Free Press Journal
  • Indian teams to compete during International Hockey festival

    New Delhi: India’s men’s hockey team will compete in a four-nation event while the women’s national team will be involved in a bilateral series with Australia under an International Hockey festival in Melbourne later this year. The men’s tournament, to be held in November, will feature India, hosts Australia, Malaysia and a fourth team to be confirmed later.

  • World T20: Sri Lanka start title defence against hopeful Afghans

    Kolkata: Struggling Sri Lanka would hope to regain their touch as they launch their title defence against qualifiers Afghanistan in the World Twenty20 at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.  Though the contest may turn out to be a cake walk for Sri Lanka, the unpredictability of the format always keeps cricket buffs guessing. What would give Afghanistan hope is the fact that Sri Lanka have been struggling recently. They first lost

  • Sammy backs embattled Russell to fire at World T20

    Johannesburg: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has thrown his support behind Andre Russell and called on his under-fire teammate to put his best foot forward in the World Twenty20.  West Indies, who lifted the coveted trophy in 2012, will begin their World T20 campaign when they will take on England on Wednesday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

  • Civil Aviation Minister Gajapati Raju

    Aviation must complement economic growth: Gajapathy Raju

    Hyderabad: Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said aviation sector should not become a bottleneck for economic activity and should complement the growth. “Aviation should not be a bottleneck for economic activity but in the contrary it should contribute. Government of India is interested in a shift. We would like to move towards Make in India and skill India, because India is providing skills to lot of countries in the world,”

  • Royal Enfield Himalayan Launched at Rs. 1.55 lac

    Royal Enfield has finally launched the Himalayan in India at Rs. 1,55,545 (ex-showroom, Maharashtra) and it will cost you Rs. 1,78,872 (on-road, Mumbai). The Himalayan was first unveiled on 2nd February 2016 in New Delhi followed by a media ride a few days ago. The 410cc machine is seen as the first proper entry level adventure motorcycle that will be available at a much affordable price tag in comparison to other bikes

  • Kailash Satyarthi at the IIT-B convocation in Mumbai on Saturday.

    Satyarthi wants to work with Bengal govt on anti-trafficking

    Kolkata: Praising West Bengal government’s flagship programme ‘Kanyashree’ for the girl child, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said he wants to work jointly with the West Bengal government on anti-trafficking issues. “I wrote a letter to her (Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee) that West Bengal has a great legacy of Nobel laureates and you consider me as one of your own supporter of West Bengal. I want to offer all my experience in this

  • Sting ops: CPI, TMC lock horns

    Kolkata: Asserting that the sting video of the TMC leaders taking bribes would have an impact on the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls, CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Wednesday demanded that a joint parliamentary committee should be formed to look into the matter and accordingly action should be initiated against those responsible.

  • China’s economy will not suffer a hard landing: Li

    Beijing: Allaying global concerns over the possibility of China’s struggling economy heading for a “hard landing”, Premier Li Keqiang said today that the world’s second largest economy has the ability to withstand financial risks.

  • Overweight mothers have larger babies

    London: Mothers who are overweight or obese during pregnancy give birth to larger babies, according to a new study. The research, led by the universities of Exeter and Bristol in the UK, also found that having higher blood glucose (sugar) during pregnancy causes babies to be born larger. Conversely, having higher blood pressure in pregnancy causes babies to be smaller.

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    Louis Berger bribery case probe not yet completed: Parsekar

    Panaji: The investigation into the Louis Berger bribery case “could not be completed in the absence of custodial interrogation of former Chief Minister Digamber Kamat,” Goa government informed the state Assembly.

  • KRK slams Hrithik, Kangana’s legal tiff

    New Delhi: Kamaal R. Khan aka KRK recently has voiced his opinion on the on-going legal trouble between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut.

  • Shriya Saran to star in ‘Baahubali 2’?

    New Delhi: Rumour has it that actress Shriya Saran has been roped in to join Rana Daggubati in S. S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus ‘Baahubali 2.’

  • Holding talks with ISIS ‘puppet’ Pak a waste of time: Swamy

    New Delhi: With External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj expected to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on the sidelines of the SAARC ministerial meeting in Kathmandu, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today said there will be no outcome of the meeting as the civilian government in Islamabad is a puppet in the hands of the ISI and the military.

  • Anxiety leads to bad decisions

    New York: Researchers have discovered why it is important to stay clam before taking any big decision in life. Anxiety disrupts brain activity that supports decision-making, says a study. Anxiety disengages a region of the brain called the prefrontal cortex (PFC), which is critical for flexible decision making, the findings showed. By monitoring the activity of neurons in the PFC while anxious rats had to make decisions about how to get a reward,

  • ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans raised by outsiders: JNU report

    New Delhi: Provocative slogans including ‘Bharat ko ragda do ragda'(India should be stamped out) and ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ were raised at controversial JNU event by a group of masked outsiders, a high-level inquiry committee of the varsity has said.

  • Accident

    Road fatalities on the rise in Goa; 316 people died in 2015

    Panaji: The number of road deaths is on the rise in Goa with 316 people losing their lives in 2015, State Legislative Assembly was told. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, in a written reply tabled on the floor of the House, stated that 297 people died in road accidents in 2013, which rose to 304 in 2014.

  • Lot of faith attached with Kapil Sharma’s new show: Sumona Chakravarti

    New Delhi: Actress Sumona Chakravarti says that there is lot of trust and faith attached with Kapil Sharma and the team with whom she worked in “Comedy Nights With Kapil”, and this is the reason why she decided to join the gang for the star comedian’s new offering “The Kapil Sharma show”.

  • Confident England take on Bangladesh

    Bengaluru: Riding high on a hat-trick of wins in the warm-up games, England will be looking to open their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 on a high when they take on Bangladesh here tomorrow. England, who had been World T20 champions in the past, are on a roll, having thrashed New Zealand twice and South Africa once in the warm-up matches.