Free Press Journal
  • china_economy

    Global stock swings not caused by China factors: Analysts

    Beijing: Analysts said prolonged low interest rates in the West and weak crude oil prices, rather than concerns over the Chinese economy, were the main cause of stock market fluctuations across the globe this week. Despite a rebound on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite Index lost 1.4 percent, 0.8 percent and 0.6 percent respectively this week, when the Chinese market was closed for the

  • Giant, flightless bird wandered the Arctic 50 mn years ago

    New York: A giant, flightless bird with a head the size of a horse, wandered about in the winter twilight of the high Arctic some 53 million years ago, scientists have revealed. The confirmation came after researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and University of Colorado, Boulder, analysed the first and only fossil evidence from the Arctic of a massive bird known as Gastornis.

  • Arambol resists ‘development’, retains culture

    Travel 3: The peace and solitude of the place is perfect for those who have taken time off from their lives to rejuvenate, writes GAJANAN KHERGAMKER.

  • Vivian Richards

    England can be number one in Tests: Viv Richards

    Dubai : West Indies legend Viv Richard said on Saturday that England can be the top ranked nation in Test matches if they can continue their rich vein of form. England beat South Africa 2-1 in the four match Test series recently and Richards praised the quality of the current squad. “When you look at the English team and the way they played in South Africa – they demoralised South Africa in my

  • Daalim Shakarkhandi chaat

    Indigenous Delicacies!

    NRI serves tasty and palatable epicurean delights with sensible portions at reasonable rates and prompt service, writes GITA HARI.

  • Urdu is alive and moving ahead with times: Gulzar

    New Delhi: Noted lyricist-poet Gulzar says that contrary to the believe that Urdu is dying, the language is alive and moving ahead with time. “Urdu is alive the same way it was earlier and it is alive with the same old strength. Its energy hasn’t reduced. Maybe its aspect is changing… This fear that Urdu is dying… Urdu is the most alive language and moving ahead with times,” Gulzar said while Speaking at ‘Jashn-e-Rekhta’ festival.

  • India start as favourites in final against Windies

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): India’s amazing track record and an unbeaten run in the tournament makes coach Rahul Dravid’s boys overwhelming favourites to defeat the West Indies in the final of the ICC Under-19 cricket World Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium here on Sunday. India are on a 15-match winning streak since losing to England in the quarter-final of the previous edition in the United Arab Emirates two years ago. They have won 20

  • Maha CM hikes monetary reward for artists winning accolades

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced that land would be provided to start a branch of Sahitya Kala academy in the state and also that the monetary reward for artists who win awards in the fields of art and culture would be hiked.

  • Eric Johnson in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’?

    Los Angeles: Actor Eric Johnson is in talks to play Jack Hyde, the rival of the character Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) in upcoming erotic romantic drama film “Fifty Shades Darker”.

  • Ranveer-Deepika

    Deepika gets `special visitor` on `xXx` set

    New Delhi: In order to celebrate Valentine’s Day with his lady love, Ranveer Singh recently flew to Toronto, where Deepika Padukone is shooting for her upcoming Hollywood movie ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.’

  • Chinese markets, macro-data to guide rupee’s path: Experts

    Mumbai: The direction of global equity markets, especially of China, coupled with domestic macro-economic data and a rebound in crude oil prices, are expected to set the tone of the Indian rupee during the upcoming week, experts said on Saturday.

  • Under Modi, transparent governance, no policy paralysis: Jaitley 

    New Delhi: Seeking to counter former prime minister Manmohan Singh’s criticisms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley says India has actually moved on from an era of policy paralysis under the last government to becoming a global bright spot with transparent decision making.

  • Need to align agriculture, food systems to tackle malnutrition: Experts

    New Delhi: The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, in partnership with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) convened a high – level South Asian regional consultation on February 11 and 12 2016 in New Delhi.

  • First priority to steer TERI away from stress: Chawla

    New Delhi: As clouds of sexual harassment allegations continue to swirl around TERI, its new Chairman Ashok Chawla today said his immediate priority would be to steer away the organisation from the present period of stress. Amid a public outcry over return of R K Pachauri as TERI’s Executive Vice Chairman despite sexual harassment allegations against him, its Governing Council last evening asked him to go on an indefinite leave from all positions

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Cong-DMK pact: Both ‘ruled and ruined’ country: Venkaiah

    Bengaluru: Congratulating the Congress and the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) for entering into a pre-poll alliance in Tamil Nadu, the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Saturday said both of them together “ruled and ruined” the country, as they were together in the UPA and now it’s going to be “UPA-Tamil Nadu”.

  • JNU row: Ex-servicemen threaten to return degrees

    New Delhi: Ex-servicemen who are alumni of JNU today threatened to return their degrees, saying they “find it difficult” to be associated with an institution that has become a “hub of anti-national activities” amid a controversy over an event held on the campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. “We are constrained at the ongoing anti-national activities on the university campus like celebration of Afzal Guru day and consider it

  • Now free ‘Amma Drinking Water Scheme’ in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: As part of rolling out people friendly initiatives, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today launched ‘Amma Drinking Water Scheme’ aimed at providing free mineral water for the poor and downtrodden.

  •  “Love is about touching each other’s souls”

    PIYUSH MISHRA went viral on social media with his quotes on city-life, and now he share his views on all things love, while SHUBARNA MUKERJI SHU takes notes.

  • NEERJA banned in Pakistan

    Based on real incidents during the hijacking of the Pan Am Flight 73 at the Karachi airport in 1986,Sonam Kapoor’s NEERJA has been banned in Pakistan allegedly for showing the country in poor light.