Free Press Journal
  • HC asks state-run banks to disclose info on bad debts

    New Delhi : Public sector banks should disclose details of cases pertaining to persons and establishments whose bad debts of over Rs 100 crore have been written off, the Delhi High Court has held. This disclosure involves an element of public interest and tax payers have a right to know the manner in which state- run banks sanctioned them, Justice Rajiv Shakdher said.

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    Lalit Modi Scandal Causing Mayhem In Parliament

    It is unfortunate that there is so much of bad blood between the two principal parties –the BJP and the Congress —in the current Parliament. With a fresh session of Parliament looming large over the horizon, there is apprehension that it would be a virtual washout with the Congress flexing its muscles over revelations about External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s longtime family ties with fugitive Lalit Modi,

  • Google unveils medical wristband

    Washington : Google has announced that it is working on a medical-grade fitness tracking wristband, reports ANI.

  • Govt staff oppose idea of MAT being quashed

    Mumbai: Government employees are up in arms against the idea of the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) being quashed. The apex body of gazetted officers has called a meeting in Pune on July 5 to discuss and decide upon further action over the issue.

  • Narrow escape for Gadkari, red carpet gets entangled in helicopter’s blades

    Haldia (WB) : Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari escaped unhurt on Wednesday when the red carpet laid out for him was blown into the air and got entangled in the rotor blades of his helicopter while it was landing here. The red carpet at the helipad ground here was routinely laid out as part of the guard of honour for visiting VIPs.

  • Govt to enrol 1.35 crore farmers under insurance scheme

    Mumbai : The state government has decided to enrol over 1.35 crore farmers across the state under the prime minister’s insurance scheme. The state government would pay the premium for these farmers, agriculture minister Eknath Khadse told reporters here on Wednesday.

  • Your ‘sense of smell’ is unique to you

    Washington : A new study has revealed that sense of smell is strictly personal, reports ANI. The Weizmann Institute of Science scientists designed a new test called “olfactory fingerprint” that can distinguish individuals based upon their perception of odours, possibly reflecting a person’s genetic makeup, Science News reported.

  • Pharma outsourcing accounts for 75% of healthcare BPO mkt: Study

    At $2.5-3.1 billion (bn), pharmaceutical outsourcing market (excluding contract manufacturing services) accounts for about 75 per cent of the India’s medical process outsourcing (MPO) segment which is currently estimated at $3.3–4.2 bn, according to a just concluded ASSOCHAM-EY joint study.

  • Pride of place for Divya, Mandar

    Mumbai :  International and India No.7 Divya Deshpande and triple crown winner in an earlier city tournament, Mandar Hardikar have been top seeded in their respective men’s and women’s singles events of the MCF-All Mumbai ranking table tennis tournament, which gets underway from Friday, June 26 with youth boys and men’s singles events from 4 p.m. onwards.

  • Govt to auction 8 coal mines in 3rd round

    New Delhi : The government will put on the block eight more mines after 10 mines are auctioned in the third phase, for which the process has already begun.  “After these 10 mines (to be auctioned in third round in August), eight more mines are in the queue,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup said.

  • Why ‘fitness’ foods could make you fat

    New York : If you are trying to lose weight relying simply on “fitness” foods, it may backfire, new research suggests, reports IANS.

  • Blackmoney: Pol candidates, govt officials to swear clean

    New Delhi :  In new measures proposed to curb generation of illicit funds, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money has recommended that poll candidates and senior bureaucrats should give affidavits declaring they do not hold illegal assets abroad.

  • Braving rain, hundreds pay homage to Sister Nirmala

    Kolkata: Braving heavy showers, hundreds of people from India and abroad bade adieu to Mother Teresa’s successor Sister Nirmala here on Wednesday, recalling the nun’s dedication and courage.  Sister Nirmala’s body, placed in a glass casket with candles and wreaths at her feet, was kept at the Missionaries of Charity’s global headquarters Mother House where the funeral mass was attended by political and religious leaders, as also the poorest of the poor.

  • Medical services in ESIC hospitals to be upgraded

    Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) has decided to initiate upgrading the Medical Services and also launch a cleanliness drive in all its ESIC Hospitals, throughout the country.  The Hospitals have been advised to complete the work of white-washing and minor repairing before the month of November, 2015 (Diwali).  It has also been directed that the heads of ESIC Hospitals will check the cleanliness of all the toilets of Hospital.  The outside lawn

  • Bobby Jindal set to announce presidential bid

    Washington : , .  When he announces his presidential bid, 44-year-old Jindal would join 12 Republican contenders that include political heavyweights like Jeb Bush and Rick Perry. His expected historic announcement however, has failed to generate much enthusiasm among the Indian-Americans –- whose annual family income now crosses 100,000 per annum and is among the richest ethnic communities in the US.

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    Political Turmoil Again In Tamil Nadu Following Jayalalithaa’s Acquittal

    The Congress Party may have taken a calculated risk by challenging the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case by the High Court for, the repercussions of the decision taken by the party government in Karnataka are bound to be felt both at the national as well as the State levels. Immediately, the Congress may have foreclosed its options in Tamil Nadu where without either of