Free Press Journal
  • Indonesian telecom provider blocks access to Netflix

    Jakarta: Indonesia’s state-owned telecommunications company said it has blocked the Internet video service Netflix in a possible setback to the US company’s expansion in Asia. PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia said in a statement it blocked Netflix beginning Wednesday because it lacks a permit to operate in Indonesia. The service was still available today via other network operators.

  • Russia to spend 9 bn euros to tackle financial crisis

    Moscow: The economy minister of recession-hit Russia today pledged nearly USD 10 billion to tackle the country’s financial crisis, as the low oil price weighs heavily on growth. Alexei Ulyukayev earmarked 750 billion rubles (nine billion euros, USD 9.8 billion) in anti-crisis measures, of which 310 billion rubles are loans to regional authorities already allocated in the 2016 budget.

  • Goa: Surge in hiring of private agencies to keep tab on kin

    Panaji: An increasing number of people in Goa are hiring services of private security agencies and detectives to keep a tab on their family members, especially youngsters, in order to ensure their “safety”. “The trend which was earlier seen only in metro cities like Mumbai, is picking up in Goa too,” said Janardhan Bhandari, joint treasurer of Security Association of Goa (SAG), an umbrella body of all security agencies operating in the state.

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    Probe against Bhujbal: ACB charge sheet likely in a month

    Mumbai: A charge sheet is likely to be filed within a month against NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal for alleged misappropriation of funds and land grabbing, the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau(ACB) today informed the Bombay High Court. A division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Revati Mohite Dere today sought progress reports from the ACB and the Enforcement Directorate in four weeks on their probe against Bhujbal and his family members.

  • Judicial custody of Madan Mitra extended to Feb 10

    Kolkata: A city court today extended the judicial custody of Trinamool Congress leader and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, by 14 days till February 10.

  • Mika Singh

    Court summons singer Mika in defamation suit filed by doctor

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has summoned popular singer Mika Singh in a defamation suit filed by a doctor seeking Rs 50 lakh as damage for allegedly slapping him and tarnishing his image at a programme here organised by medical practitioners.

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    RBI governor makes case for relook at new GDP methodology

    Mumbai: Raising doubts over the new GDP growth rate methodology, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said there is a need for better computation of numbers so as to avoid overlaps and capture the net gains to the economy. “There are problems with the way we count GDP which is why we need to be careful sometimes just talking about growth,” Rajan told the students of the RBI-promoted Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research.

  • RBI to issue Rs 10 coins on Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank today said it will soon issue Rs 10 coins to commemorate the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar. “The Government of India has minted Rs 10 coins to commemorate the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar which the Reserve Bank will shortly put into circulation,” the apex bank said in a notification.

  • M Karunanidhi

    Why no judicial probe into triple suicide: Karunanidhi

    Chennai: Appealing to students to not resort to the extreme step of suicide, DMK chief M Karunanidhi today wondered why Tamil Nadu government has not come forward to hold a judicial probe into the suicides of three students of a yoga and naturopathy college.

  • Wearable sensors can monitor your sweat in real-time

    New York: Engineers at a US university have developed wearable sensors that can monitor your sweat in real-time, providing meaningful information about your state of health.

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    Chasing Bollywood’s ‘Biopic Trend’

    Bollywood’s trend of emerging films based on real life characters is hitting the screens and doing tremendously well. Due to this a lot of filmmakers are adopting this feature in their new projects. It’s not like there haven’t been any biopic films made earlier. We have seen some remarkable movies like Gandhi, Mangal Pandey-The Rising, Provoked, No One Killed Jessica and many more. All of these have paved the way to represent

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    Salman Khan files caveat in SC in 2002 accident case

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court urging it to grant him a hearing before passing any order on Maharashtra government’s appeal in the 2002 accident case.

  • A healthier diet is costlier!

    London: Changes in the cost of diet affects its quality and specifically an individual’s weight and health, reveals a new study.

  • BSE

    Rate cut hopes slightly buoy markets, Sensex trades flat 

    Mumbai: Hopes of a monetary policy easing, coupled with healthy roll-over from derivatives expiry and status quo in US interest rates, slightly buoyed the Indian equity markets during late-afternoon session. This led to a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to gain only 40 points during a volatile trade session.

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    Australian rugby star suspended for lewd, drunken acts

    Canberra: The captain of one of Australia’s biggest National Rugby League (NRL) teams has been suspended after footage emerged of him in a drunken stupor on Australia Day.

  • Plants

    Earthworms could threaten plant diversity: Study

    Toronto: A study of correlation between the number of earthworms and the abundance and diversity of certain understory species has found that the earthworm could be a threat to plant diversity in natural ecosystems.

  • IMF implements quota reforms; India gets more voting rights

    Washington: Marking a “historic” change at IMF, India, China and other emerging economies will now have more voting rights at the multilateral funding agency with the implementation of long pending quota reforms.

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    Govt to soon buy ‘Drone’ technology to assess crop damage

    New Delhi: In a bid to settle crop insurance claims as quickly as possible, the government has decided to purchase unmanned aircraft technology ‘Drone’ for assessing crop damage faster and more accurately. The move follows a direction from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for using modern farm technologies to implement effectively the new crop insurance scheme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana from June this year.

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Sarfaraz, Washington guide India to 79-run win over Ireland

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): Sarfaraz Khan and Washington Sundar blasted twin half-centuries as India notched up a comprehensive 79-run win over Ireland in their opening match to make a resounding start to their campaign at the ICC Under-19 World Cup here today.