Free Press Journal
  • 6,000 unelectrified villages provided with power: Govt

    New Delhi: Electrification has been done in 6,000 of the 18,500 unelectrified villages and the renewable energy capacity has reached 39.5 Giga Watts, a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was told.

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    Criminals switching to iPhones for its strong encryption: Police

    New York : Federal Law Enforcement officers have claimed in their filing in a court that some criminals are switching to iPhones to escape from their wrongdoings due to Apple’s strong encryption policy. The brief by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association and two others also cited a jailhouse phone call intercepted by New York authorities in 2015, in which an inmate called Apple’s encrypted operating system a ‘gift from God’, Reuters reported.

  • Govt’s policy soon for large-scale solar manufacturing

    New Delhi: Government is working on a policy to boost large-scale solar equipment production facilities that will be soon be sent for the Cabinet’s approval, New & Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal has said.

  • Liverpool midfielder Lucas sidelined

    London: Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that seasoned midfielder Lucas Leiva will be out for around ‘five or six weeks’ after suffering a quad injury during the penalty shootout in the Capital One Cup final on February 28. The Brazilian international was carrying a knock when he stepped up to take Liverpool’s second kick at the Wembley stadium last Sunday and exacerbated the issue as he struck from 12 yards.

  • Google to delete ‘some’ search results within EU

    New Delhi: Internet giant Google has confirmed that it would remove some search results from all of its sites starting next week within the European Union. The California-based tech giant confirmed that in response to discussions with regulators, the company would begin delisting from all sites, beginning next week, if Google detects that a search user is in the EU, the Verge reported.

  • I feel cured, says Amitabh Bachchan

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, who is recuperating from a mild ailment, says a good night sleep helps in curing ailments, while adding that now he feels “cured”. The 73-year-old thespian also credited superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who once mentioned to him that a good night’s sleep helps in curing “many ailments”.

  • Shastri backs India to display fearless cricket against Bangladesh

    Mirpur: Team Director Ravi Shastri has expressed that he hoped to see India continue their fearless brand of cricket in the Asia Cup final here against hosts Bangladesh on Sunday. The former all-rounder also described India’s transformation into an aggressive fighting unit as ‘gradual but enjoyable one’. “Since then we are the number one team in the world in T20 cricket. It has been a gradual process but enjoyable one. Let’s hope we show

  • Brazil’s ex-president Lula defiant after detention

    Sao Paulo: Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed to battle his opponents in the streets in a defiant speech late Friday, hours after being briefly detained as part of a probe into a massive corruption scheme. Wearing a red shirt with his leftist Worker’s Party yellow star on his chest, Lula gave an emotional speech to supporters where the charisma and feistiness that characterised his 2003-2010 presidency were on full display.

  • Khloe Kardashian admits being fan of plastic surgery

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian says she is a fan of plastic surgery as it is almost like make-up. Although the 31-year-old hasn’t had any plastic surgery done, she insists that she doesn’t have a problem with people having it, reports”I definitely am a fan of plastic surgery. I just think you need to go through the proper channels first. We’re all putting on a f***ing mask basically every day

  • Know your Family Health Insurance Plan

    Looking at the rise in medical expenditures, every individual should have a health insurance policy to evade medical exigencies. Sudden medical complication can leave family emotionally and finally drained, but with the right guidance of financial experts, policy choice, and planning much can be achieved on time.

  • China to replace business tax with VAT in all sectors

    Beijing: China for the first time will replace business tax with value-added tax (VAT) in all sectors in a bid to streamline tax structures and reduce tax burden, Premier Li Kiqiang announced today.

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    Vipul Shah wants to make action film with me, Akshay: Vidyut

    Mumbai: Vidyut Jamwal has collaborated with Vipul Shah on films like “Commando” and “Force” and the actor says the filmmaker is keen to make an action movie with him and superstar Akshay Kumar.

  • Russell likely to play World T20 despite doping violation

    Johannesburg:  West Indies cricketer Andre Russell is likely to take part in the upcoming World Twenty20 after the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission said that the all-rounder would not be suspended until a hearing into his ‘anti-doping whereabouts’ rule violation. Russell, who has been included in the West Indies squad for next week’s World Twenty20 in India, missed three doping tests within a 12-month period and faces a possible two-year ban from cricket if he

  • Graphene could power high-speed electronics

    London: Revealing the potential of graphene to be used in high-speed electronics and bio-sensors, a new study has found that electrical signals transmitted at high frequencies lose none of their energy when passed through the ‘wonder material’. Discovered in 2004, graphene – which measures just an atom in thickness and is around 100 times stronger than steel — has been identified as having a range of potential uses across the engineering and

  • Two Syrians jailed over drowning of Syrian toddler Aylan

    Damascus: Two people found guilty of “refugee smuggling” that lead to the much-publicised case of the drowning of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi and four other refugees were sentenced to four years and two months in prison. On Friday, a court in Turkey jailed two Syrian men, Mufawaka Alabash and Asem Alfrhad, for smuggling but acquitted them on charges of negligent homicide, CNN reported. They had faced up to 35 years in prison

  • Lahiri enters Top-10 at World Golf Champs in Doral

    Doral (USA): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri turned in a second successive two-under 70 and jumped into the top-10 at tied ninth at the midway stage of the USD 9.5 million WGC Cadillac Championships. Lahiri, who had three birdies — two of them in last three holes and one bogey, is still six shots behind the leader, Adam Scott, who is looking to make it two wins in two weeks.

  • Neerja to be screened at Georgetown University in USA

    Ever since the time the Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja got released, it looks like there is no stopping for the film. While it’s already reaping big dividends all over at the Box-office, the latest update is that it will now be screened at Georgetown University in USA.

  • Pooja Batra raises around 35000 in a charity gala at Houston

    After becoming an overnight sensation with her debut film Viraasat, the gorgeous Pooja Batra went onto do films which were best forgotten at the box-office and then she did the vanishing act from Bollywood. She recently resurfaced (in a cameo) with the dance flickABCD 2.

  • Better late than never: Shatrughan to newly-wed Urmila

    Mumbai: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has congratulated Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar, who tied the knot on Thursday here with Kashmir-based businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mir in a quiet ceremony. Shatrughan also said that it’s “better late than never” to Urmila, 42.