Free Press Journal
  • 55 mining companies served notice for not paying Forest Tax

    Ballari: Fifty-five mining companies here were slapped notices for not paying Forest Development Tax (FDT), an official said today. In the first round, 14 companies were served notices last week on similar grounds by the Forest Department. The notices were issued as the companies owe huge amounts in the form of taxes and they had been warned that their properties would be confiscated unless the dues are paid in full, Ballari District Forest

  • N. Chandrababu Naidu

    Andhra threatens Telangana CM with counter case

    Hyderabad: Amid speculation that Telangana’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) may issue notice to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the cash-for-vote scam, Andhra government on Tuesday threatened to hit back with counter case against his counterpart K. Chandrasekhar Rao.

  • Sadhvi Deva Thakur

    FIR against Sadhvi Deva Thakur for sterilisation remarks

    Srinagar: An FIR has been registered against a Hindu Mahasabha leader for her controversial remarks that Muslims and Christians must undergo sterilisation to restrict their growing population. The FIR was lodged against vice president of All India Hindu Mahasabha Sadhvi Deva Thakur at Sadder police station yesterday on the directions of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Srinagar V S Bhau.

  • Mayawati

    BSP to contest Bihar polls ‘with full preparation’: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati today said her party will contest the coming assembly elections in Bihar with “full preparation” and “strength”. “BSP movement has its roots in Bihar and the party has been winning MLAs’ seats there…BSP is a movement besides being a political party and for enhancing the party base as well as giving the movement a momentum, the next Assembly elections will be contested with full preparation and strength,” she told

  • FTII row: students strike enters 5th day, Gajendra Chauhan cries conspiracy

    Pune: As their strike entered the fifth day, FTTI students were today unrelenting in their demand for revoking the appointment of TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of its governing council even as he claimed there was a “conspiracy” behind the protests.

  • Nepal Relief

    Haryana govt sends 11,000 packets of relief material to Nepal

    Chandigarh: Haryana government today flagged off 11 trucks from here, carrying 11,000 packets of relief material for the earthquake victims in Nepal. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, accompained by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev, today flagged off teh trucks.

  • Sushil Modi

    Decision for CM face will be taken at appropiate time: BJP

    Patna: Under pressure to declare its chief ministerial candidate for the Bihar Assembly elections, the BJP today said that the decision will be taken by the party leadership at an appropriate time.

  • NGT to hear plea on loading, unloading of goods on July 13

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has fixed July 13 for hearing the plea of Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) seeking modification of ban order on loading and unloading of goods in the capital between 11 AM and 8 PM. A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi fixed the date after CAIT submitted suggestions to decongest the traffic in Chandni Chowk area in Delhi. It directed CAIT to furnish copies of

  • Mothers Dairy Milk

    Detergent in Mother Dairy milk? Company refutes allegation

    Agra: Two samples of milk produced by Mother Dairy have been found to be substandard, and one of them contained detergent, a food watchdog official said on Tuesday. A Mother Dairy official denied the charges, saying the company conducts “stringent quality tests”, and the substandard milk was wrongly attributed to it.

  • Sharad Pawar

    Shiv Sena-supported Patil bidding to end Pawar’s reign at MCA

    Mumbai: Backed strongly by the Shiv Sena, which has fielded its own candidates, Vijay Patil is bidding to dethrone NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and wrest control of the Mumbai Cricket Association at its polls here tomorrow. The straight contest between incumbent president Pawar and Patil, who was one of the two VPs under the former in the outgoing regime, has evoked strong response from the cricket circles with both parties wooing the 300-odd voting

  • Omar Abdullah

    NC takes out protest march against J&K govt in Jammu

    Jammu: Opposition National Conference workers today took out a protest rally against the PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, breaking police barricades and braving baton charge to reach the Civil Secretariat here. The large number of protesters is “reflection of the growing disenchantment over collapse of administrative edifice”, party’s provincial president Devender Singh Rana, who led the protest, claimed.

  • Jorge Sampaoli

    Chile have time to correct errors: Coach Sampaoli

    Santiago: Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli said his team made some errors in their 3-3 Copa America draw against Mexico, but is confident those mistakes can be fixed quickly. “The truth is they were isolated instances, the kind we have to fix,” he said in his news conference after the draw in the Estadio Nacional stadium on Monday.  “The team put forth an enormous effort and went through situations that were unfavourable. The

  • Silver

    Silver falls Rs 155 per kg on global cues

    New Delhi: Silver prices fell by Rs 155 to Rs 36,937 per kg in futures trade today, largely in tune with a weak trend overseas. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in July was trading low by Rs 155, or 0.42 per cent at Rs 36,937 per kg in a business turnover of 2,081 lots.

  • wifi

    Prasad launches Wi-Fi facility at Tajmahal;free for 1st 30 min

    Agra: Tourists visiting the Tajmahal can now access Wi-Fi service for free for the first 30 minutes as the facility was formally launched by Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today. After free usage limit of 30 minutes, a customer can continue using the service on paid basis for which subscription plans are available in various denominations, the Communications and IT ministry said in a statement.

  • Yippee Noodles

    ITC to remove “no added MSG” disclaimer from ‘Yippee’ noodles

    New Delhi: Diversified business conglomerate ITC would remove the disclaimer “no added MSG” from packets of its instant noodles sold under Sunfeast Yippee brand following recent directions by the central food safety regulator FSSAI.

  • Nokia

    Nokia, LG join hands, ink smartphone patent licence

    New Delhi: LG Electronics will soon embed technologies developed by Nokia in its smartphones as the Korean firm has agreed to take a royalty-bearing smartphone patent licence from the Finnish telecom gear maker. “We are pleased to welcome LG Electronics to our licensing programme,” Nokia Technologies President Ramzi Haidamus said in a statement.

  • Tina Desai

    With ‘Sense 8’, Tina Desai ‘couldn’t ask for more’

    Mumbai: Indian actress Tina Desai, who debuted in American TV with “Sense 8”, says she has received an “overwhelming” response for her role as a strong character. For the show, which premiered on online streaming service Netflix on June 5, Tina has slipped into the role of woman who goes against the society’s barriers.

  • Prabhu Deva

    Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan’s talent impresses Prabhudheva

    Bengaluru: After working with Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan in the upcoming dance drama “ABCD2”, actor-director Prabhudheva says he is bowled over by the young actors’ talent and hard work. The 42-year-old ace choregrapher reprises the role of Vishnu sir in the sequel to the Remo D’Souza-directed 2013 film.

  • Don’t seek ration card as identity proof: Goa govt tells depts

    Panaji: Goa government today made it clear that as per the Centre’s directive, ration card is no longer to be used as an identity or residence proof for the purpose of government schemes, and no government department should insist on it. The state civil supplies department said in a notification here that Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs had issued an order some time back saying that ration card shall not be used as