Free Press Journal
  • Tokyo blackout leaves 350,000 houses without power

    Tokyo: A fire at a power facility triggered a huge blackout on Wednesday in Tokyo, leaving 350,000 households and several government buildings without electricity and halting trains during rush hour.

  • Infiltration frequency will test strikes success: Shivshankar Menon

    Washington: Asserting that actions like surgical strikes are not a “permanent solution”, former national security advisor Shivshankar Menon has said the real test of success of India’s military action in PoK is whether the LoC is pacified and the infiltration goes down.

  • Dipa Karmakar to return BMW owing to maintainance issues

    Agartala: Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who narrowly missed out on a bronze medal in the women’s vault event at the Rio Olympics, has been placed in a tricky situation over a BMW car presented to her by the Hyderabad District Badminton Association.

  • Arun Jaitley, Amit Shah visit Apollo Hospital

    Chennai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP President Amit Shah today visited Apollo Hospital where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is admitted.

  • Asthma drug could prevent liver disease

    New York: A drug commonly used for the prevention of allergies and asthma has shown promise in preventing liver disease and reducing the need for transplants, says a study.

  • Arvind Kejriwal fears BJP may disrupt AAP’s Surat rally

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday expressed apprehension over reports that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might disrupt his rally at Surat in Gujarat scheduled for Sunday.

  • Apes may also understand what others are thinking

    Washington: It appears our closest relatives, apes, might also be able to understand what others are thinking, even when it does not match reality, a finding indicating these animals may be more like us than we thought.

  • Afghan forces recapture Kunduz city from Taliban

    Kabul: Afghan government forces, after days of fierce fighting, recaptured Kunduz city on Wednesday, forcing the Taliban militants to retreat to their former bases, a senior police official said.

  • Renault India silently recalls Kwid 0.8

    Renault India has issued a silent recall for the 0.8-litre version of the Kwid. The recall includes select units of the car that were manufactured till May 18, 2016. As a corrective measure, a fuel hose clip will be added to these cars and service centres will also analyze the functioning of the fuel system to fix any fuel flow issues.

  • Global solar funding rises to $3 billion

    Kolkata: Total corporate funding into the solar sector globally during the July-September quarter rose to about $3 billion in 45 deals, compared to $1.7 billion in 32 deals in April-June period in 2016, a report released on Wednesday said.

  • Sikhs protest outside UN Headquaters over Indo-Pak tensions

    New York: Several members of the Sikh community held a protest outside the UN headquarters here to raise their concerns over the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and its impact on the lives of the people in Punjab.

  • Infiltration bid foiled in Tangdhar near LoC

    Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir): The security forces foiled a major infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

  • Credit for Surgical strike goes to PM Modi: Manohar Parrikar

    Mumbai: Amid bitter politics of oneupmanship over the surgical strikes, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said all Indians including those who have raised doubts can share credit for the operation as it was done by the armed forces and not by any political party.

  • ED questions V K Singh over loan default case

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate today questioned a close aide of Union Minister and former army chief V K Singh in connection with its money laundering probe in a case of alleged financial irregularities in supply of high-altitude tents worth Rs 22 crore to intelligence agency RAW.