Free Press Journal
  • Zee Media gets Sebi’s nod for Rs 200 cr rights issue

    New Delhi: Zee Media Corporation has received capital market regulator Sebi’s approval to raise up to Rs 200 crore through rights issue. In a rights issue, shares are issued to existing investors in line with their holding at pre-determined price and ratio. The company had filed its application with the capital market regulator for the proposed rights issue in January through its lead merchant banker Axis Capital Ltd.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B on mission to save cinematic marvels

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he feels privileged to be the face of an initiative by The Film Heritage Foundation and working towards saving cinematic marvels from getting lost with time. “A FUNCTION TO ATTEND THE Film Heritage Foundation…a most sincere effort to archive all the films made through the years… most of our films have got destroyed or lost, due to no archival interest or work

  • Samsung

    iBall takes over Samsung as top tablet vendor in India: IDC

    New Delhi: Technology giant Samsung has been de-throned as top tablet vendor in the Indian market by domestic firm iBall, according to global research firm IDC. Mumbai-based iBall has overtaken Samsung in the Indian tablet market with 15.6 per cent share in the October-December quarter, which saw total shipments of 0.96 million units, according to IDC’s latest quarterly estimates.

  • Reuters bureau chief in Pakistan found dead

    Islamabad: A prominent foreign women journalist, working for Reuters news agency in Pakistan, was found dead today in the bathroom of her house here. Maria Golovnina, a Russian national, had been working with Reuters as the its bureau chief for Pakistan and Afghanistan for the past year and a half.

  • Street art festival adds many hues to Delhi’s forlorn walls

    New Delhi: Many flyovers and underpasses, a few landmark buildings and some cold storages in the capital are getting a makeover by several artists to create a dialogue with everyday commuters and bring art into the public domain. In its second edition, St.Art Delhi, an urban art festival, is spread over areas like South Extension, Lodhi Colony, Khan Market, Azadpur, Moolchand and would also cover two special projects – rain baseras and Delhi

  • nitish kumar

    A day after swearing-in, Nitish settles down to work

    Patna: day after being sworn-in again, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar settled down to work as he held a series of meetings since morning. In the morning, Kumar saw off Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who left for Kolkata after attending last evening’s function and thanked Banerjee for her visit, an official release said here. The chief minister then reached state secretariat at 10:30 AM and disposed

  • coal

    Seeking nod to prosecute official in coalscam: CBI tells court

    New Delhi: CBI today told a special court that it has sent the necessary records of a coalscam case to the authority concerned for considering grant of sanction to prosecute a Ministry of Coal (MoC) official for his alleged role in the matter. The agency’s move came after the court on January 30 had said that former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and MoC official L

  • prakash javdekar

    New land acquisition law to benefit more farmers: Govt

    New Delhi: Government today sought to allay apprehensions on the Land Acquisition ordinance saying even farmers whose land was acquired for critical projects like atomic energy, petroleum and highways will also get compensation. “By bringing this ordinance, we have done something which would benefit all the farmers,” Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters.

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    India largest growing economy; promising future awaits us:Prez

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today said India has emerged as the fastest growing large economy with an estimated 7.4 per cent growth rate in 2014-15 and the government is taking “decisive measures” to ensure a better future for the people. “A promising future awaits us,” he said while listing out the initiatives taken by the government in his address to the joint sitting of Parliament.

  • First session of new Delhi Assembly begins, MLAs take oath

    New Delhi: The first session of the new Delhi Assembly began today with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other MLAs taking oath. 46-year-old Kejriwal was first to take oath followed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and other Ministers. Pro-tem Speaker Fateh Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to the MLAs. AAP had won a whopping 67 seats in the Assembly polls while BJP got only 3 seats in the 70-member House.

  • Telecom tariffs to go down as Trai cuts call connect charge

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost fixed line phone connections in the country, telecom regulator Trai today removed charges that a landline service provider has to pay to the other service providers for transmitting its customers’ phone calls – a move that is likely to lead to lower tariffs.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Budget: Policy plans to combat blackmoney to be introduced soon

    New Delhi:Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to announce policy initiatives on some of the key recommendations made by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on black money to combat the menace of illicit funds, stashed within the country and overseas, when he presents the Budget on February 28. While the SIT has suggested over a dozen measures to the government to check “black economy” in the country, some special recommendations and requirements

  • Zia harbouring false hopes to unseat Govt through army: Hasina

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accused Opposition leader Khaleda Zia of harbouring false hopes of the military staging a coup to unseat her government, even as four more persons were killed today in the ongoing political turmoil that has claimed over 100 lives. “Zia is hoping for a military intervention. She thinks someone in uniform will put her in power,” the Prime Minister said here yesterday, taking a dig at her

  • Hoax bomb threat to DD transmission station in Tamil Nadu

    Kumbakonam: A bomb threat to the Doordarshan high power transmission station here has turned out to be a hoax, police said today. A letter was recieved on Saturday stating that a bomb would go off in the centre following which DD officials lodged a police complaint. Police said they carried out a thorough search but found no explosives.

  • Ram Niwas Goel elected Speaker of Delhi Assembly

    New Delhi: AAP MLA Ram Niwas Goel was today unanimously elected Speaker of the Delhi Assembly on the first day of the two-day session of the House. Another ruling party legislator, Bandana Kumari, was elected Deputy Speaker of the House where the main and only opposition, BJP, has a negligible presence with just three legislators. 67-year-old Goel was elected from Shahdara constituency in north Delhi where he defeated BJP’s Jitender Singh Shunty by

  • Kerala school offers free education to bravery awardees

    Kochi: A leading private school in Kerala – The Choice School – has offered free education to the three winners of this year’s President’s National Bravery Awards from the state. Choice Group chief Jose Thomas made this announcement Monday at a function held to honour the three students at the school. All three, M.K. Aqil Mohammed (10), T.P. Mithun (14) and P. Anjith (14), hail from rural north Kerala.

  • Another 450 Climate Reality Leaders to be trained on climate change

    New Delhi: High-profile leaders in renewable energy are joining Nobel laureate and former US vice president Al Gore here to train another 450 Climate Reality Leaders on the science of climate change and solutions for the climate crisis while developing skills to effectively communicate about both the challenges and opportunities, the Climate Reality Project announced Monday.

  • Transport scam: CIC show-causes Delhi transport dept

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission (CIC) has show-caused Delhi transport department for not giving information as sought by an RTI applicant on the Justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal inquiry committee report. “The commission has perused the record available in the file and directs the Public Information Officer (PIO), Transport Department, to show cause as to why penalty should not be imposed upon him for not providing the information within the prescribed time,” the

  • Documents leak: Former journalist sent to custody

    New Delhi: A court in Delhi Monday sent former journalist Santanu Saikia and three others to judicial custody till March 6 in the petroleum ministry documents leak case.  Saikia, who runs a web portal and covered the crime beat for several years, was sent to 11-day judicial custody along with Prayas Jain, a Melbourne-based energy consultant; and Rakesh Kumar, 30 and Lalta Prasad, 36 — both brothers and residents of Delhi.