Free Press Journal
  • Vodafone challenges govt’s move to auction its 900MHz spectrum

    New Delhi: Vodafone on Wednesday said it has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court challenging Telecom Department’s move to put its 900 MHz spectrum to auction despite its applications for licence extension pending with the Department.

  • ONGC in talks to buy Videocon’s stake in Mozambique gas field

    New Delhi: State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is in talks to buy Videocon’s 10 per cent stake in a giant gas field off Mozambique and plans to ship the fuel in its liquid form (LNG) to a proposed LNG terminal at Mangalore.

  • India likely to see 10.3 pc salary hike in 2013: Aon Hewitt

    New Delhi: Employees in India are expected to get an average salary hike of just 10.3 per cent this year — the lowest the country has seen in a decade — as industries are being affected from the country’s poor economic scenario, says HR consultancy firm Aon Hewitt. Reflecting the growth expectations of just 5 per cent, corporate India is expected to offer its employees an average salary rise of 10.3 per

  • Guj Congress slams Modi govt for ‘directionless’ budget

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress today termed the state budget presented today by Finance Minister Nitin Patel, as “directionless” and alleged that government has ignored the larger section of the state in the provision.

  • 2002 riot victims demand ban on NGOs in Gulberg Society

     Ahmedabad: Over a dozen surviving victims of the Gulberg society riots have sought a ban on NGOs from organising annual event on February 28 as a mark of solidarity to the people who lost their lives during the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

  • MEA team meets Maldives FM; Court cancels Nasheed’s hearing

    Male: Amidst continuing stand-off between the government and the former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, who remained holed up in the Indian Mission here for the eighth day, a high-level team of the Indian foreign office arrived here today to find a way out.

  • Doors of discussion open between Home Minister, BJP: Cong

    New Delhi: Amid BJP’s stepped up attack on Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over his saffron terror remarks ahead of Parliament’s Budget Session, Congress today struck a conciliatory note, saying doors of discussion were open between Shinde and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on the issue.

  • We are against honour killing, dress code for women:Khap to SC

    New Delhi: Khap panchayats, which have come under judicial scrutiny for their diktats, have submitted to the Supreme Court that they do not pass any order for honour killing and are against any ban for use of mobile phones and wearing of jeans by women.

  • Delhi gangrape: Judicial officers to testify in case tomorrow

    New Delhi: The Sub Divisional Magistrate and the Metropolitan Magistrate, who had recorded the statement of the December 16 gangrape victim, are likely to appear tomorrow before the fast court conducting the trial.

  • Mumbai Model United Nations 2013

    The metamorphosis has begun, as Mumbai MUN is coming back, becoming bigger, better and bolder to reclaim itself as one of the most reputed Model United Nations conferences in Asia.

  • Man goes on shooting rampage in California, 3 killed

    Tustin (California): The early morning commute was just getting under way on suburban Orange County’s network of freeways when Melvin Lee Edwards pulled up to a stop sign near a busy off-ramp.

  • Jaitley CDR case: Constable sent to judicial custody

    New Delhi: Constable Arvind Dabas, arrested for making an illegal attempt to access call details of BJP leader Arun Jaitley, was today sent to 14-day judicial custody in Tihar jail by a Delhi court.

  • Young malaria parasites show way to bust scourge

    Syndey: A key discovery related to young malaria parasites’ lower sensitivity to drugs could turn the tide against the global scourge, say researchers.

  • CWG case: Trial against Kalmadi, 9 others commences in court

    New Delhi: Trial in a Commonwealth Games related case, involving Suresh Kalmadi and nine others for allegedly causing a loss of over Rs 90 crore to the exchequer, commenced today before a Delhi court which recorded evidence of a woman officer associated with the 2010 sporting event.

  • BJP takes aggressive stance at all-party meet

    New Delhi: On the eve of Budget Session of Parliament, the government today sought to buy peace with the Opposition saying it was ready for any kind of inquiry into the chopper scam on which there was a political consensus.

  • AirAsia ropes in Tatas to launch airline; seeks FIPB nod

    Mumbai: In the first announcement since the FDI policy for aviation was liberalised, Malaysian carrier AirAsia today said it has sought government’s nod to launch a new Indian airline and has set up a joint venture with Tata Group, as well as an investment firm for the purpose.

  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI engages 2 law firms in Italy

    New Delhi: CBI has engaged two law firms in Italy for liaisoning with the authorities to get legal assistance in probing the role of Indians in connection with the alleged kickbacks in the Rs3,600 crore VVIP helicopter deal.

  • Protesting Trade Union workers set ablaze vehicles in Noida

    New Delhi; The nationwide strike by trade unions turned violent in Noida where workers clashed with factory owners in a hosiery complex and set ablaze vehicles prompting authorities to deploy PAC in the area.