Free Press Journal
  • Suspected MH370 debris arrives in Australia for verification

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian officials said on Sunday that two pieces of suspected debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 have arrived in Australia for verification. Both pieces of debris arrived in Australia on Sunday and the verification process would commence in Canberra on Monday by an international investigation team, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

  • PPP to protest lifting of Musharraf’s travel ban

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lawmakers will protest against the federal government’s decision to lift the travel ban against former president Pervez Musharraf during the Sindh Assembly session tomorrow. Sources in the PPP unveiled that the party may move a resolution in the assembly against the federal government’s move.

  • New high-tech glove turns hand gestures into music

    Houston: Love tapping your hand to a beat while sitting at your desk or a park bench? A US-based startup has created a high-tech glove that can turn those hand gestures into music. The glove, called the Remidi T8 wearable instrument, is equipped with pressure-sensitive sensors along its fingertips and palm.

  • Bollywood can help promote ghazals: Manjari

    Mumbai: Noted Hindustani vocalist Manjari says the Hindi film industry can play a huge role in promoting ghazals. The Mumbai-based South Indian playback singer, who has sung several songs in Tamil, Telugu and Kannada, says Bollywood can popularise ghazals the same way that the Sufi songs are gaining a foothold.

  • 10 detonators recovered from suspicious bag in Ujjain hostel

    Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh): The Ujjain Police have recovered 10 detonators and around one kilogram of explosive material from the suspicious bag which was stashed yesterday in a hostel room in the temple city.

  • Need to improve our batting, says Shoaib Malik

    Kolkata: Expressing surprise over the Eden Garden pitch, Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik has blamed the batsmen for his side’s loss to arch-rivals India in the World Twenty2o group encounter here on Saturday. “Losing and winning are part of the game but the fact remains we need to improve in a few areas, especially our batting. Even though the pitch was tough to bat on, I feel we could have set a better target.”

  • Jaitley defends PPF rate cut attacks Congress

    New Delhi:Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday defended the government’s decision to slash interest rates on PPF and national small savings, saying this was part of a routine procedure.

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    Mehbooba to hold meeting apprise PDP leaders on J K deadlock

    Srinagar: Amid a deadlock over formation of a new government in Jammu and Kashmir in alliance with the BJP, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti is likely to hold a meeting in two to three days to chart out her party’s future course of action.

  • Russian workers comb debris-laden plane crash site

    Rostov-on-don: Emergency workers today finished combing the debris-laden runway of an airport in southern Russia where a plane carrying 62 people, including an Indian couple, crashed killing all on board. FlyDubai’s Boeing 737-800 from Dubai nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball after trying to land for a second time in strong winds in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don.

  • Toppling govts by blatant use of money BJP’s new model: Rahul

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi today mounted a sharp attack on the Prime Minister and the BJP in the wake of the Uttarakhand crisis, saying it has exposed the “true face of Modiji’s BJP” and declared that the Congress would fight this “demagoguery with democracy”.

  • Two Thai police officials face probe over students’ death

    Bangkok: A Thai anti-corruption commission will investigate police officials who were accused of mishandling a probe into a car crash that killed two students last week, the media reported on Sunday. Post-graduate students Kritsana Thaworn and Thanthaphat Horsaengchai, who were both pursuing Master’s degrees at Bangkok’s Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya Buddhist University, were killed when a Mercedes-Benz slammed at high speed into the rear of their vehicle.

  • Belief in God increases by imagining ‘what might have been’

    New York: A person’s faith in God increases when he or she thinks of “what might have been” if an important event would have turned out bad, a study says, showing how believers confirm their religious conviction via deliberate and rational cognitive processes. “I became intrigued by the question of how people perceive God as an active, trustworthy and giving influence in their everyday lives,” said lead study author Anneke Buffone from the

  • Twitter facial analysis shows who is with Trump and Hillary

    New York : While Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton enjoys substantial female support among politicians, there is good evidence that her popularity among average Democratic women has fallen sharply, according to a facial analysis of Twitter users. Researchers from University of Rochester in the US analysed the Twitter follower demographics of Clinton and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.

  • British Crown courts may allow TV cameras for first time

    London: TV cameras could be allowed into crown courts in England and Wales for the first time, as part of a pilot scheme proposed by the justice ministry, the media reported on Sunday.  According to the scheme, sentencing remarks made by senior judges at eight courts, including London’s Old Bailey, would be filmed but not broadcast, BBC reported.

  • CIC seeks Kejriwal response on RTI query on address change

    New Delhi: Why shouldn’t Arvind Kejriwal be declared a public authority as he is an MLA, the Central Information Commission has asked the Delhi Chief Minister in a case seeking to know how he was allowed to change his address during 2014 assembly poll nominations.

  • Djokovic brushes aside Nadal to reach Indian Wells final

    Indian Wells: World number one Novak Djokovic produced a flawless performance as he edged past arch-rival Rafael Nadal to reach the finals of the BNP Paribas Open for the fifth time here on Sunday.

  • Dhoni gushes over ‘hungry’ Kohli post Pak rout at World T20

    Kolkata: India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all but full of praise for batting mainstay Virat Kohli, who guided the hosts to an emphatic six-wicket win over arch-rival Pakistan in the World T20 clash at the Eden Gardens, saying that the latter is always hungry to perform and that was the main factor which sets him apart.

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    Vyapam audit: Wide gap in sanctioned and actual expenditure

    New Delhi: The audit report of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board, or Vyapam as it is popularly known, for the year 2011-12, showed that there was a huge difference between its sanctioned income and expenditure and actuals, an RTI query has revealed.

  • Pakistan media criticises coach, captain for tactical errors

    Karachi: Scathing in its criticism after Pakistan’s loss to India in a World Twenty20 match, the media here came down heavily on national coach Waqar Younis and skipper Shahid Afridi for their “faulty gameplan” and team selection. In a low-scoring rain-curtailed 18-over-a-side showdown at the hallowed Eden Gardens last night, India first restricted Pakistan to 118 for five and then overhauled the target in 15.5 overs on a turning track.

  • VAT dept recovers Rs 1 cr from dealers for illegal business

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has recovered Rs one crore from 50 dealers who were doing business “illegally” in the national capital, thanks to its ‘Bill Banvao Inam Pao Scheme’, launched two months back to boost the revenue.