with instigating bomb attacks

    Dhaka: Bangladesh’s main opposition party leader Khaleda Zia has been charged with instigating bomb attacks on a march led by Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan in Dhaka, media reported Tuesday.

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    BJP emerges as main rival to Trinamool

    The recent byelections in West Bengal have established that from a position of total obscurity the BJP has overtaken the Left as the principal opposition to the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. It is only a matter of time before this is reflected in Assembly numbers where the BJP is a big zero and had only once opened its account 15 years ago, that too when it was on the right side

  • Preston Mommsen

    Scotland showed strong character in defeat: Skipper Mommsen

    Dunedin: Scotland skipper Preston Mommsen has said he is impressed with the fight they put up against New Zealand in their three-wicket defeat in a cricket World Cup Pool A encounter here Tuesday that highlighted the team’s strong character.  Scotland were bowled out for just 142 runs in 36.2 overs after being sent in to bat by New Zealand at the University Oval ground.

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    New antibiotic may help treat drug-resistant infections

    Washington: Researchers have discovered a “promising” new antibiotic that may help in the battle against drug-resistant infections. A team of researchers led by Shahriar Mobashery and Mayland Chang at the University of Notre Dame, US, said the promising new antibiotic can be a vital weapon against disease as pathogens evolve to develop resistance to long-used drugs.

  • Trent Boult

    Following IPL auction a unique experience: Trent Boult

    Dunedin (New Zealand): He couldn’t resist following the IPL players’ auction even in the middle of the World Cup but New Zealand pacer Trent Boult asserts that his focus is firmly on the ODI showpiece despite emerging as the fifth costliest player. Boult was bought for Rs 3.8 crore (over USD 800,000) by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the players’ auction held yesterday in Bengaluru. “It was a pretty unique experience, something I felt I had no control

  • ‘Wrong treatments major killer in rural India’

    New York: A large number of children die from diarrhoea and pneumonia in rural India due to wrong treatments provided by medical practitioners, says a study. Few health care providers in rural India know the correct treatments for childhood diarrhoea and pneumonia – two leading killers of children worldwide – and even when they do, they rarely prescribe them properly, the researchers said.

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    Mindfulness meditation can improve sleep quality

    Los Angeles: Mindfulness meditation can improve sleep quality in older adults, a new study has found. Researchers found that mindfulness meditation practices resulted in improved sleep quality for older adults with moderate sleep disturbance in a clinical trial comparing meditation to a more structured programme focusing on changing poor sleep habits and establishing a bedtime routine.

  • Mike Hussey

    This Indian team will be a force in coming years: Mike Hussey

    Melbourne: The current Indian cricket team may not have got a lot of appreciation in the past three months but former Australia left-hander Mike Hussey believes that this bunch will be a “force” to reckon with in near future. “India are an exciting team as I have loved watching them this summer. There is so much talent and I am sure they are going to be a force in years to come,” 39-year-old Hussey

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    New app can prevent suicidal thoughts

    New York: A new phone app launched recently can help people ward off suicidal tendencies. The Broome HOPE app shows people how to recognise warning signs and start a conversation, according to media reports.

  • Couples as happy as they appear on Facebook

    New York: Whether you “like” it or not, couples who flaunt how happy they are with their partners through selfies, pictures, or text messages on Facebook are actually more satisfied with their partners than those who do not, says a study.

  • At least eight killed in suicide blast near Lahore Police Lines in Pakistan

    Karachi: At least eight people have been killed in a suicide blast near Police Lines in Qila Gujar Singh area of Lahore in Pakistan.According to the Express Tribune, a suicide bomber came to a hotel outside the Police Lines where he blew himself up. Security officials and rescue teams have reached the explosion site where the injured are being moved to a hospital. Several cars parked outside also caught fire and high plumes of

  • Viswanathan Anand

    Viswanathan Anand draws with Caruana

    Zurich: Viswanathan Anand played out a tense draw with Fabiano Caruana of Italy and slipped to second spot after the end of the third round of the Zurich Chess Challenge here. After a brilliant victory against Armenian Levon Aronian in the previous round, it was a tipsy-turvy battle against Caruana for Anand that was finally drawn.

  • AAP govt stops termination of contractual employees

    New Delhi: Delivering on its poll promise, the AAP government today put a restriction on termination of services of any contractual employee till a thorough review of the issue was completed, a move which will benefit around one lakh employees.

  • Tearful farewell to R.R. Patil

    Sangli (Maharashtra): A sea of humanity descended upon the village of Anjani in Maharashtra and bid a tearful adieu to former deputy chief minister Raosaheb Ramrao Patil. Patil, 57, a former state home minister, who passed away Monday after a battle with oral cancer, was cremated with full state honours and given a 21-gun salute.

  • Woman staffer accuses senior IPS officer of molestation

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old woman staff member of an IPS officer of Additional Director General rank has alleged that she was molested by him, police said today. In a written complaint to Colaba police station, the woman alleged that the senior police officer groped her at his south Mumbai office yesterday, they said.

  • ‘Part of anti-graft law amendments transplanted from UK Act’

    New Delhi: The drafting of a bill to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act has come under the criticism of the Law Commission which has held that the approach to “transplant” certain provisions from a foreign legislation is misconceived and will create further confusion. The law panel, in its recommendations on the Prevention of Corruption Act (Amendment) Bill, 2013 pending in the Rajya Sabha, noted that a perusal of the proposed amendments make

  • Pregnant mother and child survive swine flu at Delhi hospital

    New Delhi: A 28-year-old woman, who was suffering from swine flu and was on ventilator support, has delivered a healthy baby at a city hospital here. Both their lives were at risk when the mother became critically ill with swine flu while seven months pregnant and referred to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on January 25.

  • Victim offered Rs.31,000 to forget rape

    Patna: A panchayat in Bihar has ordered one of its members accused of raping a woman to pay her Rs.31,000 and asked the victim to forget the incident, police said. But the accused, a member of a powerful local family in Nawada district about 150 km from here, refused to pay the money, threatened the victim and her family and told them not to disclose it to anyone, police said.