Free Press Journal
  • E-cigarettes new smoking gateway for teenagers: Study

    New York: Young people who smoke electronic cigarettes are considerably more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes, new research shows.

  • IBSA

    IBSA does not attach strings to its cooperation: India

    United Nations: India has stressed that it along with Brazil and South Africa – the IBSA bloc – does not attach strings to its cooperation, unlike the collaboration between industrialised and developing nations and does not consider cooperation with developing countries as a “burden”.

  • Sensex

    Sensex closes 357 points up on global rally

    Mumbai: A global rally sponsored by reforms and stimulus measures by the Chinese government supported the Indian equity markets leading to a barometer index closing with gains of 357 points.

  • Meat ban

    Navi Mumbai civic body bans sale of meat during ‘Paryushan’

    Mumbai: Close on the heels of BMC suspending the sale of meat in its markets for four days, now the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, controlled by the NCP, has announced a similar measure till September 17, as these dates fall within the eight-day Jain fasting period of ‘Paryushan’.

  • Queen Elizabeth

    Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning monarch

    London: Queen Elizabeth II became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch after passing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, the media reported on Wednesday.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Centre approves 6 pc DA hike for employees, pensioners

    New Delhi: The Centre today increased dearness allowance for its employees to 119 per cent from 113 per cent, a move that will benefit 50 lakh employees and 56 lakh pensioners. “Every six months government reviews dearness allowance. This time we have decided to increase DA by six per cent over exiting 113 per cent rate,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters after Union Cabinet meeting here.

  • Thai Blast

    Thai bomb suspect stage re-enactment at crime site

    Bangkok : One of the suspects in Thailand’s deadliest bombing at a temple here last month has confessed to playing a crucial role and re-enacted how he passed a bomb- laden backpack to a yellow-shirted man to plant it at the shrine, police said today.

  • 4 killed, 6 injured in accident on expressway in Gujarat

    Anand: Four persons were killed and six others injured in a road accident involving a bus and two trucks on Vadodara-Ahmedabad Expressway in the adjoining Kheda district early this morning, police said. The victims were passengers of a private luxury bus, which was heading towards Navsari in south Gujarat from Deesa town of Banaskantha district. As the bus reached on the Expressway at Vanthwadi village under Mahemdavad taluka in Kheda, its driver Bipin

  • Even infant brain can draw ‘body map’

    New York: Body maps that help us build up an implicit sense of ourselves through the sense of having a body and seeing and feeling our bodies move develop very early in our life, new research has found. Bbody maps show how certain parts of the brain correspond point-for-point with the body’s topography. While body maps have been studied extensively in adult humans, the new research studied body maps in the infant brain.

  • NASA

    NASA assembles first pieces for deep space mission

    Washington: In a small yet significant to send astronauts to Mars, NASA engineers have welded together the first two segments of the Orion crew module that will fly atop NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket on a mission beyond the far side of the moon.

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC

    Jammu/Srinagar: The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on Wednesday on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region. “The Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC in Poonch district,” defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS in Jammu.

  • Polling period

    Bihar to have five-phase polls from Oct 12, Counting on Nov 8

    New Delhi: Bihar will have five-phase Assembly elections between October 12 and November 5 and counting of votes will take place on November 8. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi today said polls to the 243-seat Assembly will be held on October 12, 16, 28, November 1 and 5. The term of the current Assembly expires on November 29.

  • Julie Chen

    Returning to `The View` can harm Barbara Walters` image: Julie Chen

    Washington DC : Julie Chen recently claimed that Barbara Walters could damage her image if she returns to her show ‘The View.’  The 45-year-old TV personality went on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ and said that the 85-year-old broadcaster is considering going back to the show she created, but she is getting strong advice to avoid it like the plague, reports TMZ.com. Barbara, however, has not given any statement that whether she will return

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Cabinet clears spectrum trading guidelines

    New Delhi: The Cabinet today cleared spectrum trading guidelines under which telecom operators will be able to sell radiowaves to other service providers, a move that will help address the problem of spectrum shortage. “Cabinet has approved spectrum trading today. Telecom sector has been demanding it for optimum utilisation of spectrum,” Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

  • Jesse Jane

    Porn star Jesse Jane faints in Las Vegas

    Washington DC: Porn star Jesse Jane’s fun time in Las Vegas came to an end when she fell unconscious on a sidewalk. Insiders revealed that 35-year-old adult movie actress was with a small group of friends on September 8, when she hit the ground, reports TMZ.com. Sources further said that after failed attempts of waking her up, Jane’s friends took her to the hospital and added that she is fine now.

  • PAYBACK aims to add 10 mn users in 1 year; revamps app

    New Delhi: PAYBACK aims to add 10 million new people to its base in the next one year on the back of strong uptake of loyalty programmes by online and offline retailers. The multi-brand loyalty company, which has 40 million users, has also revamped its app to help customers get rewarded for online transactions. “With our new strategy and brand positioning, we are aligning ourselves with the changing global marketplace and our customers’

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Vanity Fairs latest cover star is Zuckerberg

    Houston: Social networking giant Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has landed the top spot on Vanity Fair’s annual New Establishment list which ranks movers and shakers across different industries. Zuckerberg, 31, not only leads the pack, but also trumps a number of other Valley bigwigs including Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (No.2), Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (No.3) and Apple’s Tim Cook and Jony Ive (tied at No.4).

  • ‘India can’t afford to spend too much time to bring GST’

    New Delhi: Pitching for early implementation of GST, global giants IKEA and Huawei today said India cannot afford to spend too much time to bring the new indirect taxation system. “It (GST) is massive. It has to happen…Let’s move on and do not spend time on that. 5 per cent of the people are discussing and 95 per cent have pre consensus,” IKEA India CEO Juvencio Maeztu said here at the Economist India

  • GST Bill

    Govt want to implement GST from April 2016: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said he wants the GST to be implemented from April next year, but warned that the new indirect tax regime may get delayed by sometime if Congress continues to obstruct it. Speaking at an event organised by The Economist magazine here, Jaitley said if the number of parties which supported the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in Lok Sabha are tallied, the government has “two-third”