Free Press Journal
  • Bihar_Electricity

    Power Demand Up 94%, But Bihar Cannot Cope

    Bihar is now India’s second-fastest growing economy among poor states, with a peak power demand that has risen 94% about seven years. This growth-driven surge in electricity demand sounds impressive–until you sift through the details of the data.

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    Facebook clarifies on ‘Internet.org’ profile picture issue

    New Delhi: Social networking giant Facebook on Tuesday defended itself on the ‘Internet.org’ profile picture imbroglio and said that the issue on the site was a mistake by an engineer which had nothing to do with Internet.org’s publicity plans in the country.

  • Sensex down

    Panic selling hit markets; Sensex down over 1 percent

    Mumbai: Panic selling was witnessed just ahead of the crucial bi-monthly monetary policy review of the central bank, which led a barometer index of Indian equities to shed 289 points or 1.13 percent during the pre-noon session on Tuesday.

  • Delhi-High-Court

    Delhi HC to hear response of Delhi Govt. on petition over dengue menace

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear the petition related to the ongoing dengue menace. The court has sought responses from the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and the Delhi government on the steps initiated by them to end the crisis. The Delhi Government had earlier filed a status report before the high court over the allotment of funds to the municipal corporations

  • Chandrababu Naidu

    17th All-India Govt Whips Conference to begin in Vizag today

    Visakhapatnam : Seventeenth All-India Government Whips Conference will begin here in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. Whips of all political parties in the Parliament and legislatures of all states and union territories would attend the two-day conference. Andhra Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the conference while the Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu will be presiding it. The conference is aimed at providing a suitable forum for periodical meetings and exchange of

  • Antonio Lopez Habas

    ISL Manager Watch: Antonio Lopez Habas

    Antonio Lopez Habas was the toast of Kolkata last season after he led the Indian Super League (ISL) team Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) to title glory in the first edition of the football league. That led to the Spaniard getting a contract extension –becoming only the second manager to be retained by the franchisees from the previous edition (other being Marco Materazzi of Chennaiyin FC).

  • Google

    Google celebrates evidence of water on Mars with its doodle

    New Delhi : Google is celebrating the evidence of water found by NASA on Mars by dedicating it today’s creative doodle. The animated doodle shows round red ‘happy’ Mars revolving around its axis and sipping a glass of water. After multiple experiments and tests NASA today announced that liquid water has been found on Mars that may harbor hopes of some life forms on the planet.

  • RBI cuts interest rate by 0.5% to boost growth

    Mumbai: In a big boost to the economy and borrowers, the Reserve Bank today cut interest rate by 0.50 per cent and relaxed norms for home loan seekers.

  • RBI

    RBI lowers GDP forecast for FY’16 to 7.4%

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank today revised downwards its real GDP forecast for 2015-16 to 7.4 per cent from earlier expectation of 7.6 per cent, saying that growth is expected to pick up in the latter part of the fiscal.

  • JD (U) rebukes Obama’s backing to India’s claim for UNSC permanent membership

    New Delhi : Disapproving the backing of the United States to India’s claim for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, Janata Dal (United) spokesperson Pawan Verma on Tuesday said President Barack Obama has backed India’s claim earlier too, but nothing really happened on the ground. “I don’t believe in carrying these certificates like garlands around our necks, as we want change on the ground,” he added. Verma said, “Every occasion, every

  • Supreme Court

    Supreme Court dismisses Essar, Ruias plea

    New Delhi: In a huge setback to corporate honcho Anshuman S. Ruia and Ravi S. Ruia and their company Essar Teleholding, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld their trial by the Special CBI court trying 2G scam cases, rejecting their plea that they should instead be tried by a magisterial court. “Dismissed their plea and their writ petition,” said apex court bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice

  • 24 naxals including women surrender in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur : Twenty-four naxals including four women have surrendered before the Police in Kondagaon District of Chhattisgarh. The Police said, the ultras, all of them hailing from Chhattisgarh, took the step as they were fed up with the harassment and discrimination meted out to them by their senior leaders based in Andhra Pradesh. A dozen of these insurgents were carrying rewards ranging from one lakh rupees to five lakh rupees on their heads. The rebels,

  • Death Sentence

    3 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to death

    Cairo: An Egyptian court has sentenced three members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to death and awarded life imprisonment to 25 others for committing violence.

  • National Overseas Congress chief Juned Kazi resigns

    New York : Indian National Overseas Congress president Juned Kazi has resigned from his post, following the announcement made by Congress leader Karan Singh in Delhi that Kazi was no longer the president of the overseas affairs of the party.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee plunges by 32 paise against USD in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee fell sharply by 32 paise at 66.37 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to month-end demand for the American currency from importers. Besides, sustained foreign capital outflows and a lower opening in domestic equity markets kept pressure on the rupee, forex dealers said. However, the dollar’s weakness against other currencies overseas capped the losses, they added. The rupee had recovered by 11 paise to close at

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    FTII students to meet I and B officials today

    Mumbai: The agitating students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) are going to meet officials of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry here on Tuesday to discuss future course of action.

  • Sepp Blatter, FIFA

    Sepp Blatter to continue as FIFA president until Feb 2016

    Johannesburg : Sepp Blatter will continue to remain as the president of FIFA until February next year despite criminal proceedings against him, his lawyer Richard Cullen confirmed the news.