Free Press Journal
  • Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

    Washington: Britain’s electronic spying agency, working with the US National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden.

  • Gold drops to 1-1/2 month low on sliding demand; silver gains

    Mumbai: Gold prices drifted to hit its lowest levels in 1-1/2 month at the domestic bullion market here due to sluggish demand from jewellery stockists as well as poor local buying sentiment. On the other hand, silver moved up marginally on the back of stray industrial demand. Standard gold (99.5 purity) declined by Rs 95 to end at Rs 26,625 per 10 grams from Wednesday’s closing level of Rs 26,720.

  • Govt considering easing rules for electronic goods import

    New Delhi:The government is mulling relaxing criteria for imports of electronic items such as microwave oven, laptop, mobile phones, televisions by allowing brand owners register the products with authorities concerned. The proposed change in rule will benefit most of the Indian mobile brands and multinational companies who don’t have manufacturing base in the country and import their brands. At present, it is mandatory to register around 30 categories of electronic product under

  • Govind Pansare

    Pansare flown in to Mumbai for treatment

    Mumbai: Communist leader Govind Pansare, who was shot at in Kolhapur four days ago, was today flown here for treatment. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Nagpur said the government arranged for air ambulance with two doctors from Nanavati hospital & necessary medication, to transfer Pansare to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai.

  • Car bomb hits insurgency-plagued southern Thailand; 13 hurt

    Hat Yai (Thailand): Suspected insurgents in southern Thailand today detonated a car bomb that wounded 13 people and damaged buildings, police said. Two other bombs were defused. The bomb was hidden in a pickup truck that was parked in front of a karaoke bar in a commercial district in Narathiwat province, police Col Manit Yimsaai said. He said the explosion wounded two soldiers and 11 civilians, one of them seriously.

  • Corporate Espionage

    Deterrent punishment needed for stealing secret files

    The busting of a racket in stealing confidential official documents from the Oil ministry and selling them to energy consultants and large private companies has shown the shocking nexus between corporates and lower –level ministerial staff.  If there were higher officials and higher-level corporates involved it would apparently be clear only after sustained interrogation of those arrested. That a business journalist was also a key part of the racket adds a new

  • Narendra Modi's monogrammed suit

    PM Narendra Modi’s suit goes for Rs 4.31 crore.

    Surat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monogrammed bandhgala suit that had kicked up a political storm was today sold off for Rs 4.31 crore at an auction that saw a scramble among the bidders on the final day for the two-piece ensemble. The pin-striped navyblue suit that Modi wore for his Summit meeting with the US President Barack Obama on January 25, went to Surat-based diamond trader Lalji Patel and his son after

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    NDA hits out at Nitish, Cong says Manjhi quit as BJP panicked

    New Delhi: NDA today accused JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar of “sacrificing” a Mahadalit while Congress saw BJP’s “panic” behind Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s resignation hours before a trust vote in Assembly and said it will pay the price for its “conspiracy” in Bihar elections. “Nitish Kumar will have to answer the people of Bihar and convince them on why he made Manjhi the Chief Minister eight months back.

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    Nitish Kumar to swear-in as Bihar Chief Minister on 22nd February

    Patna: JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar invited to form government in Bihar on February 22 by the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi in Raj Bhavan . Ahead of taking over as Chief Minister, Nitish today promised good governance once he takes over as chief minister and apologised for his decision to quit last year after his party’s rout in the Lok Sabha elections.

  • Sushil Modi

    BJP does not ‘repent’ backing Manjhi: Sushil Modi

    Patna: BJP today said it did not “repent” backing Jitan Ram Manjhi during the trust vote as the party wanted to send out the message to people that it stood against “humiliation” of a mahadalit at the hands of Nitish Kumar. “We had extended support to Manjhi and the onus of proving the majority of his government was on him,” senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said.

  • Transporters strip common man of low fuel rate benefits: BJP

    Mumbai: Maharashtra BJP today said goods and private passenger transporters were not passing on the benefit of reduced fuel rates to the common man and asked the state government to intervene in the matter. In a letter to State Transport Minister Diwakar Raote, state BJP spokesman Madhav Bhandari said despite the diesel prices coming down from Rs 62.21 in May 2014 to Rs 52 on February 15, 2015, the transporters have not passed

  • Sensex Red down

    Sensex lslips down by 230 pts as RIL tumbles 3%

    Mumbai: Logging its first drop in eight days, the benchmark Sensex today slipped by 230.86 points to end at 29,231.41 led by profit-booking in bluechips, including RIL. Traders said the market was in an “over-bought” position following huge positions built up on optimism over the forthcoming Budget and hopes of faster reforms. With the BSE Sensex rising by a hefty 1,234.85 points in past seven days, some money was taken off the table,

  • Reduced Power tariffs and free water schemes soon in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: After a week in office, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said his government was going to cut power tariff and launch a free water scheme “very soon” in line with election promises made by Aam Aadmi Party. Kejriwal said his government has already finalised a “blue-print” on issues relating to power and water which were focus areas for AAP during the election campaign while it will take at least a

  • Cong protests over land ordinance to regain lost base: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today attacked Congress over its protest on the land acquisition ordinance issue, saying the rival party’s stir was politically-motivated to regain its sliding base after successive electoral defeats. The BJP said the opposition party is frustrated over its electoral losses and is now trying to raise farmers’ issues only to revive its political fortunes.

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    Coal auction success proves the scam was real: Venkaiah Naidu

    Bengaluru: With metal and cement companies bidding aggressively for coal blocks, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the success of auctions had proved that the coal scams were real and not an imagination of the CAG, vindicating BJP’s position. “The BJP’s stand of insisting on a thorough inquiry has proved to be correct. The arguments by the then Finance Minister that there was zero loss has proved to be wrong,”

  • Coal

    Corporate Espionage: Coal, Power ministry documents leaked

    New Delhi: Four of the accused in the Petroleum Ministry document leak case were today remanded in police custody till February 23 by a court after Delhi Police alleged they were providing “secret” material to certain corporate houses.

  • Sensory cues can influence neck pain

    Melbourne: Contrary to general perception that pain stems from a physiological source, new research shows that many other factors – including sensory, cognitive, and emotional cues – can have significant influence on our experiences of pain. The findings can help develop new approaches in the treatment of pain, researchers suggested.

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    Sanjay Nirupam seeks CM’s intervention on power tariff hike proposal

    Mumbai: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam today demanded that Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should intervene to ensure that MERC rejects the proposal of Reliance Energy to hike the electricity rates for Mumbai suburban consumers. Talking to reporters here, Nirupam, former MP from Mumbai North parliamentary constituency, said Fadnavis should also probe the nexus between the power supply company and MERC.

  • Scramble for Modi suit grows as Surat bizman offers Rs 2.31 cr

    Surat: The scramble to possess the pinstriped monogrammed suit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi grew today with Surat-based diamond trader Mukesh Patel making a staggering bid of Rs 2.31 crore on the last day of the auction. Patel had earlier offered Rs two crore, but later raised the bid through a written offer of Rs 2.31 crore.