Free Press Journal
  • Alibaba.com aims to more than double India user base

    New Delhi: Alibaba group’s B2B arm Alibaba.com today said it aims to more than double its user base in India over the next few years through on-boarding of over 5 million businesses on its wholesale trading platform.

  • Sharad Pawar

    NCP, Cong finalise alliance for Maha MLC polls

    Mumbai: The NCP will contest the forthcoming Maharashtra Legislative Council polls in alliance with the Congress, a senior party leader said here today. The Congress and the NCP held a meeting in Nagpur earlier in the day to finalise the seat-sharing deal for the biennial elections slated for December 27.

  • Over 90% buyers prefer vastu compliant homes: Survey

    Mumbai: More and more people are looking for ‘vastu’ compliant homes now a days, a recent survey has revealed. According to a study conducted by property portal Housing.com across eight major cities, nearly 93 per cent of home buyers seek vastu compliant homes.

  • Cong requires anti-TMC adjustment, not alliance in WB: Somen

    Kolkata: Veteran Congress leader Somen Mitra today said the party requires an anti-Trinamool Congress secular, democratic “adjustment” but not “alliance” for next year’s Assembly elections in West Bengal. When asked whether the Congress would go into an alliance with the TMC or the Left parties in the upcoming Assembly elections in the state, the Congress leader said “We need an anti-TMC secular and democratic adjustment… We need adjustment, not alliance.”

  • Filthy platforms, tracks: NGT imposes Rs 5L fine on Railways

    New Delhi: Noting “definite negligence” and “intentional lack of will” on the part of all authorities, the National Green Tribunal today imposed a cost of Rs 5 lakh on the Railways for failure to keep tracks and platforms in New Delhi clean. Besides the Railways, the green panel also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh each on Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) and North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). “We are satisfied

  • Supreme Court

    SC dismisses plea seeking enactment of uniform civil code

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a petition by a Delhi BJP leader seeking a direction to the Centre and Parliament to enact a uniform civil code to put an end to alleged discrimination being faced by Muslim women. A bench, headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur, said it was not for the apex court to pass a direction to Parliament to introduce a Bill in this regard and

  • sonia gandhi-rahul gandhi

    Court judgment no setback, will pursue legal options: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said the Delhi High Court’s rejection of the pleas of party chief Sonia Gandhi and vice chief Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case was “not a setback” and the party will pursue the matter at the appropriate legal forum.

  • Delhi court extends police custody of BSF constable

    New Delhi: A court here on Monday extended police custody of a BSF constable, arrested in connection with supplying secret documents to an operative of Pakistan’s ISI, while remanding three other accused in three-day custody.

  • Antibiotics

    Reduced antibiotic prescription lowers patient satisfaction

    London: Reduced antibiotic prescribing by doctors is associated with lower patient satisfaction, a Britain-based survey shows. A 25 percent lower rate of antibiotic prescribing by a general practitioner correspond to a five-six point reduction on GP (general practice) satisfaction rankings, the findings showed.

  • Coalgate: SC orders handing over of Sinha’s visitors’ diary to panel

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered handing over of original visitors’ diary of the official residence of ex-CBI director Ranjit Sinha to a court-appointed panel to probe whether his meetings with accused and others led to botching up of investigation in Coalgate cases.

  • Ban Ki-moon

    World policymakers warned of ‘climate catastrophe’

    Le Bourget: The world is headed for a “climate catastrophe”, UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned today as ministers opened a frenetic week of talks to forge a 195-nation accord to brake global warming.

  • India, Pakistan

    PCB awaiting BCCI’s ‘final reply’ on India-Pakistan series

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to inform it about its final decision regarding the bilateral series by Monday, failing which PCB has the right to cancel the series since time is needed for making arrangements.

  • Virat Kohli

    This is a special win as we had to work harder: Virat Kohli

    New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli today described their 337-run win at Ferozshah Kotla here as the most special of the four-Test series against South Africa, saying his team had to work harder to achieve the result as compared to the previous matches.

  • Jayant Sinha

    Sinha to meet state Fin Secretaries tomorrow on reforms agenda

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha will meet with state finance secretaries tomorrow to discuss various initiatives taken by the Centre in the past few months. The meeting will be attended by Finance Secretary Ratan Watal, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das and Financial Services Secretary Anjuly Chib Duggal, besides other officials from the ministry,” an official said.

  • India can’t wait to host U-17 World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar

    New Delhi: He has no qualms in admitting that football is nowhere near cricket on the popularity chart in India but the iconic Sachin Tendulkar says the country cannot wait to host the U-17 FIFA World Cup as the sport’s following has increased post the Indian Super League.

  • Big B, Anushka Sharma ‘salute’ armed forces

    Mumbai: While life in flood-hit Chennai is limping back to normalcy with help from the armed forces, megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Anushka Sharma have “saluted” the efforts being made by the real life “heroes” to rescue people.