Free Press Journal
  • Ola cabs

    Users can now suggest a route to Ola Shuttle

    New Delhi: Ola, India’s leading mobile app for transportation today announced the launch of a new ‘Suggest a Route’ feature on its app in Delhi NCR for its Shuttle services. Using this feature, users will be able to suggest routes that they want Ola Shuttle to service within Delhi NCR.

  • USD 10,000 reward to nab culprit in Sikh man’s murder in US

    San Francisco: A reward of USD 10,000 has been offered to help police nab the culprit in the stabbing to death of a 68-year-old Sikh in California’s Fresno city last week, as possibility of hate crime motive was being probed.

  • Yemeni forces recapture rebel-held port

    Aden: Yemeni forces have recaptured a Red Sea port town in Hajjeh province held by Shia Houthi rebels, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

  • UK police honours heroic dog killed in Paris attacks

    London: The UK police have recruited a four-month-old puppy and named it after the heroic dog ‘diesel’ who was killed in a French police raid following the Paris attacks.

  • facebook,

    Facebook helping companies build their own messenger bots

    New York : Facebook is giving select third-parties access to development tools that allows them to build their own bots for Messenger, creating virtual chat partners that can automatically respond to customers’ queries, returning information, images, and even processing payments, a media report said.

  • Insulin-producing pancreatic cells created from human skin

    Los Angeles : Scientists have successfully converted human skin cells into functional pancreatic cells, a breakthrough that may lead to a personalized cell therapy for diabetics and spell end for daily insulin injections.

  • Naidu meets Sonia, discusses GST

    New Delhi: Hinting at an early budget session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi seeking cooperation on the GST Bill.

  • Sensex

    Trade cautiously in 386 illiquid stocks, say BSE & NSE

    New Delhi,: To safeguard investor interest, stock exchanges NSE and BSE have advised members to take extra caution while trading in 386 illiquid stocks. Illiquid stocks are those that cannot be sold easily because they see limited trading. These stocks pose higher risks to investors because it is difficult to find buyers for them as compared to frequently traded shares.

  • N Korea nuke test brings to fore Pak’s proliferation record

    Washington: Top US lawmakers and experts had expressed concern over Pakistan’s proliferation history and its nexus with rogue nations like North Korea in helping them acquire nuclear weapons, a month before Pyongyang successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test.

  • Navi Mumbai distillation lab gutted in fire

    Mumbai: A distillation unit in adjoining Navi Mumbai was gutted in fire which broke out in the wee hours today. No one was injured in the fire. The blaze started at around 4.50 AM in Welcome Laboratory at Khairane MIDC area in Navi Mumbai, fire officials said.

  • Manipur quake: IIT experts to study building performance

    Kolkata:A team of experts from IIT-Kanpur hosted National Information Centre of Earthquake Engineering (NICEE) will be leaving for quake-hit Manipur to study the performance of built environment in the disaster, an official said.

  • World Bank

    India to remain bright spot of global economy: World Bank

    Washington: India will continue to be the bright spot of the global economy and is projected to grow at a robust 7.8 per cent in fiscal 2016-17, more than a percentage point higher than China’s, according to the World Bank. In its latest Global Economic Prospect report – which is released every six months — the World Bank marginally reduced India’s growth rate – 0.2 per cent in 2015 and 0.1 per cent

  • MY FM to hike ad rates by 25% from Feb

    Mumbai: Dainik Bhaskar group’s radio division 94.3 MY FM today said it will increase advertising rates across all its 17 stations by 25 per cent with effect from February 1. The decision to hike rates has been taken to address the current inventory crunch, the company said in a statement.

  • GST Bill

    GST deadlock: Govt. reaches out to Opposition

    New Delhi: As the deadlock over passage of the Good and Services Tax (GST) Bill continues, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu met former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on Thursday and discussed the concerns raised by the opposition on this issue.

  • North Korea flag

    US, Japan, S Korea vow tough response to N Korea H-bomb test

    Washington: The US, Japan and South Korea have decided to launch a united and strong global response to North Korea’s latest reckless behaviour after the reclusive nation claimed that it has successfully conducted first hydrogen bomb test. US President Barack Obama made separate phone calls to his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-Hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to discuss with them the security situation in the region following North Korea’s test.

  • Google goes on hiring spree in China to stage comeback 

    Beijing: Internet giant Google is mulling a comeback in China five years after it moved to Hong Kong following the fallout with the Chinese government, according to a media report. The buzz that Google Inc may move back to the Chinese mainland became louder this week after the Internet giant’s numerous job postings appeared on social media.

  • Goa wakes up to celebrate Christmas again – the Russian way

    Panaji: Seven days into the new year, Goans woke up on Thursday to feel it’s Christmas once again. This time it’s about traditional Russian Christmas, celebrated 13 days after December 25 when it is observed in the rest of the world.

  • Dalal Street Investment Journal appoints new CEO

    New Delhi: Dalal Street Investment Journal (DSIJ), India’s rank one investment magazine has named Joydeep R Ray as its new Executive Editor and Chief Operating Officer.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti Sayeed was grand old man of Kashmir’s mainstream politics 

    Jammu/Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, who died in a Delhi hospital on Thursday morning just four days shy of his 80th birthday, was a shrewd negotiator and undoubtedly one of the last of Kashmir’s old guard leaders.