Free Press Journal
  • Guardiola should be more outspoken: Oliver Kahn

    Munich: Legendary Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn believes the German football club’s outgoing head coach Pep Guardiola has been too cautious over his team’s ambitions to win trophies and should be more outspoken about the team’s objectives. Guardiola has guided Bayern to back-to-back Bundesliga titles since his arrival ahead of the 2013-14 campaign and is close to making it three in a row. They are still in the hunt to win the

  • Rio mayor discovers wastewater leak into Olympic rowing venue

    Rio de Janeiro: The office of the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has discovered that wastewater leaked into the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, where the Olympic rowing and canoeing event will be held next August.The discharge was detected during a monitoring visit by technicians from the Environment Municipal Secretary and Water Company (Cedae) to a luxury shopping mall, the hippodrome and a petrol station, reports Efe. Officers visited the commercial establishments after

  • India reacts sharply to US report on religious freedom

    New Delhi:  Reacting strongly to a US report which said religious freedom in India was on a “negative trajectory” in 2015, India today said it “fails to show proper understanding of India, its constitution and its society”.

  • Lahiri slips to 55 in world rankings, to play in Well Fargo

    Avondale (US):  India’s ace golfer Anirban Lahiri slipped two places to 55th spot in world rankings as he finished tied 48 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans after the tourhament was reduced to 54 holes on account of inclement weather. Lahiri, who started the year at world no. 40, will need to stay in top 60 to make the US Open next month or will need a special exemption from USPGA.  

  • Air raids on IS Syria bastion kill 13 civilians: monitor

    Beirut: Heavy air strikes throughout the night on the Islamic State group’s de facto Syria capital Raqa killed at least 13 civilians and five jihadists, a monitoring group said today.

  • Tottenham manager Pochettino defends players after stormy draw

    London: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to criticise his players after an ill-tempered draw with Chelsea ended their dream of winning the English Premier League (EPL). Tottenham players picked up nine yellow cards in a 2-2 draw with the former champions at Stamford Bridge here on Monday night. The Spurs needed a win to keep alive their hopes of claiming their first English title since 1961, but conceded a 0-2 lead

  • US does not owe Japan apology for nuclear bombing

    Washington: US President Barack Obama does not believe that his country owes Japan a formal apology for the 1945 nuclear bombing of Hiroshima city, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.

  • Rare violet diamond to showcase private auction

    Sydney: Global mining giant Rio Tinto’s largest and most exquisite diamond, Argyle Violet, is expected to fetch a multi-million dollar bid when showcased as the dazzling centrepiece of Rio’s auction later this year, it said on Tuesday. The violet coloured diamond unearthed from Rio’s Western Australia diamond mine is 2.83 carat polished oval shaped diamond, and will be showcased in Rio’s 2016 Argyle Diamonds Pink Tender, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • China’s top trade carnival bears signs of slowing economy

    Guangzhou: For Andy Liang, 32, the sharp fall in global crude oil prices has taken a toll on his business. And what he is enduring is also what is playing out at a much larger level at China’s largest trade exposition here — the 119th edition of Canton Fair, on since 1957.

  • Kerala Congress MPs staging a protest at Parliament in New Delhi on Monday over alleged omitting of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy from PM Narendra Modi’s function in Kollam. PTI

    Kerala: Rebels, namesakes give sleepless nights to candidates

    Thiruvananthapuram: With campaign intensifying for the May 16 Assembly polls in the state, rebel candidates and namesakes are posing a threat to winning prospects of candidates, especially to those of Congress-led UDF, in some constituencies in Kerala.

  • Can’t wait to get my hands on the trophy: Leicester captain Morgan

    Leicester: Leicester City captain Wes Morgan on Tuesday said he cannot wait to get his hands on the English Premier League trophy which they have clinched for the very first time. Claudio Ranieri’s men were crowned champions of England football after second-placed Tottenham Hotspur were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday. With two rounds of games to go, Leicester have a seven-point lead at the top.

  • Vaccination during pregnancy cuts baby’s flu risk

    New York: Mothers who take flu vaccinations during pregnancy can significantly reduce the risk of their babies acquiring influenza during their first six months of life, finds a new study. The findings showed that infants six months and younger whose mothers were vaccinated when pregnant had a 70 percent reduction in flu cases and an 80 percent reduction in flu-related hospitalisations compared with babies whose moms weren’t immunised.

  • Earth may be home to one trillion species

    Washington: Earth could contain nearly one trillion species, while 99.999 per cent of them remain undiscovered, according to the largest-ever analysis of microbial data. Researchers at Indiana University in the US combined microbial, plant and animal community datasets from government, academic and citizen science sources, resulting in the largest compilation of its kind. These data represent over 5.6 million microscopic and non-microscopic species from 35,000 locations across all the world’s oceans and

  • Sea urchin inspired device may help explore Mars

    Los Angeles: Scientists have 3D printed a claw-like device, inspired by the sea urchin’s intricate mouth and teeth, that may be used to sample sediments on planets such as Mars. The urchin’s mouthpiece is composed of an intricate framework of muscles and five curved teeth with triangle-shaped tips that can scrape, cut, chew and bore holes into the toughest rocks. The teeth are arranged in a dome-like formation that opens outwards and