Free Press Journal
  • Core sector growth at 5.7 % in February

    New Delhi: The eight core sectors expanded to a 15-month high of 5.7 per cent in February due to sharp pick-up in natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, cement and electricity generation. The sectors – coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertilisers, steel, cement and electricity – comprising nearly 38 per cent of India’s total industrial production, had grown at 2.3 per cent in February last year.

  • Sensex trips 9.36% in FY16; investors poorer by Rs 7 lakh cr

    Mumbai: In its worst show in four fiscals, the market benchmark Sensex today ended 2015-16 with a yearly plunge of 9.36 per cent, leaving investors poorer by nearly Rs 7 lakh crore as global headwinds and foreign fund outflows pounded domestic equities during the year.

  • Can videogames improve kid’s health?

    Washington D.C: Video games sometimes get a bad rap for negative effects on public health, but if chosen wisely, it may help improve health outcomes in children.

  • Abdeslam wants to cooperate with French authorities

    Brussels: Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam wants to cooperate with French authorities, his lawyer said today, confirming that his client wanted to be extradited from Belgium to France. A prosecutor was set to travel to the prison in the city of Bruges where Abdeslam is being held to discuss his extradition under a European arrest warrant.

  • Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata takes stock of rescue operations at flyover collapse site

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee arrived at the scene where a portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in North Kolkata’s Girish Park area on Thursday afternoon to take stock of the rescue operations.

  • West Indies opt to bowl against India in World T20 semis

    Mumbai: West Indies skipper Darren Sammy won the toss and decided to bowl against India in the second semi-final of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Wankhede Stadium here on Thursday.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    CPI-M, Cong demands immediate probe into flyover collapse

    Kolkata: The CPI-M and the Congress today demanded a high-level probe into the collapse of an under-construction flyover in busy north Kolkata and immediate arrest of those involved in the tragedy.

  • Pak tribunal asks govt why it allowed Musharraf to go abroad

    Islamabad: A peeved special Pakistani tribunal today asked government to give a written explanation as to why it allowed former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to go abroad without its consent. The three-member tribunal has been holding trial of Musharraf in treason case which is based on Musharraf’s decision to impose emergency in the country in 2007. The trial started in 2013 and Musharraf has been charge-sheeted.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Rijiju terms flyover collapse as ‘disaster’; assures all help

    New Delhi: Terming the collapse of an under construction flyover in Kolkata as a “disaster”, the Centre today assured the West Bengal government all help in rescuing trapped people from the debris and said a report from the state will give a clear picture on how the tragedy had happened.

  • ‘Arrest of Indian ‘spy’ threatens Indo-Pak back channel talks

    Islamabad: The arrest of an alleged Indian ‘spy’ from Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province may derail the back channel diplomacy between the two countries after claims have been made that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval was his “direct handler”, a media report said today. Pakistan last week arrested Kulbhushan Yadav, the alleged operative of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), from southern Balochistan.

  • Experts advocate better diagnostic algorithms to fight multi drug resistant TB

    New Delhi: With multi-drug resistant tuberculosis emerging as a major obstacle in the fight against tuberculosis, healthcare experts have advocated the need for a collective move towards improved diagnostic mechanisms that help in accurate diagnosis of drug resistant strains of TB.

  • Introverts find email errors more annoying

    New York: Do you become the “grammar police?” when reading emails? If yes, you could be an introvert, suggests new research that established a link between personality traits and reaction of typos and grammatical errors in emails.

  • Vietnamese president relieved from duty Hanoi

    Hanoi: Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang was relieved from duty on Thursday at the ongoing 11th session of the 13th National Assembly (NA) in capital Hanoi. Sang was approved to be relieved from the duty of president of Vietnam by the NA with 447 “for” votes out of 473 valid ballots, Xinhua news agency reported. A resolution on relieving Sang from the duty of president of Vietnam was later adopted by the NA

  • 3D food structure could help curb waste

    London: Scientists have, for the first time, created a 3-D image of food on the nanometer scale – a development that can help scientists gain detailed knowledge of the structure of complex food systems that could potentially save the food industry large sums of money and reduce food waste that occurs because of faulty production.

  • Belgian police in new raid linked to foiled French terror plot

    Brussels: Belgian police today carried out a new raid in connection with a foiled attack plot in France whose main suspect was charged this week with membership of aterrorist organisation, prosecutors said. “A raid is under way in connection with the (Reda) Kriket case. It is taking place at Marke, in the town of Courtrai” in northwestern Belgium, Eric Van Der Sypt, a spokesman for the federal prosecutor’s office, said.

  • Will follow scientific process to dispose of Deonar waste BMC

    Mumbai: A day after holding a meeting with Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in light of the fire incidents at Deonar dumping yard, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today said it would follow a scientific process to dispose of waste.