Free Press Journal
  • Bangladesh_England WC

    Bangladesh defeat England by 15 runs

    Adelaide: Bangladesh defeated England by 15 runs in a Pool A cricket World Cup match at Adelaide Oval, here today. The Eoin Morgan-led side has crashed out of the mega-event as Bangladesh make it to the quarter-finals alongwith New Zealand, Australia and Sri Lanka from this pool.

  • BSE

    Black Monday: Stocks fall most in over 2 mths on US rate fears

    Mumbai: Indian stocks fell the most in over two months today with benchmark Sensex tanking 604 points to 28,844.78 and Nifty index tumbling 181 points to 8,756.75 on massive selling in line with global markets on fears of an earlier-than-expected US interest rate hike. After US Labour Department said unemployment fell to 5.5 per cent in February, the lowest level since May 2008, speculation was triggered that the US Federal Reserve will lift

  • Pak court upholds death sentence of Punjab governor killer

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court today upheld the death sentence of a former police bodyguard-turned-murderer of Punjab governor Salman Taseer, who had called for reforms in the country’s controversial blasphemy laws. The Islamabad High Court rejected the appeal by Mumtaz Qadri for overturning his death sentence, but granted him some respite and declared the inclusion of clauses of Anti- Terrorism Act as “null and void”, making it unlikely that he will be executed soon.

  • Malaysian Airlines, flight MH370

    MH370 report sparks fresh criticism of Malaysia govt, airline

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s handling of Flight MH370’s disappearance faced new criticism today after an interim investigation uncovered a dud beacon battery and more potential missed opportunities to track the plane a year ago. The international investigation team set up by Malaysia released its interim report yesterday, the first anniversary of the disappearance. It contained no new clues on what caused the plane to vanish with 239 passengers and crew aboard.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna rumoured to star in DiCaprio’s next

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna is said to be in talks for a role in her rumoured beau Leonardo DiCaprio’s next movie.  DiCaprio, 40, will play schizophrenic criminal Billy Milligan in the dark film “The Crowded Room” and singer Rihanna, 27, is being lined up to play one of his victims, reports  A source said: “Leo has been working intensely on this project and chatting about it with Rihanna and they both

  • Sri Lanka bars former defence secretary from leaving country

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan court on Monday temporarily banned a former defence secretary from leaving the country over an ongoing investigation. Gotabaya Rajapakse, who was the country’s defence secretary during the previous government headed by his brother and former president Mahinda Rajapakse, is currently under probe for his alleged links with two security firms, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Anushka Sharma

    I look, feel different in ‘NH10’: Anushka Sharma

    Mumbai : Actress Anushka Sharma says it is in the pursuit of doing new things that she chose to do “NH10”. She is glad that the movie shows her in a different light.  “As an actor, I have tried to do new things and that’s why I have done few films. I can do a film only if it excites me as an actor. The story should give a huge kick. I

  • Activists want ‘feeling fat’ emoji removed from Facebook

    New York: An online petition that asks Facebook to remove a “feeling fat” status and emoji from status-update options has been doing the rounds. The petition has sparked a debate over whether the social network is promoting body-shaming, Mashable reported. “Feeling fat” currently appears as one of many preset options included in Facebook’s dropdown list of status updates.

  • India’s support helped remove the Turkish jetliner: Nepal

    Kathmandu: Nepal today said India’s necessary support and technical assistance helped it in successfully removing a Turkish jet that had skidded off its runway due to poor visibility and left nearly 50,000 travellers stranded. “I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the Government of India and Air India team for providing necessary assistance to remove the aircraft,” said Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. It

  • Google jumps big time into virtual reality race?

    New York: A team of engineers at Google is reportedly working to build a version of the Android operating system to power virtual-reality applications. The move comes on the heels of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. Wall Street Journal quoted “two people familiar with the project” as saying that Google has “tens of engineers” and other staff working on the project.

  • Want a happy married life? Have sex 11 times a month

    New York: For newly-married men, the tip is fairly simple to keep your spouse in super mood: It is not about satisfaction that makes the women happy but the frequency of sex. According to a new study, unhappy newly married women have sex for three to four times a month while the happy women have it 11 times a month, International Business Times reported.

  • Al Qaeda kills five soldiers in Yemen

    Sanaa: At least five soldiers were killed on Monday when Al Qaeda militants attacked key military positions in Yemen’s Abyan province. “Dozens of Al Qaeda militants attacked and invaded the headquarters of the 39th Armoured Brigade and took control over several key military positions in Mahfad town,” an official told Xinhua.

  • Brain treats real, imaginary objects similarly

    London: Wondered how great archer Arjuna hit the bird’s eye with his arrow with such precision. Thanks to an in-built mechanism in the brain. The human brain can select relevant objects from a flood of information and edit out what is irrelevant. It also knows which parts belong to a whole, said a research.

  • Ruckus in UP Assembly; walkout by oppn BSP, BJP

    Lucknow: Opposition BSP and BJP today created ruckus in Uttar Pradesh Assembly on the issue of attacks on policemen in the state and staged walkout alleging that the assailants enjoyed patronage of ruling Samajwadi Party, a charge refuted by the government. Replying to a question raised by Suresh Kumar Khanna (BJP) on attacks on policemen in the state since March 2012 to September 2014, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Azam Khan said 622 such cases

  • Non-banking firms to benefit from asset act

    Chennai: The central government’s move to extend the applicability of the SARFAESI Act to non-banking finance companies (NBFC) would speed up recoveries by these firms, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Industry officials said the government has now agreed to the sector’s long pending demand.

  • Anna Hazare

    Anna Hazare’s protest march against land bill to start on Mar 25

    Wardha (Mah): Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare today announced here that he would set off on his ‘pad-yatra’ (foot-march) against the land bill on March 25 from Sevagram here. Hazare today held discussions with his associates over the yatra here. He said that the yatra would start on March 25 and will conclude on April 27.

  • Money laundering: Over 480 urban cooperative banks under lens

    New Delhi: Over 480 urban cooperative banks across the country have come under the scanner of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for alleged violation of anti-money laundering laws. The central bank has been taking strict action like imposition of penalty and denial of branch expansion against the erring urban cooperative banks (UCBs), official sources said.

  • BSE

    Sensex closes 628 points down

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex) provisionally closed Monday’s trade down 628 points or 2.13 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also closed the day’s trade with heavy losses. It was down 195.45 points or 2.19 percent at 8,742.30 points (provisionally closed subject to change).

  • Bihar, Assam, Tripura may lose share in central taxes

    New Delhi: States like Bihar, Assam, Tripura and Uttarakhand may witness decline in their share in union taxes, following implementation of recommendations of the Fourteenth Finance Commission (FFC) though the constitutional body has raised the overall share of states by 10 per cent to 42 per cent.

  • Ishant helped me a lot, says Mohit Sharma

    Hamilton: Pacer Mohit Sharma, who has been a revelation in the ongoing cricket World Cup, credited injured Ishant Sharma for his own success.  “When I came over to Australia, Ishant helped me a lot. During our practices, he helped with his inputs like what should be the length with the new ball and with the old ball,” Mohit said ahead of India’s next Pool B match against Ireland here.  “Ishant has visited