Free Press Journal
  • Easy lessons won’t help students learn better

    Toronto: Making lessons easier for students may not help them learn better. According to a Canadian study, making students struggle with problems by introducing difficulty in the problem will help them perform better in the long run. According to researchers, when students have to really think and evaluate what they have to do, this desirable difficulty contributes to meaningful learning.

  • Airbus ramps up Make in India, tops $500-mn annual procurement

    New Delhi: Every Airbus commercial aircraft produced today is partly ‘Made in India’, Airbus Group today said as the European aerospace major announced that it had exceeded the USD 500 million annual procurement mark from India in 2015.

  • World T20: MEA intervenes as Pak delegation faces visa glitch

    Amritsar: Before they were cleared to enter India to review the security arrangements for the Pakistan cricket team ahead of the T20 World Cup, the two-member delegation from Islamabad faced clearance issues at the Attari border here today following which the Ministry of External Affairs intervened to let the team through.

  • Shehzad replaces Khurram in Pak squad for World T20

    Karachi: Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shehzad has been called in the World T20 squad as a replacement for Khurram Manzoor. The decision in this regard has been conveyed to the International Cricket Council (ICC) by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in their final list. Shehzad has been included in the squad after Manzoor’s disappointing performance in the recently-concluded Asia Cup. He smashed mere 11 runs in the three matches which he played.

  • Indian-American leads research team against Clinton, Sanders

    Washington: As US presidential election gathers steam, a young Indian-American-led research team is set to bring two separate dossiers on Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the two Democratic Party frontrunners, that would raise serious questions on their candidature. The voluminous dossier against Clinton is based on publicly available resources and hundreds of petitions filed under the freedom of information act (FOIA) – similar to India’s Right to Information Act – which have been compiled by the Republican Party research team headed

  • Eight killed in Pakistan court bomb attack

    Islamabad: At least eight people were killed and 14 injured on Monday in a suicide attack in the premises of a court in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. The attacker was intercepted by police stationed in the premises as he attempted to enter the court, Dawn online quoted district police officer Sohail Khalid as saying.

  • ABB wins large robot order from Valmet Automotive for Mercedes SUV

    Zurich, Switzerland: ABB’s flexible and intelligent manufacturing technologies will help Valmet Automotive reduce investment costs, increase productivity and respond quickly to market demands. ABB will deliver over 250 robots to Valmet Automotive for use at its Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV body shop in Uusikaupunki, Finland. Production of the GLC sport utility vehicle will begin in early 2017.

  • Van Gaal blasts Mata of `damaging` Man Utd in West Brom drubbing

    London: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has slammed Juan Mata for receiving a red card, saying that the midfielder had ‘damaged’ the club’s chances of victory during their defeat to West Bromwich in the Premier League. The 27-year-old was sent off for the first time in his career just after 26 minutes.

  • Nancy Reagan passes away at 94

    New York: Nancy Reagan, the wife of former US president Ronald Reagan, passed away last night. She was 94 years old. Known for her devotion during Ronald Reagan’s eight years in the White House and decades outside it, Nancy died in her home in Los Angeles.

  • `Post-binge watching` blues may be real

    London: According to team of scientists, bingeing on your favourite Netflix series could be bad for your health. Scientists have suggested that when people get engrossed in a series, they could feel post-binge blues when they finally get to the end, the Mirror reported. Social acceptance of “binge-watching” has grown hugely in recent times and Collins Dictionary even declared “binge-watch” the word of the year for 2015.

  • NKorea threatens nuclear strikes over South-US military drills

    Seoul: North Korea threatened pre-emptive and “indiscriminate” nuclear strikes against South Korea and the United States today, as the two allies kicked off their annual, large-scale military exercises. The drills always raise tensions on the divided Korean peninsula and the situation is particularly volatile this year, given the North’s recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch and its fury over tough UN sanctions imposed in response.

  • Basit Ali likely to join as Pak batting consultant for World T20

    Karachi: Former Pakistan batsman Basit Ali, who is the current chief of junior selection committee, is likely to be offered the national team’s batting consultant role for the upcoming World T20 to be played in India. Basit, who appeared in 19 Tests and 50 ODIs for Pakistan, is expected to be added in the team management rather than replacing anyone for the T20 pinnacle event.

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    ‘Hero’ Kanhaiya has rattled Modi Govt.: Congress

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at the BJP-led NDA Government over the article published in the Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamna’, the Congress Party on Monday called JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar a ‘hero’ and said that his guts has rattled the ruling dispensation.

  • Rashid appeals for probe against Musharraf, Imran over links with RAW

    Lahore: Pakistan Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has appealed for an investigation against former military dictator General Pervez Musharraf and all those politicians who had supported him for their suspected links with India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Rashid’s comments come days after Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) senator Mustafa Kamal claimed that his party had ties with the Indian spy agency.

  • Hansal Manoj Bajpayee regale JNU with Aligarh

    Saturday afternoon saw the controversy-ridden Jawaharlal Nehru University rock to another sound of music. Hansal Mehta, his lead actor Manoj Bajpayee and writer Apurva Asrani took their film Aligarh to JNU. The show was a sell-out.

  • Poor sleep can give you `marijuana munchies`

    Washington D.C: So what do marijuana and poor sleep have in common? A recent study has suggested that falling behind on sleep can lead to a similar side effect of smoking pot. The University of Chicago study shows that sleep loss amplifies and extends blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating, particularly the guilty pleasures gained from sweet or salty, high-fat snack foods.

  • Billionaire Forbes’ Napoleon collection goes under the hammer

    Paris: US billionaire and francophile Christopher Forbes’ collection of artifacts from the life of Napoleon III and Napoleon Bonaparte’s wedding certificate went under the hammer over the weekend, drawing numerous buyers and museums, French auction house Osenat has said. “Ninety-nine per cent” of the collection — which included some 1,300 letters and manuscripts, and more than 500 paintings — sold during the two-day auction, Osenat said.

  • Suicide blast in Pak court leaves 8 dead

    Peshawar: At least eight people were killed and 15 others injured today when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a court in this northwestern Pakistani city, police said.