Free Press Journal
  • Northeast India to get ready-made garment units

    Agartala: The Indian government plans to set up ready-made garment manufacturing units in each of the eight northeastern states which, among other things, would boost local employment, particularly for women. This is being done to boost the textile industry in and export of ready-made garments from the region, officials here said.

  • ‘Goa legislators get salaries because of casinos’

    Panaji: Goa legislators get their salaries because of revenues earned by the state from the casino industry, ruling BJP legislator Kiran Kandolkar said on Wednesday, triggering an uproar in the assembly.

  • Scrap market closure: NGT asks authorities to reply in 2 weeks

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has granted authorities in Gokalpur scrap market area here two weeks time to ensure compliance of its orders on burning of tyres and plastic. A bench, headed by Justice U D Salvi, directed the concerned enforcement agencies to file their status reports and warned them that failure to comply with the directions of the Tribunal would incur cost of Rs 10,000 on each of them.

  • WADA calls for optimum implementation of revised code

    Mumbai: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has called on the global anti-doping community to optimise the implementation and practice of the revised World Anti-Doping Code (Code), just three months after it came into effect. At its annual Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) symposium in Lausanne, Switzerland, WADA issued the rallying call to more than 450 representatives from international sports federations, major event organisations, national and regional anti-doping organisations, athletes and media, a release from WADA

  • Budget 2015

    Tamil Nadu to set up data analytical unit: Panneerselvam

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Wednesday announced the setting up of a data analytics unit to improve better service delivery.

  • Tamil Nadu: Rs.3,100 crore for free laptops, fans

    Chenna: The Tamil Nadu government has budgeted Rs.3,100 crore in 2015-16 towards free distribution of laptops to students and fans/mixies/grinders for women.

  • O Panneerselvam

    No new taxes proposed in Tamil Nadu’s populist Budget for FY16

    Chennai: Keeping an eye on next year’s assembly polls, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has offered a slew of sops for the fishermen community as well as the manufacturing sector, and proposed no new taxes in the Rs 4,616 crore deficit Budget for FY16. Panneerselvam, who also holds the Finance portfolio, announced exemption of VAT on fishing accessories like fishing ropes and floats, fish net twine, fishing lamps and fishing swivel, apparently

  • CPI hits out Hindutva forces; alleges BJP-Cong ‘matchfixing’

    Puducherry: Accusing “Hindutva” forces of unleashing an anti-minority terror campaign in the name of ‘Ghar Wapsi’, CPI today said that all attempts are being made to divide the country on religious lines to create tensions and fear psychosis. While the party accused the “Sangh Pariwar guided” Narendra Modi government of working “over time” to surrender national interests to satisfy corporates, it also alleged that there is a “match-fixing” between BJP and Congress in

  • Panels formed for withdrawal of cases against political workers

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today said that committees have been formed in every district across the state to ensure that cases against political workers for carrying out social agitations are withdrawn. “After a cabinet decision was taken to take back cases against those engaged in political agitation, we had informed the police personnel and the relevant authorities about it. Committees have now been formed in all districts, that are working towards the release of

  • Ram Naresh Yadav

    MP governor’s son, accused in VYAPAM Scam, found dead

    Shailesh Yadav (30) son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav was found dead in his father’s bungalow in Lucknow’s high-profile Mall Avenue colony on Wednesday morning.

  • Virat Kohli

    We’ve surprised many but not ourselves: Kohli

    Sydney: Not many gave the Indian cricket team a chance in the World Cup after the horror tour of Australia but star batsman Virat Kohli said the players never stopped believing in themselves which helped them surprise the critics. “To be honest, not many people gave us the chance, even to qualify for the semis and I know that for a fact when the tournament started. So we’ve surprised a lot of people,

  • First 3D mini lungs grown from stem cells

    Washington : The first 3D mini lungs from stem cells have been grown in the lab by US scientists. Scientists from the University of Michigan succeeded in growing structures resembling both the large proximal airways and the small distal airways. “We expected different cells types to form, but their organisation into structures resembling human airways surprised us and is a very exciting result,” lead author Dr Jason Spence said. In the method, protein ActivinA is added to stem cells and they are

  • Asaram Bapu

    Asaram Bapu’s temporary bail plea rejected

    Ahmedabad: A Gandhinagar court today rejected the temporary bail application of self-styled godman Asaram, the accused in an alleged rape case, who had sought a 30-day release to perform the last rites of his nephew. Additional District Judge R A Ghoghari of Gandhinagar court today held that Asaram cannot be released on temporary bail merely to perform last rites of his nephew, as there are other family members and brother of the deceased

  • rohit-sharma

    Big matches brings the best out of everyone: Rohit Sharma

    Sydney: Ahead of India’s all-important World Cup semi-final against Australia, star batsman Rohit Sharma today said the team knows how to win crunch matches at big events and this would be a big plus for the side when it takes on the co-hosts at the SCG here tomorrow. With the likes of Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin knowing what it takes to win a 50-over World Cup while Rohit being a part

  • M Venkaiah Naidu

    Naidu favours GST revenue share for municipalities

    New Delhi: Seeking to ensure a guaranteed flow of funds for urban local bodies, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today favoured a share of Goods and Services Tax (GST) revenue for municipalities to enable them take up urban reconstruction initiatives. Naidu expressed concern over the huge urban fiscal gap while addressing a “National Workshop on Governance, Administrative Reforms and Capacity Building” here.

  • Audi India eyes 20k unit sales by 2018; plans major investment

    Guwahati: German luxury carmaker Audi is set to announce a major investment for the Indian market in 3-4 months to expand business and double sales to 20,000 units by 2018. “An internal discussion is going on to invest in India for the expansion of our capacities. The detailed announcement will be made in the next three to four months,” Audi India Head Joe King told PTI here.

  • Senior citizens duped to tune of Rs 74 lakhs by two

    Thane: At least eight retired persons here were allegedly duped to the tune of Rs 74 lakhs by two persons who promised them MHADA houses under the 10 per cent reserved ministerial quota, police said today. PI MS Mane of Kolsewadi police station under Kalyan division told PTI that the two accused–Pravin Sankhe of Virar and Vasant Sawant from Bandra–have been booked for cheating these senior citizens.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP feud simmers amid allegations of dissidents holding meet

    New Delhi: The internal feud in Aam Aadmi Party today saw a National Council member from Punjab demanding that party convenor Arvind Kejriwal launch an inquiry into a parallel meeting called by a section a day prior to the body’s crucial meet on March 28. In a letter to Kejriwal, Ashok Talwar, an NC member from Amritsar, said the meeting has been called on the “pretext” of having discussion on Swaraj and internal democracy

  • Virat Kohli

    To be honest, not many people gave us the chance : Virat Kohli

    Sydney : Not many gave the Indian cricket team a chance in the World Cup after the horror tour of Australia but star batsman Virat Kohli said the players never stopped believing in themselves which helped them surprise the critics. “To be honest, not many people gave us the chance, even to qualify for the semis and I know that for a fact when the tournament started. So we’ve surprised a lot of people, but we haven’t