Free Press Journal
  • RCom ups annual investment to Rs 4,000 cr, stops 2G in 5 areas

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Reliance Communications has enhanced its annual investment to Rs 4,000 crore with focus on 3G services while it ended 2G service in five circles including Bihar, West Bengal and Assam. “I am happy to share we are increasing financial guidance for capex this year from Rs 3,000 crore to Rs 4,000 crore. Much part of it this capex will be invested in financing our 3G footprint and strengthening our

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    Electronic gadgets top choice for e-tailers this R-Day sale

    New Delhi: With the Republic Day online sale offering some great discounts entering its last phase, the nation’s top e-taliers have seen a tremendous response from the customers for mobile phones and other electronic gadgets.

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    DGCA examining IndiGo report in passengers offloading case

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA is “examining” the report submitted by budget airline IndiGo on the offloading of 70 passengers in Hyderabad from its Raipur-bound flight allegedly for “unruly behavior” last week. The incident, fourth such related to IndiGo in the last one month, triggered a controversy with the aggrieved passengers lodging a police complaint, prompting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to seek a report from the Gurgaon-based carrier, sources said.

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    Mayawati, Sharad slam Mahajan over her quota remarks

    Lucknow/New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today came in for stinging criticism for her remarks on reservation, with BSP chief Mayawati calling it reflective of the discriminatory “Manuvadi” mindset of upper castes. JD(U) president Sharad Yadav too indirectly targeted her for having said the architect of the Indian Constitution B R Ambedkar had suggested a “rethink” on quotas every 10 years, saying “The limit of 10 years was not laid down for

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    Centre’s move to topple Arunachal govt illegal: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today moved the Supreme Court challenging the Union Cabinet’s recommendation for imposition of President’s Rule in crisis-ridden Arunachal Pradesh alleging that “illegal and unlawful” attempt have been made to topple the Nabam Tuki government. The plea, filed by Rajesh Tacho, Chief Whip of Congress Legislature party, has sought a direction for the Centre and Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa to furnish records pertaining to his recommendation for President’s Rule in the

  • New body constituted to give wings to Nitish’s ‘7 resolves’

    Patna: The Bihar cabinet today approved a proposal to set up a Bihar Development Mission to implement ‘seven resolves’ of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the next five years. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by Kumar. Briefing about cabinet decisions, Principal Secretary, Cabinet Coordination department, Brajesh Mehrotra told reporters that the new body would ensure faster implementation of the goals set by

  • 16 English words with an Indian past

    Can you believe that – Anaconda comes from ‘aanai kondan’, Blighty was born out of ‘vilayati’ and ‘Jagannath’ became Juggernaut in English

  • India has 85 crore registered voters: CEC Zaidi

    New Delhi: India has about 85 crore registered voters, with 1.8 crore new electors added to the electoral rolls in the recent past, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi today said.

  • Sikh man ousted from Donald Trump’s rally in US

    Washington: A turban-clad Sikh man was ousted out of Donald Trump’s campaign rally in US, after he interrupted the Republican presidential frontrunner’s speech by displaying a banner that read ‘Stop Hate’, the media reported on Sunday.

  • Andy Murray

    Murray advances, Wawrinka bows out of Australian Open

    Melbourne: World number two Andy Murray breezed into his seventh consecutive Australian Open quarterfinals after brushing aside Bernard Tomic in the fourth round of the tournament on Monday.

  • EU calls for ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Turkey’s Kurdish

    Ankara: EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini today called for an “immediate ceasefire” in Turkey’s Kurdish-dominated region where the Turkish army is waging a relentless campaign against Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants.

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    Genetic pattern in womb linked to IVF failure: study

    London: Scientists have identified a genetic pattern in the womb that could predict whether or not IVF treatment is likely to be successful. The discovery would help clinicians understand why In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) fails repeatedly in some women, researchers said.

  • India, France asksPak to bring Pathankot perpetrators to justice

    New Delhi: India and France, having suffered repeated terror strikes, today decided to step up their anti- terror cooperation including intelligence sharing and called on Pakistan to bring the perpetrators of Pathankot to justice. During their extensive talks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting French President Francois Hollande asked for decisive actions to be taken against Lashkar-e-Tayibba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), Haqqani Network and other terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.

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    Raheel Sharif to retire on due date: Pak Army

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Army has confirmed that Army Chief General Raheel Sharif is not interested in any extension of his tenure. ISPR Director General Lt-General Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a Twitter message that ‘speculations about extension in service of Army Chief are baseless.’

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    Pro Kabaddi: U Mumba confident of retaining title

    Mumbai: Defending champions U Mumba are confident and totally focused on retaining their Pro Kabaddi League title with a nearly unchanged outfit when the third edition of the franchise-based tournament commences on January 30.

  • We intend to play fearless cricket in T20 series: Suresh Raina

    Adelaide: The demoralising ODI series defeat is a thing of past and the Indian team will challenge the Australians in the Twenty20 series with some fearless cricket, batsman Suresh Raina said today after joining the side Down Under.

  • Tennis officials interview players over mixed doubles match

    Melbourne: Players involved in a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open said today they were interviewed by the Tennis Integrity Unit after a newspaper reported it had attracted suspicious betting patterns. According to the New York Times report, the gambling website Pinnacle Sports said it had received an unusual spike in bets for Lukasz Kubot and Andrea Hlavackova to beat David Marrero and Lara Arruabarrena, causing it to suspend betting before the

  • James Anderson

    South Africa’s Amla hits 50 after Anderson strikes for England

    Centurion: Hashim Amla crafted a careful half-century after South Africa were rocked by a James Anderson double strike on the fourth day of the fourth and final Test against England at SuperSport Park here today. South Africa were 121 for four at lunch, a lead of 254, with Amla unbeaten on 50.