Free Press Journal
  • FDI

    FDI in services sector up 46% in 2014-15

    New Delhi: With the government taking steps to improve ease of doing business and attracting investments, FDI inflows into the services sector grew by over 46 per cent to USD 3.25 billion in 2014-15. The services sector, which includes banking, insurance, outsourcing, R&D, courier and technology testing, had received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth USD 2.22 billion in2013-14.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Suresh Prabhu seeks more power for RPF, Debroy wants wings clipped

    New Delhi: Amid the move by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to arm the Railway Protection Force (RPF) with greater policing powers, an expert panel on restructuring of the national transporter has suggested hiring private security agencies for protection of rail premises and trains. The Bibek Debroy Committee, in its recent report, has said the Railway’s core activity is to run trains and not to engage in activities like running hospitals, schools, catering, real estate

  • Metropolis to invest Rs 120-cr on expansion by FY17

    New Delhi : Diagnostics chain Metropolis Healthcare plans to invest around Rs 120 crore to add 40 laboratories and around 700 collection centres across India and abroad by the end of next financial year. It is also expanding its diagnostics profile by adding around 1,000 tests by end of FY17 to 4,500 tests at present. “We will be adding around 40 labs and will take the number of centres to 1,500 from the current 800.

  • Narendra Modi

    Doordarshan to do Republic Day-like coverage of International Yoga Day event

    New Delhi: Public broadcaster Doordarshan has readied plans for a Republic Day-like coverage of International Yoga Day event to be held at Rajpath where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present. Doordarshan would be deploying more than 20 hi-definition cameras for the coverage of the event on June 21, declared as International Yoga Day by the UN, sources said.

  • Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Grand ‘secular alliance’ with Left in Bihar unlikely

    New Delhi: Efforts to form a grand ‘secular’ alliance against BJP in Bihar Assembly elections have suffered a setback with the Left parties reluctant to join such a formation and likely to fight as a separate bloc. JD(U) sources said their proposal to the Left parties had so far not elicited any positive response and they have indicated that they would be going to the hustings as a separate formation.

  • Fisherman

    Kerala fishing ban to come into effect on June 14 midnight

    Kochi : The 47-day ban on fishing, which has been imposed to facilitate the breeding of fish, will come into effect along the Kerala coast from midnight today. The ban on fishing has been imposed to safeguard fish during their breeding season. The ban during the breeding season helps replenish the fish stock in the sea by preventing large-scale netting of young fish and eggs. During the ban period, the mechanised fishing boats, trawlers,

  • Red Sanders

    Extensive policy for Red Sanders conversation put forward

    New Delhi : Amid rampant illegal felling and smuggling of red sanders, a green body has advocated a comprehensive national policy for sustainable conservation of the endemic timber species. TRAFFIC, an international wildlife trade monitoring network working on conservation of plants and wild animals,has said the current policy regime for Red Sanders is “muddled”.

  • AAP,

    AAP releases list of department-wise breakup of ACB arrests

    New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday released a list containing the department-wise breakup of the 35 officers arrested by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB). The list, which was released on twitter, informs that the maximum number of officers arrested were from the Excise Department (12), followed by the Delhi Jal Board (nine). The list also reveals that one officer from the Delhi Police was also arrested by the ACB. The Bharatiya

  • Gujarat’s Last Rajput King – Karan Ghelo

    Rich in psychological insight and imbued with a poetic vision, Nandshankar Mehta’s Karan Ghelo tells the spellbinding tale of a man who tragically failed his land and its people.

  • The last vestiges of Kashmiri Pandits’ memories

    Narratives are indeed a sound medium to reach out to a larger audience and this anthology offers a perfect route to an overview of the situation through various verticals.

  • Amish Tripathi

    An argument on Lord Ram forced a series on him, says Amish

    After his successful Shiva Trilogy, the author explores his version of the Ramayana through the Ramchandra series, which he said could entail five to six books, writes Bhavana Akella.

  • Remo wants to direct Hrithik in his dream project 

    Choreographer-director Remo D’Souza has expressed a desire to make his dream project – a period drama film – with Hrithik Roshan.                

  • Maria Sharapova

    Tennis fans prefer ‘Shorts on show’ during tournaments

    There is a sizable section among tennis fans who watch tournaments only for the leg and plunging neckline show. This year at the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris V GANGADHAR saw a new trend. 

  • How green is my car

    Electric cars are fast igniting the automobile fancy of Americans while in India this eco-friendly version of four-wheeler is still not in the reckoning despite lofty government announcements. SUJOY DHAR reports. 

  • Purandara Das: The poet saint of Karnataka

    Purandara’s devotion to God is unfathomable. He attaches greater importance to the name of God than even to God himself, writes MEERA S. SASHITAL.

  • Maggi noodles

    152-yr-old Maggi landed in the soup in 2 minutes!

    Mumbai: When Swiss national Julius Maggi created an instant food recipe in 1863, little did he know that his invention will become a household name in one of the British colonies i.e. India. The Swiss government had then asked Maggi to create a quick-to-prepare yet nutritious food product for the working women in the country. Over a century-and-a-half later, the same product became the first choice of the urban India women when it

  • Sensitive and shy

    Not enjoying sex

    My husband and I have been together for 5 years and we have two little boys together. Our sex life has always been the same – boring. Every time we have sex, I tell him how I would like to do it, but he just keeps saying that it’s “not him”. To make matters worse, he cheated on me as well. Now when we’re in bed