Free Press Journal
  • Border trade with Burma stagnates at USD 50mn

    New Delhi : As India prepares to celebrate the silver jubilee of its partnership with the ASEAN in a big way, a key border trade link with Myanmar, the closest neighbour of the vibrant Southeast Asian bloc, continues to be hobbled by infrastructure and other issues — 22 years after it was launched. India’s border trade with Myanmar takes place mainly through Moreh, in Manipur’s Chandel district, which links with Tamu, located

  • Pakistan court orders intelligence agencies to find missing activist

    Islamabad : The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the intelligence agencies to look for missing activist Raza Mehmood Khan and present him in court as soon as possible after the police stated that they were unable to find the activist.

  • Congress MLA Ratan Lal Nath joins BJP

    Agartala: Congress MLA Ratan Lal Nath, along with a small section of the ruling CPI-M, on Friday joined the BJP here ahead of the Assembly elections due next year.

  • Apple slows iPhones as batteries age

    San Francisco : Apple has confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected, that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age. The admission played into concerns that Apple was stealthily nudging iPhone users to upgrade to newer models by letting them think it was the handsets that needed replacing and not just a matter of getting new batteries.

  • Puigdemont hails defeat for Spain: Catalonia polls

    Brussels : Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont has declared that the Spanish state has been “defeated” after pro-separatist parties gained a majority in the region’s dramatic elections.

  • Deterrent punishment vital in road mishap cases: Court

    New Delhi : A deterrent punishment is vital in fatal road accident cases so that persons plying vehicles bear in mind that they will face serious consequences, a Delhi court has said while upholding a truck driver’s two-year jail term for crushing a man under the wheels, reports PTI.

  • MS chatbot ‘Ruuh’ aids rural weavers

    San Francisco : Microsoft’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based chatbot ‘Ruuh’ that has begun changing the lives of handloom weavers in India is something that will shape the future of technology, the company’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella has emphasised. ‘Ruuh’ has been built entirely by the research team in India, reports IANS.

  • Polling on Jan 16 to fill 5 Rajya Sabha seats

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday announced polling on January 16 to fill up five Rajya Sabha seats, including three from Delhi where Congress members Karan Singh, Janardan Dwivedi and Parvez Hashmi are retiring on January 27.

  • Odisha minister Damodar Rout sacked for casteist remarks

    Bhubaneswar : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday removed Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout from his ministry in the wake of his “derogatory” remarks against the Brahmin community.

  • Ban on onion stocking extended till March 2018

    New Delhi : The Central government on Friday extended the ban on stocking onions, beyond the prescribed limit by three months, in a bid to curb rising prices, reports IANS. “To check the hoarding of onion, the date of stock limit of onion has been extended, from December 31 to March 31, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan tweeted. The order asks states to keep a tab on hoarding.

  • Quarter of Rohingya refugee children acutely malnourished

    Geneva : A quarter of Rohingya children under the age of five who fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar suffer from potentially life-threatening levels of malnutrition, the United Nations said today.

  • Jayem Automotives to develop electric drive systems

    Coimbatore : Jayem Automotives Pvt. Ltd has formed a new technology company to develop electric drive systems for the industry.  The new company, with expertise in design and development, will create power trains, battery packs and associated solutions in passenger and commercial vehicle space, Jayem Automotives Managing Director J Anand said in a statement on Friday. Ratan Tata had given Jayem Automotives Rs 10 crore in February last year to initiate early

  • Oommen Chandy, Tharoor likely to make it to CWC list

    Thiruvananthapuram: Two-time former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor are likely to make it to the Congress Working Committee (CWC), either as permanent or special invitees to the party’s highest decision-making body, according to the buzz in Congress circles in Kerala.

  • Xiaomi’s focus is to keepgrowing in India: Reddy

    Chandigarh : Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi on Friday said India is the biggest market for the company outside China and the aim is to sustain its growth in the country. Also, the company has invested on building infrastructure for manufacturing and distribution and service centres, it said.