Free Press Journal
  • Samsung

    Samsung leads India mobile phone market, but losing grip: CMR

    New Delhi: Samsung may be the leader in the burgeoning Indian mobile market, but the Korean handset giant is losing ground in one of the world’s largest markets as it faces stiff competition from rivals like Micromax, Karbonn, Lava and Microsoft (Nokia). According to the latest data from CyberMedia Research (CMR), Samsung is “losing its earlier firm grip” with its share declining to 16.5 per cent at the end of December 2014 from 20.3 per cent

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi elections: Exit polls show AAP sprinting ahead

    New Delhi : The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) may return to power once again in the national capital, according to various exit polls. The exit polls have predicted the second place for the Bharatiya Janata Party while the Congress may end up a distant third. The AAP chief, meanwhile, asked the volunteers of his party to relax for two days, until the poll results are officially declared.

  • BSF jawans, injured, IED blasts

    Imphal: Three BSF jawans injured in twin IED blasts

    Imphal : Three Border Security Force (BSF) jawans including one Sub-Inspector and two constables were injured in twin IED blasts that took place at Napetpali village here at around 6.45 a.m. The injured were rushed to the RIMS Emergency Service for medical aid. After the explosion, the security forces, BSF, Assam Rifles and State Police Commando team investigated the locality and nabbed six suspected youths from the area for further verification. As of now, no

  • Chelsea, Aston Villa

    Chelsea take seven point lead at top of PL table post 2-1 win over Aston Villa

    London: Chelsea defeated Aston Villa 2-1 on Saturday to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points, thanks to Eden Hazard’s early goal and Branislav Ivanovic’s winner. With nearest rivals Manchester City held at home by Hull, Ivanovic’s winner, a few minutes after the hour mark, secured a vital victory for the leaders. Villa, who had not scored in the league since 20 December, responded well after falling

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi to chair first NITI Aayog meeting today

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the first meeting of the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog on Sunday. According to reports, this meet will provide suggestions on setting efficient processes and mechanism of interactions between Centre and states and also between NITI Aayog.

  • Peshawar school attack

    Parents protest slow probe into Peshawar school attack

    Islamabad: Agitated over a sluggish investigation process, hundreds of parents and students protested outside the Peshawar school where terrorists killed over 140 students and teachers last December, a media report said Sunday. The protesters at the Army Public School Saturday wanted authorities to look into the slow investigation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban(TTP) attack on the school and press for transparency in dealings with the victims’ families, Pakistan Today reported.

  • Swine Flu

    Agra on alert as suspected swine flu cases rise

    Agra: With the number of suspected cases of swine flu in the city going up to 14, the health department in Agra has been put on high alert. Four new patients with symptoms of swine flu were admitted to the Sarojini Naidu (SN) Medical College Saturday and their samples have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control, New Delhi.

  • Rape

    16-yr-old gangraped by five in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by five youths at Miranpur town in the district, police said. According to an FIR lodged by the victim’s sister, the five accused kidnapped the minor from her house yesterday and took her to a nearby place where she was gang-raped. The five are identified as Shakil, Javed, Wakil, Mintu, and Shadab, police said, adding, a case in connection with the crime has been registered against them. The accused also threatened

  • Nitish Kumar

    Bihar crisis: Nitish Kumar to stake claim to form Govt today

    Patna : A day after being elected as the leader of JD(U) Legislature Party, former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will on Sunday stake claim to form a new government in the state. Current incumbent Jitan Ram Manjhi, however, has refused to step down from his post.  Manjhi had yesterday written a letter to Governor KN Tripathi and requested him not to accept recommendations made by the Janata Dal (United) legislature party meeting headed

  • Teenage Girl Raped

    Man acquitted of charge of raping sister-in-law

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted a man of the charges of raping his sister-in-law and forcing her to terminate her pregnancy saying both the woman and police had failed to explain the delay of nine months in lodging a complaint, which proved fatal to the prosecution’s story. Additional Sessions Judge Nivedita Anil Sharma exonerated the man, a resident of west Delhi, of the charges of rape, causing miscarriage without woman’s consent and

  • Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma

    ICC approves Mohit Sharma replacement for World Cup

    Dubai: The ICC today confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the cricket World Cup has approved Mohit Sharma as a replacement player for injured Ishant Sharma in India’s squad for the tournament starting February 14. Ishant, who failed a fitness test in Adelaide yesterday, is suffering from a knee injury he sustained during the Boxing Day Test against Australia.

  • tony abbott

    Australian PM Tony Abbott calls meeting to consider spill motion

    Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Sunday that he will move the special Liberal party room meeting Monday instead of the previously scheduled meeting Tuesday to deal with the leadership spill motion as soon as possible. On Friday, Western Australian (WA) Liberal MP Luke Simpkins declared a motion to spill the leadership position of the Liberal party at the party room meeting Tuesday.  Another WA Liberal MP (member of parliament) Don Randall

  • The Holy Tears

    Lit fests are following one after the other. They play a key role in our lifestyle, make our great authors weep and their mothers eligible for national awards, according to V Gangadhar

  • Enterprise of the Soul

    Enterprise of the Soul, written by a hardnosed corporate executive and business leader who has also spent decades studying Indian philosophical and spiritual texts, investigates this phenomenon.

  • Balancing pottery and poetry: Molla Ramayana

    Atukkuri Molla’s brilliance, not only narrates the story in the poem, but tries to sort out issues relating to poetic craft, writes C V Bhuvaneswari

  • Large gains from small savings

    Frugality is a virtue; it gives birth to small drops of savings. A large capital is nothing but a painstaking accumulation of small drops of savings. Time tested small savings instruments could gather those small savings and morph it into something larger. And any sound financial planning exercise would be incomplete without giving those small savings instruments their due importance.

  • Talking to Kashvee Barjatya

    Ronita Torcato meets a child author and comes away impressed

  • Pamela Timms

    Korma, kheer and kismet: A gastronomic memoir of a food-obsessed journalist

    When Scottish journalist Pamela Timms came to India in 2005 with her husband and her three children it was meant to be a short trip for her. But they settled down in Delhi, where her husband is now the South Asia editor of London’s Telegraph newspaper.

  • Meditation can slow brain loss as we age

    The researchers found that large parts of the gray matter in the brains of those who meditated seemed to be better preserved 

  • Hall Pass

    High Five: Theme – Comedy: Hall Pass

    Two married men, Rick (Owen Wilson) and Fred (Jason Sudeikis) are best friends and both feel that they were better off unmarried. Rick is married to Maggie (Jenna Fischer) and Fred to Grace (Christina Applegate). Realising their state of mind, their wives decide to give them a ‘Hall Pass’ – a week off from marriage during which they can have sex with other women. At Maggie’s parents’ house, Grace flirts with athlete