Free Press Journal
  • 800 Galaxy

    New ring galaxy 30 million light years away discovered

    Beijing, Aug 17 (PTI) Astronomers have discovered a new ring galaxy which arose from a galactic collision, 30 million light years away from Earth. The galaxy was found by chance by astronomers led by Professor Quentin Parker at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Professor Albert Zijlstra at the University of Manchester, during a special wide-field survey of the Southern Milky Way.

  • Bangkok blast

    15 dead in Bangkok blast 

    Bangkok: At least 15 people were killed and 80 wounded when a bomb exploded close to a shrine in the centre of the Thai capital, police said.

  • Jawwad S Khawaja

    New Pak chief justice takes oath

    Islamabad: Justice Jawwad S Khawaja was appointed as the 23rd chief justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court here today. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath of office to Justice Khawaja, who succeeds Justice Nasirul Mulk, at the oath-taking ceremony which was attended by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, federal ministers, members of parliament, chiefs of armed forces, lawyers and Supreme Court judges.

  • Ravi Shastri

    We won’t change our style of play: Ravi Shastri

    Colombo: Notwithstanding India’s shock defeat in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka, Team Director Ravi Shastri today made it clear that the team will not change its style of play in the remaining two Tests, saying the endeavour has always been to play “fearless cricket”. He said India lost the match because they brought pressure on themselves and it was just a matter of winning one match to get the team rolling.

  • Injured Dhawan ruled out of remaining two Tests vs Sri Lanka

    Colombo: India suffered a huge blow after their in-form opener Shikhar Dhawan was today ruled out of the remainder of the cricket Test series against Sri Lanka due to a hairline fracture in his hand. India, who lost the first Test by 63 runs against the islanders, will be playing the second Test at P Sara Oval from Thursday.

  • Bangkok blast

    Explosion Reported in Bangkok Commercial Hub, Casualties Feared

    Bangkok: A bomb exploded outside a religious shrine in central Bangkok today, killing at least two people and wounding scores more. Body parts were scattered across the street after the bomb went off outside the Erawan Shrine in the downtown Chidlom district of the Thai capital.

  • Sail Ali Khan

    Hope “Phantom” does good business: Saif Ali Khan

    Mumbai: Happy with the success of Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, actor Saif Ali Khan hopes his upcoming release “Phantom” enjoys a similar love from the audience. “It is not a typical movie. But after a successful film, you get to make whatever you want, like after ‘Lo e Aaj Kal’ I got a chance to do whatever I wanted as a producer… I wanted to make ‘Agent Vinod’, but it did not work,”

  • Maharashtra water reservoir

    Only 7 pc of usable water left in Marathwada reservoirs

    Aurangabad: Only seven per cent of usable water remains in all the 814 water reservoirs across eight districts of Marathwada region in Maharashtra, leaving more than 870 villages parched. The useful water in the 814 reservoirs stood at 38 per cent on the same date last year, officials said today. As a result, more than 870 villages and 454 hamlets are parched and 1,188 tankers are supplying drinking water in the region, they

  • Maggi Ban

    Consumer court allows Nestle to go for fresh Maggi tests

    New Delhi: The apex consumer court on Monday sought Nestle India’s response on the government’s Rs.640-crore unfair trade practice class action suit related to Maggi noodles, allowed fresh tests in approved labs and fixed Sep 30 as the next date of hearing.

  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Now, Tendulkar to bat for Maharashtra’s tigers

    Mumbai: Cricket icon Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar will now bat for Maharashtra’s endangered big striped cats by becoming a ‘Tiger Ambassador’, an official said here on Monday.

  • Ambati Rayadu

    India A take on South Africa A in first four-day game

    Krishnagiri (Kerala): On a high after their limited overs tri-series final win over Australia A, India A will aim to take their recent form into the longer format when they take on South Africa A in their first four-day match which starts at the Krishnagiri Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa

    Jwala-Ashwini seeded No.1 at Vietnam Open

    Ho Chi Minh City: Top Indian women’s doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa have been seeded No.1 for the $50,000 Vietnam Open Grand Prix to be held at the Nguyen Du Stadium here from August 24 to 30.

  • Excited for Arjuna, Bajrang postpones travel to World C’ship

    New Delhi,: Excited about receiving the Arjuna award from the President of India, wrestler Bajrang has reworked his travel schedule for the World Championship in the USA and has decided to leave only after personally receiving the coveted honour.

  • Chung launches FIFA presidency bid, attacks Blatter

    South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-Joon on Monday launched his formal campaign for the FIFA presidency with a blistering attack on outgoing leader Sepp Blatter and a vow to fix the scandal-tainted world football body in four years. “Today FIFA is undergoing a profound crisis. Under these circumstances, the FIFA president must be a crisis manager and a reformer,” the 63-year-old Chung, a former FIFA vice president, told a press conference in Paris.

  • IndiGo orders 250 more Airbus aircraft, deal pegged at $25 bn

    New Delhi: Budget airline IndiGo on Monday said that it has finalised a pact with global aerospace major Airbus for the purchase of 250 A320neo aircraft. The deal is expected to be worth a little over $25 billion.

  • LG to put OLED first as Chinese LCD makers narrow gap

    Paju (South Korea): South Korea’s LG Display said today that it will change its investment priority to advanced displays called OLEDs as Chinese manufacturers quickly catch up with their South Korean rivals in the LCD market. LG Display Co, a supplier to Apple Inc, said that over the next three years it plans to spend 10 trillion won (USD 8.4 billion) on future displays including OLED, flexible displays and high-end LCD screens.