Free Press Journal
  • 2nd black box confirms Alps crash co-pilot acted deliberately

    Paris: Information from the second black box found in the wreckage of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps confirms the co-pilot acted deliberately, investigators said today. “A first reading shows that the pilot in the cockpit used the automatic pilot to descend the plane towards an altitude of 100 feet (30 metres),” said the French BEA crash investigation office in a statement.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton pens love song titled J adore for ex Nicole Scherzinger

    London : Lewis Hamilton may have called it quits with long-time girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, but that hasn’t stopped him from writing a love song for her. The 30-year-old Formula One racing champion, who parted ways with the singer after 7 years in February, said that his track was called J’adore , which meant “I love you” in French, the Mirror reported.

  • Discarded drug can better fight cancer

    New York: A discarded anti-cancer drug might be more useful in the fight against cancer than previously thought, say researchers from the University of Missouri. Doctors used 6-Thioguanine, or 6-TG, as a chemotherapy treatment to kill cancer cells in patients with leukaemia for decades. However, in recent years, many doctors have shelved 6-TG in favour of newer drugs.

  • Mark O'Meara

    Ex-American golfer believes Woods will compete in US Masters

    Johannesburg : Former American golfer Mark O’Meara believes that his good friend and ex-world number one Tiger Woods, who has struggled badly for form and fitness this season, would compete in next week’s US Masters. Woods, whose ranking has plummeted to a mind-boggling 104th, has played only twice on the PGA Tour this season and his manager Mark Steinberg revealed earlier this week that the 39-year-old American had played 18 holes at Augusta

  • P V Narasimha Rao

    Memorial for P.V. Narasimha Rao, apt but belated

    It is an irony that the Congress party to which former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao belonged did not think it necessary to honour his memory while its biggest rival the BJP has chosen to create a memorial for him in Delhi a decade after he passed away.

  • Teammates support Argentine footballer who abused fans

    Rio de Janeiro: Veteran international midfielder Andres D’Alessandro has urged the Brazilian top-flight football club not to axe defender Fabricio for abusing his own fans.  Fabricio has been suspended by the club after he raised the middle finger of each hand towards fans during a Gaucho league match against Ypiranga, reports Xinhua.

  • Arms, explosives seized from Maoist hideout, IED defused

    Dehri-on-Sone (Bihar): Security forces today seized a cache of arms and ammunitions from a Maoist hide out and defused an IED planted by ultras in Bihar’s Rohtas district. Superintendent of Police (SP) Shivdeep Lande said acting on a tip-off about movement of a Maoist group led by Ajay Rajbhar in hilly Chunhatta village, the security forces led by CRPF Commandant Mithilesh Kumar launched a combing operation there this morning.

  • Woman board member: 180 NSE listed firms failed to comply

    Chennai: As many as 180 companies listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) have not inducted a woman director so far as required by the Companies Act and officials expect the market regulator to come out with its views and penalties for non-compliance. The deadline for induction of woman director expired on March 31.

  • Five of a family killed as roof of house collapses

    Barabanki: Five members of a family were killed and two others injured, when the roof of their house collapsed following a thunderstorm in Bhitauli Kala village in the wee hours today. The mishap occurred under Satrikh police station near here when the wall of their neighbour’s house fell on their house while they were sleeping, leading to the collapse of the roof, police said. The deceased have been identified as Rehana (25), her

  • Air evacuation from Yemen begins

    New Delhi: India today began air evacuation of its citizens from Yemen as the first Air India flight landed in Sanaa to rescue those trapped in the largest city of the war-ravaged country. After hectic diplomatic efforts, India finally got permission to land in Sanaa and the first flight with a passenger capacity of 120 has landed, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said. Nearly 2,500 Indian nationals are waiting in Sanaa

  • Kane Richardson

    Rajasthan Royals Kane Richardson out of IPL

    Melbourne: Rajasthan Royals Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson on Friday ruled himself out from the forthcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for personal reasons.  The right-armer was due to join fellow Australians Shane Watson, Steve Smith, James Faulkner and Ben Cutting at Rajasthan Royals, but announced on Friday that he would not be taking part.  “Sadly will be missing this years IPL due to personal reasons. Thanks to the @rajasthanroyals

  • One more farmer commits suicide; toll reaches 12 in WB

    Burdwan (WB): A young graduate engineer-turned farmer allegedly committed suicide in Burdwan district as his potato crop failed to earn him profit, taking the number of farmer suicides in West Bengal this year to 12. Police have confirmed the death of 27-year-old Probin Kumar Laha at his home in Memari. Probin was a graduate mechanical engineer from the prestigious Jadavpur University. However, unable to get a job, he had turned a farmer and

  • It’s court’s duty to provide lawyer to accused in trial: Court

    New Delhi: It is the duty of the court to provide a lawyer to an accused if he is not being represented by anyone during the trial, a Delhi court has said while setting aside the six months jail term awarded to a youth for theft. Quashing a magisterial court’s order convicting Delhi resident Shravan Kumar for the offence under section 379 (theft) of IPC, Additional Sessions Judge Sanjay Sharma said he was

  • ‘Combination of achieved solutions is basis for Iran’s n-deal’

    Tehran: Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Friday said that the combination of the announced solutions in the negotiations that concluded in Lausanne, Switzerland, can serve as the final base for Tehran’s nuclear agreement.

  • Schools in Kashmir reopen post flood threats

    Srinagar: Schools in Kashmir valley reopened today after remaining shut for four days in the wake of incessant rains and flood threats in the region, officials said. Most of the government and private schools in Kashmir reopened today after they were closed on Monday due to heavy rains, they said. However, some schools in Srinagar and other areas of the Valley remained closed due to water-logging, they added.

  • Ram Prasad Sarmah

    Tobacco contain herbal medicines, how can it cause cancer: Ram Prasad Sarmah

    Tezpur/New Delhi: Amidst a raging controversy over remarks on smoking by a BJP MP who is a ‘beedi’ baron, another BJP MP Ram Prasad Sarmah today waded into the row, claiming there is no clear proof yet linking cigarette puffing and cancer while wondering whether tobacco contains “herbal medicine”. “Whether cigarette smoking causes cancer or not, there is no full proof till now,” Ram Prasad Sarmah, BJP MP from Tezpur, Assam said in