Free Press Journal
  • Don’t squabble, Lalu tells RJD, JD-U spokespersons

    Patna: In a bid to send out a message of unity, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday advised spokespersons of his party and ally JD-U not to squabble publicly. “Fizul mein na bole,” (Don’t speak needlessly), he told the media, referring to the spokespersons. “If you don’t understand an issue, remain at home and be quiet.”

  • MCD welcomes odd-even scheme; says will extend cooperation

    New Delhi: Municipal councillors, commissioners and other civic officials today welcomed the rolling out of the odd-even scheme, saying they would extend full cooperation to make the road-rationing experiment a success. “We are fully abiding by the rules prescribed during this 15-day period. And, thought it’s a kind of light day today, one could actually feel that it was easier to drive on the streets. I mean normally, I would be stuck at

  • new_delhi_air_pollution

    Air quality ‘worse’, justifies odd-even scheme: CSE

    New Delhi: Air quality in the last two months of 2015 was “worse” and this justifies emergency actions like the odd and even system that Delhi should pilot successfully to reduce toxic exposure, a green body today said. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released the results of its analysis of the official air quality data from continuous monitoring by Delhi Pollution Control Committee to show how this winter pollution levels have worsened

  • Goa: New CIC, State Information Commissioners sworn in

    Panaji: Goa today got new Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and two State Information Commissioners (SICs). Prashant Tendolkar was sworn in as new the Goa CIC, while Prtaima Vernekar and Juino D’Souza were administered the oath of office for SICs by state Chief Secretary R K Srivastava. While the post of CIC was vacant since January 2015, both the SIC slots were vacant since September 2012.

  • World Bank

    World Bank to give loan of $50 mn for Nai Manzil project

    New Delhi: World Bank today agreeded to give a loan of USD 50 million for Nai Manzil Education and Skills Training for minorities. The financing agreement for International Development Association (IDA) credit was signed between the Finance Ministry and the World Bank here.

  • Breast Cancer

    Sugary Western diet ups breast cancer risk, says study

    New York: The high amount of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and its spread to the lungs, warns a new study. “We found that sucrose intake in mice comparable to levels of Western diets led to increased tumour growth and metastasis, when compared to a non-sugar starch diet,” said Peiying Yang, assistant professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre in the

  • Oil, Fuel

    Non-subsidised LPG rates hiked, jet fuel cut

    New Delhi: State run-Indian Oil Corp (IOC) hiked prices of non-subsidised LPG, or cooking gas, cylinders by around Rs.50, effective from Friday. Allowing for local levies, the market price of a non-subsidised liquefied petroleum gas cylinder of 14.4 kg is now Rs.657.50 in Delhi, Rs.686.50 in Kolkata, Rs.671 in Mumbai and Rs.671.50 in Chennai. This is the second such successive hike in less than two months. Prices were last raised in December by

  • gold

    Gold begins 2016 with a glitter on jewellers buying

    New Delhi: Gold prices rebounded by Rs 120 to Rs 25,510 per ten grams on the first trading day of 2016 at the bullion market today on revival of buying by jewellers and retailers. However, silver held steady at Rs 33,300 per kg in scattered deals. Traders said em rgence of buying by jewellers and retailers mainly led to the recovery of gold prices.

  • LG India sees growth after three years of flat business

    New Delhi: After three years of flat growth, LG Electronics India posted strong growth in sales and profit in fiscal 2015 with the Registrar of Companies (RoC), which states 12 percent growth of Rs. 12,958.6 crore in the last fiscal year ended March, 2015.

  • Remo back in Goa, court to hear bail plea next week

    Panaji: Pop singer Remo Fernandes, who is facing charges of threatening a minor girl, today returned to Goa from his foreign trip even as a local court posted the date for arguments on his anticipatory bail petition in the case to January 5. “Remo has arrived in Goa by a morning flight,” his lawyer Rajiv Gomes told PTI after Goa Children’s Court adjourned the hearing in the anticipatory bail plea to next week.

  • Maha govt inks MoU with Pawan Hans to boost tourism

    Mumbai: In a bid to give an impetus to tourism in the state, Maharashtra government has signed an MoU with private helicopter service company Pawan Hans. “We have signed an MoU with Pawan Hans to boost tourism in Maharashtra. Along with locals, foreign tourists are especially found to be more inclined towards chopper services for touring the state,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told PTI.

  • Four precious idols stolen in Bihar

    Patna: Four precious idols of Hindu deities were stolen early on Friday from a temple in Bihar’s Vaishali district, police said. All the four idols — of Ram, Janaki, Hanuman and Lakshman — were made of “ashtadhatu” — an alloy of gold, silver, copper, zinc, lead, tin, iron and mercury. They were stolen from a temple in Imatpur village in the district.

  • World welcomes New Year despite terror fears

    New York : Millions welcomed in the New Year with Champagne and cheers today, although tightened security put a damper on festivities in Europe where Germany evacuated stations over an imminent terror threat and a huge hotel fire sparked panic in Dubai.

  • Expelled French scribe warns of dark days for media in China

    Paris: A French reporter forced to leave Beijing after she criticised government policy in violence-racked Xinjiang arrived home today after warning of dark days ahead for journalists working in China.

  • DNA matching to identify Jammu fire victims 

    Jammu: Authorities on Friday decided to conduct DNA matching of those killed in the Jammu fire after normal identification became difficult as nine of the 10 bodies were burnt beyond recognition.

  • Adnan Sami granted Indian citizenship

    New Delhi: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami was on Friday granted Indian citizenship by naturalisation by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs (MoS, Home) Kiren Rijiju at the Home Ministry here.

  • Vaiko

    Top Left leaders to attend PWF public meeting: Vaiko

    Chennai: Top Left leaders Sitaram Yechury and S Sudhakar Reddy will participate in a public meeting proposed to be held by the four-party Public Welfare Front in Madurai on January 26, MDMK leader Vaiko said today. Yechury and Reddy, General Secretaries of CPI (M) and CPI respectively, besides the leaders of the parties’ state units will participate in the rally being held to explain PWF’s Common Minimum Programme (CMP), Vaiko, who is the