Free Press Journal
  • blackberry

    BlackBerry to cut jobs worldwide, impact on India unlikely

    New Delhi: Canadian technology firm Blackberry is cutting jobs globally as it plans to consolidates its various business verticals — device software, hardware and applications. “We have made the decision to consolidate our devic software, hardware and applications business, impacting a number of employees around the world. We know that our employees have worked hard on behalf of our company and we are grateful for their commitment and contributions,” Blackberry said in a

  • Landslide,

    Huge landslide blocks Nepal’s Kali Gandaki river

    Kathmandu: A massive landslide has blocked the Kali Gandaki river in Nepal’s Myagdi district since Sunday morning. According to the ministry of home affairs, the landslide has blocked the river near Baisari village, burying a few dozen houses, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Australian PM Tony Abbott

    Australia to introduce counter-terrorism citizenship changes

    Sydney: Australia is set to introduce new counter-terrorism laws, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Sunday, with the package expected to include stripping dual nationals who are linked to terrorism of their citizenship. There has also been speculation that the plan to amend citizenship laws, which was disclosed in February, could also affect second-generation Australians who carry only one passport.

  • ISIS

    ‘Infinite’ chance of attack on US with nuke from Pak: ISIS

    London: There is an “infinitely” greater chance of the cash-rich Islamic State smuggling its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan to attack the US within a year, according to the latest edition of the dreaded group’s propaganda magazine.

  • Facebook updates can reflect your personality traits

    London: People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise and accomplishments are typically narcissists, according to new research. Psychologists at Brunel University London surveyed Facebook users to examine the personality traits and motives that influence the topics they choose to write about in their status updates – something that few previous studies have explored.

  • murder case

    Businessman stabbed to death in Thane

    Thane: A 40-year-old businessman from Bhiwandi town here was allegedly stabbed to death by unknown persons in the wee hours today, police said. Three men barged into the house of Dileep Kundamal in Kasar Ali locality of Bhiwandi at around 4 AM, Nizampura police station inspector M R Thithe said.

  • anushka sharma

    Anushka to skip ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ promotions at IPL final

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma will not be part of the promotional activities of her upcoming film “Dil Dhadakne Do” at the IPL final in Kolkata tonight after falling ill. The 27-year-old actress, who has had back-to-back releases including “NH10” and “Bombay Velvet”, is exhausted and has been advised to rest by her doctors.

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘PM’s ‘Man ki Baat’ inspired by Rahul Gandhi’s youth dialogue’

    Jaipur: Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi today claimed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Man Ki Baat’ programme was inspired by Rahul Gandhi who started a dialogue with youths in 2004. “It was Rahul Gandhi’s initiative to engage in dialogue with youths in 2004, which was copied by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he came up with the idea of ‘Man Ki Baat’ radio programme. He did not do such thing when he was Gujarat chief minister,”

  • Gujjar community people agitating for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions on Delhi-Mumbai railway track near Bayana village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan on Friday.

    Gujjars intensify stir, block National Highway at Dausa

    Jaipur: Intensifying their agitation for the fourth consecutive day, Gujjars today blocked National Highway 11 at Dausa and a state highway in Sawaimadhopur district to build up pressure on the government to provide a concrete proposal for granting them five per cent reservation in government jobs.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP completes 100 days in office

    New Delhi: The AAP-led Delhi government today completed 100 days in office, a period marked by its ongoing bitter tussle with the Lt Governor, a split in the party and implementation of a slew of its electoral promises, including slashing power tariff by 50 per cent and providing free water of up to 20,000 litres per month.

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    Suspected militants hurl grenade at residential house

    Srinagar: Suspected militants hurled a grenade at a residential house in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, but it failed to explode, police said today. The grenade, which was hurled late last night, was found in the residential compound of a civilian in Sopore town this morning, a police official said.

  • Narendra Modi

    No ‘big bang’ investment by Modi govt in first year: CII

    New Delhi: As Narendra Modi government celebrates one year in office, industry body CII has said there has been no big-bang investments in the first year and issues on ease of doing business still need to be addressed. Stating that investments will gradually come in, CII President Sumit Mazumder termed as “ambitious” the government’s aim of notching up the country’s ranking to 50 on the World Bank’s ease of doing business index.

  • India set to become water scarce country by 2025: Report

    Mumbai: Although India is set to become water scarce country by 2025 due to demand-supply mis-match, the water sector is expected to see investment of USD 13 billion from overseas players in the next few years, a new study has said. “India’s demand for water is expected to exceed all current sources of supply and the country is set to become water scarce country by 2025.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Pakistan should help tackle terror: Rajnath Singh

    Lucknow, May 24 (PTI) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asked Pakistan to extend all help in tackling terrorism as it was also a victim of the menance. “It (Pakistan) should extend full cooperation in checking terrorism because the country is facing a similar problem today,” Singh told reporters. On Pakistan’s strong reaction to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s recent remarks about neutralising terrorists through terrorists, Singh said, “Not only India, but the

  • Manish Sisodia

    CM-LG row: Sisodia hits out at the Centre on statehood issue

    New Delhi: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today hit out at the Centre amid the confrontation between Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, slamming it for its alleged “biggest u-turn” on the issue of full statehood to Delhi.

  • Jayalalithaa thanks Narendra Modi for wishes

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and her Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu for their greetings on her assuming office for the fifth time. “I thank you for your congratulations and good wishes on my being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time. I convey my best wishes to you,” she said in letters to Modi

  • Indian-origin businessman elected head of global firm

    London: A leading Indian-origin entrepreneur has been elected as the head of the Bureau of International Recycling, a global organisation that facilitates free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy. Ranjit Singh Baxi, chairman of J & H Sales (International) ltd, will serve a two-year term as president of the Brussels-based recycling association.

  • Yellow Brigade v/s Men in Blue

    Kolkata :  Two-time former champions and the most consistent team of the season, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with late bloomers Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage IPL summit clash here on Sunday, bringing the 47-day T20 extravaganza to a relatively controversy-free end.

  • Kejriwal is on warpath, BJP show could suffer

    New Delhi :  An angry Arvind Kejriwal looks all set to steal the thunder from Narendra Modi and the BJP on their first anniversary celebrations. As the standoff between the Centre and the Delhi Chief Minister over distribution of powers reached a flash point on Saturday, Kejriwal was quick to respond by announcing a public rally and an emergency assembly session.