Free Press Journal
  • Coal Scam

    Coal auctions: Topworth Urja, Crest Steel bid highest on day 1

    New Delhi: Topworth Urja and Metals Ltd emerged as the highest bidder for the Marki Mangli 1 coal block in Maharashtra, while Crest Steel bid the most for the Bhaskarpara mines in Chhatisgarh on first day, on Tuesday, of the third round of auction of coal mines, cancelled last year by the Supreme Court.

  • Vyapam scam

    CBI files four new FIRs in Vyapam scam

    New Delhi:The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday registered four new FIRs in connection with its ongoing probe into the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered against 42 accused for alleged irregularities in 2009 Pre-Medical Entrance Test, a CBI release said.

  • Nitish Kumar

    JD-U members give samples for DNA test

    Patna: Hundreds of JD-U leaders and workers across Bihar on Tuesday handed over their samples — like hair and nails — to send them to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for DNA test during a day long sit-in protesting his comment at a public rally questioning Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s DNA.

  • Air India

    Air India to provide enhanced baggage limit for economy class

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Tuesday started a new promotional scheme offering an enhanced baggage check-in allowance of 25 kg for passengers travelling in economy class on its domestic network.

  • CBI

    CBI arrests agriculture engineer for bribery

    New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday arrested a junior engineer of the Delhi agriculture marketing board for accepting a bribe from a civil contractor for clearing his payment. Ashok Kumar was taken into custody after he accepted Rs.25,000 from the contractor. A case under the Prevention of Corruption Act was registered against Kumar for demanding Rs.30,000 from the contractor, who had executed civil work in Ghazipur Mandi in east Delhi.

  • ISIS

    IS claims responsibility for twin attacks in Iraq

    Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in eastern Iraq’s Diyala province which killed over 50 people, the media reported.

  • UAE

    UAE is top destination for Indian professionals: Study

    Dubai: ndia has emerged as the top source country for professionals in the UAE, which attracts most migrating professionals in the world, a media report said citing a new study. The study was conducted by LinkedIn website, which has more than 380 million members across the world, Gulf News reported.  The report said that every position added to the website’s member profiles between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 were taken

  • Google

    Google ‘Alphabet’ website blocked in China on first day

    Beijing: Tech geeks in China looking to understand Google’s newly unveiled corporate structure are out of luck: the website of the new parent company, dubbed Alphabet, was blocked less than 24 hours after going live. Google unveiled a surprise corporate overhaul Tuesday forming Alphabet, a holding company that will include Internet search and a handful of independent companies, such as the research arm X Lab, investment unit Google Ventures and health and science

  • PLA from Tibet area command holds major military drills

    Beijing: A strategic Chinese military area command which provides security along the China-India border in Tibet has held its live-firing drill with 1.40 lakh troops to test the PLA’s digitised command and joint computer -coordinated bombardments, the state media reported today. Organised by the PLA Chengdu Military Area Command, “Joint Action-2015D,” began yesterday in a plateau area in the southwestern province of Sichuan and is the first of the five, state-run Xinhua

  • Sexting, internet safety among top child health concerns in US

    Washington: Sexting and internet safety have quickly climbed higher on the public’s list of major health concerns for children across the US, a new survey has found. Compared with 2014, Internet safety rose from the eighth to the fourth biggest problem, ahead of school violence and smoking, in the 2015 annual survey of top children’s health concerns conducted by the CS Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health in US.

  • WWW2 Bomb

    Dozens evacuated due to unexploded WWII bomb in London

    London: The discovery of a 227-kg unexploded World War II-era bomb has led authorities here to evacuate over 150 people, who had to spend the night in a rest centre in east London. The bomb, found by contractors at a building site in Bethnal Green area of the city yesterday afternoon, was thought to have been dropped during German ombing raids in the early 1940s but did not detonate, according to the

  • Bangladesh plans census for undocumented Rohingya

    Dhaka: Bangladesh is to hold a census of hundreds of thousands of undocumented Rohingya who have crossed into the country seeking refuge from persecution in neighbouring Myanmar. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque said the government had earmarked USD 2.7 million for the census to be carried out in Bangladesh’s southeast, near the border with Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

  • Maggi Ban

    Govt files case against Maggi seeking Rs 640 cr in damages

    New Delhi: Acting tough against Nestle India, the government today filed a class action suit against the Swiss manufacturer of Maggi noodles, seeking about Rs 640 crore in damages for alleged unfair trade practices, false labelling and misleading advertisements.

  • CNG fitness scam: AAP decides to constitute inquiry commission

    New Delhi: Opening yet another front against the Lt Governor, the AAP government today decided to constitute a Commission of Inquiry, to be headed by a retired High Court judge, to probe the multi-crore CNG fitness scam in which a number of officials of previous Sheila Dikshit government were under the scanner.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    ‘Pak govt elements involved in cross-border activities’

    New Delhi: New Delhi has time and again spoken of the presence of elements within the Pakistan government who actively participate in attempts to train and send militants into India, the government said.

  • Explain steps on SC order on ads: HC asks Delhi government

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to file a response indicating the steps it was taking to implement the Supreme Court’s order that taxpayers’ money cannot be spent to build the image of political leaders.

  • Sunil Gavaskar

    Kohli at no.3 instead of Sharma: Sunil Gavaskar

    New Delhi: Rohit Sharma is set to play at number three in the first Test against Sri Lanka beginning tomorrow but Sunil Gavaskar feels India captain Virat Kohli should bat at the crucial position. Before leaving for Sri Lanka, Kohli himself had hinted that Rohit will bat at number three instead of Cheteshwar Pujara.

  • Sonia-Mamata ‘bonhomie’ in Parliament House

    New Delhi: Amid Congress protests in Parliament, Sonia Gandhi is understood to have come in for praise from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during their informal interaction in Parliament House today. Sources said while Banerjee greeted Gandhi in the Central Hall and is learnt to have told her that she was giving a good fight to the BJP-led government, the Congress chief is understood to have said she had learnt this from

  • Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza glad to be recommended for Khel Ratna

    New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza expressed her delight at having been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country’s highest sporting award, on Tuesday. Sania, who became the first Indian woman to achieve the World No.1 spot in doubles, recently clinched the Wimbledon crown with Swiss star Martina Hingis. She has four Grand Slam titles. The Hyderabadi is only the second tennis player after Leander Paes to be