Free Press Journal
  • India to go all out in World Badminton Championships

    Jakarta :  India will be fielding its biggest and strongest team at the World Badminton Championships in Indonesia, providing them their best chance of winning medals at the prestigious tournament next month.

  • City jewellers resent sympathy for Yakub!

    Mumbai : Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s comments that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon should not hang – which he withdrew after widespread outrage – have irked Mumbai jewellers, with some calling for a boycott of his movies on Tuesday.

  • Lanka oppn for ‘India backed’ ethnic solution

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s opposition UPFA pledged to limit its quest to find a solution to the island’s ethnic question within the India-backed thirteenth amendment that calls for devolution of powers to the Tamil-dominated northern province.

  • What is bad for your heart can also shrink brain: study

    New York : Researchers have identified how specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and diabetes, may damage the brain, thereby increasing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, reports IANS.

  • Fresh survey on ‘out-of-school students now

    Mumbai: After the earlier survey to collect data on ‘out-of-school’ students ‘failed’, the state government has ordered a fresh survey on July 31. However, this time too, education officials said that they did not received proper information yet.

  • Fractured oppn may help govt

    Mumbai : The differences within opposition front are likely to enable the government to push through the remaining business at current session of the Legislature.

  • VHP chief slams Modi

    Jaipur  : The Gandhi family may find a new friend in Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Praveen Togadia as he came down heavily on his political friend and Prime Minister Narendra Modi while praising former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for her way of ‘tackling Pakistan.’  “Former PM India Gandhi had shown a strong will and Modi should also show such will and divide Pakistan into three pieces,” he said.

  • K Subrahmanyam, Executive Director; Arun Tiwari, CMD; Shri akesh Sethi, Executive Director and Kishor Kharat, Executive Director at the press conference on Tuesday.

    UBI clocks Rs 518 cr net for Q1

    New Delhi : Higher bad loan provisions pushed down Union Bank of India’s June quarter net profit by 22 per cent to Rs 518.78 crore, but the public lender expressed confidence it will be able to contain dud loans going forward.

  • French teen finds 560,000 year-old tooth: researcher

    Toulouse (France) :  A 16-year-old French volunteer archaeologist has found an adult tooth dating back around 560,000 years in southwestern France, in what researchers hailed as a “major discovery”.

  • How ‘gaze shifting’ helps babies learn new languages

    Washington DC : Determining the aspects of social interactions, researchers have now highlighted the concept of gaze shift that makes it easier for a child to grasp new languages, reports ANI.

  • Kohinoor’s return

    LONDON: British Indian MP Keith Vaz on Tuesday called for the world-famous ‘Koh-i-Noor’ diamond to be returned to India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s UK visit in November. Vaz’s comments came in response to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s recent stirring speech at the Oxford Union calling for Britain to pay reparations to India for 200 years of its brutal colonial rule.

  • Shia cleric wants Central intervention in ‘lawless’ UP

    Lucknow : Alleging that there is “jungle raj” in Samajwadi Party regime, prominent Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad on Tuesday demanded imposition of President’s rule in Uttar Pradesh.          “There is jungle raj prevailing in the state and there is no law and order. The government which claims itself to be sympathiser of minorities is engaged in brutal lathicharge on innocent Muslims in Lucknow . We demand President’s rule in the state,” Jawwad

  • No respite for sprinter Dutee Chand

    New Delhi :  In a guarded response to the Court of Arbitration decision to suspend the IAAF Hyperandrogenism Regulations for two years in a case involving Dutee Chand, the world athletics body said that it will consult experts and IOC on the future course of action.

  • New app to cure writer’s block, fire up imagination

    London : Writer’s block may soon be a thing of the past, as scientists are developing a smartphone app that aims to measure and boost the mind’s creative ability, reports PTI.

  • Qatar Airways confirms talks with IndiGo for partnership

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Qatar Airways today said it is in talks with IndiGo, the largest Indian airline by market share and set to rest speculations that it is looking for a partnership with SpiceJet. Qatar Airways’ official confirmation that it was in discussions with IndiGo comes ahead of the no-frills carrier gearing up for an initial share sale worth nearly Rs 2,500 crore.

  • Indian-origin restaurant owner found guilty of sexual assaults

    London : An Indian-origin restaurant owner with “wandering hands” has been found guilty of seven charges of sexually assaulting young women in the UK. Prashant Sengar, boss of the Spicy Affair restaurant in Victoria Terrace, Leamington, claimed that six women who made complaints about him to the police were all lying. But after hearing from his victims, most of whom did not know each other, a jury at Warwick Crown Court found him

  • stock-exchange

    Transparency on Dalal Street

    The opacity surrounding the investments through Participatory Notes or P-Notes, has to end, sooner than later. Investors made much of the country’s need for foreign exchange and for a booster for the stock markets to allow funds to flow in through the non-transparent method. This was mostly hot money which people feared would slip out as easily as it had come in. The identity of the owners of P-Notes, or derivative instruments

  • ‘Namami Gange’ like plan in Maha

    Mumbai : The State government is contemplating on a programme to clean and preserve the ‘Chandrabhaga’ river on the lines of ‘Namami Gange’ plan initiated by the Union government to clean river Ganges, finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told FPJ here on Monday.

  • Diabetes increases risk of contracting TB

    Melbourne  : A 20-year study has found that people with diabetes are seven times more likely to develop tuberculosis (TB) than the general population, says IANS.