Free Press Journal
  • Brokerages feel drought fears are ‘premature, unfounded’

    Mumbai : Research agencies are divided over the impact of a possible drought-like condition this year on farm output and its resultant bearing on growth with majority of them ruling out drought hitting the growth engine due to low share of farm sector on overall growth numbers. However, some projected a 50-75 bps reduction in GDP.

  • Forget laptops, take paper notes instead

    Washington : Taking down notes on a laptop may be more fashionable, but when it comes to long-term comprehension, they are less beneficial than writing the notes on a piece of paper, says a study, reports IANS.

  • Why no talk of Atal’s niece joining Cong?, taunts Chidambaram

    Vadodara : Seeking to downplay the issue of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s half-brother, Daljeet Singh Kohli, joining BJP, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday asked why nobody made a fuss over Karuna Shukla, former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece, quitting BJP and joining Congress earlier, reports PTI.

  • Alia Bhatt – Lucky charm!

    Alia Bhatt has been garnering praise for ‘Highway’ as well as ‘2 States’, which has made the producer Sajid Nadiadwala very happy. He now wants to gift the diva something special for her great performances.

  • Unkindest cut reserved for boss

     It is unfortunate that for someone who has the reputation of being the first prime minister after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to have completed two full terms in office, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has such a poor public image.  Besides, his tenure in office has also been very impressive, and one need not be swayed either by the political propaganda against him, or the verdict of his critics. Nor does he deserve any

  • Twitter selfies can reveal your mood

    New York : What if selfies posted on Twitter can reveal our mood – whether people who live in “happier” cities tend to post more selfies and whether they smile more while taking self-portraits?

  • Capt fears riots

    Amritsar: Attacking Narendra Modi, Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Amritsar Amarinder Singh on Sunday said

  • Survey: Pulses may go onion way

    New Delhi : If El Nino weighs on the monsoon and rains are deficient, the production of pulses is likely to get severely hit and affect the households’ budget the way onion brought tears to the common-man, says an Assocham study.

  • Everybody wants their pound of flesh

    Noted ad-man and soon-to-be feature filmmaker, Prahlad Kakkar lists industry quirks to Nichola Pais, including the curious fact of scripts – which nobody reads anyway! – being written in ‘Roman Hindi’!  (more…)

  • Single parent can also make kids happy

    London : Single parents, do not worry as happiness levels of children does not depend on the number of parents they live with, reports IANS.

  • Brain behind Islamist school plot emerges

    London : An alleged plot to takeover some of Britain’s schools by Islamist extremists has been reportedly masterminded by a ringleader who had drafted a guide document on the process, a media report has said, reports PTI.

  • Paris cops probed over rape of Canada tourist

    Paris : Two elite French police officers were charged on Sunday with raping a Canadian tourist in their Paris headquarters in a case that has sent shockwaves across France. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement sent to AFP that the two officers would “face the full consequences” if they were found guilty.

  • Quashed licences: DoT to issue Rs 2,700 cr demand notice on telecom firms

    New Delhi : The Department of Telecom (DoT) is in the final stages of issuing demand notice to telecom companies, whose licences were quashed by the Supreme Court in February, 2012 but were allowed to operate till completion of spectrum auction, for an estimated Rs 2,764.29 crore.

  • Af polls: Front-runners trade fraud allegations

    Kabul :  The two leading candidates in Afghanistan’s presidential election raised allegations of ballot fraud on Sunday, setting the stage for a difficult second-round vote likely to be targeted by Taliban attacks.

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    AI to put overseas assets on the block to raise funds

    New Delhi : Air India is considering selling off its properties in foreign destinations like Hong Kong, Nairobi and Mauritius as part of asset monetisation to garner resources.

  • WB discourse on financial inclusion

    Financial inclusion has now come to occupy a prominent place in the global reform agenda and has become a topic of great interest for policy makers, regulators and researchers. For the World Bank, financial inclusion represents a core topic, in view of its implications for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

  • Amazon steps up US lobbying for Indian FDI; Walmart on halt

    Washington : After supermarket giant Walmart, it is online retail major Amazon which appears to be lobbying hard with the US lawmakers to seek their support for facilitating its “foreign direct investment in India”.  According to the latest lobbying disclosure reports, Amazon lobbied for the second straight quarter during January-March period of 2014 on issues related to FDI rules in India.  On the other hand, Walmart has halted its India-specific lobbying for the

  • Work on to repair key bridge to City

    Bhayandar : The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has started the rejoining work on the Road-Over-Bridge (ROB) running over the Versova creek near Kashimira on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway with the newly manufactured 48.5 meter long high tensile steel girder.