Free Press Journal
  • Modi wants monitoring of loans given to self help groups

    New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Monitoring the progress of various rural development schemes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has instructed officials to also monitor loans extended to rural self-help groups (SHGs) through the Aadhaar scheme.

  • Many species may vanish without fossil trace

    Washington: Many animals at the brink of extinction may disappear during the ongoing sixth mass-extinction event without leaving behind any permanent fossil record, according to a new study. “Comparing the current biodiversity crisis, often called the ‘sixth extinction,’ with those of the geological past requires equivalent data,” said Roy Plotnick, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

  • Nifty, Sensex end with struggle; ITC among top loser

    New Delhi: After a lot of struggle in the market on Tuesday, the Nifty, Sensex ended marginally higher. The Sensex ended with gains as it traded up 45.12 points or 0.2 percent at 25330.49, and the Nifty was up 10.65 points or 0.1 percent at 7714.90.

  • New Mars gravity map reveals chilling details

    New York: Researchers have developed a new map of Mars’ gravity with three NASA spacecraft that is the most detailed to date, providing a revealing glimpse into the hidden interior of the Red Planet.

  • Kerala institution announces Islamic banking programme

    Malappuram (Kerala): Malappuram-based Ma’din Academy will offer bachelors and masters programme in Islamic banking and finance, starting September this year, both in Kerala and in the Middle East.

  • Protect hair, skin from harsh colours on Holi

    New Delhi: With Holi, the festival of colours, approaching on Thursday, it is important to protect yourself from the harsh colours and elements which are used during the celebrations.

  • Court

    Law panel chief recommends reconsideration of Sedition Law

    New Delhi: The sedition law, which has come under focus after the JNU row, needs “reconsideration,” newly-appointed Law Commission Chairman Justice Balbir Singh Chauhan said today but asserted that the panel will not jump to any conclusion before hearing out stakeholders.

  • Sony introduces new range of professional laser projectors

    New Delhi: Expanding its presence in the professional projectors solutions category, consumer electronics major Sony has launched five new laser and lamp projectors, an official statement said.

  • Centre amends Atal Pension Yojana

    New Delhi: Following the feedback received from various quarters, the Government has decided to give an option to the spouse of the subscriber to continue contributing to the Atal Pension Yojana account of the subscriber, for the remaining vesting period.

  • MP villagers spend money for death rituals on social causes

    Guna (Madhya Pradesh): Residents of a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Guna district have started utilising the money usually paid to organise the Mrityubhoj or, the feast held in the name of the dead, for social causes.

  • Brazil’s Augusto, Gil sing praises of Chinese football

    Rio de Janeiro: Renato Augusto and Gil have praised the quality of football in China, predicting more top Brazilian players will follow their footsteps by joining Chinese clubs in the near future. The duo have been included by coach Dunga in Brazil’s squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay, reports Xinhua. Gil on Monday said he is feeling as sharp as ever after joining Shandong Luneng from Corinthians in January.


    Brussels Blasts: Gatwick airport steps up security

    London: London’s Gatwick airport stepped up its security measures today after a series of explosions rocked in Brussels as British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared to hold an emergency cabinet meeting on the attacks.

  • jobs

    59% recruiters expect new jobs to be created in Jan-June

    New Delhi: Nearly 60 per cent of recruiters expect new jobs to be created in the January-June period and IT, manufacturing and retail are likely to become top sectors for job creation, says a survey.

  • Two dead after Singapore train hits metro workers

    Singapore: Two Singaporean metro maintenance workers were killed today after being hit by a train during on-the-job training, the rail operator said. The incident comes after the country installed a range of safety measures following incidents in which passengers fell onto the tracks. Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26 and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, were part of a technical team sent to investigate an alarm from signalling equipment, operator SMRT Corp said in a statement.

  • Low premium new crop insurance Insurance Scheme would reduce distress in the farm sector: Arun Jaitley

    Mumbai – March 22, 2016: Union Finance Minister Mr. Aurn Jaitley today launched the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana and the Unified Package Insurance Scheme in Mumbai.  Following up his focus on the agriculture sector in the Budget presented by him in Parliament, Mr. Arun Jaitley said “agriculture will have to grow faster for the country to get rid of poverty and push the overall GDP expansion”.  He said agriculture was absolutely