Free Press Journal
  • Suresh Prabhu

    Rail modernisation can push up GDP by 3%: Prabhu

    New Delhi: Modernisation of Indian Railways that is underway can boost the country’s GDP by 2.5-3 per cent over a period of time, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said today. “Railways itself in my opinion could contribute to 2.5 per cent to 3 per cent of GDP over a period of time and that will happen,” Prabbu said at a function.

  • Internet

    ‘New quantum tech may lead to unbreachable web communication’

    London: A new telecommunications technique which uses quantum technology could lead to the development of unbreacheable internet communication links, an international research team, which included an India-origin scientist, has claimed in a paper published today. Researchers from the Universities of Glasgow, Stanford, Tokyo and Würzburg describe how they have implemented a novel tool for a long-distance telecommunication link which is impossible for hackers to breach.

  • CCI dismisses complaints against RIL, Reliance Gas Infra

    New Delhi: Competition Commission has rejected allegations of unfair business practices made against Reliance Industries and Reliance Gas Transportation Infrastructure. In two separate cases, the fair trade regulator has dismissed complaints of abuse of dominant position filed against the Mukesh Ambani group firms.

  • High-level panel to check FCI food grains in J&K

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a high-level panel to check the quality of food grains at the Food Corporation of India (FCI) take-off points before the same are dispatched to the State. “To ensure transportation of quality rations to various parts of the State, a team of officers would conduct the quality check of the food grains at the FCI take-off points”, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution (CA&PD)

  • Rajkumar Hirani

    We have divided everything in our country: Hirani

    Panaji: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani says the present situation in our country is not conducive as people are dividing everything from colours to animals. The 53-year-old director, who took on the subject of religion head on in his last release “PK” starring Aamir Khan, feels India’s biggest problems will be solved the moment people get rid of the divisive attitude.

  • bradley cooper

    Bradley Cooper gets in boxing ring to workout

    Washington: If you still has a question that why girls are so mad about Bradley Cooper then you should surely take a look at the actor’s recent boxing training video wherein he is looking steaming hot.

  • ‘Game of Thrones’ release teaser art featuring Jon Snow

    Los Angeles: Makers of “Game of Thrones” have released a feature art of season six featuring bruised and bloody Jon Snow. This marks the first piece of marketing for the new season, reported Entertainment Weekly. The teaser art also contains a premiere month: April. Jon Snow’s death was one of the most talked about incidents of season five, but despite the actor, producers, and HBO all insisting the character is truly dead, Harington

  • Kangana Ranaut

    Vikas Bahl not working on script with Kangana

    Panaji: There is still time for the hit duo of “Queen” – director Vikas Bahl and actress Kangana Ranaut – to work together again! The filmmaker has refuted rumours that he is working on a script with Kangana as the female lead.

  • Nandita Das

    Irrfan Khan eager to play Manto: Nandita Das

    Panaji:  Nandita Das, who will be tracing the life of Sadat Hassan Manto in her new directorial, says actor Irrfan Khan is “seriously looking at the script” as he’s a big fan of the Pakistani short story writer’s body of work.

  • Antibiotics

    Daily antibiotics may prevent drug resistant TB

    Washington: Prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week for tuberculosis (TB) treatment are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than daily antibiotic regimens, a computer model of the disease has shown. The finding, from a University of Michigan study, could help inform the treatment of the roughly 10 million people worldwide who fall ill with tuberculosis each year, researchers said.

  • Shoojit Sircar

    Shoojit Sircar directs ‘Welcome Back’ Maggi ads

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar has lent his creativity to bring different emotions alive to welcome Maggi. He says it was a “big responsibility” to portray the noodle brand in the “right manner”.

  • heart attack

    Higher resting heart rate linked to early death

    Beijing: A higher resting heart rate is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes, even in people without the usual risk factors for heart disease, a new study has claimed. Researchers at the Medical College of Qingdao University, Shandong, in China found that people with a resting heart rate of more than 80 beats/min had a 45 per cent higher risk of death from any cause than those with a resting

  • Diego Maradona doing well after surgery, says his doctor

    Caracas: Former Argentine football superstar Diego Maradona has lost over five kilos and his progress has been “satisfactory”, said Colombian surgeon Carlos Felipe Chaux, who operated on the athlete on November 14 in Maracaibo to adjust a previous gastric bypass operation.

  • IRCTC to launch semi-luxury trains on desert & heritage trips

    Thiruvananthapuram: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited is gearing up to launch two premier train services that will unveil the charm of the country’s sprawling deserts and eclectic heritage before its travellers. Both semi-luxury trains will depart from New Delhi with an array of deluxe facilities across its five days of round trip dotted with sightseeing facilities, an IRCTC release said here today.

  • European Team’s 10 golfers named for 2016 EurAsia Cup

    Kuala Lumpur : European captain Darren Clarke on Tuesday unveiled his 10 automatic qualifiers to take on Asia in the second edition of the EurAsia Cup golf tournament presented by DRB-HICOM, with European Tour runner-up Danny Willett and Ryder Cup stars Victor Dubuisson and Ross Fisher included in the line-up.

  • Rains in Chennai

    Flood relief: DMK demands white paper; gives Rs one crore

    Chennai: DMK treasurer M K Stalin today demanded a white paper on the money spent for flood relief operations so far by the Tamil Nadu government. In a Facebook post, he demanded a white paper from the Tamil Nadu government “for the money spent so far in Cuddalore and Chennai for flood relief operations.”

  • Debate on nature of track is beyond my understanding: Virat Kohli

    Nagpur: India’s Test captain Virat Kohli has consciously stayed away from the debate surrounding the nature of the pitches prepared for the ongoing South Africa series as he feels that these discussions are “beyond his understanding”.

  • Don’t support resolutions passed by ‘Sarbat Khalsa’: AAP

    Jalandhar: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ was the outcome of people’s anger against the “failed promises” made by SAD-led Punjab government, but also made it clear that the party does not support any of the resolutions passed in the November 10 congregation. “The party totally supports the calling of the ‘Sarbat Khalsa’ which is a clear example of the angst amongst the people, but we do not support