Free Press Journal
  • China needs to acknowledge that India is a force to be reckoned with: Former Diplomat

    Washington: Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops at the Dokalam area in the Sikkim sector, a former US diplomat has said that China needs to acknowledge that India is “a force to be reckoned with” and countries in the region are unsettled by Beijing’s behaviour. “China, I think, needs to acknowledge the fact that there is growing strategic and security capability across Asia, and certainly India is a force to be

  • Indian students rush to Canadian universities

    Toronto: The number of Indian students seeking admission to Canadian institutions is increasing very rapidly, according to a report.

  • Twitter kills 90,000 fake accounts promising online sex

    San Francisco: After a US-based digital security company alerted Twitter about a massive botnet campaign promising online sex to its users, the micro-blogging website has removed nearly 90,000 such fake accounts. Dubbed as ‘SIREN’, the fake botnet campaign was discovered by ZeroFOX, a Baltimore-based security firm specialising in social-media threat detection.

  • PTI will wait for SC verdict on Panama Papers before pressurising Sharif to resign

    Islamabad: As the Supreme Court is set to pronounce its verdict in the Panama Papers, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) on Tuesday said it will wait for the court’s decision before calling on the people to take to the streets and force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to resign from his post.

  • Did you know humans are hardwired to lean right while kissing?

    Washington: To kiss your partner is always special, but a study has revealed that more than two-third of humans are hardwired to tilt their heads to the right when lip-locking their spouse, while adding that men are about 15 times more likely than women to initiate a kiss.

  • Delhi: Minor Kabaddi player accuses coach of molestation

    New Delhi: A minor Kabaddi player on Tuesday accused one of her coaches of molestation. The player alleged that the coach took her to some unknown place and molested her. According to Delhi’s Model Town Police, the process of medical examination and registering the case is underway. More details are awaited.

  • Deepak Sahni, co-founder and CEO of Healthians, on potential of home-based pathology testing

    What was the genesis of your business idea?
    The idea of home-based pathology testing crystallised in April 2014, after my 12-year exposure (direct and indirect) to healthcare services. In 2006-08 in my personal capacity, I had represented India in the USA, pitching the country as an ideal medical tourism destination. An association was created, and I helped individual hospitals set up their international patient departments, and in making a sound digital presence.

  • Du Plessis hails ‘new Kallis’ Philander

    Nottingham, South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said Vernon Philander was on the way to becoming the “new Jacques Kallis” after his man-of-the-match winning display in a crushing 340-run win over England in the second Test at Trent Bridge. Philander was in fine form with both bat and ball as South Africa won with more than a day to spare. He made valuable scores of 54 and 42 at number seven before taking three

  • Indian, Pakistani Army trade fire on LoC

    Jammu: Pakistan resorted to indiscriminate shelling and firing on Tuesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir, a defence official said.

  • 7.7 magnitude quake in Russia triggers tsunami warning

    Moscow: An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale triggered a tsunami warning on Monday when it hit an area in the Bering Sea near Russia’s Nikolskoye region, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

  • Game of Thrones

    ‘Game of Thrones’ locations witness surge in tourist interest

    Mumbai, The “Game of Thrones” phenomenon has led to an increase in the interest of tourists to various destinations filmed in the popular American fantasy drama television series, as per a report. Due to the popularity of the “Game of Thrones” show, themed tours which showcase the most famous filming locations have surged in almost every destination, says the report compiled by TripAdvisor.

  • Power2SME founder and CEO R Narayan discusses various aspects of MSME segment

    Like most fintech companies, Power2SME has also found its niche. The company which was established five years back has more than 50,000 clients in the MSME segment. This finance facilitator has a large base of small and growing businesses and it has used this as a good alternative sales channel for large businesses in different industries. The founder and CEO R Narayan explains different aspects of the business to Pankaj Joshi.

  • Mohan Nair, chief marketing officer of Avenues, discusses digital payments ecosystem

    In the early 2000s when ecommerce was still nascent and a high element of risk was involved in online transactions, Avenues was among the pioneers that created a series of products in the space. Today, this online payments management company is a key player in the digital payments ecosystem, powering 1, 50,000 merchants. Mohan Nair, chief marketing officer, shares his vision with Pankaj Joshi.

  • Delhi University releases final cut-off list, admissions start tomorrow

    New Delhi, The Delhi University (DU) today released its fifth and final cut-off list as per schedule and Lady Shri Ram (LSR) College for Women set its highest cut-off at 97.5 per cent in the BA (Hons) Psychology course. The second highest cut-off is 97.25 per cent for BA (Hons) Economics in the Hindu College, followed by 97 per cent for BA (Hons) Journalism in LSR. The admissions for the final list will begin tomorrow

  • Presidential election 2017: Supporting Meira Kumar in solidarity with joint opposition, says DMK

    Chennai: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Tuesday said that the party was strongly backing Presidential candidate Meira Kumar,  in solidarity with the joint opposition. Talking to ANI (DMK) spokesperson A Sarvanan said, “Our leader MK Stalin time and again has opposed and voiced his concerns for the people of Tamil Nadu.”