Free Press Journal
  • Parliament won’t keep MP Kirron Kher away

    If you thought Kirron Kher was too busy with her political career – she is a Member of Parliament from Chandigarh – to dabble in television any longer, well, you have a rethink coming up. The formidable lady is set to reprise her role as judge on ‘India’s Got Talent’, Season 6.

  •  Finland goes to the polls, change of govt expected 

    Helsinki : Finns began voting in legislative elections expected to oust the left-right government after a campaign that has focused heavily on how to lift Finland out of a three-year economic slump. Public opinion polls have predicted a resounding victory for the liberal-agrarian Centre Party leader Juha Sipila, a 53-year-old IT millionaire and newcomer to politics. Three parties are fighting for second place, hovering between 14 and 17 per cent in the

  • Self-affirmations boost confidence, performance

    Toronto : If you get terrified every time you are called in for a performance review, focus on your strengths, write down your best job skills or at least think about them in order to negotiate better with your boss, says a new study, reports IANS.

  • Lalu implores Bihar’s poor to stall BJP’s march

    Patna : Virtually kick-starting the Janata Parivar’s campaign for the Bihar assembly polls later this year, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday asked people to vote for the party comprising him and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as it was the “real home” of the poor.

  • How inflation targeting affects us

    It has been repeated ad nauseam that inflation hurts the weakest sections the most. For many years, India was a country with one of the lowest inflation rates among the Emerging Market Economies (EME). Unfortunately, in more recent years, we have the dubious distinction of being one of the EMEs with the highest inflation rate. Protagonists of high growth argue that if we want a higher level of employment, we have to

  • More than 1.25 lakh metric ton wheat procured in dist

    Ujjain: About 1, 26, 570 metric ton wheat has been procured on the support price in the district till Sunday. Wheat is being procured at various centers across the district since March 25. Procurement of wheat will continue till May 26. Food controller RK Vaikar informed that there are 70 procurement centers across the district. They procure wheat on the support price. Proper arrangements have been made at these centers for farmers

  • Probe ordered into monorail disruptions

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered an inquiry into the constant disruption faced by monorail. The city’s monorail has given a tough time to its commuters with its poor services and has glaring loopholes.

  • RBI snaps up USD 49.2-bn in Apr-Feb, highest in 7 years

    Mumbai:  To reduce rupee volatility on account of higher inflows and increase forex reserves to cushion any external shock, the Reserve Bank (RBI) bought the highest amount of dollars, after a gap of seven years, at USD 49.2 billion in April-February of the past fiscal.  The central bank net purchased the currency from the spot market in April 2014-February 2015, according to the central bank data, which comes with a lag of

  • There is a Plan for Every One of Us

    THERE is a plan for every one of us. We find it by doing the job we have to do now, by doing it not with the attitude of how are we ever going to get through this day, but with a sense of service, a sense of giving of ourselves. There are some who want to do just as little as they can do and yet get paid as much as

  • JNPT, SCI can raise Rs 1 trn in foreign debt

    Mumbai:  State-run firms Shipping Corporation, JNPT and Mumbai Port Trust can raise dollar- equivalent of Rs 1 lakh crore from overseas markets, Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said.  “There is something special about the JNPT, Shipping Corporation of India and the Mumbai Port Trust. They have dollar-equivalent of Rs 4,000 crore revenue per year.  “The same dollar revenue can be used to raise up Rs 1 trillion worth of dollar funds in borrowings

  • Price Circus

    We in this country have a queer knack of postponing action on economic and social problems by proposing elaborate studies on them by high-power commissions. If the Union Government had acted on the recommendations of any one of the food price committees that had wrestled with the problem of runaway prices of food during the last ten years, prices of foodgrains would perhaps have stabilised by now. But instead what do we

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You impress others very much effectively that quality is going to help you in business deals. . Don’t open up your secrets with your friends. You may face some hindrance in study.

  • Storytelling giving walking trails new life

    New Delhi : History and culture are intertwined and a better way to celebrate the rich heritage of India is by sharing this through stories. India is no stranger to the ancient tradition of oral storytelling, and a few are determined to take this craft forward by incorporating it into walking trails focussing on providing wholesome experience by engaging audiences and incorporating local stories.