Free Press Journal
  • Climate change a challenge caused by human beings: Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi: Power Minister Piyush Goyal today squarely held human beings responsible for the climate challenge, saying they can address it ultimately. “It is time that human beings understood that climate change is a challenge caused by humans only and ultimately it is humans who can address it,” Goyal said while addressing the World Conference on Environment 2017 here in a statement.

  • US varsities register drop in Indian student applications

    Washington: US universities have registered a hefty drop in the number of applications from Indian students amid a spate of hate crimes and fear about potential changes to visa policies by the Trump administration.

  • Arun Jaitley introduces four GST bills in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday introduced the Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 and three other bills related to the Goods and Services Tax in the Lok Sabha.  The Central Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill 2017 will make provision for levy and collection of tax on intra-state supply of goods, services or both by the central government.

  • Navratri

    Chaitra Navratri 2017: Significance, Why do we celebrate, Reasons, Do’s and Don’ts

    Chaitra Navratri is an auspicious Hindu festival which is solely dedicated to the worship of Goddess Durga. The festival holds a lot of importance for the entire Gujarati, Bengali and Maharashtrian communities. Navratri itself symbolizes victory over evil. The occasion begins with Ghatasthapana whihch is traditional ritual and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and faith. Some people fast during the nine days of the festival.

  • Reliance Industries shares drops to 1.7%, after SEBI fine’s for fraudulent trade

    After the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) imposing a Rs 1000 crore fine on Reliance Industries, the shares has dropped by 1.7%. This all started when SEBI found Reliance Industries and 12 other companies in guilty of fraudulent and manipulative trades. After which SEBI asked to Reliance industries to deposit Rs 447.47 crores within 45 days in a case dating back to 2007.

  • Aadhaar helps find 4.4 lakh ‘ghost students’ across 3 states availing mid-day meal

    Mid-day meal scheme is the initiative carried by the government of India to provide free lunch to students of class one to eight across the country on working days. The Union human resource and development ministry recently decided that the Aadhaar card, that has a unique identification number, should be made mandatory for students in order to avail the scheme and get the free meals. However, this move of the HRD ministry was not

  • Government’s big solar push could run into land hurdle

    The Union cabinet decided last month to double India’s solar power generation capacity, from 20 GW to 40 GW, by setting up 50 solar parks, which are solar projects with a capacity of 500 MW or more concentrated in one area. But this additional 20 GW would mean acquisition of at least 80,000 acres of land, thrice Jaipur’s area, and possibly a problematic move in a land-starved country.

  • Hodge suggests Virat may be saving for IPL by skipping Dharmasala Test

    Melbourne: Making a bizarre insinuation, former Australia batsman Brad Hodge has suggested that Indian captain Virat Kohli, who missed the fourth Test in Dharamsala due to an injury, could be saving himself for the IPL starting next month.

  • Punjab: BSF guns down Pakistani intruder in Gurdaspur

    Gurdaspur: The Border Security Force (BSF) troops of border outpost Paharipur shot dead a Pakistani intruder ahead of the B.S. Fence on Monday morning.