Free Press Journal
  • Sunil Gavaskar a commentator, cannot decide on venue: OCA

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) today reacted sharply to Sunil Gavaskar’s plea for banning international cricket at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack for unruly crowd behaviour, saying the former India captain has no authority to take a decision on the matter. “Sunil Gavaskar is not the authority to take a decision about venue of international cricket matches. He is just a commentator,” OCA Secretary Asirbad Behera said here.

  • Afridi will struggle to find place in WC T20 squad, says Sarfraz

    Karachi: Expressing doubt over the selection of all-rounder Shahid Afridi in the squad for the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, former Test cricketer Sarfraz Nawaz has said that it would be tough for the former to find a place if he will not be appointed the skipper.

  • Lewis Hamilton, Belgian GP

    Raikkonen impressed by Ferrari’s progress

    Sochi (Russia): Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen said Ferrari have “surprised” themselves with their performance in some races this season, but admitted that the remaining weakness of their car won’t be solved this year.

  • Sachin Tendulkar

    Sachin peps up Kerala Blasters for opener, rain stays away

    Kochi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar arrived here on Tuesday afternoon to see Indian Super League (ISL) football team Kerala Blasters, which he co-owns, take on North East United FC in their first match in the second edition.

  • Indrani

    Indrani discharged from hospital, back in jail

    Mumbai: After spending five days in hospital for treatment for an unknown affliction, Indrani Mukerjea, one of the three prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was discharged from hospital and returned to jail here on Tuesday evening, officials said.

  • Satish Upadhyay

    Khaas aadmi’ AAP showing true colours: BJP

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday questioned the priority of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following the recommendation that the salary of the MLAs be increased by four times and said the ruling party has in true sense become the ‘khaas aadmi’.

  • AAP’s “Aam MLAs” want lavish salaries with 400% hike

    New Delhi: Salary and allowances of Delhi MLAs may see a whopping two-and-half fold hike from current Rs 88,000 per month to Rs 2.10 lakh if recommendations of an expert panel are accepted by the government. The three-member committee chaired by former Secretary General of Lok Sabha PDT Achary, in its report submitted to Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, has favoured a 400 per cent hike in basic salary of MLAs from Rs

  • Nayantara returns Sahitya award, protests rising intolerance

    New Delhi: Eminent author and niece of Jawaharlal Nehru, Nayantara Sehgal today returned the Sahitya Akademi award in protest against increasing intolerance towards right to dissent in the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “silence” on the “reign of terror”. Sehgal, who received a Sahitya Akademi award in 1986 for her English novel ‘Rich Like Us (1985)’, said, “The ruling ideology today is a fascist ideology and that is what is worrying me

  • Omar Abdullah

    Govt trying to divide opposition: Omar

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hit out at the state government for suspending only NC members in the state legislature, saying the government was trying to “divide the ranks of a united opposition”. “By suspending only @JKNC_ members in both houses the Govt has betrayed it’s true intentions – to divide the ranks of a united opposition,” Omar wrote on Twitter.

  • NASA image shows India-Pakistan border at night 

    Washington: An image of India-Pakistan border taken from the International Space Station (ISS) shows one of the few places on the Earth where an international boundary can be seen at night.

  • Tuna fish

    Fish could be the greatest athletes on the planet

    Melbourne: If fish could take part in athletics, they would perhaps beat almost all other animals, say scientists who have found that the oxygen delivery system in fish is up to 50-times more effective than that in humans. Scientists have discovered that fish are far more effective at delivering oxygen throughout their body than almost any other animal, giving them the athletic edge over other species.

  • Russian violation of Turkish airspace no accident: NATO

    Brussels: Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace “does not look like an accident”, Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said. According to Turkish authorities, the Russian SU-30 warplane breached Turkish airspace for hundreds of metres in the district of Yayladagi in Hatay province for two minutes at 12:10 p.m. on October 3, but returned to Syrian airspace after one warning.

  • Young Indian couple charred to death in Dubai house fire

    Dubai: A young Indian couple has been charred to death when a fire broke out in their flat here in what police suspect a “criminal act”, media reports said today. A call was received yesterday afternoon about the fire in an apartment on the second floor of the residential building in Al Hamriya area. Fire crews found the bodies of a young woman and man completely burnt inside the room. Dubai Police then

  • New smartphone app to improve food safety checks

    Washington: A new smartphone app has been developed that could replace the traditional clipboards to help food inspectors inconspicuously collect data related to food safety observations. Food safety practices used by food handlers are often monitored for research, inspection and regulatory purposes. However, if surveillance is not concealed, it can result in unintended behavioural changes, according to Catherine Cutter, professor at the Pennsylvania State University in US.

  • Traverse the magnificent architecture of Mandu

    No matter what place we go, we often tend to stumble on its history. ‘The heart of India’- Madhya Pradesh beats for its places which are bound to take you back in time. A place that has been celebrated for its magnificent history is Mandu.

  • Pilot dies during flight, co-pilot lands plane safely in NY

    New York: In a mid-air tragedy, an American Airlines captain died during a flight from Phoenix to Boston, forcing his co-pilot to make an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York, officials said. Captain Michael Johnston, 57, was piloting the Airbus A320 plane with 147 passengers and five crew members when he became gravely ill and later died. The co-pilot then took control of the plane and landed the jet safely.

  • ‘More than one third of Nobel Prize winners studied in the UK’

    London: More than a third of Nobel prize winners who studied abroad were educated at British universities and the international student winners of the coveted award are greater than any other country, according to a new report. Fifty international student winners of the coveted award have been educated at UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge – more than any other country. The British Council study, which comes in the week the Nobel Institute

  • UK hacked routers in Pak to identify terrorists: Snowden

    London: Britain secretly obtained vast amounts of communications data from Pakistan to identify terrorists by hacking into routers in the country made by an American firm, according to US whistleblower Edward Snowden. The former intelligence contractor with the US National Security Agency (NSA) said that the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), British intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence, has been monitoring Pakistan’s communication data.

  • Aamir, Rohit extend help to ailing filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and director Rohit Shetty have come forward to give financial help to the filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi, who has been diagnosed with a malignant tumour in kidney. Lajmi, known for off-beat and women-centric films such as “Rudaali” and “Daman”, is facing a financial crisis after being diagnosed with tumour in the left kidney.