Free Press Journal
  • Nuclear deal

    Iran, P5+1 begin draf for removing sanctions: Negotiator

    Vienna : Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers have started drafting the text of the mechanism for removing the sanctions imposed on Tehran over its peaceful nuclear programme, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said. The US negotiation delegation gave the Iranian nuclear team “very useful” explanations regarding the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, Press TV cited Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi as saying after meetings

  • Taliban

    Key Taliban commander Mullah Mir Ahmad killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul :  A key Taliban commander and three other militants were killed on Saturday in Afghanistan’s Herat province. “Acting upon an intelligence report, security forces laid an ambush on a way used by key Taliban commander Mullah Mir Ahmad in Ghorian district,” a police officer told Xinhua news agency. Mullah Mir Ahmad, who was often accompanied by 150 armed militants, was commander of 400 militants in west Afghanistan, the officer added.

  • Militants, Pakistan, Al Qaeda

    Al Qaeda militants storm Syrian town

    Damascus:  Al Qaeda militants on Saturday stormed into another government-controlled town in northwestern Syria. Several Al Qaeda-affiliated groups, notably Nusra Front, overran the town of Jisr al-Shughour in Idlib province, just days after the jihadi militants unleashed an operation dubbed the “Battle of Victory” with the aim of claiming control of the town near the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

  • Apple Watch

    Apple Watch keeps ticking for 15 minutes during water resistance test

    Washington : FoneFox team have found out that the Apple Watch is quite water resistant as the watch was still ticking away after it was submerged in the shallow end of a pool. According to TechCrunch, Apple Watch’s capacitive touch screens tend to face some problems under water but the device still works. Apple has not marketed its water resistance much and the only mention is somewhere in footnotes buried deep at the bottom

  • Robert Downey- Captain America 3

    Robert Downey Jr’s birthday karaoke

    Los Angeles : Actor Robert Downey Jr, who turned 50 earlier this month, sang for guests at his birthday party. The “Iron Man” star was treated to a performance from rock band Duran Duran, after which he joined jazz rock band Steely Dan on the stage to belt out “Reelin’ in the Years”, reports

  • Anil Kapoor gets Dinanath Mangeshkar Award, says he’s ‘newcomer’

    Mumbai : Actor Anil Kapoor was conferred the Pandit Dinanath Mangeshkar Award on the occasion of the death anniversary of songstress Lata Mangeshkar’s father. The actor was thrilled to bits to receive the “priceless” honour. “I have received national and few international awards in my career so far, but this award is special, in fact, priceless for me,” the National Award winning actor said here at the ceremony on Friday.

  • Shahrukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan impressed by ‘Kal ho naa ho’ song remake

    Mumbai :  The magic of the title song of the film “Kal Ho Naa Ho” with a message – There may be no tomorrow — has been recreated in a video, featuring German ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife and former foreign minister Salman Khurshid. Their endeavour to pay a tribute to Bollywood has earned a thumbs up from superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who featured in the movie. The actor took to micro-blogging

  • Narendra modi

    PM speaks to CMs after quake, convenes high-level meeting

    New Delhi: In the wake of the massive  earthquake, Prime Minister The Prime Minister, who is keeping a close watch on the situation, spoke to chief ministers of Bihar, Sikkim, UP and Madhya Pradesh.

  • Selena Gomez

    Selena Gomez loves her curves

    Los Angeles:  Singer Selena Gomez says she is proud of her curvaceous figure. The 22-year-old, who was recently spotted holidaying with friends in Mexico, took to her Instagram account to show off her enviable figure during the trip, posting a sultry photograph of herself in a cut-out black swimsuit reclining on a sun-lounger, reports

  • Asian Development Bank lends USD 2 bn to India for road construction in 5 states

    New Delhi : Multi-lateral lending agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) today said it will provide loan worth USD 2 billion to construct or upgrade over 31,000 kms of rural roads in five states to lend support to Prime Minister’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). “ADB is providing about USD 2 billion loans through its three long-term investment programmes to build and improve rural roads in five states of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal,

  • tax

    Capital gains tax, corporate results trouble Indian equities

    Mumbai : The capital gains tax claims on foreign funds with retrospective effect and worries over similar notices ahead hit the marked mood during the week ended Friday, sending a key index down to its lowest level in three-and-a-half months. The mixed corporate results for the last quarter of the previous financial year that saw better-than-expected performance by heavyweights such as Reliance Industries but muted earnings growth in several others, notably Wipro,

  • Earthquake, West Bengal

    One killed, cracks in buildings in quake-hit West Bengal

    Kolkata: One person was killed in a wall collapse even as several multi-storyed buildings developed cracks when an earthquake shook West Bengal today. A man, identified as Pannya Singha Roy, died when a wall collapsed on him while he was working in his garden at Noapara in Ambari area of Jalpaiguri district, District Magistrate Pritha Sarkar said.

  • Mumbai Indians

    Mumbai Indians opt to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.  Mumbai Indians brought in two changes in their playing XI. Jagadeesha Suchith replaces Jasprit Bumrah and Vinay Kumar comes in for Hardik Pandya. Sunrisers Hyderabad have brought in Trent Boult and Hanuma Vihari for Moises Henriques and Bipul Sharma, respectively.

  • Money

    Bank of Baroda ties up with UAE Exchange for instant money transfer

    Dubai:  Bank of Baroda, a leading Indian public sector bank, has tied up with UAE  Exchange to offer an instant cash transfer facility to NRI customers. UAE Exchange, a global remittance and foreign exchange company, serves over 7.9 million customers  worldwide and currently has over 750 branches across 32 countries. Following the agreement, customers can send money to their desired bank accounts in Bank of Baroda in India, within minutes.

  • Hand over probe into MBBS student’s death to CBI: HC

    Chennai: Madras High Court has directed Puducherry police to immediately hand over to CBI the probe into the death of a fourth year MBBS girl student in 2012 while pulling up CB-CID for lapses in the investigation.

  • Bihar, Earthquake

    2 dead, 17 injured in high intensity earthquake in Bihar

    Patna: today.  In view of the situation, five NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) teams have left for as many districts to help citizens in the wake of the earthquake and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is rushing back to Patna from New Delhi.

  • Earthquake, nepal

    Hundreds killed in Nepal

    Kathmandu: The 7.9 magnitude earthquake has inflicted heavy casualties in Nepal with diplomats putting the toll in hundreds.
    “We have received reports that there is a big loss of property and life in Nepal,” Krishna Prasad Dhakal, the deputy chief of mission at Nepal’s Embassy in New Delhi, told AFP. “Possibly hundreds of people have died in various parts of the country, particularly in Kathmandu and Pokhara.”
    The latest updates indicate that as many as 500 people were

  • Apple SmartWatch

    Apple Watch global launched

    New York : The Apple Watch made its global debut today in a launch aimed at making the California giant the overnight leader in wearable technology. The event was noticeably low key compared with the fanfare of other Apple product launches: None of the smartwatches were available in Apple stores in New York or around the world, meaning no long queues.