Free Press Journal
  • UP Polls 2017: Queered pitch for BJP in UP?

    The BJP’s defeat in Bihar in 2015 and success in Assam last May has landed the party in a quirky situation in Uttar Pradesh which is going to polls early next year. The party appears to be on the horns of a dilemma; whether or not to project a chief ministerial candidate in UP. A key reason for the debacle in Bihar is attributed to non-projection of a CM candidate while in

  • Jio takes 6th spot on data usage

    New Delhi:   Even before its commercial launch, billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s telecom arm Reliance Jio has climbed up to sixth position on data usage as its pilot launch saw users downloading more as against some industry players. While Airtel continues to lead with 45 million gigabyte (GB) of data usage per month in the March quarter, Jio is ranked sixth with 13 million GB, according to latest data available with the company.

  • India telcos’ mobile data revenue may hit Rs 95.5k cr in 5 yrs: ICRA

    New Delhi:  Indian telecom operators are expected to rake in Rs 95,500 crore in revenues from mobile data services over the next five years, says a report by ICRA.  Mobile data revenues are expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21 % by financial year 2021 and are expected to contribute 34 % to the total mobile service earnings, the ratings agency said.  At present, mobile data accounts

  • India pip South Korea

    London : India edged past South Korea 2-1 in a Hockey Champions Trophy round-robin game at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre here on Tuesday to keep their chances of playing the gold medal match alive.

  • Court breather for Kalanithi Maran

    Chennai : The Sun Network, owned by media baron Kalanithi Maran, scored a legal victory on Tuesday when the Madras HC quashed the order of the Centre denying security clearance to the company, which made them ineligible to participate in Phase III auctions for FM Radio licenses.

  • Gurudev Tagore’s 1924 visit to China recreated

    Beijing : Recreating Rabindranath Tagore’s first visit to China in 1924, his great grand nephew on met the grandson of the legendary Chinese poet Lu Xun who hosted the Nobel laureate over 90 years ago in China’s Shaoxing city.

  • No penal power to Trai 

    New Delhi:  Rejecting demand for giving penal power to telecom regulator Trai, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar has said the authority has enough power to protect the interest of consumers.”It is intimated that Trai is empowered by the Trai Act to lay down the standards of quality of service to be provided by the service providers…so as to protect the interest of the consumers of telecommunication service. “Since Trai has wide ranging powers,

  • Mehbooba wants Army ‘out’ of civilian areas

    Srinagar: Seeking Army’s support for her government’s CBMs, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday advocated minimising of troop visibility in civilian areas and tourist places and ensuring that no civilian is harmed during encounters with militants.

  • Himalayan Fake

    So it has been announced that the prize souvenir Sir Edmund Hillary carried home from his yeti expedition is a fake. Since the alleged scalp of the ‘Abominable Snowman’ is nothing of the sort, it may now be presumed that the ‘Abominable Snowman’ himself is a fake—a theory that found widespread acceptance until a two-legged and quite ‘Abominable Snowman’ was  found annexing Tibet not long ago. The final liquidation of the snowman