Free Press Journal
  • Sarbananda Sonowal

    Checking illegal infiltration top priority: Sonowal

    New Delhi: Sealing the Indo-Bangla border to check illegal infiltration will be top priority of the BJP government in Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, who led the party to its maiden victory in the crucial North eastern state and is all set to be the Chief Minister, said today.

  • Chinese fighter jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea: Pentagon

    Washington: The Pentagon has said that two Chinese fighters have conducted an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. spy plane in international air space over the South China Sea. “The Department of Defense is reviewing a May 17 intercept of a US maritime patrol reconnaissance aircraft by two tactical aircraft from the People’s Republic of China,” the Guardian quoted Major Jamie Davis, Pentagon spokesman as saying.

  • GSM subscriber base declines to 77 cr in April: COAI

    New Delhi: The GSM subscriber base in the country decreased by 2.14 lakh to 77.37 crore in April, mainly due to Videocon and Idea Cellular losing customers, industry body COAI said today.

  • M Karunanidhi

    TN Assembly polls: Karunanidhi wins – for 13th time

    Chennai: DMK president M. Karunanidhi was on Thursday elected to the Tamil Nadu assembly from Thiruvarur, defeating his nearest AIADMK rival by 68,366 votes, the Election Commission said.

  • EgyptAir flight with 66 people on board crashed

    Cairo: An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 people, including 26 foreigners, on board today crashed in the Mediterranean Sea after it vanished from radar screens in Egyptian airspace, aviation officials said. Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said it was too early to say whether a technical problem or a terror attack caused the plane to crash.

  • M K Stalin

    Stalin’s spirited campaign makes it a close contest in TN

    Chennai: MK Stalin, the long standing heir apparent to DMK chief M Karunanidhi, may have failed to oust AIADMK but a spirited campaign for over a year marked by a makeover virtually made it a close race in Tamil Nadu where traditionally the contests have been one sided.

  • Need to discuss with airlines on capping airfares: DGCA

    New Delhi: Amid concerns over steep fluctuations in airfares, aviation regulator DGCA today said discussions need to be held with airlines before any decision on fixing upper cap on ticket prices.

  • Drug used for anxiety may increase risk of birth defects

    London: A drug commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other mental health disorders may be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, a study warns. The drug pregabalin is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, such as pain from diabetic neuropathy or pain after shingles or spinal cord injury.

  • Use bank fines to fund relief for conflict, disaster-affected: UN official

    United Nations: How to finance relief operations to help people fleeing wars and conflicts or reeling from natural and man-made disasters without raising taxes? Use the billions of dollars of malpractice fines paid by banks, suggests a senior UN official overseeing relief operations.

  • New Panasonic Eluga I2 smartphone beats previous model by miles

    New Delhi: Panasonic India has launched 2GB and 3GB RAM variants of its successful 4G LTE smartphone “ELUGA I2” with improved camera optics which beats the previous model (1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 2-MP front camera) in specifications by miles.

  • Amazon India teams up with govt to boost handloom sales

    Bengaluru: Amazon India today forged a partnership with Development Commissioner Handloom of the Union Ministry of Textiles under which it will educate, train and enable cooperatives and weavers to directly sell their products on the online portal.

  • Vesak 2016: What Gautam Buddha asked for

    Buddha Purnima is traditionally known as Vesak or Vesakha since it falls in the month of Vaishakh according to lunar calendar. It is a festival that marks the birth, enlightenment and death of Gautam Buddha. This day usually falls on the day of full moon (Purnima) in the month of May, hence it is also known as ‘Buddha Purnima’. Many of us may not know the amount of divinity that goes into celebrating this festival,

  • Kohli draws praise after becoming IPL’s highest run-getter

    New Delhi: Swashbuckling Indian batsman Virat Kohli has received a flurry of praises after he created history by becoming the first batsman of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to reach 4000-run milestone.

  • Vivek Oberoi

    Gangster roles always give me a kick: Vivek Oberoi 

    New Delhi: He has played a gangster, a criminal and even an underworld don on screen. Now, as he prepares to be seen as former underworld don Muthappa Rai in Ram Gopal Varma’s “Rai”, actor Vivek Oberoi says such roles give him a high.

  • launches first of its kind doorstep claims service

    New Delhi:, the fastest growing online insurance portal in India has launched a revolutionary doorstep claims assistance program in Mumbai that will ensure timely and professional claims support but, with the help of third party auto service providers, also promises to return your car in three days.

  • Narine, Pollard earn Windies recall for tri-series

    Barbados: West Indies have recalled off-spinner Sunil Narine and all-rounder Kieron Pollard in the ODI squad for the first four matches of the upcoming tri-nation series, which features Australia and South Africa. The duo have not played any international match since November 2015.