Free Press Journal
  • Environment has extensively shaped human brain

    New York : Human brains have evolved to be more responsive to environmental influences than chimpanzee brains, which may account for part of human evolution, says a new study, reports IANS.

  • After eight years, Dhoni may play domestic cricket

    Bengaluru : India’s limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to feature in domestic cricket after a gap of eight years as he is likely to play for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy next month in case the Pakistan series does not happen. Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) secretary Rajesh Verma said that the star cricketer has expressed his desire to play for the state team. “We have spoken to Dhoni and

  • Emoji crowned word of the year

    Experts at Oxford Dictionaries’ said the symbol “embodies a core aspect of living in a digital world that is visually driven, emotionally expressive, and obsessively immediate”. (more…)

  • World’s oldest surviving Olympian passes away at 103

    Beijing : Guo Jie, the world’s oldest surviving Olympian who had represented China in the discus at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, has passed away at the age of 103. Guo died on Sunday and his funeral was held on Tuesday in Xi’an, the capital city of northwestern China’s Shaanxi Province, reports Xinhua.

  • Delhi panel recommends suspension of scam-hit DDCA

    New Delhi : In a blow to DDCA, a Delhi government-appointed inquiry panel today recommended its immediate suspension by the BCCI for alleged irregularities including financial bunglings and said an interim committee of professional cricketers should manage affairs of the game in the capital. The report came amid continuing uncertainty over the venue for the fourth and final cricket Test between India and South Africa with Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) seeking a

  • Bullies at higher risk of eating disorders

    New York : Not just victims, even bullies themselves are at an increased risk for anxiety, depression and eating disorders, a new study says, reports IANS.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You won’t face any difficulty today. There will be success in politics social work and at workplace also. There will be gains through opposite sex. Your public relations skills will be put to use.

  • Goa in seventh heaven

    Dudu, Haokip hat-tricks help hosts beat Mumbai by record margin

  • Atletico gear up for Chennaiyin challenge

    Kolkata : Boosted by the return of marquee player Helder Postiga and new recruit Dejan Lekic, defending champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) will take on bottom placed side Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League outing on Wednesday. It was Postiga’s brace which enabled ATK to win the first leg match between the two sides 3-2 in Chennai. But Postiga injured his hamstring in the process and was ruled out for a lengthy period

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    Now, jihadi is a common enemy

    The two-day G-20 Summit held in Antalya, the picturesque resort town in Turkey on the Mediterranean, was overshadowed by the Paris attack. It was natural, therefore, for terror and its nearest proximate cause — the on-going war in Syria — to dominate the proceedings. In this becalming background, heads of State and government representing the most powerful nations did try to put aside their differences to try and devise a common strategy

  • Couple of wins can turn things around for us, says Materazzi

    Kolkata : Bottom-placed Chennaiyin FC are hoping for a turnaround in Kolkata, something that will keep their playoff hopes alive in the second edition of the Indian Super League football tournament. “We are still not able to play to our potential but we’re still hopeful of a turnaround. Two-three wins can turn the table,” head coach Marco Materazzi told a news conference on the eve of their match against Atletico de Kolkata. Materazzi admitted that


    Bring skill exports into limelight

    The Prime Minister has been promoting “Make in India” during his visits to foreign countries. It is indeed necessary to push our exports in an increasingly globalised world. The question is whether we push for exports of manufactured goods or of services. The difficulties to be faced in increasing the exports of manufactured goods can be seen in the emerging crisis in China. The demand for Chinese goods in the developed countries

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    Terror is terror: Stop the game of alibis

    The terrorist assault on cities began in Mumbai: not Mumbai 2008, but Mumbai 1993. A series of coordinated bomb blasts in February 1993 had an impact far greater than the destruction of half a dozen buildings. The thesis that a humungous metropolis constitutes a soft spot has been proved often since 1993 across the world. It is porous, and therefore particularly vulnerable to those whose only objective is terror, best achieved by

  • Habas eyeing ‘magic number 12’

    Kolkata : Defending champions Atletico de Kolkata are relishing at the prospect of concluding the league stage with four home matches as head coach Antonio Habas said the magic number would be 12 to make their successive playoffs in the ISL football tournament. “The magic number is 12 points. I’m not looking too far ahead but our focus is on winning today,” the ISL winning coach said, even as the target seems stiff as

  • Imperturbable Wakaskar lead Railways fightback

    Mumbai : Opener Saurabh Wakaskar displayed immense calmness and patience on his way to an unbeaten century to shore Railways’ after they conceded a 114-run first innings lead to Mumbai on Day Three of their Group B Ranji Trophy game. The 24-year-old left-handed former Baroda batsman, who moved to Western Railway after getting a job as a clerk at the beginning of this season, batted for nearly the entire day to remain unbeaten with

  • Raina ton puts UP in control

    Kanpur : Skipper Suresh Raina smashed an unbeaten 145 as Uttar Pradesh declared their second innings on 273 for five to gain complete control against Tamil Nadu on Day 3 of the Group B Ranji Trophy match on Tuesday. Chasing a mammoth 391 to win the four-day encounter at the Green Park, Tamil Nadu were 5 for no loss at stumps with skipper Abhinav Mukund (3 batting) and Baba Aparajith (0 batting). After bundling out

  • Saina Nehwal pulls out of Hong Kong Open

    Kowloon (Hong Kong) : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will be missing in action at the Hong Kong Open due to an injury and in her absence P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will lead the Indian charge at the Superseries event starting today. The 25-year-old Saina finished runners up last week at the China Open Super Series Premier but during her final clash against China’s Li Xuerui, she felt severe pain in her leg