Free Press Journal
  • Not even one percent of India’s solar potential tapped: Study

    Bengaluru: Not even one percent of India’s total solar energy potential has been harvested till date, a recent study by Deloitte and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has revealed. All this while the National Institute of Solar Energy has estimated India’s solar power potential at 749 GW. The study also revealed that installed solar power capacity in India grew from 14 MW in 2010 to 3,744 MW by March 2015.

  • Indian-American couple killed by gunman in US

    Houston: An elderly Indian-American couple has been shot dead in the US state of North Carolina and police have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in connection with the slayings. Kantibhai Patel, 72, and his wife Hansaben Patel, 67 worked and lived at Best Western Point South were shot and killed on Sunday morning.

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    AAP seeks ‘criminal’ action against Delhi’s power discoms

    New Delhi: Even as the ruling Aam Aadmi Party today sought “criminal action” against the three power distributors in the capital for allegedly inflating the money due from consumers, the companies said the matter was not just still under audit but also sub-judice.

  • AIBEA unhappy with private bank executives heading PSBs

    Vadodara: Bank unions today opposed the government’s move to rope in private sector executives to head state-run banks, calling it as an attempt to dilute the character of the nationalised banks. “The appointment of private sector executives as chairman and MD/CEOs of various public sector banks, though not surprising going by the policy approach of the Government, is a definite step towards diluting the public sector character of our banks,” general secretary of

  • 1 lakh people sign petition against Metro’s proposed fare hike

    Mumbai: Opposition Congress today claimed that over a lakh commuters have supported their protest against the proposed fare hike for the Mumbai Metro by signing petitions. The Mumbai Congress had started the three-day-long protest on August 16 at all the 12 Metro stations here on the Versova to Ghatkopar corridor, demanding immediate roll back of the proposed hike.

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    India expresses solidarity with Thailand in fight against terrorism

    New Delhi:  Strongly condemning the bomb blasts in Bangkok that killed 27 people, India today expressed its solidarity with Thailand in the “fight” against terrorism and offered any possible assistance to help it deal with the situation. In a letter, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj conveyed to her Thai counterpart Tanasak Patimapragorn India’s heartfelt condolences at the “tragic” loss of innocent lives in the blast which took place outside a Hindu temple in

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    Fake degree cases reported to Mumbai University on rise: RTI

    Mumbai: The Mumbai University (MU) has received 136 fake degree cases in just four months of the academic year 2015-16, surpassing the number of similar cases reported in the last three years. In its reply to an RTI query, the Marks and Certificates Unit of Examination section of the varsity stated that the number of such cases jumped to 136 in the first four months of this (academic) year compared to 2012-13 (252

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    Pawar plays caste politics: Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday flayed NCP president Sharad Pawar for opposing conferring of the state’s highest award on an eminent historian and accused the former union minister of indulging “only in caste politics for vested interest”.

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    Deepika, Mallya inspired Bhandarkar’s ‘Calendar Girls’

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar says he was inspired by Deepika Padukone and business tycoon Vijay Mallya for his upcoming film “Calendar Girls”. The 46-year-old helmer, known for films like “Corporate”, “Fashion”, “Heroine”, “Traffic Signal”, “Page 3”, is back at the Box Office with his new film which will release on September 25.

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    ‘Win against Djokovic huge boost for Murray’

    Glasgow: Former British tennis player Jamie Baker believes new World No.2 Andy Murray’s Rogers Cup final win over top-ranked Novak Djokovic of Serbia is a “huge psychological boost” ahead of the US Open which starts on August 31.

  • NCP suspends legislator arrested on corruption charges

    Mumbai: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today suspended party legislator Ramesh Kadam, accused of siphoning off Rs 141 crore from a state-run body. Kadam was arrested from a five-star hotel on the Pune-Ahmedanagar in Pune yesterday. “Kadam has been suspended from the party in the backdrop of his arrest and corruption charges against him,” Maharashtra NCP president Sunil Tatkare told PTI from Ratnagiri in coastal Konkan.

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    Bangla PM Sheikh Hasina coming to India to offer condolences

    New Delhi: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be arriving here tomorrow to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and offer her condolences on the demise of his wife, Suvra, who died here this morning. Hasina, who has extremely cordial relation with the Mukherjee family, had spoken to the President and enquired about Suvra’s health.

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    No alternative to reconciliation between India and Pak: PDP

    Srinagar: The ruling Peoples Democratic Party today said the heightened tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) should remind India and Pakistan about the “inevitability of dialogue” to find a just and pragmatic solution to all the contentious issues. Asserting that there was no alternative to reconciliation between the neighbouring nations, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti underlined the importance of finding a solution to the jolt received by the peace process, in the wake

  • My burning desire is to win at Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai

    New Delhi: He is modesty personified but Jitu Rai, now the benchmark of excellence in Indian shooting, doesn’t shy away from expressing his “burning desire” to hit the bull’s eye at next year’s Rio Olympics, saying the Arjuna Award will act as additional morale-booster. The 27-year-old Lucknow-based ‘Pistol King’ of Nepali origin is set to be rewarded with the Arjuna for his achievements over the past one year.

  • Vimal Sir made me believe I am a champion: Saina

    Hyderabad: World Championship silver medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal feels her decision to change base to Bangalore under Vimal Kumar’s tutelage turned out to be a masterstroke as it helped her regain her game and prolong her career, which was in serious doubt last year. Saina reiterated that she contemplated quitting last year following a string of poor performances but Vimal came as a saviour and instilled confidence and self belief in her.

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    Coach tips Bolt to conquer Worlds again

    New York: Usain Bolt’s coach Glen Mills has backed the sprinting superstar to come good at this month’s World Championships in Beijing.

  • River Plate lose in Argentine league

    Buenos Aires: Giants River Plate was defeated 0-1 by San Martin de San Juan in the Argentina Primera Division championship. River who came fresh from victories in the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Suruga Bank were unable to carry forward their winning streak and climb to the top of the rankings to join Boca Juniors and San Lorenzo de Almargo that have 43 points each, reports Efe.