Free Press Journal
  • South African Cricketer, AB de Velliers during their training session prior to the 2nd T20 Match against India at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday.

    AB De Villiers out for 85 as India reduce SA to 177/7 at tea

    Bengaluru: AB de Villiers stood tall amidst ruins in his 100th appearance as Indian spinners dominated the proceedings, reducing South Africa to a miserable 177 for seven at tea on the opening day of the second cricket Test here today. De Villiers was out off the last delivery before tea after scoring a stylish 85 off 105 balls with 11 boundaries and a six. It was Wriddhiman Saha, who effected a brilliant catch

  • Umesh, Bhuvneshwar, Gurkeerat released for Ranji Trophy

    Bengaluru: Cricketers Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Gurkeerat Singh Mann were on Saturday released from the Indian team to join their respective state teams for Ranji Trophy duties.

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    Mario inspires Spain to 2-0 victory over England

    Alicante (Spain): Mario Gaspar’s wonder goal inspired Spain to a 2-0 victory over England in an international friendly match. The back five picked themselves, starting with Iker Casillas, Mario Gaspar and Jordi Alba at full-back and Barcelona teammates Marc Bartra and Gerard Pique partnering each other in central defence following Sergio Ramos’ shoulder injury.

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    ICC gives go ahead to MCL

    Dubai: The Masters Champions League, a Twenty20 league planned for retired cricketers in the UAE next year, has got the approval of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Although the ICC is yet to issue an official statement, sources in the governing body told PTI that the league has been given a No Objection Certificate (NOC). In the first edition slated to start on January 22, six teams will accommodate a total of 90

  • France beat Germany 2-0 in friendly match

    Paris: France beat Germany 2-0 in a game overshadowed by terror attacks in Paris. The game was held in the Stade de France where two big bangs were heard in the first half outside. But the game was not halted.

  • Paris attacks: Where it happened

    Paris: Over 150 people were killed in the terror attacks in Paris at multiple sites. The locations, according to French media reports:

  • US urged to revive India-Pakistan talks

    Washington: A top US think-tank has urged the Obama administration to persuade India to resume talks with Pakistan to reduce tensions in South Asia. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) also pressed the US to keep its forces in Afghanistan till 2017 to redress India’s concerns, the Dawn newspaper reported.

  • No report of Indians killed in Paris: Indian embassy 

    Paris: There is no report yet of any Indian killed or wounded in the deadly Paris terror attacks, the Indian embassy here said on Saturday. “As of now there is no report of any Indian being killed,” Deputy Chief Manish Prabhat told TimesNow television channel.

  • French seek friends, shelter on social media after attacks

    Paris: French people took to social media to find friends and relatives, search for shelter and tell the world they were safe today, after a wave of attacks across Paris left 120 people dead. Internet users posted poignant appeals on Twitter to find their loved ones who had been at the scenes of the bloodshed, including at the Stade de France stadium and a rock gig at the Bataclan theatre.

  • Eating sweet foods may help control your diet!

    Washington: Eating sweet foods causes the brain to form a memory of the meal, which may help us control our eating habits, a new study has found. “We make decisions like ‘I probably won’t eat now. I had a big breakfast.’ We make decisions based on our memory of what and when we ate,” said Marise Parent, professor in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University in US.

  • Breakaway Taliban say senior militant wounded but alive

    Kandhar: A spokesman for a breakaway Taliban faction has denied reports that a senior figure was killed. Manan Niazi said today that Mullah Mansoor Dadullah is “seriously wounded” but gave no further details. Officials in Zabul province, where rival Taliban groups have been fighting for a week, said Dadullah was killed in an ambush Wednesday. Dadullah is deputy leader of a dissident Taliban faction set up on November 1 with the election of

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    Italian convicted of supplying prostitutes to Silvio Berlusconi

    Rome: A former Italian businessman has been sentenced to seven years and 10 months in prison for paying prostitutes to join parties with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Several others accused along with Gianpaolo Tarantini also received prison terms, including 16 months for Sabrina Beganovic, believed to be the organiser of the parties, according to the verdict read to reporters by the judge at the court in the southern town of Bari.

  • diabetes risk

    Potassium-rich diet may protect kidney, heart of diabetics

    Tokyo: Consuming a diet rich in potassium may help protect the heart and kidney health of patients with type 2 diabetes, a new study has claimed. Kidney failure and heart disease are common life-threatening complications of diabetes. Individuals with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing kidney failure and heart disease.

  • Indian leaders condemn terror strikes in Paris

    New Delhi: India today condemned the multiple terror strikes in Paris that left over 120 dead, with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the country stands firmly behind the people of France in this difficult hour.

  • 3 jailed in China for hunting endangered red ibises birds

    Beijing: Three men have been handed down jail terms ranging from six to nine years for shooting dead highly endangered red ibises in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. The three men, all natives of southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, were accused of killing two red ibises with homemade guns in the woods of Liuba County in Hanzhong City on June 4, the county court said in a verdict yesterday.

  • Paris attack: French President vows ‘merciless’ retaliation

    New Delhi: In an attack that is being touted as the deadliest of its kind that Paris has faced since World War II which has left the nation reeling from grief, French President Hollande in a strong message swore to the country that he intends to take revenge on those who committed the ‘barbaric’ act. In a brief address near the Bataclan theatre where around 100 people who were attending a rock concert

  • Nitish Kumar resigns, Bihar assembly to be dissolved

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday submitted his resignation to Governor Ramnath Kovind after the cabinet decided to recommend the dissolution of the outgoing assembly.
    “Nitish Kumar met the governor and submitted his resignation to him and informed about the cabinet decision,” an official said. The governor accepted the resignation but requested him to continue as caretaker chief minister till a new government is formed.

  • Paris Attack victims

    It’s war here: recalls Paris attacks witness

    Paris: An unnamed witness at the Bataclan rock concert where over 150 people were massacred by terrorists in a string of attacks in Paris on Friday night, recalled it as “war”, BBC reported. “It was a concert where the music was loud. I heard the shots, I turned around and I saw a silhouette with a cap who stood near the back door. He fired in my direction,” BBC quoted the witness as

  • Nation remembers Nehru on 126th birth anniversary

    New Delhi: The nation today fondly remembered the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 126th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari leading the country in paying homage to him.

  • Climate change to destroy sharks’s hunting ability

    Sydney: With the increase in level of carbon dioxide (CO2) and warmer oceans, the hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by the end of the century, a study warns. Warmer waters and ocean acidification will have major detrimental effects on sharks’ ability to meet their energy demands, the study said.