Free Press Journal
  • Dhoni, Raina

    India beats Zimbabwe by 6 wickets

    Auckland: India Beats Zimbabwe by 6 wickets in ICC World Cup 2015. Suresh Raina unbeaten 110 (104) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni 85 (76) ensured India’s victory over Zimbabwe which is now India’s 6th straight win. Earlier today, Brendan Taylor htt a fantastic ton in his farewell which went in vain as India chased down a stiff target to win their 6th game on the trot.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi flags off Talaimannar-Medawachchiya train

    Talaimannar (Sri Lanka) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Talaimannar 1650 pier railway station and flagged off the Talaimannar- Medawachchiya train. India was involved in the construction of the railway track. Prime Minister Modi will also be laying the foundation stone for the iconic Jaffna Cultural Centre. The Prime Minister is in Sri Lanka on the third and final leg of his five-day three-nation tour and is the first Indian Prime Minister

  • Lakhvi

    Pakistan government issues fresh detention order for Lakhvi

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Saturday again issued detention orders for Zakiur-Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the Mumbai attack, a media report said.  The Islamabad High Court on Friday ordered his release after declaring his detention illegal, Khyber News reported.  The Islamabad deputy commissioner had also issued his release order.  India had strongly reacted to the court order and summoned Pakistan high commissioner to India to lodge a protest.  Similarly, the

  • Tea, Scotland

    World’s best tea comes from Scotland

    London : A Scottish tea grown company will soon be crowned with Gold Award at the prestigious Salon Du The in Paris, for producing and serving the finest tea in the world. The Dalreoch Estate Wee Tea Plantation’s smoked white tea has beaten other teas from China, India and Sri Lanka, and will be honored for being best, the BBC reported. Tam O’Brann, owner of the company which is situated in the Scottish Highlands,

  • Tim Cook

    Apple CEO Tim Cook was ‘yelled at’ for offering liver to Steve Jobs

    London : According to a new book “Becoming Steve Jobs” due to be released this month, Apple chief executive Tim Cook was “yelled at” when he offered a part of his liver to a dying Steve Jobs. According to BBC, an excerpt from the book says that Jobs only yelled at Cook three or four times in 13 years including the moment when Cook offered a part of his liver. The book throws light

  • Rosetta spacecraft

    Hints of ice detected in Rosetta comet`s neck

    Washington : Scientists from the OSIRIS team have detected hints of ice in the neck of Rosetta’s comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The Hapi region on the neck of Rosetta’s comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reflects red light less effectively than most other regions on the comet. It thus appears slightly blueish. The Hapi region is located between the comet’s two lobes and has in the past months proven to be particularly active and the source of spectacular jets of

  • Mercury surface chemistry

    New global-scale maps of Mercury`s surface chemistry elucidate planet`s history

    Washington: A new study has provided maps of Mercury’s surface chemistry that illuminate the planet’s history. MESSENGER Science Team’s maps reveal previously unrecognized geochemical terranes, large regions that have compositions distinct from their surroundings, and the presence of these large terranes has important implications for the history of the planet. These are the first global geochemical maps of Mercury, and the first maps of global extent for any planetary body acquired via the technique

  • Gold

    Government cuts import tariff on gold and silver

    New Delhi: The government has slashed import tariff value on gold to USD 375 per 10 grams and silver to USD 512 per kg following weak global price trends. During the first fortnight of the month, the tariff value on imported gold was fixed at USD 393 per 10 grams and on silver at USD 549 per kg. The import tariff value is the base price at which customs duty is determined to prevent under-invoicing. It

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Congress miffed over cops seeking Rahul’s description

    New Delhi: The Congress was on Saturday miffed over the visit of Delhi police officials to the party office here seeking details of Rahul Gandhi’s physical appearance.  The Delhi police, however, said it was a routine security enquiry.  According to reports, the police visited the Congress office last week and asked about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s physical appearance – his height, colour of eyes and hair.

  • Shoaib-Akhtar

    I’m worried about Pakistan batting: Shoaib Akhtar

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar is worried about the team’s inconsistent batting ahead of its clash against giant-killers Ireland in a must-win final pool B league encounter of the cricket World Cup in Adelaide tomorrow. The Misbah-ul-Haq-led side has won three out of five games to be locked on six points with Ireland and both teams need a win to stay above West Indies, who are likely to get past UAE, in the

  • Eknath Shinde

    Mahape junction flyover inaugurated by Eknath Shinde

    Thane: Maharashtra PWD minister Eknath Shinde here inaugurated the 1.12-km long Mahape junction flyover that connects Mumbra-Panvel and Thane-Belapur roads. State Urban Development minister Dr Ranjit Patil was also present on the occasion yesterday. Shinde, who is also the guardian minister of Thane, said that the new flyover will provide seamless connectivity between the city and metropolitan regions.

  • BBC documentary-India’s Daughter: Needless interference by government

    The recent controversy over the BBC documentary, ‘India’s Daughter’, could have been handled better had Home Minister Rajnath Singh shown appreciation of the public mood. MPs baying for a ban did not truly represent the broader, liberal opinion. Indeed, by issuing an advisory to television channels not to telecast the film, the government ensured that it was watched by more people on the internet than would have been the case had the

  • Three BJP leaders elected as Palghar ZP committees chairperson

    Palghar: Three members of the BJP and one of Bahujan Vikas Agadi (BVA) won the election for chairperson of four committees of Zilla Parishad leaving Shiv Sena with no position in the committees. During the elections held here yesterday, BJP’s Vinita Kore was elected as chairperson of women and child welfare committee, Dharma Govari of social welfare and health, Ashok Vade of agriculture, while BVA’s Suresh Tare was elected as chairman of public works department. Earlier,

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish Kumar starts 24-hour satyagraha against Land Bill

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today went on a 24-hour fast in Gandhian style here as part of JD(U)’s state-wide agitation against the Centre’s land acquisition Bill. Kumar came to the party office in the morning and after doing yoga and taking bath there, began the fast. State JD(U) President Basistha Narayan Singh, senior minister Vijay Chaudhary, Shyam Rajak, Rajiv Ranjan Singh Lallan, JD(U) MPs Ali Anwar, Harbansh, Gulam Rasool Balyawi and senior party leader

  • Australia, Scotland

    Australia skittle out Scotland for 130

    Hobart:  Electing to bowl, Australia skittled out Scotland for 130 in 25.4 overs in the final pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup, here today.

  • Sharad Yadav

    JDU defends Sharad Yadav, says his ‘intention wasn’t wrong’

    New Delhi : Defending party chief Sharad Yadav, the Janata Dal (United) said the former may have made a wrong selection of words during his address in the Rajya Sabha , but his intentions were not wrong. “He might have made a wrong selection of words, but his intention was not wrong,” said JD (U) spokesperson K C Tyagi. Sharad Yadav, whose comments on South Indian women sparked off criticism from a cross section

  • Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi

    US reminds Pakistan to bring perpetrators to justice post Lakhvi’s release order

    Karachi : US State Department spokesperson has said, commenting on Islamabad High Court’s order to release the mastermind of Mumbai attacks Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi that Pakistan had “pledged” to bring the perpetrators and financers of 26/11 to justice. According to Dawn News, Jen Psaki said that the U.S. hopes Pakistani would stand by its word and punish all involved in the attack.

  • Fired in ‘self-defence’ after lawyers attacked me, says SI

    Allahabad: The sub-inspector of police who had shot dead a lawyer inside the district court premises here on Wednesday, triggering violent protests across the city, has claimed that he had fired in “self defence” after being physically assaulted by some advocates. He also said he had fled the spot and remained in hiding for two days to save his life. Sub-inspector (SI) Shailendra Kumar Singh, who was arrested last evening at Prayag railway station here and has

  • Egypt discloses plan to build new capital city to ease Cairo congestion

    London; The Egyptian government has announced its plan to build a new capital city, east of the present capital, Cairo. The Housing Minister, Mostafa Madbouly said at an investment conference, that the project would take five to seven years to complete the project and would cost 45 billion dollars, BBC reported. Madbouly said that Cairo’s population, estimated around 18 million was expected to double in the next 40 years. Therefore, the new Capital will

  • 21 dead, 26 missing after Myanmar ferry sinks: police

    Yangon: A passenger ferry carrying more than 200 people has sunk off the coast of western Myanmar leaving at least 21 dead and 26 missing, police said today. The “Aung Takon” went down yesterday after leaving the town of Kyaukphyu on its way to Sittwe in western Rakhine state. “We have got 21 dead bodies, 2 men and 19 women. About 26 passengers are still missing,” a police officer in Sittwe town who requested anonymity