Free Press Journal
  • Capital markets may be used  as major source of funding

    New Delhi: Capital markets can be used as a major source for meeting funding requirements of the country to reduce dependence on banking channels, the Economic Survey suggested today. Stressing on a need to diversify within and outside the banking system, the survey said that “more banks and more kinds of banks must be encouraged”, but there is a need to develop alternative sources. “Healthy competition from capital markets is essential too

  • Lupita Oscar Dress

    Most talked about Oscar dress stolen!

    Los Angeles: A USD 150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood. The dress, studded with 6,000 natural white pearls, was taken from the London Hotel in West Hollywood when Nyong’o was out of the room, reported TMZ.

  • Ahmed Patel

    NDA perpetrating agrarian crisis by failing to import urea: Congress

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the shortage of urea contributing not only to the ongoing agrarian crisis in the country, but also turning out to be a law and order problem, Congress Member of Parliament from Gujarat and key aide of party president Sonia Gandhi Ahmed Patel on Friday questioned the NDA Government’s decision to raise railway freight charges for fiscal 2015-16, as also the latter’s continued reluctance to import Urea.

  • economic Survey

     Pre-budget Economic Survey: eCommerce space may grow 50% in 5 yrs

    New Delhi: As Internet penetration in India is on the rise, the eCommerce sector in the country is likely to witness a growth of over 50 per cent in the next 5 years, says the Economic Survey. The government document, however, raised concerns over consumer safeguards and proposed amendments to the Consumer Protection Act. As per industry body Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), as of October 2014, India had 278 million internet

  • Shahrukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan feels like going back to school with ‘Fan’ film

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan is enjoying shooting for Maneesh Sharma’s “Fan” as the director, who has lived with the project for eight years, keeps challenging the Bollywood superstar to come up with a different approach. Shah Rukh says he is in a way reinventing himself as despite the highest regard, “Band Baaja Baaraat” helmer Maneesh does not hesitate to tell him when he slips into familiar zones.

  • Kanye West

    Kanye West apologises to Beck over Grammy Awards 2015

    Los Angeles: Rapper Kanye West has apologised to Beck for blasting the singer at the Grammys. During the Grammy Awards earlier this month, West, 37, almost interrupted Beck when he took the stage to accept Album of the Year for ‘Morning Phase’, beating out Beyonce.

  • Narendra Modi

    Steps proposed to shield locals firms from foreign competition

    New Delhi: Shield domestic companies from foreign competition through tariffs and mandatory local sourcing besides making regulations and taxes less onerous to boost ‘Make in India’ campaign, suggested the Economic Survey, reports PTI.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B, Alia, honoured at Filmfare Glamour Style Fashion Awards

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been named Timeless Fashion Icon at Filmfare Glamour Style and Fashion Awards. Bachchan, 72, who is known for his impeccable fashion sense, took to Twitter to inform about the same. “At night… Fashion and glamour and style takes over and decorates you with Timeless Fashion Icon Award! Time to Timeless!,” he tweeted.

  • fish

    Have fish, soak up some sun for healthy brain

    New York: Eating enough sea fish and outdoor activities affect the levels of brain chemical serotonin that plays a role in ameliorating the symptoms associated with a broad array of brain disorders, new research has found. Many clinical disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and depression share as a unifying attribute low brain serotonin.  “In this paper we explain how serotonin is a

  • AAP Effect: Delhi’s Power Now Cheapest Among Metros

    With the reduction in electricity tariffs announced by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi will have the cheapest domestic electricity among major I
    ndian cities for consumption up to 400 units, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals.

  • Apple watch

    Apple set to unveil `much-awaited` watch on March 9

    Washington: Apple has reportedly announced its decision to unveil the much-awaited watch at an event on March 9. The event, titled “Spring forward,” will take place in San Francisco. Details about the watch’s final pricing and availability are expected to be revealed at the event, reported The Verge.

  • Reforms GDP Growth

    Economic Survey says double-digit growth possible, inflation easing

    New Delhi: India’s Economic Survey has projected growth at over 8 percent for the next fiscal and said inflation was easing while setting the agenda for “big-bang” reforms to further drive expansion, prune wasteful expenditure and promote investments in a green way, IANS reports.

  • 2002 post-Godhra riots case

    All 6 accused acquitted in British nationals’ killing case

    Himmatnagar (Gujarat): A special trial court here today acquitted all six accused in the 2002 post-Godhra riots case in which three British nationals and their Indian driver were killed at Prantij town in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district, for want of evidence against them. Notably, the UK government had then taken a policy decision not have an active engagement with Gujarat government after the three British nationals of Indian origin were killed. UK decided to resume engagement

  • solar panel

    Green energy to create Rs 10 lakh crore business

    New Delhi: India’s renewable energy sector will generate business opportunities of a whopping Rs 10 lakh crore in the next five years, says the Economic Survey 2014-15, reports PTI. India’s total renewable power installed capacity as on December 31, 2014 has reached 33,800 MW, wind energy continues to dominate this share accounting for 66 per cent of installed capacity followed by biomass, small hydro power and solar power.

  • Student attacked after argument over FB post; 3 held

    Hyderabad: A 17-year-old student here was  injured after his friends allegedly attacked him with a knife following an argument over a post on a social networking site, police said today. Three youths have been arrested in this connection, they said. One of the accused, identified as Obaibuddin, had allegedly posted some abusive comments on Facebook against his friend Irfan, police said. Irfan and his brother Muqeeth came to G M colony here to resolve the matter on the

  • Subsidies are not the best weapon to tackle poverty

    New Delhi: Price subsidies did not have a transformative effect on the living standards of the poor, though they helped poor households to weather inflation and price volatility, the Economic Survey for 2014-15 revealed here on Friday, IANS reports.

  • Blast

    1 dead, 4 injured as crude bomb goes off in Birbhum district

    Suri (WB): One person was killed and four others were injured after a crude bomb accidentally exploded at Ilam Bazaar in Birbhum district, police said today. The incident happened last night when one of the crude bombs, allegedly made by the five workers, went off accidentally in the Bazaar area, they said. While 40-year-old Sheikh Kausar died on the spot, one of the persons among the four injured received serious injuries and was admitted to a hospital in Durgapur,