Free Press Journal
  • Sharad Yadav

    Cong, BJP have treated tribals as vote bank: Sharad Yadav

    Ratlam (MP): Gearing up to give the Ratlam Lok Sabha by-election its best shot, the Janata Dal (U) today slammed both the Congress and BJP for “exploiting” tribals, saying that the former has done no good to them while the latter wants to end reservation meant for their social and economic upliftment. “BJP government in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh wants to end reservation aimed at the upliftment of Dalits and tribals, while Congress

  • Market back to its losing ways, Sensex tumbles 382 pts

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex, reversing its 2-day rally, today fell almost 382 points to close at over a two-month low of 25,482.52, as worries persisted due to a deteriorating global risk environment and investors waited for US Fed minutes of the last policy meeting. Concerns about muted September earnings, profit-booking by participants after recent gains and sustained capital outflows by foreign funds dampened stocks, brokers said. Weighed down by heavy selling in

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif wants cricket between India, Pakistan

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants cricket between Pakistan and India despite prevailing tensions between the two neighbours, a close aide of the prime minister has said.

  • Chhath festival concludes amid feasting, merriment

    New Delhi: Braving early morning chill, hundreds of people living in different parts of the city converged on the banks of River Yamuna here today to pay obeisance to the rising sun, as the four-day Chhath festival came to an end. The age-old tradition entails worship of Sun God, embodied in cosmic energy, and is observed mainly by people from Bihar and eastern UP.

  • Turkey says ‘has plans’ for joint US operation against IS

    Istanbul: Turkey’s foreign minister today said Ankara “has plans” for a joint operation with the United States to end the presence of Islamic State militants along any part of its border with Syria.

  • Crop protection chemicals to boost 25-50 percent productivity: FICCI

    New Delhi: With the rising population in India, there has been a shift in the food consumption patterns. Shrinking land and loss of crops due to pests has lead to a critical challenge to ensure food and nutritional security for the future. Highlighting the same, a report ‘Ushering in the 2nd Green Revolution- Role of Crop Protection chemicals’ was released jointly by FICCI and TATA Strategic Management Group (TSMG) at FICCI today.

  • Intel India launches initiative to boost rural digitisation

    Hyderabad: Intel India today announced the launch of ‘Ek Kadam Unnati Ki Aur’, an initiative aimed at working with the government to create the blueprint for the digitisation of rural India. The first such Digital India ‘Unnati’ Kendra has been set up at a Common Services Center (CSC) in Nadimpalle village of Mahabubnagar district of Telangana and will be used to create the framework for the Telangana Model Digital Village. Under the program,

  • Mani Shankar Aiyar

    Aiyar’s remarks seditious, Sonia should apologise: BJP

    New Delhi: Escalating its attack against Mani Shankar Aiyar over his controversial remarks in Pakistani media, BJP today called it “treason” and demanded an apology from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Prakash Javadekar, who also hit out at former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for criticising the NDA government for adopting a tough stand towards Pakistan, said Congress should take strong action against the two leaders for their

  • HC notice to Sreesanth, others in IPL-6 spot fixing case

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court today sought the responses of suspended cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan and 33 others on a plea by the city police challenging their discharge by a trial court in the 2013 IPL-6 spot fixing scandal case.

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    Active userbase in India doubles in one year: Instagram

    New Delhi: Instagram today said its userbase in India has doubled over the last year as an increasing number of youngsters turn to Facebook’s mobile photo-sharing service to express themselves. Instagram, which has over 400 million users globally with 75 per cent of its userbase outside the US, does not give country-specific user details.

  • Hashim Amla

    Can’t take out a lot of positives from this game: Hashim Amla

    Bengaluru: With four days rained out in the second cricket Test, South African captain Hashim Amla today candidly admitted that he could not take out a lot of positives from the rain-truncated game apart from AB de Villiers’ knock of 85 in his 100th game.

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    Videocon doubles mobile data benefit, Aircel expands free pack

    New Delhi: In a move to push mobile Internet business, telecom operators Videocon and Aircel today ramped up their data offerings for customers. Videocon Telecom announced to offer double mobile Internet usage capacity on all schemes sold by the company while Aircel expanded its free mobile Internet service scheme to Jammu and Kashmir.

  • FDI

    FDI proposals worth Rs.1,810.25 crore approved

    New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday approved six foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals amounting to Rs.1,810.25 crore. As per the finance ministry, the approval for the six FDI proposal were based on the recommendations given by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB).

  • Oman Air to increase flight frequencies to key Indian sectors

    Dubai: Oman’s national carrier is set to increase flight frequencies to four of its key destinations in India, increasing its operations to a total of 126 flights per week. The airline said that flights from Muscat to Bangalore and Kochi will increase from daily to double-daily and will operate 11 flights weekly to Lucknow and 10 flights to Jaipur. “The additional flights will offer a total of 5,131 more seats to the four

  • Govt to do away with 13 old rules under Merchant Shipping Act

    New Delhi: In line with the Government’s emphasis on simplifying procedures to promote “ease of doing business”, the Shipping Ministry has decided to weed out thirteen archaic rules under Merchant Shipping Act. This in turn will declutter the legislative framework governing merchant shipping sector in India and streamline the processes and procedures in the shipping sector.

  • Court to hear Petroleum Ministry documents leak case on Feb 4

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today directed the city police to supply copies of deficient documents to the accused chargesheeted in Petroleum Ministry documents leak case. After the Crime Branch of Delhi Police assured the court that it would provide the deficient documents to the accused, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Sanjay Khanagwal posted the matter for hearing on February 4 next year. Police has chargesheeted 13 accused in the case including five corporate

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    ‘Only two percent Indians saw ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in theatres’

    Kochi: Superstar Salman Khan’s blockbuster “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, which raked in over Rs.300 crore at the Indian box office, has been watched by a mere two percent of approximately 130 crore Indian population in theatres, says a cinema chain official.