Free Press Journal
  • 2G Scam case, A Raja, Kanimozhi

    2G PMLA case: Court to hear final arguments on Oct 8

    New Delhi:A special court today fixed October 8 for hearing remaining final arguments in a 2G scam-related money laundering case in which former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others are facing trial. Special CBI Judge O P Saini, who was scheduled to hear the final arguments today, deferred it for the next date as the court was busy hearing arguments in the additional spectrum case.

  • Micromax eyes 50% increase in handsets sale in MP

    Indore: Leading mobile handset manufacturer Micromax Informatics today said it aims to increase sales of its smartphone handsets by 50 per cent in Madhya Pradesh to further strengthen its presence in the state. “At present, we sell 1,50,000 mobile handsets per month including 50,000 smartphone handsets in MP. We intend to increase the smartphone handsets sales by 50 per cent in the state,” Micromax Informatics Chief Executive Officer Vineet Taneja told reporters here.

  • Pierre Nkurunziza

    Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza sworn in for third term

    Nairobi: Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza was sworn in for a controversial third term in power today, the presidency said, following elections last month, weeks of protests and a failed coup.

  • Jitender Singh Tomar

    Fake degree row: HC asks BCD to file report on steps taken

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) to file its report on steps it has taken on a complaint against ex-law minister Jitender Singh Tomar seeking probe into his alleged fake law degree case. “You (BCD) file your status report with regard to the investigation you carried out against respondent no. 5 (Tomar) and the steps you have taken,” Justice V P Vaish said. The court asked

  • AB de Villiers

    Proteas played well in patches, can improve further : AB de Villiers

    Johannesburg: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers expressed his happiness over his side’s 20-run win against New Zealand in the first ODI at Centurion, saying that his side played well in patches, but there was room for improvement.

  • Maoists Attacks

    Khunti encounter: Two Maoist Ultras held

    Jamshedpur: Two Maoist Ultras allegedly involved in Tuesday’s encounter in which the Ranchi SSP was injured, were arrested from Seraikela-Kharswan district today. Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahatha said Mangru Munda alias Arjun Munda, who was the body guard of ‘Area Commander’ Kundan Pahan, and 36-year-old Sombari Mundari were arrested during a checking drive from Kharswan.

  • K. L. Rahul, Virat Kohli

    K. L. Rahul leads India fightback in Colombo

    Colombo : Opener K.L Rahul and skipper Virat Kohli put India back on track after the early blows from Sri Lankan pacer Dhamika Prasad on the first day of second Test at P.Sara Oval on Thursday. Kohli, who registered his 11th fifty, was dismissed after scoring a brilliant 78, thanks to a brilliant catch taken by his Sri Lankan counterpart at first slip. Coming together at 12 for 2, the duo shared

  • BJP, Cong target each other over Rajasthan civic poll results

    New Delhi: BJP and Congress today targeted each other over Rajasthan civic poll results even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked people of the state and his party workers for a “commendable” performance. “A big thank you to people of Rajasthan. Congrats to Rajasthan BJP workers & leaders on the commendable performance in the civic polls,” Modi tweeted about the results in which BJP emerged ahead in 60 out of 129 municipal bodies

  • Ex-army men orop

    OROP: Fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar enters 4th day

    New Delhi: The fast-unto-death being held by two protesting ex-servicemen at Jantar Mantar here demanding early implementation of the long-pending ‘One Rank, One Pension’ scheme entered its fourth day today. “They are still on fast and their condition is okay,” said Col (retd) Anil Kaul, media adviser to the United Front of Ex-Servicemen Movement.

  • Mike Hussey

    Mike Hussey to captain Australian PM’s XI match

    Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday launched the Prime Minister’s XI match in the Bradman Room at Manuka Oval here where it was announced that former cricketer Mike Hussey will again captain and that a pink ball will be used.

  • NRHM scam: SC denies interim bail to ex-UP Minister

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to grant interim bail to former UP cabinet minister Babu Singh Kushwaha who is in jail since March 3, 2012 in the multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam cases. A bench of justices J S Khehar and N V Ramana, however, kept the bail plea of the UP politician pending and asked the Special CBI court to frame charges and examine key witnesses in the

  • Digambar Kamat

    Louis Berger case: Kamat’s house searched, bail challenged

    Panaji: The Enforcement Directorate and Goa Police today searched the residence of former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and questioned a relative in the Louis Berger bribery case even as the Crime Branch moved the High Court against anticipatory bail granted to him yesterday.

  • Kidambi Srikanth

    Sachin Tendulkar told me I will become World No. 1: Kidambi Srikanth

    New Delhi: Set to be bestowed with the Arjuna award, ace India shuttler Kidambi Srikanth today said that the prestigious honour in addition to some encouraging words by legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has made him hungrier to scale new heights.

  • Malwani-raid

    Govt seeks time to justify police action during raid on hotels

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today termed as “shocking” the police crackdown on hotels in suburban Malwani area even as the Maharashtra government sought time from it to justify its action taken against the couples during the raids. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was hearing a petition filed by Khar resident Sumeer Sabharwal terming the raids as “illegal, intrusive and unconstitutional” and seeking action against the police

  • Sudhir Mishra

    Sudhir Mishra suggests award-winning names as FTII chairman

    Mumbai: While students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) continue their protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as its chairman, National Award-winning filmmaker Sudhir Mishra has suggested the names of eminent directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Rajkumar Hirani and David Dhawan, who he thinks deserves the position more than Chauhan.

  • Raghuram-Rajan

    Rate cuts: Rajan says watching monsoon impact on inflation

    Mumbai: Amid persistent rate cut calls from the government and the industry, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank is keeping a watch on monsoon and global factors to assess their impact on inflation. At the same time, Rajan also appeared critical of banks for not passing on entire benefit of RBI’s 0.75 per cent rate cut so far in 2015, and said markets are better reflecting the lowering of the