Free Press Journal
  • Moto x play

    Motorola sells 2.6 mn units in 7 mths; launches Moto X Play

    New Delhi: Buoyed by strong sales of Moto G and Moto E smartphones, handset maker Motorola has sold 2.6 million units in India over the last seven months. The US-based company, which re-entered the Indian market in February last year, has also launched a new smartphone — Moto X Play in the Indian market for Rs 18,499.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    Sheikh Hasina wins UN’s ‘Champion of the Earth’ award

    Dhaka : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be handed over ‘Champion of the Earth’ award during the United Nations General Assembly session to be held in New York later this month. According to the Daily Star, Hasina has been recognised by the United Nations for her contribution towards environmental preservation, Ehsan-ul-Karim, the prime minister’s press secretary, said. The Champions of the Earth Award is the United Nations highest environmental honour that recognises outstanding

  • David Cameron, Syrian refugees

    David Cameron visits Syria refugees in Lebanon

    Beirut: British Prime Minister David Cameron toured a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon today on a one-day visit to discuss the refugee crisis gripping the Middle East and Europe.

  • Takeshi Onaga

    Okinawa to revoke US base landfill permit

    Tokyo: The governor of Japan’s southernmost prefecture of Okinawa on Monday announced the revoking of an approval for landfill work in an area where the central government plans to relocate a US military base. Governor Takeshi Onaga said it is the first step in stopping the construction of the base in Henoko district in Nago city, with whatever measures he can take, NHK news agency reported. Onaga’s predecessor, Hirokazu Nakaima granted approval

  • Russian military

    95,000 Russian troops in massive military drill

    Moscow: Russia today launched its largest military exercises of the year, Centre-2015, involving some 95,000 soldiers including ground troops, navy and airforce units.

  • Turkey lifts second curfew from Kurdish city

    Ankara: The Turkish authorities on Monday lifted a second curfew imposed on the predominantly Kurdish southeastern city of Cizre. The curfew was imposed since 7.00 p.m. on Sunday, Hurriyet Daily News reported. This was the second curfew declared in Cizre, where putative operations to apprehend members of the separatist terrorist organisation, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). It came just 36 hours after the state finally lifted a siege that had last

  • hair

    Taming unruly tresses with some care

    ‘And she woke up… unable to look at the mirror because the harrowing sight that awaited her was too much for her to handle, the first thing in the morning!’

  • income tax

    FM promises investors ‘fairest, predictable’ tax regime

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today assured global investors of the “fairest and predictable taxation regime” as he invited them to invest in various sectors, including infrastructure, manufacturing and defence. He was optimistic that Indo-US bilateral trade will surge ive times to USD 500 billion in the next few years on the back of growing cooperation between both the nations.

  • BJP president Amit Shah with former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during the launch of 160 Parivartan Raths as part of NDA's Bihar poll campaign,

    NDA seat-sharing final, BJP to contest 160, LJP 40, Manjhi 20

    New Delhi: NDA today finalised its seat sharing for Bihar polls with BJP getting to contest 160 out of 243 assembly constituencies while allies LJP and Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM have been alloted 40 and 20 seats respectively. Announcing the decision after days of hectic parleys, BJP chief Amit Shah, who was flanked by other key leaders of the alliance like LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Manjhi, said that Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP

  • Arun Jaitley

    Global financial turmoil an advantage to Indian economy: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the global financial turmoil was not a problem for the country as the savings on account of declining oil and other commodity prices have helped the government earmark more funds for infrastructure and social sector schemes.

  • Food Inflation

    India’s wholesale inflation falls further to (-) 4.95 percent

    New Delhi: India’s annual inflation rate based on wholesale prices continued in the negative territory in August, falling to (-)4.95 percent from (-)4.05 percent in July, official data showed on Monday. The fall was mainly led by lower fuel prices.

  • Syrian Refugees

    Austria closes border expecting migrant influx

    Vienna: The Austrian-Hungarian border was temporarily closed on Monday, as Austrian police expected a large influx of refugees from Hungary and have said the situation could escalate to an emergency.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif inaugurates Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels, which have been constructed by China overlooking the Attabad Lake in Gilgit-Baltistan. The seven-kilometre-long five tunnels are part of the 24-km portion of the Karakoram Highway (KKH) which was damaged in 2010 due to land slides at Attabad. Two major bridges and 78 small bridges have also been constructed on the rebuilt section of the highway, reported Radio Pakistan.

  • Voting

    BJP finalises seat-sharing for Bihar polls 

    New Delhi: The BJP on Monday finalised the seat-sharing for the Bihar assembly elections, keeping the lion’s share of 160 and leaving 83 for its three NDA partners — LJP, HAM and RLSP. A maximum of 40 seats were given to Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), followed by 23 seats to Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and 20 seats to former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha.

  • ISIS

    ‘No evidence of IS operations in Sri Lanka’

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan government on Monday said there was no evidence to back claims that the IS militant group was operating in the island nation, Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said even as there were reports of a Sri Lankan man joining the jihadist group.

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe

    Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe leaves for India

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe left for a three-day state visit to New Delhi on Monday, his first official trip since winning a parliamentary election last month.

  • Sandwich

    Best places for sandwiches in Mumbai

    The sandwich is a quintessential on the go snack. The people of Mumbai have been making their version of the sandwich from decades, called the Bombay sandwich. It has satiated the hunger of many of the office-goers in Mumbai and the common folk. It consists of boiled potatoes, beetroots, fresh onions, bell peppers, cucumbers and onions meticulously arranged between two slices of bread. Each vendor has his own way of making it, toast

  • Google Glass

    Google’s new invention to make wearing specs easier

    New York: Wearing spectacles and keeping them in place, especially while doing physical work such as running, would be much easier now — thanks to Google’s latest patent.