Free Press Journal
  • Odisha awaits nod for international flights

    Bhubaneswar: Even 17 months after getting the tag of an international airport, commercial operations are yet to begin at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here.

  • Xi Jinping

    Chinese President Xi set to visit Pakistan next week

    Islamabad: Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to arrive in Pakistan on April 10 to deepen economic and strategic ties between the two all-weather allies, a senior official said today. Xi was to visit Pakistan last year during his South Asia trip to India, Sri Lankan and the Maldives but postponed it due to political unrest in the country with opposition leader Imran Khan staging a protest in Islamabad for alleged rigging in

  • Nicolas Sarkozy

    Sarkozy to be questioned again over campaign funds

    Paris: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to be questioned by judges at a Paris court on Wednesday over a campaign finance scandal dating back to his failed second bid at the presidency in 2012.

  • World’s oldest person dies in Japan aged 117

    Tokyo: The world’s oldest person, Japanese woman Misao Okawa, died on Wednesday of natural causes aged 117, Efe news agency reported. Okawa died at a retirement home where she lived in Osaka, according to facility doctors cited by national broadcaster NHK.

  • Netherland

    Netherlands ease past Spain 2-0 in friendly tie

    London : Spain failed to erase the 2014 World Cup humiliating memories by Netherlands as they were outclassed 2-0 by the latter in Amsterdam in a friendly tie on Tuesday night. Stefan de Vrij put Netherlands ahead in the 13th minute before midfielder Davy Klaassen doubled the lead three minutes later, the BBC reported. Spain, who were defending the title, were thrashed 5-1 by Netherlands in the World Cup group stages last year. On the

  • Swine Flu

    Swine flu claims 4 more lives, toll mounts to 423 in Rajasthan

    Jaipur: Four more persons succumbed to swine flu in Rajasthan, raising the toll of disease-related deaths to 423 in the state since January this year, an official said today. Of the 6,606 people found positive for the H1N1 virus in the state, 423 people have died till yesterday, an official of the State Medical Health Directorate said here. Swine flu deaths occurred in all districts of Rajasthan except Dholpur and Sirohi even though

  • Giriraj Singh

    Would a ‘dark’ Sonia been made Congress chief? Giriraj Singh

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh landed himself in another political controversy on Wednesday, when he racially targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

  • Spain,Holland

    Spain beaten 0-2 by Holland in friendly game

    Madrid: Holland defeated Spain 2-0 in an international friendly football game, billed as a grudge meeting between the two sides who had met in the 2010 World Cup final and again four years later in the 2014 World Cup.  Spain had won the 2010 clash to win their first World title, but the Dutch started what many see as the start of the decline of the Spanish national team 4 years later

  • Woman body found from husband pyre

    Mumbai: Body of a 50-year-old woman was found from her husband’s pyre giving rise to suspicion that she performed ‘sati’, a banned practice in India, police said today. The incident happened in Latur district of Maharashtra, when family members went to collect her husband Tukaram’s ashes yesterday, when they found her burnt body in the pyre.

  • Pain killer, Paracetamol

    Pain killer Paracetamol does not relieve from spinal pain

    Washington : Paracetamol may be the most effective to ward off pain, but it turns out the drug does not relive one from spinal pain, which includes neck and lower back pain, and osteoarthritis, which are also the leading causes of disability. Clinical guidelines recommend paracetamol as the first line drug treatment for both conditions, but the evidence to support this recommendation is weak and inconsistent and there are safety concerns with the

  • Microsoft, Surface Pro

    Microsoft unveils a thinner, smaller, lighter and less-powerful tablet- Surface 3

    Washington : Microsoft has announced its new tablet, Surface 3, which is a thinner, smaller, lighter and less-powerful version of the Surface Pro 3. The Surface 3 is cheaper, starting at USD 499. It has a 10.8 inch screen and claims a 10 hours of video playback on a single charge and runs a full build of Windows that comes with a year subscription to Office 365. Surface 3 comes in two variants, at

  • Internet searches make you feel smarter than you are

    Washington : A new study has revealed that Internet searches create illusion of personal knowledge. Lead researcher Matthew Fisher of Yale University said that the Internet is such a powerful environment, where people can enter any question and basically have access to the world’s knowledge at their fingertips, adding that it becomes easier to confuse their own knowledge with this external source.

  • Kyle Mills, Daniel Vettori

    New Zealand’s Kyle Mills follows Daniel Vettori into retirement

    Wellington: New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Mills announced his retirement from all cricket today, following Daniel Vettori in calling it quits after the World Cup final. Mills was consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 one-day bowlers throughout his illustrious 14-year career, and for a long time was ranked number one. “It’s been an honour and privilege to play cricket for my country over the past 14 years and I will miss it greatly,” the 36-year-old said.

  • Petrol prices cut by 49 paise/litre, diesel by Rs 1.21

    New Delhi: After two consecutive hikes, petrol prices were today cut by 49 paise per litre and diesel by Rs 1.21 a litre on softening international oil rates. The reduction in rates will be effective from midnight tonight. Prices of petrol in Delhi will be Rs 60 a litre from tomorrow as against the current Rs 60.49, while diesel will cost Rs 48.50 per litre as compared with Rs 49.71 currently, Indian Oil

  • Sena defends Mahajan who carried revolver at kids’ event

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today came in defence of Maharashtra minister Girish Mahajan for attending a children’s event with a revolver tucked in his waist saying the previous government’s ‘anarchic rule’ had forced people to carry weapons in public for their safety. The anarchy that was prevalent during the last government’s tenure has left a lasting impression on the minds of people and Mahajan too is yet to come out of that mindset,

  • Coalgate scam

    SC stays summons against Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi: In a relief to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, the Supreme Court stayed the summons issued by a special court in connection with the allocation of 15 percent share in the Talabira II coal block to Kumarmangalam Birla owned Hindalco.

  • Indians evacuated, Yemen

    348 Indians evacuated from Yemen through sea route

    New Delhi: Indian Naval ship, INS Sumitra, rescued 348 stranded Indian nationals from strife-torn Yemen’s Aden city late last night. The ship is now on its way to Djibouti, a country neighbouring Yemen and across the Red Sea. “Sailing away from troubles. INS Sumitra set sail for Djibouti late last night from Aden with 348 Indian nationals evacuated from Yemen,” said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin.

  • A Raja

    2G scam: I was victimized for breaking the monopolies : A Raja

    New Delhi : Former Union Communications and Information Technology Minister Andimuthu Raja has claimed in an interview to be published later this month that he was framed, victimized and jailed for wanting to break existing monopolies in the telecom sector.  In an exclusive free-wheeling and candid interview given to the India Legal magazine at his Gulmohar Park residence, Raja, who had to spend 15 months in Tihar Jail for his role in