Free Press Journal
  • Family of black youth killed by police to sue US city

    Washington: The family of Michael Brown, a black teenager killed by a police officer last year in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri, will sue the city for wrongful death, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

  • Get eye test done at home via smartphone

    New York: A start-up has launched the world’s first smartphone-assisted eye tools here that can check your eyes in the comfort of your home and nullify the bulky machines visible in an ophthalmologist’s office.

  • Two more murder convicts hanged in Pakistan

    Islamabad: Two more prisoners convicted of murder were hanged in Pakistan on Thursday taking the number of executions in three days to 23. The two condemned prisoners were sent to the gallows in Sargodha and Sahiwal jails early on Thursday, Geo News reported.

  • 22 terrorists killed in Pakistan airstrikes

    Islamabad: At least 22 terrorists were killed when military fighter jets bombed their hideouts in North Waziristan Agency of Pakistan, it was reported on Thursday.

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    Panel on auction of coal linkages yet to submit report: Goyal

    New Delhi: An inter-ministerial committee (IMC) constituted to consider various models, including auction of coal linkages, is yet to submit its report, Parliament was informed today. “IMC has been constituted… to consider various models, including auctioning of coal linkages/LoAs (Letter of Assurances) through competitive bidding as the selection process and to recommend the optimal structure that would meet the requirements of all the stakeholders,” Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said in a

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    Google most attractive employer in India: Randstad

    New Delhi: Google has emerged as the most attractive employer in the country followed by Sony, according to leading human resource consultancy Randstad. Microsoft India, which topped the list consecutively for the past four years, has been inducted into the ‘hall of fame’ category this year. The sector-specific special recognition awards this year has been awarded to Tata Steel for manufacturing, P&G for FMCG and Honda India for automobile verticals. Besides these firms,

  • Narendra Modi

    Farmers’ problems old, need to find solutions collectively: PM

    New Delhi: Sharing “pain” over the suicide by a farmer here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the agriculture community’s problems are “old, deep-rooted and widespread” which need to be addressed collectively and expressed willingness to accept any suggestion with an open mind.

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    Internet.org offers free access to over 800 mn: Zuckerberg

    New Delhi: Even as the debate on Facebook’s Internet.org initiative violating net neutrality rages on, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said the platform has made free basic Internet services available to more than 800 million people in nine countries, including India. Internet.org is a Facebook-led initiative which states that it aims to bring 5 billion people online in partnership with tech giants like Samsung and Qualcomm.

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    Wolfsburg’s Traesch inks contract extension

    Berlin: VFL Wolfsburg has extended the expiring contract of defender Christian Traesch until June 2018, the German club has confirmed.  Traesch is the third player, after Ricardo Rodriguez and Vieirinha, who extended his contract with Wolfsburg this year, reports Xinhua.

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    Rural internet users to surge to 28 crore by 2018: Report

    Mumbai: The share of rural internet users will increase nearly five fold to touch 28 crore by 2018, signalling higher online purchasers going forward from rural India, says a research report. By 2018, the country will have “as many as 55 crore internet users, of which 28 crore would be from smaller towns and cities, expanding at close to 40 per cent a year from six crore in 2014,” forecasts a report on

  • Sena-BJP alliance leading in Aurangabad, NCP in Navi Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance is set to retain the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation even as it faced a tough fight from the NCP in Navi Mumbai where party stalwart Ganesh Naik is trying to retain power. The counting for the civic polls, held yesterday, began this morning.

  • Martin Schmidt

    Mainz extends contract with coach Martin Schmidt

    Berlin: Former youth football coach Martin Schmidt has signed a first division contract until June 2018, German club FSV Mainz has confirmed. Mainz and Schmidt agreed on a long-term cooperation as Schmidt put pen to paper on a three-year deal on Wednesday after replacing Kasper Hjulmand due to poor performances in February, reports Xinhua.

  • When Leila Seth became a victim of gender bias!

    New Delhi: Leila Seth, the first woman chief justice of a high court, says she was a victim of gender bias during initial years of her service but put her foot down and learnt how to become an umpire from being a player. Eighty-four-year-old Seth started her practice in the Patna High Court and then was appointed junior standing counsel for income tax. She spent 10 years in Patna before moving to Calcutta.

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    Simona Halep overcomes Muguruza in Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

    Stuttgart:  Romanian Simona Halep overcame Spanish Garbine Muguruza in three tough sets to become the first player to enter the quarter-finals of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix here. World No. 20 Muguruza took the first set of this one in just 34 minutes, 6-3, coming through on the big points much better than Halep.  But the No.2-seeded Halep fought back, claiming the second set, 6-1, and battling back from 0-2 down in the third

  • Exercise financial prudence: Parrikar to Armed Forces

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today asked the Army, Air Force and the Navy to exercise “financial prudence” and optimise all available resources even as he reiterated his government’s commitment to modernisation of the Armed Forces. Parrikar, who had earlier asked the three services to prioritise its demands, made it clear that though technology is important for modern warfare, it is ultimately the morale and motivation of soldiers, sailors and air warriors

  • Trial run of new taxiway, MRO at Nagpur airport successful

    Nagpur: The trial run of a newly constructed 3.4 kms long taxiway and Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) unit of Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport (MIHAN) was conducted successfully here, Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) said today.

  • Gajendra Singh suicide case: AAP points fingers at Delhi Police

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday accused the Delhi Police of being responsible for the death of farmer Gajendra Singh, who had committed suicide by hanging himself during a rally in the national capital, announcing a monetary compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the latter’s family.

  • Bihar storm leaves farmers shattered

    Patna: The tropical storm that ripped through Bihar has left farmers in the state distraught and helpless. Repairing their houses that were destroyed by the storm, villagers in Purnia district said everything shattered for them within 45 minutes.

  • Saina, Sindhu win; Kashyap loses in Asia Championship

    Wuhan (China): World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while P V Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men’s shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship here today.