Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra to conduct special audit of its power companies

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will conduct a special audit of its three power companies and ensure that transmission and distribution losses are checked so that consumers do not have to bear the burden of high tariff. Replying to a debate in the Legislative Assembly on power situation in the state, Energy Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule said the total debt of Mahagenco, Mahatransco and Mahadiscom stood at Rs 55,058 crore.

  • RBI

    RBI wants govt to examine issues related with debt management

    New Delhi: Amidst differences over regulation of money market between RBI and the government, the central bank today said there is a need to examine various related issues connected with issuance of public debt. “Concern was expressed by.. I think, the (RBI) Governor had told about it that the timing (of issuance of G-Secs) and all related issues need to be examined. That’s the only thing. Ultimately, there are reflections, implications of both

  • Australia beat Pakistan by six wickets, reach semis

    Adelaide: Four-time former champions Australia set up an explosive semifinal clash against title-holders India in the cricket World Cup semifinal after comprehensively beating Pakistan by six wickets in the mega-event’s third quarterfinal here today. Set a modest target of 214, Australia overcame a tumultuous start to go past the finishing line in 33.5 overs after the home pacers, led by Josh Hazlewood (4/35), wrecked the Pakistani line-up.

  • Food Inflation

    WPI inflation to be in negative zone in March: D&B

    New Delhi: The headline WPI inflation is expected to be in the range of (-) 0.2 per cent to (-) 1.8 per cent during March this year driven by weak demand conditions and lower commodity prices, says a report. According to a report by research firm, Dun & Bradstreet, though food price levels might witness a rebound in the coming months, weak demand conditions coupled with lower commodity prices are likely to keep

  • Quickly notify successful coal bidders: Assocham to government

    New Delhi: Terming the re-examination of some bids in the coal auction as “unfair”, industry body Assocham today said the government should expeditiously notify successful bidders of mines under review. The government is re-examining the bids for nine coal blocks, including those where Jindal Steel and Power Ltd and Balco emerged as the top bidders, and a final decision on their fate it yet to be taken amid speculation of cartelisation during their bidding

  • Benjamion Netanyahu

    Obama congratulates Benjamin Netanyahu on electoral victory

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has called Benjamin Netanyahu and congratulated him on his electoral victory, days after a poll campaign that witnessed provocative statements from the hawkish Israeli Prime Minister that strained ties between them. “The President emphasised the importance the US places on our close military, intelligence, and security cooperation with Israel, which reflects the deep and abiding partnership between both countries,” the White House said, two days after Netanyahu’s surprise

  • China, Japan hold `first high-level security talks` in 4 yrs

    London): China and Japan have held their first high-level security talks in four years following thaw in relations over territorial and historical issues. The meeting, held in Tokyo, came ahead of trilateral talks with South Korea on Saturday, reported the BBC.

  • Japan remembers subway gas attack, 20 years on

    Tokyo: Japan marked the 20th anniversary today of coordinated attacks on the Tokyo subway system, when a doomsday cult released a Nazi-developed nerve gas on packed trains, killing 13 people and injuring 6,000. At Kasumigaseki, one of the hardest hit subway stations, staff and relatives of some of those who died in the biggest attack on post-WWII Japan fell silent at 8:00 am to remember those who were lost and those still affected.

  • Diabetes treatment

    Stem cells may help reverse Type 2 diabetes

    Toronto: Scientists have shown for the first time that Type 2 diabetes can be effectively treated with a combination of specially-cultured stem cells and conventional diabetes drugs. Type 2 diabetes, which usually arises in adulthood and often stems from poor diet, lack of exercise and obesity – accounts for more than 90 per cent of diabetes cases.

  • J P Nadda

    Alarming rise in non-communicable cases: Nadda

    New Delhi: Government plans to set up 72 cancer centres in different parts of the country, Health Minister J P Nadda told Lok Sabha today while noting that cases of non-communicable diseases are rising at an “alarming rate”. He also urged states to ensure “optimal utilisation” of health sector funds allocated by the Centre. “We were facing rising incidence of communicable diseases. Now, non-communicable diseases are increasing at an alarming rate,” Nadda said

  • Narednra Modi

    Narendra Modi appointed Chancellor of Viswa Bharati University

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been appointed as the new chancellor of Visva Bharati University for the next three years. He replaces former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who stepped down recently. “The President in his capacity as the Visitor of Visa Bharati (Acharya) has been pleased to appoint Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the Chancellor of Viswa Bharati for a term of three years,” said a University notification.

  • IAS officer_D.K. Ravikumar

    IAS officer’s batchmates seek fair enquiry into his death

    New Delhi: A group of IAS officers have sought fair enquiry into the mysterious death of their 2009 batchmate D K Ravi in Karnataka. “The response from across our batch has been for a fair enquiry into the causes leading into D K Ravi death,” his batchmates said in a representation to central IAS officers association here.

  • Siddaramaiah

    DK Ravi’s death: Karnataka CM can’t be adamant, says sadananda Gowda

    New Delhi: Union Law and Justice Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Friday said Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah can’t be adamant over the demand for a CBI probe into IAS officer D.K. Ravi’s death and justice must be given to the people of the state.

  • Plans to build LCH indigenously from 2017-2018 onwards

    New Delhi: The production plan for indigenously-built Light Combat Helicopters have been made from 2017-18 onwards, the government said today, adding that they are not a replacement for the ageing fleets of Chetak and Cheetah helicopters. Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply that the light combat helicopters are being developed by HAL to fulfill the requirement of the army and the air force

  • Himachal CM blames SFI for violence

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday blamed the Students Federation of India (SFI) for inciting violence in Shimla, resulting in a police raid on its office and arrest of its activists.

  • Langurs take on monkeys at Agra

    Agra: Railway authorities have hired langurs to shoo away monkeys at the four railway stations in the Taj Mahal city. Officials said the simian nuisance on platforms, electric lines and transmission system was causing concern.

  • CCTV

    Installing glass doors and CCTVs in elevators may be mandatory: Maharashtra Government

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering to make it mandatory for all elevators in multi-storey building across Mumbai to have glass doors and CCTV cameras. The Opposition said that in the last few months, many cases have come to light of people getting stuck inside lifts, and asked whether these elevators were being inspected, in the wake of several posts of inspecting staff lying vacant.