Free Press Journal
  • Intruder shot dead by BSF along Indo-Pak border in Pathankot

    Gurdaspur (Punjab): A 30-year-old intruder was shot dead early today by BSF along the Indo-Pak border in Pathankot where the force is on high alert following the January 2 terror attack on air force base. Officials said the Border Security Force team deployed along the International Border (IB) saw suspicious movement of at least three infiltrators near the Taash area in Bamiyal early morning and in order to thwart their bid to breach

  • e-commerce

    E-commerce safety in digital age

    New Delhi: India’s e-commerce market is likely to touch USD 38 billion mark in terms of revenue in 2016 and rising internet and smartphone mobile penetration has led to the involvement of more and more people in this mammoth industry. The huge market involves its own advantages and risks. On January 20, Warranteer launched its India operations during a Roundtable Discussion on “Ensuring Consumer Protection in Digital India: Time to Look at

  • NCP backs Goa RSS rap to BJP government over languages

    Panaji: A day after Subhash Velingkar, who heads the RSS in Goa, attacked the BJP for alleged betrayal of Indian regional languages over English, the Nationalist Congress Party in the state has backed him for his “straightforwardness”.

  • Coal to remain dominant fuel for India’s power sector

    New Delhi: Coal will remain the dominant fuel for India’s power sector over 10-year forecast period to 2025 despite growth in alternative sources, including renewables, BMI Research, Fitch Group company, has said. “The sizeable coal power project pipeline and the widespread availability of coal from low cost Asia seaborne imports and growing domestic production will ensure that coal will remain the dominant fuel choice for India’s power sector, despite growth in alternative sources,

  • Lucy Hale splits from musician beau

    Los Angeles: “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale has reportedly split from boyfriend Anthony Kalabretta. The 26 year-old actress was first seen with musician Anthony at a sports game in June 2015.

  • Gauri Shinde starts working on Shah Rukh-Alia starrer

    Mumbai: Director Gauri Shinde has started working on her next project, starring superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt, from today. Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is co-producing the project took to Twitter to share his excitement about the yet untitled movie.

  • Serve your best scoop at ‘The Great Indian Ice Cream Contest’

    New Delhi: If you missed watching India’s largest ice cream contest in the past, here is another chance. DuPont Nutrition & Health – a leading supplier of food ingredient solutions to the global dairy industry – is back with “Season 5” of its highly successful “The Great Indian Ice Cream Contest”. Held in partnership with the Indian Dairy Association, the unique contest will challenge the creativity of Indian ice cream manufacturers as

  • Moody

    Securitisation to be key for small finance banks: Moody’s

    New Delhi: The upcoming small finance banks will take time to develop a retail deposit franchise and securitisation of loans will be instrumental for their development, Moody’s Investors Service said today. In both India and China, securitisation is an important funding tool for NBFCs, which in turn lends to under-served individuals, micro enterprises and SMEs, it said in a report. The Reserve Bank in September 2015 granted in-principle approval to 10 entities, including

  • Dipika Pallikal powers into semis in Toronto

    Toronto: Last year’s runner-up Dipika Pallikal moved into the semifinals of the Granite Open squash tournament after a convincing win over Egyptian Salma Hany Ibrahim here.

  • Dhoni is still most suitable for job: Mike Hussey

    Sydney: Beleaguered Mahendra Singh Dhoni today found backing from former Australia cricketer Mike Hussey, who says the Indian captain was the most suitable to lead the team as he still has a lot of fire in his batting. In yet another poor showing for Dhoni, the Indian captain scored a duck in the fourth ODI and the side slipped to a 25- run defeat from a very strong position.

  • Russian Ruble fall

    Russian ruble drops to new record lows against dollar

    Moscow: Russia’s ruble today resumed its slide to new record lows against the dollar, tumbling over 3 per cent in early trading beyond 84 to the greenback on tumbling oil prices.

  • Tree frogs thought extinct rediscovered in India

    Washington D.C : A new genus of tree hole-breeding frogs that was thought to have died out more than a century ago has been rediscovered in India.The Old World tree frog family currently contains over 380 species and includes some frogs with ambiguous classifications based on shared characteristics. During fieldwork in four northeastern Indian states, the authors of this University of Delhi study discovered several populations of tree hole breeding frogs with

  • Economy

    Bearish global indices, weak rupee dent markets

    Mumbai: Bearish global indices, coupled with a weak rupee and long-liquidation positions pushed down the Indian equity markets during the late-afternoon trade session on Thursday.

  • New blood test may prevent antibiotics misuse

    Washington: Scientists are developing a rapid blood test that can determine whether a respiratory illness is caused by infection from a virus or bacteria so that antibiotics can be more precisely prescribed. Researchers at Duke University in US have developed ‘gene signatures,’ patterns that reflect which of a patient’s genes are turned on or off, to indicate whether someone is fighting infection from a virus or bacteria. Results can be derived from a small sample of the patient’s blood.

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  • shiv shankar menon

    India must consider troops for West Asia: Former Indian NSA

    New Delhi: With much at stake in West Asia, India must rethink its strategy and extend military support for peace in that region, even as it cannot have a single firm policy on Pakistan, former national security advisor Shiv Shankar Menon has said.

  • Freida Pinto to co-host a special dinner at the World Economic Forum

    International actress Freida Pinto has time and again extended her support for varied social causes and promoted them across the entertainment world through various events. The actress is also a representative of the The Global Citizen Initiative (TGCI) and is now all set to host a special dinner on January 21, that is today in Switzerland.