Free Press Journal
  • 23 mn children of 15-18 yrs working in India: CRY

    New Delhi : About 23 million children between 15-18 years of age in India are working, of whom 19 million have dropped out of school, according to a study conducted by a leading NGO.

  • Vistara to buy 19 Airbus, Boeing jets for $3.1 bn

    New Delhi : Vistara on Wednesday said it would place orders for 19 Airbus and Boeing planes worth $3.1 billion (over Rs 21,300 crore) and induct 37 more aircraft from A320 neo family on lease, as it embarks on “aggressive expansion”, including flying overseas.

  • Mills oppose hike in sugarcane price

    New Delhi: The sugar industry is lobbying against a leaked report of the government’s move to hike the sugarcane price by 8% over the current year by fixing the fair and remunerative price (FRP) of Rs 275 per quintal below which the mills cannot buy the cane from the farmers.

  • India plans rules to regulate e-commerce

    Geneva : India is in the process of framing rules to regulate the e-commerce sector, which is expected to touch $120 billion by 2020, Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Wednesday.

  • Modi’s promise of new canal to Rajasthan put on fast track

    New Delhi : True to Prime Minister’s promise in a rally in Jaipur on Saturday, the Water Resources Ministry of Nitin Gadkari has put on fast track the Rs 40,451 Eastern Rajasthan Canal Project on the Chambal river, rushing its proposal for the Union Cabinet’s approval without any loss of time.

  • Priests acted as predators, says HC; declines bail to 3

    Kochi : The Kerala High Court on Wednesday rejected the anticipatory bail petitions of three priests of a church accused of raping a woman, observing they acted as “predators” and took “undue advantage” of her.

  • Groundwater depletion: SC slams Centre, Delhi govt

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Central and Delhi governments and the capital’s civic agencies for blaming each other but doing nothing to reduce water consumption and preservation of groundwater, and sought action plan to check its depletion.

  • Sam Balsara to be inducted into IAA Hall of Fame at Leadership Awards

    Come this July 27, the India Chapter of the International Advertising Association (IAA) is getting ready to induct advertising doyen Sam Balsara into its Hall of Fame. He will be induced at the sixth edition of the IAA Leadership Awards.

  • Amit Shah to meet Nitish over dinner during a day’s visit

    Their meeting is crucial as Nitish Kumar wants the coalition partners to contest the Lok Sabha elections on his terms and not on the BJP’s or Modi’s agenda while his Janata Dal(U) is insisting on contesting majority of 40 seats

  • Goa Cong to Guinness: Include ‘globetrotting’ Modi’s name

    Panaji : The Congress in Goa has formally written to the Guinness World Records (GWR) to include Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name in the book for “setting a record of travelling abroad”, a party leader said on Wednesday.