Free Press Journal
  • Teen Imali bridge to be partially operational from Nov 25

    Indore : This month can prove better for the citizens who are badly hit by heavy traffic and bad roads of the city as an arm of the Teen Imli bridge will be opened for the traffic from November 25 while the Kesharbagh Bridge is readying to be operational soon, thanks to the fast progress of construction work.

  • Raids halted terror unit that was ready to ‘strike’

    Paris : A ‘commando’ of people arrested or killed in a massive police raid in a Paris apartment on Thursday were a terror unit capable of staging a fresh attack, the city prosecutor said. “A new team of terrorists was neutralised and all indications are that given their arms, their organisational structure and their determination, the commando could have struck,” said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins.

  • Italy ups security at Vatican fearing Jihadist attack

    Rome : Italy has increased security at its historic monuments in the Vatican, Rome and Milan after a warning from the FBI of possible jihadist attacks, media reports have said. Saint Peter’s Square, Milan’s Duomo cathedral and its famous Scala opera house were among possible targets flagged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which also passed on information on five potentially dangerous individuals in Italy, according to the reports. The information did not

  • Despite heavy US airstrikes, IS threat persists

    Washington : In measuring progress in the American-led air war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, numbers tell one story but results tell another. Fighter jets, bombers, attack planes and drones are dropping an average of 2,228 bombs per month on targets ranging from training camps and machine gun positions to oil facilities and weapons shacks.

  • Govt Dental College’s PG courses on sick-bed

    Indore : The lone government dental college of the state, which is in Indore, may not get recognition for continuing the MDS courses due to delay in the affiliation process by the Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University.

  • US to return stolen Chola era Shiva-Parvati idol to India

    Washington : A Chola era bronze sculpture of Shiva and Parvati stolen from Tamil Nadu and smuggled into the US at the behest of New York’s infamous Indian art dealer Subhash Kapoor is set for eventual return to India.

  • China ‘shocked’ over slaying of national by IS

    Beijing : China on Thursday voiced ‘great shock’ over reports that a Chinese hostage held by the Islamic State (IS) had been killed saying that the claims by the dreaded terror outfit needed to be verified.

  • Experts from India, Pak to develop common sign language

    Indore : Following the repatriation of the deaf and mute Indian girl Geeta from Pakistan, the sign language experts from the two countries are developing a ‘common sign language’.

  • Service Tax payers to get advantage of simplified rules

    Indore : The errant and dodgers of service tax can enjoy the benefit of simplified rules as they don’t have to pay hefty penalties now for filing the returns. They will have to pay just due tax and the interest. Under the new rule, the penalty has been reduced from 100% to 15%.

  • Religare exits MF biz, sells 51% stake to Invesco

    New Delhi : After life insurance, financial services group Religare Enterprises has decided to exit mutual fund business with sale of its controlling 51 per cent stake in Religare Invesco AMC to the foreign partner Invesco. While a number of foreign fund houses have exited the Indian mutual fund industry — the latest being Goldman Sachs — there have not been many cases where Indian entities have sold the asset management business.

  • HC quashes Kerala govt’s tax demand on Flipkart, Myntra

    Kochi : In a relief to e-commerce companies, Kerala High Court held as illegal the commercial tax department’s order imposing more than Rs 49 crore penalty on online traders Flipkart and Myntra for alleged violation of the state’s tax laws, reports PTI.

  • Bain Capital, Advent eye minority stake in QuEST

    New Delhi : Private equity investors, Bain Capital and Advent International are in fray to pick up a minority stake in engineering outsourcing firm, QuEST Global Services.  Sources told PTI that QuEST is in discussions with the private equity players for selling minority stake in a deal that would value the company at about USD 1 billion.

  • Viagra can help people ward off diabetes risk

    Washington : The anti-impotence drug Viagra may help ward off type 2 diabetes in people at risk for the disorder by improving their insulin sensitivity, a new study has claimed, reports PTI.

  • Babies can reason before age one

    New York : Infants are capable of deductive problem solving as early as 10 months of age, says a new study, reports IANS.

  • Spreading rumours most annoying for Indian netizens

    Hyderabad : As many as 94 percent of Indian netizens surveyed by a telecom service provider feel that internet has improved their lives while 40 percent think spreading rumours was the most annoying internet habit among Indian netizens, reports IANS.

  • Sex once a week enough to make you happy

    New York : If you feel that daily sex will make you both happier, read on. According to fascinating research, the action between the sheets once a week is enough to reignite and keep the passion and love alive between the two souls, says IANS.