Free Press Journal
  • Packaging inst. to revive packaging of 40 handloom products

    Mumbai: Ministry of Minority Affairs has roped in Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and National Institute of Design (NID) to upgrade the design and packaging of 40 shortlisted handloom fabrics and handicrafts in the country.

  • New state of matter detected in 2D material

    London: Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have found evidence of a mysterious new state of matter in a 2D material, in which electrons – thought to be indivisible building blocks of nature – break into pieces.

  • India’s increased military spending a threat to peace: Pak NSA

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasir Khan Janjua today said India’s increased military spending and growing arsenal of strategic weapons is a threat to his country as well as regional peace. “Pakistan is a peace-loving country but its efforts to promote regional peace are hindered by Indian desire to acquire military and strategic weapons,” he said addressing a conference here titled ‘Pakistan’s role in promoting global peace and security’.

  • Mild quake jolt Bangladesh

    Dhaka: Mild tremors were felt in Dhaka and other parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday afternoon as a result of 5.4 magnitude earthquake in India’s Lakhipur.

  • PILs against water use for IPL pitches in drought-hit Maha

    Mumbai: Terming as “serious issue”, the drought-like situation in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court today said it needs to look into it while hearing a PIL against use of water for the purpose of maintaining pitches prior to the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. Besides, another similar PIL, filed in the high court today by former journalist Ketan Tirodkar, sought a direction to the IPL Commissioner to pay tax on water, as about 60,000 litres per day would be required

  •  Slogan row: Sena accuses Fadnavis of ‘going soft’ on Owaisi

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, ally Shiv Sena today said he has “no moral right” to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ so long has he failed to put AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi behind the bars for refusing to do so.

  • India to be Capgemini’s epicentre, says chair Hermelin

    Mumbai: With 50 per cent of its work force already based in India, French software major Capgemini today said it plans to make the country the epicentre of its execution and will focus on building capabilities around innovation, client experience and leadership.

  • NPA probes to identify criminality, not chill lending: Rajan

    Mumbai: Investigations into loan defaults should look at establishing criminality while guarding against indiscriminate targetting that can “chill” bank lending as well as the economy, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said today.

  • RBI

    RBI’s rate cut to welcome liquidity in the market: ASSOCHAM

    New Delhi: Though India Inc. would have liked at least a 50 basis points cut in the policy interest rates by the RBI, the measures announced to inject enough liquidity into the system should enable banks to cut the lending rates, said ASSOCHAM president, Sunil Kanoria.

  • Scientists pinpoint source of mysterious radio burst

    New York: A team of US astronomers has successfully pinpointed an active galactic nucleus powered by a supermassive black hole as the source of a mysterious radio emission reported by researchers last year. Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are brief yet powerful spurts of radio energy lasting only a few milliseconds. The first ones were only identified in 2007. Their source has remained a mystery.

  • Airtel expands 4G services to 40 towns in AP & Telangana

    Hyderabad: Top telecom operator Airtel today said its high speed 4G services are now available in 40 towns in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Airtel 4G is available to customers across a range of smart devices, including mobile phones, dongles, 4G hotspots and Wi-Fi dongles, the company said in a statement here.

  • Eat walnuts to keep age related-health issues at bay

    London: Daily consumption of walnuts can help in healthy ageing, while also improving the blood cholesterol levels and maintaining good gut health, finds a new study.

  • Arijit Singh, Clinton Cerejo use Hyundai car to create music

    New Delhi: The sound of wipers, pulling of the hand brake, turning the indicator on and off, seat belt warning sound, opening and shutting of door — all these as part of 118 sounds have been captured in a song by popular music artistes Arijit Singh and Clinton Cerejo for an innovative initiative by Hyundai Motor India.

  • DA case: Delhi HC asks Himachal CM to cooperate with CBI

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who is involved in a money laundering and disproportionate assets case, to cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (c) so that the probe may conclude soon. The court also asked Singh to appear before the agency at the earliest.

  • RBI should have cut repo by 50 bps to boost growth: Industry

    New Delhi: Welcoming the RBI’s move to slash key interest rate by 0.25 per cent, India Inc today said it will improve the cost of credit, even as it pointed out that the time was opportune for the apex bank to go for a bolder 50 basis points cut to augment growth.

  • Haribhau Bagde

    Four held for shouting slogans in Maha Assembly gallery

    Mumbai: Four persons were detained by Vidhan Bhawan security staff here today after they shouted slogans from the House visitor’s gallery. They shouted slogans demanding reservation for Dhangar community and against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Speaker Haribhau Bagde adjourned the House for 10 minutes.

  • ISIS threatens Paris-like attacks in London, Rome and Berlin

    London: The dreaded Islamic State outfit has threatened a new wave of terror attacks as deadly as the Paris massacre in London, Berlin and Rome in a latest chilling video which shows images of the UK Parliament and Eiffel Tower crashing to the ground. The video shows footage of the Paris and Brussels attacks as well as 9/11 strikes, calling previous massacres a “cautionary message”.