Free Press Journal
  • Good COP, bad COP: Will Paris climate summit prevail?

    Paris: “Copenhagen”. The mere mention of the Danish capital’s name can send a chill down the spine of even the toughest climate negotiator. It was there in December 2009 that high hopes for a legal pact to curb climate-harming greenhouse gases came crashing down as diplomacy foundered in extra time. Now, six years later, 195 nations will try again, this time in Paris.

  • Sufficient timely tariff hike must for discom health: Fitch

    New Delhi: Adequate and timely tariff hikes, and lower aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses are required to sustain structural improvement of power distribution companies, rating agency Fitch says. “The government’s revival package introduced in November 2015 for the distressed distribution companies will provide some breathing space, but successful implementation of adequate and timely tariff hikes, and lower aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses will be essential to sustain structural improvement,” Fitch said

  • Overpriced med devices: Govt asks cos to submit MRP details

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of rising prices of medical devices including stents, the Government has asked the companies to review their pricing and submit maximum retail price (MRP) details of their products to drug price regulator NPPA. So far, three meetings have taken place between senior officials of Department of Pharmaceuticals, NPPA, Ministry of Health, medical device companies and industry bodies over the issue of unreasonably high prices of stents and other medical

  • Gold

    Commerce & Industry Ministry for cut in import duty on gold

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry should consider reduction of duty on gold imports as it would help boosting exports of gems and jewellery sector, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. “That I am saying since day one because gems and jewellery sector has been very badly affected. So we have been telling the Finance Minister if it is possible to free that.” Sitharaman told PTI when asked whether the ministry has proposed

  • Meira Kumar for discussion on rising intolerance in Parliament

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over the ongoing controversies surrounding the rising intolerance in the nation, Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Tuesday said that there should be a discussion in the Parliament on the same.

  • ISIS

    Russia wants anti-IS alliance with US, France and even Turkey

    Paris : Russia would be prepared to “create a joint staff” to fight the Islamic State in which Moscow would work with France, the United States and even Turkey, the Russian ambassador to France said today.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Ready for debate on ‘intolerance’: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said it was ready for a debate on “growing intolerance”, a day before the winter session of parliament begins. Talking to reporters after an all-party meeting in the national capital, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said the government was ready for a debate on intolerance.

  • Weight Loss

    Overweight? Lose kilos, not hope with proper BMI screening 

    New Delhi: When 49-year-old Veena Gandhi came to Dr Tarun Mittal, a laparoscopic and obesity surgeon at Sir Gangaram Hospital in the capital, she had difficulty walking with shortness of breath and acute pain in her joints. The culprit: obesity. Suffering from an array of health issues like hypothyroidism, hypertension and an uncontrolled Type-II diabetes that put her on insulin therapy, she also had difficulties sleeping at night.

  • City mortuaries using rusted knives for autopsy, HC told

    New Delhi: Mortuaries in the city are still using outdated and rusted implements to carry out post mortems despite Delhi High Court’s directions to the administration two months back to rectify the situation and the government’s assurance that the equipment would be upgraded in a week.

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    Ranveer-Deepika romance in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ poster

    New Delhi: If you wished to see more of Deepika Padukone and Ranvir Singh’s mastani poaterromance in ‘Bajirao Mastani’s’ trailer, then the new poster of the magnum opus is a treat for you.

  • Sujoy Ghosh

    Sujoy Ghosh promises to make a good film with Big B-starrer ‘TE3N’

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh, who is the creative producer of thriller “TE3N” starring Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazzudin Siddiqui and Vidya Balan, has promised to “work as hard as possible” and even give a bit more to make a good film.

  • Soha ALi Khan

    Being fit a healthy change in Bollywood: Soha Ali Khan

    New Delhi: Actress Soha Ali Khan, whose mother and yesteryear screen icon Sharmila Tagore donned a bikini on-screen in the 1960s, says hitting the gym may not have been a trend back then, but a fit frame has now become essential in the movie industry.

  • Will Smith

    Will Smith would have signed ‘lovey-dovey’ Django Unchained

    Melbourne: Will Smith has revealed that he had to pass the role of ‘Django’ in Quentin Tarantino’s award winning ‘Django Unchained’ as he had wanted the movie to be a ‘love story’ and not a vengeance story.

  • Vivek Oberoi

    I respect Aamir, but India is most tolerant country: Vivek

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi says he respects superstar Aamir Khan’s body of work as an artist, but believes India is the most tolerant country. Aamir had said he was “alarmed” by a number of incidences and his wife Kiran Rao even suggested that they should probably leave the country, drawing sharp reactions from the BJP and sections in the film industry.

  • Anupam Kher

    Anupam Kher wraps up ‘The Head Hunters Calling’ shoot

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has been in the news for lambasting Aamir Khan on his “intolerance” remark, has wrapped up his shooting for “The Head Hunters Calling” in Toronto.

  • Vikas Bahl

    Hope not to get written off due to ‘Shaandaar’ failure: Vikas

    Panaji: Vikas Bahl’s much-anticipated fantasy, destination wedding film “Shaandaar” failed at the box-office, but the director says he will bounce back with his next movie and hopes to get acceptance from audience. “Shaandaar” came with huge expectations considering Vikas gave the viewers last year “Queen”, one of the most acclaimed Bollywood movies of recent times.