Free Press Journal
  • eknath khadse

    Vikhe Patil moves breach of privilege notice against Khadse

    Mumbai Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil today moved a breach of privilege notice against Revenue minister Eknath Khadse for ‘misleading’ the House on the number of farmers suicides.

  • Abhijeet wins Reykjavik open; Tania makes Grandmaster norm

    Reykjavik: Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta ended his a month and a half long European stint with a brilliant victory at the Reykjavik International open chess tournament here.

  • Marijuana use disorder in US has doubled in a decade

    New York: The percentage of Americans having marijuana use disorder has nearly doubled between 2001-2013, reveals a new study. The research also showed that 2.5 percent of adults — nearly 6 million people — experienced marijuana use disorder in the past year. The data showed that marijuana use disorder is about twice as common among men than women.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex ends flat

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday provisionally closed the day’s trading flat — lower by 5.11 points or 0.02 percent.

  • Marico Innovation Foundataion

    The 6th edition of Innovation for India Awards 2016 recognizes 6 unique innovations in the business and social sector

    March 16, 2016, Mumbai: The 6th edition of Innovation for India Awards (IIA) concluded with Marico Innovation Foundation awarding 6 winners in the business and social sectors: Agastya International Foundation, ERAM Scientific, The Better India, Concept medical, Green India Building Systems and Services (GIBSS) and xBITS. Mr. Amitabh Kant,CEO, NITI Aayog, graced the occasion as Chief Guest for the event. The Innovation for India award winners are selected basis 4 key pillars

  • Lanka’s reserves get boost after forex swap from India

    Colombo:Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange reserves rose to USD 6.6 billion following currency swap deals with India and SAARC, the government has said. “The gross official reserves were estimated at USD 6.6 billion and it is sufficient for four months of imports,” Special Assignments Minister Sarath Amunugama said yesterday at a media briefing.

  • Nikki Haley endorses Ted Cruz in race for White House

    Washington: Nikki Haley, currently the only Indian-American governor in the US, today backed Ted Cruz in the race for the White House, boosting his campaign against Republican front-runner Donald Trump after Marco Rubio bowed out of the contest. Haley, the 44-year-old South Carolina governor, had earlier endorsed and campaigned for Senator Rubio, who dropped out of the race on Tuesday after suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of Trump in his home state of Florida. Haley, who has not yet

  • Centre, IT to reply on Vodafone plea agst special audit notice

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today sought the Centre’s response on Vodafone’s plea challenging an Income Tax notice asking the company to show cause why its 2011-12 financial records not be subjected to special audit to arrive at the total income for assessment year 2012-13.

  • People who check smartphone constantly may be impulsive

    Washington: People who constantly check their smartphone throughout the day may be more impatient and impulsive, says a new study which found the inability to control impulses is behind excessive use of mobile devices. The findings shed light on the reasons why some people are so attached to their smartphones and mobile technology, while others are less so.

  • Ranchi transport dept goof-up lands Dhoni with hefty Hummer tax bill

    Ranchi: Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be required to pay one-time tax along with penalty after his sports vehicle ‘Hummer H2’ was ‘mistakenly’ registered as Scorpio by the transport department in 2009, said the district transport officer of Ranchi.

  • Boy kidnapped found dead near Secunderabad railway station

    Hyderabad: A 15-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped and later his body was found in a carton box near Secunderabad railway station after the “abductors” made a ransom call for Rs 10 crore, police said today. Abhay, a class 10 student, had gone to bring tiffin from a hotel last night, but he did not returned. His mo ile phone was also found switched off. Later, his father enquired with his relatives and lodged

  • India yet to receive visa applications of SIT members: sources

    Pokhara: India is yet to receive visa applications from Pakistan’s Special Investigation Team (SIT) members who are supposed to visit the country to probe the Pathankot terror attack, Indian government sources said. “We have not received any visa application from the Pakistani SIT so far and hence the question of giving them visa does not arise at this moment,” the sources said. They added that the Indian government will process the visa

  • Donald Trump speaks like a sixth grader

    New York: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump may have mesmerised his fans with provocative speeches but researchers have found that in terms of use of words and grammar, he can be compared to a sixth grader. Most presidential candidates in the US are using words and grammar typical of students in grades six to eight, though Donald Trump tends to lag behind the others, the study said.

  • Ritu Beri becomes advisor for Khadi promotion

    New Delhi : Ace fashion designer Ritu Beri has said that as an advisor for Khadi promotion, she will do her best to make Khadi “a global fabric to reckon” with. “Honoured to be advisor Khadi and Village Industries Commission,” Beri tweeted on Thursday.

  • Police horse Shaktiman’s condition deteriorates

    Dehradun,: The Dehradun Police on Thursday said that the condition of police horse ‘Shaktiman’, who was allegedly injured by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ganesh Joshi during a protest march, has deteriorated.

  • Goa to become permanent venue for Defence Expo, Aero Show?

    Panaji: Notwithstanding the Goa government’s claim that land was not alloted on permanent basis for the Def Expo and Aero India, papers tabled on the floor of the House here reveal that the state has already passed a resolution to give the land in Quittol (Betul) on permanent basis to host the two mega events.

  • Deepika replaces Ritu Rani as captain for Hawke’s Bay Cup

    New Delhi: Senior defender Deepika will captain an 18-member Indian women’s hockey team in next month’s Hawke’s Bay Cup to be held in Hasting, New Zealand in place of regular Ritu Rani, who has been rested.

  • ‘Fan’ actor to walk ramp for jewellery designer Sahai Ambar Pariddi

    New Delhi: Actress Sayani Gupta, who made her debut in Hindi cinema with the film “Margarita With A Straw” and will be next seen in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Fan”, is set to walk the runway of Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2016 for jewellery designer Sahai Ambar Pariddi.