Free Press Journal
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    Telcos may hike mobile rates to recover spectrum cost: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Indian telecom operators are expected to gradually increase rates to recover Rs 1.1 lakh crore they bid for spectrum in the auction that concluded last week, Moody’s said today. “This high cost is credit negative for the country’s telecom operators because it will increase their debt and costs and reduce their ability to fund future expansion,” said the global credit rating agency. “Although we expect that the companies will raise tariffs

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yadav next to face axe as AAP’s chief spokesperson?

    New Delhi: After the sacking of Prashant Bhushan as AAP’s national disciplinary committee chief, Yogendra Yadav is likely to be next to face the axe as the party’s chief spokesperson. Sources in AAP said the party will soon release a new list of spokespersons which will not figure Yadav’s name. “We will soon come out with a fresh list of party spokespersons. Yadav will of course not be in the list,” a senior

  • Rajnath Singh

    Rajnath calls up Mufti; promises all help to deal floods

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and conveyed to him that relief materials are being air dashed to the flood-affected valley in the shortest possible time. During the telephonic talk, the Chief Minister briefed the Home Minister about the prevailing flood situation in Kashmir valley and the steps being taken for rescue and providing relief to the affected people.

  • Vaiko

    Vaiko expresses displeasure over presence of police official at press meet

    Coimbatore: MDMK general secretary Vaiko today expressed displeasure over the presence of a police official from the intelligence department at his press meet here, following which the cop made a hasty retreat. The official from Special Branch of police was standing close to the table from where Vaiko was speaking to the media and recording his speech, even as majority of reporters thought he was representing some newspaper.

  • Delhi govt planning to provide recycled water to clusters

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from Singapore, Delhi Government is planning an ambitious project to provide recycled water to clusters of 100-200 houses, the supply for which is expected to cost less than development charge for sewage system. Interacting with media at Padma awards function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the pilot project will be implemented within a month and the cost of the project is being worked

  • Drink and Drive

    Drunken driving causing loss of lives every month: Court

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has refused to set aside the conviction and sentence of a man for driving in an inebriated state, observing that several valuable lives are lost every month due to drunken driving. Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kumar Tripathi, however, granted relief to Haryana resident Rajesh Kumar by reducing the 10 days jail term to five days considering that he is a first time offender with no criminal records and

  • MDMK seeks PM’s intervention on Mekeddatu issue

    Coimbatore: MDMK today said it is the responsibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prevent Karnataka from constructing a dam across the Cauvery at Mekeddatu, which would adversely affect the interests of Tamil Nadu farmers. Blaming political parties in Karnataka for playing vote bank politics on the issue, MDMK General Secretary Vaiko appealed to the prime minister to take a reasonable decision, before the people of Tamil Nadu turn against the BJP-led Centre,

  • Admiral L Ramdas

    Admiral L Ramdas’ removal another big jolt to AAP

     It is indeed deeply regrettable that a man of the stature of Admiral L. Ramdas(retd), former Chief of Naval Staff, has been removed from the post of internal Lokpal of the Aam Aadmi Party without the basic courtesies being extended to him, close on the heels of an sms being sent to him not to come for the meeting of the party’s National Executive at which two of its tallest leaders Prashant

  • ISRO successfully completes IRNSS-ID orbit raising operation

    Chennai: The orbit raising operation of latest navigation satellite IRNSS-1D has been completed and it was placed in the intended orbit “successfully”, ISRO said today. “First orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1D is successfully completed by firing the Apogee motor at 17.28 hours on March 29, 2015,” ISRO said on its website.

  • Money

    EC for stringent law to deal with political funding

    New Delhi: Batting for a “strong law” regarding political funding, Election Commission today said use of black money during elections has to be checked as it creates imbalance in a democratic system. Chief Election Commissioner H S Brahma said here that India needs a “strong law” to deal with the issue of political funding and to usher in “good accountability”.

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    Fadnavis defends minister who carried revolver at kids’ event

    Mumbai: Defending his Cabinet colleague Girish Mahajan who is being criticised for attending a children’s event with a revolver tucked in his waist, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he has not broken any law. Mahajan also later clarified that he carries the weapon for self-defence and that he has not been involved in any kind of violence.

  • Fire scare for Indian U-23 football team

    Dhaka: The Indian Under-23 football team today, survived a fire scare when smoke was spotted coming out from the rear side of the team bus.

  • Srinivasan hails 2015 World Cup as ‘truly world class’

    Melbourne: International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has hailed the cricket World Cup 2015 as “the most popular in history”, and said he believes the 50-over game is in good health following Australia’s triumph at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

  • Kylie Jenner

    Kylie Jenner’s pool day at Disick mansion

    Los Angeles: Reality star Kylie Jenner shared a photograph while sunbathing in the backyard of the Disick mansion with her brother-in-law Scott Disick.  The 17-year-old posted a selfie with Disick as they sunbathed in the backyard of the $8 million 15,000 sq ft Calabasas estate that Disick shares with Kylie’s sister Kourtney Kardashian, reports  She was seen wearing printed sunglasses with reflective lenses and a black bikini which showed off her

  • Depleted Mumbai to be led by Sufiyan Shaikh in T20 knockout

    Mumbai: Depleted by the unavailability of some key players including skipper Aditya Tare, Mumbai selectors today named Sufiyan Shaikh to lead the team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament’s inter-zonal league cum knock out rounds to be held from April 1-7 in Cuttack.

  • IPL 2015 auctions

    Kings XI Punjab announce ticket sales for home games in Pune

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab have announced the sale of tickets for their three home matches in Pune during the Indian Premier League beginning April 8. The cheapest ticket cost Rs. 500 and range of hospitality seats start from Rs. 3,500 inclusive of taxes. Out of the seven games, Kings XI Punjab play four matches at the PCA Stadium in Mohali and the remaining at the MCA International Stadium in Pune.

  • Miranda Kerr

    Miranda Kerr poses topless

    Los Angeles: Miranda Kerr has taken to social media platform to share a topless photograh of herself, and she has even discussed the effects of detoxification on skin in a detailed promotional post for brand Kora Organics.  The former Victoria’s Secret wore just a pair of animal print bikini bottoms as she covered her modesty with a strategically placed arm across her chest. Kerr accessorised her look with a smile and just

  • Saina, Srikanth now eye Malaysia crown

    Kuala Lumpur: Newly-crowned India Open champions, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their fairytale run as they eye another podium finish at the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier which gets underway with the qualifiers here tomorrow. Left with hardly any time to celebrate their maiden title wins at the India Super Series, Saina and Srikanth had to rus recover quickly before starting their campaign on Wednesday in the

  • Blogger killed in Dhaka

    Dhaka: A blogger was hacked to death on Monday in Bangladesh’s capital city of Dhaka, police said. The man has been identified as Washiqur Rahman, bdnews24 reported.