Free Press Journal
  • Govt notifies rules for new accounting standards

    New Delhi: Moving closer to the implementation of new accounting norms, the government has notified the rules for Indian Accounting Standards (Ind AS) which will be mandatory for companies from April 1, 2016. Ind AS norms, which are converged with global standards IFRS, can be followed by corporates on a voluntary basis from April 1 this year.

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    Director, producer real heroes of ‘Badlapur’: Varun

    Mumbai: All attention is on how actor Varun Dhawan has tried to come out of his comfort zone with dark, intense revenge drama “Badlapur”. But for him, the real heroes of the movie are its director Sriram Raghavan and producer Dinesh Vijan.

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    YouTube set to launch paid subscription model in next few months

    Washington: YouTube is set to unveil a paid subscription model in the coming months. According to PC World, YouTube’s head of content and business acquisitions, Robert Kyncl, revealed Wednesday at the Code/Media conference in Laguna Niguel, California that the site plans to launch a subscription model within the next few months. Kyncl said that the site was currently “fine tuning the experience for the subscription model”. The report said that YouTube also intended to bring its paid Music

  • Sanjay Nirupam seeks CM’s intervention on power tariff hike proposal

    Mumbai: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam today demanded that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should intervene to ensure that MERC rejects the proposal of Reliance Energy to hike the electricity rates for Mumbai suburban consumers. Talking to reporters here, Nirupam, former MP from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency, said Fadnavis should also probe the nexus between the power supply company and MERC.

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    Lenovo’s Superfish bug exposing laptop users to attack

    Washington: Researchers have found that Lenovo’s Superfish bug can easily give way to attackers looking to breach the systems using the security flaws opened up by the software. According to the Verge, Superfish is present on Lenovo laptops sold between September 2014 and January 2015, although Lenovo says no Thinkpads were shipped with the software.

  • Gold, silver prices decline on low demand, global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices declined by Rs 85 to Rs 27,200 per 10 grams at the bullion market today amid weak cues from global market and fall in domestic demand. Silver also eased by Rs 200 to Rs 37,200 per kg on lack of buying support from industrial units and coin makers.

  • IT-ITeS industry seeks clarity on Rs 10,000-cr startup fund

    Hyderabad: The local IT and ITeS industry has sought more clarity on the Rs 10,000-crore startup initiative announced by the Centre in last Budget. The industry here is also keen on tapping the potential of ‘Make in India’ initiative. “Hyderabad is very well positioned for the ‘Make in India’ initiative as the city has a strong presence in defence and aerospace besides pharma & lifesciences,” said Ramesh Loganathan, Vice President and MD, Progress

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    Nitish Kumat regrets quitting, wants to come back

    New Delhi: Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar, who is firm on making a comeback to silence his critics, on Friday emulated Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he apologised to the people of Bihar for his ‘emotional decision’ to step down.

  • Need to adopt US system of censorship: Shabana

    Mumbai: Actress-social activist Shabana Azmi, who has slammed the Central Board of Film Certification’s decision to refrain from profanity in films, has appealed to give up the British system of censorship and adopt the American one, whereby the filmmakers are liberal about their own films and censorship.

  • HC notice to Centre over Prashant Bhushan’s plea

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the central government on a plea by advocate Prashant Bhushan challenging the government’s refusal to reissue him a passport with full validity of 10 years as criminal cases are pending against him. Justice Rajiv Shakdher sought a response from the ministry of external affairs and the regional passport office, Ghaziabad, while posting the matter for March 16.

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    Twitter facing flak over 500,000 porn images appearing on platform everyday

    London: At least 500,000 porn images are posted on Twitter everyday however, the company has refused to do anything to protect children against it, a report said. Pornographers are increasingly using the micro-blogging platform to target children, even with internet filters in place, reported The Daily Star.

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    NSA, GCHQ breached world’s largest SIM provider to eavesdrop on calls worldwide

    Wellington: Documents leaked by Edward Snowden have showed that Britain’s electronic spying agency, along with United States’ National Security Agency, breached the networks of a Dutch company to “seamlessly eavesdrop” on mobile phones worldwide. A story about the documents posted on the website, The Intercept, said that the targeted Dutch company, Netherlands-based Gemalto, makes “subscriber identity modules,” or SIM cards, used in mobile phones and credit cards. One of the company’s three global headquarters is located

  • Pakistan, West Indies fight to keep hopes alive in WC

    Christchurch: Having suffered defeats in their respective opening matches, both Pakistan and the West Indies would look to fix the grey areas quickly ahead of their must-win cricket World Cup game here tomorrow in order to keep alive the hopes of making the quarterfinals from Pool B.

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    PDP already ‘sold-out’ to BJP: Omar Abdullah alleges

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today hit out at PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for being a “sell-out” to BJP. “Dear Mufti Sahib, please don’t say you won’t ‘sell out’ because you’ve already done that by helping BJP in the Legislative Council elections,” Omar wrote on the micro-blogging site Twitter. “You (Sayeed) already ‘sold out’ by demanding Art 370 status quo when you had sold ‘Self Rule’ to people

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    ‘Cyberbullying’ can heighten depression in female college students by 6 fold

    Washington: Cyberbullying can be harmful for college going women, as a new study has claimed that the act can increase depression by 6 fold. The new study claims that more than 1 in 4 females have experienced cyberbullying in college, and female college students who acted as cyberbullies were also more likely to report problem alcohol use.

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    Nitish Kumar responsible for Bihar situation: Giriraj Singh

    Jamshedpur: Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh today held former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar responsible for the prevailing political situation in his state. “Ever since Kumar (Nitish) severed ties with BJP and came to the fold of RJD Supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav, the law and order situation has returned to the conditions which prevailed in 2005,” Singh, who was in the steel city here to take

  • Would be a shame if Avro replacement proj is delayed: Airbus

    Bengaluru: With no decision in sight yet over the Airbus-Tata consortium’s bid to replace IAF’s ageing fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 transport carriers, the European aviation major today said it would be a “shame” if the project is delayed further. Terming the bid of C-295 as an “elegant opportunity” for the government’s push for ‘Make in India’, Airbus said they cannot be faulted for being the only bidder.

  • Explosive material recovered from a stream in Kashmir

    Jammu: Police have recovered explosive material, including four detonators from a stream in Katra belt of Reasi district here. Four detonators, six gelatin sticks and some wires were recovered yesterday from Painthal nullah (stream) in Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), a police officer said.

  • New nanogel to deliver multiple drugs

    New York: Scientists have designed a new type of self-healing hydrogel that could be injected through a syringe. It can be used in killing tumours, among other applications. The gel can carry one or two drugs at a time and could be useful for treating cancer, macular degeneration or heart disease, among other diseases, the researchers say.