Free Press Journal
  • US firms keen to invest in India: USIBC

    Washington: With ease of doing business in India “improving”, US companies are keen to invest in the country which is emerging as a “good market”, the head of a top American industry advocacy group has said. “There is a sense of hope among US companies that Indian market is going to be a good market. That’s why they are investing into it and we see the momentum picking up from the US companies,”

  • Sharad Yadav, Jethmalani, Misa Bharti file papers for RS polls

    Patna: JD-U leader Sharad Yadav, eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani, RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and Nitish Kumar aide R.C.P. Singh on Monday filed their nominations for the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha from Bihar.

  • “In the 10-year UPA rule, the percentage of undernourished children had gone down from 42 per cent to 30 per cent.” Jairam Ramesh Congress spokesperson

    Jairam criticises Ker govt’s move to push Athirappilly project

    Kochi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today criticised Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s move to push the long pending hydro-electric project at ecologically sensitive Athirappilly in the state, terming it a “perfect recipe for ecological disaster”.

  • Did Saqib Saleem reveal Dishoom’s opening scene?

    New Delhi: Five-movie-old Saqib Saleem, who will also be seen in ‘Desi Boys’ famed director Rohit Dhawan’s ‘Dhishoom,’ has recently spilled out the opening scene of the movie, which also stars Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nargis Fakhri in the lead roles.

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    Khalistan terrorists planning to attack India: Canada warns

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over reports that the Khalistan terror camp in Canada is plotting attacks in Punjab, the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front (AIATF) on Monday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to take strict actions against the people plotting terrorist activities through Pakistan’s ISI funding.

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    Indian couple launches 1.5 bn dollar lawsuit against Aus bank

    Melbourne: A high-profile Indian-origin couple today launched 1.5 billion dollar lawsuit, one of the biggest in Australia’s legal history, against ANZ bank for allegedly undervaluing shares of their fertiliser company to recoup millions in debts.

  • New research to help you beat jet lag

    Tokyo: If you are a frequent traveller and get bogged down by jet lag with every flight, help is on the way. Researchers have designed new molecules that can help modify the human biological clock to manage sleep-deprived travellers as well as improve treatment for sleep disorders. Most living organisms, including humans, have a circadian rhythm or the 24-hour biological clock that regulates functions such as sleep-wake cycles, hormone secretion and metabolism.

  • BHEL stock down 5% on weak Q4 results

    Mumbai: Shares of power equipment maker BHEL fell by 5 per cent today after the company’s standalone net profit declined 59.5 per cent in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015-16.

  • Comets did deliver life’s ingredients on Earth

    London: Even if comets did not play as big a role in delivering water as once thought to the Earth they certainly had the potential to deliver the ingredients of life, new research has found. The possibility that water and organic molecules were brought to the early Earth through impacts of objects like asteroids and comets have long been the subject of debate. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta probe has now

  • Ansari leaves for Morocco, Tunisia

    New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari today embarked on a five-day visit to Morocco and Tunisia as part of efforts to build on diplomatic gains from the India-Africa Summit and lay platform for a future partnership. This is the first visit by an Indian Vice President in 50 years to the two nations.

  • Traffic woes for Delhiites as rain brings respite

    New Delhi: While Delhiities were today greeted with morning showers bringing respite to weeks of sweltering heat in the national capital region, traffic moved at snail’s pace as a thunder-storm followed by rain brought the entire city to a halt, blocking traffic and interrupting regular movement at most places.

  • Hindalco shares soar over 11% on strong Q4 earnings

    Mumbai: Shares of aluminium maker Hindalco today surged over 11 per cent after its standalone net profit more than doubled to Rs 356 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2015-16. The stock soared 11.37 per cent to Rs 102.30 on BSE. On NSE, it zoomed 11.42 per cent to Rs 102.40.

  • Delhi cabbie thrashed by African nationals

    New Delhi: In what could be seen as a retaliatory step, a taxi driver was allegedly beaten by African nationals in the national capital.

  • India to drive world growth for next 10 yrs: Singapore PM

    Tokyo: Amid concerns of a slowing global growth, India is a beacon of hope and has the potential to drive the world economy for the next 10 years, former Singapore prime minister Goh Chok Tong said today.

  • New gatekeeper for light discovered

    New York: Scientists have discovered a way to manipulate light, which could lead to a device that is selectively transparent to various wavelengths at one moment, and opaque to them the next, with little adjustment. Such a gatekeeper would enable powerful and unique capabilities in a wide range of electronic, optical and otherapplications, including those that rely on transistors or other components that switch on and off.