Free Press Journal
  • Poll clash: Cong leaders booked for assaulting MIM activists

    Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh CongressCommittee president Uttam Kumar Reddy and party MLC Shabbir Ali have been booked for allegedly assaulting MIM party activists during the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation polls held on February 2.

  • MCD strike: Offered funds not sufficient, MCD to Jung

    New Delhi: With the strike by municipal employees entering its ninth day, a delegation of agitating sanitation workers today met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung and said the fund offered by the AAP government for paying their salaries were “insufficient”.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Budget Session not to be clipped: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: With the Opposition not ready for curtailment of Parliament’s budget session to accommodate electioneering in five states going to Assembly polls, the government on Thursday decided to let the session run full course from February 23 to May 13, with a recess from March 17 to April 24 to let the standing committees scrutinise the ministry-wise proposals.

  • Uber Taxi

    Uber partners banks for car financing schemes for its drivers

    New Delhi: US-based taxi aggregator Uber has partnered with banks and financial institutions in India to facilitate vehicle financing to its driver partners as it looks to strengthen its presence in the country: “We have tied up with banks and various other top financial institutions in the country to make the process of vehicle financing to our driver partners extremely easy and convenient,” Uber Policy Lead North Akshay BD told PTI.

  • UN panel rules in favour of Assange: Report

    London: A UN panel has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been “arbitrarily detained” in the UK, a media report said here today.

  • Volkswagen denies installation of “defeat device” in India

    New Delhi: The Indian arm of German auto major Volkswagen today denied violation of emission norms in the country and said its cars were not equipped with “defeat device”. The automobile giant, which has earlier apologised for the emission scandal, told the National Green Tribunal that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) have initiated their investigations in the matter and a final report was

  • Jesse Lingard refuses to blame Van Gaal for Man U’s poor form

    Johannesburg: Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard has backed his embattled manager Louis Van Gaal, saying that the players are responsible for their bad performances and not the Dutchman. Van Gaal’s job has been under scrutiny in recent times due to United’s repeated poor performances in the Premier League and because of the club’s early exit from Champions League.

  • Uber

    Uber cuts fares in Chennai to 6-7 per km

    Chennai: Taxi aggregator Uber today said it is reducing fares of hatch-backs and sedans in the city from tomorrow amid rising demand for its services. As per the revised tariff, a journey in a hatchback, costing Rs 8 per km earlier, has been revised to Rs 6 per km. Customers preferring sedan would now have to pay Rs 7 per km as against Rs 9 earlier, a company release said.

  • No date yet for Foreign Secretary-level talks: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday said that no date has been fixed as yet for the Foreign Secretary-level talks with India.“The date of Foreign Secretary-level talks has not been decided as yet. As soon as it is decided, we will inform you,” Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah told a press conference here.

  • Women don’t make first move in online dating

    Toronto:  Men, take note! Women tend to send ‘weak signals’ rather than making the first move when it comes to online dating, researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have found.

  • Swachh Bharat Mission

    ‘Deserter’ IAS officer Iyer to lead Swachh Bharat Mission

    New Delhi: The IAS lobby has lodged a protest with the Cabinet Secretary on the government re-employing at the top secretary-level a “deserter” from their cadre who had quit the government back in 2009 to secure a very high-paid job in the World Bank.

  • Salman Khan

    ‘Sanam Teri Kasam’ makers use Salman Khan’s ‘lucky charm’ in film

    Mumbai: A song that Salman Khan wanted to use for “Tere Naam” has been included in “Sanam Teri Kasam”, co-directed by his “Lucky: No Time for Love” makers Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao, who say it was a way to add the superstar’s ‘lucky charm’ to their film.

  • ashok-vajpeyi

    Intolerance a huge crisis faced by country: Ashok Vajpeyi

    Kolkata: Describing intolerance as a huge crisis faced by the country, eminent poet Ashok Vajpeyi on Thursday hit out at the “corporatisation” of politics, saying its sole aim now was to remain in power.

  • Yamaha Motrard

    Yamaha launches Roadster Motard at Auto Expo

    Greater Noida: Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. on Thursday launched its Roadster Motard – Yamaha MT-09 – at the Auto Expo here to strengthen its superbike segment in the Indian market.

  • Siachen avalanche: Remote chance of survivors, search ops on

    Udhampur: Amid massive operation undertaken by the armed forces to rescue soldiers trapped under snow due to yesterday’s avalanche near Siachen Glacier in Ladakh, the Defence Ministry on Thursday said that chances of finding any survivors are remote even as the search operation entered its second day.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish seeks inclusion of Patna in Smart City Mission

    New Delhi: Seeking incusion of Patna in the Smart City list, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar toady met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed various issues related to urban development in the state. Kumar insisted on factoring in parameters like regional imbalance, existing gaps in institutional capabilities and variation in current level of development while selecting cities under the Smart City Mission.

  • Miley Cyrus joins ‘The Voice’ season 10 as key adviser

    Los Angeles: Singer Miley Cyrus will feature as a key adviser for the upcoming season 10 of American reality TV singing competition “The Voice”. The “Wrecking ball” hitmaker will share advice with singers of the four team coaches (Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams), reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • BCCI

    SC pulls up BCCI, seeks reply on Lodha panel execution

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a reply from the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) on implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations.