Free Press Journal
  • Rise of Africans in India reflective of India’s openness: envoy

    United Nations: The rise of Africans, who came to India as slaves to positions of military and political
    authority is reflective of India’s “openness”, according to the country’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin. Akbaruddin was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of an exhibition documenting the fascinating story of rise of African slaves in India to positions of military and political authority that opened at the UN headquarters in New York yesterday.

  • Reports: Syrian man behind deadly Ankara car bomb attack

    Ankara: Turkish media reports said a Syrian national was behind the attack in Ankara that killed at least 28 people and wounded dozens of others. Yeni Safak, a newspaper close to the government, said today that the man who detonated the car bomb yesterday that targeted buses carrying military personnel was identified from his fingerprints. It said he had been registered as a refugee in Turkey.

  • Jadavpur unrest

    Jadavpur Univ students condemn ABVP-RSS attack on campus

    Kolkata: Following the vandalisation of the Jadavpur University complex on Wednesday, several students’ organisations, including the All India Democratic Students Organization (AIDSO) on Thursday took out a protest march in the campus to condemn the incident.

  • India’s GDP to grow next fiscal at 7.5 percent: Moody’s

    Mumbai: US agency Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday forecast for India a “stable GDP growth at around 7.5 percent in 2016 and 2017”, saying the country is relatively less exposed to external headwinds, like the Chinese slowdown, and will benefit from lower commodity prices.

  • Govt to delay fiscal roadmap, project deficit at 3.9%: Goldman

    New Delhi: Government may deviate from the fiscal consolidation roadmap and up its deficit target for 2016-17 to 3.9 per cent of GDP to push rural demand and pay higher wages to civil servants, Goldman Sachs said today. “We expect the government to pause on fiscal consolidation and keep the central fiscal deficit unchanged at 3.9 per cent of GDP in FY’17. We expect civil service wage increases to be implemented only partially,

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    Ease foreign investment protocols for ‘Make in India’ success: GIFAS chief

    Singapore: Marwan Lahoud, the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of the Airbus Group UK and chairman of the French aerospace industries association GIFAS, has said that he is very optimistic about the “Make in India” initiative announced by the Narendra Modi-led government, but has urged New Delhi to be less rigid in facilitating ease of doing business for foreign investment.

  • Autoantibodies may lead to early detection of lung cancer

    New York: Researchers have identified autoantibodies – immune proteins found in the blood that fight one’s own proteins – that can potentially detect lung cancer early by distinguishing between smokers with or without lung cancer. Worldwide, lung cancer causes 1.6 million deaths yearly. The overall five-year survival is 17 percent, which is mainly driven by the fact that 57 percent of lung cancers are diagnosed after the disease has spread, with a

  • Indonesia bans Tumblr over pornography

    Jakarta: Indonesia said on Thursday it will block access to microblogging platform Tumblr over pornographic content, the media reported on Thursday. “After an exhaustive study, the ministry has decided to ban Tumblr since it contains many videos and pornographic images,” said the communication ministry’s e-business director, Azhar Hasyim.

  • Arvind Kejriwal watches ‘Neerja’

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal watched the Sonam Kapoor-starrer upcoming biopic “Neerja”, in a special screening arranged by the makers.

  • Katrina Kaif reveals about the delay in the release of ‘Jagga Jasoos’

    Mumbai: All eyes are currently set on the release of ‘Jagga Jasoos’ which will bring together ex-couple Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif for the first time after their much talked about break up. The film, which has been delayed for a while now, has once again been postponed for a month. ‘Jagga Jasoos’ is now said to be releasing by the end of July or August.

  • Mahindra registers 21,000 bookings for KUV100 in a month!

    As it was anticipated, Mahindra KUV100 has been able to make its mark in the market. The Indian carmaker has registered 21,000 bookings for its ‘SUV’ within just 34 days of the launch, though bookings started in late December 2015. Apart from this, it also got 1.75 lac enquiries for the car with 2.7 million visits on the website.

  • Tobacco prices in India cheaper than essential food items: Study

    New Delhi: A new study conducted by the Health and Family Welfare ministry and the World Health organization (WHO) Country Office states that prices of tobacco products in India have not increased substantially over time, thus making these products even cheaper than essential food items.

  • Kareena Kapoor breaks self-imposed no-kissing rule for ‘Ki and Ka’

    Mumbai: Yes, you’ve seen it right. That is Kareena Kapoor puckering up with Arjun Kapoor for the poster of R Balki’s ‘Ki & Ka’. Hadn’t Kareena said no to on-screen kissing after her marriage? When offered Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’ she made it very clear at the outset that she “can’t do all that with Ranveer” now that she is the Begum of the Pataudi khandaan. In fact in Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’,

  • Patiala Court clash: BCI to take action against guilty lawyers

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India has decided to crack the whip on the group of unruly lawyers who indulged in violence at the Patiala House Court complex here, saying the licences of those found guilty will be suspended for life.

  • Nikki Haley’s endorsement boosts Rubio

    Washington: South Carolina’s Republican Indian-American Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Marco Rubio for president, giving the son of Cuban immigrants a huge boost just days before the state’s crucial primary on Saturday. Born Nimrata ‘Nikki’ Randhawa, the daughter of Sikh immigrants from India told a crowd of supporters Wednesday night that she chose to back a candidate who can “show my parents that the best decision they made for their children was coming

  • Audience always believes in good product and story

    Mumbai: The unpredictable ways of the box office struck again when this week the big mammoth purportedly epic love story ‘Fitoor’ collected a meager Rs. 3.5 crores on the first day of release whereas the relatively smaller-budgeted ‘Sanam Re’, collected approximately Rs. 5 crores on Day 1.