Free Press Journal
  • Spectrum auction: Day 14 sees bids of Rs.109,000 crore

    New Delhi: The government received commitments of Rs.109,000 crore from telecom operators at the end of bidding on Thursday, the 14th day of radio frequency spectrum e-auctions.

  • Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza suspended for one ODI

    Melbourne: World cricket governing body ICC suspended Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza for one One-Day International (ODI) match and fined him 40 per cent of his match fee due to slow over-rate during their loss to India in the World Cup quarter-finals here.

  • Soumya Sarkar’s catch was a fluke but important: Dhoni

    Melbourne: An ecstatic Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said his diving catch to remove Bangladesh batsman Soumya Sarkar in the quarter-final of the cricket World Cup was a fluke as the ball had stuck to his gloves.

  • Dimapur lynching: Nagaland CM recommends CBI probe

    Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on Thursday said his government has decided to hand over the March 5 Dimapur lynching probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).  Zeliang said the decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet here on Wednesday night.

  • Spanish couple presumed dead in Tunisia attack found alive

    Tunis: Two Spanish tourists, who were presumed dead after they went missing in the attack on the Bardo Museum in the Tunisian capital, have been found alive following the terrorist attack that left at least 19 people dead.

  • Michelle Obama in Japan to promote girls’ education

    Tokyo: US first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday stressed upon collaboration with Japan in advancing education for girls. Michelle Obama met Japan’s first lady Akie Abe in Tokyo on the second day of her five-day trip to Japan.

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    Lenovo to launch Windows phone this year

    Washington: Lenovo has announced its decision to launch a Windows smartphone this year. The news came after Microsoft announced its decision to team up with the Chinese giant at the WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China, reported The Verge. However, it’s unclear if the Lenovo phones will run Windows Phone, Microsoft’s current mobile operating system, or Windows 10, which will launch this summer and can be scaled across PCs, tablets, and smartphones.

  • U, India looking for convenient date for summit

    Brussels: Declining to comment on Indian media reports about cancellation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels to take part in an EU-India summit in mid-April, a European Union (EU) spokesperson on Thursday revealed that Brussels and New Delhi were looking for a convenient date to host the top-level meeting.

  • Former senior Chinese party official prosecuted for bribery

    Beijing: Former Communist Party of China (CPC) vice chief of southwest China’s Sichuan province, Li Chuncheng, was prosecuted on Thursday for accepting bribes and abuse of power, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said in a statement.

  • Rinkie discharged in DV case filed by Khanna’s live-in partner

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today discharged Dimple Kapadia’s daughter Rinkie Khanna from the complaint filed against her by deceased father Rajesh Khanna’s alleged live-in partner Anita Advani. Advani had in 2013 filed a complaint before a magistrate under the Domestic Violence Act against the late superstar’s estranged wife Dimple Kapadia, their daughters Rinkie and Twinkle and son-in-law Akshay Kumar. Advani had claimed that she was evicted from Khanna’s suburban bunglow ‘Aashirwad’ after

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    Startup Athos develops Smart Apparel

    Washington: American Startup Athos has developed Smart Apparel which tells us if we are exercising properly and are not working on the wrong part of the body, favoring one side over the other, or doing anything else that might lead to an ineffective workout or even injury.

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    Yahoo to shut its China office

    Beijing: American company Yahoo is closing down its operation and research center in Beijing, its only location in the country, and hundreds of staff are expected to be laid off. The San Francisco-based web site quoted Yahoo, as saying in a statement, “We are constantly making changes to align resources, and to foster better collaboration and innovation across our business. Today we informed our employees based in Beijing that we will be closing our office

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    Vine iOS app will now preload videos for you to watch when offline

    Washington: Vine has released an update that will make its iOS app faster when starting up and will enable it to work offline. Vine users will be able to download videos even when the app is closed, reported The Verge. The update is aimed at ensuring that videos are ready to go as soon as you open the app, even if you don’t have an internet connection.

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    Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes not on talking terms?

    Los Angeles:  Former star couple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes reportedly do not speak to each other to an extent that even discussions regarding their daughter is done through intermediaries. The stars ended their six-year-old marriage in 2012. They are parents to eight-year-old Suri. Sources close the former couple say there are no direct co-parenting discussions. Everything regarding Suri — visitation, child-rearing — is handled through intermediaries, reported TMZ. There are bad feelings on both

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    LG to launch G Flex in India this month

    New Delhi: South Korean conglomerate LG will launch the curvy G Flex 2 priced at Rs 55,000 in India, and it will be available to customers later this month. LG G Flex 2 has concave shape and has a 5.5 inch curved P-OLED display which gets power of Full-HD and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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    Shut artificial lights of your smartphones to avoid being sick

    Washington: A new study has demonstrated that inadequate exposure to natural light during the day and overexposure to artificial light at night can make one sick. Richard Stevens from University of Connecticut asserted that it had become clear that typical lighting was affecting their physiology but lighting could be improved.