Free Press Journal
  • Apple

    Apple surpasses USD one billion sales mark in India

    New Delhi: Apple, the third-largest brand in the Indian cell-phone market, crossed USD one billion sales mark in Indian operations for the first time in the year ended March. According to the results filed with the Registrar of Companies (RoC) on Wednesday, the company posted a 44 percent increase in sales to Rs. 6,472.89 crore from Rs. 4500.35 crore. The net profit doubled to Rs. 242.85 crore from Rs. 119.48 crore as the company

  • Raje govt nominates Modi-critic to panel, only to scrap it

    Jaipur: Noted British sculptor Anish Kapoor, who had made scathing remarks against Narendra Modi government in a UK daily during the Prime Minister’s visit there, has been removed from Rajasthan’s cultural panel, two days after he was nominated by the BJP-ruled state government.

  • Cochin Port

    Cochin Port to have direct sailing to Far East

    Kochi: Cochin Port will now have a direct sailing to the Far East with the Galex service commencing the Cochin call in their East bound trip from tomorrow. The ‘Galex’ service, a premium Asia-Middle East shipping service which connects a string of major ports from Busan (Korea), Shangai, Ningbo, Chiwan (all China) Singapore, Port Klang (Malaysia), Colombo, Nhavasheva, Mundhra, Jebel Ali, Bandar Abbas (Iran), had started calling at Cochin Port from July this year in its West bound service after Colombo.

  • India among 10 nations impacted by terrorism in 2014: Report

    New York: India is among the 10 countries most impacted by terrorism in 2014, according to a new report which said that ISIS and Boko Haram are now jointly responsible for more than half of all global fatalities from terrorist attacks.

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    Terror funds: India freezes accounts of over 3 dozen suspects

    New Delhi: India has frozen assets worth Euro 3 lakh (over Rs 2.12 core) of over three dozen entities on charges of terrorist financing and money laundering of illicit funds, a latest report by global anti-financial terror body FATF has said. The body has conducted a mid-session review of various countries and economic powers of the world in the wake of the increased activities of dreaded terrorist group, ISIS, around the globe. The banned group has also been held responsible for the recent

  • Bomb scare on Polish plane en route to Egypt

    Sofia: A plane carrying 161 passengers from Poland to Egypt was forced to make an emergency landing in eastern Bulgaria early today because of a bomb scare, airport officials said. The aircraft had been en route from Warsaw to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada when one of the travellers, a man in his sixties, announced there were explosives on board.

  • Campaigning picks up for Assembly bypoll in Meghalaya

    Shillong: Campaigning for the November 21 Assembly bypoll at Nongstoin in Meghalaya has picked up with the ruling Congress leaving no stone unturned to grab the seat, once a bastion of regional outfit Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP).  The by-election was necessitated following the death of sitting legislator Hoping Stone Lyngdoh of HSPDP on September 26.

  • Paris attacks: Authorities seek to identify raid bodies

    Paris: French experts are working to establish whether the suspected ring leader of the November 12 Paris attacks was among those killed in a police raid on a flat in the suburb of Saint Denis, media reports said on Thursday.

  • Fast food vendor held after 100 kids fall ill in Bihar

    Patna: A fast food vendor was arrested on Thursday in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district after nearly 100 children fell ill after eating contaminated chow mein, police said. Samples of the fast food have been collected by police for forensic examination. Police arrested chow mein vendor Dhananjay Kumar.

  • 5.3 magnitude tremor jolts central Nepal

    Kathmandu: A mild earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale today jolted central Nepal, but no damage was reported. The aftershock was reported at 10 am with epicentre located at Sindhupalchowk district, 45 km east of the capital city, according to the National Seismological Centre. The quake was also felt in Kathmandu valley. At least 407 aftershocks of 4 or more magnitude have been recorded in Nepal after the devastating earthquake of April 25

  • cyber attack

    113 mn Indians lost Rs 16k on average to cyber crime

    New Delhi: An estimated 113 million Indians lost about Rs 16,558 on an average to cyber crime in addition to the “emotional” stress caused by personal financial data breach, a report by software security firm Norton says. The global average stood at Rs 23,878 (USD 358), according to the report by Norton by Symantec. “Cyber crime takes a true emotional toll… Close to 8 in 10 said they would feel devastated if their personal financial information is compromised while 36 per

  • Sensex surges

    Speedy reforms buoy markets; Sensex up 346 points

    Mumbai: A string of infrastructure project clearances and clarity on interest rate hike in the US buoyed Indian equity markets during the mid-afternoon trade session on Thursday. In addition, value buying, strengthening rupee and central government’s decision to hike public spending in various infrastructure projects restored investor confidence and led a barometer index to gain 346 points or 1.36 percent.

  • Duchess Kate may launch organic-food business

    Washington D.C: Kate Middleton recently gave a heartwarming public speech at the Place2Be Headteacher Conference in London. The 33-year-old Duchess of Cambridge, who grows fruit and vegetables at her country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, revealed her keen interest in the organic food during her speech, the Vanity Fair reports.

  • Last salute to Colonel Mahadik who died battling terrorists

    Satara (Maharashtra):  Thousands of grieving people turned up on Thursday for the funeral of Colonel Santosh G. Mahadik who was killed while fearlessly leading his men in an operation against militants in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, an official said.

  • Security heightened at spots frequented by foreigners

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has put on ‘high alert’ some spots in Mumbai that see a substantial inflow of foreign tourists, after the State Intelligence Department (SID) received inputs of possible terror strike in those areas.

  • Rape

    Sex racket busted; two held

    Thane:  Two teenage girls including a Bangladeshi were rescued from Bhiwandi here after police
    busted a prostitution racket and arrested two persons in this connection. The raid was carried out last night at Kalher lodge on the Thane-Bhiwandi road after which lodge manager Pappu Yadav (19) and pimp Jyoti Madyul (34) were placed under arrest, Police Inspector Sakheel Shaikh said today.

  • Bombings by Boko Haram kill at least 49 in Nigeria

    Johannesburg: At least 49 people have been killed in blasts in two towns of Nigeria, Yola and Kano, by Boko Haram terrorist group on Wednesday.  According to News24, At least 34 people were killed and another 80 wounded in Yola, a town packed with refugees from Nigeria’s Islamic uprising, emergency officials said on Wednesday.

  • Terrorism a common enemy of human beings: Xi Jinping

    Manila: “Terrorism is the common enemy of human beings,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping who strongly condemned the Islamic State (IS) for killing a Chinese national. Xi made the remarks on the sidelines of the 23rd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting here.

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    Government prioritizes International Health Regulations

    New Delhi: International Health Regulations (IHR) is working upon highlighting the roles played by various sectors that focuses on building capacities at state level, particularly for hospital preparedness, infection control and surge capacity. Signaling strong commitment to IHR, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the WHO Country Office organized a national consultation on strengthening intersectoral coordination for IHR (2005) and Points of Entry in Goa.