Free Press Journal
  • Callers must brace for higher tariffs post-auction: CARE

    Mumbai: Consumers would have to bear the brunt of ongoing aggressive bidding for telecom spectrum, which would force mobile operators to hike tariff, Care Ratings said today. “We expect that operators will further leverage themselves, while customers would have to bear the brunt of tariff hikes which would become inevitable for operators to realise returns on these huge investments,” said the domestic rating agency.

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    Hundreds of Android, iOS apps vulnerable to ‘FREAK attack’

    Washington: Hundreds of both Android and iOS applications are vulnerable to FREAK attacks that were revealed two weeks ago, a security vendor said. The vendor said that the dangerous attack is capable of compromising encrypted data, PC World reported. The apps have not yet been patched against the FREAK attack, short for Factoring attack, on RSA-EXPORT Keys, which was revealed on March 3.

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    CEO Tim Cook says Apple’s new watch will be ‘first smartwatch that matters’

    Washington: CEO Tim Cook has described Apple’s much-awaited watch as “the first modern smartwatch — the first one that matters.” Cook said that Apple’s newest device has received mixed reactions so far, but would be received by people once they have them, in the same way as the iPod and iPhone were received, The Verge reported.

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    Rakuten acquires OverDrive for USD 410 million

    Tokyo: Japan’s largest online retail firm Rakuten has announced the acquisition of ebook and audiobook marketplace OverDrive for USD 410 million. The San Francisco-based we b site quoted Takahito Aiki, Head of Rakuten’s global eBook business as saying that OverDrive’s deep content library and relationships with publishers, libraries, schools, and retailers will allow Rakuten to extend its mission of empowerment to new market segments and accelerate the growth of our digital contents businesses.

  • India’s fashion e-retail mkt to touch $35 bn by 2020: Google

    New Delhi:  Increasing Internet penetration and growing preference for online shopping is expected to help the online fashion retail market touch USD 35 billion by 2020, Google India today said. Fashion retail on e-commerce portals is expected to constitute 35 per cent of the total online retail revenue generated in India by 2020, Google India Director (eCommerce and Online) Nitin Bawankule said at an event. “By 2020, India is expected to generate USD 100 billion

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    Sony launches its Internet TV Playstation Vue

    Washington: Japanese conglomerate Sony has launched its PlayStation Vue, an Internet TV service accessible, just through its gaming console, but the product is only being sold in New York, Philadelphia and Chicago presently. The entry-level price of PlayStation Vue is USD 49.99 a month.

  • ‘USD 228 bn worth PCs, phones to be shipped globally by 2017’

    New Delhi: Over 2.65 billion units of PCs, tablets and mobile phones, worth USD 228 billion, are expected to be shipped globally by 2017, research firm Gartner said. Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets ultramobiles and mobile phones) are expected to grow from 2.41 billion units last year to 2.48 billion units in 2015, an increase of 2.8 per cent, Gartner said in a statement.

  • Nirbheek: A lightweight revolver for women’s safety

    Kanpur: Keeping the rising crime rate in view, a lightweight revolver called ‘Nirbheek’, designed exclusively for women, was unveiled in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

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    Article 370 cannot be scrapped: Omar Abdullah

    Jammu: Former Chief Minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah today asserted that Article 370 of the Constitution cannot be scrapped and the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir cannot be eroded further. “The special status (of Jammu and Kashmir), which has been eroded (in the past), cannot be further eroded. You (BJP and PDP) cannot scrap Article 370 from the state of Jammu and Kashmir”, Omar told Legislative Assembly here today. Omar,

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    A Pocket Full of Sunshine!

    Off late, I find myself hearing A LOT of conversation about Vitamin D deficiencies. What started off as a rich man’s disease or an upper middle-class disorder has now clawed its way into everyone’s lives. In fact, pills, powders and Vitamin D shots have become quite the trend off late. If I had to make a guesstimate, I would say that 80% of my clients have a Vitamin D deficiency and if I had

  • AAP Govt. should withdraw hike in water tariff: Congress

    New Delhi: Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken on Thursday condemned the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government’s move to raise water tariff by 10 percent and demanded its withdrawal.

  • Walkout in UP Assembly over SC/ST scholarship issue

    Lucknow: BSP and BJP today voiced concern in Uttar Pradesh Assembly over delay in giving scholarships to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes students in the state and walked out of the House. The issue was raised by Raghunandan Singh Bhadauria (BJP) with pointed supplementaries from Radha Mohan Das Agrawal (BJP) and Indrajit Saroj (BSP).

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    Arrest over ‘objectionable’ content: SC seeks UP govt’s reply

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a plea seeking explanation from Uttar Pradesh Police the circumstances under which a Class XII student was arrested for allegedly posting on Facebook ‘objectionable’ comments against senior Samajwadi Party leader and Minister Azam Khan. The application in this regard was mentioned before a bench comprising Justices A R Dave, J Chelameswar and Kurian Jospeh which said that the matter will be listed for

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    First date sex doesn’t kill long-term romance: Study

    London: A new study has revealed that having sex on the first date leads to romance. The survey of 2,250 people by the sex toy brand found that 59 percent of men and 57 percent of women end up in bed the first night they meet and that a third of men and women have gone on to date someone with whom they had a one-night stand, the Daily Star reported.

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    ISIS failed to attract Indian Muslims: Rajnath Singh

    Jaipur: Dreaded terror outfit ISIS has completely failed to attract Indian Muslims into its fold as the community is fully integrated into the mainstream, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. “Indian Muslims are patriots and are not swayed by fundamentalist ideologies. Extremism is alien to their nature. Moreover, India, as a country is proud of all its diversity,” he said inaugurating an international conference on counter terrorism here.

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    Late sell-off drags Sensex into red; banking stocks worst hit

    Mumbai: The Sensex today closed 152 points down on a late sell-off in bluechips, after rising over 350 points earlier in the session as a dovish Fed stance cooled expectations of an earlier-than-expected US rate hike. The benchmark resumed higher at 28,805.22 and shot up to 28,978.74 on initial buying in line with global markets that saw a relief rally on the overnight US Fed decision.

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    Study: Hormone can get you good night’s sleep amid noise

    Beijing: Using melatonin hormone can provide better quality sleep compared to using an eye mask and earplugs in a noisy and illuminated environment, researchers report. Melatonin is the hormone secreted by the body to regulate sleep, usually in periods of darkness. Synthetically produced melatonin is used to boost the body’s own melatonin levels to treat some sleep disorders and sometimes as a means of overcoming jet lag.