Free Press Journal
  • Facebook gives ad credits to users who counter terror propaganda

    New York : Facebook has offered ad credits worth up to $1,000 to users who helped the social media giant counter terrorist propaganda by posting anti-extremist and positive messages on its website, a media report said. In an attempt to discredit extremist content with posts from its users, Facebook began combating terrorist propaganda online with its own form of “counter speech”, Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

  • Researchers identify drug that may cut Alzheimer’s risk

    London : Researchers have identified a drug that can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by targeting the first step in the toxic chain reaction leading to the death of brain cells, reports IANS.

  • PNB’s DGM, two more arrested in fraud case

    Mumbai : The Vashi Police on Friday arrested the Deputy General Manager (DGM) of the nationalised Punjab National Bank (PNB) for his alleged involvement in a multi-crore fraud. Two more were arrested on Saturday late night.

  • Jain Irrigation posts Rs 9 cr profit in Q3

    New Delhi : Jain Irrigation Systems reported consolidated net profit of Rs 9.21 crore for the quarter ended on December 31, against a loss of Rs 39.68 crore in the year ago period. Total income increased to Rs 1,384.15 crore for the quarter ended December 31, reports PTI.

  • Count on your mobile to receive early warnings on earthquake

    New Delhi : University of California, Berkeley, scientists on Friday released a free Android app, called MyShake, that taps a smartphone’s ability to record ground shaking from an earthquake, with the goal of creating a worldwide seismic detection network that could eventually warn users of impending jolts from nearby quakes.

  • City TT players felicitated

    Mumbai : MCDTTA and MSDTTA jointly felicitated Mumbai’s table tennis achievers for the year 2015, at a function hosted by Khar Gymkhana. Also among those honoured were coaches and officials. A galaxy of the sport’s stars attended the felicitation. Among them were Ravindra Kotian and Manushree Patil who are both coached by Vaibhav Pawar. Kotian won the state championship men’s individual gold, India Jr. & Cadet Open junior boys team gold, SAF team

  • 4 female rowers saved after boat capsizes in Atlantic

    London : Four British women trying to cross the Atlantic in a rowing boat have been rescued after they were stranded in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for more than 16 hours when their boat capsized and they lost their oars, reports AP.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh’s car damaged by VHP workers in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad : Shouting slogans against actor Shah Rukh Khan, VHP members threw stones at a parking lot of a luxury hotel here early on Sunday damaging his car in continuing protests against the shooting of his upcoming film ‘Raees’ in Gujarat over his earlier remarks on ‘intolerance’.

  • ‘There will be direct flights between India, Indonesia’

    Mumbai : There will be direct flights between India and Indonesia to boost tourism and business links and a new airport in Yogyakarta to be built in collaboration with GVK. In an interview with the Free Press Journal, Ignasius Jonan, Indonesian Transport Minister and Special Envoy to India from Indonesia, confirmed these developments.

  • Tata Steel SEZ to invest over Rs 2,000 crore in Odisha

    Mumbai: Tata Steel SEZ said it plans to invest about Rs 2,000-2,500 crore for development of infrastructure at Gopalpur in Odisha in the near term. “We have already spent Rs 1,000 crore to set up a 55,000 TPA high carbon ferro chrome plant and development of infrastructure. Going forward we will invest Rs 2,000 -2,500 crore for the development of further infrastructure in the SEZ,” Tata Steel Managing director T

  • Unlucky in love, lonely elephant damages 15 cars in southern China

    Beijing : After losing out on his love interest, a wild elephant has turned his attention to cars. The elephant wandered out of a nature reserve in southern China yesterday following a failed courtship and started playing with cars parked along a highway, slightly damaging more than a dozen vehicles, authorities said. The government of Xishuangbanna prefecture said that the animal had recently lost to another male elephant in a battle for the

  • Poor air quality kills 1.4 million people in India annually : Study

    Washington : More than 1.4 million people die prematurely every year in India due to household and outdoor air pollution, researchers have estimated. While air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people prematurely every year, India and China together account for 55 percent of these deaths, the research showed.

  • Invest in India or you may ‘miss the bus’: Cisco

    Mumbai : Betting big on India as an investment spot, Cisco executive chairman John Chambers today suggested businesses not to ‘miss the bus’ as the country is in sync with the speed of innovation in the current digital age, reports PTI.

  • Please do not call my son a ‘terrorist’: Kanhaiya’s mother

    Patna : “Please do not call my son a terrorist,” says JNUSU President Kanhaiya’s mother as she breaks down while watching the news flashes on TV at a neighbour’s house in Bihar’s Begusarai district.

  • Pope urges Mexico leaders to provide ‘true justice’

    Mexico City : Pope Francis challenged Mexico’s political and ecclesial elites to provide their people with security, true justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are wracking the country, delivering a tough-love message to Mexico’s ruling classes on his first full day in the country.

  • Confident of posting ‘reasonable’ profit next fiscal year: BoB MD

    Mumbai : Bank of Baroda reported the highest-ever quarterly loss in the nation’s banking history at Rs 3,342 crore for the October-December period after recognising and providing for the entire quantum of stressed assets identified through a special review undertaken by RBI.

  • US Club clinch thriller

    Mumbai : In a clash that went down to the wire, defending champions United Services Club edged out hosts Willingdon Sports Club by a mere ½ point to retain their title in the 20th Grover Zampa Vineyards Inter-Club Golf Championships and crown themselves the  champion club of Western India at the WSC, here, on Sunday. In the 20 year history of this championship, only BPGC has managed to retain the title, winning back

  • US refueling plane saves pilot in emergency over IS territory

    Baghdad : Quick-thinking by the crew of a US Air Force refueling plane has saved the life of a pilot and his expensive F-16 fighter jet over Islamic State territory, according to a media report.

  • Dr S Bhattacharya conferred with 43rd Dhanvantari Award

    Mumbai : Internationally acclaimed cardiac surgeon Dr Sudhansu Bhattacharya was presented with the 43rd Dhanvantari Award by the Dhanvantari Medical Foundation (DMF) for his pioneering work in the field of cardiology. The award was presented to Dr Bhattacharya by Governor of Maharashtra, Ch, Vidyasagar Rao, and former Union Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

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