Free Press Journal
  • England face rampaging New Zealand in World Cup

    Wellington: Hammered by hosts Australia in their lung-opener, England face another stern test when they take on the unbeaten New Zealand in their Pool A match of the cricket World Cup, here tomorrow. England could not have thought of a more nightmarish start to their World Cup campaign as Australia inflicted a humiliating 111-run defeat on them. The way Aaron Finch, George Bailey and Glenn Maxwell tore apart England’s bowling unit at the

  • Zimbabwe Cricket

    Zimbabwe target Windies after UAE win

    Nelson (New Zealand): Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura targeted victory over the slumping West Indies today after a four-wicket triumph against the United Arab Emirates breathed new life into their World Cup campaign.After losing their opener to South Africa, Zimbabwe allowed the UAE to carve out the Middle East nation’s highest one-day international score of 285 before claiming victory with 12 balls to spare at Nelson’s Saxton Oval.

  • India’s batting is not only about Kohli: SA coach Domingo

    Melbourne: Virat Kohli might be the “kingpin” of India’s batting in the ongoing cricket World Cup but South Africa coach Russell Domingo today said his team is not making any special plans for the swashbuckling player ahead of the two sides’ pool clash here on Sunday. “We all know that Virat Kohli has been an outstanding player for India in the last couple of years. His record has been phenomenal. He is obviously

  • Modi's suit at auction

    Bidding for Modi’s suit hots up, reaches 1.41 crore

    Surat: Bidding for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pinstripe monogrammed suit intensified today with a diamond trader offering Rs 1.41 crore, the highest so far, on the second day of the auction. Two bids of Rs 1.41 crore and Rs 1.39 crore were received this afternoon in quick succession for the suit that Modi wore during US President Barack Obama’s India visit last month, eclipsing the earlier offer of Rs 1.25 crore made this

  • 24 cm ovarian cyst removed from teenage girl

    Coimbatore: A city clinic today claimed it had conducted a novel surgery on an 18 year old girl, removing a rare 24 cm sized Ovarian Dermoid Cyst from her body. The girl had come to Gateway Clinics here with a huge mass in the abdomen and was evaluated by a team of surgeons.

  • Manish tewari

    Is this not policy paralysis, asks Cong after Parekh’s remarks

    New Delhi: Congress today latched on to industry leader Deepak Parekh’s remarks lamenting no change on ground on ease of doing business to ask the Prime Minister whether it is not policy paralysis, returning the barb directed at the previous UPA government. “Despite best decadal growth as legacy in 9 months Corporate Cheerleaders of govt are venting & blowing Is this not Policy Paralysis Mr PM?”, party leader Manish Tewari said on micro-blogging

  • Mamata’s B’desh visit may boost Teesta water sharing pact, LBA

    Dhaka:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will arrive here today on a three-day visit to strengthen ties between Bangladesh and her state, raising hopes of a breakthrough in the settlement of Teesta water sharing pact and ratification of the land boundary agreement. Banerjee is due to arrive here this evening, her first visit since she took over as the Chief Minister in 2011. “We hope that with this visit a conducive environment

  • Provident fund starts web helpdesk for inoperative accounts

    New Delhi: The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has introduced an online helpdesk to help members trace out and settle “inoperative accounts”, the labour ministry said. The EPFO will “assist the holders of inoperative accounts to trace out their accounts and effect settlement or transfer of the same to their present account,” a statement here said. Provident fund accounts that fail to make contributions for 36 continuous months are classified as inoperative and

  • BSP MLAs stage walkout in UP assembly over law & order issue

    Lucknow: Voicing strong indignation over rise in incidents of crime in Uttar Pradesh, main opposition BSP today demanded a discussion on it in the state Assembly after suspending Question hour and staged a walkout when the Chair did not yield. As soon as the House met for the day, Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya demanded suspension of the Question Hour to allow discussion on law and order situation.

  • Ants, Toilet Clean

    Ants keep a tidy indoor toilet: study

    Berlin: Ants may use the corners of their nest as ‘toilets’, a new study suggests. Tomer Czaczkes and colleagues from University of Regensburg, Germany conducted an experiment to determine whether distinct brown patches they observed forming in ants’ nests were feces. In the study, 21 white plaster nests were inhabited by 150-300 black garden ants (Lasius niger) for two months. Researchers fed the ants food dyed with either red or blue food colouring and observed the nests for the

  • SP, BJP have tacit understanding: BSP

    Lucknow: With Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to attend “Tilak” ceremony of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s grandnephew Tej Pratap Yadav, BSP today alleged that both parties were having tacit understanding which stood exposed. “BJP and SP have a tacit understanding and indulge in shadow boxing. Since it is a marriage function, if Modi goes there BSP has no objection,” Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya told reporters here.

  • Manohar parrikar

    Manohar Parikkar must come clean on ‘terror’ boat incident

    Whatever the Indian Coast Guard and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar may now say, the blowing up of a suspected Pakistani terror boat on the night of December 31 has left many questions unanswered which strike at Indian credibility.

  • Goa’s BJP censured for attempt to censor popular theatre form

    Panaji: The BJP-led Goa government’s third attempt in the last one year to censor a nearly tiatr or teatro, a century-old street theatre form, has triggered outrage in the influential theatre community and invited flak from the opposition.

  • Jewellery stocks shine on RBI move

    Mumbai: Jewellery stocks were in limelight today on RBI relaxing gold import norms, surging over 6 per cent in an otherwise sluggish broader market. The Reserve Bank yesterday lifted the ban on imports of gold coins and medallions by banks and trading houses, with restrictions.

  • Nitish Kumar

    JD(U) recognised as main opposition party in Bihar

    Patna: Assembly Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary declares JD (U) as the principal opposition party in place of BJP ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s floor test, which slammed the move as “arbitrary”. The speaker declared JD(U) leader Vijay Chaudhary as the leader of opposition in place of BJP’s Nand Kishore Yadav.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Media won’t be allowed in secretariat: Delhi government

    New Delhi: The Delhi government Thursday reiterated that no media would be allowed inside the Delhi Secretariat building and would only be allowed to sit in the media room.  The decision was taken following a meeting between a delegation of five senior media personnel and representatives of the government in an effort to end the impasse.

  • Drug, Reverses vision, diabetes

    Drug reverses vision loss caused by diabetes

    New York: A prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision loss also reverses vision loss caused by diabetes, says a study led by an Indian-origin physician.  The drug, Ranibizumab is manufactured and marketed by US-based Genentech Inc. under the trade name Lucentis.  “We found that Ranibizumab can save the sight of thousands of working-age individuals suffering from diabetic eye disease, as standard treatments such as laser are not as effective,” said

  • NASA, Spacecraft, Orbiting Pluto

    NASA spacecraft spots two moons orbiting Pluto

    Washington :  A NASA spacecraft set to encounter Pluto this summer has spotted two small moons orbiting the icy dwarf planet. The moons Nix and Hydra are visible in a series of images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft from January 27 to February 8, at distances ranging from about 201 million to 186 million kilometres. The long-exposure images offer New Horizons’ best view yet of these two small moons circling Pluto which Clyde Tombaugh discovered at

  • Ultra-sensitive UV light sensor

    New ultra-sensitive, UV light sensor to detect fires

    London: A material traditionally used in ceramics, glass and paint, can be manipulated to produce an ultra-sensitive UV light sensor, paving the way for improved fire and gas detection, researchers have found. Researchers at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create an ultra-violet light detector which is 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector.

  • Yingluck Shinawatra

    Criminal charges filed against Thai ex-PM Yingluck Shinawatra

    Bangkok: Thailand’s attorney general Thursday filed criminal charges against former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra over a controversial rice subsidy scheme.  If found guilty, she could be jailed for 10 years, Xinhua reported.  Prosecutors submitted the case documents to the Supreme Court, accusing Yingluck’s government of buying rice from Thai farmers at above the market rate, costing the government billions of dollars.