Free Press Journal
  • Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, say activists

    Damascus :  Islamic State group jihadists seized full control of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, putting the world heritage site and its priceless artefacts at risk of destruction, reports AFP.

  • Indian-origin UK hotelier feared kidnapped in Punjab

    New Delhi/London : The UK Foreign Office is looking into the mysterious disappearance of a British-Indian hotelier who went missing while on a business trip to Punjab. Ranjit Singh Power’s family in Britain fears he may have been kidnapped after he uncharacteristically failed to stay in contact with them and did not catch his return flight from Amritsar on May 14.

  • Microsoft to enter chat app market

    Washington : Microsoft is reportedly developing a new smartphone chat app on iphone, called “Flow” that would work as a complement for its Outlook inbox app, reports ANI.

  • Anti-polio drive suspended in Pak due to lack of security

    Karachi :  An anti-polio campaign was suspended today in 18 union councils of Pakistan’s troubled Baluchistan province as authorities failed to provide timely and proper security cover to health workers and volunteers.

  • Paracetamol bad for unborn boys

    London : In a fresh insight into reported links between paracetamol use during pregnancy and reproductive health problems, a new study shows that its prolonged use may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, reports IANS.

  • Britain pledges crackdown on immigration

    London :  Prime Minister David Cameron today pledged a crackdown on immigration into the UK after latest data showed the figures were at their highest level for a decade. The latest quarterly migration figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that net immigration from outside the European Union is rising almost as strongly as from within Europe, with a surge of 318,000 in 2014.

  • Greenpeace to continue India operations till June

    New Delhi : Greenpeace India on Thursday said it will keep operating in the country till June as its staff was willing to work without pay to ensure that the NGO doesn’t ‘disappear completely’ in the next few weeks.

  • Denied access to road through military college, villagers stage protest

    Pune : Police on Thursday resorted to a cane-charge and burst teargas shells to disperse a mob of irate villagers protesting against the denial of access to a road that passes through the premises of College of Military Engineering (CME) at neighbouring Pimpri Chinchwad industrial township.

  • M&M buys 33% stake in Mitsubishi arm for $25 mn

    Mumbai : Mahindras acquired 33 per cent stake in farm machinery arm of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for USD 25 million and would look at jointly developing products for global markets in the tractor and agri-equipment space. While cementing its decade-long marketing and sales association in the US with Mitsubishi, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is also looking to improve cost efficiencies and develop new products through this deal. M&M will invest 3 billion yen

  • Use terrorists to bring an end to insurgency, says Parrikar

    New Delhi  : Asserting that terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said India will take “pro-active” steps to prevent a 26/11 type attacks hatched from foreign soil.

  • ‘Osama was dedicated to family, was concerned about welfare’

    Washington :  Declassified documents here about Osama bin Laden reveal that he was a dedicated family man who constantly worried about his four wives, 20 children and other relatives and who sometimes issued detailed instructions about how they should conduct themselves, reports IANS.

  • Sonakshi is Lady Rajini of Mumbai: A.R. Murugadoss

    Filmmaker A.R. Murugadoss, who is busy shooting for his next film “Akira” starring Sonakshi Sinha, has named the actress as “Lady Rajini of Mumbai”.

  • Depleting water levels a worry in Marathwada

    Mumbai: Even as Maharashtra received unseasonal rains coupled with hailstorm in the last few months, depleting water storage in large, medium and small irrigation dams across the state has become a cause for concern, with the Marathwada region staring at an intense scarcity.

  • Sebi ropes in Murthy to head panel on start-ups

    New Delhi : As it prepares a new regulatory framework for startups and alternative investments, regulator Sebi set up an 18-member panel headed by IT czar N R Narayana Murthy to advise on policy matters in this regard, reports PTI.

  • Chamomile tea can help you live longer

    New York : Drinking chamomile tea can decrease the risk of death from many causes in women, over 65 new researchers have found, according to IANS.