Free Press Journal
  • Twitter launches app to stream its videos on TV

    New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter has launched a new version of its app for digital media players — Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and for Microsoft’s video game console Xbox One — allowing users to see live streaming video available on Twitter.

  • Debris found off Tanzania part of missing MH370 plane

    Kuala Lumpur: The piece of debris discovered on an island off Tanzania in June this year has been confirmed as belonging to the Boeing 777 plane of Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight, authorities said on Thursday.

  • Over a lakh devotees use free WiFi at Ganesha pandals

    Mumbai: Over one lakh devotees made use of the free WiFi service, AAMCHANET, provided at popular Ganesh pandals and immersion sites across Mumbai and which received a massive response from the devotees.

  • At least 40 wounded in bombing of IS-controlled area in Syria

    Beirut: At least 40 persons were wounded on Thursday in a bombing carried out by unidentified warplanes of an area under the control of Islamic State terror group in Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

  • Rupee hits 2-week low at 67.02 on devaluation reports

    Mumbai: The rupee today ended below the psychological 67-mark, falling 13 paise to hit over two-week low, on renewed demand for the US dollar amid reports that the Commerce Ministry might propose devaluation of the domestic currency to give a fillip to the exports sector.

  • Ganesha idol immersions begin in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: The immersion of Lord Ganesha idols in Hussain Sagar lake and at other places here began today amid tight security, with devotees thronging the Tank Bund area despite incessant rains till afternoon.

  • Litter at Deonar slaughterhouse left untouched

    While Bakri Eid was celebrated on Tuesday, the purchasers and traders left behind a lot of things than the usual litter at the bloody slaughterhouse in Deonar. On Wednesday, post Bakri  Eid, heaps of garbage and parts of slaughtered animals were left untouched at the Deonar abattoir for a long time.

  • Kashmir MP likens PDP-BJP alliance to Nazi rule, quits

    Srinagar: In a blow to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, her senior colleague Tariq Karra on Thursday quit the PDP and Parliament after comparing the ruling PDP-BJP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir to Nazi rule.

  • No Brexit talks for 12 months: Top official

    London: Substantive Brexit talks between the UK and the rest of the European Union (EU) were unlikely to start before the end of 2017, a former European Council president has said.

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    Amazon to be No. 2 in Indian e-commerce market by 2019

    New Delhi: Amazon is improving its foothold in India and the American e-commerce giant could be the second biggest player after Flipkart in the online retail market by 2019, says a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch report.

  • CBI examining Defence Ministry request to probe Embraer deal

    New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday said it was examining the Defence Ministry request to probe allegations of kickbacks in the purchase of three Embraer aircraft in a $208 million deal during UPA rule in 2008.

  • Mayawati advises Mulayam to retire

    Lucknow: Amid the in-fighting within the ruling Samajwadi party in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party Chief Mayawati on Thursday advised her SP counterpart Mulayam Singh Yadav to quit active politics and retire.