Free Press Journal
  • Court rejects bail plea of two IM operatives

    New Delhi: The bail pleas of two suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives was today rejected by a local court which allowed the plea of Delhi Police seeking 15 days to complete its probe against them in a case of conspiracy to carry out terror strikes here.

  • Smartphones

    Chinese smartphones enjoying booming sales

    Beijing: With China manufacturing 870 million smartphones last year, demand for the gadgets has peaked over 33 per cent in the past few years both in the domestic and foreign markets, an industry report today said.

  • Tax

    Beware of phishing emails, cautions Income Tax department

    New Delhi: The I-T department today cautioned the public against responding to emails originating from private addresses as tax personnel send communication only through official email addresses.

  • US anti-dumping duty hits Indian oil drilling pipe makers; shrs down

    Mumbai: The International Trade Administration of the US Department of Commerce has levied anti-dumping duty of 9.9% on Jindal Saw Ltd and 5.79% on all other producers or exporters of oil country tubular goods — small pipes used in drilling in the petroleum industry.

  • ATM robbery

    New system to put an end to ATM robbery

    Coimbatore: City-based Sinta Systems today launched a system, which, it said, alerts bank personnel, police and the public besides trapping the culprit, who enters an ATM kiosk to break open the machine and take amoney.

  • Gene that helps soya survive salty water found

    London: In what could help in cultivating new varieties of soyabean that are tolerant to saline soil, researchers have identified a gene in wild soyabean which is linked to salt tolerance.

  • Oppn parties pick holes in rail budget

    New Delhi: Opposition members today picked holes in the rail budget and questioned how the ambitious agenda outlined in it would be implemented by the cash-strapped railways as there is no budgetary support from the government unlike China and other developed nations.

  • Maneka Gandhi

    Nirbhaya’s parents welcome Maneka’s view on juveniles

    New Delhi:  The parents of the Dec 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape victim Monday welcomed the statement of Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi that juveniles, accused of serious crimes like rape, be treated on par with adults.

  • Gaza bombing

    National Conference condemns Israeli actions in Gaza

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference today condemned the alleged atrocities and “war-crimes” being committed by Israeli forces in Gaza and asked the Muslim world to put up a united face to stop Israeli aggression in Palestine.

  • Saina Nehwal

    M.S. Swaminathan, Saina Nehwal named ICRISAT goodwill ambassador

    Hyderabad: Renowned scientist M.S. Swaminathan and ace shuttler Saina Nehwal were Monday named goodwill ambassador of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) at a function here.

  • Rajya Sabha takes up bill on transferring Telangana land

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Monday took up a bill to transfer parts of Telanaga’s Khammam district to the successor state of Andhra Pradesh in connection with the construction of the Polavaram irrigation project.

  • Vasundhara Raje Rajasthan CM

    Raj govt scraps taxes on work book, biogas in Budget 2014-15

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today proposed scrapping tax on work-book, biogas, ‘reetha and shikakai’ and takeaway cooked food from restaurants, reduced VAT on oilseeds but increased taxes on raw spices, textile furnishings in state Budget for 2014-15.

  • narendra modi

    Modi to press for equal shareholding in proposed BRICS bank

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch his first multilateral engagement in this seaside city of Brazil, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping ahead of tomorrow’s BRICS Summit at which India will press for equal shareholding for its five member countries in the proposed USD 50 billion BRICS Development Bank so that no shareholder dominates.

  • delhi gangrape juvenile accused

    SC blocks execution of two in Dec 16 gang rape

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday suspended the death sentence of Vinay Sharma and Akshay Thakur, the two remaining  convicts in the Dec 16, 2012, Delhi gang rape case, as it extended its March 15 order blocking execution of two other death row convicts – Mukesh and Pawan Gupta – in the same case.

  • Nitish Kumar

    JD(U) MLA protests tie-up with RJD, Nitish favours alliance against BJP

    Patna: A JD(U) legislator has opposed an alliance between his party and RJD for the Bihar assembly elections, but senior party leader Nitish Kumar today said that there was a possibility of a tie-up, including with Lalu Prasad’s party, against the BJP.

  • Rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs found in MP]

    Indore: Paleontologists have found about six crore-year-old rare fossilised feces of dinosaurs in Madhya Pradesh’s Narmada valley which may unravel some facts about the food habits of this extinct animal, say experts.