Free Press Journal
  • F-Secure joins hands with Europol to tackle cyber crime

    New Delhi: Finland-based online security and privacy company F-Secure on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with European Union’s law enforcement agency Europol to curb cyber crime.

  • Australia lead India as SA slip to 6th in ICC Test rankings

    Dubai: Australia has opened up a six-point gap over India at the top of the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings following the annual update with the results from 2012-13 no longer included in the calculations and outcomes from the 2014-15 series weighted at 50 per cent. According to a media release issued by ICC, India now leads third-placed Pakistan by just one point. Pakistan has benefitted from the annual update as

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    Celebrity Weddings of 2016

    Its been an exciting year for many, with wedding bells ringing high, we take a look at which ones to note these past few months.

  • Plan of Multi-Model Transportation Hub at Surat discussed

    Mumbai: The process for developing Surat railway station as a Multi-Model Transportation Hub (MMTH) has been set in motion with the stake-holders today discussing modalities of the Rs 600-crore project.

  • Kanye West expunged of paparazzo scuffle

    Washington D.C.: A judge has approved Kanye West’s request to get the 2013 scuffle with a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport cleared.

  • Declare drought national emergency: Kailash Satyarthi

    New Delhi: Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately declare drought as a “national emergency”, saying it had badly hit children in rural areas.

  • Rahul aide involved in chopper scam, CWG scams: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday accused Kanishka Singh, an aide to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, of being involved in the AgustaWestland and 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) scams.

  • Danish exhibit portrays Paris and Brussels attackers as ‘martyrs’

    Copenhagen: An art group in Copenhagen decided to hold an exhibit dedicated to history’s martyrs. But alongside the likes of Joan of Arc and Socrates, visitors will also find the Paris and Brussels attackers, something that got the group reported to the police.

  • 8 Bangladeshis held in Singapore for IS-related terror plots

    Singapore: Singapore has detained eight radicalised Bangladeshi supporters of the Islamic State terror group for plotting terror attacks back home as part of efforts to overthrow the Bangladeshi government, the Home Ministry here said today.

  • Uber users can soon pay for rides abroad using Paytm wallet

    New Delhi: Digital payments firm Paytm will enable Uber users to pay for their rides in Indian currency while travelling abroad using its mobile wallet by month-end. Alibaba-backed Paytm will not charge any fees for conversion and the fares will be based on current forex rates. Currently, Indian users need a credit card to pay for Uber rides taken aboard. “We will enable users to pay for their rides in Indian currency

  • Govt bats for AI, says ‘zero accident’ due to maintenance

    New Delhi: Coming to the defence of the beleagured Air India, government today rejected the perception about the state carrier being the “leader in emergency landings” and asserted that there has been “zero accident” due to any poor maintenance. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajpathi Raju told the Rajya Sabha that every safety proceedure is followed in the Air India as “no deficiency” would be allowed in flying Indian aircrafts. He said the

  • Etihad Airways launches daily A380 service to Mumbai

    Dubai: The UAE’s flag carrier Etihad Airways has started flying its Airbus A380 aircraft, the world’s biggest passenger airliner, to Mumbai with the launch of a new daily service. Flight EY204 from Abu Dhabi landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on Sunday on the occasion of Maharashtra Day, the 56th anniversary of the state’s formation.  Mumbai became the UAE’s second-largest airline’s fourth A380 destination following London, Sydney and New York,

  • Murder of young woman in Kerala galvanises politics

    Ernakulam (Kerala): The brutal murder of a poor law student in this district last week has galvanised politics in election-bound Kerala as Chief Minister Oomen Chandy promised a thorough probe while the opposition alleged “inaction”.

  • IMF retains India growth forecast at 7.5% for 2016, 2017

    Singapore: The International Monetary Fund has retained its growth forecast for India this year at 7.5 per cent, largely driven by private consumption even as weak exports and sluggish credit growth weigh on the economy. India’s growth momentum is expected to be underpinned by private consumption, which has benefited from lower energy prices and higher real incomes, IMF said and called on the policymakers to speed up the structural reform implementation. In

  • Chinese-led group pulls bid for Australian cattle empire

    Sydney: A Chinese-led consortium has withdrawn its $281.5 million bid for Australia’s vast Kidman cattle empire after the government indicated the deal was not in the national interest, the seller said today.

  • Tendulkar joins Salman, Bindra as goodwill ambassador for Rio 2016

    New Delhi: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday accepted the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) offer to become goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro. Tendulkar now joins Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medallist Abhinav Bindra as the goodwill ambassadors for the Rio-bound contingent. “I have had the privilege and honour of representing our nation for 24 years and I continue to

  • ISI snooping on security forces through smartphone malwares

    New Delhi: Pakistan’s snooping agency ISI is spying on Indian security forces using malwares through mobile gaming and music applications such as Top Gun, mpjunkie, vdjunky, talking frog, the government said today.

  • Will get F-16s from elsewhere, Islamabad warns Washington

    Islamabad: Pakistan will acquire F-16 fighter jets from elsewhere if the US does not arrange funding for the sale, Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister’s adviser on foreign affairs, cautioned the US as both countries lock horns over the purchase of the multirole warplanes.