Free Press Journal

    FSSAI issues new norms for food product imports

    New Delhi:Food items which have at least 60 per cent shelf life or more will only be allowed to import, the food safety watchdog FSSAI said in its new guidelines, a move aimed at checking dumping of products.

  • SBI partners Snapdeal to offer loans to e-commerce sellers

    Mumbai: Country’s largest lender State Bank of India today announced launch of SBI e-Smart SME to offer easy working capital to online e-commerce players. The bank has initially tied up with e-commerce major Snapdeal to offer instant loans to its sellers.

  • Adele, James Bay lead 2016 Brit Awards nominations

    London: Oscar-winner Adele, singer James Bay and pop trio Years & Years have emerged as the frontrunners at the upcoming 2016 Brit Awards, with the three stars earning four nominations apiece. Adele’s hit album “25” is up for best British album, while she has also been shortlisted for British female solo artist, British single for “Hello”, British artist video for “Hello”. Her nominations come after “25” sold 2.5 million copies in the UK in its first six weeks.

  • Sania-Martina clinch Sydney International crown

    Sydney: At one stage seemingly set to lose the final, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis came up with a stupendous performance to earn a fantastic come-from-behind victory and clinch the Sydney International title at the Ken Rosewall Arena here on Friday. The top seeds were down and almost out when they were trailing 1-6, 2-5 against French third seeds Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic. But the Indo-Swiss combine staged a remarkable come-back

  • There can’t be ‘good’ and ‘bad’ militants: Pakistani daily

    Islamabad: Muslim countries must confront religious extremism without drawing a line between “good” and “bad” militants, a Pakistani newspaper said on Friday. “Unfortunately, some Muslim states have either looked away as extremist groups grew in size and strength in their backyards while others have used these as proxies in geopolitical conflicts,” a Dawn editorial said.

  • Very well to give speeches but Modi silent on poor: Rahul

    Mumbai: Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today questioned his silence on problems being faced by the poor and claimed the BJP government’s credibility has “eroded very quickly”. “It is very well to give speeches but Modi is silent on problems faced by the poor,” Rahul said, addressing a rally of party workers in suburban Malad in North Mumbai.

  • More Germans have doubt over migrants after New Year assaults

    Berlin: Most Germans now doubt their country’s ability to cope with a record migrant influx, and fear refugees more, after the New Year’s Eve mass assaults on women in Cologne, opinion polls released today show. A survey by public broadcaster ZDF found that 60 per cent of respondents believe Germany cannot cope with the large numbers of new arrivals, which reached 1.1 million in 2015.

  • Convict who gave arms to Dutt challenges remission in sentence

    Mumbai: A convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case — who had carried weapons to the house of actor Sanjay Dutt along with co-accused prior to the explosions in furtherance of conspiracy — has moved the Bombay High Court challenging cancellation of remission in sentence awarded to him.

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  • The BMC told the court that since 1973, no new licence to ply Victorias had been issued. Presently, according to figures filed before the court, there are around 170 horses and 130 Victorias which ply mainly in a restricted area of south Mumbai between Colaba and Nariman Point.

    HC gives Maha more time to file compliance on ‘Victoria’ ban

    Mumbai: Horse carriages, popularly known as Victorias, would continue to serve joy rides to tourists in the city for some more time as the Bombay High Court today granted further time to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit on complying with its earlier order banning them. A division bench of justices A S Oka and A K Menon was hearing a PIL filed by city-based NGO Animals and Birds Charitable Trust.

  • Coal

    Coal scam: Court summons Domco Pvt Ltd, six others as accused

    New Delhi: A Ranchi-based company, its three directors and three others have been summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case for allegedly misrepresenting facts to bag a Jharkhand coal block. The court took cognizance of the charge sheet filed by CBI in the case and summoned the company M/S Domco Pvt Ltd, its three directors Binay Prakash, Vasant Diwakar Manjrekar and Parmananda Mondal, chartered accountants Manoj Kumar Gupta

  • Petrol

    Petrol becomes cheaper by 32 paise, diesel by 85 paise/litre

    New Delhi: Petrol price was today cut by 32 paise a litre and diesel’s by 85 paise a litre, the fourth reduction in rates in six weeks on the back of softening global oil prices. Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 59.03 per litre with effect from midnight tonight as against Rs 59.35 per litre currently. A litre of diesel will cost Rs 44.18 as opposed to Rs 45.03 presently, said Indian Oil

  • Sterling says City needs to check Palace wingers in EPL

    London: Ahead of their English Premier League (EPL) clash on Saturday, Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling feels they should not provide enough space for operation to Crystal Palace wingers who have been successful this football season. Alan Pardew’s side has earned a reputation as one of the best away teams in the PL, winning five and drawing two of their 10 games on the road so far.

  • Jet Airways

    Jet to deploy B737 on Delhi-Singapore route from Jan 30

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways today said from January 30 it would be operating a smaller aircraft in place of wide-body Airbus 330 to Singapore from here due to scheduled maintenance of the plane currently in operation. The Delhi-Singapore sector will be serviced by a Boeing 737-800 aircraft between January 30 and February 12, sources said.

  • EU states ‘failed to deliver’ on migrants: Juncker

    Brussels: European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said EU member states have “failed to deliver” on efforts to resolve the migrant crisis, including on a deal to relocate thousands of asylum seekers from Italy and Greece. So far just 272 refugees have been moved to other countries out of the 160,000 that European Union nations agreed to relocate as the continent faced a wave of people fleeing conflict in Syria and elsewhere.

  • Hepatitis C

    CMR-NICED to step up research on Hepatitis C, rotavirus infection

    Kolkata: The National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) here on Friday inked a deal with the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) to undertake cutting-edge research on enteric diseases including hepatitis C, and see through translation of research outputs for community outreach.