Free Press Journal
  • Dhoni fined for faulty display of number plate on his bike

    Ranchi: Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been penalised for violating traffic rule during his short stay in his home town here, a senior police officer today said. Dhoni was slapped with a fine of Rs 450 for faulty display of number plate on his motorcycle, Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Karthik S said.

  • I always love the challenge of bowling against AB: Johnson

    New Delhi: After playing a crucial role in Australia’s World Cup victory, Mitchell Johnson is now training his eyes on the challenge of bowling to the fearsome AB de Villiers when Kings XI Punjab take on RCB in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League. Johnson, who will once again spearhead the KXIP attack, termed De Villiers as the “best batsman across most formats” and someone who is a formidable opponent.

  • Game against Australia important in Hawke’s Bay Cup: Ritu Rani

    New Delhi: Indian women’s hockey captain Ritu Rani today said that their pool match against Australia in the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Cup will be an important one as it would give her team an opportunity to figure out its loopholes before playing in the World League Semi-Finals in June. During April 11-19 Hawke’s Bay Cup, where eight teams will be vying for the title, India have been placed in Pool A along side

  • REC shares up over 3% as stake sale over subscribed 5 times

    Mumbai: Shares of Rural Electrification Corporation rose by over 3 per cent today as the government’s sale of 5 per cent stake in the state-run firm got subscribed over five times. The stock settled the day with a gain of 2.61 per cent at Rs 330.05 on the BSE. During the day, it rose by 3.83 per cent to Rs 334.

  • V K Singh comments: BEA condemns, Cong demands his dismissal

    New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh has landed himself in another controversy over his remarks dubbing newsmen as “presstitutes”, evoking strong reaction today from a media association and the Opposition which demanded that he be “dismissed”. Singh, who is currently in Djibouti to oversee evacuation of Indians from Yemen, had yesterday compared the rescue operation from the war-torn country with his visit to the Pakistani mission recently, saying

  • Don’t be lax, follow LTC rules: Govt to depts

    New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to do due diligence while processing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims of employees as part of fresh set of guidelines issued by the Centre. “As per LTC rules, a government servant may travel only by vehicles operated by central or state government or local bodies or by any corporation in the public sector owned or controlled by central or state government. Journey on LTC

  • Pak court adjourns Mumbai attack trial for the 4th time

    Islamabad: Prosecution in the 2008 Mumbai attack today failed to produce the record of the case involving seven suspects, including mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, forcing Pakistan’s anti-terrorism court to adjourn the hearing for the fourth consecutive time till April 15. “No proceeding of the case was held today for the fourth mconsecutive hearing as the record of the case has been lying with the Islamabad High Court in connection with the government’s plea against

  • Indian registers record production of nuclear fuel

    New Delhi: In a major milestone for the nuclear industry, India has registered a record production of over 1,252 MT of uranium bundles, manufacturing close to double the annual fuel requirement of atomic reactors in the country. The production has also exceeded country’s annual fuel requirement of 650 MT for the Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs), which means the country has surplus nuclear fuel, for at least a few months.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed meets Modi

    J-K to promote river cruises to give fillip to tourism: Sayeed

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government will promote river cruises and open-roof buses to give fillip to heritage and pilgrim tourism in the state. While intervening in a supplementary during Question Hour in the Legislative Assembly today, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said, “the state government will promote river cruises and open-roof buses as add-on facilities to give fillip to heritage and pilgrim tourism in the state.”

  • AAP Arvind Kejriwal

    Designer tells AAP to stop using his design

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the rumblings in the party, an AAP volunteer, who claims to have designed the party’s logo, has written to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking him to stop using the logo. Lashing out at Kejriwal, Sunil Lal, who designed the logo, also accused him of manipulating the concept of Swaraj and criticised the recent action on leaders like Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav and Anand Kumar.

  • Vicky Tyagi, murder case

    Vicky Tyagi murder case: Attachment proceedings against five

    Muzaffarnagar: Attachment proceedings have been initiated against five persons, including a local BJP leader and his wife, today in connection with the murder of alleged gangster Vicky Tyagi here. Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar has issued notices under section 82 of CrPC (notice for persons who are absconding) against local BJP leader Ranjanvir, his wife and Charthawal block pramukh Sonia, Rajvir Paramvir, Virender and has directed them to appear in the court before

  • Vyapam scam

    MP Vyapam scam: ED attcahes Rs 3 cr assets of main accused

    Bhopal: The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth over Rs three crore of an alleged mastermind of the ‘Vyapam’ scam in connection with its money laundering probe in the case. Official sources said about 21 acres of land, four luxury cars and jewellery and cash worth Rs 3.33 crore in the name of Jagdish Sagar were attached by the Indore office of the agency under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering

  • BSE

    Sensex rises for 4th straight day; up 191 points

    Mumbai: Logging its fourth consecutive rise today, the benchmark BSE Sensex ended over 190 points higher at 28,707.75, mainly led by gains in Reliance, Infosys and Coal India amid sustained foreign fund inflows. Rate-sensitive banking, realty and capital goods shares were back in the action after some banks cut their lending rates, brokers said.

  • Snapdeal acquires mobile transactions platform FreeCharge

    Bangalore: Snapdeal today announced the acquisition of mobile transactions platform, FreeCharge, in what the online marketplace calls as “one of the largest acquisitions” in the Indian digital commerce space.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Govt not averse to more amendments to Land Bill: Gadkari

    New Delhi: Hopeful of bringing the opposition mon-board to get the much-debated land legislation passed, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said the government is not averse to more changes to the Bill. “We are not averse to more amendments to the Land Bill provided they are good and substantial in nature. There is no restriction on fresh changes,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Gadkari told PTI.

  • Juan Arango

    Venezuela star Arango suspended for two games for biting

    Mexico City: Former Venezuela international Juan Arango has been suspended for two matches for biting an opponent in the Mexican football league last weekend. A local disciplinary commission banned the veteran Tijuana playmaker after television images showed he bit Monterrey midfielder Jesus Zavala on the left shoulder during a game on Saturday, reports Xinhua. Tijuana officials said on Tuesday the club also punished Arango for his actions, but they did not specify on

  • Narendra Modi, Mudra

    MUDRA to provide loans up to Rs 10 lakhs to small businesses

    New Delhi: To ‘fund the unfunded’ self- employed as well as small businesses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched the MUDRA Yojana that will offer loans of up to Rs 10 lakh at low rate of interest. The Micro Units Development and Refinance Agency Ltd (MUDRA) will focus on the 5.75 crore self-employed who use funds of Rs 11 lakh crore and provide jobs to 12 crore people, he said.

  • Way to detect cancer without biopsy found

    Rio de Janeir: A Brazilian scientist has developed a method to detect cancer before initial symptoms appear and without the need for a biopsy. Priscila Kosaka, 35, a researcher working at the Microelectronic Institute of Madrid (Spain) for the past six years, has developed a less invasive method that uses a nano-sensor that is “10 million times more effective” than traditional tests on patient blood samples, Xinhua news agency reported citing Brazilian media