Free Press Journal
  • Genetically-engineered mosquitoes give hope against dengue

    New York: In a first, researchers have genetically engineered mosquitoes that have an increased resistance to infection by the dengue virus. After decades of research and countless control attempts, dengue continues to infect an estimated 390 million people around the world each year, says IANS.

  • PM Modi impinging upon autonomy of institutions like RBI, says Rahul Gandhi

    Rishikesh: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of impinging upon the autonomy of institutions like the RBI, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said the Central Bank’s Governor was informed of his decision on demonetisation just a day before the move.

  • Trump hails Brexit as ‘great thing’, hopes others will follow

    London: US President-elect Donald Trump has hailed Brexit as a “great thing”, saying the UK was “smart” to have voted to leave the European Union and forecast that other countries would follow Britain’s lead to leave the bloc.

  • ED attaches Yadav Singh’s assets worth around Rs 20 crore

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached assets worth around Rs 20 crore in connection with its probe into money laundering charges against former Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh.

  • RBI hikes daily ATM withdrawal limit to Rs 10,000 from Rs 4,500

    New Delhi: The RBI on Monday hiked the daily ATM withdrawal limit from Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000 and the weekly Current Account withdrawal limit from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. However the weekly withdrawal limit from banks will remain Rs 24,000 per week.

  • Father loved his cinema, booze, leading ladies: Rishi Kapoor

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has opened up about the colourful life of his father, filmmaker Raj Kapoor in his soon-to-be released autobiography, saying he loved his cinema, booze, and his leading ladies.

  • Zaira Wasim shouldn’t be forced to apologise for meeting CM: Omar Abdullah

    New Delhi: With the out-of-the-blue apology by 16-year-old Zaira Wasim, who played the critically acclaimed role of Geeta Phogat in Dangal sending shock-waves across the nation, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Monday came down heavily on Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who had earlier met the actress following which trolls broke out on the social media.

  • BJP for alliance with Sena to avoid oppn to devt: Mungantiwar

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar today said although the cadres want the party to contest the upcoming Mumbai civic polls alone, the state leadership favours an alliance with Shiv Sena to avoid any resistance to city’s development by the Uddhav Thackeray-led party.

  • Amarjeet Singh Chawla

    The most inspiring stories from the Mumbai Marathon 2017 to take away your Monday blues!

    The 14th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon witnessed more than 42,000 runners across categories. The event supports various causes including disability, women’s empowerment, education, children and environment, among others. Apart from the social cause, the marathon every year brings inspiring stories that keeps us going. Here’s a look at some of the inspiring stories of the 14th edition of Mumbai marathon.

  • Rising petrol, diesel prices push WPI inflation to 3.39%

    New Delhi: Rising prices of petrol and diesel fuelled WPI inflation to 3.39 per cent in December 2016, reversing the declining trend and neutralising the impact of softening prices of vegetables.

  • PCB hopeful despite West Indies snub to play in Pakistan

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) remains hopeful of hosting international cricket here soon despite a decision by Cricket West Indies to pass on an offer of a two-game Twenty20 International series in Lahore.

  • Cargo plane crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

    Bishkek: A cargo plane crashed today in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 37 people, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.

  • High tax revenues reflect mop-up from income disclosure scheme: SBI

    New Delhi: Stating that the official estimate of a 7.8 per cent economic growth in the last quarter of this fiscal was unrealistic, an analysis by a State Bank of India (SBI) think tank says the spurt in tax revenues also reflect collections from income disclosure scheme.