Free Press Journal
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    Delhi-Varanasi Mahamana Express fare hiked by 15%

    New Delhi – Passengers will now have to pay more for travelling on New Delhi-Varanasi superfast Mahamana Express as the Railways has raised the fare by 15 per cent.

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    Big corporates should mentor start-ups: Prasad

    New Delhi – Large corporates need to instill confidence in start-ups and start mentoring them, Union Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said while assuring that the government will do whatever is required to
    promote such ventures.

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    Rupee plunges to 28-mth low amid global turmoil

    Mumbai – Hit by global growth concerns, the rupee today crashed below the 68-level after 28 months and closed 23 paise down at 67.95 on fresh demand for the American currency from importers amid a massive fall in domestic stock markets.

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    Smaller cos outshine bigger peers in CSR spending: Crisil

    New Delhi – Small listed companies outpaced their bigger counterparts in spendings on corporate social responsibility in current fiscal so far taking the total amount spent to Rs 6,800 crore, a Crisil study said today.

  • Russia’s ruble hits all-time low against the dollar

    Moscow – The ruble hit a historic low today as the dollar climbed past the 80.1 rubles level for the first time, exceeding the levels seen during the shock plunge of the Russian currency in December 2014.

  • Pearl Jam, Soundsystem lined up for 2016 Bonnaroo

    London: Rock bands Pearl Jam and LCD Soundsystem will headline this year’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, to be held in Manchester, Tennessee in June. The names pf those set to perform there were announced in the Tuesday night episode of TV show “Conan”, reports

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    Mehbooba condemns terror attack at Pak university

    Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti today condemned the terror attack on a Pakistani university which left 25 people dead, saying it was a grim reminder of how
    “terrorists are trying to destabilise the region by shedding the blood of innocents”.

  • Sharapova sails into Australian Open third round

    Melbourne – World No.5 Maria Sharapova continued her dominating performance at the Australian Open tennis tournament, taking out unseeded Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 6-2, 6-1, here on Wednesday.

  • Intolerance in any form not good for India or Pakistan: Ghulam Ali

    New Delhi: Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali, who believes in the importance of keeping music and creative mediums away from politics, says his love for India remains unchanged despite Shiv Sena’s resistance to his Mumbai concert last year. “I think one should not mix politics with artistes,” said the singer, who stressed that intolerance — whether in India or Pakistan — was not doing good to anyone.

  • Depression in expectant father linked to premature birth

    London: Depression in women during pregnancy is known to be associated with low birth weight and increased risk of premature birth, but a new study has found that depression of expectant father can too increase preterm birth risk. Maternal stress, such as the death of a loved one, lack of social support, or a difficult or abusive relationship, has also been shown to increase the risk of premature birth.

  • Power

    Cabinet gives nod to new power tariff policy

    New Delhi – The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new power tariff policy designed to promote clean energy, better regulation of distribution companies (discoms), and ease of the process of doing business in the sector.