Free Press Journal
  • Rajnath Singh

    Vyapam scam: No CBI probe till court orders, Rajnath Singh

    Jhabua (MP): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the SIT probe into Vyapam scam was being monitored by the Madhya Pradesh High Court and the government cannot direct the court to hand it over to CBI. “SIT probe into the scam is on, and the government cannot direct the High Court or the Supreme Court on the issue,” Singh said, speaking to reporters here.

  • Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza

    Sania-Martina enter Wimbledon quarters

    Wimbledon: The Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis came out with a clinical performance to enter the women’s doubles quarterfinals of Wimbledon here on Monday.

  • Black money

    Disclosures to enjoy immunity under FEMA: Black Money FAQs

    New Delhi: The government will give immunity from prosecution under FEMA, Prevention of Money Laundering Act and four other laws to persons declaring undisclosed foreign assets under the compliance window of the new Black Money Act. The one-time 90-day compliance window being provided to foreign asset holders to come clean will, however, not guarantee immunity for wealth generated from corruption, according to FAQs on Black Money law issued by the Finance Ministry today.

  • Cyber security

    Cyber warriors to protect government data in Telangana

    Hyderabad: In a key initiative in cyber security, Telangana decided to raise “cyber warriors” to protect data of various government departments. The C.R. Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS) will set up a cyber security academy, which will create cyber warriors who can be employed by both the government and private agencies.

  • ISIS

    IS militants strip Kurdish fighters of Syrian town

    Damacus: Islamic State (IS) militants captured the town of Ain Issa from Kurdish fighters following a massive assault that left dozens of Kurdish fighters killed, a monitor group reported.

  • Audio CD fake, attempt to malign my image: Himachal minister

    Shimla: Embroiled in a controversy over leak of his purported phone conversations, Himachal Pradesh Minister Kaul Singh Thakur today claimed the audio CD was “fake” and a conspiracy had been hatched to tarnish his image. “It is a conspiracy to tarnish my image and damage me politically. A senior police officer posted in Delhi is suspected to be behind the release of the CD and I demand an enquiry into the whole issue,”

  • videocon

    Videocon Tele offers 750 MB free mobile internet

    New Delhi: To celebrate Digital India week, Videocon Telecommunications today announced free mobile internet of up to 750 MB for those customers who do not use internet at present. Under the trial offer, Videocon is offering 750 MB of free data for all non-internet user customers valid for 2 months and it plans to give away over 1,500 TB of free data to such subscribers. “Our study on these (non-mobile internet) set of

  • Additional spectrum case covered under 2G scam, says CBI

    New Delhi: CBI today opposed the jurisdiction issue raised by two telecom firms, chargesheeted in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, and told a special court that the matter was part of the 2G spectrum scam, the probe in which was being monitored by the Supreme Court.

  • K K Venugopal

    2G case: Venugopal removed as ED counsel

    New Delhi: Senior Supreme Court lawyer K K Venugopal has been removed as special counsel for Enforcement Directorate (ED) in 2G cases with government considering his actions in the court as contrary to its stand, amounting to “conflict of interest”.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Telephone connections in India cross 1 billion: Prasad

    New Delhi: Telephone connections in India have crossed one-billion mark with mobile phones accounting for around 978 million, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today. “In a population of 1.25 billion, we have got 980 million mobile connections, around 978 to be precise. We add 5-7 million new connections every month. Our phone connectivity has crossed one billion,” he said while launching four telecom network products made by state-run technology centre C-DOT.

  • Shakeel Ahmed

    Vyapam scam: Surprised by Rajnath’s statement: Shakeel Ahmad

    New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday expressed surprise over the statement of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the Vyapam scam and demanded a CBI inquiry into the matter under the supervision of the Supreme Court.

  • Ajay Maken

    Cong takes on AAP government over Lokayukta vacancy

    New Delhi: Congress today staged a protest here demanding immediate appointment of Lokayukta by AAP Government in Delhi and filed a complaint with the anti-graft ombudsmen seeking action against legislators of the ruling party, including Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The Lokayukta post has been lying vacant since November 2013.

  • Prayut Chan-Ocha

    Thai student activists to be tried by military court: PM Prayut Chan-Ocha

    Bangkok: Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha said on Monday that 14 student activists, who were earlier arrested for violating junta orders, will be tried by a military court.  The 14 university students were detained late last month after staging a street rally in Bangkok to protest against the military rule, in defiance of the ban imposed by the coup-making National Council for Peace and Order on political gatherings of more than five

  • Rajnath Singh

    Vyapam scam: SIT not working under MP Govt., says Rajnath

    Jhabua (MP):Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday pointed out that the SIT that is investigating the Vyapam scam is not working under the Madhya Pradesh government but under the supervision of the (Madhya Pradesh) High Court.

  • Uber

    Uber to invest $50 mn in Hyderabad 

    Hyderabad: Uber, an international transportation network company, on Monday announced a $50 million investment here to set up a facility which will be the biggest outside its headquarters in the US. The state-of-the-art facility to be established over the next five years will house hundreds of new employees.

  • Goods Train Derail

    Goods train derails near Mumbai

    Mumbai: Three wagons of a goods train heading to Daulatabad from Nhava Shewa port close to Mumbai derailed near Igatpuri station this morning. However, the movement of other trains was not affected as they were diverted on two additional lines. “Three wagons of a rake that was heading from Nhava Shewa to Daulatabad derailed at around 6.35 AM. When the train was entering into the periphery of Igatpuri yard, the 12th, 13th and

  • Seafaring spiders

    Seafaring spiders depend on their ‘sails’ and ‘anchors’

    London: Spiders can travel large distances across water like ships, using their legs as sails and their silk as an anchor, a new study has found. The study also explains how spiders are able to migrate across vast distances and why they are quick to colonise new areas. Common spiders are frequently observed to fly using a technique called ‘ballooning’. This involves using their silk to catch the wind which then lifts them up into the air.

  • Sudhir-Mungantiwar

    Maha plans revamp of Gorewada Zoo: Mungantiwar

    Mumbai: Aiming to make it one-of-its-kind zoo in the country, the Maharashtra government today said it is planning a massive revamp of the Gorewada zoo in Nagpur. “As part of the revamp process, I have directed senior officials of my department to chalk out a time-bound programme for the remake of the zoo and also to fill in all vacant posts, concerning the zoo within a month,” state Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said.