Free Press Journal
  • Airtel expects 5-6 mobile operators in India after shakeout

    Barcelona: Bharti Airtel today said consolidation in the country’s telecom sector will take place through a combination of acquisitions, spectrum trading and sharing and India will eventually have 5-6 mobile operators.

  • Lalu to continue stay at Tughlaq Road bungalow

    New Delhi: Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Government has granted permission to RJD chief Lalu Prasad to retain his Tughlaq Road bungalow for another year.

  • Over 100 booked for stone pelting at Bihar Speaker’s home

    Patna: Over 100 unidentified people were booked today in connection with an attack on the house of Bihar speaker during a procession by RJD led by Lalu Prasad, which was decried by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

  • India to develop Waqf properties for Muslim welfare

    New Delhi: The Indian government is moving ahead to develop the country’s 490,000 Waqf (Islamic endowment) properties and use the revenue generated to facilitate the socio-economic uplift of the Muslim community.

  • Govt to pay 50 pc premium for auto, taxi drivers under RSBY

    New Delhi: The government today extended health insurance support to auto and taxi drivers by committing to pay half of the premium amount under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna, which provides smart-card based cashless health insurance cover.

  • CPI-M confident that more regional parties would come together

    New Delhi: CPI(M) has exuded confidence that more regional parties would join the non-Congress, anti-BJP combination of 11 Left and secular parties ahead of general elections, as its leadership meets here this weekend to discuss the emerging political scenario.

  • Country’s first post office savings bank ATM in Chennai

    Chennai: The country’s first Post Office Savings Bank ATM was inaugurated here today by Finance Minister P Chidambaram as a part of the government’s Rs 4,909 crore IT modernisation scheme for the Department of Posts.

  • CIC directs Delhi govt to initiate enquiry in DTC drivers scam

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi Government to carry out an “urgent comprehensive” inquiry into the issue of colour blind DTC drivers declared fit to operate buses here.

  • Sebi to make related-party transaction norms more stringent

    New Delhi: Sebi may soon tighten its norms for ‘related party transactions’ of listed companies, by mandating greater disclosures and barring concerned parties from voting for shareholder approvals to such deals.

  • Man possessing 25 kg Pseudo-Ephedrine nabbed

    Chennai: One person has been arrested for possessing over 25 kg of Pseudo-Ephedrine, a controlled substance in India, Narcotics Control Bureau officials said.

  • Three Indians reach semis of Chandigarh ITF event

    Chandigarh: Second seed Sanam Singh and Vishnu Vardhan came back from a set down to beat their respective rivals and reach the singles semifinals of the USD 10,000 ITF men’s Futures tournament, here today.

  • HC restrains coaching centres from using Brahmos trademark

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has restrained a couple of coaching centres here from using the trademark Brahmos, name of a joint venture company of the central government, for their educational activities.

  • TN to get first supercritical power station at Rs 4,956 crore

    Chennai: As a part of measures to step up power generation in Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today laid the foundation stone for setting up a 660-MW supercritical power station at an investment of Rs 4,956 crore.

  • NCP to remain firm on support to Rio

    Kohima: The Nagaland unit of NCP would remain firm on the decision to support consensus Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) candidate, Neiphiu Rio for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state, NCP Legislature Party leader Dr T M Lotha today said.