Free Press Journal
  • Creating efficient airports network is our goal, says ‘infrastructure man’ Guruprasad Mohapatra

    Guruprasad Mohapatra, a Gujarat cadre IAS officer of 1986 batch, is known as an ‘infrastructure man’ due to several unique projects he has executed in Gujarat. His list includes projects like the Sabarmati River Front at Ahmedabad and the BRTS. Be it the power sector, urban development or industry, Mohapatra has excelled in most of the assignments. During his tenure as the Municipal Commissioner in Surat and Ahmedabad, he played an integral role in

  • Boris Johnson ‘joked’ about Libya deaths

    Manchester : British foreign minister Boris Johnson came under fire for saying Libya could become a magnet for tourists and investors —if it can “clear the dead bodies away” first.

  • Guj HC likely to pronounce order in Zakia Jafri case today

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its order on Thursday on Zakia Jafri’s petition challenging a lower court order upholding the special investigation team’s clean chit to the then chief minister Narendra Modi and others in connection with the 2002 post- Godhra riots.

  • Indian football team really impressed me, says Vijayan

    New Delhi : I M Vijayan is amazed at Indian football’s leap from amateurism to professionalism and feels a decent outing in the FIFA U-17 World Cup will go a long way in raising the standard of the game in the country.

  • SpiceJet plans amphibious plane operations

    New Delhi : SpiceJet Ltd is “working closely” with Japanese company Setouchi Holdings Inc for 10-seater and 14-seater amphibious plane operations to push up regional connectivity, the airline said in a release Wednesday. The company did not detail the type of operations it has planned.

  • Trio takes chemistry Nobel for study on biomolecules

    Stockholm : A revolutionary technique dubbed cryo-electron microscopy, which has shed light on the Zika virus and an Alzheimer’s enzyme, earned scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday.

  • Bengal BJP chief faces protest in Darj hills, party delegates asked to leave

    Kalimpong (WB) : West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday faced protests by the supporters of the Jan Andolan Party (JAP) and expelled GJM leader Binay Tamang, who demanded that the party delegation leave the Darjeeling hills immediately and refrain from disturbing the “peace and stability” in the region.

  • Sharan in quarters, defeat for Yuki and Nagal

    New Delhi : Divij Sharan was the only Indian surviving in the ATP Challenger tournament in Kaohsiung after reaching the doubles quarterfinals with Scott Lipsky while Sumit Nagal and Yuki Bhambri were knocked out in the singles first round.

  • Rohingya row: Beauty queen dethroned over Rohingya crisis

    Yangon : A Myanmar beauty queen says she was stripped of her pageant title after posting a graphic video accusing Muslim Rohingya militants of driving communal violence in Rakhine state, a conflict fraught with controversy in the mainly Buddhist country.

  • Pak summons Indian envoy over ‘ceasefire violations’

    Islamabad : Pakistan on Wednesday summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control in which two civilians were reportedly killed.

  • All states under revenue loss due to GST: Sushil Modi

    The govt had decided to compensate states for the next five years for revenue losses due to the new indirect tax regime. Centre will have to wait for at least two more months to get clarity on which state is under how much loss.

  • Deepa Malik to receive M G Mehta Human Spirit award

    We chose Deepa Malik (pix) for the ‘M G Mehta Human Spirit’ award, for her exemplary achievements, says Rajiv Mehta, trustee of Ratna Nidhi Trust.

  • India to renegotiate LNG rate with US, Russia

    Last month, there was in-principle agreement with Exxon Mobil for a cut in price of 1.44 mn ton a year LNG to be imported from Australia.

  • All Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2013

    San Francisco : After revealing last year that a data breach in 2013 affected its one billion user accounts, Yahoo has now announced that all of its users —nearly 3 billion at that time—were impacted by the massive hacking.

  • ‘Tan-a-tan’ row: Congress lashes out at MP Bansilal Mahato, demands public apology

    Raipur (Chhattisgarh) : The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Bansilal Mahato over his comment calling Chhattisgarh girls ‘tan-a-tan’, asserting that the people of the state demand a public apology and this statement reflects the shallow thinking of the saffron party.

  • Fukushima gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster

    Tokyo : The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant cleared a major regulatory hurdle today to restart two reactors in Japan, its first since the 2011 tsunami sparked the worst atomic accident in decades.

  • GST may have adverse impact on mfg, delay investment

    New Delhi : The implementation of GST had an adverse impact on manufacturing and may delay investment revival, the Reserve Bank said Wednesday while hoping that there will be simplification of the new indirect tax regime to the ease business process.

  • Pawan Hans divestment by fiscal end

    New Delhi : Divestment of the government’s 51% stake in state-run Pawan Hans Ltd will be completed by the end of the current financial year started April, a senior government official said Wednesday. The divestment department wants to consider proposals from only those prospective bidders whose parent companies do not have non- performing debt.