Free Press Journal
  • Suresh Raina

    Suresh Raina faces ‘tennis serves’ to counter bounce

    Sydney: Suresh Raina is pulling out all stops to kill his inner demons by spending a lengthy time at the nets, trying to counter the rising deliveries by facing powerful “tennis serves”. Practising with wet tennis balls to counter the pace is an age-old concept but the training module adopted by the Indian team for Raina, who nearly batted against tennis serves for 45 minutes, is unique in its own way. While the ‘Two Tool Theory’

  • ‘No one can stop us’ : AB de Villiers

    Auckland: After years of South Africa being lumbered with the “chokers” tag, captain AB de Villiers boldly declared Monday the World Cup was theirs for the taking this time. De Villiers was in a confident mood on the eve of the semi-final in Auckland against New Zealand with neither side having made a World Cup final before. Ahead, lies a date next weekend in Melbourne with the winner of Thursday’s second semi-final between defending champions India and

  • Brendon McCullum

    Martin Guptill, not history counts for New Zealand: Brendon McCullum

    Auckland: Martin Guptill’s double ton was the fillip New Zealand needed heading into their World Cup semi-final against South Africa, according to captain Brendon McCullum. At stake is an historic first appearance in the World Cup final with neither side having progressed past the semis in the past. New Zealand were forced to hastily rearrange their squad Monday after Adam Milne was ruled out with a left heel injury and Matt Henry was rushed up

  • Everton beat spirited QPR 2-1 to ease concerns of PL relegation

    London : Everton held off a spirited Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road to record a 2-1 win and ease their concerns over Premier League relegation, thanks to Aaron Lennon’s first goal for Roberto Martinez’s side. Everton took the lead when right-back Seamus Coleman put the ball in the net with a clinical finish on the counter attack in the first half. But, QPR equalised when substitute Eduardo Vargas profited from some lax

  • Narendra Modi

    Issues with Pak can be resolved in terror-free atmosphere: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was of firm belief that all outstanding issues with Pakistan can be resolved through bilateral dialogue in an atmosphere free from terror and violence. He underlined it on Pakistan’s National Day while greeting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a letter.  “I have written to Pakistan PM Mr. Nawaz Sharif, conveying my greetings on the National Day of Pakistan,” Modi tweeted. “It is my firm conviction that all outstanding

  • Six arrested for vandalising church in MP

    Jabalpur: Six persons allegedly involved in vandalising a cathedral premises and a Catholic school, where people had gathered for a religious convention, were arrested in the wee hours today. “We have arrested six persons involved in attacking the Catholic school and cathedral premises,” Jabalpur’s Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Isha Pant told.

  • Objective to achieve peace, resolve problems: Abdul Basit

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Monday said that the primary objective at present is to achieve peace between India and Pakistan and resolve issues. “Indian Foreign Secretary was in Pakistan earlier this month. We are looking forward to resumption of an engagement process. Let’s hope that the engagement will continue which started with Jaishankar’s visit to Pakistan,” he told .

  • PM should hold meetings with opposition, famers to clear doubts over Land Bill: KC Tyagi

    New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) leader K.C. Tyagi on Monday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is serious about the Land Acquisition Bill, he should hold meetings with farmer communities and opposition parties to clear doubts. “If the Prime minister is serious about this bill, then he should have a meeting with the community of farmers and the opposition parties to clear their doubts,” KC Tyagi told.

  • State Councillor and Chinese Special Representative Yang Jiechi meets Ajit Doval

    New Delhi : State Councillor and Chinese Special Representative Yang Jiechi met National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval at the Hyderabad House here on Monday. India-China Special representatives are currently holding their 18th round of border dispute talks in the capital. This is the first time that the NDA Government will engage China on the border issue after National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was appointed as India’s Special Representative in November last year.

  • Sonia Gandhi, D K Ravi

    IAS officer death case: Sonia Gandhi assures family of fair probe

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday wrote a letter to IAS officer D.K. Ravi’s wife assuring her of a fair probe in the death case of her husband. Karanataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is likely to order a CBI probe into the death case today. Earlier on Saturday, Karnataka Pradesh Congress president G Parameshwara had requested Siddaramaiah to order a CBI inquiry into the case and had said that the truth in

  • Air Pollution

    How air pollution, climate change make your allergies worse revealed

    Washington: A new has provided a deeper insight into air pollution and climate change that are involved in the increasing prevalence of allergies worldwide. A pair of air pollutants linked to climate change could also be a major contributor to the unparalleled rise in the number of people sneezing, sniffling and wheezing during allergy season. The gases, nitrogen dioxide and ground-level ozone, appear to provoke chemical changes in certain airborne allergens that could increase

  • Indian Crocodile Curry

    Indian crocodile curry touted as world`s hottest dish

    London : Claim to be a spice lover? You may want to try out this crocodile curry served by an Indian restaurant in the UK, which the makers are claiming to be the “world’s hottest dish.” The dish called Crocodile Inferno is made of real crocodile meat and red-hot chillies, and is so fuming that the chefs have to wear gas masks to avoid being overcome by the fumes, the Daily Star reported. There

  • Programmed bacteria, Anti-obesity

    Now programmed microbes to help you beat obesity

    Washington : In a bid to come up with new ways to fight obesity, scientists have now have programmed bacteria to generate a anti-obesity molecule in the gut. The molecule, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid, and in the study, mice that drank water laced with the programmed bacteria ate less, had lower body fat and staved off diabetes, even when fed a high-fat diet, offering a potential weight-loss strategy for humans.

  • K M Mani

    Kerala Assembly adjourns sine die amid protest

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the CPI(M)-led LDF Opposition continuing its stir against Finance Minister K M Mani, facing bribery charges in bar scam, the Kerala Assembly today adjourned sine die on a stormy note after passing the finance and appropriation bills without a discussion. When the House assembled after a week-long recess, opposition members marched to the House in a procession demanding withdrawal of the suspension of five of its members, who were facing action after they

  • Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah

    Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah could be among those killed in Tirah raids

    Karachi : A report has said that Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah could be among those killed in fresh air and ground raids in parts of Khyber Agency’s Tirah Valley. The offensive was launched on Sunday and killed at least 20 militants while injuring eight others, reported The Express Tribune. The report however, added that no official confirmation on Fazlullah’s death had been received. Ground troops and helicopter gunships targeted several areas of the valley, including

  • Jose Mourinho, Chelsea

    Chelsea have look of champions says Jose Mourinho

    Kingston Upon Hull: Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea are firmly on course to win the Premier League after extending their lead at the top to six points with a battling 3-2 victory at Hull. The Blues, chasing their first English league crown since 2010, re-established their stranglehold on the title race thanks to Loic Remy’s late winner at the KC Stadium on Sunday. And with Chelsea holding a game in hand on second placed Manchester City, Mourinho says

  • Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez stunner hands Barca victory over Madrid

    Barcelona: Barcelona moved four points clear at the top of La Liga as Luis Suarez’s brilliant individual effort handed them a 2-1 win over Real Madrid. Jeremy Mathieu headed Barca in front early on from Lionel Messi’s free-kick, but Cristiano Ronaldo hit back at his critics in recent weeks with a deserved equaliser before the break. Suarez was to have the final say, though, as he registered his first goal in El Clasico by controlling Dani Alves’s long

  • Lee Kuan Yew

    Iconic leader who shaped Singapore’s destiny dies at 91

    London : Lee Kuan Yew, the leader who turned a small port city of Singapore into a rich global hub, has passed away at the age of 91. Yew served as the city-state’s prime minister for 31 years and garnered respect as the architect of Singapore’s prosperity, reported the BBC. He oversaw Singapore’s independence from Britain and separation from Malaysia. However, he also faced criticism for his iron-clad control over the state and for placing

  • Militants,capture chopper pilot, Syria

    Militants capture chopper pilot, three crew in Syria

    Damascus: A helicopter pilot and three crewmen were captured by Al Nusra Front militants on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Idlib. According to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory (SOHR), the helicopter had to make an emergency landing due to a mechanical fault on Mount Zawiya. Helicopters are regularly used by the Syrian regime to drop barrel bombs onto villages, towns and cities around the country, the Observatory said, adding that 5,335

  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to defend Indian Wells title

    Indian Wells (USA): Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2 to successfully defend his Indian Wells crown and claim his 50th career ATP title on Sunday. The 27-year-old world number one from Serbia also captured his fourth Indian Wells crown and is now tied with world number two Federer for the most men’s titles in the California desert. “The trophy is very heavy,” Djokovic told the crowd as he celebrated adding to the titles