Free Press Journal
  • Dubai tennis: Federer, Djokovic win, Murray out

    Dubai: World No.1 player Novak Djokovic defeated Turkey’s Marsel Ilhan 6-1, 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships while Swiss ace Roger Federer needed only one set (6-1) against Frenchman Richard Gasquet, who retired before the second set started here.

  • Stay calm and manage work ethics, will lead to success: Shikhar Dhawan

    Perth: Attributing his brilliant World Cup form to a calm mind and hard work, Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan today said he managed to come out of a lean patch by sticking to his strong work ethic. Dhawan scored 77 and 137 against Pakistan and South Africa respectively, after poor run of form in the Test and ODI tri-series Down Under.

  • Higher Education

    Stress on quality education infra to grab futuristic jobs

    New Delhi: India needs to build quality education and skill development infrastructure and a policy especially for higher education to meet requirements of futuristic employment opportunities, the Economic Survey has said, reports PTI. “The policy prescription lies in shifting attention away from inputs to outcomes and focus on building quality education and skill development infrastructure,” the Survey for 2014-15 tabled in Parliament said.

  • GPS-based census of trees begins in Raj Bhavan

    Mumbai: The first GPS-based census of trees in the Raj Bhavan premises here was launched today in the presence of Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Additional Municipal Commissioner S V R Srinivas enumerated a coconut tree by taking its coordinates to mark the formal launch of the census.

  • PPP Model

    PPP model needs revamp to revive private sector interest

    New Delhi: Restructuring of PPP framework in infrastructure sector would help revive financially stressed projects and attract private investment, the Economic Survey said, reports PTI. Many infrastructure projects are today financially stressed, accounting for almost a third of stressed assets in banks. New projects cannot attract sponsors, as in recent NHAI bids, and banks are unwilling to lend.

  • Jitendra Singh

    Equitable development will be priority of BJP-PDP govt

    New Delhi: Equitable development of all the three regions of Jammu and Kashmir would be the priority of PDP-BJP government that is set to be sworn in, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said. Speaking to reporters outside Parliament, Singh, who is MP from Udhampur, said the government would focus on issues like development which rise above all areas of disagreement and both the parties will have “equal participation and mutual respect”.

  • Implement AP recognition Act: Congress urges

    New Delhi: A Congress member today urged the government to implement the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act and sought special category status to the state to speed up its development. Raising the issue in Rajya Sabha during Zero Hour, Jesudas Seelam (Cong) said the announcements for development of the state were not being implemented despite assurances by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. Seeking special category status

  • World Cup 2015: South Africa won with 257 runs

    Sydney:  An unbelievable, unbeaten 162 from just 66 deliveries by captain AB de Villiers powered South Africa to a 257-run win, now the joint biggest victory in World Cups, against the West Indies in a Pool B contest at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

  • Dollar

    India’s external debt stands at $442 billion

    New Delhi: India’s external debt stood at $442.3 billion at the end of March 2014, said the Economic Survey for 2014-15, reports IANS. “Post 1991 BoP (balance of payment) crisis, India’s prudent external debt policy and management with a focus on sustainability, solvency and liquidity have helped contain the increase in size of external debt to moderate level,” the survey said.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Will Jaitley pursue ‘big bang’ reforms proposed by the Economic Survey?

    New Delhi: With the Economic Survey suggesting “big Bang” reforms, expectations run high on the national budget due on Saturday, in an exercise being regarded as a test-case for Prime Minister Narendra Modi government’s earnestness to provide policies for “double-digit growth”.

  • Yes Bank

    ‘4-D model’ proposed for banking sector

    New Delhi: The Economic Survey has prescribed a ‘4-D model’ for the banking sector to face competition in the changed environment. “Banking is hobbled by policy, which creates double financial repression, and by structural factors, which impede competition,” the Economic Survey 2014-15, tabled in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, said.

  • stocks

    Indian bourses best performers after China

    New Delhi: After China, Indian stock markets emerged as the best performers with a return of 30 per cent to investors during April-December period of the current fiscal, according to Economic Survey for 2014-15. China’s Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index gave an impressive return of about 53 per cent to investors during the period under review.

  • BJP-PDP deal is a walk on thin ice

    New Delhi: The ultimate clinching of the BJP-PDP understanding on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir under a common minimum programme is a relief in so far as the troubled state would after all have a representative government after the elections nearly two months ago in which the electorate handed out a fractured mandate.

  • Indian Women

    Ensure women’s place in economy; change patriarchal mindset

    New Delhi: Highlighting the need to ensure place for women in India’s socio-economic set up, the Economic Survey today said the government has to play a pro-active role to change the “patriarchal mindset” prevalent in the country.”With women accounting for nearly 48 per cent of India’s population (Census 2011), there is need to ensure and safeguard their place in the socio-economic milieu,” said the Survey for 2014-15, tabled in Parliament.

  • ATM

    3 gunned down outside ATM, heavy cash looted

    Lucknow: In a daring daylight heist, armed riminals today gunned down three persons carrying bank money n a busy commercial area here and fled with the cash running into lakhs of rupees, police said. The incident, which sent shock waves across the state capital, occurred around noon when the three persons were preparing to replenish an ATM of a private bank in Babuganj locality in Hasangaj area close to Lucknow University campus, they

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi assures of corruption free system

    MNREGA will continue; it is living example of Congress’ failure, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Nobody having black money will be spared; We are not going to digress from this path; Don’t say we are vindictive he added . He asserted that corruption-free system can be established, asks opposition to give suggestions and “guidance”.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari French Riviera cruise runs into rough weather

    New Delhi : A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a thorough investigation into the entire gamut of alleged corporate favours granted to ministers, bureaucrats and journalists in the garb of junkets and cruises. The immediate provocation for the PIL is the internal company communications of the Essar Group that allegedly show how it cultivated individuals in positions of power and influence, showered them with gifts and favours to push its

  • AB De Villiers

    AB De Villiers smacks fastest 150 in ODI history

    Sydney: South African swashbuckling skipper AB de Villiers ripped up the record books again as he smacked the fastest 150 runs in ODIs, off just 64 balls against the West Indies during their World Cup Pool B tie in Sydney. De Villiers surpassed the previous quickest set by Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, who reached this figure in 83 deliveries against Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2011. De Villiers remained unbeaten on 162 as he steered