Free Press Journal
  • West Indies lose second straight practice game

    Bridgetown: The West Indies suffered their second straight warm-up loss in preparation for next week’s tri-nations series, when they went down to a Barbados Select XI by four wickets. Similar to Wednesday’s first game, their batting struggled again on Friday and they could only muster 200/9 from their 45 overs at 3Ws Oval of the UWI Cave Hill Campus, reports CMC.

  • Enhanced ‘Air Traffic Service’ at Delhi airport to ensure safety

    New Delhi: A round the clock communication to ensure safety and accuracy at the ground and air. The world-class Air Traffic management, with better technology and coordination, at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport makes it among the safest airports in the world.

  • Western governments seek details from Pakistan over Mullah Mansour

    Brussels (Belgium): The European Union (EU) and Western governments have sought details from Pakistan of its links with the late Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was killed by a drone strike in Balochistan on May 21 this year. Highly placed EU sources revealed that Pakistan has been asked to explain the veracity of the reports appearing in the press about Mullah Akhtar Mansour being given a Pakistani

  • Facebook to track non-users around the internet

    New York: In a bid to expand its user base, social media giant Facebook has announced it will begin displaying ads to web users who are not members of its social network.

  • Come September, it could be Virat vs Dhoni at Houston

    New Delhi: In their bid to cash in on the popularity of IPL among Indian diaspora, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli could be pitted against limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in exhibition matches for their respective franchises in the United States.

  • FundTonic to revolutionize Start-up funding works in India

    New Delhi: FundTonic, a fin-tech company that aims to revolutionize the entire start-up ecosystem has launched their first online platform today, which aims to reach 2000 investors and 5000 start ups by next year.

  • Why do Robins lay blue eggs?

    New York: People have always wondered why many birds lay bright blue eggs. Researchers have now shown that the colour could protect the embryo from harmful sunlight, including dangerous ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

  • 9-year-old boy fatally shot in head in Indianapolis area

    Cumberland (US) Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head in the Indianapolis area. Police in Cumberland say the shooting occurred yesterday afternoon at an apartment complex in the community on the far east side of Indianapolis.

  • 9 killed as bus plunges into canal in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: At least nine persons were killed and 30 others injured in Bangladesh when a bus they were travelling in fell into a canal on Dhaka-Barisal Highway, police said. The incident occured yesterday afternoon in the Samaddar area of Madaripur, when the front-left tyre of the bus, carrying over 60 people, blew out as it reached Samaddar Bridge, causing the bus to crash through the bridge’s railing and plunged into the canal.

  • BSP leaders file nomination papers for RS biennial poll

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party candidates Satish Chandra Misra and Ashok Kumar Siddharth today filed their nomination papers for the biennial Rajya Sabha polls scheduled for next month.

  • Chabahar not rival to Gwadar says Iranian envoy to Pakistan

    Islamabad: Mehdi Honerdoost, the Iranian ambassador to Pakistan has said the Chabahar port agreement between Iran, India and Afghanistan is not finished and not limited to the three countries. The envoy, speaking on Pakistan-Iran relations at the Institute of Strategic Studies in Islamabad (ISSI), revealed that the offer to cooperate had first been extended to Pakistan and then China, implying neither had expressed interest.

  • New wearable circuits to revolutionise Internet of Things

    New York: A team of US engineers has created the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits — a technological feat that can revolutionise the Internet of Things (IoT) and high-speed wireless world in the future.  Led by Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma from University of Wisconsin-Madison, the team developed the new stretchable integrated circuits taking inspiration from twisted-pair telephone cables. They contain, essentially, two ultra-tiny intertwining power transmission lines in repeating S-curves.

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    Pragmatic Chandrababu Naidu will count on Modi government 

    Tirupati: At the annual convention of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) here, one couldn’t miss the mood of grassroots party activists: it was anti-Centre, if not anti-BJP. Still, TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu is pragmatic enough to realise that negative vibes with the centre won’t do.

  • Zuckerberg to use Facebook Live to chat with ISS astronauts

    Washington: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will chat live with three astronauts currently living on the International Space Station and ask them questions posted by viewers on NASA’s facebook page. In a 20-minute Facebook Live video call with two NASA astronauts – Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams – and a European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake, Zuckerberg will ask questions and use the service to enable viewers to livestream themselves.

  • Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist, 2 others

    Bogota: Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish correspondent and two other journalists who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the darkest days of a long-running conflict the South American nation is trying to move beyond. “Thank you to everyone who prayed for me,” Salud Hernandez-Mora, a longtime correspondent for Spain’s El Mundo newspaper, said yesterday in her first comment upon being freed.

  • EC failed to take action against money distribution: PT

    Coimbatore: Puthiya Tamizhakam today alleged that the Election Commission had failed to take action against distribution of money to voters during the assembly polls in Tamil Nadu.

  • How Zika infects placenta explained

    Washington: Zika virus can infect and replicate in immune cells from the placenta, without killing them, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found. The finding may explain how the virus can pass through the placenta of a pregnant woman, on its way to infect developing brain cells in her foetus, they said. “Our results substantiate the limited evidence from pathology case reports,” said Mehul Suthar from Emory University in the US.