Free Press Journal
  • Wild weather delays completion of MH370 search

    Sydney: Giant waves and high winds have prevented any search operations for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 for the past month with the hunt now not expected to be complete until August, authorities said today. Australia is leading the painstaking search for MH370 in the remote Indian Ocean, but the wild weather has not allowed the three ships involved to make any progress in recent weeks.

  • Increasing judicial interference a matter of serious concern: Naqvi

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing spat between the judiciary and the executive Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday asserted that the judiciary should function within its limits and avoid promoting a culture of increasing interference, which he said is a matter of worry.

  • France to launch smartphone ‘terror alert’ app

    Paris: A new smartphone app designed to alert users to possible terror attacks will be launched by the French government today, amid growing security concerns over the Euro 2016 football tournament. The application, which will be free to download in both French and English, will send users a warning “in case of a suspected attack,” said the interior ministry, which has piloted and introduced the service.

  • Saina enters round two; Sindhu bows out of Australian Open

    Sydney: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal entered the second round of women’s singles with a comfortable victory but P V Sindhu suffered an upset defeat in the opening round to crash out of the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here today.

  • This new ‘hot Jupiter’ can spin its star

    New York: An international team of astronomers has discovered a “hot Jupiter” exoplanet that is so massive and close to its parent star that it influences the star’s rotation with its gravity, media reported. The planet, called HATS-18b, is about 2,100 light years away, Popular Mechanics reported on Tuesday.

  • Parl panel invites public comments on debt recovery laws

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary Committee has sought comments from the stakeholders on a bill to amend the debt recovery laws with an overall objective of improving the ease of doing business.

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    Amazon India to use $3bn to enhance customer,seller experience

    Mumbai: Armed with a fresh war chest of USD 3 billion investments in India announced by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos yesterday, Amazon plans to channel the funds on enhancing customer and seller experience, a top executive of the company said today.

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    ‘Udta Punjab’ release pushed to July 15

    Exploring the dark segment once again, director Abhishek Chaubey’s realistic portrayal of substance abuse in Udta Punjab has fuelled controversies which have eventually affected the release of the film. Caught in the midst of the censorship and political conflicts, Udta Punjab may now not release this month and speculations have it that the film has been pushed to July 15.

  • When Meryl Streep mimics Donald Trump

    Melbourne: After celebs like Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert, it was Meryl Streep’s turn to take a shot at the guise of Donald Trump and she nailed it. The Oscar winning actress showed up at the the Public Theatre 2016 Gala in Central Park, New York on June 6 night donning an orange face, a fat suit and a face full of fake tan to play Trump, reports

  • Dimple Kapadia turns 59

    The stunningly beautiful Dimple Kapadia, who turned 59 on Wednesday, says she won’t mind doing more films if she gets good scripts. “There aren’t enough good scripts. Besides, I am lazy! There you finally got the honest truth out of me! I honestly need good scripts and directors. I just hope it happens soon,” says Dimple.

  • Singapore blocking Internet access on government computers

    Singapore: Singapore confirmed today it would cut off Internet access for government work stations within a year for security reasons, a surprise move in one of the world’s most wired countries. The decision will not disrupt government operations, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said after local daily The Straits Times reported that some 100,000 computers would be affected.

  • Find out what ‘Sultan’ is all about

    Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma featuring as the lead pair in Sultan is common knowledge by now, but how many of us really know what the films is about Well we bring you the story behind Sultan. Read on to find out what Sultan is all about.

  • EgyptAir flight forced to land in Uzbekistan

    Moscow: An EgyptAir flight en route from Cairo to Beijing was forced to make an emergency landing in the Uzbek city of Urgench due to a bomb threat on Wednesday, Uzbekistan Airways said in a statement. The plane, carrying 118 passengers and 17 crew members, landed in Urgench at 8 a.m. local time after receiving information about the possible presence of a bomb on board, according to the airline.

  • Railway unions threaten indefinite strike from July 11

    New Delhi: Railway unions have called for a nationwide indefinite strike by workers from July 11 to press their demands including review of new pension scheme and 7th Pay Commission recommendations.

  • Sexual transmission could reignite contained Ebola outbreaks

    New York: Sexual transmission of the deadly Ebola virus could have a major impact on the dynamics of the disease, potentially reigniting an outbreak that has been contained by public health interventions, a study says. The potential for sexual transmission is high for three to four months after the virus has been cleared from the bloodstream, and possible for an average of seven months.

  • Autism, intellectual disability linked to mother’s immune dysfunction

    New York: Pregnant women with a disfunctional immune system may be at higher risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability, researchers say. The research also suggests a potential immune profile for the differentiation of autism combined with intellectual disability, as distinct from either autism or developmental disability alone.

  • ZTE Blade A2 smartphone launched at USD 106

    New Delhi: Chinese smartphone maker ZTE has unveiled its latest flagship device the ‘Blade A2’ priced at USD 106. The smartphone sports a five-inch 2.5D curved HD display with 720×1280 pixel resolution. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system and is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz.