Free Press Journal
  • coal

    Rajya Sabha to sit extra time for coal, mines bills

    New Delhi: With the government woefully short of a majority in Rajya Sabha, the house will sit beyond 7 p.m. from Monday for passing the mines and minerals and coal mines bills cleared by the Lok Sabha.

  • Assocham’s proposal for ‘Chinese Manufacturing Zone’ in UP

    Lucknow: With around 50 Chinese firms evincing interest towards investment in Uttar Pradesh, industry body Assocham is working on a proposal for setting up a ‘Chinese Manufacturing Zone’ in the state. Around 50 Chinese companies were in contact with the industry body, Assocham’s secretary general D S Rawat told PTI. He said that these companies want to invest in India through a ‘manufacturing zone’ and as per their requirement UP is the most

  • European Investment Bank to set up office in India

    Luxembourg: Impressed by India’s economic reforms and its growth potential, the EU-owned European Investment Bank is planning to open its first office in the country soon to significantly expand its operations. Considered one of the world’s largest multilateral borrower and lender, the European Union (EU) bank has already started negotiations with the Reserve Bank of India to facilitate low cost funding to various infrastructure projects as well as to small and medium enterprise

  • Sebi asks listed firms to appoint women directors by month-end

    Mumbai: Stepping up its pressure, regulator Sebi has asked all listed companies to mandatorily appoint at least one woman director on their boards by the end of this month, failing which they would face regulatory action. The regulator, which has found that nearly one-third of the top-500 listed companies do not have any woman member on their respective boards, has also asked the stock exchanges to ensure strict adherence to the timeline.

  • New insurance law underwrites customer protection

    Chennai: The long-delayed amendments to the insurance laws that parliament passed last week have some good features for protecting the interests of policyholders and their family members, industry experts said.

  • Leakgate: ICAI to take action against arrested CA

    New Delhi: Chartered accountants’ apex body ICAI today said it will initiate necessary disciplinary action against member Khemchand Gandhi, who has been arrested by the CBI for allegedly leaking “secret” government documents, after receiving details from the investigative agency. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) has written to the CBI seeking relevant information about Gandhi, based on which the appropriate action will be taken.

  • Wifi

    New technology for Wi-Fi network developed

    New York: A team of Columbia University researchers led by an Indian-American engineer has invented a technology that may double radio frequency data capacity. The new “full-duplex radio integrated circuits” (ICs) can be implemented to enable simultaneous transmission and reception at the same frequency in a wireless radio.

  • Smartphone Battery Life

    Charge phone battery by motion-powered fabric

    London: Scientists at the Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea have created a double-layered fabric out of silver-coated woven textile that can charge the battery of a mobile phone.

  • 54 militants killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least 54 Taliban militants were killed as the Afghan army pressed ahead with offensives in restive provinces, the Afghan defence ministry said on Sunday.

  • Respect ruling on Nasheed: Maldives to international community

    Male: Maldivian President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has asked the international community to respect the court verdict that sentenced former president Mohammed Nasheed to 13 years in prison under anti-terrorism laws amid wide criticism that the trial was flawed. “The President calls on everyone to respect the verdict by the Criminal Court against former President Nasheed. The President also notes that Mr Nasheed has a constitutionally guaranteed right of appeal, should he choose to

  • Suicide bombing,

    5 dead, 40 injured in suicide attack in Pakistan churches

    Lahore: At least five persons were killed and 40 others injured when Taliban suicide attackers targeted two packed churches during mass today in Pakistan’s biggest Christian neighbourhood in Lahore, the capital of Punjab. The attackers targeted Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church in Youhanabad area during Sunday mass, causing stampede as panicked worshippers ran to save their lives.

  • No need to worry about China tightening policy toward HK

    Beijing: Playing down the growing anti-China pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, China today said there is no need to worry about Beijing tightening its policy towards the former British enclave as it grappled to deal with the demonstrations. “Some people are worried that the central government will tighten its policy toward Hong Kong. I believe that such worries are not necessary,” Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in his annual press conference on the

  • World’s first bionic heart that works without a pulse

    Melbourne: Australian researchers have developed the world’s first bionic heart that pumps blood without a pulse and it could be ready for human trials within three years. The device, designed by Brisbane engineer Dr Daniel Timms, has been successfully transplanted into a live and healthy sheep. Timms, who started the project in 2001 while studying at the Queensland University of Technology, said the device, known as BiVACOR, could last 10 years longer than

  • Amitabh Bachchan has great influence on me: Ranveer Singh

    New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh has credited megastar Amitabh Bachchan for bringing out the performer in him and making him realise his love for cinema. Sharing anecdotes from his growing up years, the 29-year-old “Gunday” star said Bachchan has been a source of inspiration through out his life. “Amitabh Bachchan has had a serious great influence on Indian pop culture and on me. He is an icon, a living legend in the truest

  • Lara Dutta

    Lara Dutta’s never seen avatar in ‘Singh is Bling’

    Mumbai: Known for experimenting with her looks onscreen, actress Lara Dutta is all set to don a new avatar in Akshay Kumar-starrer “Singh is Bling”. The 36-year-old former Miss Universe said she will be seen in a “never seen before avatar” in the upcoming film. “You have seen me go glamorous in ‘Blue’, desi in ‘Billoo Barber’, and now I take on a never seen before avatar in ‘Singh is Bling’!!,” she posted

  • Mumbai monorail service disrupted; 11 stranded passengers rescued

    Mumbai: Monorail services in Mumbai were today disrupted apparently due to power failure, leaving 11 passengers stranded inside the train near Bhakti Park in Wadala area. According to a fire brigade official, they got a call this morning about some passengers being stuck in the monorail near Wadala. “We got a call at around 9 AM about the incident and immediately our rescue team reached the spot and we have managed to rescue