Free Press Journal
  • Odisha Floods

    Patnaik orders evacution of people as flood situation turns grim

    Bhubaneswar: With flood situation in northen Odisha districts turning grim, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today asked officials to evacute people to safe places and send ODRAF personnel to affected areas for rescue operation. Incessant rains in upper catchment areas has triggered floods in Budhabalang, Baitarani and Subarnarekha rivers and the state government asked the district administration of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj to evacuate people to safe places and deploy Odisha Disater Rapid

  • Sebi

    Sebi gets 100 alerts a day; strong surveillance in place

    Mumbai, Jul 29 (PTI) Amid concerns over misuse of stock markets for laundering of black money, including through P-Notes, regulator Sebi has said it has a strong surveillance system that generates over 100 alerts a day and all cases of manipulation are being dealt with sternly.

  • Yakum Memon

    Yakub verdict: Section 144 imposed around Nagpur Central Jail

    Nagpur: Authorities have imposed Section 144 within 500 meter radius of the Nagpur Central Jail, where 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon is expected to be hanged. The security around the prison has been put on high alert in the wake of the hanging, which is likely to take place at 7 a.m. tomorrow. Meanwhile, ambulances and medical equipment were seen entering the prison premises, where Yakub’s brothers Suleman and Usman had reached earlier

  • General Martin Dempsey

    Pentagon takes computer system offline

    Washington: The unclassified email network used by America’s top general and hundreds of military and civilian personnel was taken offline after suspicious activity was detected, the Pentagon said today. The unclassified email network used by General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and hundreds of military and civilian personnel was taken offline over the weekend, the Pentagon told CNN.

  • Pakistan police kills dreaded LeJ chief, 13 others

    Islamabad: The dreaded leader of Pakistan’s banned sectarian outfit Lashkar-i-Jhangvi (LeJ), Malik Ishaq, was killed along with his two sons and 11 top members of the al-Qaeda-linked terror group behind several deadly attacks on the minority Shia community, police said today.

  • ISIS

    IS planning to attack India: Report 

    Washington: Terror outfit IS is preparing to attack India to provoke a confrontation with the US, the US media reported on Wednesday citing an internal recruitment document of the group.

  • 2 officials sacked, Chinese airport shuts after security breach

    Beijing: China has sacked two officials and closed down a provincial airport following a recent incident in which a passenger managed to smuggle a lighter, gasoline and knife into a plane and attempted to set a fire on board a flight.

  • buildin jackets

    Now, jacket with built-in pillow, eye mask and gloves!

    Chicago: An Indian-origin couple in the US has invented a travel jacket with a built-in neck pillow, eye mask, earphone holders and various pockets to keep your phone, tablet and even a mini-blanket. The jacket was designed by Hiral Sanghavi and his wife Yoganshi who founded Baubax in Chicago. The jacket has taken Kickstarter by storm, far exceeding its USD 20,000 goal.

  • execution

    8 more death row prisoners executed in Pakistan

    Islamabad: Eight more death row prisoners in Pakistan were hanged today across various jails of Punjab as the government resumed controversial executions following a month-long break during Ramzan that ended last week. On Monday, authorities resumed executions by hanging two death row convicts after a month-long break during Ramzan.

  • Rishi Kapoor

    Rishi Kapoor’s ‘joke’ on Huma earns him flak

    Mumbai: Actor Rishi Kapoor had to retract a Twitter post directed towards Huma Qureshi after courting flak from users of the micro-blogging platform for joking about her weight. On her 29th birthday on July 28, Rishi was among the many celebrities who wished her.

  • Isha Koppikar

    Isha Koppikar wants biopic on Kiran Bedi, Indira Gandhi

    Mumbai: The trend of biopics is gaining prominence in Bollywood and actress Isha Koppikar says if she gets a chance, she would love to be part of one on either late prime minister Indira Gandhi or former police officer Kiran Bedi. Isha is returning to Hindi films four years after “Shabri” with a revenge drama “Assi Nabbe Pure Sau”.

  • Land of the dawn-lit mountains: Arunachal Pradesh

    We have come to the end of our North East diaries with the last one of Seven Sisters, best known as “land of the dawn-lit mountains”- Arunachal Pradesh. A perfect holiday destination with roaring waterfalls, sun kissed valleys and crystal clear lakes. The scenic beauty of Arunachal Pradesh calls in for a memorable travel experience. A trip to this land of hidden gems is a must. The environment here will make you

  • GCPL net jumps 39% on soaring rural sales, cheaper inputs

    Mumbai: Homegrown FMCG player Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) today reported 39 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 199.23 crore for April-June quarter of this fiscal, boosted by cheaper raw materials and a massive spurt in rural sales following product innovations.

  • China Battery

    China makes battery that can be charged in 10 seconds

    Beijing: China has built the world’s fastest charging electric buses, with a battery that takes barely 10 seconds to be fully charged. The electric buses, with a battery that takes just 10 seconds to be fully charged, were put into operation for the first time in Zhejiang province’s Ningbo city on Tuesday, reported Xinhua.

  • Louis Berger

    Louis Berger probe: Former Goa CM appears before crime branch

    Panaji: Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat on Wednesday appeared before the state police crime branch in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case. Earlier in the day, the Congress legislator from Margao constituency maintained his innocence and said he did not meet anyone from Louis Berger.

  • Panda

    Panda fakes pregnancy to get round-the-clock care in Taiwan

    Beijing: A giant panda in Taiwan faked pregnancy only to get enhanced living conditions which include single air-conditioned room and round-the-clock care with more fruits and bamboo, according to a media report.

  • militants encouter

    Militant hideout busted in Kupwara

    Srinagar: A militant hideout was busted in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district and some arms and ammunition were recovered from it, Army said today. Based on a specific intelligence input, Army and Police launched a joint search operation in a forested area near village Mugalpura in Kupwara yesterday, which resulted in recovery of a huge cache of arms, ammunition and war-like stores, Defence spokesman Lt Colonel N N Joshi said here.