Free Press Journal
  • Interstate migration in India doubled: WEF

    New Delhi : Interstate migration in India doubled between 2001 and 2011 compared to the previous decade, with Pune and Surat emerging as the most affected cities in the Asian region, says a WEF report. According to the World Economic Forum’s report on ‘Migration and Cities’, India is home to one-fourth of the 100 fastest-growing cities in the world while Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata are among the 10 most populous urban areas

  • Winning start for Prannoy, Praneeth

    Paris : Indian shuttlers H S Prannoy and B Sai Praneeth advanced to the men’s singles second round with contrasting wins in the French Open Super Series.

  • Arunima Sinha, the one-legged conqueror of the world

    Lucknow : A national-level volleyball player, Arunima Sinha was thrown off a moving train by a bunch of goons in 2011. Overcoming unbearable pain as she lay on the tracks through the night, she lost one of her legs and had a metal rod inserted in the other. While most people take four to five years just to walk on a prosthetic limb, Arunima stood on top of Mount Everest just two

  • SBI market capitalisation zooms

    Mumbai : Near 30% gains in the shares of State Bank of India on Wednesday helped the state-owned bank’s market capitalisation rise by more than 600 bln rupees, which is more than the value of the 10 smallest companies on the Nifty 50. The steepest daily rise in the lender’s shares since its listing helped its market capitalisation jump by a third to 2.80 trln rupees.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    NAB fails to get info on Sharifs from UK

    Lahore : The British authorities have not allowed Pakistan’s anti-graft body to collect evidence from the properties in London owned by ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, asking it to use a “government-to- government” channel to get the official information, reports PTI.

  • Kurds offer to freeze results of referendum

    ARBIL: Iraqi Kurdish leaders on Wednesday offered to freeze the outcome of last month’s vote for independence, taking a step back in a major crisis that prompted Baghdad to seize swathes of disputed territory, reports AFP.

  • Such a simple man: Tillerson at iconic Gandhi memorial

    New Delhi : US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday visited the iconic memorial of Mahatma Gandhi here and hailed him as one of the few global leaders who changed the world. During his brief visit, Tillerson was given a tour of the room at the Birla House where Gandhi had spent his last 144 days, reports PTI.

  • Cambridge Univ to ‘decolonise’ syllabus

    London : The University of Cambridge has begun discussions to make its curriculum more inclusive by incorporating black and minority ethnic (BME) writers.

  • Highways’ work worth Rs 8 lakh cr to begin before 2018 end: Gadkari

    New Delhi : The Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari has said that highways works worth Rs 8 lakh crore will begin before the end of 2018 under the Bharatmala Pariyojana.

  • More than 100 Sikhs removed from blacklist: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi : The government has lifted the ban on more than 100 Sikhs, blacklisted after the outbreak of militancy in Punjab, and they can now travel to India, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said.

  • Centre moves SC, seeks withdraw of central forces from Darjeeling

    New Delhi : The Central government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking the withdrawal of central security forces from trouble-torn Darjeeling where the agitation for separate Gorkha state took a violent turn.

  • Bank recap positive for growth: Goldman Sachs

    New Delhi : The government’s bank capitalisation programme is positive for the economy, will lower the drag on bank credit growth and will be supportive for the rupee in the medium term, says a Goldman Sachs report.

  • SC to hear UP govt plea against order to demolish parking lot near Taj

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the Uttar Pradesh government’s restoration plea against its order to demolish a multi-level car parking facility being built within a kilometre of the Taj Mahal on October 27.

  • CVC to rank govt depts on anti-corruption measures

    New Delhi : The Central Vigilance Commission will rank the central government organisations on anti- corruption measures being taken by them, an official release said on Wednesday.

  • Investor wealth soars by Rs 2 L cr, stock zoom

    New Delhi : Stock market investors became richer by Rs 1.96 lakh crore on Wednesday following a smart show in the stock market, where the benchmark Sensex breached the 33,000-mark for the first time.