Free Press Journal
  • Meet on ‘Smart Cities’ on June 6,7

    Mumbai : A conference is being organised to discuss the model of smart cities based on Indian thinking on June 6 and 7 at Welingkar Institute in Mumbai by Vijnan Bharati, a national advocacy movement on science, technology and policy issues.

  • Israel’s FIFA expulsion looms large

    Zurich: Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub appeared to soften his stance on a threatened vote at the FIFA congress to expel Israel from world football’s governing body. “We remain open until the last moment,” Palestinian FA president Rajoub told AFP. “Everything is possible and we are open to every scenario,” added Rajoub, who met with embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Wednesday. Palestine, which has been a FIFA member since 1998, wants

  • ‘Link SHGs to skill development programme’

    Mumbai : The Women’s Self Help Groups (SHGs) across the state would be linked to the Skills Development Programme of the Union government, rural development minister Pankaja Munde announced here on Thursday.

  • A Kashmiri woman cries next to the body of a youth at a hospital in Srinagar who was killed in an attack on a telecom company’s outlet by suspected militants on Monday.

    Militants target telecom staff in J-K, cells go off air

    Srinagar : A spate of attacks against telecom employees and those who have rented out space for installation of mobile towers in their fields has thrown the communication system in north Kashmir’s Baramulla into disarray.

  • ONGC posts Rs 3,935 cr net profit

    New Delhi : State-owned ONGC reported 19.5 per cent drop in net profit to Rs 3,935 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, mainly due to higher operating cost and write-off on dry wells drilled.

  • Bindra earns India another quota place for Rio Olympics

    “I never had any doubts about Abhinav securing a quota place for us sooner or later. He is not an Olympic champion for nothing. He is very clear about his goals and his preparations leading up to big events,”  -Raninder Singh -NRAI President (more…)

  • 3D printing to help treat diabetes

    London : Researchers have explored how 3D printing can be used to help treat Type 1 diabetes, reports IANS.

  • Coal India Q4 net profit dips 4.4% to Rs 4,238 cr 

    Kolkata : State-run Coal India reported 4.4 per cent dip in consolidated net profit at Rs 4,238.55 crore for the quarter ended March 31 due to higher expenses and coal being diverted to the regulated power sector .  CIL officials attributed the lower fourth quarter and full-year profit to higher expenses, lower e-auction sales and more supply of the incremental production the miner achieved during the year, to the power sector.

  • SA paid bribes to host World Cup: US

    New York : South African officials paid more than USD 10 million in bribes to host the 2010 World Cup and handed over a briefcase stuffed with USD 10,000 stacks of banknotes in Paris, a US indictment has alleged.

  • World body thoroughly corrupt

    Guatemala City: Transparency International (TI) President Jose Ugaz called FIFA “completely corrupt” on the heels of the scandal uncovered in the sports body. Seven senior FIFA officials were arrested on Wednesday, reports Efe. Transparency International (TI) is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), founded in Germany in 1993, that monitors and publicises corporate and political corruption in international development. FIFA is completely corrupt. It is not Latin America’s problem or that of the

  • Modi, Hasina may jointly open new ‘border haat’

    Agartala : The fourth ‘border haat’ (market) along the India-Bangladesh border is likely to be jointly inaugurated next month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina, when the former visits Dhaka on June 6-7, an official said here on Thursday.

  • Al-Qaeda’s Syria chief vows no attack on West

    Beirut : Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate would not use Syria as a launching pad for attacks on the West, its chief has said in a televised interview. Without showing his face, Abu Mohamed al-Jolani said his group, Al-Nusra Front, would protect Syrian minorities that renounced the regime.

  • Hallucinations are common than thought

    Washington : Hallucinations and delusions may be more common than previously thought, says a new research, according to IANS.

  • Sponsors pile pressure ahead of FIFA vote

    Zurich: Sponsors piled pressure on FIFA leader to clean up football as two major corruption scandals overshadowed the start of a congress.  The beleaguered Sepp Blatter met with the heads of all six football confederations today, according to sources who gave no details about the talks. Credit card giant Visa said it would “reassess” its sponsorship of FIFA unless it takes immediate action after the arrest of top FIFA leaders accused by

  • 39 more athletes added

    New Delhi : The Sports Ministry has added 39 more athletes, including ace archers Deepika Kumari and Tarundeep Rai, to the Target Olympic Podium scheme (TOP).