Free Press Journal
  • President congratulates K Srikanth for winning Swiss Open

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Badminton Championship in Basel, Switzerland. In his message, the President said, “Hearty congratulations and best wishes on your winning the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold Championship in Badminton.

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    La Liga football club Cordoba sack coach Miroslav Djukic

    Madrid: La Liga football club Cordoba sacked coach Miroslav Djukic in the wake of the side’s 0-2 defeat to Malaga at the weekend.  The defeat was Cordoba’s eighth in a row and left the Spanish club rooted to the bottom of La Liga with just 18 points from 27 games, seven points from safety with just 11 matches left to play, reports Xinhua.

  • New Zealand Mike Hesson coach tips Sri Lanka over South Africa

    Wellington: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson suspects Sri Lanka could be too good for South Africa in the opening World Cup quarter-final in Sydney on Wednesday, but much will depend on the toss. There is intense interest in the outcome as the winner will play the victor of the New Zealand-West Indies quarter-final in Wellington. South Africa were one of the World Cup favourites, but have a reputation as chokers.

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    Sanath Jayasuriya wants Kumara Sangakkara to stay with Lanka’s ODI side post WC

    Johannesburg: Former Sri Lankan explosive batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has expressed that he would love to see in-form batsman Kumar Sangakkara continue playing the one-day cricket for a few more years after the conclusion of the World Cup. Wicketkeeper-batsman Sangakkara has been in a scintillating form as he became the first cricketer to score four centuries in a row in the World Cup.

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    South Africa keen to shrug off chokers tag against Sri Lanka

    Sydney: Keen to shrug-off the chokers tag, AB de Villiers-led South Africa will look to achieve a first by winning a knockout match at the World Cup when they lock horns with Sri Lanka in the high-voltage first quarterfinal clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground, here tomorrow. It was in 1992 that Proteas’ ill-fated knockout exits started following the Kepler Wessels-led side’s loss against England after it was left to chase 21 runs

  • McIlroy replaces Tiger as face of video game

    Los Angeles: Rory McIlroy, who has replaced Tiger Woods as golf’s world number one, will also supplant the 14-time major champion on EA Sports’ PGA Tour video game. EA announced Monday that the game, to be released in June, will be called “Rory McIlroy PGA Tour” and feature the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland on its cover.

  • Shane Watson wary of danger from ‘incredible’ Pakistan

    Adelaide: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson expects Pakistan to come out firing in Friday’s World Cup quarter-final, saying a knock-out situation usually brought out the best in them. “They can play some incredible cricket, as they have in times I’ve played against them, but they also can self-destruct quite quickly as well,” Watson told reporters at the Adelaide Oval.

  • Prince Harry to quit Army in June

    London: Prince Harry today announced that he will leave the British army in June after 10 years of service that saw him fight on the frontline twice in Afghanistan and said he is keen on opening a “new chapter” in his life. The 30-year-old Apache pilot, who has undertaken two operational tours of Afghanistan, will first spend four weeks seconded to the Australian Defence Force and then undertake a tour of New Zealand

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    Pakistan executes 12 death-row prisoners

    Islamabad: Pakistan today executed 12 prisoners convicted under militancy and murders charges, the highest number of hangings in a single day after the government lifted the six-year-long moratorium on capital punishment. They were hanged in jails of Jhang, Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Mianwali, Faisalabad and Guranwala, officials here said.

  • Five killed in police operations in Karachi

    Islamabad: At least five suspected criminals were killed in separate operations by police in Pakistan’s Karachi city, a media report said. According to police, the operations took place in the areas of Lyari and Mochko, Geo News reported.  Officials claimed those killed in action were wanted for extortion and kidnapping, and were linked to Lyari-based criminal gangs.

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    US shares credible evidence with Pakistan on Lakhvi involvement in 2008 Mumbai attack

    Washington: The US has shared “credible evidence” with Pakistan on LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi’s involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attack, a senior official has said, days after America reminded Pakistan of its commitment to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice. “The US has provided credible evidence (on Lakhvi) to Pakistan,” a senior US official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

  • India demands UN action against terror threats to Afghanistan

    United Nations: India has lashed out against the “systematic state supporta” from outside to terrorist organisations bent on destabilising Afghanistan and has called on the UN Security Council to act immediately against the threat from these forces.

  • Sri Lanka unveils proposals for constitutional reforms

    Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities on Tuesday formally released a set of proposals for key constitutional reforms which were approved by the cabinet. The gazette notification on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has been published and the public are allowed to submit their concerns within two weeks, the Government Information Department said.

  • Toll in cyclone-hit Vanuatu reaches 24

    Port Vila: At least 24 people were killed after a category 5 cyclone hit the South Pacific island of Vanuatu, authorities said. Cyclone Pam hit the island on March 13, causing massive destruction to life and property, Xinhua reported.

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    Facebook’s new guidelines ban images of ‘fully-exposed buttocks, breasts’

    London: Facebook has categorized “fully exposed buttocks” and “images of female breasts if they include the nipple” under a list of banned posts in their revamped community standards section. Facebook said that the new guidelines were aimed at bringing “clarity” over what can and cannot be posted on the website, reported The Verge. The social media platform however, added that some nudity was permissible “for artistic purposes.”

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    YouTube’s ‘pesky annotations’ will now be replaced by ‘less obtrusive cards system’

    Washington: YouTube has said that it is doing away with annotations and replacing them with a new “cards” system that would across both desktop and mobile. Uploaders will now be able to insert “overlaying text and images in a Google Now-like format” that YouTube said was “as beautiful as your videos,” reported Tech Crunch.

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    Windows 10 to offer more storage space to users

    Washington: Apart from bringing back the “Start” menu and introducing friendlier desktop options, Windows 10 will also offer more storage space, a report said. Microsoft revealed in a blog post describing Windows 10’s storage requirements that the current preview builds of the new operating system will have some “impressive” space-saving techniques, reported The Verge.

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    Facebook reveals India ranked 2nd on list of nations that made most ‘take down requests’

    Washington: Facebook’s latest report on “take-down” requests issued by governments across the globe has shown that India ranked second on the list of countries that made the most requests. The report said that the social media website received 5,473 requests from India during the final six months of last year, reported Tech Crunch.

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    Blackberry has unveiled a new tablet with Secusmart

    London: German company Secusmart GmbH, a Blackberry-owned company, has unveiled a new tablet in collaboration with Samsung and IBM. The Secutablet is based on the Samsung Galaxy 10.5 and runs on Samsung hardware.