Free Press Journal
  • ENRG EMIT Speaker bulbs

    LED there be light, and ambient music as well!

    LED is the stuff that science fiction is made of. Writers from the 1900’s loved to write about hitherto uninvented technology. Jules Verne for instance predicted things like nuclear-powered submarines, space exploration and air travel. Even Verne (widely regarded as the greatest ever sci-fi auteur) must never have imagined an LED bulb that pumps out your favourite tunes.

  • Nalin Kohli

    Now BJP says it was always for CBI probe on Vyapam Scam

    New Delhi: BJP today welcomed the Supreme Court decision for a CBI probe into Vyapam scam and deaths allegedly linked with the case, claiming it was always for it, and said Congress should now stop doing politics over the issue. The ruling party hit back at Congress for its criticism of the state government over its “delay” in calling for a CBI probe, saying it amounted to commenting on the functioning of the

  • India capable of securing borders: Manohar Parrikar

    Lucknow: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today dismissed his Pakistani counterpart Khawaja Asif’s statement on use of nuclear weapons, saying India is capable of securing its borders. “Answer to every question is not necessary. I am Defence Minister of India, not Pakistan. India is capable of securing its borders,” he said.

  • iBall Andi Avonte

    The iBall Andi Avonte: Swivel and shoot your selfies with greater clarity

    The iBall Andi Avonte proves one simple point: the 21st century’s greatest inventions are geared to be means to an end. Think about it, the social network, the smartphone, even blogs, are all means to display selfies. Why do I say that? Quite simply because ever since the selfie has taken centre stage, we’ve been doing everything and more to ensure that our ‘selfies’ get taken better, and shared quicker.

  • Malala Yousafzai

    Malala says Pakistan Government will support her if she decides to return home

    Karachi : Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has said that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told her that his government will support her if she decides to return to the country.  According to the Dawn, Sharif and Yousafzai held their first official meeting on Wednesday after both attended a United Nations education summit in Oslo. Sharif praised the 18-year-old education activist for her bravery and steadfastness, saying that these virtues had made

  • sapience buddy

    Sapience Buddy: Getting productive costs less than a cup of coffee

    Picture this: You’re in the ‘zone’ at work, nailing that report like a true champ. Suddenly you’re always-on smartphone beeps with a Facebook notification. Then you get an email from that dating service you’ve been using, letting you know someone (finally) swiped right. And before you know it, that report you were nailing like a champ, is the farthest thing from your mind. Instead, right around quitting time, you’re chit-chatting with your long lost

  • South Carolina House holding marathon debate over Confederate flag removal

    London : The South Carolina House is holding a heated discussion on the bill that would remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds. According to BBC, Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley earlier urged fellow Republicans to remove the flag. Dozens of amendments by Republicans aimed at slowing down passage of the bill were rejected during the session. The killer of nine people at Charleston Church last month was pictured flying the flag following which

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Mahinda Rajapaksa files nomination for polls

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday filed nomination papers to contest the August 17 parliamentary elections.  Rajapaksa will be contesting from the Kurunegala district, Xinhua reported.  Several other members from the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) also signed their nomination papers.  The UPFA consists of several political parties, including the Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by President Maithripala Sirisena.  Rajapaksa was Sri Lanka’s sixth president. He served from

  • Islamic States

    Malaysian police foils ISIS terror plot; arrests 2

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police foiled a terror plot by the Islamic State and arrested two men linked to the terror group for planning attacks on the Western interests and entertainment outlets in the capital. The first suspect, aged 28, was arrested by the Special Branch Counter Terrorism Division on July 2 and the second suspect, aged 31, on July 7. “The 28-year-old suspect had been influenced by ISIS ideology since 2012 and was taking orders from senior

  • Hassan Rouhani

    PM Modi holds bilateral talks with Iran President Hassan Rouhani

    Ufa (Russia): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held bilateral talks with Iran President Hassan Rouhani in Russia. The two leaders shook hands and exchanged pleasantries, before discussing matters of mutual interest. Prime Minister Modi will attend the seventh BRICS summit in Ufa today, followed by participating in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). The BRICS summit will see an official welcome as well as the customary meeting that leaders have with the members of the

  • Firing by Pakistan

    Jawan injured in militant attack dies

    Srinagar: The jawan, who was injured in a militant attack in Shopian district of south Kashmir last evening, has succumbed to injuries at an Army hospital here, officials said today. Anish T of Army’s 62 Rashtriya Rifles unit succumbed at 92 Base Hospital here late last night, an army official said. He said Anish was injured in firing by the militants when troops launched an operation in Imam Sahib Shopian, 52 km from here, last evening. The

  • Sexworkers

    West Bengal government to impart skills to sex workers

    Kolkata: To rehabilitate trafficked women and sex workers willing to leave the profession, the West Bengal government will start a livelihood programme for them this month. Under the project christened ‘Muktir Alo’ (Light of Freedom), the first batch of 50 trafficked women will get training in vocational skills like spice grinding and block printing. “We have identified this first batch of girls from various homes for women run by us. Gradually even women who is in the

  • MH 17

    Malaysia asks UN to set up MH17 tribunal

    United Nations: Malaysia has circulated a draft UN resolution on establishing an international tribunal that it said would guarantee an independent trial for those behind the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine. Malaysia told the Security Council last week that it was ready to move ahead with the proposed tribunal despite resistance from Russia, which has said the move is premature. A draft resolution obtained by AFP calls for establishing the tribunal under chapter 7

  • Woman killed in cylinder burst

    Etah (UP): A 30-year-old woman was killed when a cylinder burst into flames in her house at Sohar village here, police said today. The incident occurred yesterday when the victim, identified as Seeta Devi, was cooking when the house caught fire following the cylinder blast, they said. Police rushed to spot and fire tenders were pressed into the service. Subsequently, the fire was brought under control.

  • Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping

    Xi Jinping and I committed to take India-China ties to new heights: Narendra Modi

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he had a “comprehensive” meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and both of them are “strongly committed” to take bilateral ties to “new heights”, a day after raising strong concerns over China’s move to block action against Pakistan over Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s release.

  • Ram Naresh Yadav

    Vyapam scam: SC issues notice to Centre, MP Govt. on demand for Governor’s removal

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice to the Madhya Pradesh Government and the Centre on the petition demanding the removal of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav in connection with the Vyapam scam. The apex court, which asked as to why the Governor should not be probed, has sorted a reply within four weeks. The apex court also issued a notice to the CBI, which has been given two weeks

  • RSS

    RSS holds “chakka jam” against temple shifting

    Jaipur: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) today staged a ‘chakka’ jam here, demanding that temples which were shifted due to work of Jaipur Metro Rail and broadening of roads be relocated back to their original place. “Barring emergency services, chakka jam was observed at 85 locations in the city as supporters and RSS sevak (activists) stopped the movement of all vehicles from 9 am”, a senior official of Police Commissioner office said.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex rises 110 pts in early trade on value buying

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 110 points in early trade today after retreating for two straight sessions, on value buying by participants in select blue chip stocks amid rebound in Chinese stocks. Besides, optimistic buying activity ahead of the release of first quarter earnings by India’s largest software services company TCS after trading hours today, influenced market sentiments.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Vyapam scam: Digvijay Singh reaches Supreme Court, lawyers to follow

    New Delhi : Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, who is one of the petitioners in the Vyapam scam case, has reached the Supreme Court. Senior lawyers Indira Jaisinh, Kapil Sibal, Prashant Bhushan and Vivek Tankha are also expected to reach the apex court soon. The Supreme Court will hear today the petitions filed by Digvijay Singh and others for a CBI probe into the Vyapam scam. An apex court bench, headed by Chief Justice

  • Team India

    India to tour Australia for ODI, T20 series in January

    Sydney : India will tour Australia for five one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches in January 2016. India will take on the world champions in the first one-day match at the WACA ground in Perth on January 12. Meanwhile, the second and third matches will be held in Brisbane and Melbourne on January 15 and 17 respectively, while the fourth and fifth matches are scheduled to be held in Canberra on January 20 and