Free Press Journal
  • TCS bullish on BFSI segment growth in FY17

    Mumbai:  Software exporter TCS today said it is confident of continuing to post healthy growth in the BFSI segment next fiscal, allaying fears over the critical financial services vertical following concerns flagged by its rival Cognizant. “I believe that we’ll do very well (in BFSI) and insurance sector, which has been weaker last year, is seeing a lot of traction. The year has started well for them. I expect all of this will translate into revenues for insurance sector,”

  • Get that perfect Valentine’s Day look

    New Delhi: Valentine’s day is not restricted to exchange of gifts and love, but is also a day meant to put the best fashion foot forward. From opting for soft and flirty make-up for a fresh and radiant look to going romantically edgy for evening dates, an expert has offered tips to look perfect for the occasion. Aakriti Kochar, beauty and makeup expert, Oriflame India, has some insights to share on achieving

  • Actor and stand-up comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi joins AAP

    Chandigarh: Actor and stand up comedian Gurpreet Ghuggi today joined Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) here. Addressing media here, Sanjay Singh, senior leader of AAP said party will benefit with the joining of Ghuggi as it will also give a positive message among people especially youth of state.

  • Indian tennis players bag three gold

    Guwahati: India tennis players ruled the roost in the 12th South Asian Games by picking up all the gold medals on offer on the fourth and penultimate day of the event here today. Indians won gold in women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles to completely dominate the event at the All Assam Tennis Association Grounds here. All the final matches today were all-Indian affairs, showing the complete domination by the home players.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal likely to visit Punjab on February 20

    Chandigarh: AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to visit Punjab from February 20 for about 5 days during which he will meet the families of farmers who committed suicide due to debt. “Kejriwal is expected to visit Punjab on February 20 and will be in the state for 4-5 days,” Aam Aadmi Party’s national organisation-building head, Durgesh Pathak said.

  • PIL for Lokayukta: SC seeks copy of 2011 Uttarakhand law

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought a copy of the 2011 Uttarakhand law on Lokayukta from a person who has filed a PIL seeking a direction to the state government to appoint the ombudsman.

  • Liverpool coach Klopp questions referee’s call after FA Cup exit

    London: Liverpool football club’s head coach Jurgen Klopp has questioned referee Roger East’s decision to award West Ham United a free-kick which led to his outfit’s exit from the FA Cup. It was all square at 1-1 with a penalty shootout looming on Tuesday but then East penalised Lucas Leiva which led to Dmitri Payet setting up Angelo Ogbonna for the 121st minute strike, which eventually turned out to be the winner.

  • Pregnant woman diagnosed with Zika in Australia

    Sydney: A pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the Zika virus in Australia, officials said today, adding that the disease was acquired overseas. The Australian government has urged pregnant women to avoid areas where the mosquito-borne Zika virus, suspected of causing a surge in brain-damaged babies in Brazil, is circulating. “A woman was diagnosed with the disease in South East Queensland on yesterday after recently returning from overseas,” Queensland Health said in a statement.

  • Four arrested at Mumbai airport for smuggling gold

    Mumbai: The customs department officials today arrested four persons from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai on charges of smuggling gold.

  • cooking oil

    Govt may exempt import duty on used cooking oil: Gadkari

    New Delhi: To encourage use of alternative fuel, the government is contemplating withdrawing import duty on used cooking oil for conversion into bio-diesel which will help curb pollution, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today.

  • DRUG

    Indian drugs cheaper, says Govt on withdrawing duty exemption

    New Delhi: Defending the move to end the customs duty exemption for import of 76 life saving drugs including those for treating cancer, AIDS and haemophilia, Government has said Indian manufacturers are already selling most of these drugs at cheaper prices.

  • Four Indian Americans selected to US National Academy of Engineering

    Washington: Four Indian American engineers are among 80 new members selected to the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for their valuable contributions to the society. Anil K. Jain, Dr Arati Prabhakar, Ganesh Thakur and Dr K.R. Sridhar were formally inducted during a ceremony at the NAE’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, NAE president C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr announced in a statement.

  • Suresh Prabhu launches IRCTC’s ‘takeaway e-bedroll’ facility

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has given the go-ahead to the pilot project of E-Bedroll that allows passengers to avail bedroll kits through online booking and from over the counter at select outlets set up by the IRCTC on the stations.

  • Genes, Human body

    Genes influence stress fracture injuries

    London: Researchers have identified how certain genes can contribute towards a person’s susceptibility to stress fracture injuries, a fatigue-induced fracture of the bone caused by repeated pressure over time.

  • Housing

    Affordable housing for income below 5 lakh: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: At a time when only one per cent of India’s population can afford a house above Rs 10 lakh, the government is not only committed to building smart cities but also to offer affordable houses below Rs 5 lakh, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said.

  • Odd-even formula: Kejriwal to announce dates tomorrow

    New Delhi: The ‘odd-even’ scheme is “all set” make a comeback in the national capital, the dates to which will be announced by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tomorrow. Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the government will make the announcement after reviewing over 11 lakh responses received from the public through multiple channels today.

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone launches 4G in Mumbai; Bengaluru in line

    Mumbai: Vodafone India on Thursday launched its next-gen high-speed 4G network in different business and residential centres of the city and suburbs, a company official said on Wednesday. The Mumbai launch follows similar 4G ventures in Delhi and the national capital region, Kolkata, Karnataka and Kerala, said company MD and CEO Sunil Sood. Vodafone plans to cover the entire Mumbai area by March-end. “Built on the efficient 1,800 MHz band, the state-of-art