Free Press Journal
  • No. of cadaver donations this year increases to 40

    Mumbai : In just less than two days, the city has once again reported another cadaver donation that gave a new lease of life to two people. The donor was a 66-year-old man who donated both his kidneys after he was declared brain-dead at P D Hinduja hospital. With this, the toll of cadaver donations this year has gone up to 40, which is just one less than the previous year’s figure.

  • NSCN-K declared terror outfit, dialogue unlikely

    New Delhi :  More than a month after the government banned National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) for continuously attacking the Indian armed forces in violation of the 14-year-old ceasefire, the Naga extremist group was on Monday declared a terrorist outfit under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. “This is a clear indication that there is never going to be any talks with NSCN-K.

  • Your vocabulary may be making you fat

    London : Your vocabulary may be making you fat, according to a new study. The research, conducted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, claims to have found that hearing certain words makes us reach for unhealthy food, the Mirror reported, says ANI.

  • Future of doping war in spotlight at WADA meet

    Los Angeles : The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is expected to rule against Russia’s anti-doping body at a key meeting in Colorado on Wednesday which will aim to map out future strategies for the global war on drugs. WADA’s hierarchy meets to assess the findings of its independent panel, which uncovered a wide-ranging state-supported doping program in Russia that has plunged athletics into the biggest crisis in its history.

  • 4th Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism

    Shriram Capital Ltd., the overarching Holding Company of the Financial Services entities of the Shriram Group managing assets of over Rs. 90,000 crore – presents the 4th Edition of the Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism 2015. Shriram Capital Limited has started the process of accepting nominations/entries for the 4th Shriram Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism from now till January 15, 2016. The website has all the

  • Exports dip 17.5% in October; trade deficit narrows

    New Delhi : India’s exports remained in the negative territory for the 11th month in a row by registering a dip of 17.53 % in October to $ 21.35 billion due to a demand slowdown, while trade deficit showed an improvement.

  • Sunscreen ingredient prevents medical implant infections

    Washington  : A common ingredient used in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, researchers have found, reports PTI.

  • Deal seriously with ISIS flag waving in Kashmir: Sena

    Mumbai : In the wake of the Paris terror attacks that claimed at least 129 lives, the Shiv Sena today said that it was time India dealt with periodic incidents of waving of ISIS flags in Kashmir with an “iron hand”.

  • What after Paris, wonders New York Times

    Washington : The Islamic State has “demonstrated that there is no limit to its reach, and no nation is really safe until they all come together to defeat this scourge”, the New York Times said following the terror attacks in Paris.

  • Marriott International to acquire Starwood for $12.2 bn

    New York :  In one of the mega takeovers in global hospitality industry, Marriott International Inc will acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in a deal valued at around USD 12.2 billion, creating the world’s largest hotel company.

  • ICICI to offload 6% stake in life insurance arm for Rs 1950 cr

    New Delhi :  ICICI Bank said it proposes to sell 6 % stake in its life insurance arm ICICI Prudential Life to two investors, including Premji Invest, for about Rs 1,950 crore. The board decided to sell “4 % to Premji Invest & its affiliates and 2 % to Compassvale Investments Pte Ltd, an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore-based investment company Temasek,” ICICI Bank said.

  • St Xavier’s shot out for 14; Parkar bags 8

    Mumbai : Medium pacer Suved Parkar, of Swami Vivekanand, bagged eight wickets without conceding any run as St. Xavier’s (CST) were dismissed for 14 in 7.5 overs in the pre-quarterfinals of the Poinsur Gymkhana Inter-School cricket tournament on Monday. The Borivali school openers reached the target without much ado. Thane’s Singhania School, making their debut in the competition, thrashed Suvidha (Borivali) by 10 wickets. After Suvidha were bowled out for 99 runs, their openers

  • Ganga to be cleanest river by 2018: Uma

    New Delhi : Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Monday dismissed concerns over the alleged slow progress in the Centre’s Namami Gange programme saying the NDA Government has resolved to make the river as “one of the cleanest” in the world by October 2018.

  • Supreme Court

    Disclosure Affidavit for better judgements

    The Indian democracy is based on Montesquieu’s doctrine of separation of power, wherein judiciary is supposed to be custodian of the Constitution. A great deal of importance was given by our Constitution makers to the manner in which the appointment of judges was to be done.

  • Everyday Tools For Extraordinary Success

    I am often asked about the “secrets to success”.  I’ve had the chance to work with thousands of highly successful people in business and finance, in sports, in entertainment and the arts, and the good news is, there are no “secrets” for success!

  • US univs record highest number of Indian students, this academic year

    Mumbai : The number of Indian students studying for their higher education in the US increased by 29.4 per cent to a record high of 1,32,888 students in the present academic year, which is highest rate of growth in recent history. The figures show that the US is the most favoured education destination in the world. While China remains the top country of origin of international students in the US, India is placed

  • Patanjali launches noodles, plans 6 manufacturing units

    New Delhi : Patanjali Ayurved, the FMCG venture promoted by yoga guru Baba Ramdev,  launched ‘healthy’ instant noodles that will take on Nestle’s Maggi which has returned to the Indian market after a 5-month ban.

  • Unhappy homes can turn managers abusive at work

    New York : Frustration arising out of family stress can make managers verbally abusive towards subordinates at workplaces, says a study, reports IANS. “We found that supervisers who experienced more family-work conflict were more likely to verbally abuse their employees,” said one of the researchers, Stephen Courtright, professor of management at Texas A&M University in the US.

  • US to take in 10,000 refugees despite attacks

    Washington : The US plans to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, despite terrorist attacks in Paris that left at least 129 dead and more than 350 injured.