Free Press Journal
  • US warns Americans against travel to North Korea

    Washington: The State Department has asked Americans to avoid all travel to North Korea, warning that US citizens making the trip risk long and “unduly harsh” imprisonment if they fall foul of laws in the hermit state.

  • Huawei ranked as ‘India’s Most Trusted Telecom Diversified Brand’

    Mumbai – Huawei has been ranked as India’s Most Trusted Telecom Diversified Brand’ in ‘The Brand Trust Report, India Study 2016’ conducted by TRA Research (formerly Trust Research Advisory). The accolade acknowledges Huawei’s presence as a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with extensive presence across the Telecom industry value chain. TRA is a leading Data Insights Company involved in understanding and researching aspects that make the intangibles of brands measureable.

  • India awaiting response from Pak on NIA visit

    New Delhi: India is awaiting a response from Pakistan on a visit by an NIA team there to review progress in Pathankot investigation, nearly three weeks after Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had raised the issue with his Pakistani counterpart here.

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    CBSE results to be out on time before May 31: Irani

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani today said the results of CBSE Board exams for class X and XII will be declared “on time” before the end of this month and, as per a decision taken earlier, state boards are also expected to declare their results by May 31.

  • World’s first Zika virus clone developed

    Washington: In a world-first, scientists have genetically engineered a clone of the Zika virus strain, an advance that may aid the development of vaccine and therapies against the infection which has been linked to serious birth defects.

  • Young FB users more open to different religious beliefs

    Houston: Youths who use social media are less committed to one religion and are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customise their faith – regardless of what their religious tradition teaches, a new study has found.

  • Moto unveils G4 and G4 Plus smartphones in India 

    New Delhi: After the huge success of Moto G third generation smartphones, the technology firm Motorola Mobility (a Lenovo brand) on Tuesday launched Moto G4 and G4 Plus devices in India.

  • Requests by banks to suspend passports of defaulters on rise

    Chandigarh: Plagued by the problems of bad loans, public sector banks are making a beeline for Regional Passport Office here with request to suspend passports of “chronic” loan defaulters in order to prevent them from escaping from the country.

  • Govt to fast-track patent proposals, opens Tatkal window

    New Delhi: In order to streamline the patent regime, the government has modified rules by offering an option of ‘Tatkal’ for expeditious clearance of applications by start-ups or those entities that opt for India as a place for first filing of patent.

  • Afzal Guru event: Four video clips found to be genuine

    New Delhi: Four video clippings related to the controversial February 9 event at JNU which were sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Gandhinagar for examination have emerged as “genuine”.

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    Lightning kills 81 people in two days in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: At least 81 people were killed by lightning strikes in Bangladesh in two days during the recent spell of thunderstorms, a rare high casualty in the country attributed to climate change by the authorities.

  • 12 die in Sri Lanka flash floods

    Colombo: At least 12 people were killed and four went missing in Sri Lanka due to flash floods and landslides overnight, the Disaster Management Centre said.

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    New education policy soon: Smriti Irani

    New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has said the government will unveil a new education policy soon.

  • Containers with Rs 570 crore brought to Coimbatore

    Coimbatore: The three trucks containing Rs 570 crore cash, seized by election department officials near Tirupur on May 14, was today moved to SBI’s main branch here, following a request by the Income Tax department.

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    134 arrested at Simhastha Kumbh posing as sadhus

    Ujjain: As the ‘Simhastha Kumbh Mahaparv’ — one of the four Kumbh Melas celebrated as one of the largest spiritual gatherings in the world — draws to a close, the police have arrested 134 people posing as sadhus and indulging in criminal activities, Additional Director General of Police V. Madhukumar has said.