Free Press Journal
  • Two more carriers offer pan-India number portability

    New Delhi: Two more service providers will provide pan-India mobile number portability from Friday, enabling customers to retain their mobile phone number while relocating between states.

  • BSNL, MTNL merger decision in 4-5 months

    New Delhi: The decision on merging state-run BSNL and MTNL will be taken in the next four-five months, Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said. “BSNL, MTNL merger decision will be taken in four-five months after studying the IIM report on it,” he said.

  • Gold ends steady; silver recovers on industrial demand

    New Delhi: After three-day losing run, gold prices held steady at Rs 26,500 per ten grams at the bullion market today on scattered buying activity by jewellers. Silver, however, recovered by Rs 250 to Rs 36,000 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Brain

    Here`s how our brains may reconstruct past events

    Washington DC : A new research has revealed how the human brain might reconstruct past events. When someone tries to remember 1 aspect of an event, such as who they met yesterday, the representation of the entire event can be reactivated in the brain, including incidental information such as where they were and what they did When remembering something from our past, we often vividly re-experience the whole episode in which it occurred.

  • Nargis Fakri

    Nargis Fakhri to essay Sangeeta’s role in biopic on Azharuddin

    Mumbai: Actress Nargis Fakhri will play former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin’s wife Sangeeta Bijlani in upcoming biopic “Azhar”. Emraan Hashmi will be playing the role of the former cricketer and Nargis will play his on-screen wife. “We have locked Nargis to play Sangeeta Bijlani in the film. She fit the bill in terms of looks, style and glamour. We did the look test with her. She is a talented actress and we are

  • Gagan Anand

    We’re changing the face of Indian cuisine globally: Chef Gaggan Anand

    New Delhi: Expect out of the ordinaire when you enter this restaurant. The chef here wears protective glasses and wields a blow torch, while gases fume through the kitchen doors. For Kolkata-born chef Gaggan Anand – whose restaurant ‘Gaggan’ in Bangkok has been ranked the best in Asia and 10th best in the world by a ratings website – “a progressive path was necessary to change the face of Indian cuisine globally”.

  • Fisherman

    Sri Lankan court extends remand of 14 fishermen till July 17

    Rameswaram (TN) : A court in Sri Lanka today extended till July 17 the remand of 14 fishermen arrested on June 2 by the island nation’s naval personnel on charges of illegal fishing. Their three boats had also been seized. Fishermen’s Association President S Emerit said they were lodged in a prison in Mannar after their arrest. They were produced before a court in that city today and later taken to a prison in Vavuniya, he said.

  • Ram Naik

    Ram Naik seeks info about pending names for MLC post

    Lucknow: A day after giving approval to four out of the nine names sent by state government for nomination as MLCs, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today said that he has sought more information from the chief minister regarding the rest five and would take decision after he receives it.

  • Air India, IC 814

    IC-814 hijack: Congress seeks response from intelligence agencies

    New Delhi : Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday refrained from commenting on former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) chief A S Dulat’s statement that the Crisis Management Group (CMG) had not handled the IC-814 hijack incident properly and said that it must be better answered by the intelligence agencies. “This is the view of a person who is writing a book, you should really ask him. It is not something on

  • Meghalaya sounds alert following IMD forecast

    Shillong: An alert was sounded in all Meghalaya districts following IMD forecast of heavy to extreme rainfall in isolated places in Meghalaya and neighbouring Assam, officials said today.

  • Indian fishermen arrested

    Lankan Fishermen attack Indian fishermen, cause 6cr damage

    Nagapattinam (TN): About 30 to 40 fishermen were attacked allegedly by their Sri Lankan counterparts off Kodiakarai coast, who damaged their nets worth Rs 6 crore and threw the catch into the sea, a fisheries department official said. However, none of them were injured in the attack and the group of 180 fishermen returned to shore safely today, District Assistant Director of Fisheries Sivakumar said.

  • India, Mens Hockey

    India to lock horns with Belgium in HWL semis

    Antwerp (Belgium) : The Indian men’s hockey team would be facing one of their toughest tests in the tournament when they take on the hosts, Belgium, in their last four contest of the World Hockey League Semifinals (HWL) today. Unlike the women’s team, the ninth ranked Indian team landed in Antwerp without any pressure of Olympic qualification. They also did not have to worry about finishing in the top three to enter the

  • daya_nayak_mumbai

    ‘Family safety’ concern prompted Daya Nayak to spurn transfer

    Mumbai: A day after one of India’s well known ‘encounter specialists’ Daya Nayak was suspended, it has emerged that the police officer had declined to join his new posting at Nagpur over concerns for “family’s safety”. “He was transferred to Nagpur last year. He had conveyed to Maharashtra government and also the state DGP that he faced threat to life. He had also expressed apprehension that he could be singled out and killed,”

  • Valson Thampu

    Sexual harassment row: Thampu should be sacked immediately, says Ashish Joshi

    New Delhi : Ashish Joshi, the media coordinator of the Association of Old Stephanians, on Friday said that principal Valson Thampu should be immediately sacked following the complaint that he attempted to shield college’s bursar Satish Kumar, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a research scholar.

  • hockey

    Indian hockey eves clash against Japan for fifth spot 

    Antwerp: After pulling off a breathtaking 5-4 win in penalty shoot-out against Italy, India will look to remain in qualification for the 2016 Olympics as they take on Japan in 5th/6th position encounter at the women’s Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Saturday.

  • Submarine, China

    Submarine deployment in Indian Ocean no threat to India: PLA

    Shanghai: Amid India’s concerns on deployment of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, a top PLA naval officer sought to justify the move saying the vessels were part of anti-piracy operations while downplaying the ‘string of pearls’ theory to contain India. “Why cannot submarines participate in anti-piracy operations? Submarines also participate in anti-piracy operations along with other fleets,” Wei Xiandong, Chief of Staff, Shanghai Naval Garrison, said when asked why People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy sends

  • Charity group accused of raising funds for IS

    Canberra: Members of an Australian charity group set up to help Syrian orphans, have been accused of raising funds for Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, a media report said on Friday.  The group, Dar al Quran wa Sunnah, was set up to help children orphaned by the Syrian civil war but came under scrutiny by Lebanese and Australian authorities after the arrest of one of its members in the northern Lebanese city

  • Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers

    Seoul: An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed six workers today, fire officials said. The victims were doing welding work when the blast tore down a waste storage facility at a chemical plant run by Hanwha Chemical Co. in the southeastern city of Ulsan, according to the officials. The exact cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known. But fire officer Kim Jung-sik said that gas trapped inside the storage might have triggered

  • Twitter

    Twitter rolls out new Twitter Ads button

    Washington : Twitter has rolled out a new Twitter Ads button, which is available on the users profile pages on both the iOS and Android client applications. According to the, the newly added button is present right next to the ‘Edit profile’ button, the account switcher and the Settings icon. By clicking on the Ads button, the users get the option of managing their Twitter ad campaigns while on the move. It is