Free Press Journal
  • Poll panel’s special drive to clean up voters’ list

    Agartala: To ensure error-free voter-lists and eliminate duplication of names, the Election Commission has launched a nation-wide drive NERPAP which will continue till mid-August, an official said here on Thursday.

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    HC directs deregistration of six SpiceJet aircraft

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to deregister six aircraft given on lease to low-cost airline SpiceJet by two Irish firms. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, while issuing the direction to DGCA, also said that the aviation regulator will decide in two weeks the Irish firms’ plea to export the planes, majority of which are Boeing 737 aircraft. Currently, SpiceJet operates 32 aircraft. The judgement came on

  • ‘Directions issued in UP to check dumping of bodies in rivers’

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Government has issued directions to authorities to stop the practice of dumping dead bodies directly into rivers, after 81 bodies were recovered from Ganga in Unnao district of the state early this year, the Lok Sabha was told today. The recovery of the bodies was probably either due to reduction in river flow or reduced water quantity in that part of the Ganga, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal

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    NASA’s MAVEN observes mysterious dust cloud, aurora around ‘Red planet’

    Washington: NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has spotted a mysterious dust cloud and aurora around the “Red planet.” The presence of the dust at orbital altitudes from about 93 miles (150 kilometers) to 190 miles (300 kilometers) above the surface was not predicted. Although the source and composition of the dust are unknown, there is no hazard to MAVEN and other spacecraft orbiting Mars.

  • Stolen diamonds worth Rs 2 cr recovered; two held

    Surat: Diamonds worth over Rs 2 crore which were allegedly stolen from a city-based export firm here have been recovered and two persons have been arrested in this connection, police said today. Owner of the firm Shree Ram Krishan (SRK) Exports had registered a complaint with the police alleging that their courier boy, Sagar Ramesh Kapuriya, had on Tuesday decamped with rough diamonds collectively weighing 2,500 carats and estimated to be worth Rs

  • Govt-run suppliers allowed to sell bio-diesel to all consumers

    New Delhi: Government has decided to allow sale of bio-diesel by its manufacturers, suppliers or authorised dealers to all consumers, Parliament was informed today. The initiative is aimed at increasing the production and usage of bio-diesel in the country. Besides, the government continues to support intensive research and development on improved varieties of non-edible oilseeds including Jatropha and Pongamia for production of bio-diesel.

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    New drug shows hope for Hodgkin lymphoma patients

    London: Scientists tested a new drug for adults with hard-to-treat Hodgkin lymphoma, and found that if it was given immediately after a stem cell transplant, it makes the patients survive without the disease progressing for twice as long as those given placebo helped them. The findings of a phase 3 trial of brentuximab vedotin (BV), the first new drug for Hodgkin lymphoma in over 30 years, are potentially practice changing for this young cancer population who

  • Gold, silver prices rebound on global cues

    New Delhi: Snapping their three-day falling trend, gold prices surged by Rs 375 to trade at Rs 26,375 per 10 grams at the bullion market today on brisk buying by jewellers and retailers amid a firm global trend. Silver also spurted by Rs 800 to Rs 36,200 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Bullion merchants said besides buying by jewellers at prevailing levels, a firm global trend where

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    Study: Moon’s most unusual volcano more massive than previously thought

    Washington: A new study has provided a deeper insight into the extent of Moon’s most unusual and giant volcanic eruption’s debris. Scientists have produced a new map of the Moon’s most unusual volcano showing that its explosive eruption spread debris over an area much greater than previously thought.

  • No plans to allow MPLAD funds for temporary retail shops: Govt

    New Delhi: Government has no plans to allow funds under the MPLAD scheme for running make-shift grocery and consumer stores on :ublic land by co-operative societies or disabled persons, Parliament was informed today. The make-shift stores are commonly known as porta cabins.

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    How your email address can affect your chances of getting hired

    Washington: A new study has shed light on email addresses demonstrating that an applicant’s email address can greatly impact first impressions and affect one’s chances of getting hired. The study conducted by VU University, Amsterdam, showed that an informal email address have more chances of getting rejected than a more formal email address when sending an online resume.

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    Black money bill likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha tomorrow

    New Delhi: To check the black money menace, a bill is likely to be tabled in Lok Sabha tomorrow with stringent provisions to prosecute those stashing illicit wealth abroad, with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years. The Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets (Imposition of New Tax) Bill, 2015, also provides for a short window for those holding overseas assets to declare their wealth, pay taxes and penalties to escape punitive action.

  • Shuttler Kashyap drops to No.13 in rankings

    New Delhi: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place to be positioned No.13 in the men’s singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

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    Study: Diet low in fats, sugars cuts risk of heart diseases in adults over 40

    Washington: A new study has revealed that consuming a healthy diet low in saturated fat and sugar can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases in men and women over the age of 40. Researchers at the King’s College London, recruited healthy men and women and compared the risk factors for heart diseases following UK guidelines as compared to traditional British diet.

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    Can food be safe at 2022 Olympics, if held in Beijing?

    Beijing: The idiom ‘Bread is the staff of life’ holds especially true for China — a country with infinite love for food.  As a candidate for the 2022 Winter Olympics, China’s capital city Beijing is eager to show off a wide variety of cuisines to visitors from all over the world. But wait before being served — what about the safety of your food?

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    Junior national hockey from April 1

    New Delhi: The fifth season of Hockey India (HI) Junior National Championship will start from April 1 and will witness 36 teams battling it out for the title.

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    Lakme Fashion Week 2015 – Part 1

    The Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2015, beginning here on Wednesday, will mark the completion of 15 years of the bi-annual event. To celebrate the milestone, a heady mix of upcoming and veteran talent is ready to create a benchmark of diversity and creativity in fashion at the five-day gala.

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    Lakme Fashion Week 2015 – Part 2

    Mumbai: Another offsite show will see designs by Bollywood’s beloved designer Manish Malhotra. His show, titled The Blue Fashion Runway Show, will be sponsored by WEvolve. It will launch the organisation’s global campaign to empowers young men and women to challenge norms that lead to gender-based violence. The best runway faces, popular celebrities and leading personalities from will unite on this global cause while celebrating the promise of a better future.

  • Selective capitalisation may impact smaller banks’ growth: S&P

    Mumbai: Global ratings agency Standard & Poor’s today said the government’s move to selectivel capitalise state-run banks is a welcome step but may impact the growth of smaller lenders who have been left out. “In our view, incentivising efficiency is a good long term strategy, however, in the short term, it does accentuate capital constraints for some public sector banks,” said Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Geeta Chugh in a conference call.

  • Mumbai’s municipal schools to teach ‘Bhagwad Gita’ to students

    Mumbai: All municipal schools in the city and suburbs would teach ‘Bhagwad Gita’ to students in order to make them more focused, boost their morale and impart them knowledge about spiritualism, a civic official has said. “We shall impart the knowledge of ‘Bhagwad Gita’ to students to make them independent and sharpen their power in decision making,” Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) Deputy Municipal Commissioner Ramdas Bhausaheb said.