Free Press Journal
  • Ode massacre: Gujarat High Court reserves order on appeals case

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court has completed hearing on a set of appeals in the Ode riot case where 23 people belonging to a minority community were allegedly burnt alive during the 2002 post-Godhra communal violence. Riots broke out in Ode town of Anand district and 23 accused were convicted for the deaths by a special court, 18 of whom were awarded life imprisonment.

  • WWII bomb to force mass evacuation in central Berlin

    Berlin: The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb will force a mass evacuation around Berlin’s central railway station Friday, covering several government ministries and a hospital, police said.

  • PM Modi lauds achievements of Mary Kom, Saina Nehwal during his Sweden visit

    Stockholm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the achievements of Indian athletes at the Commonwealth Games and especially mentioned pugilist MC Mary Kom and shuttler Saina Nehwal in his address to the Indian diaspora in Sweden. Addressing the Indian community at the Stockholm University here yesterday, Modi said that India’s stature has increased at the world stage.

  • Kathua rape case: Students clash with security forces in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Over two dozen students and security men were injured as students in different parts of the Kashmir Valley clashed with security personnel on Wednesday to denounce the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl.

  • No Brexit deal without Ireland solution says EU President Donald Tusk

    Strasbourg: Britain must come up with a solution for the Irish border after Brexit or there will be no divorce deal or transition period, EU President Donald Tusk warned today. Finding a way to avoid border checks between EU member Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc is proving one of the thorniest issues in the negotiations.

  • Uber “doubling down” on investment in Indian market

    New Delhi: Cab aggregator Uber today said it is “doubling down” on its investment in the Indian market, pumping in funds to expand its products, partnerships and technology headcount in the country.

  • Alibaba confirms developing self-driving vehicles

    Beijing: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group has confirmed that it has been working on autonomous driving technology, the China Daily reported on Wednesday. Wang Gang, Chief Scientist at the company’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Labs, is leading the research team and it have made rapid progress, the daily quoted Alibaba as saying.

  • Mahindra & Mahindra launches XUV 500 variant as competition rises

    Mumbai: Automaker Mahindra & Mahindra today rolled out a refreshed version of its premium sports utility vehicle (UV) XUV 500 as it seeks to meet the challenges from the new segment rivals such as Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and Tata Hexa.

  • What! T-series bought Hindi dubbing rights of Prabhas’ ‘Saaho’ for Rs 120 crore?

    After the tremendous response to Southern actor Prabhas‘ ‘Baahubali’ series, his fans are eagerly waiting for the release of action thriller ‘Saaho’ which will release in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The film is reported to be the costliest Indian film and is mounted on a magnum budget of Rs 150 crore. And now according to sources, producer Bhushan Kumar and his company T-series has joined hands with UV Creations, for

  • Taliban bombing kills 5, including Afghan police commander 

    Kandahar: An Afghan official says a bomb blast has killed five people, including a police commander, in the southern Kandahar province, an attack claimed by the Taliban. A Kandahar police spokesman says Col Janan Mama, commander of the border rapid reaction force, three of his police bodyguards and a civilian were killed in Wednesday’s attack.

  • Elli Avram, Elli Avram's skating skills, Varun Dhawan, October, October theme, Banita Sandhu

    WATCH VIDEO: Elli Avram stuns with amazing skating skills on Varun Dhawan’s October theme

    Varun Dhawan and debutante Banita Sandhu’s October is definitely winning hearts. While the film released last Friday and did not have a big opening weekend, the word of mouth has helped the film. While the film is a beautiful take on an unconventional story, the music is definitely soothing and emotional. One of the amazing songs is the theme of the film

  • Jammu and Kashmir Assembly select committee unhappy with functioning of shrine board in Kathua 

    Jammu: A select committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has expressed displeasure over the functioning of a board managing the affairs of two prominent Hindu shrines in Kathua district of the state.  “The existing board of Shri Mata Sukarala Devi shrine and Shri Mata Bala Sundari Shrine has not been able to do justice with the mandate given to it and proper management of the two shrines was not achieved,” the

  • LG Electronics to help 1,000 Indians receive eye surgery

    Seoul: South Korean electronics manufacturer LG Electronics on Wednesday said that it plans to help 1,000 visually impaired Indians receive surgery by the end of this year. The company, which first tapped the Indian market some 20 years ago, said it has already helped 300 Indians receive eye surgery free of charge under cooperation with Sankara Eye Hospital last year, Yonhap news agency reported.