Free Press Journal
  • Activist seeks action against Nestle, actors over Maggi row

    Mumbai: An activist has moved a court here seeking registration of a case against food giant Nestle, its directors and cine actors who endorsed Maggi noodles as samples of the popular snack have been found to be unsafe for consumption and banned in nearly a dozen states.

  • Strong action against big tax evaders acts as deterrent: CBDT

    New Delhi: The CBDT today dismissed reports that it has asked its officers to go beyond raids and searches to target tax evaders and maintained that stringent action in big cases of evasion would go a long way to demonstrate to compliant taxpayers that laws are just and fair.

  • Ola website hacked; Co says user details safe

    New Delhi: Online taxi hailing service Ola’s website was today hacked with attackers claiming to have accessed user information like credit card details, a claim that the firm vehemently denied, saying there was no security lapse and only “dummy” user values had been compromised.

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    Jet Airways offers 25 percent business class booking discount

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways on Monday offered a 25 percent discount in its business class fares on its domestic network on tickets booked between June 8 and 10. “The three-day special fare offer will be available for sale across India effective June 8 to 10, 2015 and for travel from June 20, 2015 onwards,” the carrier said in a statement.

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    GST will transform courier industry: Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi: The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill will be a game changer for India’s express and courier industry, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said on Monday, listing GST as one of the “vectors” transforming the country’s logistics sector.

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    Mourinho convinced he was victim of FIFA corruption

    London: Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho restated his belief that he was a victim of corruption when he finished second to Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque for the World Coach of the Year award in 2012.

  • India team hits the nets in Mirpur on arrival

    Mirpur: The Indian cricket team got down to work soon after landing here today for the short series against Bangladesh, sweating it out in a gruelling two-hour net session at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. The side led by Kohli arrived here by a morning flight from Kolkata and they hit the nets at the Stadium in the afternoon. The Indians will take on the hosts in a one off Test starting on Wednesday followed

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    Rafael Nadal down to 10th spot in ATP rankings

    Madrid: In his lowest position since he jumped into the top 10 more than 10 years ago, Spain’s Rafael Nadal dropped to the No.10 spot in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings, published on Monday.

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    Man United ‘most valuable football brand’

    London: English football club Manchester United was named the world’s most valuable football brand, replacing German club Bayern Munich, according to a report from consultancy Brand Finance.

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    No ‘Victoria’ rides after a year as HC orders ban

    Mumbai: Observing that the horse-drawn carriages, famously known as ‘Victoria’ carriages, plying in the city were “illegal and violative of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act”, the Bombay High Court today directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to completely ban them after a year.

  • CBI notice to KMC for licences issued to Saradha

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, has sent a notice to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) seeking details about the licenses it issued to the tainted group.

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    Indian equity indices fall further to lowest in 2015 

    Mumbai: Falling for the fifth straight week, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) fell nearly 250 points on Monday to end at its lowest level since October last year.

  • Challenge lies in conveying clearly to reader: Amitav Ghosh

    Kolkata: A reader’s perception of a text depends a lot on how the author makes his intention come across to him, and therefore the challenge for the writer lies in ensuring what he wants to convey reaches the reader clearly, says litterateur Amitav Ghosh.

  • CBI arrests Shibu Soren’s kin in horse-trading case

    Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Monday arrested JMM chief Shibu Soren’s relative here for his alleged involvement in horse-trading in 2012 Rajya Sabha election from Jharkhand. The CBI arrested Bad Narayan Majhi from his residence in Kedargouri area of Bhubaneswar, CBI sources said.

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    Greenpeace member denied entry into India, says NGO 

    New Delhi: A member of Greenpeace International, Aaron Gray-Block, was “barred” from entering India despite having a valid business visa and necessary documents, the NGO said on Monday. The organisation has demanded an explanation from the ministry of home affairs.

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    Advisory on two-finger test was misinterpreted: Delhi govt

    New Delhi: Delhi government today clarified that the advisory issued on two-finger test on rape victims was “misinterpreted” and said it will issue a fresh notification clearly mentioning that this procedure to ascertain sexual assault is banned. “Today we held a meeting and we are issuing a fresh notification. The earlier advisory was misinterpreted. “As per the instructions, it is advised that the medical professionals should not perform the two finger test unless

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    Much of what you read on Twitter is a hoax: Study

    New York: At least 25 percent of all the news that you get on Twitter is fake, says a new study. Also, the study found that 25 percent of all tweets sent are “not credible”, Adweek.com reported.  For frequent Twitter users this might not come as a surprise. People post false information all the time for various reasons – some inadvertent, others deliberate – such as ignorance about a particular issue or

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    Facebook ‘unfriend’ app might steal your data

    New York: Be careful while downloading apps as some of them may steal your data, say experts. Recently, an app, Unfriend Alert – that alerts you when someone “unfreinds” you on Facebook – has been found to be collecting users’ Facebook data, Betanews.com reported. The app is free and notifies you whenever someone removes you from the Facebook friend list. But it asks for your sign in and password. “Looking at a