Free Press Journal
  • Kenya college attack

    Two killed in Kenya college attack

    Nairobi: At least two people were killed and four injured as suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Thursday attacked a college at Garissa in Kenya.  Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Centre said the government has mobilised security troops, including Kenya Defence Force (KDF), who are at the scene to engage the masked gunmen suspected to be Al-Shabaab militants, Xinhua reported. There are fears of mass casualties as gunmen are still holed up in the compound, the

  • Pervez Musharraf

    Lal Masjid case: arrest warrant issued against PervezMusharraf

    Islamabad: A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued today against former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf by a court here for repeatedly failing to appear in the 2007 murder case of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi. An Islamabad district and sessions court judge rejected Musharraf’s pleas for exemption from appearance and issued the non-bailable arrest warrant against the former president. The court adjourned the hearing till April 27.

  • Facebook, New app ‘Riff’

    Facebook’s new app ‘Riff’ allows users to make posted videos go viral

    Washington : Facebook has introduced a standalone app called Riff that has been designed as an evolving mix of clips that revolve around a topic which works like a Facebook chat thread where users can make additions and make it go viral. According to the Verge, when users create a Riff video for the first time, they can tag a friend and make it trend. The app is available on both iOS and Android

  • College student, texting

    Why college students cant stop texting even at inappropriate times

    Washington : A new study has revealed that texting is too tempting for college students even when it’s inappropriate. Penn State’s Marissa Harrison said that they have looked at inappropriate texting behavior, like texting while driving, for instance, before, but what they wanted to find out is whether the people who are engaging in these forms of behavior even know whether or not it is the right thing to do.

  • Afghan bombing

    Afghan official: Police chief killed by roadside bomb

    Kandahar: An Afghan official says the police chief of a volatile district in the country’s south has been killed by a roadside bomb.  Helmand provincial police chief Nabi Jan Malakhail, says the explosion happened early today, as Hikmatullah Akmal was heading toward a Taliban attack on a checkpoint in Gereshk district. says Akmal’s car hit a bomb planted by insurgents on the road leading to the checkpoint.

  • Watching TV

    Watching TV increases risk of diabetes by 3.4 percent every hour

    Washington : A new study has indicated that every hour spent watching television means increasing the risk of developing diabetes by 3.4 per cent. The research was conducted by Dr Bonny Rockette-Wagner, lead author and Dr Andrea Kriska, senior author from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, and colleagues, with the aim to study the effects of sedentary or ‘sitting’ time on diabetes risk.

  • Human Echoes

    Echoes help humans figure out how far away sounds are

    Washington: A new study has revealed that echoes and fluctuations in volume help humans figure out how far away sounds are. Researchers from UConn Health reported that echoes and fluctuations in volume (amplitude modulation) are the cues people use to figure the distance between them and the source of a noise.

  • Naseeruddin Shah

    I don’t understand sensibility of our censors: Naseeruddin Shah

    Mumbai: While the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is getting stricter by the day, versatile actor Naseeruddin Shah says he fails to understand the sensibility of the censors.  “I don’t understand the sensibility of our censors. I don’t understand what they want. I don’t know what they are scared of — whether you are Hindu or Muslim? Is your religion so weak and so powerless that it gets threatened by a

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    SriLanka’s sports minister urges Sangakkara to reconsider Test retirement plans

    Johannesburg : Sri Lanka’s sports minister has urged their batting great Kumar Sangakkara to reconsider his plans to retire from Test cricket and appealed to the former skipper that he should play on for another year. Navin Dissanayake revealed that he hoped a government-ordered overhaul of Sri Lanka Cricket might persuade the veteran batsman to stick around a bit longer after he again underlined his class at the World Cup. Dissanayake said that as

  • Glenn Mc Grath

    Glenn McGrath tips Oz to win Ashes on English soil after 14 years with ‘best bowling attack in world’

    London : Australian fast bowling great Glenn McGrath has tipped the Australians to finally win on English soil after 14 years when they face England in the Ashes series, thanks to their ‘best bowling attack in the world’. McGrath has backed the Australian bowlers to ‘unsettle’ the England batsmen and hold on to the urn they grabbed in emphatic 5-0 whitewash style last year.

  • Kristen Stewart

    Kristen Stewart to star in Ang Lee’s next

    Los Angeles: “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart is in negotiations to join Ang Lee’s upcoming film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”.
    The cast includes Joe Alwyn as the title character and Garrett Hedlund, reported Variety. Based on the Ben Fountain novel, “Billy Lynn” will be co-financed by Jeff Robinov’s Fosun-backed Studio 8, together with Chinese distribution company Bona Film Group.

  • Brendon McCullum

    Brendon McCullum receives Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

    Auckland : New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has been awarded Sir Richard Hadlee medal, the country’s highest cricketing honour, for his inspirational leadership and exemplary batting at a glittering ceremony, here. McCullum, 33, led the Kiwis to their first World Cup final where they did lose to Australia by seven wickets at a packed MCG on March 29 but won a million fans with their entertaining show throughout the 50-over showpiece event.

  • Brazilians rush for Olympic tickets

    Rio de Janerio: Brazilians applied for 750,000 tickets in the first 24 hours of sales for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, said the organisers on Wednesday, a media report said on Thursday.  The opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium was the most sought-after event, followed by the men’s volleyball final, men’s football final, women’s volleyball final and men’s basketball final, according to a statement on the Rio 2016 website, Xinhua reported.  Figures

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray battles past Thiem to reach Miami Open semifinal

    London : Britain number one Andy Murray recovered from a shaky start as he fought back from a set down to cruise into the semifinal of the Miami Open with a win over Dominic Thiem. The two-time Grand Slam champion defeated his Austrian opponent Thiem 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 after a landmark 500th career win over Kevin Anderson in the last eight on Tuesday. Reflecting on his performance, Murray said that he was getting himself

  • Tiger Woods still uncertain about competing in Augusta Masters

    Johannesburg : Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods is still reportedly uncertain if he will compete in next week’s Masters despite playing an 18-hole practice round on Tuesday at Augusta National. Citing comments from Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, ESPN and USA Today had reported that the American golfer continues to work on his game but is undecided if he would be ready in time for the year’s first major and try for

  • Serena Williams

    Miami Open: Serena Williams earns 700th win, reaches semis

    Washington: Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some hard moments to beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career victory at the Miami Open, a media report said on Thursday.  The win also earned her a semifinal spot at the prestigious tournament, where she’s the two-time defending champion, reported Xinhua.

  • Two policemen killed in Telangana

    Hyderabad:  Two policemen were killed and two others injured when a gang of criminals opened fire in Telangana’s Nalgonda district in the early hours of Thursday, police said.  Those killed have been identified as constable Lingaiah (36) and home guard Mahesh (35).  The incident occurred just after midnight when policemen were checking a few buses at a bus station at Suryapet in Nalgonda district, about 130 km from here.

  • Two naxals surrender in Gadchiroli: Police Kin cry foul

    Gadchiroli: The ‘surrender’ by two alleged naxals before police recently has created a controversy with their relatives claiming that they were not ultras and were illegally detained by the police after being forcibly picked up from their homes. District SP Sandip Patil, however, denied the allegations of the family members insisting the alleged naxals indeed turned themselves in. According to police, Mangu alias Ghisu Timma (45), a resident of Gaderi village in Etapalli taluka, surrendered before

  • Policeman, killed, Encounter, Kashmir

    Policeman killed in encounter in Baramulla district

    Srinagar: A policeman was killed and two other persons were injured in an encounter with militants in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today, police said. Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Kunzer village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said. He said a gun battle broke out when militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated.

  • S Jaishankar

    Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar to arrive in Kathmandu today

    New Delhi : Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will arrive in Kathmandu on Thursday an official visit. Jaishankar is scheduled to meet President Ram Baran Yadav, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, senior government officials and leaders of major political parties during his visit. India and Nepal share a unique relationship of friendship and cooperation characterized by open borders and deep-rooted people–to–people contacts of kinship and culture.