Free Press Journal
  • Older sperm donors as good as young

    London : Sperm donors up to the age of 45 are just as likely to conceive children as those in their 20s, new research led by Indian-origin doctors has found, reports PTI.

  • Imagine getting electric bills equal to your salary!

    Mumbai : These city residents possess only one TV, a fridge and a regular fan, but their monthly electricity bill speaks otherwise. Residents staying at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) staff quarters at Mahim, measuring 10/ 10 square feet a room, have been struggling to pay their electricity bills, which have been recording an amount of Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000 every month since a year and a half.

  • When Udita wanted to be a rock star

    Filmmaker Mohit Suri who is married to actress Udita Goswami reveals that his wife is more “musically inclined” and she wanted to be a rockstar but ended up being an actor! “Udita wanted to be a rock star but ended up being an actor. She is more musically inclined,” said Suri who tied the knot with Udita in 2013 after dating her for about nine years.

  • Sebi, others plan ‘Common Reporting Standard’ for FIs

    New Delhi: In a bid to catch tax evaders, Sebi and other regulators are planning to put in place a Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for all financial institutions under their purview to facilitate an automatic exchange of suspicious trades and other information through a global pool. The CRS would also prescribe the standard due diligence procedures that must be followed by all financial institutions (FIs) to identify reportable accounts. The FIs that

  • BOBBY JASOOS about emancipation of women: Dia Mirza

    Actress-turned-producer Dia Mirza is all excited about her upcoming film ‘Bobby Jasoos’ featuring Vidya Balan. What’s more, the petite actress says that her upcoming production venture, which talks about the aspirations of the lead character Bobby who wants to become the number one detective in the city of Hyderabad, will celebrate womanhood!

  • Iraq army-Sunni battle continues

    Baghdad: Iraqi security forces Monday continued their battle against Sunni militant groups in Salahudin province, as an Al Qaeda offshoot group declared the establishment of an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.

  • Vidarbha farmers fear poor monsoon

    Nagpur : Farmers of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra face the grim prospect of poor monsoon this season, an activist said here Monday.

  • Modi’s silence deafening, says Congress

    NEW DELHI : The Congress on Monday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his deafening silence on issues such as protection to a ‘rapist’ in his ministry and Chinese incursions and ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

  • Andhra pipeline mishap: GAIL initiates relief steps for victims, survivors

    New Delhi :  GAIL (India) Limited has initiated implementation of a slew of relief measures for the affected families and villagers of Nagaram following the tragic gas pipeline incident in which nineteen people lost their lives and several were injured.

  • Ex-Cameron aide to face retrial on conspiracy charges

    London : British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former communications chief Andy Coulson will face a retrial on charges of conspiracy to bribe public officials in the phone-hacking trial involving journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire in the UK, prosecutors said.

  • Demolition of 44 toll booths in state stayed

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Monday granted interim relief to 44 toll booth contractors in Maharashtra by granting a stay on their demolition, said news channel CNBC-TV18 in a report.

  • Apr-May tax mop-up rises by 8.7%

    NEW DELHI: The government’s tax collections during Apr-May rose 8.7% on year to 845.16 bln rupees, the Controller General of Accounts said. The growth in tax collections during the first two months of the financial year was lower compared with 19.0% growth projected in the Interim Budget for the entire 2014-15 (Apr-Mar). The growth in tax collections was dragged by excise and customs mop-up, which saw an 18.2% fall to 55.69 bln

  • Surveillance cameras at park make lovers fume

    Bangalore : Even as piled-up garbage raises stink in IT City, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) seems to be more interested in playing the moral police than clearing the waste.

  • Juvenile sexting linked to risky sexual behaviour

    New York : Parents may wish to openly monitor cell phones of their kids, and check what types of messages they are receiving as researchers have found that kids who receive sexually suggestive text or photo – sexts – are likely to have had sex, reports IANS.

  • Modi must prove he can usher in change

    Earlier this month at a seminar involving India-watchers at home and abroad, a member of the so-called ‘strategic community’ linked to the previous UPA Government proffered a curious insight into the nature of change brought about by the Narendra Modi government which has just completed a month in office. According to the ‘expert’, the new government came into office with a baggage of ideas that ranged between the adventurous and the outlandish.


    Rome: The deaths of 30 boat migrants sparked anger and frustration in Italy on Monday, as critics accused the government of failing to deal with an immigration crisis which has seen over 5,000 people rescued in the last 24 hours. Rescuers had found the bodies stuffed into the hold of a fishing boat from north Africa when they boarded the vessel to help the most vulnerable of almost 600

  • Emami to buy out Todi’s stake in AMRI

    Kolkata: The Emami group would buy out 33 per cent stake held by the Todis’ of Shrachi Group in the AMRI hospital chain within a month, Emami group chairman R S Agarwal told reporters at the Merchants Chamber of Commerce. The decision to buy out the stake in AMRI, Agarwal said, was that the Todis wanted to sell their shareholding and also because of the severe losses incurred after the fire at