Free Press Journal
  • New Zealand decide to bat against Bangladesh

    Kolkata: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in a World Twenty20 Group 2 encounter at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.

  • Pak, Iran explore ways to better connect Gwadar,Chabahar ports

    Islamabad: Pakistan and Iran have decided to boost bilateral economic ties, including exploring possibility of enhancing sea trade through better connectivity between the strategic Gwadar port and the Iranian port of Chabahar which is being developed with India’s financial assistance.

  • Belgium presses manhunt after new plot revealed

    Brussels: Police pressed ahead today with the search for suspects in Belgium’s worst ever terror attack, as a series of raids and arrests revealed more links with the November Paris killings and a new French plot. The government meanwhile came in for a torrent of criticism, with key ministers on the back foot saying they had done everything possible to prevent Tuesday’s airport and metro attacks which left 31 dead and some 300 wounded.

  • OBC cuts interest rates across maturities

    New Delhi: Public sector lender Oriental Bank of Commerce is set to cut interest rates for deposits less than Rs. one crore across maturities in a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent with effect from March 28.

  • Road rage aggression linked to common brain parasite

    Chicago: A common brain parasite that is transmitted through faeces of infected cats, undercooked meat or contaminated water may increase the risk of aggressive behaviour such as road rage in infected people, a new study has claimed. In the study involving 358 adult subjects, researchers from the University of Chicago found that toxoplasmosis, a relatively harmless parasitic infection carried by about 30 per cent of all humans, was linked to intermittent explosive disorder (IED) and increased aggression.

  • Bangladesh fined for slow over-rate against India

    Kolkata: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has slapped a fine on Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and his men for a slow over-rate against India in their last World Twenty Group 2 fixture. Match referee Chris Broad imposed the fine after Bangladesh were ruled to be one over short of the target when time allowances were taken into consideration. As per the rules, Mashrafe was fined 20 percent of his match fee while

  • Over 4 mln Chinese students studied abroad since 1978

    Beijing: Over 4 million Chinese students studied overseas in the last 38 years of which 2.22 million returned home to work, according to an official report. A report by the Ministry of Education (MOE) which oversees employment for returning graduates said since 1978 of those who went abroad for studying, 2.22 million returned home to work.

  • Dentist’s friends seek security for family, meet Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Friends and neighbours of dentist Pankaj Narang, who was beaten to death in west Delhi’s Vikaspuri area, today met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and requested security for his family. After the meeting, the Delhi Chief Minister said he spoke to the Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, who immediately agreed to it.

  • Mashrafe to consider T20I retirement

    Kolkata: Bangladesh’s Group 2 match against New Zealand in the World Twenty20 here on Saturday could well be Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s swansong in the 20-over format. But the skipper will take a decision on his return from India. Already eliminated from the tournament with three straight defeats, Bangladesh will take on New Zealand at the Eden Gardens here, reports

  • Balochistan arrest Swamy takes on habitual liaR Pakistan

    New Delhi: Rubbishing Pakistan’s claim of arresting a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent in Balochistan province, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday alleged that Islamabad is a ‘habitual liar’.

  • Aamir Khan Weight

    Aamir Khan to donate his plus size clothes for charity

    Aamir Khan is currently shooting for an extensive schedule of Dangal in Punjab where the actor will be seen essaying a role of a wrestler in his next. He has been vesting all his time and energy on his upcoming next.

  • JLo calls Marc Anthony divorce ‘biggest disappointment’

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says her divorce from singer Marc Anthony “was devastating and awful” and it’s the “biggest disappointment” of her life.
    “I think both Marc and I thought at the time we would be together for the next 40 years until we die,” Lopez told “It was the biggest disappointment of my life so far. (But) I felt like at that time I had lost my way a little

  • Nepal’s Madhesi leader says nothing new in deal with China

    Kathmandu: Criticising the 10-point agreement that Nepal signed with China during Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s visit to the nation, Federal Socialist Forum chairman Upendra Yadav said that there was nothing new in the same. He pressed that the 10-point agreement contained things which the Government of Nepal had already expedited in 2009.

  • The Bhatt’s connection with spooky places

    Model turned Actor Gaurav Arora who is making his Bollywood debut with film ‘Love Games’ opposite Patralekha, recently ran into a spooky experience of his own!

  • Beating India in India is the ultimate challenge, says Watson

    Mohali: Beating India in their own backyard is the ultimate challenge and the boys are up for the knockout battle against the hosts in the ICC World Twenty20 here tomorrow, said Australian all-rounder Shane Watson. Australia knocked Pakistan out of the tournament yesterday, setting up a virtual quarterfinal against India at the I S Bindra Stadium. Watson said it is good that his team doesn’t have to worry about the run rate anymore as it is a winner takes all

  • Schools in Doda closed due to heavy rainfall

    Bhaderwah (J&K): All schools in Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir have been closed due to heavy and continuous rainfall in the region for last 12 hours. “District administration, Doda, today ordered closure of all educational institutions for the day in view of adverse weather forecast indicating heavy rainfall and thunder showers,” Chief Education Officer (CEO), Doda, Mohd Ashraf Rather said.