Free Press Journal
  • Wipro

    Wipro aims to increase rate of patent filing

    New Delhi:  Country’s third largest software services firm Wipro aims to significantly increase its rate of patent filing over the next three years.  According to Wipro’s Annual Report 2014-15, it has also  set up a USD 100 million corporate venture capital fund to invest in startups as it looks to beef up its digital capabilities. “Innovation is critical to differentiate ourselves. We will significantly increase our rate of patent filing over the

  • After ‘She-Taxi’, Kerala now plans all-women ‘She-Bus’

    Thiruvananthapuram:  After the success of its all-women cab network ‘She-Taxi’, the Gender Park in Kerala, a state-owned autonomous institution, is now getting ready to launch ‘She-Bus’, driven and managed exclusively by women for women. The immense success of She-Taxi, touted as the country’s first 24×7 women taxi network, had led the Park, under the state Social Justice Department, to work out a new mode of women-friendly transport system for ordinary women.

  • Zimbabwe, India

    Zimbabwe win toss, elect to bowl against India

    Harare: Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bowl against India in the second cricket one-dayer here today.  India have fielded the same team which won the opening ODI by four runs. Zimbabwe have made one change with Tinashe Panyangara making way for Neville Madziva.

  • Aviation ministry calls meet to discuss challenges

    New Delhi:  Civil Aviation Ministry has convened a meeting of business aircraft and chopper operators next week to discuss issues being faced by the industry, particularly the airport and ground handling charges, sources said. The meeting, which is likely to be chaired by the civil aviation secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey, would have representatives from the Business Aircraft Operators’ Association (BAOA) and Rotary Wing Society of India (RSWI),they said.

  • Subramanian Swamy

    Subramanian Swamy seeks BJP national executive meet on Hindutva agenda

    New Delhi:  BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevail upon party President Amit Shah to convene a meeting of the BJP national executive on implementation of the Hindutva agenda as promised in the 2014 election manifesto. In a letter to Modi, he said Shah has failed to reply to his letter on the issue even after four months    on such a crucial issue “dear to the hearts

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Opposition to strategies on Parliament session at Sonia’s Iftar tomorrow

    New Delhi:  With the Modi government battling propriety issues over the Lalit Modi row and the furore on Vyapam scam, leaders of “like-minded” parties will meet for  Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s Iftar dinner tomorrow where they are likely to deliberate on the strategy for Parliament session beginning July 21.

  • Bali Airport, Volcano

    More travel chaos as volcano closes Bali airport again

    Denpasar (Indonesia):  Ash spewing from an Indonesian volcano closed Bali airport again today just a day after it reopened, causing fresh travel chaos for weary holidaymakers stranded on the holiday Mount Raung on the main island of Java has been erupting for weeks, and on Thursday a cloud of drifting ash forced the closure of Bali airport during peak holiday season, and four others. The airport at Bali, a top international holiday

  • Sania Mirza

    Even when down, we didn’t feel out: Sania Mirza

    London: Faced with opponents who had them running for cover with a fierce serve all through, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis said sheer belief pulled them through as they lifted the Wimbledon women’s doubles trophy here. Sania, the first India to clinch the title, and Hingis were seeded top but were pushed to the brink by second-seeded Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina before prevailing 5-7

  • Infiltration bid foiled, three militants killed along LoC

    Srinagar:  Security forces foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control in Kashmir, killing three militants in Keran sector of Kupwara district, army officials said here today. “Suspicious movement was noticed by troops near the fencing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector around midnight. The intruders were challenged leading to a gunfight,” a senior army official said. He said the gunbattle lasted couple of hours and three

  • Pope wraps up South America tour with visit to slum

    Asuncion:  Pope Francis will put into practice his insistence that the world’s poor not be left on the margins of society by visiting a slum outside Asuncion on the final day of his three-country South American tour. Francis has spent much of the past week, and before that much of his pontificate, railing about the injustices of the global capitalist system that he says idolizes money over people, demanding instead a new

  • Shinzo Abe

    Japanese envoy to visit China ahead of possible summit

    Tokyo:  Japan’s top security diplomat could visit China as early as this week ahead of a possible visit by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to repair strained ties between the neighbours, local media said today. Shotaro Yachi, the head of the National Security Council, plans to visit Beijing for talks with Yang Jiechi, China’s top diplomat who serves as state councillor, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK and other media reported.

  • Andhra Pradesh gears up for Godavari Pushkaram, 4 cr pilgrims expected

    Hyderabad:  An ‘arti’ for Godavari river on the lines of ‘Ganga arti’ and promotion of temple tourism and cultural art forms are some of the plans of Andhra Pradesh government during Godavari ‘Maha Pushkaram’ beginning Tuesday as it seeks to enhance the profile of the new state.  Similar to the ‘Kumbh melas’, celebrated alongside holy rivers across the country, ‘Pushkaram’ in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is held every 12 years and taking dip

  • Farmer,

    Going organic is the new mantra for farmers in Latur

    Latur (Maharashtra) :  Even as Maharashtra continues to grapple with an agrarian crisis, farmers in Latur, one of the drought-prone districts in the state, are slowly moving towards the organic way of farming to reduce input costs and increase agriculture output. Planting variety of trees on the farmland, using organic manure and bio-enzyme in soil stabilisation are some of ways being adopted by the farmers for a healthy growth of crops that

  • Asaram case

    Witness in Asaram case dies, hunt on for assailants

    Bareilly (UP):  A key witness in the rape case against self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who was shot at by unidentified assailants in Shahjahanpur district, succumbed to injuries, the third witness in the case who has been killed. 35-year-old Kripal Singh was shot at by two motorcycle-borne persons in Puwayan area in Shahjahanpur whenhe was on his way home from the market on Friday night, police said today.

  • Plea in SC for setting up apex court bench in Chennai

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a petition seeking setting up of a separate bench at Chennai for easy accessibility of justice for citizens of southern states. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice H L Dattu and justices Arun Kumar Mishra and Amitava Roy would consider the PIL for the circuit bench of the apex court on the ground that reports of the Law Commission and Parliamentary standing committees

  • Typhoon

    Typhoon Chan-Hom weakens after striking Chinese coast

    Beijing:  Typhoon Chan-Hom, which wreaked havoc in parts of China’s coast, has weakened as it moved northeast, prompting the country’s meteorological authority to downgrade the alert from red to orange today. Chan-Hom, the ninth typhoon this year, hit northern area of the east China sea yesterday, packing winds of up to 35 metres per second, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said. The center forecast the typhoon to move northeast at a speed of 30 kilometres

  • Amarnath Yatra

    Amarnath yatra suspended due to rains

    Srinagar: The pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas was today suspended from both the routes in view of inclement weather which also led to the closure of the vital Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. “The yatra has been suspended from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes due to rains which made the track slippery,” police said. No pilgrim would be allowed to move towards the holy cave shrine from either

  • Delhi HC closes hearing on plea seeking ban on IPL

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has closed hearing on a PIL seeking ban on the Indian Premier League (IPL) till foolproof corrective measures are taken to stop alleged corrupt practices in it. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said that the NGO’s plea, also seeking direction to the Centre  for taking control over the IPL by separating it from BCCI in view of irregularities including spot-fixing

  • Gujarat flash floods killed 10 lions, about 90 spotted deer

    New Delhi:  The recent flash floods, which wreaked havoc in some parts of Gujarat, led to the death of ten lions, more than 1,600 blue bulls, and nearly 90 spotted deer among other wild animals. A report submitted by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of Gujarat to the Union Environment Ministry said the deaths occurred mainly in Amreli and Bhavnagar districts and forest officials have been able to locate more than

  • Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis

    Mila Kunis confirms marriage to Ashton Kutcher

    Los Angeles:  Actress Mila Kunis has confirmed that she has tied the knot with her fiance Ashton Kutcher. The 31-year-old “Jupiter Ascending” actress called the “Two and a Half Men” actor her “husband” during a new interview with The Telegraph’s Luxury magazine, reported Ace Showbiz. “My husband is an incredibly hands-on dad. When my child was born, I was breast-feeding and he said, ‘That’s your  connection. I want to change every diaper.’