Free Press Journal
  • Overwhelming majority of Britons favour banning burqa: Poll

    London: Britons favour banning of the Islamic veil or burqa by an overwhelming majority of more than two-to- one, a recent UK poll, commissioned in the aftermath of banning of burkini swimwear on a number of French beaches, has found.

  • Equity markets close flat as telecom stocks plunge

    Mumbai, In choppy trade on Thursday, Indian equity markets provisionally closed lower as telecom stocks plunged in the wake of Reliance Industries making its big ticket announcement on Jio.

  • DNA sequenced in space for first time: NASA

    Washington, NASA has successfully conducted the first genome sequencing in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The ability to sequence the DNA of living organisms in space opens a whole new world of scientific and medical possibilities, NASA said.

  • Ticket ballot opens for ICC Champions Trophy 2017

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that the ticket ballot for next year’s ICC Champions Trophy, to be staged in England and Wales from 1-18 June, will open today giving cricket fans the opportunity to apply to watch one of the 15 games. Tickets prices start at just £5 for children and £20 for adults.

  • Disruptive Jio offers will help digitise rural India: Experts

    New Delhi: The Reliance Jio announcements are distinctly disruptive and a “bold move” towards digitising millions in the rural parts of the country, setting a tough benchmark for its competitors as data becomes the new oil, experts said on Thursday.

  • Sonam Kapoor signs with Hollywood’s talent agency

    Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor is perhaps going the ‘Hollywood way’ following her contemporaries Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, as the “Neerja” star has signed with Unitled Talent Agency (UTA), one of America’s topmost talent agencies.

  • Maharashtra church to be renamed after ‘Saint Mother Teresa’

    Palghar (Maharashtra): When the world celebrates the proclamation of Mother Teresa as a ‘Saint’ on Sunday, September 4, by Pope Francis in the Vatican, a church in Maharashtra will also have its own memorable celebrations.

  • New gene identified as diabetes culprit

    New York: Using the gene editing technology called CRISPR and other sophisticated scientific tools, researchers have identified a new culprit Type-2 diabetes gene.

  • Jio users will never pay for domestic voice calls: Mukesh Ambani

    Mumbai: Taking the current tariff war and competition in  India’s telecom space to a new level, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday announced that domestic voice calls on the Jio network will be free forever, and unveiled a four-month introductory offer for everyone of free voice and data services beginning on September 5.

  • BJP protests outside CM residence, demands AAP minister expulsion

    New Delhi: Scores of BJP members today staged a protest outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal demanding expulsion of sacked cabinet minister Sandeep Kumar from AAP over an ‘objectionable’ CD in which he was purportedly shown in a compromising position with a woman.