Free Press Journal
  • Maxwell denies criticizing Kohli

    Sydney, J: Hard-hitting Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell on Friday said it was “completely untrue” that he was a critic of Indian captain Virat Kohli.

  • New cartilage tissue grown from cow knee joints cells

    London: Scientists have successfully used cartilage cells from cow knee joints to grow cartilage tissue similar to that present in human joints, an advance that may lead to new treatments for osteoarthritis. Using primary bovine chondrocytes, ie cartilage cells from cows, the researchers improved methods to grow cartilage tissue in a laboratory environment.

  • Al-Jazeera says 3 of its reporters in Yemen likely kidnapped

    Dubai: Three Al-Jazeera journalists working in war-ravaged Yemen who went missing this week likely have been kidnapped, the satellite news network says, the latest reporters targeted in the civil war gripping the Arab world’s poorest country. Reporter Hamdi al-Bokari and crew members Abdulaziz al-Sabri and Moneer al-Sabai were last seen Monday night in Taiz, a city in southern Yemen that’s been the scene of heavy fighting for months now, the Qatari broadcaster said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    India can stand out with reforms, planning: Jaitley

    Davos: India can stand out in the gloomy global economic situation with headwinds from China and the US if it continues with “reforms and responsible economic planning”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said expressing confidence that the country will prove its resilience. Stating that there is a mood of concern among the global leaders and other participants at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting here, Jaitley said India must carry on the

  • Sensex surges 473 pts to recover from 20-month low

    Mumbai: Equities staged a sharp pullback rally today to recover from 20-month low as the benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 473 points to 24,435.66, tracking gains in global markets on hopes of a fresh stimulus from the euro zone and rebound in oil prices.

  • awards returning

    Some writers have agreed to take back awards: Sahitya Akademi

    New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi today said some of the writers, including Nayantara Sahgal, have agreed to take back the awards they had returned citing ‘growing intolerance’ in the country. “Sahitya Akademi has started sending back the awards to the writers…It has already been sent to Nayantara Sahgal. Another writer Nand Bhardwaj has also agreed to take back the award. It would be sent to other writers as well,” Sahitya Akademi president Vishwanath Prasad

  • Caste Reservation

    ABVP demands quota for SC, ST students in AMU

    Aligarh: Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has urged the Union HRD Ministry to take steps for revoking the provisions that allow Aligarh Muslim University deny quota admission to SC/ST students. In a memorandum to HRD Minister Smriti Irani yesterday, ABVP’s state organisation secretary Deepak Rishi alleged that AMU was “misusing” certain provisions of minority institution status for not granting SC/ST students quotas in admission.

  • Sterling Holidays Daman

    Beaches and festivals – Come, explore Daman and Diu

    Natural beauty, serenity and peacefulness are the attributes that define Daman and Diu most appropriately. A Portuguese territory for more than four centuries, the two union territories became part of the Indian Republic in 1961. A site where history, heritage and cultural diversity come together, it proudly houses a variety of traditions. While Daman and Diu is widely popular for its scenic mesmerising attractions, it has a rich significance in the chapters of history.

  • 2 Iranian nationals held with ‘fake’ passport in Chennai

    Chennai: Two Iranian nationals have been arrested at the airport here for trying to fly to London allegedly on fake passports, officials said today. The two accused- a man and a woman aged 25 and 35 respectively –were detained late last night when they arrived to board a London-bound flight of a private alirline, police and Immigration officials said.

  • Insurance as an Investment Option

    The basic purpose of a life insurance policy is to provide a life cover to an individual and financial security to his family upon his death. Though traditionally, Indians have chosen to invest in insurance plans (mainly money-back or endowment) that offer returns too, their expectations haven’t been fully met. For good returns, they have often eyed other financial instruments such as direct equity, fixed deposits, PPF, etc. But then, these instruments don’t offer

  • Steve Smith seeks return of pace and bounce on Australian pitches

    Sydney: Australia captain Steve Smith is disappointed with the uncharacteristically flat pitches in the ongoing series against India and wants the tracks to have their original pace and bounce to ensure a fair contest.

  • Mahesh Bhupathi loses at Australian Open

    Melbourne: Mahesh Bhupathi’s comeback trail to the circuit was cut short here on Friday as the Indian tennis veteran, with Luxembourgish Gilles Muller, lost their men’s doubles second round in straight sets to the Bryan brothers at the Australian Open here on Friday.

  • Nepal unrest: No solution in sight, Terai death toll 59

    Kathmandu: With Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his party CPN-UML hardening their stance against the more than five-month-old Madhesi agitation in the Himalyan nation’s southern terai region for a more representative constitution, a resolution receded even farther as three protestors died in police firing on Thursday in the south-eastern Morang district.

  • Moody

    Moody’s places ONGC, OVL rating on review for downgrade

    New Delhi: Moody’s Investors Service today placed the ratings of state-run oil producers ONGC and its subsidiary ONGC Videsh “on review for downgrade” on slumping oil prices, weakening demand and prolonged period of oversupply.