Free Press Journal
  • Apple SmartWatch

    Research firm says Apple watch pre-orders crossed 2 mln mark globally

    Washington : Days after American market research firm Slice Intelligence pegged the number of pre-orders for Apple Watch in the U.S. on launch day at one million, another research firm has claimed that the much-awaited wearable device has clocked in global pre-orders of over 2.3 million units. The latest figures come from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst with a strong a track record, reported The Verge. If either Kuo or Slice’s estimates are accurate, then

  • Ankit Chavan

    MCA pays Rs 32 lakhs dues to spot-fix tainted Ankit Chavan

    Mumbai: Ankit Chavan, one of the three Rajasthan Royals players, who was charged with spot-fixing during the 2013 IPL and banned for life by the BCCI, was paid his Ranji Trophy dues worth Rs 32 lakh recently by the Mumbai Cricket Association. MCA vice president Ravi Savant told PTI that they had written to the BCCI in November 2014, seeking permission to give the player his dues but did not get any reply from the

  • Ex-employee sues TCS for favouring South Asians in US

    Washington: A former employee of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has accused India’s leading IT services company of discriminating against American workers and favouring “South Asians” in hiring and promotion.  In a complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, Steven Heldt claimed that 95 percent of the 14,000 people TCS employs in the US are South Asian or mostly Indian.  This practice has created a “grossly disproportionate workforce,” it says.

  • Jitendra Singh

    BJP follows principle of ‘zero tolerance’ towards terrorism, separatism: Jitendra Singh

    New Delhi : Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Prime Minister’s Office and MP from Udhampur, Jitendra Singh, said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) follows a principle of zero-tolerance towards terrorism and separatism. Singh’s statement comes after the separatist leader Masarat Alam was earlier in the day arrested from his residence in Jammu and Kashmir over a planned rally in Pulwama District’s Tral area.

  • Meem Afzal

    ‘BJP-PDP should ensure law, order in J-K’: Meem Afzal

    New Delhi : Following the arrest of separatist leader Masarat Alam, Congress leader Meem Afzal on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir should ensure that law and order is maintained in the state.

  • Twitter

    Twitter out to crack down on abusive tweets

    San Francisco: Twitter said today that it is cracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse. Twitter is overhauling its safety policy and beefing up the team responsible for enforcing it, along with investing “heavily” in ways to detect and limit the reach of abusive content, general counsel Vijaya Gadde said in an column published by the Washington Post.

  • Masrat Alam

    Masrat Alam shifted to Srinagar police station

    Srinagar: After placing hardline separatist leader Masrat Alam under house arrest, authorities shifted him to a police station in Srinagar, police said on Friday. On Thursday night, authorities placed hardline separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Masrat Alam under house arrest to prevent them from participating in a separatist called rally in Kashmir’s Tral town on Friday.

  • Michael Phelps

    Michael Phelps fastest in return to racing

    Phoenix: Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps led the way into the 100m butterfly final at the Mesa Pro Swim meeting on Thursday in his first race since August. Phelps, back from a six-month suspension in the wake of his drunk-driving arrest last September, clocked 52.92sec to top the qualifying times in the 100m fly, an event in which he set the world record in 2009 and has won at three Olympics.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi’s three-nation tour: Projecting a self-confident India

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s three-nation tour was marked by several high points – the surprise announcement on purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in France, clinching a five-year uranium supply deal with Canada, pushing the Make in India initiative in Germany, assuring all of the ease of doing business in India, not forgetting the rockstar connect with the Indian diaspora. The tour has led to “positive achievements” and led to

  • Church Vandalised

    Christian priests raise concern over security

    Mathura: Christian priests in Mathura on Friday raised security concern after an attack on the 95-year-old St. Mary’s Church in Agra on Thursday.  The priests fear that they, too, could be attacked by anti-social elements.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No. 1 status

    Manama: World champion Lewis Hamilton vehemently denied that he has requested ‘number one’ driver status in the Mercedes team and claimed he and team-mate Nico Rosberg are reunited ‘without any issues’ in this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix. Five days after beating Rosberg at the Chinese Grand Prix to extend his lead in the drivers’ championship, Hamilton was the chief attraction at a routine pre-race news conference in which he was asked also about his

  • Rahul Gandhi

    ‘If someone wants to holiday, it’s their right’: BJP on Rahul’s sabbatical

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s 57-day sabbatical, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said if someone wants to holiday, it is their right and also up to them to reflect on it. “This answer can only be given by the Congress. What his plans are, where he went, why he was not available for 70 days and almost 60 days outside the country, and what he

  • Govt fast-moving on reforms: Narendra Modi tells Canadian CEOs

    Toronto: Inviting Canadian companies to invest in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told them that his government is fast-moving on reforms and has already opened up sectors like railways, insurance and housing. “Canada has capabilities. India provides opportunities. If both combine you can imagine how high the relationship can go,” Modi told executives of top 30 Canadian companies here yesterday.

  • Nalin Kohli

    Masarat Alam’s arrest ‘no surprise’, says BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said it was no surprise that separatist leader Masarat Alam had been arrested, as the party was clear over not permitting any anti-India activity. “It’s no surprise, the BJP’s stand was clear that no anti-India activity will be permitted. And this is not a place where the Pakistani flags or pro-Pakistan slogans are going to be accepted,” said BJP spokesperson Nalin Kohli.

  • Mumbai terror attack, Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi

    US conveys to Pak concern over Lakhvi’s release

    Karachi : Secretary of State John Kerry has conveyed the Obama administration’s concern over Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi’s release to Pakistan when he spoke to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week, the U.S. State Department said. While addressing the press on Thursday, the department’s spokesperson Marie Harf said that the conversation was focused on Lakhvi’s release and the situation in Yemen, reported the Dawn.

  • Mumbai terror attack, Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi

    US conveys to Pakistan concern over Lakhvi’s release

    Karachi : Secretary of State John Kerry has conveyed the Obama administration’s concern over Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi’s release to Pakistan when he spoke to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif earlier this week, the U.S. State Department said. While addressing the press on Thursday, the department’s spokesperson Marie Harf said that the conversation was focused on Lakhvi’s release and the situation in Yemen, reported the Dawn.

  • Yemen

    136 Bangladeshis evacuated from Yemen

    Dhaka: As many as 136 Bangladeshis have been further evacuated from Yemen, bringing the total number of evacuees to 496, media reported on Friday.  The foreign ministry, in a statement, said an Indian Navy ship took them to Djibouti on Thursday, bdnews24 reported.  Bangladesh is operating a repatriation control room in Djibouti led by its ambassador in Kuwait.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex down 23 points; IT stocks slip

    Mumbai : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 23.45 points or 0.08 percent down on Friday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also trading 23.45 points or 0.27 percent down at 8,683.25 points.