Free Press Journal
  • HC to hear Kanhaiya’s bail plea on Tuesday

    New Delhi: The bail plea of JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition, will be heard on Tuesday by the Delhi High Court. Justice Pratibha Rani would hear the bail plea at 10.30 a.m.

  • Jat stir: Domestic carriers continue to charge high fares

    New Delhi: Domestic airlines continued to charge exorbitant fares in the wake of the Jat stir with some carriers spiking ticket prices to as high as Rs 23,000 for a Amristsar-Mumbai flight, a hike of over 300 per cent, even as Government washed its hands off, saying it can only “request” them to keep the rates under check.

  • Abandoned Pak fishing boat found in Kutch creek area

    Ahmedabad: An abandoned Pakistani fishing boat was today seized by the Border Security Force in the Indian territory in Koteshwar Creek area of Kutch district on the Indo-Pak border. The Pakistani fishing boat was found today morning during patrolling in the creek area, according to an official statement by Gujarat BSF.

  • CBI working at snail’s pace on 1984 riots case: Phoolka

    New Delhi: Expressing displeasure over the Central Bureau of Investigation proceeding slowly in the handling of the 1984 Sikh Riots cases, Advocate H.S. Phoolka on Monday questioned the former for filing closure reports against Jagdish Tytler thrice.

  • Queen’s dogs served steak on silver platters

    London: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is known for her love for her dogs and today it has emerged just how much. An animal psychologist and behavioural therapist who has worked with the royal household for years has said that the British monarch’s dogs are treated like royalty, with individually designed menus of steak, rabbit or chicken, served on silver trays.

  • Bonds tumble on heavy selling as rupee hits fresh 30-mth low

    0Mumbai: Government bonds (G-Secs) prices retreated sharply after a brief rebound due to renewed selling pressure from corporates and foreign funds. Heavy unwinding of bond portfolios by the Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) against the backdrop of weakening rupee also dampened the sentiment. The rupee slipped to end at fresh 30-month low of 68.61 against the US dollar – the lowest level so far this calendar year.

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    Amazon escalates free shipping minimum to USD 49

    New Delhi: American electronic commerce and cloud computing company Amazon Inc. has raised the free-shipping limit to USD 49 for non-prime members.

  • An Indian soldier on Rajpath, ahead of the forthcoming Republic day in New Delhi on Sunday. AFP

    Water supply to Delhi likely to be fully restored tomorrow

    New Delhi/Chandigarh – Water supply to the national capital from Haryana is expected to be fully restored tomorrow after security forces took over control of the Munak canal and evicted all the Jat protesters from that place.

  • ‘Neerja’ makers want the film to be tax-free

    Mumbai: Since its release on February 19, “Neerja” has received an overwhelming response in its opening weekend. Now, director Ram Madhvani says that he would like the film to be tax free.

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    Hrithik Roshan to work on creating games for his fans

    New Delhi: Hrithik Roshan has taken a step towards the gaming arena by joining hands with a mobile gaming company to make games on his action-filled onscreen life in Bollywood. The actor says it’s a way to get close to his fans in the virtual world.

  • Vodafone

    Govt trying to resolve Vodafone tax issue: Prasad

    New Delhi: Amid a controversy over Rs 14,200 crore tax reminder notice to Vodafone for an issue under arbitration, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the government is trying to resolve the issue. “When an Indian company goes to England, it pays taxes. Pharma companies pay taxes in the US. The Prime Minister has said taxes cannot be levied on retrospective basis. But tax liability issue still remains. They are saying the

  • Pampore encounter ends, three terrorists killed

    Srinagar – The 48-hour fierce gunbattle on the outskirts of Srinagar ended this evening with the killing of three heavily-armed terrorists holed up in a government building situated along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

  • Coal scam: Court reserves verdict in JIPL’s case

    New Delhi: A special court today reserved its judgement in a coal scam case in which Jharkhand Ispat Pvt Ltd (JIPL) and its two Directors are facing trial in a case pertaining to allotment of a Jharkhand coal block to the firm. This is the first case in coal block allocation scam in which Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar, exclusively dealing with all the related matters, has reserved its verdict for March 21.

  • Bihar 2nd non-NDA state to join UDAY scheme, to save Rs 9k cr

    New Delhi: Bihar has become the second non-NDA state after Uttar Pradesh to formally join the UDAY scheme, meant for revival of debt-ridden power distribution utilities, which will help the state save Rs 9,000 crore. The tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the Power Ministry, Bihar government and discoms of the state (North Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd and South Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd) was signed under the Ujwal discom Assurance Yojana

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Govt asks 20 cities to launch smart city projects by June 25

    New Delhi – Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu today asked the first batch of 20 cities selected in the first round of competition to launch respective smart city projects by June 25 this year, marking the one year of launch of the Mission by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year.

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    Production at Maruti’s 2 plants in Haryana remains suspended

    New Delhi: Production remained suspended for the second day today at Maruti Suzuki India’s two plants in Gurgaon and Manesar as supplies of components continue to be hit by the agitation of Jats demanding job reservation.

  • ITC settles nearly 2% down on fears of excise duty hike

    New Delhi: Shares of FMCG major ITC today settled 1.72 per cent down in an otherwise positive market as expectations are rife that the government is likely to hike excise duty on tobacco products in the forthcoming Budget.