Free Press Journal
  • NGOs want PM Modi to visit Bhopal gas disaster site

    Bhopal: Non-governmental organisations working for 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy victims have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the disaster site here and discuss issues of compensation and toxic waste disposal. Modi is expected to arrive in the city to inaugurate the three-day-long Vishwa Hindi Sammelan (World Hindi Conference) to be held from September 10-12.

  • Molecule that helps gastric cancer patients survive longer

    Beijing: Researchers have discovered a molecule that can help clinicians predict survival time of people afflicted with gastric cancer, a significant health problem in developing countries which is typically associated with late-stage diagnosis and high mortality.

  • N. Chandrababu Naidu

    Naidu seeks corporates’ help to turn AP into knowledge hub

    Vijayawada (AP): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today appealed corporates to donate 2 per cent of their total revenue to the education sector of the state to transform it into a knowledge hub. Speaking at a programme to mark the International Literacy Day here, Naidu said, “My government’s commitment is to transform the state into an education and knowledge hub which is essential for the comprehensive growth of the state”.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi has ‘failed abysmally’ to match words with deeds: Sonia

    New Delhi: Buoyed by government retreating on the land ordinance, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has been “reduced to unedifying flip flops” and most of his poll promises were nothing more than “hawabaazi” (empty talk). Giving credit to the campaign by Congress workers against land bill “under active guidance” of Rahul Gandhi for the government climbdown, Gandhi spoke of launching “similar” action against the “assault” on

  • Indulge into the serene lakes of Spiti Valley

    Away from the busy city life, we head over to the hills to experience a peaceful getaway. The Himalayas are a tourist destination which gives us goose bumps, making us crave to be in the abode of nature with its mesmerizing beauty. The Spiti Valley is a desert mountain valley situated in the Himalayan Mountain Range.

  • India needs to create jobs for rapid pace of GDP growth: Dell

    Bengaluru: India needs to create jobs in order to maintain its rapid pace of GDP growth and set up world class universities to attract top domestic and international firms that look for educated and talented workforce, Dell Inc. Chairman and CEO Michael S Dell has said.

  • Google set to return to China

    Beijing: Google Play, the mobile application store, could return to China as early as this month, the media reported. Google pulled its services from the mainland in 2010.

  • Imran Khan

    Priorities have changed after fatherhood: Imran Khan

    New Delhi : The birth of daughter Imara has brought a lot of positive changes in Imran Khan’s life and the actor says he is constantly looking at him through her eyes.

  • Scott Eastwood

    Shirtless Scott Eastwood woos fans in California

    Washington DC : Scott Eastwood seems to have soared up the temperature in California after he went shirtless while shopping. The 29-year-old actor, who just wore a low waist red and blue shorts, showed off his toned physique and abs, Us magazine reports. Scott will be next seen in Oliver Stone’s directorial ‘Snowden’ which will hit the theaters on December 25, 2015.

  • money

    Starting salaries in India amongst lowest in Asia-Pac: Study

    New Delhi: Entry-level salaries in India are amongst the lowest in the Asia Pacific region, a study by professional services firm Towers Watson says. The average monthly starting pay in India is around USD 400 (Rs 24,000), less than one-fifth of the equivalent paid in South Korea and Singapore, said the study by Towers Watson’s Data Services. Graduate Indian employees sit towards the bottom of the Asia Pacific countries in terms of starting

  • Sam Smith

    Sam Smith confirmed as singer of ‘Spectre’ theme

    Los Angeles: Grammy-winner Sam Smith will croon the theme song of 24th James Bond film, “Spectre”. Smith had been the long-running favourite but had denied any involvement and even pointed the finger at Ellie Goulding, who had been another top choice alongside Ed Sheeran. Smith, 23, follows on the heels of Adele, who sang the theme for “Skyfall”, winning an Oscar for her efforts, and keep Bond theme song firmly in the UK after a

  • Earth’s CT scan shows how Hawaii and Iceland were born  

    New York: Seismologists from University of California-Berkeley have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior that shows how volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland were born.

  • Dwayne Johnson

    Dwayne Johnson rescues his puppies from drowning in pool

    Los Angeles:Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson has saved his new French bulldogs, Brutus and Hobbs from drowning in the swimming pool. The 43-year-old actor’s pets decided to cool off with an impromptu swim over Labor Day weekend and that is when the unfortunate incident happened, reported E! online.

  • Dengue alert

    Mobile phone records can predict dengue virus spread

    Washington: At a time when more and more people across the world are becoming vulnerable to the deadly dengue owing to climate change, scientists now report that mobile phone records can be used to predict the geographical spread and timing of dengue epidemics.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM discusses global economic slowdown with industry, experts

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met top CEOs, bankers, economists and ministers to discuss ways to bolster the economy amid global slowdown. The meeting, with the agenda ‘Recent Global Events: Opportunities for India’, was held at a time when global markets are in turmoil caused by a slowing Chinese economy, devaluation of the yuan and concerns surrounding the prospect of a US rate hike.

  • Salman Khan

    Salman Khan finds his singing ability superior to Shah Rukh Khan

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, whose position in Bollywood’s box office race is often compared with Shah Rukh Khan, says the actor would be in a “losing battle” against him as far as singing is concerned. Salman’s latest attempt at exercising his vocal chords for a song is for the title track of his forthcoming production “Hero”, with which he is launching two new faces — Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty — in

  • Economy

    China slowdown may have an impact on India: Chinese thinktank

    Beijing: China’s economic slowdown will not affect India directly but the resultant global sluggishness may have a bearing on the Indian economy, a state-run thinktank here has said and called on the two Asian giants to work on “complementary approaches” to protect their interests. “The Chinese actions will affect the developed economies enormously, as has already been observed, but whether it grows fast or slow will not affect the Indian economy much,” Zhao

  • Nandan Nilekani, Sunny Varkey

    7 Indians feature in Forbes Asia’s new list of philanthropists

    Houston: Seven Indians, including three Infosys co-founders and a Dubai-based education entrepreneur, feature in the latest Forbes Asia edition in a new group of philanthropists from 13 countries for their noteworthy contributions. Infosys co-founders Senapathy Gopalakrishnan, Nandan Nilekani and SD Shibulal feature in the Forbes Asia’s 9th list of philanthropists in the Asia-Pacific region for their individual contributions to health and education sectors. Rohan, son of Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy, also feature

  • Rakesh Maria

    Maria promoted as DGP, Javed made new Mumbai Police Chief

    Mumbai: In a sudden decision in the midst of the Sheena Bora murder probe, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria was today promoted and posted as the Director General of Police (Home Guards) while DG-rank officer Ahmed Javed was made the police chief of the metro. The Home Department held the changes were made taking into account the law and order factor ahead of the Ganapati festival, dismissing suggestions that that it has some