Free Press Journal
  • Ban call on Coke, Pepsi by TN traders’ body comes into effect

    Chennai : A call by the Traders’ Federation in Tamil Nadu to ban sales of Coca Cola and Pepsi soft drinks came into effect from Wednesday with its President A M Vikrama Raja declaring drinks as ‘toxic’ for consumption.

  • Congress accuses Modi of corrupt practices in polls

    NEW DELHI : The Congress on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Modi of indulging in electoral corrupt practice under Section 123(4) of the Representation of People Act for weaving a patent false story of an “act of terror” behind the November mishap of the Indore-Patna Express near Kanpur claiming lives of 154 people.

  • Nokia, Airtel join hands on 5G, IoT applications

    New Delhi :  In a strategic move, Finnish telecom equipment manufacturer Nokia and India’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced creation of a strategic roadmap for network evolution to the 5G-technology standard and Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled devices.

  • Auto Companies ride out cash ban blues, sales gather steam 

    New Delhi : Major automobile makers Maruti, Ford, Toyota, Tata Motors and Honda on Wednesday reported strong domestic passenger vehicles sales growth for February as the industry continued to recover from the demonetisation impact.

  • Srikanth enters second round of German Open

    Mülheim an der Ruhr :Top Indian shuttler K Srikanth made a resounding start to his campaign at the German Open Grand Prix Gold, defeating Alen Roj of Slovakia in straight games here.

  • LPG rate hiked by steep Rs. 86

    New Delhi:  The price of non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) was hiked by a steep Rs 86 per cylinder on Wednesday, reflecting international trends.

  • Disney airs first ever same-sex kiss

    London : In a revolutionary move for the network, Disney has aired its first-ever same-sex kissing scene in the ‘Star vs the Forces of Evil’ cartoon series.

  • Accidental firing during French Prez’s speech

    Paris : A police sharpshooter accidentally fired his weapon during a speech by French President Francois Hollande and two people were slightly injured, the top official of France’s Charente region has said.

  • Sreesanth seeks judicial help for lifting ban

    Kochi : Tainted Indian speedster S. Sreesanth has approached the Kerala High Court with a petition seeking the lifting of the ban imposed by the BCCI, even after a Delhi court exonerated him in the spot fixing case.

  • Blasphemy convict freed in Pakistan

    In a rare judgement, a court in Pakistan has acquitted a man sentenced to death four years ago for allegedly committing blasphemy.

  • Honda Cars registers 9.4 % growth

    New Delhi : Honda Cars India (HCIL), registered monthly domestic sales of 14,249 units in February 2017 as against 13,020 units in the corresponding month last year, registering a growth of 9.4 per cent.

  • Ajay Tyagi assumes office as Sebi Chairman

    Mumbai : Senior IAS officer Ajay Tyagi on Wednesday took charge as the chairman of markets regulator Sebi. He is the ninth  chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) and has taken over from U K Sinha.