Free Press Journal
  • Manish Sisodia

    Make helpline number on air pollution public: Sisodia to civic bodies

    New Delhi: To keep a check on air pollution, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today asked three Municipal corporations and other local bodies to make their helpline number public by Monday, so that people can register complaints pertaining to burning of material in open.

  • Maggi Noodles

    Now Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing

    Mumbai: Food and Drug Administration in Maharashtra today said it will verify the claims about presence of lead in Maggi noodles before taking a decision on recalling the product. FDA in UP had claimed levels of lead and monosodium glutamate (MSG) in a batch of ready-to-cook noodles were high, following which the set was recalled from the market in the state.

  • Child Care

    Scientists develop high-zinc rice to fight malnutrition

    Raipur: Scientists here have developed a high zinc-enriched variety of rice that is expected to play a crucial role in fighting malnutrition in tribal-dominated Chhattisgarh where nearly seven lakh children are still malnourished. The new paddy seed, called ‘Chhattisgarh Zinc Rice-1’, the first zinc bio-fortified rice variety in India, was launched by State Variety Release Committee, the authority for official release of new varieties of seeds, in March and its production is likely

  • Nomura

    Good interest rate must for success of gold scheme: Nomura

    Mumbai: Government’s ambitious gold deposit scheme can succeed only if depositors are paid a higher interest rate and banks are given more regulatory exemptions, Japanese brokerage Nomura said today. “Depositors want higher interest rates, while banks want regulatory exemptions. If these are provided, then the scheme may be successful,” it said.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee extends gains for 2nd session, up 12 paise

    Mumbai: Continuing its rising streak for the second straight session, the rupee today moved up by another 12 paise to close at 63.52 per dollar on sustained selling of the American currency by banks and exporters. Expectation of foreign capital inflows following strong recovery in the equity market also boosted the rupee value.

  • Sensex

    Sensex ends 148 points up at 1-month high; touches 28K-level

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today closed 148 points up at 27,957.50 after briefly staying above the psychological 28K-level on better-than-estimated corporate earnings and firm Asian cues. Similarly, the broader 50-issue CNX Nifty rallied to a high of 8,489.55, just ten points shy from 8,500-mark, before settling at 8,458.95.

  • I was called silly for doing ‘Fashion’: Priyanka Chopra

    Mumbai: With the success of content-driven films led by women like Anushka Sharma and Kangana Ranaut, one lady who is sitting back and smiling is Priyanka Chopra, who recalls how she was called “silly” for choosing to do a movie like “Fashion” back in 2008.

  • ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ highly recommended by B-Town

    Mumbai: With her ‘swagger’ in “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, Kangana Ranaut has once again proved why she’s called the ‘Queen’ of Bollywood! The actress’ double role in her latest release has her fans and friends from the film fraternity giving her and the film a thumbs up.

  • ‘Duck lanes’ introduced in England!

    London: What a quacking idea! You would have heard of bus lanes, taxi lanes and cycle lanes but now ducks in England have been given exclusive lanes so that humans don’t ruffle their feathers. The Canal and River Trust, which preserves over 2,000 miles of waterways throughout England and Wales, has created lanes exclusively for waterfowl in London, Birmingham and Manchester.

  • Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav tie-up will be crucial in Bihar

    With the Election Commission indicating that the Assembly elections in Bihar will be in September-October this year, there is heightened activity on the marriage of convenience being contemplated between six parties which once were part of the Janata Party government at the Centre.

  • Shah Rukh Khan discharged from hospital after knee surgery

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been discharged from hospital after undergoing knee surgery. The 49-year-old actor is on bed rest for four days after the operation yesterday. SRK, who was shooting for Rahul Dholakia’s “Raees” despite the pain, took to Twitter today to thank his fans for their well wishes. “Do they do Frequent Fliers Miles in Hospitals? If yes, I would own some of the hospitals! Thanks all for standing

  • Robert Vadra

    Vadra’s land deal probe: Congress calls it political vendetta

    Chandigarh: Congress today described as “political vendetta” the move of BJP government in Haryana to set up a judicial commission to probe various land deals, including those involving son-in-law of party president Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra. “The motive behind setting up of judicial commission (to probe land deals in Haryana), is just to harass him (Vadra) and smacks of political vendetta,” Congress spokesman Rajeev Shukla said here.

  • Sikh

    UK town council gets its first Sikh mayor

    London: An Indian-origin councillor today took charge as the mayor of Britain’s Wokingham Borough Council, the first ever Sikh to hold this position. Parvinder Singh Batth, a Conservative party councillor has served his local borough of Wokingham in Berkshire in south east England as Deputy Mayor, took over the role from Councillor UllaKarin Clark and will serve till 2017.

  • Cricket

    Indian blind cricketers to tour England, Bahrain

    Mumbai: Indian blind cricket team is set to leave for England to play three T20s and as many one-day matches against the host outfit from May 24 to 31, it was announced here today by the Cricket Association for the Blind in India. CABI, which is affiliated to Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) and World Blind Cricket (WBC), said the team would also visit Bahrain and play matches there from June 1-4 and

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi govt insensitive to farmers’ problems: Congress

    Kolkata: Accusing the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre of failing to live up to its poll promises, the Congress today alleged it was “highly insensitive” in dealing with the problems of the farmers. “The one year of the Modi government has been a year of broken promises and a period of U-turn. Congress’ job will be to expose its insensitivity,” AICC spokesman Gaurab Gogoi said here.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jaya makes public appearance, to take oath as CM tomorrow

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa who made her first public appearance in eight months today, was greeted by thousands by showering flowers on her vehicle as it inched towards the Governor’s residence.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Appeal in disproportionate case cannot be knee-jerk: Congress

    Chennai: The appeal in the disproportionate assets case against AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa cannot be ‘knee-jerk’ and should be analysed from all angles, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said. “Appealing cannot be knee-jerk, not appealing (also) cannot be knee-jerk. It is the responsibility of the state government to analyse all angles,” Ramesh told reporters here.

  • Divorce Case

    Parents should get joint custody of kids after Divorce: Law Commission

    New Delhi: Pitching for removal of superiority of one parent over the other, the Law Commission today recommended joint custody of minors to both the parents in case of a divorce, saying Indian custody laws must change with times. The Commission’s recommendations on custody laws assume significance as in India the idea of shared parenting is still new to custody jurisprudence.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Notification on power allocations in Delhi will remove confusions: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: The Centre today said the Home Ministry’s notification on allocation of powers in Delhi would “remove” all confusion regarding governance in the national capital and help the AAP government run the city efficiently. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also made it clear that the row over distribution of powers in Delhi was not a political issue but a constitutional one.

  • Kumar Vishwas

    HC refuses to stay DCW summons against Kumar Vishwas

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused to stay the Delhi Commission for Women’s (DCW) summons to AAP leader Kumar Vishwas issued on a party volunteer’s complaint alleging that her life was ruined since he was not rebutting “rumours” about their illicit liaison. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, however, issued notices to DCW, chairperson Barkha Singh and the woman Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteer on a plea moved by Vishwas seeking stay on the