Free Press Journal
  • Government building homes that poor don’t want

    Over 10 years, the central government spent Rs 21,482 crore ($3.2 billion) building houses for the urban poor but 23 per cent of them are vacant, according to a May 2016 answer to the Lok Sabha.

  • Watch Mirzya official trailer starring Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher

    Mumbai: Mirzya official trailer launch today. The movie inspired by the folk tale of the legend of Mirza – Sahiban, MIRZYA is an epic action-romance set in contemporary times. The film unfolds filled with heightened drama and action packed sequences in the visually rich terrain of Rajasthan, contrasted with flashes of the fantastical universe of the folklore set in the awe-inspiring landscape of Ladakh.

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    Kerala govt to create 25 lakh jobs

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government is aiming to create 25 lakh jobs in various sectors ranging from Information Technology to agriculture and small industries in the next few years. In his opening policy address in the 14th state Assembly here today, Governor Justice P Sathasivam said a comprehensive IT policy would be brought out in the next two months, giving thrust to the employability of youth in tune with the changing demands of the

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    Dalit girl bobbitises man during rape attempt

    Meerut: A 17-year-old Dalit girl bobbitised a man who allegedly attempted to rape her at knifepoint, police said today. The incident took place last evening when the girl had gone to relieve herself at a jungle in Incholi area here, a police spokesperson said. The girl snatched the knife from the accused Raees (23) when he attempted to force himself on her, and attacked his private parts with it.

  • Fought referendum with head and heart, says Cameron

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron, announcing he was stepping down, on Friday said he fought the referendum on the European Union with “head and heart” and was proud of what he had done.

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    Dead woman elected as panchayat samiti member in Bihar !

    Patna: A woman in Bihar, who died nine years ago, has been elected as panchayat samiti member in the recently concluded 10-phase panchayat elections, officials said on Friday. The woman, Mithlesh Devi, was allegedly murdered by her husband nine years ago in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district.

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    British PM Cameron announces resignation post Brexit

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron resigned from office on Friday, after Britain voted against his call to stay on as a member of the European Union.

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    ‘Goans living in UK on Portuguese passports should be helped’

    Panaji: Following the Brexit vote, the Goa government should help Goans who used Portuguese passports to settle in the UK, a political party in the state said on Friday. “We are with you. After Brexit, we @GoaForwardParty empathise with Goan diaspora facing uncertainity in the UK. Goa government must swiftly set up a task force to help Goans,” legislator Vijay Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party tweeted.

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    Rajan in ‘Basel huddle’ of central banks as Brexit roils markets

    Basel: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and heads of central banks from across the world got into a huddle today in this Swiss town as Britain’s vote to exit European Union gave an early morning shock to the financial markets globally.
    Rajan, who has been pitching for greater coordination among central banks to deal with such situations, was expected to reiterate this point amid fears that Europe may slip into recession and many more countries

  • Tata Group stocks hit hard on Brexit; Tata Motors tanks 13%

    Mumbai: Tata Group stocks witnessed severe drubbing today, plummeting up to 13 per cent, as UK’s vote to exit the European Union spooked investors given the conglomerate’s huge exposure to the region.

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    Brexit to impact IT industry in short-term

    Bengaluru: Britain exiting the European Union (EU) would impact the Indian IT industry in the short-term owing to volatility in the exchange rate, uncertainty and terms of exit, a top industry representative said on Friday. “The impact of Brexit will certainly be negative in the short-term on account of volatility in the exchange rate, uncertainty in the markets and the terms on which Britain will leave the EU,” Nasscom president R. Chandrashekhar

  • Tata Sons told to pay $1.17 bn as damages to DoCoMo

    Mumbai: Tata Sons, the holding arm of India’s largest business conglomerate, has been asked by an international arbitration panel to pay $1.17 billion to NTT DoCoMo, a Japanese telecom firm, towards alleged breach of agreement by a group company.

  • Saregama’s tribute to RDX (27 June 1939 – 4 January 1994)

    RD Burman (aka Pancham) revolutionized Bollywood with his inimitable style of music. From electronic rock to Jazz, Burman’s music had multicultural influences. His compositions had a mix of Western, Latin, Oriental, Arabic & Bengali Folk music. Pancham introduced the twin track effect in the song ‘Baharon Ke Sapne’ which he later also used to create the mesmerizing ‘qatra qatra miltee hai’ and a few more songs. He also pioneered the use of

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    Brexit: Sad day for Europe, Britain: Frank-Walter Steinmeier

    Frankfurt: German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said today he regretted Britain’s decision to leave the EU, calling it a “sad day for Europe”. “The early morning news from #GreatBritain are truly sobering. It looks like a sad day for #Europe the #UnitedKingdom,” Steinmeier wrote on Twitter. EU Parliament President Martin Schulz said he would speak with German Chancellor Angela Merkel “on how we can avoid a chain reaction” of other EU

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    Big B’s ‘102 Not Out’ to roll in 2016 end

    New Delhi: National Award winning director Umesh Shukla, who will be collaborating with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and veteran actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal for “102 Not Out”, says the shooting of the upcoming film will begin towards year-end, and the makers are planning to release the film in April next year.

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    NSG indicates no exception will be made in the case of India

    Seoul: At the end of its two-day plenary here, the NSG today declared its “firm support” for the “full, complete and effective” implementation of the NPT as the cornerstone of the international non-proliferation regime, a clear indication that no exception will be made in the case of India.

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    Spend time with nature to shun depression

    Sydney: A 30-minute walk in the woods each week can help reduce depression and high blood pressure while enhancing mental health, a study has found. The findings showed that people who made long visits to green spaces had lower rates of depression and high blood pressure and those who visited more frequently had greater social cohesion.

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    Retd IAS officer gets gold medal after a 47-year battle

    Jaipur: An 81-year-old retired IAS officer got his due after a nearly five-decade battle with Rajasthan University awarding him the gold medal for securing first
    position in LLB examination which he passed in 1969. Ajit Singh Singhvi was yesterday awarded the gold medal and a certificate by Rajasthan University Vice Chancellor J P Singhal at a simple ceremony at the varsity, according to a university release.