Free Press Journal
  • Russia reports attack on Syrian town from Turkey

    Moscow: The Russian military today said armed groups had attacked a Syrian town from Turkish territory, adding it had demanded an explanation from the United States.

  • Dhoni slams ‘bowler-friendly’ Asia Cup pitches

    Mirpur: Limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has criticised the bowler-friendly pitches seen so far in the ongoing Asia Cup T20, arguing that such tracks are not helping his batsmen’s preparations for next month’s World Twenty20 in India.

  • Pokemon turns 20!

    San Francisco: Pikachu, Squirtle, Charizard, and all their friends have turned 20 with the iconic Pokemon, one of the most successful video games of all time, completing two decades of entertainment. On February 27 in 1996, Pokemon Red and Green came out in Japan for the Game Boy. It spawned a series that has sold over 200 million copies.

  • CPI(M) main opponent of Congress in Kerala: Chandy

    Kozhikode: CPI(M) is the main opponent of Congress in Kerala, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has said, notwithstanding the strategy his party will adopt in West Bengal vis-a-vis the Left in the coming election.

  • Police to take cyber cell help over threat calls to Yechury

    New Delhi: Delhi Police is likely to rope in cyber cell to trace the numbers from which CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury claimed to have received multiple threat calls and messages and will take strict action, a senior officer said today.

  • Rohit undergoes x-ray after being hit on toe

    Mirpur: India opener Rohit Sharma today underwent a precautionary x-ray after being hit on the left toe in the very first ball he faced against Pakistan.

  • Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month

     Athens:  Greece today said the tally of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000 people, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them “trapped” in the country.

  • I have butterflies in my tummy, says Kashyap

    New Delhi: Racing against time to seal his Olympic berth, a fit-again Parupalli Kashyap is back in the hunt for the Rio spot after recovering from a series of injuries which derailed his preparation for the Summer Games.

  • ‘Tree man’ Abul needs 15 surgeries to get rid off rare warts

    Dhaka: A 26-year-old Bangladeshi man nicknamed “Tree Man” for extremely rare bark-like warts on his hands and feet will need about 15 more surgeries to remove the huge growths weighing at least 5 kilogrammes, a top surgeon said today.

  • Kejriwal vows to curb mining mafia in Punjab

    Batala: Alleging that a “mining mafia” in Punjab was extorting money from owners of stone crushing units, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal today vowed to put an end to the menace “within 24 hours” if his party comes to power in the 2017 Assembly election.

  • New programming method can control swarm of robots

    London: A new programming method previously used in manufacturing can be applied to control a swarm of robots to make use of robotics advantageous in areas where safety is a concern, says a new study.

  • Tried to clear ‘misconception’ about Nepal Constitution: Oli

    Kathmandu:  Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli today said he tried to clear the “misconception” about Nepal’s new Constitution during his India visit when he also assured the Indian leadership that he would not allow the Nepalese territory to be used against any of its neighbours.

  • India to establish lab to study gravitational waves: Modi

    New Delhi: India has decided to establish a Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) where gravitational waves can be studied, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday.

  • Reliance launches sub-Rs 7,000 LYF smartphones

    New Delhi: Reliance has introduced two entry-level range of LYF smartphones, LYF Wind 6 and LYF Flame 1 in sub-Rs 7,000 category. The two devices represent one of the most affordable and superior entry-level smartphones in the Indian market, said a press release by Reliance Jio.

  • Railways will not be privatised under NDA govt: Manoj Sinha

    Gwalior: Union Minister of State for Railways S Manoj Sinha said the public enterprise will not be privatised under the NDA rule, though investments from private players will be welcomed for its development. “We are not in favour of privatisation of Indian Railways at all under the NDA rule,” Sinha, who was in city yesterday to flag off Bhind (MP)-Etawah (UP) passenger train, told reporters.

  • CBFC should do away with the term ‘censorship’: Member

    Agra:  Urging the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to drop the term ‘censorship’, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, a member, has said that the board should stick to certification of films rather than meddling with the creative freedom of the filmmakers.

  • Atletico win away to Real in Madrid derby

    Madrid: Antoine Griezmann’s 53rd minute goal gave Spanish football club Atletico Madrid a deserved win away to neighbours Real Madrid in the Madrid derby here.