Free Press Journal
  • Sony launches Xperia Z3+ smartphone

    Sony launches Xperia Z3+ smartphone

    New Delhi: Consumer electronics major Sony announced the expansion of its Xperia range of smartphones with the launch of the Z3+ smartphone priced at Rs.55,990.

  • Messi simply the best: Colombia coach Jose Pekerman

    Vina del Mar (Chile): Star striker Lionel Messi is “quite simply the best player in the world”, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has claimed ahead of his side’s Copa America football quarter-final clash with Argentina. The two sides meet here on Friday in the last eight, and while Messi has not been in top form thus far in the tournament Pekerman believes the star remains the toughest of propositions.  “Messi is quite simply

  • Reliance, ICICI to manage Rs 60,000 crore coal PF Fund

    New Delhi: Reliance Capital Asset Management Company (RCAM) and ICICI Securities Primary Dealership have been selected to manage Rs 60,000 crore provident fund corpus of coal industry workers, an government official has said. The decision was taken by the board of trustees (BOT) of the Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation (CMPFO) in its meeting, chaired by Coal Secretary Anil Swarup, who is the Chairman of BOT, in Kolkata yesterday.

  • Najeeb Jung, Arvind Kejriwal

    ACB: AAP nominee says LG-appointee ‘trying to threaten’ him

    New Delhi: As a turf war continues between their political superiors in Delhi, AAP-nominated ACB chief SS Yadav has accused LG-appointee MK Meena of threatening and pressuring him and trying to hamper the functioning of the anti-graft body. According to sources, Yadav has sent three complaints about Meena’s alleged high-handed behaviour to Delhi’s government’s Department of Vigilance, which comes under Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

  • Shahid Afridi

    Don’t forget Dhoni’s record in Indian cricket: Shahid Afridi

    Kolkata: Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have faced lot of flak for his team’s embarrassing ODI series defeat against Bangladesh but Pakistan T20 captain Shahid Afridi is “not happy” in the manner the Indian ODI skipper was being targeted. Afridi termed this as “sub-continental trend” where the cricketing heroes are pilloried after one odd series defeat. “I really felt bad in the way MS (Dhoni) has been treated after Bangladesh series defeat. I completely think it’s

  • Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Dalits suffered the most under Nitish, Lalu government

    New Delhi: Jan Karnti Adhikar Morcha (JKAM) leader Pappu Yadav on Friday said that the Dalits and the backward classes have suffered the most in the regime of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, adding that the Dalits should not even vote for them.

  • 9 sentenced to flogging in Indonesia for selling food during Ramadan

    Jakarta : Nine people in Banda Aceh, Indonesia were flogged after being caught for selling food during the holy month of Ramadan. Banda Aceh, the province of Aceh, is the only area in the nation where sharia, or Islamic law, is rigorously applied, and the people were punished for selling food along roadsides, during the daily fasting and prayer period, reported Asia news. Mayor Illiza Sa’aduddin Djamal confirmed the “zero tolerance” of the acts

  • Taliban militants seize eastern Afghan district

    Kabul: After two days of fierce fighting, Taliban militants on Friday seized a district in eastern Afghanistan’s Nuristan province. “Taliban rebels captured Waygal district and the security forces technically retreated from the area,” an official told Xinhua, adding “50 people from both sides were killed and injured during the clash”.Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed the capture of Waygal district. Taliban militants seized three districts in Badakhshan and Kunduz provinces over the past two

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Poll reforms can address false affidavits issue

    Panaji: Electoral reform can help resolve the issue of elected representatives giving false details in poll-related affidavits, BJP’s Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Muktar Abbas Naqvi said on Friday.

  • French Attack

    1 dead, several hurt in attack on French factory

    Saint-Qentin-Fallavier (France): An attacker carrying an Islamist flag killed one person and injured several others today at a gas factory in eastern France, according to a legal source. The suspected attacker entered the factory and set off several small explosive devices, the source said. A decapitated body was found nearby the factory, another source said. “According to the initial findings of the enquiry, one or several individuals on board a vehicle, drove into the factory. An explosion then took place,” said

  • Sadanand Gowda

    Sadananda Gowda trains guns against Lalit Modi

    Bengaluru: Amidst the Lalit Modi controversy, Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda today trained guns against the former IPL Commissioner for creating confusion by levelling ‘baseless charges’ to rescue himself. “Today Lalit Modi has dropped names of Priyanka Gandhi and Robert Vadra. Tomorrow he may name somebody. Day after tomorrow he may name the owner of the channel which is telecasting everything.

  • Microsoft

    NASA, Microsoft to help scientists work virtually on Mars

    Washington : NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to develop a new technology that will enable researchers to work virtually on Mars using wearable technology. Developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, the OnSight technology will give scientists the means to plan and, along with the Mars Curiosity rover, conduct experiments on the Red Planet.”OnSight gives our rover scientists the ability to walk around and explore Mars right from

  • Aligarh Muslim University ‘cyberary’ gets ISO certification

    Aligarh: Thed Aligarh Muslim University’s social sciences cyber library or “cyberary” was accredited with the International Standard Organisation (ISO) certification, institute officials said on Friday.

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    Facebook shows little improvement in workforce diversity

    New York: Facebook had hired thousands of employees to improve the diversity of its workforce, but it has seemingly failed to achieve the desired results. The Facebook team is still dominated by white and Asian men. Diversity improved only marginally although Facebook added 2897 employees this year, TechCrunch reported, citing the company’s latest demographic report.  The 10,082-person company has only one percent more women as a share of all employees than a year

  • VASUNDHARA-RAJE

    Lalitgate: Vasundhara Raje again rubbishes reports

    Jaipur: Facing opposition heat over the Lalit Modi controversy, beleaguered Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje for the second day today dismissed media reports surrounding her, including that of a signature campaign by 120 party MLAs in her support. In a statement, a CMO spokesman said the Chief Minister holds “jansunwai” (public hearing) at her residence every Friday, and for this many MLAs come with the public of their constituency for putting forward their

  • Ebola Drug

    New blood test detects Ebola within minutes

    Boston: A new on-the-spot blood test can predict the deadly Ebola disease within minutes, according to results from a patient trial which also suggest the method is as accurate as the most widely-used laboratory-based test. The study is the first to show that a point-of-care Ebola
    Virus Disease (EVD) test is faster than and as sensitive as a conventional lab-based molecular method used for clinical testing during the recent outbreak in Sierra Leone.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    ‘Hope coming generation follows Jaiprakash Narayan’s footsteps’: Ram Vilas Paswan

    Patna : Lok Janshakti Party president Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said he hoped that the coming generation follows the footsteps of Jaiprakash Narayan. “We hope that the coming generation will walk on the steps of Jaiprakash Narayan,” he added. Indira Gandhi had declared Emergency in the country on June 25, 1975 after the Allahabad High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court found her election to the Lok Sabha ‘null and void’. Formally proclaimed

  • Lalit Modi

    Samajwadi Party to raise Lalit Modi row in Parliament

    New Delhi : Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Aggarwal on Friday accused the ruling BJP at the Centre of protecting its ministers in connection with the Lalit Modi controversy and added that his party would raise this issue in the upcoming Parliament session. Aggarwal said the BJP is obliged to support Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue as she has become the minister on her won and has the support of all

  • Priyanka Gandhi

    Met Priyanka, Robert in London: Lalit Modi

    New Delhi: Former IPL chief Lalit Modi has said he bumped into Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka and her husband in a London restaurant last year, sparking an attack from the BJP.

  • Sadananda Gowda

    Lalit Modi trying to shield himself, says Sadananda Gowda

    Bengaluru : Union Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Friday said former IPL chief Lalit Modi is trying to shield himself and escape the clutches of law. “Lalit Modi is trying to shield himself. He duped the whole country and sitting in London he is creating this confusion. He is trying to rescue himself from clutches of law and trying to get cases against him dropped,” Gowda told ANI. Detailed story to follow.