Free Press Journal
  • Ringing Bells suspends taking orders for 24 hrs for Freedom251

    New Delhi: Ringing Bells, which launched ‘Freedom 251’, priced at Rs 251 — touted as the world’s cheapest smartphone — has suspended taking orders for 24 hours due to overload. A new entrant in the flourishing Indian mobile handset market, Ringing Bells has unveiled what is being touted as the world’s cheapest smartphone, but has also raised concerns in the industry on feasibility of offering such a low price.

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    China issues guidelines to increase government transparency

    Beijing: China’s Cabinet or the State Council has called for more transparent governance by 2020 by making more government information public, the media reported on Thursday. In a document issued on Wednesday, governments at all levels were asked to keep the public informed in five main aspects: policymaking policy implementation, managerial affairs, public services and government decisions, the China Daily reported.

  • Lockheed Martin ready to manufacture F-16 jets in India

    Singapore: US fighter jet maker Lockheed Martin today said it is ready to manufacture F-16 aircraft in India and supports the ongoing talks between the two countries to set up the first manufacturing facility, one of the largest projects under the ‘Make in India’ initiative. “We are ready to manufacture F-16 in India and support the Make in India initiative,” Phil Shaw, chief executive of Lockheed Martin India Private Ltd told reporters at

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    Jat stir continues in Haryana after talks fail

    Chandigarh: Jat community protesters continued their agitation on Thursday, after talks between leaders of the community and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar failed to resolve reservation issue.

  • EU leaders hold make-or-break ‘Brexit’ summit

    Brussels: EU leaders go into a make-or-break summit today facing difficult compromises to keep Britain in the bloc and wrangling with Europe’s worst migrant crisis since World War II. Prime Minister David Cameron’s demand for key reforms in return for Britain’s continued membership has exposed a rift over whether the EU’s future is to move ever closer together or to ease ties, becoming a looser group of distinct sovereign nations.

  • 3 ABVP members resign as JNU being branded as ‘anti-national’

    New Delhi: The three office bearers of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) unit, who resigned yesterday in solidarity with the ongoing students’ protests against Centre’s handling of the situation, said they did not want the varsity to be branded as ‘anti-national’.

  • ‘Defiant’ O.P. Sharma says will cooperate in police probe

    New Delhi: BJP MLA O.P. Sharma, who has been summoned by the Delhi Police for allegedly beating up a CPI worker outside the Patiala House Court complex, today said that he would cooperate in the probe but added that a line must be drawn between those who are pro-India and against the country’s ideology.

  • Gene linked to insomnia identified

    New York: Offering a target for developing new therapies to address sleep disorders, researchers have identified a gene that when overactivated causes severe insomnia. Expression of this gene called neuromedin U (Nmu), also seems to serve as nature’s stimulant – fish lacking the gene takes longer to wake up in the morning and are less active during the day, the study said.

  • ‘US rewarding Pak for bad behaviour by selling F-16 jets’

    Washington: The United States’ decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan will only amount to
    rewarding the country for its “bad behaviour”, a US-based Hindu advocacy group has said. “The Obama administration announced the move, despite its own assessment that the Pakistani government, directly and by proxy, supports Islamist terror groups that target its neighbours, India and Afghanistan,” Hindu American Foundation (HAF) said yesterday in a statement.

  • 28 killed in Ankara bomb attack on Turkish military

    Ankara: At least 28 people were killed and 61 wounded by a car bomb targeting the Turkish military in the heart of the capital Ankara, the latest in a string of attacks to shake the country.

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    BJP ‘misfit, ineligible’ to govern India: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday lashed out at the BJP over Rajasthan MLA Kailash Choudhary’s unwarranted remark against party vice-president Rahul Gandhi over the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row, saying it is clear that they are misfit and ineligible to govern a country like India.

  • Obama to visit Cuba in March

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is set to visit Cuba in March, a move which would make him the first sitting US president to step foot on the island in over 80 years, the media reported on Thursday.

  • At Mexico-US border, pope decries migrant ‘tragedy’

    Ciudad Juarez (Mexico): Pope Francis has decried the “human tragedy” of migrants fleeing violence worldwide during a huge mass on Mexico’s border with the US, where many have died while crossing the desert.

  • How ‘burning’ asteroids dispatch shooting stars to Earth

    Helsinki: An international team has constructed the first-ever model to observe how near-Earth objects (NFOs) or asteroids destroy when they reach closer to the Sun, leaving dazzling meteor showers for sky gazers on Earth.

  • Freedom 251 for sale? but timed out

    The latest installment of a smartphone which also happens to be the cheapest possible smartphone in India Freedom 251′ was launched as an addition to the Make in India success story yesterday. The offer for sale for the hyped phone was suppose to go live from today 6 am till February 21 at 8 pm.

  • BCCI

    BCCI’s SGM tomorrow to discuss Lodha panel recommendations

    Mumbai: Pushed into a tight corner by the recommended sweeping reforms to its structure by the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee, BCCI’s members would meet here tomorrow at a Special General Meeting to discuss the report’s implementation.