Free Press Journal
  • Combining dairy products with vitamin D saves from bone loss

    Boston: Consumption of dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt along with Vitamin D supplements may protect against bone loss among older adults, researchers including one of Indian origin have claimed.

  • Oldest form of life: Fossil of most ancient micro-organism uncovered

    Toronto: Scientists have discovered remains of microorganisms in Canada that are between 3.8 and 4.3 billion years old, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on the Earth. Tiny filaments and tubes formed by bacteria that lived on iron were found encased in quartz layers in the Nuvvuagittuq Supracrustal Belt (NSB) in Quebec, Canada.

  • GST Bill to make peak tax rate 40%, slabs intact for now

    New Delhi: The GST levy may go up to 40 per cent after the GST Council proposed raising the peak rate in the Bill to 20 per cent, from the current 14 per cent, to obviate the need for approaching Parliament for any change in rates in future.

  • India-made Scorpene submarine test-fires missile

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy on Thursday successfully conducted the maiden firing of an anti-ship missile from the first of the indigenously built Kalvari class submarines during a test firing in the Arabian Sea

  • Celebs are soft targets: Mukesh Bhatt on death threat to his brother

    Mumbai: Indian film producer Mukesh Bhatt has revealed details of the death threat to his elder brother Mahesh Bhatt. He revealed that the caller, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, was threatening Mahesh Bhatt since last week.

  • Pay Feb salary, 25 per cent of arrears to DCW workers: HC

    New Delhi:The Delhi High Court today ordered the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) to disburse February salary and 25 per cent of past arrears of 2016 to its workers to help them meet essential expenses, including paying their children’s fees.

  • Chris Martin

    10 lesser known facts about Chris Martin on his 40th birthday

    We are a crazy Coldplay fan and we are a crazy Christ Martin fan. The amazing singer-songwriter-record producer-multi instrumentalist rocks in front of the camera but also impresses us with his sensible ‘witty’ quotes. On his 40th birthday here are some of the interesting and lesser known facts about Coldplay’s lead vocalist.

  • Post Pune debacle, Tendulkar backs Kohli & Co. to fight back

    Melbourne: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has backed Virat Kohli & his men to bounce back from the humiliating defeat in the first Test at Pune, saying the hosts will “fight back” in the upcoming matches of the four-matches against Australia.

  • Couponhaat receives Pre-Series A Funding from a private European investor

    New Delhi: Couponhaat, a Delhi based start-up and India’s leading e-commerce company which provides best coupons and deals for online shoppers receives funding from a private European Investor. The undisclosed amount of funding is Couponhaat’s first Pre-Series A funding. Axel Wawrina, an investor based out of Europe has invested in the company.

  • TVS Logistics acquires British company for over Rs 100 cr

    Chennai: Integrated supply chain major in India TVS Logistics Services Ltd, through its British arm TVS Rico Supply Chain, has acquired over 60 per cent stake in Britain-based SPC International for over Rs 100 crore, the company said on Thursday.

  • MNS irked over electricity bills in Gujarati

    Mumbai: Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has raised objections to the private discom Reliance Energy using Gujarati language in the electricity bills issued to its customers in the megapolis.

  • BJP for deployment of female cops to check voter IDs of burqa-clad women in UP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has written to the Election Commission demanding deployment of women police officials at booths during the sixth and seventh phases of polling in Uttar Pradesh to check the voter IDs of burqa-clad women to avoid bogus voting.

  • Cola ban in Tamil Nadu will lead to black marketing: Badal

    New Delhi: Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today said that a sales ban on Coca Cola and Pepsi in Tamil Nadu is against the democratic values of the country and would only foster black marketing. Badal rued that “politics” was being played on the issue, and such a ban was against the democratic values of the country.

  • Navy successfully test-fires missile from Kalvari submarine

    New Delhi: The navy today successfully test- fired an anti-ship missile for the first time from an indigenously built Kalvari class submarine, describing the launch as a significant milestone in enhancing its “sub- surface” warfare prowess. The weapon was fired from the submarine, the first of India’s six Scorpene-class submarines which are being built under the Project 75, and it “successfully hit” a surface target during the trial in the Arabian Sea.

  • NDMC to auction Taj Mansingh, cancels Le Meridien Hotel licence

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday announced that it will hold an auction of Tata group-owned Taj Mansingh Hotel here and that it has cancelled the licence of Le Meridien Hotel due to non-payment of fees. “Important decisions in today’s NDMC meeting — Open auction of Taj Mansingh, cancel Le Meridian Hotel license..” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted.

  • ‘Sultan’ dominates Zee Cine Awards 2017 nominations

    Mumbai: Salman Khan-starrer “Sultan” is competing in a maximum of nine categories, including the Best Film, for the Zee Cine Awards 2017m with Akshay Kumar-starrer “Airlift” in tow. The channel announced its nominations of Jury Awards on Thursday in a statement.  Apart from Best Film, “Sultan” has been nominated in Best Director, Best Actor – Male, Best Actor – Female, Best Male Playback Singer, Best Female Playback Singer, Best Music, Best Story

  • Soon, Aadhaar will be must for booking train tickets online

    New Delhi: The Railways will soon move towards Aadhaar-based online ticketing system to prevent touts from blocking a bulk of tickets, end fraudulent bookings and curb cases of impersonation. Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for senior citizens to avail concessions in train tickets from April 1. A three-month trial run for this is going on.