Free Press Journal
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    Hike Messenger crosses 100 million users

    New Delhi: Home-grown Hike Messenger today said it has crossed the 100-million user mark. “Crossing 100 million users is a milestone for us and we have achieved this magic number well ahead of our expectations,” Hike Messenger Founder and CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal said in a statement.

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    Attack on university was attack on Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif vowed to continue efforts to wipe out terrorism and extremism from the country, the local media reported on Thursday.

  • Holders U Mumba to open title defence against Titans

    New Delhi: U Mumba will open the defence of their title with a clash against Telugu Titans as the third season of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi begins in Visakhapatnam on January 30. Apart from the Indian stars, 26 foreign players will also showcase their skills this season, in which eight teams will fight for the title.

  • Ensure no illegal hoardings are put up on R-Day: HC tells Maha

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said that civic bodies and district councils across Maharashtra should ensure that no illegal hoardings and banners are put up prior to or on the Republic Day (January 26) this year.

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    40 year old mother hangs self, congress call for probe

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Thursday condemned the Muzaffarnagar rape case and asked the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party Government to enquire into it.

  • SC rejects plea seeking Jallikattu ban order review

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea for a review of its order to ban the bull-taming sport of Jallikattu. With the apex court staying the Centre’s nod for Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar had yesterday said the notification had not been quashed and his Ministry would explain its case before the apex court.

  • Domestic mfg in defence sector not likely in near term: Report

    Mumbai: Even as expectations run high from the proposed amendments in defence procurement procedure (DPP) policy, the proliferation of domestic manufacturing in the sector is not likely to take place in the near to medium term, says a report.

  • Datawind, SKILLSdox collaborate to bring best online educational experiences to India

    New Delhi: DataWind Inc and SKILLSdox Inc have partnered to offer SKILLSdox’s online education marketplace on selective DataWind low cost Internet-enabled tablets launching March 2016. Datawind’s tablets, which aresold bundled with one year of unlimited Internet access,will feature SKILLSdox’s online education marketplace, School of Skill, which provides access to high quality resources from the world’s top educators.

  • Danish woman gangrape: Accused seek time to reply on cops plea

    New Delhi: Six persons, facing trial for allegedly gangraping a 52-year-old Danish woman here two years ago, today sought time frm a Delhi court to reply to police’s plea seeking to place on record medical and potency test report of a 55-year-old accused.

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    Spurned lover gets 1-year imprisonment for attacking girl

    Thane: A 28-year-old youth was awarded one- year imprisonment by a local court for attacking a girl with a knife after she rejected his offer to marry her. Thane’s Chief Judicial Magistrate R M Kulkarni yesterday convicted Gokulsingh Satyasingh Ravat, a resident of Wagle Estate in the city, under section 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of IPC, and also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him.

  • Primer on net neutrality, Free Basics

    As the debate over Net neutrality and Free Basics intensifies, particularly with the sparring match between the telecom regulator and some stakeholders like Facebook, here’s a primer on these issues:

  • LeEco’ superphone breaks pre-registration records in first 24 hours

    New Delhi: After the most anticipated and successful debut in the Indian markets, LeEco is now breaking all records with its pre-sale registrations of the superphone Le1s within first 24 hours. Matching unbeatable specs, stunning design, powerful performance and amazing price of Rs. 10,999, the Le 1s also features latest 64 bit Octa-core Helio X10, supports 3GB RAM/32 GB internal memory, 5.5 inch full HD display and quick fingerprint sensor.

  • Tweets can quicken disaster response

    New York: Leveraging publicly available tweets or other social media posts could help disaster response agencies quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance, says a new study. By analysing the September 2013 floods in Colorado, US, the researchers showed that a combination of remote sensing, Twitter and Flickr data could be used to identify flooded areas.

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    Delhi CBI raids: HC seeks CBI’s reply against Rajendra Kumar

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the AAP Government to file a reply on the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) plea against a trial court’s order on release of documents in a corruption case against Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar.

  • Chickenpox vaccine may cause eye inflammation

    Washington:  A vaccine for chickenpox and shingles, which has been in use for more than 20 years and is considered an essential medicine by the WHO, may cause eye inflammation in some rare instances, a new study has claimed. “Keratitis, or inflammation of the clear layer on the front of the eye, is a vision issue that can cause serious complications or even permanent damage to your vision if left untreated,” said Frederick W Fraunfelder, from the University of Missouri

  • Francois Hollande

    Francois Hollande says Iraq, Syria air strikes to be accelerated

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande said today that a coalition waging a bombing campaign against the Islamic State group would “accelerate” air strikes. “The pace of the interventions will be accelerated and France will play its role in this,” Hollande said in a speech to ambassadors.

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    Two more held in Belgium over Paris attacks

    Brussels: Two men were detained for questioning in the troubled Brussels neighbourhood of Molenbeek during police raids in the last two days linked to the deadly Paris attacks, prosecutors said today.

  • French consulate gets threat letter against Hollande’s visit

    Bengaluru: The French Consulate here has received a threat letter against President Francois Hollande’s visit to India. The three-line letter in “broken English” threatening against Hollande’s visit was received on January 11 by Office of the Consulate General of France, a senior police official said but did not specify the nature of threat.

  • Self-heating battery to beat winter woes for electric cars

    New York: Batteries of electric vehicles do not perform well at subzero temperatures. This long-standing problem can soon be a thing of the past as researchers have developed a new lithium-ion battery that self-heats if the temperature is below zero degree Celsius. Conventional batteries at below freezing temperatures suffer severe power loss, which leads to slow charging in cold weather, the researchers said.