Free Press Journal
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    Final electoral roll issued with corrections: EC to Delhi HC

    New Delhi: Responding to a plea over the alleged presence of bogus voters in many assembly constituencies of Delhi, the Election Commission Monday told the Delhi High Court that it has issued the final electoral roll with all corrections.

  • Cabinet finalises reserve prices for upcoming 2G airwave auction

    New Delhi:  The cabinet Monday approved the proposal of the Department of Telecom (DoT) to proceed with auction in 800, 900 & 1800 (mega hertz) MHz bands and finalised its reserve prices, an official statement said here.

  • Nilekani foresees smart phones with iris cameras

    Bengaluru: With biometric sensors becoming popular and cheaper, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani Monday predicted emergence of smart phones with iris cameras for authentication.

  • Messi not happy with Barcelona coach Enrique

    Barcelona: Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi has confronted the club’s board of directors and coach Luis Enrique, who he sees as a “master of the dressing room”.

  • Modi launches Rs.10 per LED bulb scheme in Delhi

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday launched an LED bulb distribution scheme in the capital under which the power-saving lamp will be made available to people at an initial cost of Rs.10.

  • S.Shrikrishna wins national sub-junior billiards title

    Kolkata: Tamil Nadu’s S. Shrikrishna clinched the sub-junior billiards title, defeating top seed Ishpreet Chadha of Maharastra at the National Billiards & Snooker Championship here Monday.

  • Asaduddin Owaisi

    “Every child is born a Muslim”: AIMIM leader Owaisi

    Hyderabad: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has stirred a controversy with remarks that every child is born a Muslim as he locked horns with right-wing Hindu outfits over their ‘ghar wapsi’ programme.

  • Saudi crown prince to deliver annual royal speech

    Riyadh: As King Abdullah continues to be ill, Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, will address the nation Tuesday at the Shoura Council, the supreme consultative body, its president, Abdullah Al-Asheikh said.

  • Arvind Panagariya appointed vice chairman of NITI Aayog 

    New Delhi: Noted economist Arvind Panagariya has been appointed chairman of the NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, that has replaced the earlier Planning Commission.

  • Girl found dead in septic tank in Delhi

    New Delhi: A six-year-old girl, missing overnight, was found drowned in the septic tank of her house in Delhi Monday, police said.

  • Abhishek forgives attacker, wishes him speedy recovery

    Kolkata: A day after he was slapped by a youth at a public meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee Monday forgave the assaulter and appealed to Trinamool Congress workers to maintain peace in the state.

  • Libya air force says bombed tanker in Islamist-held port

    Benghazi:  The air force of Libya’s internationally recognised government said today that it carried out a deadly weekend air strike on an oil tanker in the Islamist-held eastern port of Derna.

  • Queen to pay 5th state visit to Germany in June

    London: Queen Elizabeth II with husband Prince Philip will travel to Germany in June after a decade on a state visit, the Buckingham Palace announced today.

  • Suicide bomber hits European police in Kabul; 1 dead

    Kabul: A suicide car bomber struck near the headquarters of the European police training mission in Kabul today, killing one Afghan civilian and wounding five others nearby, police and EUPOL said.

  • Govt mulling to set up body to help domestic defence cos to find markets

    New Delhi: With focus on Make in India, the government is “seriously considering” setting up of a promotional body to help domestic companies manufacturing defence products to find investors and markets, a top official in Ministry of Defence said today.

  • HC tells Maha govt to file affidavit on Maratha, Muslim quotas

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today gave three weeks to Maharashtra government to file an affidavit submitting data to justify its decision to provide reservation to Marathas and Muslims in jobs and educational institutions.

  • Day-to-day hearing on Jaya’s appeal begins in KTK HC

    Bengaluru: The Special Bench of Karnataka High Court today began day-to-day hearing of appeals filed by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and three others challenging their conviction in the disproportionate assets case.