Free Press Journal
  • Reliance Jio’s launch likely to shake industry, market: Study

    New Delhi : The broadband arm of Reliance Industries is likely to start its operations with offers that will shake up the existing industry norms and quickly get a 10th of the subscriber base and nearly as much share of the revenues, says a report by Bernstein Research.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders

    Kolkata Knights Riders opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians

    Mumbai :  Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to bowl against Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday. Knight Riders have made two changes in their playing 11 as Morne Morkel and Shakib Al Hasan come in for Brad Hogg and Johan Botha. For Mumbai Indians, Vinay Kumar replaced Jasprit Bumrah.

  • Suicide attack, Turkish embassy, Kabul

    Four Indians among 14 killed in Kabul attack

    Kabul/New Delhi : Four Indians were among 14 people killed in a suspected Taliban attack on a guesthouse in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul overnight on Wednesday, an Indian embassy source said on Thursday.

  • Narendra Modi

    Border, trade deficit figure in Modi-Xi summit talks

    Xi’an (China) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping held “substantive” summit level talks here on Thursday during which the border issue, trade deficit and connectivity issues were discussed.

  • Sheikha Jufairi, Fatma Al-Kuwari

    Qatar elects two women for first time

    Doha: Qataris have for the first time voted two women onto the Gulf emirate’s only directly elected body, the Central Municipal Council, officials announced today. Sheikha Jufairi and Fatma Al-Kuwari both won seats in yesterday’s election to the 29-member council, which has advisory but no legislative powers. Elections director General Majed Ibrahim al-Khulaifi confirmed that it was the first time in the emirate’s history that two women had been elected. Jufairi is a political veteran by Qatari standards

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    Smartphone use may interfere with exercise

    Washington: Using your smartphone during exercise for texting or talking can reduce the intensity of exercise, which may result in lower health benefits, scientists have found. The researchers at Kent State University assessed how common smartphone use – texting and talking – interfere with treadmill exercise. They found that when individuals use their smartphones during exercise for texting or talking, it causes a reduction in exercise intensity.

  • Real Madrid

    Real Madrid eliminated thanks to ‘friendly fire’: German press

    Berlin:  German weekly Der Spiegel said on Thursday that Spanish football club Real Madrid was knocked out of the Champions League semi-finals by a “friendly fire” referring to the goal scored by their former player Alvaro Morata, now playing for Italian champions Juventus. Madrid drew 1-1 against Italian Juventus in the second leg on Wednesday at home while losing the first leg 1-2 away at Turin, Italy.

  • Karach Bus Attack

    Pakistan buries victims of Karachi bus attack

    Karachi: Amid tight security, Pakistan’s Shia Ismaili Muslims today buried the bus attack victims who were killed by ISIS militants in the volatile Karachi city, the first assault by the dreaded terror outfit in the region. Hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers of the 43 victims who were laid to rest at the Sakhi Hasan graveyard of the city, police said.

  • Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza -Martina Hingis enter Rome Masters semis

    Rome : Indian tennis player Sania Mirza entered the women’s doubles semi-finals partnering Swiss ace Martina Hingis to earn a straight sets win in the last eight on the outdoor clay courts of Rome Masters here on Thursday. However, it was the end of the road for the Indo-Romanian combination of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea, who lost their men’s doubles second round match to the Dutch-Romanian pair of Jean-Julien Rojer and

  • Reliance Infocom 4G

    Reliance Jio’s launch likely to shake industry, market

    New Delhi:  The broadband arm of Reliance Industries is likely to start its operations with offers that will shake up the existing industry norms and quickly get a 10th of the subscriber base and nearly as much share of the revenues, says a report by Bernstein Research. “We expect Reliance Jio will launch disruptive offers that stall key competitors’ growth and dampen existing market expectations,” the report said, in what appears to

  • Smoking

    Unable to kick the butt? Blame your brain

    Washington: Brains of some smokers may be hardwired to succeed at quitting, a new study has found. The study showed greater connectivity among certain brain regions in people who successfully quit smoking compared to those who tried and failed.

  • Osama Bin Laden

    ‘Pakistan had no prior knowledge of Osama Bin Laden’

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday denied it had any prior knowledge of the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin laden, who was killed in a US raid at a high-walled mansion in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa garrison township of Abbottabad in 2011.  “Pakistan did not know about the presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad,” declared Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah at a news briefing in Islamabad, Dawn reported. The Pakistani assertion came in

  • Pervez Musharraf

    Bugti murder case: Pervez Musharraf exempted from court appearance

    Karachi: Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has been granted permanent exemption from court appearance in the murder case of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti on health and security grounds.

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    Actor Salman Khan shoots movie in Kashmir at 2 degrees below

    Mumbai : Director Kabir Khan is shooting for his directorial “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” with superstar Salman Khan at Zoji La pass, in Kashmir, at minus two degrees Celsius — and he seems to be enjoying it.

  • Deepika and Sanjay Leela Bhansali

    Deepika shares ‘beautiful’ actor-director bond with Bhansali

    Mumbai : Actress Deepika Padukone, who is working in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” after being directed by him in “Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela”, says they share a “beautiful” actor-director relationship based on trust.