Free Press Journal
  • India, bangladesh

    Rain halts Bangladesh march in first ODI

    Mirpur (Bangladesh) : Rain halted Bangladesh’s march against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Thursday. Bangladesh got a rollicking start to their innings and reached 119/1 in 15.4 overs after Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza won the toss and decided to bat.  Openers Taim Iqbal (57 not out) and Litton Das (unbeaten 3) were at the crease when play was stopped.  Iqbal and Soumya Sarkar (54)

  • Hockey

    India outplays Great Britain 3-1 in their 4th practice match

    Antwerp (Belgium): After beating USA in the previous match, Indian men’s team today posted a 3-1 win over Great Britain in their fourth practice match ahead of the Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 here. The Indian team opened their account in the very first minute of the match when midfielder Gurbaj Singh stormed into the opponent’s D and hit the ball into the goal-box without giving any chance to British defenders.

  • BSE

    Sensex gains more than 300 points; oil and gas stocks rise

    Mumbai: Bullish sentiments prevailed at the Indian equities markets a day after the US Federal Reserve decided to further postpone its rate hike, leading a barometer index to gain more than 300 points in the late-afternoon trade session on Thursday.

  • Vishwanathan Anand

    Vishwanathan Anand draws with Anish Giri

    Stavanger (Norway): Former world champion Viswanathan Anand pushed yet again but could not break the solid defences of Anish Giri of Holland and had to settle for a second straight draw in the Norway chess tournament, a part of the Grand Chess tour. After allowing an easy draw as white, it was Anand’s turn to fight with the black pieces and the Indian ace took his chances when Giri ventured into troubled waters.It was

  • Solar panel case: Two get three years prison term

    Pathanamthitta (Ker): In the first verdict in the sensational solar panel scam which hit Kerala two years ago, a lower court today sentenced prime accused Saritha S Nair and her accomplice Biju Radhakrishnan to three years jail and imposed a hefty fine after finding them guilty of cheating and forgery.

  • Coast Guard files police complaint on missing aircraft

    Chennai: Ten days after its Dornier surveillance aircraft with three officers on board went missing, the Coast Guard filed a formal police complaint on the matter today. A senior police official said the complaint was filed with the Airport Police Station here about the missing flight and its three crew members- Deputy Commandants Vidyasagar, Subhash Suresh and M K Soni.

  • Andy Murray

    Murray backs change in `wildcard entries` to Wimbledon

    Johannesburg : British ace Andy Murray has supported the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) decision to amend criteria for awarding wildcard entries to Wimbledon. Earlier, British players ranked inside the top 250 were given a free pass into Wimbledon’s main draw and often performed miserably in the grass court Grand Slam. However, the guideline has now been scrapped and Wimbledon wild cards will be handed out on a case-by-case basis when the first batch will

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Lalit committed offences during Cong rule, but no action was taken

    New Delhi: Government today sought to drag Congress into the controversy raging over some of its key leaders’ questionable links with Lalit Modi, saying the former IPL boss committed all offences during the UPA rule but it took no action against him.

  • black-hole

    Bashful black hole in neighboring galaxy revealed

    Washington : Astronomers have detected what they believe is the long-sought radio emission coming from a supermassive black hole at the center of one of our closest neighboring galaxies, using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA). The elliptical galaxy, called Messier 32 (M32), with little star formation is a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy, our own Milky Way’s giant neighbor. About 2.5 million light-years from Earth, M32 is much smaller than

  • Earth-like planet models built in hunt for alien life

    Washington : In their hunt for alien life, astronomers have built an array of Earth-like planet models that examine how ultraviolet radiation from other planets’ nearby suns may affect those world. Researcher Lisa Kaltenegger said that depending on the intensity, ultraviolet radiation can be both useful and harmful to the origin of life and added that they are trying to ascertain how much radiation other young Earths would get and what that could

  • 25 ‘Super 30’ students crack this year’s IIT-JEE

    Patna: As many as 25 of the 30 students of Bihar’s Super 30 — a free coaching centre for underprivileged students — have cracked the highly competitive IIT-JEE this year, its director said on Thursday.

  • Brightest Galaxy

    Newly found brightest galaxy yet can be harbouring 1st generation stars

    Washington : Astronomers have discovered the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and found strong evidence that examples of the first generation of stars lurk within it. The team, led by David Sobral from the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon in Portugal, and Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands, peered back into the ancient Universe, to the reionization period approximately 800 million

  • India’s research reactors not under nuclear insurance pool

    Chennai: India’s research reactors will not be covered under the newly set-up nuclear insurance pool as they are owned by the union government, a top official of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has said.

  • HC rejects seed traders plea against slashing of BT seed price

    Nagpur: In a major victory for Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court upheld its decision to reduce price of BT cotton seed bag by Rs 100 and refused to grant any interim relief to Seed Industries Association of Maharashtra which had moved court against the price slashing.

  • Kindle, paper white

    Kindle launches a new Paperwhite E-Reader with a new easier to read font

    Washington : Amazon has announced a new paper-white e-reader. The new e-reader has a 6-inch 300ppi display and a new font and book layout system that will make it easier to read the text. The new Paperwhite e-reader will be available at USD 119. According to the TechCrunch.com, the reader is available for pre-order now and will ship on June 30. The e-reader also includes a backlight and is available with or without cellular data

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Ensure impartial probe in scribe’s death: UP Guv to Akhilesh

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today advised Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to get an impartial inquiry conducted into the alleged killing of Shahjahanpur scribe so that the facts come to light. Naik met the chief minister at Raj Bhawan and held a detailed discussion over the death of journalist Jagendra Singh, an official spokesman Naik met the chief minister at Raj Bhawan and held a detailed discussion over the death of journalist

  • Sharp

    Sharp introduces a new type of screen to make smartphones thinner and lighter

    Washington : Japanese multinational corporation Sharp has introduced a new type of screen that it has begun manufacturing. According to Techcrunch.com, the company’s ‘in-cell type touch displays,’ which they said combine the LCD and touch sensor that are generally fitted separately on mobile devices. Sharp said that by putting them both together frees up space for phone makers to add additional things. The company was quoted, as saying that the in-cell type touch display

  • Breast Milk

    Human breast milk craze ill advised by scientists

    Washington : Human breast milk has emerged as a fad amongst certain fitness communities, fetishists and chronic disease sufferers, however, scientists have advised against it. There is a lucrative online market for adult buyers of human breast milk, with websites and forums describing it as a “clean” super food that can lead to gains in the gym, and even help with erectile dysfunction and cancer. The authors, led by Dr Sarah Steele at Queen