Free Press Journal
  • XiaoMi-Mi3

    34.7 million Xiaomi phones sold in H1 2015

    Beijing: Xiaomi sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first half of 2015, the Chinese manufacturer company said on Thursday.  The figure refers to the actual number sold to consumers.

  • RBI

    RBI, govt in discussions for recapitalisation of banks: RBI

    Chennai: The government and the central bank are in discussions over recapitalisation of state-owned banks, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. “I should also mention that the government has been in discussion with us but also thinking of adding more capital to the banks and that will help because it will give them a buffer,” he said after the board meeting here.

  • Raghuram-Rajan

    Greek debt crisis to have limited impact on India: Rajan

    Chennai: India will see limited impact of the debt crisis in Greece as it has little direct exposure to the European nation, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. “Greece is an evolving situation. The direct exposure to Greece is very very limited for India, both financial and trade,” Rajan said after the Reserve Bank’s board meeting here.

  • Fund misappropriations mar pony conservation in Manipur: CAG

    New Delhi: Conservation efforts of a rare breed of pony in Manipur, the birthplace of polo, turned out to be a breeding ground for fund misappropriation with the government auditor CAG finding the state veterinary department spent lakhs of rupees on mundane office expenses rather than development of the animal. Moreover, Manipur Horse Riding and Polo Association (MHRPA), a body entrusted with conservation of Manipuri Pony, procured 39 ponies “without rate justification on

  • Omar Abdullah

    Rajnath’s statement on AFSPA “unfortunate”: NC

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) today termed the statement of Union Home Minister on the revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir as “unfortunate and counter-productive”, saying such remarks also exposed ruling PDP’s “complete and total sell-out” to the BJP for the sole aim of coming to power in the state.

  • Mumbai attack case: Lakhvi’s lawyers cross-examine witnesses

    Lahore: Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi’s lawyers today cross-examined two witnesses in a Pakistani anti-terrorism court, including the owner of a local company that had sold eight Yamaha boat engines to one of the facilitators of the 2008 terror assault.

  • Stop by at Mohammad Ali Road for the best Ramadan food

    The holy month of Ramzan is here and to prospective foodies this is the apt time to explore some amazing delicacies sold at Mohammad Ali Road, Mumbai. The place is named after Mohammed Ali Jouhar who was a leader of the Khilafat movement and co-founder of the Jamia Millia Islamia University. The road spreads across Crawford Market and goes right upto JJ Hospital. The 30 days of Ramzan have this place lit

  • meenakshi Lekhi

    AAP Govt’s ad budget amount ‘unheard of’, Meenakshi Lekhi

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday said the over Rs 500 crore amount set for the Delhi Government’s advertising budget is ‘unheard of’, adding that the previous dispensations used to spend Rs 10 crores to Rs 23 crores on the same.

  • Lait Modi row: Congress tells Bhardwaj to exercise restraint

    New Delhi: Congress today sounded a note of caution to former Union Minister H R Bhardwaj to exercise restraint, in the wake of him questioning party’s strategy in Parliament over the Lalit Modi row. “Bhardwaj is a very senior leader. We respect him as an elder and it was reflected in making him member of the Upper House four times, a Cabinet Minister for several years and governor of two states”.

  • Sashi Tharoor

    Tharoor seeks review of DU’s marks weightage policy

    New Delhi: Congress leader and former MoS in Union HRD ministry Shashi Tharoor has sought Delhi University Vice Chancellor’s intervention in reviewing the marks weightage policy for state board students seeking admission to its colleges. The letter to the VC Dinesh Singh, has come in wake of a student delegation approaching Tharoor contending that the anomalies in calculation of weightages have robbed them off getting admission to undergraduate programmes.

  • AFSPA withdrawal

    AFSPA to be revoked when situation is conducive

    Srinagar: The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act will be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir when the situation is conducive, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said. “I want to say that the situation should be such, and I pray to Almighty, that AFSPA should not be needed anywhere in the country. We will need cooperation of one and all to achieve this goal,” Singh told reporters here.

  • Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    Berlin:In a bizarre accident, a 21-year-old worker at a Volkswagen plant in Germany has been killed by an assembly line robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, the German auto giant said. The incident happened when the worker was installing the robot at a Volkswagen assembly line on Tuesday in Baunatal, some 100 kilometres north of Frankfurt, local newspaper the Hessische Niedersaechsische Allgemeine reported, citing a company spokesman.

  • Sushil Kumar

    Sushil Kumar opts out of World Championships with shoulder injury

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic-medallist Sushil Kumar has opted out of the World Championships after sustaining a shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7 here. The World championships, scheduled to be held in Las
    Vegas from September 7-12, will also be the first qualification tournament for the 2016 Rio Olympics. “Yes, I have sustained an injury to my right shoulder while practising. So I would not be able to take part

  • Manish Sisodia

    Media should focus on AAP’s work: Manish Sisodia

    New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the media should focus on the work done by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government instead of talking about other things.

  • Coal Scam

    No sanction yet to try govt servants in coal scam:CBI to court

    New Delhi: CBI today told a special court that there has been “no progress” on the issue relating to grant of sanction by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) to prosecute two public servants for their alleged involvement in a coal block allocation scam case.

  • Google

    Google ‘appalled’ at racist photo app gaffe

    Washington: Google has apologised after the image recognition software in its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as “gorillas”, saying it is “appalled” at the gaffe and is taking immediate action to prevent such errors. The internet giant was criticised on social media because of the label’s racist connotations after the offensive blunder was pointed out by a New York-based software developer who was one of the people pictured in the

  • Suresh Raina

    Was never involved in wrongdoing: Suresh Raina

    New Delhi: Rejecting Lalit Modi’s allegations that he accepted bribes from a businessman, Indian cricketer Suresh Raina today said he is considering legal action against the former IPL Commissioner and insisted that he was never involved in any wrongdoing. “In the wake of recent media reports about me, I would like to make my fans around the world aware and clear the air that I have always played the game in right spirit and with

  • Rishi Kapoor

    Nobody can dance like Rishi Kapoor: Abhishek Bachchan

    Mumbai: Abhishek Bachchan feels that nobody can match steps with Rishi Kapoor and it is his dream to dance with the veteran actor. “It was a dream of mine to dance with him (Rishi Kapoor). I think nobody can perform a song like Chintu uncle. We were shooting for ‘Delhi 6’.