Free Press Journal
  • Divis Lab Q4 profit up 8.78% at Rs 196 cr

    New Delhi:  Drug firm Divis Laboratories reported a 8.78 % rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 196.43 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 mainly on account of robust sales.  The company had posted a net profit of Rs 180.57 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.  Consolidated total income rose to Rs 750.21 crore for the quarter under consideration from Rs 657.50 crore for the same

  • Maruti launches CNG variant of Celerio

    New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India launched a CNG variant of its latest compact car ‘Celerio’, priced at Rs 4.68 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
    The CNG-powered ‘Celerio Green’ will be available with manual transmission in VXi trim, MSI said in a statement.
    “We are confident that factory fitted iGPI technology on the Celerio Green will bring all the benefits to customers such as smooth drive and hassle-free maintenance and help us in

  • 37 killed in south China rainstorms

    Beijing  : At least 37 people have died and six others remain missing after heavy rains, the type that occur once every 100 years, lashed several provinces in southern China. The incessant downpour have led to swollen rivers and floods in mountainous areas. A large number of houses have collapsed and farms submerged, the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction said today. In Guangdong Province, the death toll from the deadly

  • AparimitaSapru is back with ‘Hues 2’

    AparimitaSapru, art curator and a passout of J.J. School of Art has been holding successful shows in Mumbai for showcasing the artwork of such up and coming talent. After the success of ‘Hues’ this February, she comes back with another show ‘Hues 2’to bring back the vibrant colors, sophistication, creativity and talent that had marked the success of all her previous shows.

  • Chargesheet filed in Esther murder case

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Police on Monday filed a chargesheet against the lone accused in the murder and suspected rape of a woman software engineer Esther Anuhya from Andhra Pradesh, who was found killed in early January.

  • Muthoot Fin FY14 net profit drops 22%

    Kochi:  Gold loan company Muthoot Finance reported a 22 % dip in its net profit at Rs 780 crore for the fiscal ended March 31, 2014.  During the previous fiscal, the company had registered a profit of Rs 1,004 crore.           The company has also reported a 6.7 % decline in its net profit at Rs 181 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014, as against Rs 194 crore in the same

  • How will climate change affect livelihoods in South Asia?

    New Delhi : How does a warming environment affect rainfall, cropping patterns, livelihoods? What could be the alternatives that people whose livelihoods are hit by the effects of climate change do to cope? An initiative by Britain and Canada seeks to study and tackle the effects of climate change in South Asia, in tandem with TERI and Jadavpur University in India and similar institutes in neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh.

  • India Cements net loss at Rs 31 cr; to consolidate biz

    Chennai: Hit by a slump in demand and capacity “overhang”, India Cements reported standalone net loss at Rs 30.56 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2014.


    Riteish Deshmukh is “over the moon” these days as he has become an uncle for the third time again! The actor’s younger brother Dhiraj was blessed with a baby boy on Sunday – the same day which marked as their late father Vilasrao Deshmukh’s birth anniversary!

  • Sebi detains Pyramid Saimira promoter; releases him later

    Mumbai :  In the first ever exercise of Sebi’s powers to order arrest of a defaulter, former promoter of Pyramid Saimira P S Saminathan was detained for failing to pay over Rs 1 crore dues, but was released later on health grounds and after furnishing sureties for the required payments.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You will be able to divert your life partner attention from current situation this will release some tensions at home. Students have a good day if efforts are taken they are going to shine.

  • Younger siblings at a higher risk of committing suicide

    London : Are you more attached to your eldest kid? Your younger ones too need your attention and care, perhaps a bit more than what the eldest receive as researchers have found that later-borns are at a higher risk of committing suicide.

  • Marching Ahead

    Work is wealth.Wealth can be created through human effort. It is within the power of India’s 35 crores of people to produce the wealth necessary to raise the country from the slough of despair.

  • BMC short film on dilapidated bldgs yet to create an impact

    Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC’s) short film on the precarious state of dilapidated buildings has failed to instill a sense of awareness among Mumbaikars, most of whom work from 10 am to 5 pm, the scheduled viewing hours at the ward office-turned theatre. So, now BMC ward officers will use road ‘chowks’ (crossings) to screen these short films for creating awareness among people about the dangerous state of the

  • China asks America to stop global cyber espionage

    Beijing : Hitting out at US for indicting five of its military personnel for cyber espionage, China on Monday complained of ‘unscrupulous’ surveillance by American intelligence agencies over the rest of the world, and called for an immediate cessation of the practice. A report by China’s Internet Media Research Centre published said the US has taken advantage of its political, economic, military and technological hegemony to spy without restraint on other countries, including


    ONE day I was standing in the waiting room outside the minister’s office. I wanted to see him for some work (not personal) without appointment. His secretary accosted me and said that the minister was very busy and I could not see him. The secretary was doing his job and I could not argue with him because he was protecting his boss from time-wasters.


    Bollywood celebrities Anupam Kher, Hema Malini, Madhur Bhandarkar and Vivek Oberoi are some of the B-towners who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi and his cabinet at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday. Showing their happiness on being a part of the event the celebs took to Twitter saying:

  • Sterlite bags Punjab-Kashmir UMTP

    Pune: Transmission solutions firm Sterlite Technologies Monday said its subsidiary Sterlite Grid Ltd has won its sixth ultra-mega transmission project (UMTP) awarded by the union power ministry. “This Northern Region Strengthening Scheme project (NRSS 29) is part of the National Grid and is designed to carry over 1,000 MW of electricity from Punjab to the Kashmir Valley,” the company said in a release here. The project consists of one substation and 800