Free Press Journal
  • Call drops: Telcos add over 2,000 towers in Delhi to check issue

    New Delhi:  Telecom operators have added over 2,000 mobile towers in Delhi in the last three months to check the menace of call drops. According to an official in Department of Telecom (DoT), as many as 2,092 mobile sites (2G and 3G) have been added in the Delhi service area in the past 12 weeks which has resulted in the call drop rate to come down considerably.

  • Telecom Ministry puts BSNL on notice over service quality

    Mumbai: The Telecom Ministry has issued notices to state-owned BSNL, MTNL and India Post after Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad personally took note of citizen complaints over service quality on social media since July. Prasad, who has over 4.65 lakh followers on Facebook, received the complaints relating to the three departments under his ministry. “Till date, 102 notices have been issued to departments under this ministry and 64 have been resolved. BSNL now has an

  • JD(U) likely to make a U-turn on GST Bill after Bihar victory

    Bihar: The massive victory of the grand alliance in Bihar is likely to echo in Parliament when the Winter Session begins with Janata Dal (United) indicating that it will go with the larger opposition unity on the GST Bill, which it had earlier supported.

  • Here are the top ten selling passenger cars in October

    Mumbai: Maruti Suzuki India maintained its leadership position in the domestic passenger vehicle (PV) market in October with four of its models featuring in the top 10 selling brands last month.

  • Maithripala Sirisena

    Sri Lanka scales back list of banned pro-LTTE outfits

    Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisenahas significantly scaled back a ban imposed by the previous regime on several Tamil diaspora groups and individuals thought to have links with the LTTE, as part of its efforts to reconcile with the ethnic minority community.

  • L K Advani

    LK Advani lavishes praise on PM Modi on Gujarat local body polls

    Putting aside the Bihar debacle, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Sunday lavished praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and expressed confidence that the party will win the state Municipal Co-operation elections just like the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

  • Pankaj Advani

    Pankaj Advani wins 15th world title at World Snooker Championships

    India’s most successful cueist Pankaj Advani on Saturday added another feather in his cap by winning the IBSF World Snooker Championship after battling past his Chinese opponent Zhua Xintong in the final to take his world title count to 15.

  • BFSI Q2 earnings drop 3%; bad loans rise to 4.3%

    Profits of banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector dropped by 3% in the second quarter of the current fiscal due to weak revenue growth and higher provisions, says a report.

  • Louis van Gaal

    Louis Van Gaal ‘hopeful’ about Ronaldo return to Man U

    Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has expressed his desire to bring back their former star Cristiano Ronaldoto the club, saying that he is ‘hopeful’ for the latter’s return.

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Rishi Kapoor ‘too critical and harsh’ on Ranbir

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says he is too “harsh” and “critical” as an actor and that’s why when it comes to praising the work of his son and actor Ranbir Kapoor, he uses the same methodology on him.

  • Sudhir Mishra

    Feminist wave in Bollywood not new: Sudhir Mishra

    Panaji: Many point out that a wave of feminism has surged into Bollywood, with examples like “Piku”, “Queen” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, but filmmaker Sudhir Mishra notes that it’s just a blast from the past.

  • Shilpa thanks Raj Kundra for being ‘bestest friend ever’

    Mumbai: On the occasion of her sixth wedding anniversary on Sunday, actress Shilpa Shetty has thanked her husband and businessman Raj Kundra for being her “bestest friend ever”. Shilpa, best known for her roles in films like “Dhadkan”, “Indian” and “Life in a… Metro”, married Kundra on November 22 in 2009. “Happy Anniversary @therajkundra, how six years have flown by. Thank you for being my bestest friend ever,” Shilpa posted on Twitter on Sunday.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Big B likes to be ‘ignorant’ about politics, society

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has mostly backed out from answering questions about any political or social issue, says he likes to remain “ignorant” on such issues as he feels “complicating our lives for the benefit of another is not a welcome sign”.

  • Richa Chadha

    Richa wants to screen ‘Masaan’ for Francis Ford Coppola

    Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha, who is gearing up to attend the 15th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival, says she wants to hold a special screening of her internationally acclaimed film “Masaan” for Oscar-winning Hollywood filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Terrorism should not be linked with religion: Naqvi

    New Delhi: Terrorism, the biggest threat to the world’s peace, should not be linked with any religion, union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday.

  • Over 50,000 units registered through Udyog Aadhar Memorandum

    Kochi: The newly introduced simplified Aadhaar-based registration system for small industries has been receiving a good response with 53,243 enterprises taking it up so far across the country, an expert said here.