Free Press Journal
  • 8,000 residents evacuated for defusing of World War II bomb in Munich

    Munich: About 8,000 residents were evacuated on Wednesday in Munich for the defusing of a World War II bomb. One 250-kg bomb was found on Tuesday on a construction site in the district of Schwabing in Munich, and authorities decided to defuse it on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

  • Australia, Pakistan face-off in must-win game

    Mohali: Their path to the semifinals looking relatively easier in comparison, Australia will fancy their chances when they lock horns with a struggling Pakistan side whose hopes hangs by a thread in the ICC World Twenty20, here tomorrow.

  • New Zealand rejects flag change, stays with Union Jack

    Wellington: New Zealanders voted convincingly against a proposal to ditch Britain’s Union Jack from the national flag and adopt a silver fern design, official referendum results showed today. The country’s electoral commission said 56.61 per cent of voters backed the existing flag, while 43.16 favoured a change. The results are preliminary but the size of the margin means they are unlikely to change when the final tally is released next Wednesday.

  • Iraq says it’s launched offensive to recapture IS-held Mosul

    Baghdad – The Iraqi military backed by US-led coalition aircraft today launched a long-awaited operation to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, a military spokesman said.

  • Science Express to be stationed at Mangaluru for four days   

    Kozhikode: A Science Express Climate Action special (SECAS) train will be stationed at Mangaluru  station for four days from tomorrow to spreading awareness about strengths of science in meeting global challenges.

  • Maha: Sports event called off amid row on water ‘misuse’

    Latur: A sports event being organised by supporters of former Maharashtra Chief Minister late Vilasrao Deshmukh’s son Amit has been cancelled amid claims of misuse of water for ground work at the venue in the drought parched Latur district.

  • Sequel to ‘Sarfarosh’ will happen next year: Director

    Mumbai: Director John Mathew Matthan said sequel of Aamir Khan’s acclaimed “Sarfarosh” will happen next year. Apparently, it was Aamir who felt a sequel to his hit 1999 thriller should be made.

  • Go organic to heal your post-Holi skin

    New Delhi: Holi hai! The rain dance, the chilled thandai, the colour-smeared faces, the full moon house parties, the EDM events, the tempting foods, the family obligations, the plethora of colours and the out-of-controlness, everything about Holi sounds fun, except the hard work of scrubbing the colours off your skin and the unavoidable hangover that follows.

  • HCU: Striking non-teaching staff resume duties; campus peaceful

    Hyderabad: The non-teaching staff of Hyderabad Central University (HCU), who had gone on a strike protesting vandalisation of VC’s lodge on March 22 allegedly by a group of students, resumed their duties today as the situation on the campus remained peaceful.

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    Tracked last call of missing Infosys worker Ganesh in Brussels: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that the last phone call by Raghavendran Ganesh, the Infosys employee from Bengaluru, who has been missing in Brussels since the deadly terror attacks, has been tracked. “Raghavendran Ganesh – We have tracked his last call in Brussels. He was travelling in the metro rail,” Swaraj said in a tweet. She also lauded the prompt reaction and work being done by the Indian Embassy

  • Kejriwal celebrates Holi with auto-rickshaw drivers

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday celebrated Holi with auto-rickshaw drivers, his family members and others at his official residence here.

  • High-intensity workout may hurt you if you are new to gym

    Toronto: Have you just joined a gym and already started a high-intensity “sprint training” workout? A new study has found signs of stress in the muscle tissues of non-athletes and untrained people after ultra-intense leg and arm cycling exercises which might not be healthy.

  • Suarez to make Uruguay comeback after biting ban

    Johannesburg: Barcelona star striker Luis Suarez will resume his international duty with Uruguay on Friday after serving suspension for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup. Suarez was handed a nine-game ban from international games in addition to a four-month ban from all football-related activity for the incident.

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    Heavy pot use linked to social, economic problems

    New York: A study that followed children from birth up to age 38 has found that people who smoked cannabis four or more days of the week over many years ended up in a lower social class than their parents, with lower-paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs than those who were not regular cannabis smokers.

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    Antibiotics before age two ups childhood obesity risk

    New York: Administration of three or more courses of antibiotics before a child reaches the age of two is linked to increased risk of early childhood obesity, says a new study.

  • Gayle back to opening slot against South Africa

    Nagpur: Chris Gayle will return to the top of the batting order as West Indies look to continue their winning run and secure a semifinal berth when they take on South Africa in the ICC World Twenty20 here tomorrow. The big-hitting left-handed opener was dropped down the order to number six in their previous match against Sri Lanka after he pulled a hamstring while fielding.

  • UN chief arrives in Beirut Syria talks to adjourn in Geneva

    Beirut: The UN chief has arrived in Lebanon on an official visit that comes as the UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and the opposition are to adjourn until later in April. Ban Ki-moon is to meet top Lebanese officials and discuss regional matters. Lebanon, which has taken in over 1 million Syrian refugees, also has a UN peacekeeping force that maintains security along the Lebanese-Israel border.