Free Press Journal
  • US official: Iran responsible for cyberattack at NY dam

    New York: A probe by the Justice Department has determined that Iran was responsible for a 2013 cyberattack on a dam in the suburbs outside of New York City, and an indictment is expected soon. The official, who was briefed on the investigation, spoke to the AP yesterday on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing criminal investigation.

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    15 children hurt as truck hits school bus

    Panaji: Fifteen school students were today hurt, seven of them seriously injured, when a truck collided with their bus at Vasco town near here, police said. “There were 45 children and teachers in the bus when the speeding truck collided with it on the highway this afternoon,” a senior police official said.

  • All England Open: Nehwal in quarters, other Indians exit

    Birmingham: Saina Nehwal was the only bright spot in an otherwise dismal day for Indian shuttlers as she eased past Thailand’s Busanan Ongbumrungphan to enter the second round of the All England Open badminton tournament at the Barclaycard Arena here. The 25-year-old from Hyderabad scripted a 21-16, 21-9 victory in the second round lat on Thursday to be the only Indian remaining in the tournament. Sania will meet Tai Tzu Ying of

  • Top 10 cars women should consider buying

    Cars can be categorized based on their size, shape and function. But are there really cars categorized separately for men and women? Don’t men drive little hatchbacks or aren’t the women folk capable of driving a big engine SUV? Cars are neutral, not built on whether the driver has XX chromosome or XY chromosome. So here’s a look at some cars that aren’t necessarily designed for women, but we think are great

  • Winners list of ‘Surfers Choice Music Awards’

    As the industry gears up for the award season, it’s time to announce the results of the Surfers Choice Music Awards 2015. While most of you are eagerly wondering whether your favourite nominee made it to the final list, we would like to inform you that the winners have been selected based on the number of votes acquired by each of the contenders. Besides, in order to ensure zero spamming and nullify

  • Saudi Arabia extends 122 million dollar economic aid to Pakistan

    Islamabad: Saudi Arabia has extended a financial and economic assistance of 122 million dollars to Pakistan which is the highest amount Riyadh has officially given to Islamabad in the last five years. The signing ceremony for the grant, which includes a 67 million dollars package, took place the day Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Raheel Sharif were attending the closing ceremony of the multi-nation ‘Thunder of the North’ military exercise

  • Asia is the future: Kangna Ranaut

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut at the launch of ‘Femina’ cover, that features her alongside sister Rangoli, made some interesting points about the future of the business of cinema. The actress feels that it will be Asia that will generate the maximum earnings for films in the days to come and that India will play a crucial part.

  • Stay socially active to enjoy life in golden years

    London: To keep the doctor away during golden years of your life, start participating in activities at social clubs and community centres regardless of health-related challenges, says a study. According to the researchers, valuing and pursuing social goals may contribute to well-being by boosting feelings of competence, concern for the next generation and belonging.

  • Volvo S60 Cross Country Launched at Rs 38.9 lakh

    Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has launched the S60 Cross Country at Rs 38.9 lakh (ex-showroom Mumbai). The Swede will go up against a trio of German rivals, viz. the BMW 3-Series, Mercedes C-Class and the Audi A4.

  • We expect a lot from come-back Shami, says Rohit

    Kolkata: Indian opener Rohit Sharma said there will be a lot of expectations from pacer Mohammed Shami, who is trying to work his way back into the national team after a long lay-off due to injury. On Thursday, Shami donned the Indian colours after almost a year and bowled well against the West Indies in a World Twenty20 warm-up game here at the Eden Gardens. He returned figures of 2/30.

  • Hiroshima residents file lawsuit over restarting n-plant

    Tokyo: A group of residents from the Japanese city of Hiroshima, including several survivors from the 1945 atomic bombing, on Friday filed a lawsuit to prevent the reactivation of a nuclear power plant in the area. The plaintiffs urged Hiroshima district court to put a stop order on the reactivation process of Ikata plant, fearing the risk of an accident similar to the one in Fukushima Daiichi plant, triggered by the earthquake

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    I never expected an award nomination: Kalki Koechlin

    Mumbai: A nomination in the Best Actress Critics’ Choice category at the second edition of Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) was “unexpected” and a “great surprise” for Kalki Koechlin, who says it’s because she “rarely gets nominated”.

  • Elderly US man punches protester at Trump rally

    Miami: A 78-year-old white man punched a black protester in the face at a Donald Trump rally and was charged with assault, media have said, in chaotic scenes on the presidential campaign trail. John McGraw – who later said that next time “we might have to kill him” – was also charged with battery and disorderly conduct after the event Wednesday night in North Carolina, the Cumberland County sheriff’s office told the local TV station WRAL yesterday.

  • FICCI welcomes measures taken to boost domestic E&P activities

    New Delhi: Industry body FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) has welcomed the slew of measures taken by the CCEA(Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to usher in much awaited reforms in the hydrocarbon sector which would have positive impact on the Energy Security.

  • 164 ponzi companies vanished after raising public money: FM

    New Delhi: As many as 164 ponzi companies are currently being probed by central agencies for duping customers across the country, government said today. Cases pertaining to the 164 ponzi or chit fund companies have been assigned to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) for investigation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in Lok Sabha during Question Hour and released a list of these firms against which inquiries are in progress.

  • State-run banks down up to 4% on Crisil downgrade

    Mumbai: Shares of state-run banks today fell by up to 4 per cent after credit rating agency Crisil downgraded eight PSBs following deterioration in their asset quality and also revised the outlook on five of them to negative.

  • Jaitley says Aadhaar now with 97 percent adults

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said 97 percent adult Indians now have an Aadhaar card and that the bill introduced by him in the Lok Sabha will go a long way in ensuring government subsidies and services directly reach the beneficiaries in entirety.

  • RBI orders probe into alleged frauds in loans to farmers

    Nagpur: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has ordered a probe into allegations of irregularities committed by public, private and foreign banks to claim achievements of targets in lending to farmers and the agro-sector, an official said on Friday.