Free Press Journal
  • Facebook acquires startup to fight piracy

    San Francisco: In its battle against pirated content, Facebook has acquired a US-based startup Source3 to help it weed out pirated videos and other content that users share without permission. The startup builds technology to detect intellectual property that has been shared by Internet users without permission.

  • Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani all set to be replaced?

    For all those against the ‘sanskaari’ policies of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani, here’s some good news. According to certain government sources, he could be on his way out.

  • WhatsApp Manual: Five features you didn’t know existed!

    London: With WhatsApp becoming something of a prerequisite among users of all age groups, there is still a hoard of features which are yet to be discovered. Apart from the existing features, the instant-messaging platform is set to launch more features that can change the face of networking among its users. The app, since its inception eight years ago, has grown multiple folds, owing to its expanding user base. With focus on user privacy

  • Six Congress MPs suspended: BJP mocks Rahul Gandhi’s “dream team”

    New Delhi: After the Lok Sabha Speaker suspended six Congress MPs for unruly behaviour, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said it is a new standard set by the “dream team” of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

  • Hashan Tillakaratne roped in as Sri Lanka’s batting coach for India series

    Johannesburg: The Sri Lanka cricket team have roped in former batsman Hashan Tillakaratne as their temporary batting coach for the upcoming series against India. India’s tour of Sri Lanka will feature A three-match Test series, five-match ODI series and a lone T20 match, beginning July 26 at the Galle. The team has been without a permanent head coach after Graham Ford stepped down from the position following an unsuccessful Champions Trophy campaign.

  • Vande Mataram must be sung in schools, private offices, says Madras High Court

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday ruled that ‘Vande Mataram’ must be sung schools, educational institutes and government offices. Justice M. V. Muralidharan said that schools must be made to follow it at least once a week either on Monday or Friday, whereas, the national song must be sung in offices once a month.

  • Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal dies aged 90

    New Delhi: Eminent Indian scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal, passed away at the ripe age of 90 today at his residence in Noida. He was known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, as well as for being an institution-builder. In his later years, he has become one of the leading science communicators of the country.

  • First Haj flight leaves Srinagar for Saudi Arabia

    Srinagar: The first Haj flight with 420 pilgrims aboard took off from here on Tuesday for Saudi Arabia. Although the first Haj flight was scheduled to leave at 9 a.m., it got delayed and took off at 10.05 a.m. for Medina in Saudi Arabia. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and Haj and Auqaf Minister Farooq Andrabi saw off the pilgrims at the Srinagar international airport.

  • So, what exactly does the Indian President do? We tell you

    In Indian Parliamentary practice, the President is the nominal executive or a Constitutional ruler. He is the head of the nation but does not govern the nation. The Union Council of Ministers headed by the Prime Minister is the real executive. And the President rules the country on the advice of Prime Minister and his colleagues. President Ram Nath Kovind has been sworn-in as the 14th President of India. But today, many

  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui is a scene stealer!

    A lot of reasons explain why Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the finest actors in Bollywood. About a week ago, the actor was mobbed at Times Square, New York, once he landed there for the promotion of his upcoming action thriller, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.

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    Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis asks farmers to fill online form for loan waiver

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis yesterday launched an online form on the ‘Aaple Sarkar’ portal for farmers seeking a loan waiver. Fadnavis launch the online form submission facility at Vidhan Bhavan and also held a video-conference with a group of farmers inn Gategaon village in Latur district.

  • Ram Nath Kovind sworn in as 14th President of India

    New Delhi: President-elect Ram Nath Kovind  has been sworn-in as the 14th President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today in a glittering ceremony. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar  sworn in the new President at a ceremonial function in the Parliament House. Before the ceremony, Kovind visited Rajghat where paid tribute to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi

  • Padma Vibhushan Yash Pal dies at 90; 10 things you need to know about the eminent scientist

    Eminent space scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Professor Yash Pal passed away at his Noida residence on Monday night. He was 90. Five years ago, the scientist battled with lung cancer and overcame the disease. Recently, he was admitted to the Max Hospital in Noida due to age-old ailments. His last rites will take place at 3 pm on Tuesday.