Free Press Journal
  • UK wants to talk to Wenger on doping in football

    London: The UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) agency chief Nicole Sapstead said she will “value the opportunity” to talk to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger about his comments on doping in football.

  • Titan launches smartwatch ‘JUXT’ in three variants

    New Delhi: Titan Company Ltd, the world’s fifth largest watchmaker, launched its most edgy smartwatch ‘JUXT’ in partnership with global technology giant HP Inc. Speaking about the product, Managing Director, Titan, Bhaskar Bhat, said: “Today, as we take our first step into the world of smartwatches, we once again, place the consumer at the heart of our approach. Our offering is a classic timepiece with features that are useful and relevant.”

  • Adel Bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir

    Saudi minister avoids questions on acquiring nukes from Pak

    Washington: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir has refused to publicly speak on reports that Riyadh was trying to buy nuclear weapons from Pakistan, but said the Kingdom will do whatever it takes to protect itself.

  • Hope marines can stay in Italy during arbitration: Rome

    Rome: Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said the government hoped the two Italian marines facing murder trial in India over the killing of two fisherman could stay in Italy during international arbitration of the case.

  • Parrikar addresses media

    Killing civilians is condemnable: Manohar Parrikar

    New Delhi: Expressing his grief over the loss of lives in the terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan which left 21 people dead, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that any act of violence aimed at killing civilians is ‘condemnable’.

  • Nasheed leaves for UK for urgent medical treatment

    Colombo: Mohamed Nasheed, the former Maldivian president serving a 13-year jail sentence on terror charges, today left for London for urgent surgery after a brief stop over in Sri Lanka, his party has said.

  • Threat letter: Goa Police to quiz two govt officials

    Panaji: Goa Police today said it will question two government officials who initially went through a letter threating to harm Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. “We will have to first record statements of the person who collected the letter and also the one who read it for the first time,” a senior police official attached to Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Goa Police which is probing the case told PTI

  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi data from buses can improve transit systems

    Washington: Transportation engineers from the University of Washington (UW) have developed an inexpensive system to sense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from bus passengers’ mobile devices and collect data to build better transit systems. The technology, tested on UW shuttle buses, collects data about where bus riders get on and off, how many people use a given stop and even how long they wait to transfer to another bus.

  • Renowned dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai no more

    Ahmedabad: Renowned classical dancer and Padma Bhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai, who was wife of father of India’s space programme Dr Vikram Sarabhai, passed away here today due to old age-related problems. She was 97.

  • Airlift to show pictures of real life evacuation

    In a startling development, the real will come together with the reel in debutant director Raja Krishna Menon’s Airlift. The film, for those who came in late, is about the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussain in 1990 and the stranded Indians who were rescued by one Indian businessman Ranjit Katyal.

  • Sushant singh Rajput

    My biggest challenge was to convince myself I was Dhoni – Sushant Singh Rajput

    Sushant Singh Rajput who turns 30 on January 21 is the only actor of his generation to have done so little work and yet such a variety of roles in such a short span of time. He began with the role of the Gujju cricketer on Kai Po Che in 2013, and moved to a playing the over-sexed small town boy in Shuddh Desi Romance. After the triumphant performance as Detective Byomkesh

  • EC asks govt to allow use of device to enhance voter secrecy

    New Delhi: The Election Commission has asked the government to amend electoral rules to allow it to introduce a new device to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern. As per existing rules, votes in the electronic voting machines (EVMs) are to be counted polling station-wise, which leads to situations where voting patterns in various localities or pockets become known to everyone.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina likely to meet Ratchanok in Thailand Masters finals

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and former World Champion Intanon Ratchanok are likely to clash in the finals of the Thailand Masters as the two have been drawn in opposite halves in the USD 1,20,000 Grand Prix Gold tournament to be held in Bangkok from February 8 to 13.

  • Bopanna- Mergea romp into Australian Open third round

    Melbourne: Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea on Thursday claimed a straight-set win over the Australian pair of Omar Jasika and Nick Kyrgios to advance to the second round of the Australian Open.

  • German brewers cheer 500th birthday of beer purity law

    Berlin: German brewers will be clinking glasses this year to the 500th anniversary of their “purity law”, even as craft label designers complain the decree is cramping their style.

  • Family of cousin of Paris attacker file murder complaint

    Paris: The family of Hasna Aitboulahcen, a cousin of alleged Paris attacks ringleader Abdelhamid Abaaoud who helped him on the run and died with him in a police raid, have filed a murder complaint, their lawyer said.

  • Twitter

    S Korean acquitted for following North on Twitter

    Seoul: A South Korean court said today it had acquitted a man of sympathising with North Korea for following its Twitter account, arguing that simply reading Pyongyang’s social media posts did not violate Seoul’s security laws.