Free Press Journal
  • Oil

    Govt to auction 27 oil fields off Mumbai, 15 in KG basin

    New Delhi: More than a third of the 69 small and marginal oil and gas fields that the government plans to auction to private firms are in Mumbai Offshore and the biggest of them holds about 15 million tons of oil reserves. Of the 69 idle oil and gas fields of state-owned ONGC and Oil India Ltd which are to be auctioned, 27 are in Mumbai Offshore while another 15 are in the

  • Govt may extend interest subsidy scheme for exporters by 3 yrs

    New Delhi: Government is expected to extend the interest subsidy scheme for exporters for 3 years to help boost overseas shipments that have been in the negative zone since last December. The ministries of commerce and finance are discussing the issue and their decision is likely to be sent soon to the Union Cabinet for approval, sources said. There were some issues regarding the time period but that was resolved and the government

  • Delhi sees 122 per cent rise in Marijuana seizure

    New Delhi: The national capital continues to witness rampant marijuana trade with 122 per cent increase in the recovery of the drug this year compared to the average of the past three years. Around 3,350 kg of marijuana has been recovered till August 31, making it the highest recovery for any year in the books of Delhi Police. In 2014, around 1,780 Kg of marijuana was recovered in the entire year.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Manjhi’s son detained with Rs 4.65 lakh

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s son Parween was on Sunday detained with Rs.4.65 lakh in cash in Jehanabad district, police said. “Parween Manjhi was detained after Rs.4.65 lakh was found in his vehicle during ongoing checking for unaccounted cash…,” a district police official said.

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    Clashes mar first-ever intl marathon in Valley

    Srinagar: Clashes erupted here today between the youth and security forces near the venue of the first-ever international half marathon in Kashmir valley. The youth shouted slogans and pelted stones at the forces near the venue in Hazratbal area of the city, police said. The security personnel fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters at Habak Crossing.

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    Indian-origin man Ashok Sridharan leads in mayoral polls in Bonn

    Bonn: An Indian-origin candidate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is the favourite in today’s mayoral election in the city of Bonn, according to latest opinion polls. Ashok Sridharan’s two main rivals are lagging behind him in opinion polls, however, the final outcome depended on how the large number of undecided voters would cast their votes, poll analysts said on the eve of the election. Around 26 per cent of

  • Nitish, Modi

    JD(U)-BJP split “negatively impacted” Bihar: BJP think tank

    New Delhi: Ahead of the high-stakes Bihar elections, a BJP-affiliated think tank has debunked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s development claims and said his walking out of the NDA “negatively impacted” the quality of governance in the state. Public Policy Research Centre (PPRC), headed by BJP Vice President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, has said, “All key development indicators analysed in this study underscore the fact that split of the BJP-JD(U) has impacted highly negatively on the

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    Don’t share sensitive info on FB, WhatsApp: MHA to forces

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has directed central paramilitary forces like CRPF and BSF to restrain their personnel from sharing “sensitive” information and photos on social media forums like WhatsApp and Facebook. The latest directive from the ministry came after it was detected that the troops of a paramilitary force circulated photos of some active Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) from their operational base in the Naxal-affected areas of Chhattisgarh.

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    CM, minister heckled on way to Jhabua explosion site

    Jhabua (MP): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and his Cabinet colleague Antar Singh Arya were allegedly heckled today while they were en route to the site at Petlawad town where a massive blast caused by mining explosives left 89 people dead. Chouhan and Arya were stopped at the new bus stand square close to the tragedy site by angry protesters, including Congressmen, who came out on the roads in large numbers

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    ABVP makes comeback in JNU; AISF wins president’s post

    New Delhi: In a major boost to the BJP, RSS affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad made a comeback at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) after 14 years by winning the students union joint secretary’s post. The joint secretary’s post was won by AVBP’s Saurabh Sharma.

  • Months after exams, MU students await mark sheets

    Mumbai : Thousands of graduate and undergraduate students of the University of Mumbai are waiting for their fresh mark sheets after revaluation. The students are afraid that the delay might jeopardise their prospective jobs, promotions and admissions for higher education.

  • Man who shot dead criminal arrested

    Mumbai : Within 24 hours of an inter-gang shooting in the Wadala Truck Terminal area, the Anti Robbery Cell of the Crime Branch has arrested the shooter. The accused, Dinesh Chauhan alias Sharma, was arrested on Friday night from Dombivli. “Sharma was hiding at a friend’s place. He had come to Dombivli to borrow money from a friend and was planning to flee to Dehradun the same night,” said police sources.

  • Woman flushes baby down the drain, held

    The six-month- old premature baby’s body was found by a plumber after the family of  the accused complained of a choke-up in their bathroom. (more…)

  • Varnashrama Model of Asset Allocation

     … gives a unique way of asset allocation in investment – where asset allocation is determined by a person’s varna and his/her ashrama.

  • Bhujbal to be charge-sheeted once the CM returns home

    Mumbai : Former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal is likely to be charge-sheeted next week. Bhujbal is facing corruption charges in the construction of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi as well as a land deal in Kalina, Mumbai.

  • Man held for theft, 36 vehicles recovered

    Mumbai : The Powai police on Saturday arrested a 48-year-old man for theft of vehicles and recovered a total of 36 vehicles from him.

  • Unique Features of Ayurvedic Treatment

    While using the Ayurvedic system of medicine, certain basic considerations should be kept in mind. This system of healing has certain peculiarities; it has its own logic, methodology and background as summarized below.