Free Press Journal
  • Nitin Gadkari

    Nitin Gadkari to lay foundation stones of three road projects in Haryana

    Haryana : Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari will on Monday lay the foundation stones of three road projects in Haryana, costing Rs. 3,412 crore approx. According to the reports, Gadkari will lay the foundation stones of Amabla -Kaithal Highway and Yamunanagr -Barwala Highway at Saha this morning. Amabla -Kaithal Highway will have four bypasses, three railway over bridges, four major bridges, 26 small bridges, six vehicular underpasses and four flyovers

  • Uber Cab

    Uber locks horns with NY city hall over fleet expansion

    New York: The ride-booking app Uber is fighting New York’s city hall, which wants to keep in check a fleet of vehicles that already far outnumbers the Big Apple’s trademark yellow cabs. Townhall in the largest US city could vote as early as next week to limit increases in what it calls new for-hire vehicles (FHV) pending a study on their impact on traffic, and in particular traffic jams.

  • Kareena Kapoor

    Want to be a mother but not for next 2-3 yrs: Kareena Kapoor

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, who married Saif Ali Khan in October 2012, has expressed her desire to become a mother but not in the next two-three years. “As of now there are no plans (to have children) and I am very clear about it. Of course I will be a mother someday but not for the next two three years. It is not even a thought,” Kareena, who is basking in the success

  • Amartya Sen: Right And Wrong On Kerala

    “…I was told that Kerala’s policies were unaffordable because it was one of the poorest states in India. It was not unaffordable, and Kerala has had the highest life expectancy in India for many decades now (in fact, higher than the average of China).

  • Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol

    Shah Rukh Khan does action in ‘Dilwale’

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has revealed he is doing “really cool” car stunts in his upcoming comedy-drama “Dilwale”. The 49-year-old “Chennai Express” actor, who is currently shooting in Bulgaria, took to Twitter and thanked the team for pulling off the action scenes in the Rohit Shetty directed family entertainer. “Doing some really cool car stunts and have to thank the team of guys who take such high risks to get the shots. Quite Awesome.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan

    ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ zooms past Rs.100 crore in opening weekend

    New Delhi: Superstar Salman Khan has done it again! His “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which released ahead of Eid, entered the Rs.100 crore club in its opening weekend itself. Released on July 17, the Kabir Khan directorial, which is co-produced by Salman Khan Films (SKF) with Rockline Venkatesh, is about the bond shared by a Pakistani mute girl, essayed by young and beautiful child artist Harshaali Malhotra, and an Indian man.

  • Ant-Man

    ‘Ant Man’ tops North American box office

    Los Angeles: American superhero film “Ant Man” debuted with $58 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office in North America, marking it Marvel’s 12th consecutive comic adaptation to open in the No.1 spot.  An estimated 42 percent of overall grosses of the “Ant Man” at the weekend came from 3D version screenings, Xinhua reported on Monday.

  • housing_rural

    6 Hurdles To Building 44,000 Homes A Day

    Less than seven years are left for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Housing for All scheme aimed at providing a home to all the urban poor by 2022—especially as cities grow and migrants flow in from distressed rural areas. This means an estimated 44,000 homes will have to be built every day or 16 million every year.

  • Narendra Modi

    We need to respect dignity of labour: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that it was essential to respect the dignity of labour. “There is a wrong habit which has crept in, we do not respect our labour enough,” he said at the 46th session of Indian Labour Conference here. “As a society, we need to respect the dignity of labour,” he added. The prime minister also said that it was his effort to simplify the

  • Antibiotics

    Antibiotics may double juvenile arthritis risk

    New York: Taking antibiotics may double the risk of a child contracting juvenile arthritis, a form of auto-immune disease that involves chronic inflammation of the joints and eyes that can lead to pain, vision loss and disability, says a study. “Our research suggests another possible reason to avoid antibiotic overuse for infections that would otherwise get better on their own,” said lead study author Daniel Horton from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

  • Plants

    How plants keep bad bacteria out

    New York: In what could lead to increased plant productivity, a defence hormone that performs double tasks has been detected. It keeps bad bacteria out from the surface as well as inside the plant’s roots and actively recruits the good ones, new research shows. “With a better understanding of how plants assemble and maintain complex microbial communities, it might be possible to manipulate those communities to increase plant productivity,” said lead researcher

  • INS Kalvari

    How India Lags China In Submarine Race

    A recent visit by an advanced Chinese Yuan-class submarine to Karachi, Pakistan, after traversing the Arabian Sea, worried Indian authorities concerned about China’s growing undersea-warfare capabilities—more than four times as large as India’s. The submarine, with 65 crew, spent a week in Pakistan, refuelling and restocking, before sailing back to China. Yuan-class submarines are diesel-electric, but unlike Indian conventional submarines, which must surface to “breathe” and charge batteries, they are capable of

  • B S Bassi

    ‘I take criticism in positive sense’ : B S Bassi

    New Delhi : Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi, who briefed Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on the law and order situation in the national capital ahead of his scheduled meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, said he takes criticism in positive sense. Bassi described his meeting with the Lieutenant Governor to be a weekly affair aimed at chalking out the strategy for making the national capital a safe place for public.

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 tablet

    Samsung unveils new Galaxy Tab S2 tablet

    Washington : Samsung has announced a new tablet called Galaxy Tab S2. According to the nextweb.com, the tablet is available in two sizes of 9.7-inch and 8.0-inch variants. This tablet is 5.6 mm thick and weighs just 389 grams for the 9.7-inch model and 265 grams for the 8.0-inch. The tablet has Super AMOLED displays at 2048×1536 resolutions and an Octa- core processor which has Quad 1.9 GHz and Quad 1.3GHz processors with a

  • Pramod Tiwari

    Congress mounts pressure on Govt. to sack Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje

    Lucknow : Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Monday reiterated that the BJP-led NDA Government should sack External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the controversy surrounding former IPL boss Lalit Modi. “We would expect the Central Government or BJP to take action against Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhra ji……This is a clear evidence of corruption. The BJP should take action against them and ask for their resignations,” Tiwari told ANI

  • Manufacturing sector growth declines in July: SBI-index

    New Delhi: India’s manufacturing sector growth declined both in terms of month-on-month as well as yearly basis in July, an SBI research report said, adding that the June IIP numbers may continue to be weaker. The yearly SBI Composite Index, an indicator for manufacturing activity in the country, for July declined to 49.7 from 53.2 in June 2015. The Monthly Index also declined from 47.0 in June to 46.7 this month.

  • Swati Maliwal

    Swati Maliwal takes charge as DCW chief

    New Delhi :Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Swati Maliwal on Monday took charge as the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief. Maliwal, who is an RTI activist and also the youngest member of India Against Corruption, succeeds Barkha Shukla. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has drawn sharp criticism from the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for appointing Maliwal, who is the wife of AAP leader Naveen Jaihind, as the DCW chief.

  • Vaiko

    Ruling AIADMK dependent ‘solely’ on liquor sales for revenue: MDMK Vaiko

    Chennai: MDMK today slammed the Tamil Nadu government’s stand against implementing prohibition saying the ruling AIADMK was dependent ‘solely’ on liquor sales through state-run outlets for revenue and condemned it for not showing concern for people’s welfare. Party founder Vaiko referred to the statement made by Electricity Minister Natham R Viswanathan, who also holds the Excise portfolio, that prohibition was not possible as liquor was available in neighbouring states. “It is strongly condemnable that the Jayalalithaa government,

  • Digambar Kamat

    Digambar Kamat rules out involvement of ministers in US bribery case

    Panaji: Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, who headed the government during the alleged bribery case involving a US firm in 2009, has ruled out involvement of any of his ministers.”All the tenders for the JAICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) project were issued as per central public works department norms. There is no intervention of any minister in it,” Kamat told PTI today.

  • Narendra Modi

    Cooperate on land bill, Narendra Modi tells parties

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged all political parties to move forward on the land acquisition bill that has created a major national divide. “All party leaders should move forward on the bill,” the prime minister told an all-party meeting here, a day before parliament opens its monsoon session. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Pratap Rudy quoted Modi as saying that his government was willing to accept