Free Press Journal
  • Indian-American elevated as police chief of US city

    New York : A veteran Indian-American police officer has been appointed the police chief of a Californian city.    Manjit Sappal, selected unanimously from a group of six finalists,  will take over as Martinez city police chief on August 31, city authorities announced.

  • Have Facebook, Twitter reached saturation?

    New York : While Facebook and Twitter have a dedicated user base that constantly use the social networking sites, they fail to attract more new users, according to a new survey, says IANS.

  • Iran asks India to clear $6.5-bn oil dues in 2 months

    New Delhi :  Iran has asked India to pay within two months USD 6.5 billion in past oil dues, partly in rupees and rest in dollars or euros, a top official said. “The payment will be in at least three installments. The modalities of installments and the route are being worked out,” he said.    The dues to Iran on crude oil that refiners buy have accumulated as Western sanctions blocked payment

  • Pluralism in Religions

    IN the dawning global age we can no longer claim that any one religion is the only truth for all humanity any more than we can claim that one language, culture or way of life is the best for all. We must have a broad enough view to recognize what is of value in the different peoples and cultures of the globe from so-called aborigines, who have a much deeper understanding of

  • Sebi moots relaxed norms for infra investment trusts

    MUMBAI  : The Securities and Exchange Board of India has proposed allowing infrastructure investment trusts to hold stake in special purpose vehicles or holding companies of special purpose vehicles that in turn hold stake in infrastructure projects. In a consultative paper, SEBI has proposed also to reduce a sponsor’s minimum investment limit in an infrastructure trust to 10% of the total units post-issue from the existing 25%.

  • Nazi train with $200 million worth of treasure discovered?

    London :  Two treasure hunters claim to have found a mysterious Nazi train which disappeared on its way to Germany from Hungary in 1945 carrying guns, gems and other valuable items, including paintings estimated to be worth up to $ 200 million.

  • Sexual harassment leads MBA student to end life

    Aurangabad : An MBA student, fed up with sexual harassment in a one-sided love affair, ended her life by committing suicide by consuming heavy dose of slipping pills at her house in CIDCO recently.

  • Disease of progress

    Apparently to reassure the nation, Health Minister Shri Karmarkar said at the Lok Sabha,the other day, that the incidence of heart diseases in India has shown only a slight increase and  not an alarming increase as one believes or seems to believe. If this is true, it is highly and deeply disappointing. Heart diseases, along with ulcer and cerebral haemorrhage, constitute the pillar of modern progress. They have become an unrivalled status