Free Press Journal
  • Social media fundraising may not always work:Study

    Toronto: A team of scientists has found that fundraising campaigns on social media may attract attention worldwide without prompting a commensurate spike in fundraising.

  • Amit Shah addressing the media in Patna on Monday.

    Amit Shah hits out at Sonia for her poll campaigning

    Nalbari (Assam): Hitting out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi for “asking” Prime Minister Narendra Modi “to give an account” of his two-year-old government, BJP president Amit Shah today reminded her that election in Assam is being held for its Assembly and not Lok Sabha.

  • Nitish declares Bihar a dry state

    Patna: Four days after promulgation of partial prohibition in Bihar on April one, the Nitish Kumar government today decided to impose a total ban on alcohol in towns and cities.

  • Raghuram Rajan

    State polls leading to surge in cash circulation: Rajan

    Mumbai: With data pointing to 48 per cent increase in currency circulation and a fall in bank deposits, RBI today said the ongoing Assembly poll in five states is one of the reasons for a spike in cash in people’s hands, but it is studying the matter thoroughly. “Around election time, cash with the public does normally increase,” Governor Raghuram Rajan told reporters after the announcement of the first bi-monthly monetary policy at the RBI headquarters here.

  • Economy

    Negative global cues dent equity markets

    Mumbai: Negative global cues, along with profit booking and weak crude oil prices, plunged the Indian equity markets on Tuesday.

  • Antioxidants may better treat skin cancer in older adults

    Washington: Antioxidants may serve as a better treatment strategy for older patients with skin cancer, say scientists, including one of Indian-origin, who have found that aged melanoma tumour cells behave differently than younger ones.

  • Polls cant be won by rigging; Mamata tells opposition

    Kolkata: Ridiculing the opposition for repeatedly rushing to the Election Commission with complaints and allegations of rigging, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said polls cannot be won through such means.

  • Vardhan launches low cost solar lighting device

    New Delhi: Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan today launched a low cost solar lighting device which can be used in slums. The device is “leak proof” and works for almost 16 hours at a stretch, Vardhan told a press conference.

  • ‘Stand up India’: PM Modi to book first e-rickshaw through Ola

    New Delhi: In a revolutionary step, Ola on Tuesday launched its e-rickshaw category on its mobile app. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will book the first e-rickshaw through the Ola App as part of the ‘Stand up India’ initiative.

  • Students prepare ‘grave’ for Principal as ‘retirement gift’, booked

    Palakkad (Kerala): Apparently to insult their Principal, a group of Left-leaning SFI students of the prestigious 127-year-old Government Victoria College here allegedly prepared a symbolic ‘grave’ for her as a ‘retirement gift’. Following a complaint by the Principal, Dr T N Sarasu, who retired on March 31, police have registered cases under various sections of IPC against some SFI students.

  • Panama Papers: Who leaked the biggest haul of secret documents?

    New Delhi: The Panama Papers leak, claimed by many as the “world’s biggest”, has created ripples across the world, upsetting the rich and mighty with accounts in tax havens. But there is confusion about who actually leaked the papers.

  • SpiceJet launches pre-paid card scheme for frequent fliers

    New Delhi: Low-cost airline SpiceJet has launched a pre-paid card scheme for its frequent fliers, offering them rewards points on purchase of products and services through the airline’s website as well as online/offline shopping through its retail partners.

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Sarfraz Ahmed named Pakistan’s T20 captain

    Lahore: Wicket-keeper batsman Sarfraz Ahmed was today named captain of Pakistan’s Twenty 20 team, replacing Shahid Afridi who resigned from the position after the side’s dismal World T- 20 campaign.

  • Here are 10 facts you need to know about Gudi Padwa

    The festival of Gudi Padwa is right around the weekend, and being a part of the city that celebrates every festival with grandeur, we observe why the festival is celebrated and shed light on its significance.

  • RBI

    Pay hike to stoke inflation, push up GDP: RBI report

    Mumbai: The 7th Pay Commission implementation will put an upward pressure of 1-1.5 per cent on inflation, but is expected to boost GDP by around 40 bps during the current fiscal, RBI said in a report today. At the same time, the central bank remained confident of meeting its March 2017 retail inflation target of 5 per cent. “Assuming that the government implements the 7th Pay commission recommendations by the second quarter of 2016-17, CPI inflation could be, on average,

  • Fan Movie Official Teaser

    How crucial is ‘Fan’ to Shah Rukh career Trade analysts speak

    Very, says trade. Maneesh Sharma’s ‘Fan’ which opens on April 1, is extremely crucial to Shah Rukh Khan’s career. For the first time he plays his own fan: Shah Rukh Khan the superstar and the fan. It’s Shah Rukh’s first double role since Duplicate, ‘Don’, ‘The Chase Begins’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’.