Free Press Journal
  • MARD docs help out Chennai victims

    Mumbai : Under the ‘We Care’ campaign, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) will effectively be playing the role of Santa Claus for the Chennai flood victims by donating money and essential medicines. The campaign, which was started on Wednesday, will be going on till December 31, and the doctors have urged citizens to donate as well, with all the donated items being given to the victims.

  • Mars gullies sculpted by dry ice, not liquid water

    London : Gullies on Mars may be formed by dry ice processes rather than flowing liquid water, as previously thought, a new study has found. The study conducted by French scientists shows that, during late winter and spring, underneath the seasonal CO2 ice layer heated by the Sun, intense gas fluxes can destabilise the regolith material and induce gas-lubricated debris flows which look like water-sculpted gullies on Earth.

  • Bhogle bags Pro Classic championship title

    Mumbai : Mahadev Bhogle of JVPG overwhelmed Kumar Shinde of Pune 5-1 to bag his maiden crown in the 7th Pro Classic 6-Red Snooker Tournament for markers, organised and hosted by Islam Gymkhana. A finalist on four previous occasions, Bhogle fashioned a 46-18, 36-22, 2-36, 41-7, 35-0, 39-29 in the best-of-nine frames championship round following an impressive all round performance. Bhogle was in full flow as he raced to a 3-1 advantage while Shinde,

  • Fortune 500 India: IOC,RIL grab top 2 slots for 6th straight yr

    New Delhi : State-run Indian Oil Corporation has maintained its numero uno position followed by Reliance Industries in terms of revenue for the sixth consecutive year in the list of Fortune 500 Indian companies 2015. IOC tops the chart with an annual revenue of Rs 4,51,911 crore, while Mukesh Ambani-led RIL’s full-year revenue is Rs 3,82,565 crore.

  • All p(l)ay no work: 100% hike for parliamentarians

    New Delhi : Even as disruptions shadowed the winter session of parliament, lawmakers are looking ahead to a 100 per cent salary hike which may come in the next budget, government sources said on Thursday.

  • Affluent Society

    Professor J.K.Galbraith’s terse tract on the Indian public sector is bound to evoke two extreme reactions. While the socialists on whom he has fixed the responsibility for the failures of the public sector will accuse the Professor of oversimplifying everything, the partisans of private enterprise will charge him of being “more loyal than the King.” With scholarly scrupulousness the Professors avoid straying into the side-alleys of irrelevances and sticks to the main

  • Why are Indian students being deported from America?

    Washington : India has questioned the deportation of some students from India when they came to the US with valid student visas to study at two Silicon Valley institutions which have denied being “blacklisted, reports IANS.

  • ‘Tatkal fare changes will pinch people’s pockets’

    Mumbai : The Railways hiked tatkal ticket charges from December 25 with the aim to improve passenger revenue collections. Following this, passengers’ associations have said that the revised tatkal charges have come with a package of positives and negatives for the passengers. The distance restrictions will impose more burdens on the passengers, and commuters travelling a short distance will have to shell out more money from their pockets, say the associations.