Free Press Journal
  • farmers

    124 farmers in Maha took their lives in 2016: State to HC

    Mumbai: 124 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra since January this year, the state government today informed the Bombay High Court which asked the Centre what kind of assistance it provides to the state to deal with the grim agrarian crisis.

  • Ferrari to launch 488 GTB in India tomorrow

    Ferrari’s replacement for the highly acclaimed 458 Italia will be making its Indian debut on 17th February’2015 . Christened the 488 GTB – this is Italian carmaker’s second turbocharged supercar, following the California T, that was launched in India last year.

  • Tributes paid to R R Patil on first death anniversary

    Mumbai: Rich tributes were paid today to former deputy Chief Minister and Home Minister of Maharashtra late R R Patil who passed away on February 16 last year after battling cancer.

  • Volkswagen Polo GTI: Catch the sensation here!

    Volkswagen’s popular hatchback, the Polo, made its debut at the Indian Auto Expo 2016 in an all new avatar. Dubbed as the Polo GTI, this version of the car is a three door hatchback and has been spied on the country’s road a few times. The German manufacturer plans to bring the vehicle into India by the end of this year. Price could easily over Rs. 17 lac. The GTI will forge

  • Best camping destinations in India

    If plotting your escape in the warm embrace of nature is your idea of vacation, then this list is for you.

  • 5D data storage could record human history forever

    London: Opening a new era of eternal data archiving, scientists at University of Southampton have developed the recording and retrieval processes of five dimensional (5D) digital data using ultrafast laser writing in nanostructured glass. The storage allows unprecedented properties including 360 TB (terabyte)/disc data capacity, thermal stability up to 1,000 degree Celsius and virtually unlimited lifetime at room temperature (13.8 billion years at 190 degree Celsius ), the researchers said.

  • Grammys 2016: Kendrick Lamar wins big, Asif Kapadia awarded

    Los Angeles: The 58th Grammy Awards ceremony saw rapper Kendrick Lamar win big with five trophies for his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” here on Monday. The gala, attended by the who’s who of the global music industry, also saw Indo-British filmmaker Asif Kapadia win the golden gramophone for his film “Amy”.

  • Loans

    SC seeks list of companies defaulting on loans of over Rs 500 crore 

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Reserve Bank of India to furnish a list of companies which are in default of loans by banks and financial institutions in excess of Rs.500 crore or whose loans have been restructured under corporate debts restructuring scheme.

  • Rooney admits misfiring Man Utd players deserve criticism

    London: Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has backed his under-fire manager Louis Van Gaal, saying that players should be blamed for the club’s dip in form this season and not the Dutchman. Van Gaal has come under severe criticism following United’s repeated poor performances and after the club’s early exit from the Champions League.

  • Press Club event: Former DU prof Geelani sent to 2 days PC

    New Delhi: Former Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani, arrested for sedition in connection with an event at the Press Club of India here, was today remanded to two-day police custody by a Delhi court. Geelani was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh, where the police sought his custodial interrogation for two days to identify those involved in raising anti-India slogans.

  • England have talent, firepower to win World T20: Alex Hales

    Cape Town: England batsman Alex Hales believes his team has the talent and firepower both in batting and bowling to win the forthcoming World Twenty20 cricket tournament scheduled to be played in India in March-April. England lost their recent One-Day International (ODI) series against hosts South Africa 2-3 despite leading 2-0 after the first two matches. The World T20 begins on March 8 with the final match scheduled for April 3.

  • ISIS gets hands on Syrian anti-aircraft missiles

    Washington: The dreaded Islamic State terror group has reportedly captured Syria’s Russian-made anti- aircraft missiles, raising concerns that the deadly weapons could be used against US-led coalition jets. Several SA-6 mobile anti-aircraft missiles were captured near the northeastern Syrian city of Dayr Az Zawr, where in recent weeks US and allied aircraft have conducted airstrikes against oil and gas facilities controlled by ISIS, Pentagon officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

  • jat reservation

    4 trains cancelled, 10 diverted due to Jat agitation

    Jaipur: Northern Western Railway today cancelled four trains and partially cancelled two others as it diverted another 10 on Rohtak-Delhi section, in the wake of the ongoing protest by Jat community seeking reservation in government jobs and educational institutes.

  • 17-year-old gangraped, found dead near UP CM’s house

    Lucknow: A 17-year-old girl, who had been missing for the last five days, has been found murdered, allegedly after being gang-raped, near Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s official residence. The Class 12 student of the Rani Laxmi Bai College had been missing since Wednesday morning when she went to give her board exams.

  • Myanmar proposal calls for end to conflict in Shan state

    Nay Pyi Taw: A proposal calling to put an end to the conflict in Shan state’s North Palaung self-administered zones and Kyaukme township was submitted to the lower house on Tuesday, parliamentary sources said. The House of Representatives agreed to make debate on the issue on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

  • Economy

    Sensex to include firms only from ‘BSE 100’ from June

    New Delhi: The 30 companies in the Sensex will be derived only from the BSE 100 segment from June onwards, Asia Index, a BSE and S&P Dow Jones Indices joint venture, said today. At present, all common equities listed on the BSE are considered eligible.

  • Airtel

    Bharti Airtel rejigs Africa business unit

    New Delhi: Telecom major Bharti Airtel today announced restructuring of its loss-making African telecom business by grouping operations in 15 countries under eight clusters along with change in management structure.

  • Former French prez Sarkozy in court over campaign finances

    Paris: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy arrived at a Paris court today in connection with a
    long-running scandal over his 2012 campaign finances. It was not clear if Sarkozy would be charged during the  hearing, which is investigating false accounting during his failed election campaign that allowed him to greatly exceed spending limits.

  • New microbes that thrive deep inside Earth discovered

    Washington: Scientists have discovered a group of microbes that live several kilometres under the surface of the Earth, need no light or oxygen and can only be seen in a microscope. The researchers have also found how the microorganisms, named Hadesarchaea, first discovered in a South African gold  mine at a depth of over three kilometres, are able to make a living in the absence of oxygen and light.

  • Strategic stake sale policy soon, to be comprehensive: Secy

    New Delhi: More than a decade after privatisation of PSUs was scrapped, the government will very soon come out with a comprehensive policy for strategic stake sale that will detail the mode as well as valuation methodology for outright sale of even profit making companies. The previous NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had between 1999 and 2004 privatised about a dozen state-owned firms and hotels including Videsh Sanchar Nigam Ltd (VSNL),