Free Press Journal
  • solar-system-planets

    Your chance to put names on Pluto and Charon map

    Washington: Public has been asked to help name features on Pluto. On July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will fly past Pluto, offering the first close-up look at that small, distant world and its largest moon, Charon. These denizens of the outer solar system will be transformed from poorly seen, hazy bodies to tangible worlds with distinct features.

  • Basel-III is a reinforcement of Basel-II: RBI official

    Kolkata: Basel-III norms — which will come into effect from March 31, 2019 — was basically a reinforcement of the existing Basel-II, according to an RBI official. “Basel-II norms will stay and not be discarded. It is a reinforcement of the existing Basel-II accords,” R N Kar, regional director (east) of RBI said at a seminar here. Kar said that the global financial crisis of 2008 had exposed the failures of Basel-II norms

  • Debora Adorno

    ‘Toothy face’ selfie trending on Twitter to scare off sexually harassing men

    Melbourne: ‘Toothy face’ selfie has been trending on Twitter to ward of men who have the tendency to harass women on social media. Tired of men’s harassing comments on Twitter, a Brazil woman named Debora Adorno came up with the idea to scare off men by simply baring her pearly whites at them, giving a scary crazy lady look, News.com.au reported.

  • Indian-Americans to showcase their innovations at White House

    Washington: Several Indian-Americans are among over 100 student who will showcase their inventions and science projects at the White House Science Fair hosted by President Barack Obama. During the day-long science fair on Monday, Obama will also announce new steps as part of his Educate to Innovate campaign to get more girls and boys, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups, inspired and prepared to excel in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Building

  • GoAir

    GoAir announces discounted fares to attract flyers

    New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier GoAir Saturday launched its special mid-year offer with one-way fares starting from Rs.999 across the airline’s network of 22 cities. According to the airline, the tickets under the offer can be booked from March 21 to 23 for the travel period between June 23 to October 31 2015.

  • Chris Gayle

    Gayle’s ‘welcome’ gesture made me laugh: Guptill

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill on Saturday said he was amused at West Indies opener Chris Gayle’s ‘welcome to the 200 league’ gesture after cracking a whirlwind knock of 237 runs in a cricket World Cup quarter-final here.

  • FIFA

    Spanish League president criticises 2022 World Cup dates

    Madrid: Spanish Football League president Javier Tebas has strongly criticised the decision announced by FIFA this week to play the final of the 2022 World Cup on December 18.  The decision taken by FIFA, to play the 2022 World Cup in winter, is a result of the impossible high summer temperatures in Qatar, reports Xinhua.

  • binary-computer

    Study: ‘Superfast’ computers come closer to reality with ‘fastest-ever’ quantum switch

    Washington: As per a new study, superfast computers are a step closer to reality as a silicon chip’s quantum capabilities have been improved. The University of Surrey team demonstrated a quantum on/off switching time of about a millionth of a millionth of a second, the fastest-ever quantum switch to be achieved with silicon and over a thousand times faster than previous attempts.

  • messier-galaxy-universe

    Universe’s most energetic phenomena to be studied

    Washington: HAWC Observatory is going to study the universe’s most energetic phenomena. Supernovae, neutron star collisions and active galactic nuclei are among the most energetic phenomena in the known universe. These violent explosions produce high-energy gamma rays and cosmic rays, which can easily travel large distances, making it possible to see objects and events far outside our own galaxy.

  • Misbah-ul-haq lacked aggression as skipper: Inzamam-ul-haq

    Adelaide: Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq on Saturday said that Misbah-ul-Haq was a defensive skipper in their entire cricket World Cup campaign and lacked aggression like the legendary Imran Khan.

  • Alzheimer

    Study: New Alzheimer’s drug slows disease progress in early trial

    London: An experimental drug for Alzheimer’s disease has already exceeded high expectations in an early study. The results of the trial of an antibody known as aducanumab, which involved just 166 patients, have shown some benefit in people who were given it in the very earliest stage of the disease, the Guardian reported.

  • El Clasico: Once again the defining moment of La Liga

    Barcelona: At 9 pm local time on Sunday, 98,000 fans at the Camp Nou Stadium here and a worldwide television audience of around one billion will watch what has become the most important club game in the world as FC Barcelona entertain arch-rivals Real Madrid in a game which has become known as ‘El Clasico’.

  • India should focus on sports of core competence for Olympics’

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said India should concentrate on sports of core competence to produce better results in international events like the Olympics, according to a government statement.

  • Dharmasena, Kettleborough named umpires for Ind-Aus WC clash

    Dubai:  Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and England’s Richard Kettleborough were today appointed on-field umpires for the ICC Cricket World Cup semifinal clash between India and Australia in Sydney. Sri Lanka’s Ranjan Madugalle has been named match referee for the much-anticipated clash on March 26.

  • Geoff Marsh

    Starc’s performance would be crucial vs India: Geoff Marsh

    Sydney: Former Australia opener and chief coach Geoff Marsh feels that speedster Mitchell Starc’s performance will be key for the home team in their upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India at the SCG on Thursday. Left-arm pacer Starc is the leading Australian wicket-taker with 18 wickets from six matches in the tournament so far. “It will be a great contest as it involves two extremely competitive teams. India have shown

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Modi

    Mufti plays footsie with Pak, Modi watches haplessly

    Jammu: Hitting out at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failure to rein in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed over Pro-Pak stance, Congress today said that twin attacks were the direct fall out of Mufti playing footsie with Pakistan, separatist and militants. “The two consecutive attack by the militants- first in Kathua yesterday and today in Samba- is the direct fall out of Chief Minister playing footsie with Pakistan, separatist and

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif says little time to take up developmental issues

    Lahore: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif mtoday said most of his government’s time is consumed in tackling terrorism and the acute energy crisis which leaves little time for development works. Expressing strong resolve to eliminate terrorism, Sharif said the military operation against terrorists in North Waziristan that started in June last year will continue till
    the elimination of the last terrorist.

  • Maulana Mehmood Madani

    ‘Muslims responsible for bringing bad name to their community’

    Bijnor (UP): Muslims themselves are responsible for bringing a bad name to the community and creating the “Islam’s image of terror”, Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind general secretary Maulana Mehmood Madani today said and called for spreading education in the community to change this. “If Muslims for coming 20 years decide their agenda for education and pledge to educate their children even if they have to go without a meal, then those who hate Muslims will

  • Sonia demands compensation for farmers hit by unseasonal rains

    Bhiwani: Congress President Sonia Gandhi today said it is the responsibility of the BJP government at the Centre and in Haryana to look into the plight of “poor farmers” and demanded timely compensation for those whose crops were damaged in rains and hailstorm. “Farmers are our annadatas (the one who feeds). Today, all of us are sad since our annadatas are aggrieved. Looking at the plight of farmers, I think it is the