Free Press Journal
  • visa

    e-Tourist visa introduced to promote tourism

    New Delhi: Union Tourism Ministry has taken various steps, including introduction of e-Tourist Visa, to promote tourism and enhance earnings from the sector, Rajya Sabha was informed today. In a written reply, Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said his ministry operates various schemes through which Central Financial Assistance (CFA) is provided to states/union territories for overall development and promotion of tourism.

  • 1 woman killed in Istanbul airport blast

    Istanbul: A female cleaner was killed and another wounded early today after an explosion of unknown origin beside a plane at Istanbul’s second international airport, with Turkey on high alert for possible attacks. Airport cleaner Zehra Yamac, 30, died of head wounds hours after the pre-dawn blast on the tarmac at Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side of Turkey’s largest city, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported.

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    Shiv Sena slams Kejriwal over his allegations against Jaitley

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today mounted a scathing attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his allegations against Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of financial irregularities in Delhi cricket body when he headed it. “Now, Kejriwal has levelled allegations against Jaitley, who has termed them baseless and has filed a defamation suit against him, while Kejriwal says that attempts are being made to scare his party in which Jaitley will not succeed,” an

  • I am unaware of development in “Dhoom” series: Abhishek

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who has been a part of the “Dhoom” film series since the beginning, says he is unaware about the next development in the hit franchise. Recently, Yash Raj Films released a poster on its Twitter page saying, “Its time for an adrenaline rush. Stay tuned! #DhoomReloaded.”

  • GST Bill

    Over 48,000 including top industrialists sign petition for GST

    New Delhi: Over 48,000 people, including prominent industrialists, have supported a signature campaign launched by industry body CII urging Members of Parliament to allow the passage of the GST bill, even as the Winter Session came to an end today.

  • 4G Reliance

    Trai asks Reliance Com to hold Facebook’s Free Basics service

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai has asked Reliance Communications to keep services of Facebook’s free Internet platform, Free Basics, in abeyance, till the issue on differential pricing is sorted out. According to an official source, Trai has written to RCom to keep the commercial roll out of Free Basics in abeyance. The regulator is believed to have sought the details of terms and conditions of the service from RCom.

  • AP expects about Rs 46,000 cr investment in mining by 2022

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh government is anticipating investments of nearly Rs 46,000 crore in the mining sector by 2022, a senior Mines department official said today. The state government is committed to promote mining related industries in the state at par with other sectors, Secretary, Mines Department, Girija Shankar said today. He said this while inaugurating ‘Investidea’, a networking conclave with domestic mineral based industries here.


    ICICI Bank to sell rail tickets on website

    Mumbai: ICICI Bank today tied up with railway’s e-ticketing platform IRCTC to sell rail tickets through its website. The largest private sector lender will soon introduce the facility to book rail tickets on its mobile banking application and prepaid digital wallet, it said in a statement.

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    Ethnic Indian couple launches Malaysia’s 1st Islamic airline

    Kuala Lumpur: An ethnic Indian Hindu couple has launched Malaysia’s first Islamic airline – offering Shariah compliant services including prayers before take-off, no on-flight serving of alcohol or meals with pork and a strict dress code for female flight attendants. Rayani Air founders Ravi Alagendrran and his wife Karthiyani Govindan – who used parts of their first names for the airline’s name – assured that passengers of all faiths would be welcome on

  • Sensex Recovers

    Sensex rebounds 260 points, hits 3-week high, Nifty above 7800

    Mumbai: Staging a spirited recovery, the benchmark BSE Sensex bounced back by about 260 points to close at a nearly three-week high of 25,850.30 driven by positive overseas leads on upbeat US data on growth and consumer spending.

  • Narendra modi

    Modi bats for unity; says India is garden with many flowers

    Moscow: Amid a debate on intolerance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India has an ancient tradition of “openness, respect for diversity of beliefs and cultures”. “India is one of the oldest civilisations in the world, which believes that the world is one family; and, that humanity is an integral part of Nature, not superior or distinct from it,” he told Russian news agency Itar-Taas before leaving for Moscow on a two-day

  • Cruise tourists not as big spenders on land as thought

    London: As compared to land tourists, cruise tourists spend very little money during the port of call even when they are offered an increased number of spending options, says a study.

  • heart

    Seven activities to reduce heart failure risk

    New York: Seven measures that people can use to rate their heart health and take steps to improve it are managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, getting physically active, eating better, losing weight and stopping smoking suggests new research.

  • New ‘Darwin’ information processing chip developed

    Beijing: Scientists have successfully developed a ‘Darwin’ neural chip, a kind of information processing system that mimics the principles of biological brains, an advance that could lead to the development of artificial intelligence systems and Internet-of-Things.

  • Google Doodle

    Google may be building chat bot-based messaging app

    New York: To challenge rivals like Facebook, global internet search engine giant Google may be building a new app that lets users chat with friends or message a chat-bot for answers.

  • International trade spreads deadly infectious diseases

    Washington: Growing international trade and travel has increased the risk of spreading deadly infectious diseases like Ebola, MERS and AIDS, a new study has found. “The recent Ebola outbreak made us realise that we are all just a plane ride away from exposure to emerging infectious diseases,” said Charles Perrings, a professor at the Arizona State University in US.

  • Pak woman booked for adultery on brother’s complaint

    Islamabad: A Pakistani woman has been booked for adultery after her brother filed a case accusing her of giving birth to an illegitimate child. In the police complaint filed here, the brother alleged that his sister married a man five years ago and moved to his home in Naiabadi Sharifabad while his brother-in-law moved to Dubai two to three years ago for work, the Dawn reported.

  • Mother shouldn’t discuss weight issue with daughters

    New York: If you want your daughter to shed a few pounds, better abstain from saying it in so many words and if you have to, do bring in your own weight concerns to the discussion, suggests new research.

  • Ebola

    Ebola survivors deal with vision, hearing, joint pain problems

    Toronto: Survivors of Ebola virus disease (EVD) experience complications relating to vision, hearing and joint pain for months after being discharged from hospital, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

  • Facebook

    Reason behind your Facebook dependence found!

    Washington: People who use Facebook to meet new people are most dependent on the social networking site, according to a new study which found the reason why people use the site determines the level of their dependency on it. However, Facebook dependency is not necessarily a bad thing, said Amber Ferris, an assistant professor of communication at University of Akron’s Wayne College.