Free Press Journal
  • Indian-origin Ivan Menezes named Diageo CEO

    London: India-born Ivan Menezes was named as the next boss of British liquor giant Diageo, the world’s biggest producer of alcoholic drinks and maker of the popular Johnnie Walker scotch, Guinness beer and Smirnoff vodka. 53-year-old Menezes, the current Chief Operating Officer, will replace Paul Walsh as the Chief Executive Officer of the British company on July 1. Walsh, 58, is retiring after being at helm of the company for 13 years.

  • India’s growth story credible, FinMin tells Moody’s

    New Delhi: Admitting that economic picture is not fully rosy, Finance Ministry today told global rating agency Moody’s that the country’s growth story is credible and government is taking steps to deal with the fiscal issues.

  • ‘Dorian Gray’ gene may extend lifespan

    Los Angeles: Scientists, including an Indian-origin researcher, have discovered a ‘Dorian Gray’ gene that may extend lifespan and delay the onset of ageing.

  • India-China hold talks to finalise Khurshid, Li’s visits

    Beijing: India and China today held talks to finalise details of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid’s visit to Beijing and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s trip to New Delhi, a day after both sides withdrew their troops from the Depsang Valley.

  • Now, 3-D living patch for damaged hearts

    Washington: In a breakthrough, scientists have used human cells to grow a bio-engineered three-dimensional heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue.

  • Wind, not water, formed mound on Mars: scientists

    Washington: A 5.6-km high Martian mound that scientists suspect preserves evidence of a massive lake might actually have formed as a result of the Red Planet’s famously dusty atmosphere, according to a new analysis.

  • Cougars, sugar daddies a myth: study

    Washington: Playboy’s Hugh Hefner may just be an exception! The popular image of the rich older man or woman supporting an attractive younger spouse is more of a myth than reality, a new study has found.

  • Ex-cop Julio Rebeiro moves HC in policeman assault case

    Mumbai: Former Police Chief Julio Rebeiro has filed a petition in the Bombay High Court urging that it should monitor investigations in the case of assault on traffic policeman Sachin Suryavanshi by some MLAs.

  • NSUI Mumbai chief suspended for indecent behaviour

    Mumbai: National Students Union of India (NSUI) has suspended Suraj Singh Thakur, president of the Mumbai unit of the students wing of Congress, for indecent behaviour.

  • 2G case: CBI seeks time to respond to Dayalu Ammal’s plea

    New Delhi: CBI today sought one week’s time to respond to the plea of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s wife Dayalu Ammal, a prosecution witness in a 2G spectrum allocation case, seeking exemption from appearance in a Delhi court due to ill health.

  • Food bill is Congress cannon to counter opposition

    New Delhi: Realising that passage of  the food security and land acquisition bills would be difficult with the BJP not letting parliament function till tainted ministers Pawan Kumar Bansal and Ashwani Kumar were removed, the Congress Tuesday accused the opposition of being anti-poor.

  • Crucial hearing in coal scam tomorrow in SC

    New Delhi: The crucial hearing on Coalgate will take place tomorrow in the Supreme Court which may pose some tough questions to the Centre following CBI Director’s affidavit that the Law Minister and senior officials of the PMO and Coal Ministry had made significant changes in the probe report.