Free Press Journal
  • Arunachal on high alert after Japanese Encephalitis death

    Itanagar: The health authority in Arunachal Pradesh has issued a high alert following the death of a minor girl due to Japanese Encephalitis in Lower Subansiri district two days ago, a senior health official said. The child who hailed from Dollongmukh died of JE at the Arunachal State Hospital Naharlagun near here on July 15 last, health department officials said today.

  • Rajesh Khanna

    New film memorabilia on Rajesh Khanna’s third death anniversary 

    New Delhi: Three years after Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna’s death from a liver infection, a new collection of memorabilia on his films will be displayed by museum curator and philanthropist Suman Batra at the Indian Habitat Centre here on Saturday.

  • Oil, Fuel

    CPI(M) demands rollback of VAT hike on fuel in Delhi

    New Delhi: Opposing AAP government’s decision to increase VAT rates on fuel, CPI(M) today demanded the Arvind Kejriwal dispensation to stop playing “cynical games” with the public and withdraw the hike immediately. The Delhi unit of CPI(M) said the decision will trigger rise in prices of essential goods, pinching pockets of the ‘aam aadmi’.

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    Raees’ teaser unveiled: SRK plays liquor baron look

    Mumbai: After sharing the first look of “Raees” as an Eid offering for his fans, superstar Shah Rukh Khan made it a double treat by also unveiling a teaser of the Rahul Dholakia directorial.

  • Rude behaviour

    Rudeness at office contagious

    New York: Encountering rude behaviour from seniors at work can turn employees impolite in return, spreading rudeness like a virus, a study says. Not just vitiating the atmosphere, rudeness in office has a negative effect on overall performance. “When you experience rudeness, it makes rudeness more noticeable. You will see more rudeness even if it is not there,” said lead researcher Trevor Foulk, doctoral student in management at University of Florida. The

  • Sharper Brain

    Learn two languages for a sharper brain

    Washington: A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the brain. Earlier, bilingualism was thought to be a disadvantage because the presence of two vocabularies would lead to delayed language development in children. The findings added to the growing understanding of how long-term experience with a particular skill — in this case management of two languages — changes the brain.

  • 2 teachers slapped with Rs 50,000 fine each by HC

    Madurai: Two teachers who submitted false information to the Madras High court bench here were today slapped with a fine of Rs 50,000 by the court. While doing so, the court also set aside the District Educational Officer’s order and directed it to appoint one Pratibha as Headmistress of Arumanai higher secondary school in Kanyakumari district.

  • Mosquito Bite

    How mosquitoes sniff out ‘tasty’ humans before biting

    Washington: Whatever bug repellents, scents or candles you may try to avoid mosquito bites, you just cannot avoid them as mosquitoes have evolved a triple threat of visual, olfactory and thermal cues to bite us, biologists have discovered. So, the minute they employ a razor-sharp sense of smell to tip them off that a warm-blooded meal is nearby, mosquitoes then use vision and other senses to hone in on the feast, revealed the

  • Kapil Sharma

    Kapil Sharma recovering well, thanks fans for wishes

    Mumbai: Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma, who has not been keeping well, has assured fans that he is recovering fine and thanked them for their wishes. The 34-year-old funnyman recently took a break from his popular TV show “Comedy Nights with Kapil” because of bad health.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    Land bill will give much more to farmers: Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Parliament session, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today pushed for early passage of the Land Bill which is stuck due to opposition from various parties, insisting that the proposed legislation would give the farmers “much more” than the previous Act of 2013.

  • Dinosaur Bird

    New species of bird-like dinosaur discovered in China

    Beijing: A newly identified species of feathered dinosaur in China is a close cousin of Velociraptor made famous by the Jurassic Park films and is the largest ever discovered to have a well-preserved set of bird-like wings, scientists say.

  • India Gold Rush.

    Gold slips in futures trade on weak global cues

    New Delhi: Gold was down Rs 68 to Rs 25,955 per 10 grams in futures trade today amid a weak global trend. At Multi Commodity Exchange, delivery in October contract of gold fell by Rs 68, or 0.26 per cent, to Rs 25,955 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 20 lots. Also, the precious metal for delivery in August fell by Rs 56, or 0.22 per cent, to Rs 25,715 per

  • ‘China should detail MSR projects to get India’s support’

    Beijing: China should detail projects under the Maritime Silk Road plan in the Indian Ocean to address India’s security concerns as its support is crucial for the key project, a state-run Chinese think tank said today. Stating that “India bears great significance” for the Maritime Silk Road (MSR) which is part of the Belt and Road plan initiated by President Xi Jinping, an article by Long Xingchun, Director of the Centre for Indian

  • Tony Abbott

    MH17 anniversary: Tony Abbott vows to bring guilty to justice

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said Australia “owes it to the dead” to bring to justice those guilty of downing the Malaysia Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 on board, as he led the memorial service to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.

  • BSE wants exemption to go to check tax evasion through stocks

    Mumbai: To prevent money laundering and tax evasion through misuse of securities markets, leading stock exchange BSE has suggested removal of the long-term capital gains tax on transactions in stocks. The suggestion, made by BSE in a letter to the Finance Minister, follows a continuing crackdown by the capital market regulator Sebi on hundreds of entities found to have misused the stock market platform to launder black money and evade taxes, including through

  • Farmers taking up alternative farming in Manipur

    Thoubal (Manipur): Farmers in Manipur’s Thoubal District are now shifting from traditional farming to alternative farming to earn more profits from their produce.

  • Nashik, Kumbh Mela

    Kumbh Mela: No VIP movement in Nashik on ‘royal bath’ days

    Mumbai: There will be “no VIP or VVIP movement” in Nashik during the days of ‘royal bath’ at the ongoing Kumbh Mela to ensure that seers and devotees do not face any inconvenience, Maharashtra Government today said. State Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan, who is also the Guardian Minister of Nashik, said that when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was invited to take part in the ‘royal bath’ event, he directed the state government to ensure

  • GST Taxes

    ICCI, Finance Ministry to hold interactive session on GST

    New Delhi: V S Krishnan, Member-Service Tax and GST, Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC), will be the chief guest at an interactive session on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is being jointly organised by FICCI and the Ministry of Finance.

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    Maharashtra Governor extends Ramzan Eid greetings to people

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has extended his greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Id). In a message, the Governor said, “The entire world is ready to celebrate the holy festival of Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Eid) which marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramzan. Ramzan helps to achieve inner purity through fasting, prayers, penance and charity.” “I extend my heartiest greetings to Muslim brothers and