Free Press Journal
  • Odd-even norm consequence of unsustainable urban devp: Min

    New Delhi: Imposition of ‘Odd-even’ car-rationing scheme in Delhi is a “consequence” of unsustainable urban development practices followed over the years, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said while asking all stakeholders to draw lessons from it.

  • We have adequate cover for Malinga, says Ponting

    Mumbai: It may be a huge blow for the Mumbai Indians with injured pace spearhead Lasith Malinga virtually being ruled out of the first half of this edition of the IPL, but coach Ricky Ponting says he has adequate replacements even if the Sri Lankan is not available for the entire tournament. “He’s not with the squad now. He’s unlikely to take part in the first half of the tournament. If we

  • Smartphone usage raises web-dependence anxiety

    Taipei: Smartphones have given us unlimited access to the internet, but also made people over-dependent on it, to the extent that loss of connection while travelling may lead to irritation and anxiety.

  • 10 pc of pregnant woman at gestational diabetes risk

    New Delhi: One of the most common health problems related to pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes, takes its toll on 10 percent of expectant mothers, it has been revealed.

  • HRW says US bombs used in deadly Yemen market strikes

    Dubai: Human Rights Watch said today that bombs supplied by the United States were used in Saudi-led air strikes on a market in Yemen that killed at least 97 civilians including children. The two strikes in the northern village of Mastaba on March 15 “caused indiscriminate or foreseeably disproportionate loss of civilian life, in violation of the laws of war,” HRW said in a statement.

  • Modi accuses Didi, Left and Cong of being ‘hand in glove’

    Madarihat (WB): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today tore into the Congress-Left alliance in West Bengal, and accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of “being hand in glove” with the two parties and destroying the state’s glory. Addressing a poll rally ahead of the second phase of polling on April 11 in the state, Modi accused both Mamata and Left of not being interested in Bengal’s welfare or future as he appealed to people to

  • IPl-9: Test for former CSK stars as Pune, Rajkot make debuts

    Mumbai: ‘Brand CSK’ is history and the likes of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo will usher in a life that goes beyond the bright canary yellow when Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions make their Indian Premier League debuts with nothing much to lose in a shelf life of two years. With 59 matches spread across 10 cities, the cash-rich league starting Saturday will unearth new domestic talents apart from giving some of

  • Transfer of Paris attacks suspect to France ‘will take weeks’

    Brussels: Extraditing Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam from Belgium to France is likely to take several weeks, as investigators question him about a shootout with police in Brussels last month, his lawyer said today. “He will be handed over to France in several weeks. He must first be heard in another case,” lawyer Sven Mary told reporters, referring to a March 15 shootout in which Abdeslam is implicated.

  • India thumped 1-5 by Australia in Azlan Shah hockey

    Kuala Lumpur: India were thumped 1-5 by Australia in a Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey match here on Thursday. Blake Govers put Australia ahead in the fifth minute but India swiftly restored parity three minutes later through Rupinder Pal Singh. But Australia then wrested the initiative and went on a scoring spree, netting in the 13th, 20th and 26th minutes to build a sizeable 4-1 lead and put the game to bed.

  • UN takes on ‘violent extremism’ seen as a cause of terrorism

    Geneva: Government envoys, civil society advocates, social media gurus and UN officials have opened a two-day conference billed as the first of its kind to tackle violent extremism, part of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s efforts to address the root causes of terrorism. Jehangir Khan, director of a UN counterterrorism task force, said violent extremism is threatening all major UN missions and noted that Ban has made the issue a priority in his last year

  • EWS admission:Delhi govt to ‘randomly’ inspect private schools

    New Delhi: Delhi government has identified over 300 schools as “defaulters” for not sharing the status of EWS admissions and announced it would conduct “random” inspections in all private schools. The Directorate of Education (DoE) has formed 24 teams to visit the schools and verify the record of admissions under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) categories in entry level classes for the academic session 2016-17.

  • Shifting IPL matches not solution for drought: Laxman

    Hyderabad: Amid the furore over water being being used to maintain cricket pitches for IPL games in drought-hit Maharashtra, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman today said shifting matches is not a solution for what is now a national problem. “I don’t think that it is a solution. You have to find out the root cause of the main problem. As I mentioned, it’s been bad as far as monsoon are concerned.

  • Outdoor light may help reduce myopia risk in kids: study

    Melbourne: Parents, take note! Kids should spend more than an hour and preferably at least two hours a day outdoors to prevent myopia from developing and progressing, according to a new study.

  • HC allows inaugural IPL match at Wankhede

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday permitted the inaugural Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants to be held at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday as scheduled.

  • New pill for long-term drug release developed

    Boston: Scientists have designed a new type of pill that, once swallowed, can attach to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract and slowly release its contents.

  • Need to make banks more vibrant, says Rajan

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said there is a need to make country’s banking system more vibrant and to strengthen the markets. “We need to do a lot of things to make our banking sector more vibrant,” Rajan said during an interactive session with Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at a CII event here.

  • Searchers find 1 of 6 crewmen on missing Japan military jet

    Tokyo: Searchers today found one of the six crew members from a Japanese military jet that disappeared a day earlier while flying over southern mountains. The Defense Ministry said rescue workers are still searching for the jet and the five other crew members. Only parts of equipment belonging to the jet and the airman, who was in a state of heart failure, were found in the mountains north of the Air Self-Defense Force’s Kanoya