Free Press Journal
  • India’s first e-flora database

    Kolkata : The Botanical Survey of India (BSI) has developed the first open-access online database of India’s floral diversity to document over 18,000 flowering plant species in an effort at boosting digitisation and conservation of endangered ones.

  • Knowledge abound! – Career Guide

    There’s a lot more than knowledge process outsourcing to what meets the eye, and a career in the field can be rewarding, says Reena Jhaveri

  • Modi-Obama kites to dot skyline on I-Day

    New Delhi  : Ahead of the 69th Independence Day celebrations, innumerable kites with photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama will dot the city skyline. There are two types of kites depicting pictures of Modi, with one mentioning “Mahanayak” and “Acche din”, while the other one has pictures of Modi and Obama together.

  • Punjab and Sind Bank Q1 net profit more than doubles to Rs 43 cr

    New Delhi :  Punjab & Sind Bank (PSB) said its net profit for the first quarter of 2015-16 more than doubled to Rs 43.16 crore from a year ago. Jatinderbir Singh, IAS, CMD, Punjab & Sind Bank announced the financial results for the Quarter. The bank’s net profit in the June quarter of 2014-15 stood at Rs 21.43 crore. Higher earnings from corporate, wholesale and retail banking contributed to the profit rise.

  • Rural Electrification Corporation Quarter 1 profit rises 15% to Rs 1,479 cr

    State-owned Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) reported 15.26 per cent rise in its standalone net profit at Rs 1,478.58 crore for the quarter ended June 30 on the back of higher income from operations. The company’s net profit in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal was Rs 1,282.79 crore. Total income from operations during the quarter was at Rs 5,662.89 crore, registering an increase of 21.3 per cent from Rs 4,667.13 crore

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You would be in dilemma, on how to get the desired results. Unexpected and unforeseen situations have to be tackled quite carefully. Today you have to take proper care of your health.

  • RIDING TO THE TOP: Students of Don Bosco Institute of Technology — Tyrone Machado , Dinesh Suvarna , Sohail Wasif , Aldridge D'souza and Sanay Satam — who won second prize at Quad Torq 2015, organised by the Indian Society of New Era Engineers (ISNEE) in Dhauj, Haryana. Thirty teams from across the country had participated in the competition, in which students had to design a quad bike.

    Bayside Banter

    A kaleidoscope of men, matters & moments that make the madness & magic of Mumbai (more…)

  • Oxford University hit by string of sexual assault cases

    London : A student has filed a complaint with Oxford University that she was sexually harassed by a male professor, which has been highlighted as the latest in a string of similar cases in the prestigious institution.

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    Financial legislative reforms hit a raw nerve

    The Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission (FSLRC) completed its work, as scheduled, by March 2013 with Volume I the Main Report and Volume II the Draft Indian Financial Code (IFC).With four dissents and three members being unable to participate, Justice B.N.Srikrishna cobbled together some sort of majority report. Public attention was initially on the main report and only later to the IFC. The government set up a number of task forces to

  • Term Insurance is the best kind of insurance

    Life insurance is a necessity – make no mistake about this. However, it is not an investment. It is the only means of providing security to your family against your untimely death or to yourself during your old age. Therefore, the yield on investment per se, to that extent is of lesser importance. The ‘cover’ or ‘protection’ overrides all other considerations. However, note that it is a necessity, if and only if,

  • Shamatha Or Mindfulness

    Shamatha, or mindfulness, is how we make this mind more stable, more useful. The word “shamatha” in Sanskrit  means “peacefully abiding”. Peacefully abiding describes the mind as it naturally is. The word “peace” tells the whole story. The human mind is by nature joyous, calm and very clear. In shamatha meditation we aren’t creating a peaceful state—we’re letting our mind be as it is to begin with. This doesn’t mean that we’re

  • How ordering pizza online could make you fatter

    Washington DC : Love to order pizza online? You better not as a new study has claimed that people tend to order fattier or higher calorie items food online as compared to eating out, reports ANI.