Free Press Journal
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    Session: BJP takes dig at Cong over Rahul’s absence

    New Delhi: The absence of AICC vice- president Rahul Gandhi on the first day of the Budget session today invited criticism from BJP which took a dig at Congress saying that it has been reduced to 44 seats in Lok Sabha due its leaders skipping the Parliament in the last one decade. Gandhi has gone on a sabbatical “for a few weeks” to reflect upon recent events and the future of Congress.

  • Mumbai’s Skipper Akshay Girap to miss Ranji after bike accident

    Mumbai, Feb 23 (PTI) Mumbai would be without their new found off spinner Akshay Girap for the five-day Ranji Trophy cricket semi finals against defending champions Karnataka starting on February 25 at Bengaluru. 29-year-old Girap, inducted into the squad of the 40-time champions towards the later stages of their floundering league campaign, met with an accident while riding his bike last night and is unavailable for the game, said Mumbai Cricket Association’s

  • Sachin Tendulkar

    2015 World Cup will be even more competitive: Sachin Tendulkar

    Dubai: Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, the World Cup winner and ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ambassador, has predicted that the event would be even more competitive as it progresses after the first 10 days produced exciting and entertaining cricket.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Politics is not Rahul’s cup of tea

    The Congress party’ announcement that party vice-president Rahul Gandhi would be away in the first week of the budget session of Parliament for ‘aap chintan, aap manthan’ (introspection),” and would therefore not be available for the crucial session is further confirmation of the Nehru-Gandhi family’s scion’s woeful lack of interest in affairs of state.

  • Rahane’s flexibility is his key strength, says Dhoni

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that talented Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane is one player who has improved by leaps and bounds in recent times and is ready to don any hat for the team’s cause. His 60-ball-79 against South Africa was equally important in the final context of the match, as much as Shikhar Dhawan’s explosive century. A Test century each in Wellington, Lord’s and Melbourne bore hallmark of his

  • Being calm helped me succeed in both matches, Shikhar Dhawan

    Melbourne: Indian cricket’s man of the moment Shikhar Dhawan, who mesmerised the MCG crowd with his 137-run match-winning knock against South Africa, said that staying calm during a lean patch was key to his success in the first two matches of the World Cup.

  • Prince Charles supports India’s Aluva town growth project

    London: Prince Charles has offered support to UK government’s initiative for a major multi-million pound urban development project in Kerala which envisages the growth of Aluva town in the next 50 years. The project, funded by Britain’s Department for International Development (DFID), includes the purification of river Periyar, popularly known as Southern Ganges, waste management and a congestion free road traffic system.

  • HSBC gets summons from Indian Tax Dept

    London: Facing a multi-nation probe for “alleged tax evasion, money laundering and unlawful cross- border banking solicitation”, global giant HSBC today said it has been served summons by the Indian tax department.

  • Moeen Ali

    Hope to win next three matches: England’s Moeen Ali

    Christchurch: England opener Moeen Ali, who was adjudged the Man-of-the-Match for his superb ton against Scotland in a Pool A World Cup game here Monday, is hopeful of winning the next three matches and making it to the quarterfinals.

  • Police act against bookies in Pakistan, 15 nabbed

    Lahore: Police in the Pakistani city of Lahore have initiated a crackdown on cricket betting and arrested 15 people from across the city, according to media reports. With the ICC World Cup under way in Australia and New Zealand, betting and gambling on the matches was also going on in full swing, News International reported.

  • British police in Turkey searching for Syria-bound girls

    London: British police officers are in Turkey as the search continues for three school girls believed to be heading to Syria to join the Islamic State (IS) terror group, a media report said Monday. Shamima Begum, Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, flew to Turkey last Tuesday and their families have made appeals to them to come home, BBC reported.

  • ‘Political reasons preventing Sir Creek dispute resolution’

    Islamabad: The resolution of the Sir Creek dispute between India and Pakistan is held up as a result of political, rather than legal reasons, an article in leading Pakistani daily Dawn said. “The Sir Creek dispute is not hard to resolve as a legal matter. Political considerations rather than legal issues are preventing its resolution,” Sikander Ahmad Shah, the former legal advisor to Pakistan’s foreign ministry, stated in an opinion piece.

  • John Kerry

    Kerry-Zarif end first round of nuclear talks in Geneva

    Geneva: US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif held marathon talks here to resolve the remaining issues on Tehran’s contentious nuclear programme, as a meeting of the P5+1 nations with the Islamic republic ended on a positive note. The bilateral meeting between Kerry and Zarif was also attended by US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation director Ali Akbar Salehi.

  • Iran to quit n-talks if pressure mounts: Negotiator

    Tehran: Iran will quit the nuclear talks if the other side comprising of six major world powers aimed to impose its will on Tehran in the ongoing negotiations, the country’s senior negotiator said. “If the other party wants to impose their wills at the cost of diplomatic means, we will not hesitate to leave the negotiating table,” Xinhua news agency quoted Abbas Araqchi as telling state-run IRIB TV.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex ends below 29K-level; Nifty down 83 points

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped below the 29,000-level and the NSE Nifty fell by 83 points in pre-close trade today as funds and retail investors booked profits made in recent weeks amid mixed global cues. After rising nearly 132 points in early trade, the Sensex dipped below the psychologically important 29,000-mark by falling 258.01 points, or 0.88 per cent, at 28,973.40 at 1500 hours amid widespread profit-booking by participants.

  • Fiscal deficit, low income constrain India’s rating: S&P

    Mumbai: Days ahead of the Union Budget, global rating agency Standard & Poor’s today warned that India’s weak fiscal and debt indicators, coupled with the low income levels, “constrain” the sovereign rating. “India’s low income levels and weak fiscal and debt indicators constrain the country’s credit profile,” S&P said in a note.

  • Armband to sound an alarm if you have fever

    Tokyo: Japanese researchers have developed a fever alarm armband, a flexible, self-powered wearable device that goes off in case of high body temperature. The flexible organic components developed for this device are well-suited to wearable devices that continuously monitor vital signs including temperature and heart rate for applications in healthcare settings.

  • PIO ex-MP in Germany stands trial for child pornography

    Berlin: An Indian-origin former German lawmaker will appear before a court today to face trial on charges of acquiring and possessing child pornography. Sebastian Edathy, a former candidate for a ministerial post in chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative- social democrat coalition government, is accused of downloading child pornography photos and videos on seven occasions in November, 2013 using his official laptop of the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament.

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    Eating late at night bad for your brain

    Washington: Be warned if you have a strong urge to eat late at night for a new study shows that this could be bad for your brain. Eating late at night, especially during the hours when our bodies think they should be sleeping, could disrupt learning and memory. The results of the study may pose a possible health concern not only for those eating late at night but for the millions who

  • New paper-like material can boost electric vehicle batteries

    Washington: Researchers have developed a paper-like material that can be used to boost capacity of batteries in electric vehicles and personal electronics. The material has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy, or amount of energy that can be delivered per unit weight of the battery. The paper-like material, developed by researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, is composed of sponge-like silicon nanofibres more than