Free Press Journal
  • Australian boy fitted with world’s first diabetic insulin pump

    Canberra : An eight-year-old boy from the Australian city of Brisbane has been fitted with the world’s first device to reduce his risk of a hypoglycaemic attack — a medical emergency that results in an abnormally diminished content of glucose in the blood, a media report said on Wednesday.

  • Army promotion policy: SC asks govt to file rejoinder

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court will hear on April 22 the appeal filed by the government against the decision of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) quashing the Army’s promotion policy for the rank of Colonel and above from January 2009.

  • Oz defence minister can’t name IS chief

    Sydney : Australia’s defence minister has been left red-faced after apparently being unable to name the head of Islamic State on the day he committed more troops to help defeat the jihadist group.

  • Sensex plunges 245 pts; investors eye earnings

    Mumbai : The benchmark BSE Sensex fell 245 points to end below 29,000-mark, mainly bogged down by last-hour selling in healthcare, capital goods and tech stocks as investors resorted to profit-booking ahead of the start of result season today. Exporters’ stocks fell on concerns that the strength in the rupee after inflation data may persist and hurt their revenues, brokers said.

  • All Bose files must be declassified

    History is written by the victor.  The stranglehold of one family over the country for the first few decades after Independence meant that people were fed a one-sided version of the nation’s recent history. In particular, the role of Nehru was vastly exaggerated, while others received scant mention. Even Mahatma Gandhi only received lip-service, while a whole hagiography was built around Nehru and his progeny. The official PR machinery, school textbooks and

  • Chain misses World Cup finals by a point

    Changwon (South Korea) : India’s rifle troika of Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang, Chain Singh and Sanjeev Rajput, who survived their respective elimination rounds on Tuesday, failed to make it to the 50m Rifle 3 Positions finals on Wednesday at the shooting World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here.

  • Smith at par with Kohli, AB: Watson

    Ahmedabad : Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes his countryman and Rajasthan Royals teammate Steve Smith is up there with India’s batting order mainstay Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers as the current best willowers of the game.

  • Pak successfully test fires N-capable ballistic missile

    Islamabad: Pakistan successfully test- fired a new ballistic missile which is capable of carrying both conventional and nuclear warheads up to a distance of 1,300 kilometres, bringing many Indian cities under its range. The launch of intermediate-range Ghauri missile conducted by a Strategic Missile Group of the Army Strategic Forces Command was aimed at testing the operational and technical readiness of the command.

  • Mumbai low on confidence: Rohit

    Mumbai : Off to a poor start in the Indian Premier League with three defeats on the trot, former champions Mumbai Indians are a bit low in confidence, conceded team captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Ricky Ponting on Wednesday.

  • 26/11 case: Pak court summons five witnesses

    Lahore : An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan today summoned five witnesses on April 22 for recording their statements in the 2008 Mumbai attack case against Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and six other accused.

  • Shakti proud to be Shraddha Kapoor’s daddy

    Shakti Kapoor was recently mobbed by girls in a mall in Delhi who couldn’t stop asking him about his daughter Shraddha Kapoor.

  • Divorces could increase heart attack risk: study

    Washington : Women who go through multiple divorces are nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack than their counterparts who stay married, a new study has claimed.

  • Sayantan Das shines bright

    Dubai : International Master Sayantan Das finished on a high defeating Daniele Vocaturo of Italy in the ninth and final round and earned the distinction of being the best placed Indian in the Dubai International Open chess tournament here.

  • Smoking triggers alcohol craving   

    New York : Smokers will not believe this but nicotine exposure actually promotes alcohol dependence, says a research.

  • An opposition clutching at straws

    A characteristic feature of the political scene almost a year down the line after the BJP assumed power at the Centre is that most parties are clutching at straws. There is indeed a general lack of direction across the political spectrum.

  • Full convertibility will make India leading economy

    New Delhi : India needs to move towards full capital account convertibility and deepen its capital market to become a leading global economy, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said.