Free Press Journal
  • Decision on Leader of Oppn before budget, says Sumitra Mahajan

    Indore : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan here on Thursday said that she’s in no hurry on the issue of nominating Leader of Opposition but added that she has to take a call before the commencement of budget session.

  • No hurry to declare CM candidate, says Uddhav

    Mumbai : Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, on Thursday, said that all the parties in the ‘Mahayuti’ will be consulted before announcing the candidate for Chief Minister’s post. But he added, “If the party workers want me to be the CM of Maharashtra then I respect their emotions”.

  • Govt invites bids from advisers to value its stake in BALCO

    New Delhi : Going ahead with the residual stake sale in Balco, the government today started the process of valuation of its 49 per cent stake in the company.  Vedanta group’s Sesa Sterlite Ltd holds the remaining 51% stake in Balco. The Department of Divestment (DoD) has invited proposals from merchant bankers or chartered accountant firms with experience in handling valuation of companies.

  • Amazon enters smartphone war with launch of 3D phone

    New York : In a first for an e-commerce firm, world’s largest online retailer Amazon has joined the over USD 150 billion global war with the unveiling of its first smartphone – Fire Phone – that will compete with Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S devices in the global markets, reports PTI.

  • PIL against new army chief

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a plea in the second week of July against the procedure followed in naming Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag as the next Army chief.

  • Open to engaging Iran: WHITE HOUSE

    Washington: The Obama Administration is open to engaging Iran on the current Iraq issue but the engagements will not include discussion of military coordination  about Iraq’s future, the White House said, reports PTI. “We are open to engaging the Iranians, just as we are engaging other regional players on the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in Iraq,” White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney told reporters.

  • ‘Not selling my (IPL) stake or settling in the US’

    The rumours surrounding actress Preity Zinta’s act of flying to the US and future plans of selling her stake in IPL have been doing the rounds for a while now. Before leaving for LA, Preity had filed a case last Friday with the police against former boyfriend Ness, co-owner with her of IPL team Kings XI Punjab, accusing him of molestation and abusing her in public at Wankhede Stadium’s Garware Pavilion during

  • Sebi cracks down on Rose Valley firm for illegal scheme

    Mumbai : Cracking the whip on West Bengal- based Rose Valley Real Estates and its promoters for collecting over Rs 2,000 crore through illicit money-pooling scheme, Sebi today ordered refund of investors’ money within three months and barred them from securities markets.

  • Insurers meet FM; pitch for raising FDI cap to 49%

    New Delhi : Keen to push insurance sector reforms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met CEOs of private sector companies, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Chairman T.S. Vijayan, and Financial Services Secretary G.S. Sandhu  to discuss issues related to capital requirements, including cap on foreign direct investment.

  • UPA appointed heads of govt bodies told to quit

    New Delhi : After targeting the state governors and nudging them to step down, the Modi government on Thursday turned its guns on various political appointees of the previous UPA government on key government bodies and demanded their resignations. (more…)

  • Motorman jumps signal, flees

    Mumbai: One coach of a Bandra-bound harbor local overshot the signal while it was coming to a halt at Bandra station on Thursday at 5:30 pm. The incident resulted in cancellation of a train. The train was taken back while the motorman of the train stated poor power in the breaking system as the cause of the Signal Pass at Danger (SPAD). Motorman was unavailable at the spot when officials arrived to

  • Your smartphone’s display glass to get smarter

    Toronto : The display screen of your smartphone will soon not just be a pretty face. Researchers have developed the world’s first laser-guided system that can pack see-through sensors in the display glass itself, says IANS.

  • Director Farah Khan is nervous

    Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan is feeling nervous these days! And no, this is not for her upcoming film ‘Happy New Year’. Farah, who is currently busy with the post production work of her multi-starrer film, took to Twitter to confess her concern for younger brother Sajid whose film ‘Humshakals’ is releasing today.

  • Pro-Abdullah protest as Af poll dispute deepens

    Kabul : About 100 supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah demonstrated in Kabul on Thursday against alleged election fraud in the first public protest of a growing political crisis, reports AFP.

  • MMOPL reduces fares to Rs 5

    Mumbai: After giving free ride to the kids, the Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) has reduced the fares of metro travel to Rs 5 for commuters but during non-peak hours of the morning. The discounted fare is valid for a week and will be applicable only between 5 am and 8:30 am. Commenting on the development, MMOPL spokesperson said, “Those who would buy tickets between 5:30 am and 8 am will

  • Exit Aadhaar, national ID’s here

    The big stories usually find a place on the front pages and we are riveted to news about the soccer World Cup, allegations of rape against a BJP minister, the crisis in Iraq and of course, the Preity Zinta-Ness Wadia affair.  Rising prices of essentials like onions, which promise to give this government the same stinging sensation that the UPA suffered, is another important development.