Free Press Journal
  • Prabhu’s budget fails to garner investor confidence

    Mumbai: A majority of stocks associated with the railways plunged in trade as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu’s maiden budget failed to garner investor confidence. The minister proposed to correct the railway’s investment deficit position and outlined a slew of initiatives for generating financial resources like tying up with pension funds and other debt-related instruments.

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    Railway Budget 2015: Has it addressed vicious cycle of under investment?

    The Railway budget 2015-16 has fixed four goals (a) to deliver a sustained and measurable improvement in customer service, (b) to make rail a safer means of transport, (c) to expand Bhartiya rail’s capacity substantially and to modernize infrastructure, and (d) to make Bhartiya rail financially self-sustainable. To meet this, the budget has highlighted five drivers a) a medium tern perspective with a five year action plan and a vision 2030 document,

  • No increase in urea prices despite rail tariff hike: Kumar

    New Delhi: Urea prices will not increase for farmers even as freight charges have been hiked on the nutrient by 10 per cent in the Rail Budget, Fertiliser Minister Ananth Kumar said today. However, the subsidy outgo will increase due to he rail freight hike, the minister said after Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today proposed to increase freight charges on urea by 10 per cent.

  • Lindsay Lohan

    Lindsay Lohan ordered to do 125 hours of community service

    Los Angeles: Lindsay Lohan’s claims of completing her community service has been denied by the judge and now the actress will have to dedicate 125 hours more to it. Lohan’s ongoing community service stems from her 2012 car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica.

  • Sakshi Tanwar

    Sakshi Tanwar to join ‘Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar’?

    Mumbai: Actress Sakshi Tanwar is said to be in talks to star in the soap opera “Itna Karo Na Mujhe Pyaar”. According to a source, Sakshi’s character will reveal a big mystery about the past of Neil (played by Ronit Roy) and Ragini (essayed by Pallavi Kulkarni).

  • Will Smith

    Will Smith may return to music with Kanye West

    Washington: Will Smith might be making a comeback to his music career after a 10-year-hiatus, as the actor has revealed that he recently attended some studio sessions with Kanye West.

  • Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga joins ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’

    Los Angeles: Singer Lady Gaga will star in the fifth season of “American Horror Story”. The newly-engaged singer posted a video on Twitter revealing the news and the new title for the anthology series — “American Horror Story: Hotel”, reports

  • Two minor girls raped in Arunachal Pradesh

    Itanagar: Two minor girls were allegedly raped by two men on a gunpoint at Seppa of East Kameng district here, police said today. The accused identified as — Achung Bagang and Yangno Liyak, allegedly raped the girls who have reportedly gone to see off their sister yesterday, while they were returning home, the accused trailed them and forced them inside their car, J Netan Officer-in-Charge of Seppa Police station said. The accused then

  • Om Puri

    Om Puri supports agitation against Land Acquisition Bill

    Allahabad: Veteran actor Om Puri has extended support to those opposing the land bill saying he is in “agreement” with their agitation and also expressed his willingness to take active part in it. The 65-year-old actor, who had shared the stage with Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal, Kiran Bedi and others during the Jan Lokpal agitation at Ramlila Ground, told reporters here that he was “in agreement with the Aam Aadmi Party’s views on the Land Acquisition Bill” and “would not hesitate from

  • Womens safety in Trails

    Women safety gets front seat in rail budget

    New Delhi: Giving priority to women’s safety, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced the utilisation of resources from the Nirbhaya Fund by Indian Railways, adding that surveillance cameras would be provided in select coaches.

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    George Clooney demands end to genocide, ‘torture rapes’ in Sudan

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has called upon the US government and the international community to return their attention to the ongoing conflict in Darfur. The actor and activist, 53, teamed up with John Prendergast and Sudan policy analyst Akshaya Kumar from the Enough Project – a nonprofit that works to end genocide and crimes against humanity – to author an opinion piece for the New York Times that details the escalating violence imposed by army officials onto Sudanese civilians, reported People magazine.

  • Mumbai suburban stations to be disabled-friendly by Dec 31

    Mumbai: Suburban stations in Mumbai would be made disabled-friendly and have facilities like low height ticket counters by December 31, Railways today told the Bombay High Court. The Railway authorities assured the court that facilities for the disabled commuters would be provided at suburban stations by December 31.

  • How plants help prevent liver damage during menopause

    Washington: Plants can help prevent liver damage in women caused by fat accumulated during menopause, claims a new study. Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown in studies of post-menopausal animals that a mix of phytochemicals, along with vitamin D, may help protect the liver against inflammation caused by the accumulation of fat.

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    A welcome change: a non-populist Budget

    The consumer in India has got so accustomed to sops and promises of goodies, most of which end up as mere promises, that a budget that is short on tall claims comes to be seen as  completely lacklustre. The Railway budget of 2015-16 presented by Suresh Prabhu is for a change non-populist and is therefore considered bewildering.

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    R K Pachauri granted bail

    New Delhi: The Court today granted Granted protection from arrest to TERI chief R K Pachauri in sexual assault case till Mar 28. Court  have also barred from entering TERI office .

  • Power tariffs may rise after hike in freight rates for coal

    New Delhi: Electricity tariffs may rise as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today increased freight rates for coal by 6.3 per cent, which would increase transportation cost for power producers. An official of state-run miner Coal India said that the impact of freight rate hike would be on the landed cost of coal.

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    DMK moves SC for removal of public prosecutor in Jayalalithaa DA case

    New Delhi: A DMK leader today moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on proceedings before the Karnataka High Court on an appeal filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case and removal of the public prosecutor.

  • Railway Freight

    Freight rate hike to get Rs 4000 cr

    New Delhi: The Railway Budget today hiked freight rates on cement, coal, foodgrain and pulses, urea, kerosene and LPG by up to 10 per cent to mop up an additional Rs 4,000 crore a year but spared passengers from any raise in fares while ruling out privatisation.

  • ED attaches Rs 232 cr assets of Jagan, Srinivasan

    Hyderabad: Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over Rs 232 crore in connection with its money laundering probe against YSR Congress chief Jagan Mohan Reddy and former BCCI top boss N Srinivasan in the alleged quid—pro—quo and illegal investments case between the business entities of the two and few others. The agency has registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) to probe alleged bribes paid by Srinivasan,


    Ruckus in Madhya Pradesh Assembly over MPPEB scam

    Bhopal: In a surprise move, the Budget session of Madhya Pradesh Assembly was today adjourned sine die 29 days ahead of its schedule, amid the raging controversy over MP Professional Examination Board scam, after passing the state’s annual budget 2015-16 by a voice vote. The budget presented yesterday was passed by a voice vote amid bedlam created by the treasury benches, which strongly condemned the opposition Congress’ behaviour of repeatedly disrupting the House,