Free Press Journal
  • I-Day fest forgotten as death news broke

    New Delhi : Independence day celebrations in the national capital that cradles the seat of power, were forgotten after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s death was announced officially this afternoon.

  • When he got Nehru’s portrait restored in South Block in 70s

    New Delhi: A portrait of India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had once gone missing from the South Block in the late 70s, but it was restored following the intervention of the then foreign minister, Atal Bihari Vaypayee.

  • His voice led station masters to demand their rights’

    New Delhi: It is a little known fact that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the president of a union for station masters, who fought for the right of the men on whose shoulders rested not just the smooth running of trains but also their safety and security.

  • Mumbai: First-ever Humboldt baby penguin born on Independence Day

    Mumbai: India’s first-ever Humboldt Penguin was born on Wednesday night at Veermata Jijabai Udyan while India was celebrating its Independence Day. Sanjay Tripathi, veterinary doctor and in-charge of the zoo, told the Free Press Journal that the new-born baby penguin’s health is good and that it is being taken care of by Mr Molt and Flipper (the father and mother penguin) and the doctors.

  • India’s oil import bill to jump by USD 26 billion on rupee woes

    New Delhi: India’s crude oil import bill is likely to jump by about $ 26 billion in 2018-19 as rupee’s free fall has made buying of oil from overseas even costlier. Besides, the rupee hitting a record low of 70.32 to a US dollar will also lead to a hike in the retail selling price of petrol, diesel and cooking gas.

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: BJP rode on Vajpayee’s appeal to win allies and power in 1990s

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose politics of moderation in a hard line party propelled the BJP to power for the first time in the 1990s, died on Thursday after long illness. The 93-year-old leader, who had faded from public life for more than a decade following health complications and was admitted to AIIMS with a urinary tract infection on June 11, breathed his last at 5.05 p.m., the

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    Becoming truly energetic and alive

    Being energetic means different things to different people. For a school kid, being energetic means being able to go to school, play games, come back home and fall asleep. For a laborer on the street, it means to be able to perform his activity all day. For an executive, it may mean to sleep less, travel more, or be more productive. For a yogi, he doesn’t want to sleep or eat. He

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    Parsi New Year 2018: 10 delicious Parsi dishes and where to try them in Mumbai

    No wonder Parsis take their food very seriously. Parsi cuisine does live up to the hype. Wait. Parsi food is more than ‘Dhansak’ and ‘Kheema Pav’. Over the years, Parsi food has become more Indianised. It has a perfect blend of Iranian, Gujrati, British, Portuguese and Goan cuisine. Parsi cuisine is loved in Mumbai and the city is dotted with charming Parsi restaurants. On the occasion of Parsi New Year, we bring

  • My captain no more, but will always be with me: Sunil Gavaskar

    New Delhi : ‘Sunil, sorry, he is no more’. Those devastating words conveyed to me that ‘my captain’ Ajit Wadekar had passed away. Just a little while earlier, I was trying to help put him in the car to rush him to the hospital since the ambulance was going to take another 15 minutes to arrive and even then it looked like it was a hopeless battle.

  • BCCI condoles demise of Ajit Wadekar

    New Delhi : The BCCI on Thursday condoled the demise of former captain Ajit Wadekar, calling him the “renaissance man” of Indian cricket whose departure has left a big void. Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas Test series wins in England and the West Indies, passed away Wednesday night after prolonged illness. He was 77. Wadekar is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter.

  • Exporters see short-term gain amid rupee slide

    New Delhi : Exporters on Thursday said the depreciating rupee may be beneficial for certain segments in the short term but global buyers may start asking for discounts if the unit would stay near the 70 mark.

  • RBI panel sees global tariff wars posing challenge to inflation goal

    Mumbai : RBI Governor Urjit Patel voted for a rate hike at its policy meet earlier this month as a step towards keeping inflation below the mandated 4 per cent mark on a “durable basis”, according to the minutes of the meeting released on Thursday.

  • Banks to come out of PCA framework by this fiscal

    New Delhi : Asserting that the worst is behind for state-owned lenders, Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar on Thursday expressed hope that the banks would come out of the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework this fiscal. As many as 11 out of 21 banks are under the RBI’s watch list. Of these, two banks — Dena Bank and Allahabad Bank — are facing restriction on expansion of business.

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    Show more discipline and grit, Ravi Shastri tells batsmen

    Nottingham : Under-fire India coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday called on his struggling batsmen to show more discipline and grit when the third Test against England gets underway at Trent Bridge on Saturday.

  • Ben Stokes not assured automatic selection: England coach Bayliss

    Nottingham : England coach Trevor Bayliss on Thursday welcomed Ben Stokes back in the national team’s fold after he was cleared of affray charges but said the troubled all-rounder is not assured of an automatic selection for the third Test against India.