Free Press Journal
  • RAW threat to Sharif, says Pak report

    Islamabad : Pakistan has stepped up security for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after learning that the Indian intelligence agency RAW was trying to assassinate him, the media said on Sunday. The Punjab Home Department had issued a high alert to security institutions “over an assassination threat to Sharif from the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)”, The News International said, reports IANS.

  • Pick-pocket caught

    Indore : Central Kotwali police on Sunday arrested a person, who allegedly picked pocket of a Dewas-based trader on October 14. The police have also recovered Rs 31,000 from his possession. The accused is being questioned for other such incidents.

  • 3D printed face models help save newborn’s life

    Washington : Doctors in the US have used 3D printed models of the foetus face to determine the necessity of a lifesaving delivery procedure in a baby with a life-threatening lump on its face. Megan Thompson was about 30 weeks pregnant when an ultrasound showed a walnut-sized lump on her tiny, unborn child’s face that could prevent him from breathing after birth.

  • Surge in Albanian child slaves trafficked to UK

    London : A new system to protect trafficked children has indicated that there has been an alarming rise in the number of Albanian child slaves forced to work in Britain, the media reported.

  • Time up for 60-plus leaders in Congress

    Senior leader Jairam Ramesh says Rahul has planned a graceful  exit for seniors when he takes over the party in March .

  • Goddess Durga idols vandalised in Bangladesh

    Dhaka : Durga idols at a puja site in the Bangladesh’s Satkhira district were found vandalised on Sunday, according to media reports.  Organisers of the site at Babulia High School grounds in the Sadar upazila area said three idols were damaged, bdnews24 reported.

  • London’s Big Ben to fall silent for £40 mn repairs

    London : One of the world’s most famous clock towers, the Big Ben, is set to fall silent for months as it undergoes urgent repair work which could cost up to 40 million pounds.

  • Forex scam: Banks under Sebi scanner for disclosure lapses

    Mumbai : As a multi-agency probe continues in the alleged forex-based black money case involving thousands of crores of rupees, capital markets regulator Sebi and stock exchanges have now begun a scrutiny of several banks for any violation of the disclosure norms for listed firms.

  • Blackmoney: I-T dept begins action against mining firms

    New Delhi : The Income Tax department has begun a crackdown against black money being generated by the rich mining sector with the taxman initiating a detailed scrutiny of a number of such exploration and production companies across the country.

  • 7,035 wilful defaulters owe Rs 59,000 cr to PSU banks

    New Delhi : As many as 7,035 wilful defaulters owe about Rs 59,000 crore to state-owned banks and SBI and Central Bank of India account for bulk of such borrowers. State Bank of India (SBI) and its five associate banks had 1,628 wilful defaulters owing Rs 16,834 crore to them, as of March 31, 2015.

  • Quarterly earnings to dictate stock market trend

    New Delhi : Second quarter earnings from bluechips like HDFC Bank, Wipro and Bajaj Auto would dictate the trend in equity markets in the holiday-shortened week ahead, say experts. Stock markets would remain closed on Thursday for Dussehra festival.

  • The 5% discount model has not yielded desired results. In fact, it leads to hammering of the stock” - top finance ministry official

    Disinvestment dept seeks tax sops for retail investors

    New Delhi : In a bid to broad base retail participation in stock markets the Department of Disinvestment (DoD) has suggested tax incentives for small investors to invest in the equity market.

  • Samsung sets up team to tap online sales strategy in India

    New Delhi : South Korean electronics major Samsung is looking to tap the booming e-commerce market in India for its consumer electronics division and has set up a team at its headquarters to plan online sales strategy for the country.

  • After IndiGo, GoAir mulls IPO this fiscal

    New Delhi : Wadia Group-promoted budget carrier GoAir is planning to go for an initial public offer in the current fiscal, ahead of the scheduled delivery of 72 new Airbus A-320 planes starting April next year.

  • Time to rebalance your portfolio

    Making money in the stock markets after all comes down to one simple rule “Buy Low Sell High” However, time and again, we investors find ourselves flouting this norm. When the market is rising, we tend to buy to get in the party. What rises has to fall and when the market follows this rule, we tend to panic and sell in a hurry, often taking losses.

  • FinMin seeks India Inc views on certain GST provisions

    New Delhi : Finance Ministry has sought views of India Inc on firming up provisions with regard to Place of Supply (PoS) rules in five sectors, including e-commerce and banking, for smooth roll out of the Goods and Services Tax.

  • Malaria protein could help in treating cancer

    New York : The mosquito-borne parasite that causes malaria also produces a protein that could help stop cancer, new research has found, according to IANS. The researchers found that the malarial protein binds to a sugar molecule found in many types of cancer.

  • Rapid formation of new stars in distant galaxies

    Washington : Galaxies forming stars at extreme rates nine billion years ago were more efficient than average galaxies today, researchers have found, reports PTI.

  • Reward and daytime nap boost memory

    London : Giving children rewards and allowing them a short nap after a period of learning can significantly boost their ability to remember new facts and skills for a long period, new research suggests, reports IANS.

  • Booze brands evading labelling duty

    Washington DC : As per a recent research, the alcohol industry is not meeting its ‘Responsibility Deal’ labelling pledges, reports ANI.