Free Press Journal
  • Haryana calm but CM gets flak in home town

    Rohtak/Chandigarh: Haryana saw relative calm for the first time in nine days on Tuesday as Jats seeking job quotas withdrew from the streets or were chased away. Highway and rail traffic was restored even as security forces were on the alert for clashes between Jats and non-Jats.

  • CVC probes excise duty evasion by Cadbury

    New Delhi : In the second major case involving a foreign company under its probe, the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is investigating alleged excise duty evasion to the tune of about Rs 580 crore by confectionery giant Mondelez, maker of Cadbury chocolates.

  • I lost mental balance, says Judge to SC

    Chennai : Days after he created a stir in judicial circles by staying his own transfer order, controversial Madras High Court judge Justice C S Karnan on Tuesday wrote to Chief Justice of India and two other Supreme Court judges saying he had passed the order in a state of mental frustration.

  • Bombardier to make India exports hub for passenger trains

    Mumbai : Canada-based passenger trains maker Bombardier is planning to develop India as the exports hub for its products and solutions to cater to Europe, South America and the Middle East markets.

  • Kotak Mahindra to buy 19.9% in Airtel M Comm for Rs 98 crore

    New Delhi : Kotak Mahindra Bank will buy 19.9 % stake worth Rs 98 crore in Airtel M Commerce Services Ltd (AMSL), which last year has been granted in-principle approval by RBI to convert itself into a payments bank.

  • Bar Dance In Mumbai

    Bars won’t dance to state Govt tune

    Non-compliance with stringent guidelines a sticking point; matter comes up in SC today.

  • Recognition more important than pay for employees: Survey

    New Delhi : For employees, getting better recognition for their work is the best motivating factor followed by job security and earnings, says a report. Recognition is the highest motivator (for employees) regardless of age, industry or location — even outstripping monetary reward — the Culture and Channelling Corporate Behaviour report published by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has found.

  • Mars recalls chocolates from 55 nations

    The Hague : The US chocolate giant Mars on Tuesday ordered a massive international recall of Mars and Snickers bars made at its Dutch factory after a piece of plastic found in one snack was traced back to the site. Millions of chocolate bars were deemed possibly unsafe for consumption in 55 countries after a customer in Germany found a piece of red plastic in his Snickers bar last month.

  • Pay hikes in 2016 to be lower at 10.3%

    New Delhi : Employees in India can expect an average pay increase of 10.3 % across various job roles in 2016 with chemicals and high technology industries likely to lead the market in terms of salary hikes.

  • Vienna world’s best city to live in, Baghdad worst

    London : Austria’s capital Vienna is the best place in the world to live, according to an international survey on quality of life that has no Indian city in the top 100. According to the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study, which examined socioeconomic conditions of 230 global cities, Vienna, a city of nearly 1.8 million people, is the world’s best city, followed by Zurich, Auckland, Munich and Vancouver. While famous cities like

  • Indian Army firing

    The threat liberal secularists don’t see

    Intense pain is never prolonged. Prolonged pain is never intense. Pakistan has inflicted so much pain that we have virtually internalised it. It no longer shocks us if our western neighbor, as part of its policy to bleed India by a thousand cuts, keeps on launching one terror attack after the other.

  • As usual, Mamata playing with fire

    A dangerous situation may arise in the country if Mamata Banerjee’s demand for granting citizenship to Bangladeshi immigrants living in India for more than five years is conceded.

  • Not easy to shut down JNU

    As an ideologue of the BJP, the RSS is out to saffronise India. Calculated attempts are being made by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Lotus party, to whip up trouble in universities to isolate the ‘anti-nationalists’. The prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University might well be a test case.

  • Intellectual vacuity haunts the BJP

    Only someone like the Union HRD minister, Smriti Irani, who has read up to Class XII can believe that the answer to the pretentious antics of a tiny group of adolescents is to hoist the national flag. Hence, the gimmick of “proudly” flying the national flag in the hope that it will remind the passers-by of their country – and the foreign students about where they are – and evoke, albeit momentarily,

  • Smartphones to account for half of connections in 2016

    Madrid : Smartphones will be used for 50 percent of all mobile connections worldwide by the end of 2016, according to a prediction made by GSMA Intelligence, reports IANS.

  • Your spouse’s lifestyle choices can push you towards obesity

    London : Next time when you try to imitate the way your spouse eats, pause for a moment as a couple’s lifestyle choices can increase their chances of becoming obese regardless of their genetic profile, finds a study.

  • Bats’ super immunity could offer clue to find Ebola cure

    Sydney : The discovery of a unique ability in bats that allows them to carry but remain unaffected by some deadly diseases, including Ebola and Hendra virus, could lead to new treatments against viral infections, suggests new research, reports IANS.

  • Graphic images on cigarette packs may not deter smokers

    Washington : Graphic warning labels with images of diseased lungs or mouth on cigarette packages may not really prompt smokers to kick the butt, a new study has found, reports PTI.