Free Press Journal
  • farmers

    Land holdings of SC/ST farmers up 10 pc in five years

    New Delhi: The number of farm holdings of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in India jumped 10.18 per cent to 29.10 million in 2010-11 compared with 26.41 million in 2005-06, the latest agri-census report said. SC and STs had more than 20 per cent of the country’s overall 138.35 million agri-land holdings in 2010-11. Over 80 per cent of total land was held by men, it said.

  • Skechers wants to make in India; double biz in 2 years here

    Mumbai: American footwear and athletic accessories brand Skechers, which aims to double its India business in the next two years, plans to start manufacturing in the country. “We are looking at doubling our business and start manufacturing here in the next two years. We are still early in the process, but in the next 2-3 years it is incumbent on us to start manufacturing here,” David Weinberg, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial

  • GST Bill

    GST bill impasse dents markets; Sensex down 274 points 

    Mumbai: Dimmed prospects of key economic legislations getting the parliamentary nod in the winter session, coupled with a slowdown in the Chinese economy and falling commodity prices caused a barometer index to shed 274 points on Wednesday.

  • Wrong perception that one gets work after ‘Bigg Boss’: Ratan

    Mumbai: Most of the contestants who have participated in controversial reality show “Bigg Boss” have benefited professionally but it’s not the case with television actress Ratan Rajput. Ratan participated in “Bigg Boss 7” and is known for her roles in soap-opera “Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo” as ‘Laali’ and as ‘Princess Amba’ in “Mahabharat”.

  • Birju Maharaj honoured with DLitt by Calcutta University

    Kolkata: Leading Kathak dancer Pandit Birju Maharaj was today awarded an honorary DLitt by the University of Calcutta. Birju Maharaj was awarded DLitt (honoris causa) at the convocation for his contribution to classic dance. Bengali poet Joy Goswami was also given a DLitt along with him.

  • Pro Kabaddi

    Pro Kabaddi to be bi-annual league from next year

    Mumbai: Hyderabad will host the first leg of season 3 of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League from January 30 next year, with the home team Telugu Titans taking on title holders U Mumba to kick-start the tournament at the Titans’ home turf, Gachibowli Indoor Stadium. After the end of the two-part league stage, separated by one day’s break, the play-off games would be held in New Delhi between March 4 and 6,

  • I’m slotted in negative roles: Rahul Dev

    Panaji: Actor Rahul Dev, known for his tall, rugged and fit frame, says he has been slotted as a negative character onscreen. The actor, who has essayed rough and tough roles in Hindi and Tamil films, told IANS here: “I’ve done (various) negative roles… Everything in life tends to slot you. I have been in showbiz for 25 years… But like a reporter would have some kind of portfolio, in the same way

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    Shilpa Shetty rejects offer to host cooking show

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra has turned down an offer to host a cooking show on a leading food channel. Cashing in on the popularity of Shilpa’s book “The Great Indian Diet”, the channel producers approached the 40-year-old actress to host the show, which would be based on the principles and recipes included in her health and nutrition book.

  • Event to propel IoT entrepreneurship ecosystem

    Bengaluru: Aimed at propelling Internet of Things (IoT) startups, India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) started a two-day IoTNext 2015 event on Wednesday to create an ecosystem for IoT focused startups.

  • Viswanathan Anand

    Viswanathan Anand back is business after crushing Topalov in London

    London: Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand today bounced back from his fourth round loss and beat his former world championship challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the fifth round of London Chess Classic, the concluding edition of the Grand Chess Tour.

  • Ease your parenting easy with technology

    New Delhi: Raising a child is the toughest, most responsible role in the world. Parents need to make quick, important decisions all the time: doctors, schools, activities, creams and god knows what else! Internet searches are typically sponsored. Neighbours, friends and family do not always have the answers you need.

  • World Bank

    Emerging markets face slow growth in near-term: World Bank

    Washington: Emerging markets, with the exception of India, are facing the fifth consecutive year of slow growth, a latest World Bank report has said. According to report, the slowdown is expected to continue for some time.

  • Plucky investors bid for Dawood’s properties

    Mumbai: Though the fear of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim may still keep many on tenterhooks, a handful of plucky prospective investors on Wednesday came out to bid for properties allegedly owned by him at an auction held here amidst tight security.

  • Arms seized

    Army recovers massive arms cache in J&K in joint operation

    Srinagar: In a joint operation, the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have recovered a massive cache of arms and ammunition in Kindre Forest at Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Pervez Musharraf

    LeT not terrorists but ‘freedom fighters: Pervez Musharraf

    Karachi: Former Pakistan President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has said that groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-i- Muhammad are not terrorists but ‘freedom fighters’ who were ready to lay down their lives for their Kashmiri brethren.

  • Mallikarjun Khrarge

    Opposition leaders being harassed: Kharge in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: Leader of Congress in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of following different yardsticks on allegations concerning its own leaders and those of the Congress, and said that opposition leaders are being harassed.

  • Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Jai Ram Ramesh addressing media at party office in New Delhi on Monday.

    ED acting under Govt. pressure to threaten Opposition: Congress

    New Delhi: Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Wednesday alleged that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and various central agencies have been asked by the BJP-led government to probe the Congress and other opposition parties to threaten and scare them.

  • 6.9 magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

    Jakarta: A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia today, seismologists said, adding that there was no threat of a tsunami.

  • Anand Sharma

    Centre using law as weapon against opposition: Congress

    New Delhi: Intensifying the battle over the National Herald Case, the Congress on Wednesday accused the NDA Government of using a law as a weapon against the opposition and said that the Centre had been actively involved in playing ‘revenge’ politics since the day they came into power.