Free Press Journal
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    NGT stays tree felling for widening of NH-87

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has chided the Environment Ministry and National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for cutting trees for widening of Rampur-Rudrapur-Kathgodam section of NH-87, which connects Uttar Pradesh with Uttarakhand, and restrained them from tree chopping any further.

  • Modi releases National Disaster Management Plan

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday released the National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP), which is aimed at making the country disaster resilient and significantly reduce the losses of lives and assets during such calamities.

  • Space-age exploration to help unearth pre-historic bones

    London: The high-tech 3D mapping of our newly-found relative Homo naledi’s home has opened the doors for scientists to use the space-age technology to search for pre-historic bones. The extremely difficult conditions in which Professor Lee Berger’s team from University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits) was forced to work gave rise to the use of space-age technology to map the Dinaledi chamber and Rising Star Cave in which over 1500 Homo naledi fossils

  • India to take on Pakistan in Champions Trophy opener next year

    London: Defending champions India have been seeded second and will take on arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening cricket match of next year’s ICC Champions Trophy after the two countries were today placed in the same group for the event to be held in England.

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    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan ‘doesn’t want extension’

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has indicated that he doesn’t want to remain in the position after his tenure ends in September, a media report said on Wednesday.

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    Naidu bats for debate, broad consensus on common civil code

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has favoured a debate on common civil code in the country and said the government would not “thrust” it and would move ahead only after a broad consensus emerges on the issue.

  • Baby with Zika-related microcephaly born in US

    Washington: A baby with Zika virus-related microcephaly was born in New Jersey state of the US, hospital officials said. The baby and mother were stable and doing well following the caesarean delivery on Tuesday, said Abdulla Al-Kahan, director of maternal and foetal medicine at Hackensack University Medical Centre.

  • Niti Ayog to convene regular review meeting in Arunachal

    Itanagar: To fast track all projects in Arunachal Pradesh, the Niti Aayog has decided to convene a review meeting every three months with the state government to speed up development.

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    India to seek Olympic wildcard for Mary Kom

    New Delhi: She couldn’t make the cut through qualifiers but star woman boxer M C Mary Kom’s Olympic dream is not quite over yet as India has decided to seek a wildcard entry for her in the Games scheduled from August 5 this year.

  • IIM Rohtak to offer entrepreneurship course

    New Delhi: Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Rohtak has tied up with Talentedge, an Ed-Tech firm, to offer students a course in the executive programme in entrepreneurship. The course will commence on June 5 and offer students knowledge of the nuances of kick-starting one’s own business and the numerous aspects that are needed to identify in order to set up a successful venture.

  • Most Delhi operators fall below call drop rate threshold: TRAI

    New Delhi: Most telecom service providers failed to meet the call drop rate threshold of less than two percent in the national capital region (NCR) during a recent test drive, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data revealed here on Wednesday.

  • Official: Datsun redi-GO launch on June 7

    Datsun’s third whack at the Indian auto market, the redi-GO is all set to go on sale on June 7, 2016. The automaker had already disclosed that the pricing will be in the range of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3.5 lakh, however, we will await a detailed variant-wise pricelist. Pre-launch bookings are already under way, and the hatches have already reached dealerships.

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    Goa govt to reduce VAT on petrol as price goes up

    Panaji: Goa government today said it will reduce VAT on petrol following the increase in its prices. “We had promised in our budget that we will not allow the petrol prices in Goa to exceed Rs 60 per litre,” Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told PTI.

  • Buying the VW Ameo? Decide Before Launch

    Volkswagen first tested waters in the Indian market with the Touareg and the Beetle way back in 2007. Over time, the German automaker has attempted to appeal to the masses with the Polo and the Vento. While the hatchback was a direct fit for the Indian market from VW’s international line-up, the Vento was developed for emerging markets such as India, Brazil and Russia. Produced at the automaker’s facility in Chakan, Pune,

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    Thailand’s popular Tiger Temple to shut down soon

    Bangkok: Thailand may close down its famed Tiger Temple, popular among Indian and foreign tourists, as wildlife officials have started relocating its 137 tigers, mostly Bengal tigers, amid allegations of illegal trafficking and animal mistreatment by temple authorities.

  • Mobile data traffic in India to grow 15 times by 2021: Report

    New Delhi: The mobile data traffic in India will grow 15 times by 2021 at a time when Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018 globally, a new report said on Wednesday.

  • Vadra Row: Congress defends Sonia, says BJP not court of law

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for cornering party chief Sonia Gandhi over the land deal controversy surrounding her son-in-law Robert Vadra, saying the so called supreme power is ‘no court of justice’ and must proceed as per the law.

  • Actor Razak Khan dies due to cardiac arrest

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Razak Khan, who was well-known for his comic timing, passed away on Wednesday afternoon following a cardiac arrest.

  • Why none of malaria vaccines are effective?

    New Delhi: Have you ever thought why none of the vaccines developed for malaria till date has protected against the disease for long? The scientists at QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute believe they have found the answer for this. The discovery potentially paves way for more effective vaccines down the track.