Free Press Journal
  • Corporate Espionage

    Corporate espionage: Court to consider charge sheet on May 7

    New Delhi: A Delhi court here today fixed May 7 for considering the charge sheet filed against three arrested accused, including two government officials, in the corporate espionage case for allegedly possessing “sensitive” documents relating to various ministries. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satish Kumar Arora posted the matter for the next date after the proceedings could not take place today due to the ongoing lawyers’ strike against the delay in enhancing pecuniary jurisdiction of

  • Lokpal: Employees to give assets details for two years by Oct

    New Delhi: All central government employees have to file the details of their assets and liabilities, as mandated under the Lokpal Act, for two years by October 15 this year. “The annual returns of assets and liabilities under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, for the years 2014 and 2015 (which were to be filed by April, 30 2015 and July 31, 2015, respectively) may be filed on or before October 15,” said

  • Tripura tribal council goes to first EVM polls on May 3

    Agartala: With more tribal autonomy being viewed as a key issue, Tripura is set to hold its first EVM election on Sunday for its 30-member Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), a constitutional body almost equivalent to state assembly.

  • Centre to form panel to protect consumer interests

    Kolkata: Besides moving ahead to amend the Consumer Protection Act and the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, the Centre is considering setting up a Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) which will have both investigative and regulatory powers, a union minister said here on Friday.

  • Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav

    Supporting Yadav-Bhushan’s ‘Swaraj Samvad’ anti-party:Maha AAP

    Mumbai:  Aam Aadmi Party’s Maharashtra unit today cautioned party workers in a fresh reminder that supporting the campaign of former leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will be considered as an “anti- party” activity. Party national spokesperson and senior leader in the state, Preeti Sharma Menon told PTI here that they have issued a fresh directive that bars workers and volunteers from associating with the campaign of Yadav and Bhushan.

  • Rain threat to blockbuster RCB-KKR game

    Bengaluru: In the midst of a punishing schedule, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) visit the erstwhile Garden City to take on a rebooted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Saturday.

  • Dav Whatmore

    Zimbabwe hire Dav Whatmore as long-term coach

    Johannesburg: Dav Whatmore has been appointed as Zimbabwe’s cricket coach on a four-year deal, the country’s cricket board confirmed on Thursday.

  • Lara Dutta ‘excited’ to shoot with Akshay Kumar

    Mumbai: Actress Lara Dutta is “super excited” to team up with Akshay Kumar in upcoming film “Singh is Bliing”, whose shooting she will begin tomorrow. Directed by Prabhudheva, “Singh is Bliing” is the 36-year-old former Miss Universe’s eighth outing with Akshay after debut film “Andaaz” followed by “Aan: Men at Work”, “Insan”, “Dosti: Friends Forever”, “Bhagam Bhag”, “Blue” and “Housefull”.

  • Snapdeal

    Online medicines sale: FDA orders FIR against Snapdeal CEO

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) today said it has ordered filing of FIR against e-commerce major Snapdeal.com’s CEO Kunal Bahl and directors of the company in a case related to alleged online sale of medicines, including prescription drugs. FDA Commissioner Harshadeep Kamble told reporters here that filing of an FIR has been ordered against Bahl as well as directors of Snapdeal.

  • High priority given to probe blackmoney cases: ED

    New Delhi: Reflecting the “high priority” given to combating the black money menace, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached assets worth over Rs 5,346 crore in money laundering cases in the first three months of this year. The agency had attached Rs 3,657 crore assets till December, 2014 and with the latest freeze orders it surpassed previous years record by attaching over Rs 9,000 crore worth assets under anti-money laundering laws during the

  • JK Lakshmi Cement partners Snapdeal to sell products online

    Mumbai: Cement manufacturer JK Lakshmi Cement today said it has tied up with Snapdeal to offer its entire product range online. “JK Lakshmi has tied up with Snapdeal to offer its entire product range including cement, plaster of Paris, RMC, AAC blocks and gypsum plaster online in all the existing markets,” a statement issued here stated.

  • Papua-New-Guinea-Quake

    7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

    Sydney: A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit off Papua New Guinea today, 110 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Kokopo, the US Geological Survey said, just a day after a 6.7 magnitude tremor in the region. The quake hit at 1336 IST, 689 kilometres northeast of the Pacific nation’s capital Port Moresby, in the New Britain region at a depth of 53 kilometres.

  • mass grave

    Mass grave of ‘boatpeople’ found in southern Thailand

    Bangkok: Around 30 graves believed to belong to migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were discovered today in southern Thailand, officials said, in an area criss-crossed with trafficking routes. The grave site was found in Sadao district of Songkhla province at an abandoned camp for ‘boatpeople’ who had apparently been trafficked to Thailand’s border area with Malaysia, a zone notorious for housing remote camps for trafficked migrants.

  • FC Barcelona and Real Madrid

    Real Madrid, Barcelona resume fight for title

    Madrid: Spanish football clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid will wage on in the fight for the La Liga title on Saturday in two starkly different confrontations as Barcelona will visit bottom team Cordoba at the Estadio Nuevo Arcangel while ‘Los Blancos’ will be hosted by Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

  • Iker-Casillas

    Iker Casillas prefers Champions League title over La Liga

    Madrid: Real Madrid captain Casillas said he would prefer to win the Champions League over La Liga and emphasised the merit of ‘Los Blancos’ to become the first club to win the Champions League for two consecutive seasons.

  • Sunil Narine

    Sunil Narine will return stronger: Robin Uthappa

    Kolkata: Sunil Narine might be out with a suspected bowling action but Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa feels the beleaguered mystery spinner would come back stronger to form a lethal combination with Brad Hogg in the coming IPL cricket matches. In his absence, Hogg has claimed five wickets in two IPL T20 cricket matches.

  • Badals need to do some soul-searching

    The tragic circumstances in which a 15-year-old girl being molested by young miscreants on a private transport bus belonging to a company owned by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal jumped to her death while her mother was seriously injured when they were travelling from Moga to Bathinda  has brought to the fore the sorry state of law and order in the State.

  • Vote

    Online voting comes a step closer to reality

    London: Even as voters gear up to stand in queue for Britain’s upcoming general election this month, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a technique to allow people to vote online – even if their home computers are suspected of being infected with viruses.

  • Is Australian coal-lobby blocking uranium deal with India?  

    Sydney: After India signed a deal with Canada on uranium imports during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Ottawa, questions are being raised as to why it has taken Canberra so long to clinch a similar pact.