Free Press Journal
  • Indian companies dramatically reduced H1B visa filing: US daily

    Washington: Indian IT companies have dramatically reduced their H-1B visa filings and foreign nationals are exhibiting reluctance to make the jump to a US company due to the Trump administration’s hardline anti-immigration stance, a top Silicon Valley newspaper has said. San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board has said applicants for the H-1B visa programme are anticipating the hardest process in many years. “That’s affected both the applicants and the companies that employ them,” it said.

  • PMO asks I&B Ministry to withdraw its order on fake news

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office today ordered the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to withdraw its press release on fake news, holding that the decision on what constitutes fake news should be left to press bodies. According to official sources, the PMO felt that the government should not interfere in the matter.

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    Punjabi remake of Ajay Devgn’s ‘Singham’ starring Parmish Verma to release in 2019

    Mumbai: “Singham”, which was first made in the southern film industry, followed by Bollywood, is now set to get a Punjabi remake with Parmish Verma in the lead role. It will release next year. Ajay Devgn, who starred in the Hindi version of the film, made the announcement on his birthday on Monday. He is presenting the Punjabi film, which is being produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak

  • Commonwealth Games 2018 preview: Amid syringe controversy, India hope to shift spotlight on medals

    Gold Coast: Spooked by a needle controversy but in high spirits nonetheless, the jumbo Indian contingent would be aiming to make it all good with strong medal-winning performances when the acutely-low-on-buzz Commonwealth Games start tomorrow with an opening ceremony here. It’s just a day to go before the Games officially get started but Gold Coast hardly looked like a city gearing up for a sporting festival.

  • NIRF 2018: Ministry of HRD to announce national ranking for Indian institutes today

    The Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) headed by Prakash Javadekar today will announce the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) India Rankings 2018 in New Delhi, Vigyan Bhawan at 3 pm. The ranking is done on the basis of teaching, learning and resources, research and professional practices, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.

  • India’s manufacturing sector growth falls to 5-month low in Mar: PMI

    New Delhi: India’s manufacturing sector activity fell to a five-month low in March, as new business orders rose at a slower pace, and firms showed little appetite for recruitment, says a monthly survey. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), fell from 52.1 in February to a five-month low of 51.0 in March, indicating the slowest improvement in operating conditions recorded by the survey since last October. This is the eighth

  • ATC completes Rs 3,800-cr mobile tower deal with Vodafone India; Idea pact expected by May

    New Delhi: Telecom infrastructure firm American Tower Corporation (ATC) today announced that it has completed mobile tower purchase deal worth Rs 3,800 crore with Vodafone India through its Indian arm. ATC Telecom Infrastructure, a majority owned Indian subsidiary of ATC, has completed the transaction. This is a previously announced acquisition of Vodafone India’s telecom site business, which consists of approximately 10,200 communications sites, for a total cash consideration of about Rs 38

  • New Zealand vs England 2nd Test: Sodhi, Wagner guide hosts to draw and series win

    Christchurch: Gritty tailenders Ish Sodhi and Neil Wagner held out for a dramatic draw in the second Test today to give New Zealand the series 1-0 and extend England’s dismal away record. England were just four wickets from victory when the second new ball was taken before tea but they could only prise out one more until the last ball of the match when Wagner’s dismissal ended the rearguard pair’s resistance.

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    ‘October’ Diaries: Find out what happened when Varun Dhawan was mistaken for a hotel employee by a tourist!

    Varun Dhawan, who is set to bring October this April, has gone through an on-set training for his character of a Hotel Management student in the film. The makers shot the entire sequence with a hotel as a backdrop at real location of a five-star hotel in Delhi. Shoojit Sircar, who believes in honest and authentic ways of shooting, made Varun Dhawan

  • Rani Mukerji says, I channelise my emotions, energy into my work

    Mumbai: Her daughter’s birth gave her immense joy. And her father’s death left her with “extreme pain”. Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji says she channelises all her emotions and energy into her work. Rani, who is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, gave birth to their daughter Adira in December 2015. Has motherhood changed her?

  • Pharrell Williams says, I’m no role model

    Mumbai: American music star Pharrell Williams, who has shared the frame with Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on a magazine cover, says he doesn’t consider himself a role model. The “Happy” hitmaker, who was in India last month to celebrate his first Holi and as part of a brand association, spoke to Vogue India’s April 2018 issue about views on music and life.

  • Facebook needs ‘a few years’ to fix problems: Zuckerberg

    Washington: Facebook will likely need “a few years” to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview released. Speaking to the news site Vox, Zuckerberg defended the company’s business model and shot back at criticism of the social networking giant from Apple CEO Tim Cook last week. Zuckerberg maintained that one of Facebook’s problems was that it was “idealistic,” focusing