Free Press Journal
  • Nishi Singh, Gopal Mukherjee appointed as CBDT members

    New Delhi: Senior bureaucrats Nishi Singh and Gopal Mukherjee were today appointed as members in Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex direct taxes body. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved their appointments, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training said.

  • South Korea court rules against Samsung in merger payout suit

    Seoul: A South Korean appeals court ruled today that a contested merger between two Samsung Group affiliates last year had short-changed minority shareholders, and said they should receive a bigger payout. The Seoul High Court decision overturned a lower court ruling that had dismissed the shareholders’ suit against the giant South Korean conglomerate.

  • LeEco to officially launch Le 2, Le Max 2 on June 8 in Delhi

    New Delhi: Chinese internet and technology conglomerate LeEco is set to unveil its next generation devices at an event in the capital on June 8. The company will either roll out its second “Made for India” device after Le 1s Eco or second generation of “superphones” in India at the event titled “2Future”.

  • Social media platform Websters to enter India

    New Delhi: Dubai-based social media digital company Websters which specialises in web designing and digital marketing is set to enter the Indian market and begin its operations. “We have already witnessed a great response in the Indian market wherein, 80 percent of individuals we met are already active on social media who want to improve, do more with the existing platform and calculate ROI from these platforms,” said Sheeraz Saeed, founder of Websters,

  • HC issues notice to Guj govt on 10% EWS reservation ordinance

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat High Court today issued notice to the state government over a petition challenging anordinance providing 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to members of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) as being “contrary to fundamental rights”.

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    How water inequality governs drought-hit Maharashtra 

    A resident of Pune, Maharashtra’s second-most developed city, uses five times as much water as her counterpart in Latur, the district most ravaged by drought in the south-central Marathwada region.

  • Shraddha Kapoor shoots inside the historical Jama Masjid for ‘OK Jaanu’

    Only yesterday, we had reported about Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor wrapping up the shooting of their film OK Jaanu in a record time of 35 days flat. The latest news report about the film is that, besides shooting in Ahmedabad, the film was also shot in the aesthetic location of Jama Masjid in Delhi.

  • Nifty ends above 8150, Sensex flat; Sun Pharma, Reliance down

    New Delhi: The market on Tuesday ended after a lot of struggle as the Sensex closed down 57.64 points or 0.2 percent at 26667.96, and the Nifty ended 18.40 points or 0.2 percent at 8160.10. Tata Motors, Tata Steel, SBI, Maruti and Adani Ports were top gainers while Sun Pharma, TCS, GAIL, ONGC and Reliance were losers in the Sensex.

  • Lata Mangeshkar speaks about Tanmay Bhatts controversial video

    Tanmay Bhatt, whose Snapchat story on two of India’s iconic figures viz., Lata Mangeshkar and Sachin Tendulkar, has not only earned him brickbats galore by almost everyone, but also made him the ‘bhat’ (no pun intended!) of all the ridicules and wrath.

  • Abhishek Bachchan speaks out on the sensationalised reporting of Sarbjit premiere

    “I was in Delhi where somebody said that this whole Sarbjit premiere thing has been blown out of proportion. I asked him who blew it out of proportion. It’s you (the media) who did it,” said a visibly agitated Abhishek Bachchan in a interview with Content Head Broadband Faridoon Shahryar.

  • Congress, BJP set for June 2 face-off in Imphal civic polls

    ImphalAfter the BJP’s electoral victory in Assam, the party rank and file are all set to take on the Congress in the June 2 elections for 27 Imphal Municipal Corporation wards spread over Imphal East and Imphal West districts.

  • Thai institute offers technology for ‘Clean India’ campaign

    Bangkok: A Thai technology institute is in talks with India to help it in ‘Clean India’ campaign by marketing its four innovative sanitation products that reduces transportation of sludge and fecal matter. The sanitation products unveiled by the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) recently in Bangkok are the result of a five-year project titled ‘Reinventing the Toilet’ funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • There is no better place in the world to work than on the sets of Housefull 3: Akshay Kumar

    Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar continues to be on the roll. He had as many as four releases last year. This year, he started off with an offbeat Airlift which not just turned out to be a super hit at the box office but also stays as the highest grosser of the year so far when it comes to Bollywood releases. Now he is arriving with Housefull 3, third instalment of the franchise

  • Chemical in plastic may weaken children’s teeth irreversibly

    London: Chemicals commonly found in plastics and fungicides may be weakening children’s teeth by disrupting hormones that stimulate the growth of dental enamel, says a study. For the study, the researchers examined the effects of two endocrine disruptors — chemicals that interfere with mammalian hormones.

  • Running better than cycling for long-term bone health

    London: Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may help in improving bone health more effectively than non-weight bearing activities like cycling, finds a new study. “Normal human beings need to exercise moderately to maintain health. However, those at risk of weaker bones need to take up running rather than swimming or cycling,” said lead author Giovanni Lombardi from Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Italy.

  • Salt Lake gangrape: Three arrested, CCTV footage obtained

    Kolkata: Three persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape of a 24-year-old woman at Salt Lake’s Sector-V in a moving vehicle late Sunday night. Officials of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate said the three accused were nabbed from a hideout at Haroa in North 24-Parganas district last night following a massive raid.