Free Press Journal
  • Indian-origin boy denied life-saving drug in UK

    London: Six children, including a 6-year-old Indian-origin boy, have been denied life-saving treatment from a rare disease due to high costs by UK’s state-funded health service. Kirath Mann suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which affects one in 3,500 boys in Britain and leaves many in a wheelchair before their 10th birthday.

  • Iran, six nations meet in Vienna on implementing historic N-deal

    Vienna : With their milestone nuclear deal now in effect, Iran and six world powers are focusing on coordinating who needs to do what first for the agreement to be fully implemented. The agreement was reached July 14 but was officially adopted on Sunday.

  • Assessees get benefit on producing facts at scrutiny

    Indore : An assessee definitely gets benefit at the time of scrutiny if he presents his case with entire facts and documents. However, if there are two views of the courts on the provisions of the Income Tax Act, then the view favoring the assessee should be accredited, said senior CA Govind Agrawal while addressing a workshop on Income Tax Scrutiny here on Monday at TPA Hall, Aaykar Bhawan.

  • Ex-army gen to be the new Pak NSA?

    Islamabad : Pakistan is set to appoint a former general as the new National Security Advisor (NSA), in a move that shows further strengthening of the powerful army’s grip of security affairs of the country and its dealings with India.

  • Retd army officer nabs woman chain-snatcher

    Indore : A retired army officer and his wife caught a chain snatcher woman red handed in vegetable market at Banganga on Monday.

  • Female suicide bombers kill 11 in NE Nigeria

    Yola (Nigeria): Two female suicide bombers killed at least 11 people in northeast Nigeria after hiding among residents fleeing a suspected Boko Haram attack on a remote village, police and a local official have said.

  • Residents ride on wooden boats to cross a flooded street at Barangay Camanutan, Isabela province on Monday a day after typhoon Koppu hit Aurora province.

    Typhoon kills at least 16 in Philippines, thousands stranded

    Philippines :Residents of flooded farming villages in the Philippines were trapped on their rooftops today and animals floated down fast-rising rivers, as the death toll from Typhoon Koppu climbed to 16. Koppu, the second strongest storm to hit the disaster-plagued Southeast Asian archipelago this year, had also forced more than 60,000 people from their homes, authorities said.

  • Woman loots mom-in-law

    Indore : A woman along with her family members allegedly looted her mother-in-law after beating her black and blue at New Gaurishankar Nagar on Sunday night.

  • Backyard photo of Kennedy’s killer authentic: Study

    Washington : The famous backyard photo of Lee Harvey Oswald – the sniper who assassinated US President John F Kennedy – holding the same type of rifle used in the killing is authentic, a new study has claimed.

  • Prof Upadhaya sent to Bhairavgarh Jail

    Ujjain: In the fake document case accused Prof GK Upadhaya failed to get any relief from the local court on Monday as the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) GC Sharma sent the professor to Bhairavgarh Jail till November 3. Madhav Nagar Police produced the professor before the CJM court after period of police remand got over on Monday morning from where court sent the professor to judicial custody. When president of Vikram University

  • Jewish, Muslim graves defiled with ‘Swastikas’

    Vienna : A Jewish and a Muslim cemetery were defiled with Nazi symbols and anti-migrant slogans in western Austria, police said on Monday, just weeks after similar attacks on a refugee hostel and Jewish museum. Unknown perpetrators desecrated graves and buildings with a red pen in the Jewish cemetery of the town of Hohenems, close to the Swiss border, sometime between Saturday night and yesterday morning, a police spokeswoman told the APA news

  • ‘Simplification of policies can help foundries’

    Indore : ‘The Foundries are passing through difficult times. Due to recession and the government policies, they (medium and big foundries) are not working to their full capacity and 12 small units also face closure. Simplification of the policies can bring back the sector.

  • State role in deciding duration of UG, PG courses ends

    Indore : With the University Grants Commission (UGC) conferring on universities the right to decide on granting additional chance to students for completion of degree beyond the maximum prescribed duration, the State Government’s prerogative in deciding the same has ended.

  • Vedanta hopes to mine 5.5 mn tons of iron ore in Goa

    Panaji :  Vedanta, India’s largest private mining company, hopes to mine 5.5 million tons of fresh iron ore from its mines in Goa this year, a top company official said on Monday.

  • Infosys buys US firm for $70 million

    Bengaluru :   Global software major Infosys on Monday announced the acquisition of US-based Noha Consulting firm for $70 million (Rs.454 crore) in a cash deal. The Houston-headquartered Noha provides information management consultancy services to the oil and gas industry.

  • 34 out of 35 students of Rau Dental College fail exam

    Indore : Almost all students of BDS second professional of College of Dental Science and Hospital (Rau) — to be precise 34 out of 35 — failed in the exams, results of which were announced recently by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV).

  • Food Dept team raid at oil warehouse, seizes 6K liter oil

    NARSINGHPUR : A team of food and civil supply and medicine department raided in oil warehouse of Hena Traders in station road. Team confiscated six thousand liter oil in fear of adulteration in Pamolian oil. Team took the sample of oil which has been sent to test. Food invigilator Sonu Tiwari told that Hena Trader is managed by Sunil Pethwani.

  • 9 per cent growth, investments, supplies need to improve: Rajan

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said the country cannot have a GDP growth of 9 per cent until it makes “tremendous investments” and improves supply situation that boosts demand, but warned against populist policies.