Free Press Journal
  • India for increased cooperation in Arctic Council

    New Delhi: India today favoured increased cooperation in the Arctic Council in view of the geo-strategic importance of the Arctic Sea and the region’s important role in governing climate change that has global consequences. The Arctic Council is a high-level inter-governmental forum that addresses issues faced by the Arctic governments. India along with some other Asian countries in 2013 were given permanent observer’s status in the Arctic Council.

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    Maha will try to retain 14 villages bordering Telangana: Ram Shinde

    Nagpur: Maharashtra Minister of State for Home, Ram Shinde has asserted that the state government will try to retain all its 14 ‘disputed’ villages, sharing border with Telangana, which has laid claim on these areas. “The matter is sub-judice and a petition on the dispute is pending with the Supreme Court. We will talk with the Union Home Minister in this regard and the state government will try to keep all the 14

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    Dawood Ibrahim’s location is unknown: Government

    New Delhi: Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s location is not known to the government and once he is located, his extradition process will be initiated, Lok Sabha was informed today. Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said Dawood is an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and a red corner notice has been issued against him. “The United Nations Security Council has also issued a special notice against him. The

  • Show-cause notices to 26 de-addiction and rehab centres

    New Delhi: Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has issued show-cause notices to 26 de-addiction and rehabilitation centres for alleged irregularities during the financial year of 2014-15, Lok Sabha was informed today. In a reply to a question, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla said, monitoring the implementation of the Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (drug) Abuse, which includes functioning of de-addiction and

  • Accenture India increases paid maternity leave to over 5 mths

    New Delhi: Accenture has increased maternity-leave benefits for its full-time and part-time women employees in India to 22 weeks, up significantly from the current statutory requirement of 12 weeks. The new policy took effect on this month. A large number of women discontinue their careers as they find it difficult to balance work and family commitments.

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    Sharif inaugurates first-ever solar energy project in Pak

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today inaugurated Pakistan’s first-ever solar energy project built with Chinese assistance, a step forward to provide relief to people in the country plagued by perpetual power shortages.

  • Narendra Modi

    A Year in Power: BJP plans to counter opposition onslaught

    New Delhi: In a move to counter opposition parties’ attack against the Modi government, the Bharatiya Janata Party is planning a major outreach programme involving its ministers and members of parliament.

  • Pakistan man gets 25 years in jail for blasphemy

    Islamabad: A Pakistan court sentenced a man to 25 years in prison after holding him guilty of desecrating sacred scriptures. The case was heard at a sessions court in Lahore, Dawn online reported.

  • New container service linking India, Middle East set to start

    Dubai: A new container service connecting the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East will be launched this week, a media report has said. Evergreen Line and Dubai-based Simatech Shipping have signed a vessel-sharing agreement to jointly operate the new container service.

  • Gautam Gambhir

    Umesh Yadav set the game up from my boys: Gautam Gambhir

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Monday lauded pacer Umesh Yadav for setting up the 35-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad by claiming two crucial wickets in the opening over of the innings.

  • GVL Narasimha Rao

    AAP doesn’t exist outside Delhi’: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is grabbing headlines for all the wrong reasons, does not exist outside Delhi and has lost its support base even in the national capital.

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    Students’ suicide – blame the education system

    The number of students committing suicide is growing by the day. The suicide by Jitesh Sharma, a third year B-Tech Chemical Engineering student of the IIT Bombay, is an eye opener to all of us. In his suicide note he reportedly said: “I did a mistake by appearing and passing the JEE exam. This field is not for me.” He came from a small town in Haryana. He has struggled to acquire proficiency in English at an Institute where more than 33% students come from metropolitan cities, having studied in elite schools. He was under pressure due to the Failing Rates (FR) and failure to secure internship.

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    British election: Finding the Centre

    It might be said that the successful thread in modern British politics lies in striving for bipartisanship and an appeal beyond a traditional support base. Yet, as is often the case, when a direct emotional resonance with the electorate is really needed, parties instinctively revert to their ideological foundations. That has certainly been the case with the British general election campaign where voters are faced with an offering from the main parties highlighting very different conceptions of the state.

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    Moga case: Congress to move adjournment motion in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The Moga molestation case is set to rock Parliament today with Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Amarinder Singh set to move an adjournment motion to discuss the law and order situation in Punjab.

  • Silver

    Silver futures down 0.25% on profit-booking

    New Delhi: Silver prices moved down by 0.25 per cent to Rs 37,038 per kg in futures trade today as participants locked-in gains at prevailing levels even as metal edged higher overseas. In futures trading, silver for delivery in May moved down by Rs 92, or 0.25 per cent, to Rs 37,038 per kg at the Multi Commodity Exchange. It clocked a business turnover of seven lots.

  • Gold

    Gold futures down 0.20% on weak global cues

    New Delhi: Amid a weak trend overseas and profit-booking by speculators, gold prices fell 0.20 per cent to Rs 26,815 per 10 grams in futures trade today. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in June eased by Rs 53, or 0.20 per cent, to Rs 26,815 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 239 lots.