Free Press Journal
  • Asia Cup: India restrict Sri Lanka to low total

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 137/9 in their Asia Cup Twenty20 cricket match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • ED gets court nod to extradite Lalit Modi from UK

    Mumbai, Mar 1 (PTI) A special court here today issued an order allowing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to begin extradition proceedings against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in connection with its money laundering probe against him and others.

  • RBI policy needs to be inflation, fiscal deficit driven: SBI

    New Delhi: The RBI needs to take into account the benign inflation as well as the government’s commitment on fiscal discipline next fiscal while formulating its monetary policy, SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said today.

  • US unleashes Delta Force in Iraq to target ISIS operatives

    Washington: The US has deployed its elite counter-terrorism unit Delta Force for covert operations in Iraq to capture or kill high ranking ISIS operatives and gather intelligence, according to a media report.

  • ‘Budget did nothing for medical device industry’

    New Delhi: Expressing disappointment over the Union budget, a medical device manufacturing body today claimed that nothing has been done in it to reduce the “humongous” import dependency in this sector. “I am highly disappointed that despite much hype about ‘Make-in-India’ where medical device was one of the flagship sectors to realize this mission, the budget has done nothing specific to boost manufacturing of medical device in the country or reduce our humongous

  • Sikh solider sues US military over ‘discriminatory’ testing

    New York: In a first of its kind lawsuit, a decorated Sikh-American soldier has sued the US military, alleging that because of his religious beliefs he is being subjected to “discriminatory” testing that no other soldier in the US Army goes through.

  • Bank guard who saved Rs.137 crore to be rewarded 

    Gurgaon: A bank guard who single-handedly saved Rs.137 crore in a bank from being looted during Haryana’s Jat protests deserves the highest gallantry award for civilians, a minister said on Tuesday.

  • New cancer drug candidate may treat Alzheimer’s disease

    New York: Opening a new window of opportunity for treating dementia, researchers have found that a drug compound created to treat cancer can restore memory in mice with Alzheimer’s like disease.

  • Will fast till AFSPA is repealed: Irom Sharmila

    Imphal: Civil rights activist Irom Sharmila has said she will continue to use the democratic weapon of fasting to demand the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, from Manipur though the chances of its success are very bleak.

  • Genes linked to stroke risk identified

    New York: In what is believed to be the largest study of its kind, an international team of researchers has identified new genes that predispose people to ischemic stroke, the cause of approximately 85 percent of all strokes.

  • Device ‘fingerprint’ technique to protect power grid

    New York:  Researchers have developed a new technology called “device fingerprinting” that could help address the unique security challenges of the electrical grid and other cyber-physical systems.

  • Woman accuses Ind MLA of torturing her, files complaint

    Bhubaneswar: Claiming herself as the daughter-in-law of Independent MLA Sanatan Mahakud, a woman today lodged an FIR accusing him physically and mentally torturing her, while the lawmaker from Keonjhar district denied the charges terming it as “baseless.”

  • NASA

    NASA begins work on quieter supersonic passenger jets

    Washington:  NASA has started work towards developing quieter supersonic commercial jets that do not produce the disruptive boom currently associated with such planes and provide accessible, affordable passenger flight at record speeds.

  • Preity Zinta gets married to beau in Los Angeles?

    New Delhi: With veteran actor Kabir Bedi congratulating Preity Zinta on her marriage, social media was abuzz with reports that the Bollywood actress has already said “I do” to her American beau Gene Goodenough in a hush-hush ceremony in Los Angeles.

  • Missing Hong Kong bookseller resurfaces in TV interview

    Hong Kong: A Hong Kong bookseller missing for two months has reappeared in an interview with Chinese media, insisting he wasn’t abducted and instead crossed illegally into mainland China to help authorities with an investigation.

  • Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping

    India cannot afford to lose China’s support: Chinese daily

    Beijing: India cannot afford to lose China’s support by joining the US in patrolling the disputed South China Sea as it needs Chinese help for economic growth and for success of BRICS, a state-run daily said today.

  • Nimrat Kaur

    Nimrat Kaur to start shooting for ‘Wayward Pines’ soon

    New Delhi: Nimrat Kaur will soon jet off to Vancouver, Canada, to shoot for Manoj Night Shyamalan’s TV series “Wayward Pines”, and hopes to have a bundle full of “fun” with the show’s foreign cast.

  • IS suicide bombers penetrate Iraq army HQ, kill general

    Baghdad: The bombers attacked a regimental headquarters in the Haditha area of Anbar province late yesterday, killing Staff Brigadier General Ali Aboud, Lieutenant Colonel Farhan Ibrahim and four others, the sources said.