Free Press Journal
  • Journalist slut-shamed in Bengaluru

     Bengaluru : A Bengaluru-based journalist Aishwarya Subramanian claimed in her Facebook post that an auto-driver slut-shamed her for wearing a knee-length dress.

  • Jerome replaces Malinga

    Mumbai : Mumbai Indians have roped in West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor to replace injured Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga for the remainder of the Indian Premier League.

  • States may impose sugar stock limits

    New Delhi : To check hoarding and control prices, the Centre allowed the states to fix the stock holding limit on sugar, which is ruling at over Rs 40 per kg in the retail market.     The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to bring sugar under the purview of stock holding limit, keeping in view the recent uptrend in prices, an official statement said.

  • Telenor hints at India exit, runs up huge operating loss

    Vizag : Posting a huge operating loss of 3,100 million Norwegian Krone (around Rs 2,530 crore) for its Indian telecom business, Telenor today hinted at exiting India if it fails to procure spectrum at reasonable rates, reports PTI.

  • Karnataka CM may be replaced

    Bengaluru : An upset and worried Congress high command is mulling to replace Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. But the party does not have a strong and a foolproof Plan B. With controversies surrounding him, from a costly watch to his son getting a plum contract, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is today an isolated man. The Congress high command in Delhi has a big list on Siddaramaiah’s controversies.

  • Defiant Sadhvi won’t say sorry for her remarks

    New Delhi: VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi on Wednesday remained defiant and stuck to her controversial “terrorists in Parliament” remarks after she appeared before Rajya Sabha Committee of Privileges, where opposition members asked her to tender an “unconditional” apology.

  • Seized grains left to rot in Kashimira

    Mumbai : While poor people are struggling hard to earn a single piece of bread, 350 bags of food grain seized by the district administration have been left to rot in the premises of the Kashimira police station for more than six weeks. Two people were arrested on March 4, 2016 by the Kashimira police for their alleged involvement in pilfering and diverting a consignment of food grains, meant for public distribution, in

  • R N Bhaskar

    Higher education sinks lower in India

    The age of ironies has just begun. There was a time when India used to be a centre of learning. Huen Tsang (known as Monk Xuan Zang in China circa 602-664) came to India to learn Buddhism. He was following the footsteps of another Chinese monk, Fa Hien (known as Faxian, circa 337-422). He too had come to India for higher education.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Govt to set up automatic weather warning system

    Mumbai : The state government is contemplating on setting up automatic weather forecasting and warning system on lines of the neighbouring Karnataka state, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said here on Wednesday after he addressed a meeting of state disaster management authority.

  • Jaya in chopper, movie stars hop vans, ministers trek

    Chennai : With campaign in full swing, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is busy criss crossing cities in planes and choppers, her party affiliated filmstars are rushing through constituencies in  vans and sitting Ministers going door-to-door canvassing support.

  • Iran seeks interest on $6.5 bn due from Indian oil refiners

    New Delhi : Iran has asked Indian refiners like Essar Oil and MRPL to pay interest rate of Libor-plus 0.75% on the $6.5 billion they owe it in past oil dues, to make up for the foreign exchange losses.