Free Press Journal
  • CR to operate 72-hour block on CST-Wadala route from tomorrow

    Mumbai: Central Railway (CR) will operate a 72-hour traffic block on the Up and Down Harbour line route between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Wadala stations in two phases from February 19 to 21. The exercise is undertaken by CR to install infrastructural facilities to accommodate 12-car trains on the harbour line at CST and it plans to run 12-car service in phases from May.

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    Ericsson to manage Vodafone’s OFC network in India

    New Delhi: Vodafone India has selected Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson to manage its 45,000 km optical fibre cable network, spread across 10 telecom circles, for a 3-year period.

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    HRD directs all varsities to fly tricolour on 207 ft high mast

    Surajkund – All central universities will fly the national flag on a 207 feet high mast at a prominent place on their campuses, HRD ministry said today, a move that comes in the backdrop of the massive controversy over alleged
    anti-India protests in JNU.

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    Truecaller launches ‘TrueSDK’ to let apps verify users

    Bengaluru: Phone directory app Truecaller  today announced a product ‘TrueSDK’ that will help third party applications verify users via phone numbers. TrueSDK, a software development kit is the first product from the company for the app developer community, enables third party apps to easily onboard users with their Truecaller profile and verified phone numbers, the company officials said.

  • New method to check pay-per-click advertising fraud

    New York: Indian-origin researchers have proposed a new method for detecting fraud from the payment-per-click model – a pricing model used for online advertising.

  • Taylor Swift posts heartwarming birthday message for Sheeran

    Los Angeles: Pop star Taylor Swift has penned a sweet, heart-touching note for her close friend British
    singer Ed Sheeran, wishing him a happy 25th birthday. Along with a photo of Sheeran accepting his song of the year Grammy, Swift gushed about her good friend by recalling one of the duo’s early meetings, on her Instagram account, reported People magazine.

  • Railways to tap auto and FMCG sectors in big way

    New Delhi: Facing a decline in loadings demand, railways is mulling various options including entering into untapped areas like auto and FMCG to increase freight revenue. “The need of the hour is to enter new areas to expand the freight operation in a significant way,” said a senior Railway Ministry official, adding, “The aim is to enter into untapped areas.”

  • Govt may cut corp tax by 1% in Budget FY17, say experts

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to slash corporate tax rate by about one per cent and may put an end date for certain exemptions availed by the industry, in his Budget for 2016-17, tax experts said. “To begin with, one per cent cut in the corporate tax rate, gradual phasing out of accelerated tax depreciation and a sunset clause for the tax deductions, coupled with reduction in MAT, will set

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    David Beckham’s ‘Modern Essentials’ line for H&M debuts in India

    New Delhi: ‘Modern Essentials’ selected by David Beckham, a line especially handpicked by the English football great for Sweden-based brand H&M, on Thursday hit stores globally, including in India. The collection will be available in all H&M stores. Talking about the line, Beckham said in a statement: “I am always updating my wardrobe with a mix of tailored and casual pieces which is why I love this ‘Modern Essentials’ collection at H&M.

  • Shane Warne bitten on head by snake on reality show

    Sydney: Legendary Australia spinner Shane Warne suffered a snake bite on his head after he dipped his head into a box full of the reptiles on a reality show that he is participating in. After bravely facing boxes filled with African clawed frogs, scorpions, Madagascan hissing cockroaches and rats, Shane was presented with a box of snakes in an episode of “I’m A Celebrity A… Get Me Out Of Here!” on Wednesday

  • Novel target for diabetes treatment identified

    Tokyo: Japanese researchers have identified a novel target for developing diabetes treatment — a substance that cells in the exocrine tissue, which is responsible for digestion, secrete during the development of the pancreas.

  • S.A.R. Geelani sent to 14-day judicial custody

    New Delhi: Former Delhi University lecturer S.A.R. Geelani, who was arrested on the charges of sedition, was on Thursday sent to 14-day judicial custody.

  • SC virtually paves way for govt formation in Arunachal Pradesh

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today virtually paved the way for government formation in Arunachal Pradesh by vacating its order on maintenance of status quo, after being satisfied with the Gauhati High Court order staying the disqualification of the 14 rebel Congress MLAs. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice J S Khehar, on perusing the records regarding disqualification of 14 rebel Congress MLAs, said it is prima facie satisfied with

  • Pakistan lawmaker seeks amendment in Hindu Marriage bill

    Islamabad: Within days of Pakistan becoming the first Muslim country to give Hindus the right to register their marriage, a lawmaker in the national assembly has sought amendment in the Hindu Marriage Bill. The bill was passed on Monday by lawmakers in Sindh province — home to the majority of Pakistan’s three million Hindus.

  • India must fix dates for foreign secretary talks soonest: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Islamabad on Thursday urged New Delhi to finalise the dates of foreign secretary-level talks as early as possible following the Indian policy statement “not to link talks with the progress on Pathankot attack”.

  • AP to be developed as electronics mfg hub: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Visakhapatnam: Union Minister for Communication and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today said Andhra Pradesh would be developed as a major electronics hub, and announced several initiatives planned in this direction.