Free Press Journal
  • BCCI

    Will not host India-Sri Lanka T20, DDCA tells BCCI

    New Delhi: Snubbed by the Delhi High Court, Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) today officially intimated the BCCI that it will not be able to host the second India-Sri Lanka Twenty20 International scheduled to be held on February 12.

  • MPCC Chief Ashok Chavan

    Cong slams Maha govt in land allotment to Hema Malini

    Mumbai: Allotment of a prime piece of land to actress and BJP MP Hema Malini allegedly at a “throwaway price” by Maharashtra government today kicked up a storm with state Congress President Ashok Chavan accusing the BJP dispensation of violating rules and following “double standards”.

  • Indian-owned medical firm in UAE to provide healthcare at home

    Dubai: A Dubai-based Indian-owned healthcare firm has launched a programme aimed at providing medical services to the local community at their homes in the UAE. Aster DM Healthcare, which owns and operates a network of 290 units across the Middle East and India, said personalised services in the UAE are growing in demand along with increased flexibility and mobility of services.

  • Crash between Earth and forming planet gave birth to Moon

    Washington: A violent, head-on collision between the Earth and a forming planet 4.5 billion years ago created the Moon, claim researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), suggesting that this massive crash likely resulted in bsimilar chemical composition of both the Earth and the Moon.

  • Sensex Graph

    Italy’s black economy equals a third of GDP

    Rome: Italy’s black economy is worth at least 540 billion euros ($752 billion), or around a third of its gross domestic product (GDP), Eurispes research agency estimated in a report.

  • Aerobic exercise

    Exercising alone won’t lose weight: Study

    New York: Exercising is important in order to burn calories and stay fit. But a recent study says that exercise alone is not always enough to shed weight as our bodies adapt to higher activity levels and do not burn extra calories even if we exercise more.

  • Seoul sees THAAD deployment as helpful to security

    Seoul: South Korea’s defence ministry on Friday said deploying a US mobile missile defence system, dubbed Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) in the country would be helpful to its security and defence.

  • Indian realty company invests $50 mn in Africa

    Accra: Indian realty company Swami India International has invested more than $50 million to help construct affordable houses in three African countries, Gambia, Senegal and Ghana, the company’s project manager, Tarun K. Singh, has said.

  • NASA snap shows Pluto’s atmosphere in infrared wavelength

    New York: The US space agency NASA has released a photo taken by its New Horizons spacecraft that shows Pluto’s atmosphere in infrared wavelengths. It is the first image of the atmosphere made with data from the New Horizons Ralph/Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA) instrument.

  • Genes, Human body

    Male mice without Y genes can father offspring

    New York: In a first, a team of researchers has successfully replaced both Y chromosomes in mice by increasing expression of just two genes while preserving the male’s ability to produce offspring.

  • Maldives ready to extend Nasheed’s prison leave

    Colombo: The Maldives said today it could extend the prison leave granted to former president Mohamed Nasheed to go to London for medical treatment after he hinted at delaying his return. Nasheed, who is serving a 13-year jail term after being convicted on controversial terrorism-related charges, arrived in London last week.

  • Oommen chandy

    Cong shielding Chandy as it too faces graft charges: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today attacked Congress’ top brass over solar scam in poll-bound Kerala, alleging Sonia and Rahul Gandhi were protecting “corrupt” Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as they lacked moral authority to act against him since they too were facing graft charges in National Herald case.

  • Indian-fishermen

    Fishermen suspend indefinite stir

    Karaikal: Fishermen belonging to six coastal districts today suspended their five-day-old indefinite stir,seeking steps to secure release of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan Navy and their boats, following talks with authorities.

  • Pilots blamed for 2014 TransAsia crash on Taiwan island

    Taipei: Two TransAsia Airways pilots caused a 2014 plane crash that left 48 people dead by flying too low as they attempted to land on an island during a typhoon, Taiwan’s aviation authorities said today. Taiwan’s aviation body said the pilots flew below the minimum altitude required in poor visibility caused by Typhoon Matmo on July 23, 2014, in its final report into the airline’s second fatal accident in a year.

  • 11 central trade unions to observe strike on March 10

    New Delhi: Central trade unions, including BJP-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have decided to go on a strike on March 10, to protest against central as well as some state government’s “anti-worker” policies and changes in laws through labour reforms.

  • Indian eves beat mighty Australia for maiden series win

    Melbourne: The Indian women’s cricket team scripted history today by clinching its maiden Twenty20 series win over three-time world champion Australia with a comprehensive 10-wicket triumph in the rain-truncated second game, here today.

  • Provide air quality report during odd-even scheme: NGT to govt

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi government to submit a report on ambient air quality in the national capital during the implementation of the odd-even scheme. The direction came while hearing a plea seeking ban on three-wheelers running on two-stroke engine and quadricycles on the ground that they cause pollution.