Free Press Journal
  • Menu design can spoil diners’ mood

    New York : If you have ordered the wrong food at a restaurant, do not blame yourself. Curse the menu instead. According to an interesting research, what you order may have less to do with what you want and more to do with a menu’s layout and descriptions. “When it comes to what you order for dinner, two things matter most: what you see on the menu and how you imagine it will

  • Weightlift: Mali wins bronze

    Glasgow :  Chandrakant Mali added another medal from the weightlifting arena after he won a bronze in men’s 94kg, while India’s top squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa started their campaign in women’s doubles with a victory in the 20th Commonwealth Games.   Mali totalled 338kg (150 + 188) to finish third on the podium.

  • Sikka: No need for any big change at Infy

    BENGALURU: Infosys chief executive officer designate Vishal Sikka said the company was on track and there was no reason to make any grand changes, business channels reported. Sikka will take over the reins on August 1 from current CEO and MD S.D. Shibulal. Prior to joining Infosys, Sikka served as an executive member on the board of German technology major SAP AG. Sikka said Infosys could benefit from transformation in the manufacturing

  • Pallikal notches up twin wins in doubles events

    Glasgow: After her giant-killing act against World No.1 Nicol David and her partner in women’s doubles, India’s Dipika Pallikal teamed up with Sourav Ghosal to notch up a straight-game win over Canada’s Sam Cornett and Shawn Delierre in a mixed doubles Pool E match of squash event at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Wednesday.

  • Lupin Q1 profit up 56% at Rs 624 cr on US sales

    New Delhi :  Drug firm Lupin reported a 55.74% rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 624.7 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, mainly on account of robust sales in the US and India.

  • ICVL to buy coal assets in Mozambique for $50 mn

    New Delhi :  In its first acquisition since inception in 2009, state-owned International Coal Ventures Ltd (ICVL) will buy Rio Tinto’s Mozambique coal assets having an estimated reserves of 2.6 billion tonnes for USD 50 million (about Rs 300 crore).

  • BoI posts Rs 806 cr net profit Mumbai

     State-run lender Bank of India reported a 16.39 per cent drop in its net profit to Rs 806 crore in the June quarter on lower treasury income and higher provisioning for bad loans.

  • State to raise disaster response force

    Mumbai : The Democratic Front government on Wednesday approved a proposal to raise a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on the lines of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) – for quick response to developing situation in case of disasters and emergencies.

  • Robots to deliver medicine inside body

    Washington : Scientists have created robots that are only nanometres in length, small enough to manoeuvre inside the human body and possibly inside cells. The tiny screw-shaped propellers can move in a gel-like fluid, mimicking the environment inside a living organism. The filament that makes up the propeller, made of silica and nickel, is only 70 nanometres in diameter; the entire propeller is 400 nanometres long. A nanometre is one billionth of a

  • Barca reports record income of 530 mln euros for 2013-14

    Johannesburg: Spanish club Barcelona announced on Tuesday that the club has reported a record income of 530 million euros over the past year and made a profit of 41 million euros.

  • Centre to probe ISI ‘role’ in riots

    New Delhi: The Central government on Wednesday said it would investigate a Union minister’s allegation of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) involvement in the communal riots that rocked Saharanpur.  “Government will investigate the allegation of (MSME Minister) Kalraj Mishra that there could be Pakistani intelligence agency ISI’s hand behind the Saharanpur communal riots,” Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh said.

  • Fawad praises Indian Cinema

    Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan, who would be seen in Bollywood in Sonam Kapoor-starrer ‘Khoobsurat’, says that working in Indian filmdom is like an “educative experience” as India has mastered the craft! When asked about his experience of working in Bollywood, Fawad, who has also featured in internationally acclaimed Pakistani movie ‘Khuda Kay Liye’, said, “The amount of experience that India has in filmmaking, for me it is an education to understand how

  • ICC accepts Jadeja’s plea against fine

    Southampton :  The BCCI has appealed against the Level 1 charge brought against Ravindra Jadeja for his alleged altercation with England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson during the first Test at Trent Bridge played between July 9-13, the ICC said.

  • Govt moots exclusive bank for women

    New Delhi: In an ambitious initiative, the NDA government has mooted a proposal to merge two financial institutions aimed at empowering women. Set up in the final months of the Congress-led UPA government, the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with an initial corpus of Rs 1,000 crores, and the Rashtriya Mahila Kosh (RMK), which was established way back in 1993 to provide micro-loans to women, may be merged, the Minister for Women and

  • ‘What has Gazza done now?’: #freegaza

    London :  Fans of former England international Paul Gascoigne, popularly known as ‘Gazza’, were left baffled and got worried about their hero’s future after a ‘Free Gaza’ campaign went up on Twitter.

  • The Age of Darkness

    As per hindu philosophy and vedic scriptures, we are currently in the fourth and final stage of cycle of world i.e ‘Kali Yuga’. Out of four stages of the world viz : Satya Yuga, Treta Tuga , Dwapar Yuga & Kali Yuga , the fourth & the last stage is considered as the the age of vice and sin when Dharma is destroyed. According to scriptures men of

  • The Opposition’s Role

    Several pronouncements have been made on the role of the opposition. ….Only appreciation of the fact that a political party must have a positive outlook, can lead to the building up of a healthy political climate.  That a party is in the opposition can only be an accident; it cannot be considered as the purpose of a party to form the opposition.