Free Press Journal
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    Samsung unveils new TV platform

    Seoul: South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics said today it will release smart televisions equipped with its new platform built around the Tizen operating system this year, as it seeks to lower its reliance on Google. Samsung said all of its new web-connected TV sets would be run by Tizen, and added that it would unveil its first-ever Tizen smart TVs at a consumer electronics fair in Las Vegas next week.

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    Maruti Suzuki’s December sales up 20.8 percent

    New Delhi: India’s largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki  reported a healthy sales growth of 20.8 percent, including exports, for Dec 2014 at 109,791 units. The company sold 90,924 units in December 2013.

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    Hyundai’s December sales up 21 percent

    New Delhi: Automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor India reported an increase of 21 percent in Dec 2014 at 59,365 units from 49,078 units in the corresponding month of 2013.

  • Planning Commission gives way to NITI Aayog

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government began the New Year replacing the age-old Planning Commission with a new institution named NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), where the prime minister would continue as chairperson of the revamped body.

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    Rupee tumbles on 1st day of new year, down 32 p vs US dollar

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee was off to a bad start in the new year as it suffered the worst single-day drop in over two weeks today by falling 32 paise to end at 63.35 against the US dollar. Demand for the greenback from banks and importers and little support from local share market, where benchmark indices ended almost flat, led to rupee snapping a two-session uptrend.

  • FDI equity inflows rise 24 pc in Jan-Sep period

    New Delhi: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows into India increased by 24 per cent year-on-year to USD 22.43 billion during January-September 2014, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said today. During January-September 2013, FDI equity inflows stood at USD 18.07 billion.

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    Sensex closes flat, metal stocks up

    Mumbai: After a rise of 30 percent in valuations for 2014, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets closed the first day of trade session in 2015 flat, marginally higher by 8.12 points or 0.03 percent as no major triggers affected investor sentiment.

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    Indian cricket needs new direction: Geoff Lawson

    Sydney: Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Test retirement might have been sudden but former Australian pacer Geoff Lawson feels it was time for a new direction in Indian cricket and newly-appointed captain Virat Kohli seems ready for the leadership role.

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    Israel PM Netanyahu easily wins party vote: spokeswoman

    Jerusalem:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily won a primary vote to remain leader of the ruling rightwing Likud party ahead of a snap election, the group’s spokeswoman said today.

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    First frog that gives birth to live tadpoles found

    Washington: Scientists have discovered the first known frog that gives birth to live tadpoles instead of laying eggs in the rainforests of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island.

  • New 3-D culture system for pancreatic cancer developed

    New York :  In a breakthrough, a new 3-D method to grow pancreatic tissue not only from laboratory mouse models but also from human patient tissue has been developed offering a path to personalised treatment approaches in the future.