Free Press Journal
  • Mexican journalist Javier Valdez shot dead

    Mexico City: A Mexican journalist known for his coverage of the country’s drug war was killed in the city of Culiacan, security officials said. Javier Valdez, 50, was killed on Monday while walking near the offices of Riodoce, a newsweekly he co-founded, the officials told Efe news.

  • INX Media case: CBI raids Peter Mukerjea’s house in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The CBI today carried out searches at the house of former media baron Peter Mukerjea here as part of investigations into a case linked to P Chidambaram and his son Karti over alleged favours granted in foreign investment clearance to a firm, INX Media, in 2007.

  • India needs to rethink strategy for the IT sector, says Amit Kapoor

    The Indian IT industry is at the crossroads. It first suffered the long-expected shock of the Trump administration’s policy shift against the H1B work visa programme. The US President’s executive order makes it impossible for IT firms to bring overseas low-skilled engineers into the US for on-site postings. Indian IT firms, which are the largest applicants for H1B visa, have the most to lose.

  • Alibaba set to enter Pakistan, signs MoU

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU with Chinese tech giant Alibaba to promote the country’s worldwide exports by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) through e-commerce.

  • BMC runs drive to check use of contaminated ice in megapolis

    Mumbai: Tightening its noose around street vendors and hawkers using contaminated ice, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has destroyed around 120 tonne of such ice blocks under its drive in the last one month, a senior civic official said today.

  • Hillary Clinton officially launches ‘resistance’ outside group

    Washington: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has officially launched a political organisation aimed at funding “resistance” groups that are standing up to President Donald Trump, a media report said. Clinton on Monday tweeted that she was launching “Onward Together to encourage people to get involved, organise, and even run for office”, reports CNN. The group also included a website, which described the group’s goal as looking to “advance progressive values

  • ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2’: Episode 1 was a laughter riot

    The new season of one of the most loved television show ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’ premiered on online streaming app Hotstar on Monday. Even though we watched the show, which is now titled ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Take 2’, after a long gap of seven years on a new platform, nothing seems to have changed.

  • FIR against Karti Chidambaram, Indrani Mukerjea in INX media scam

    Chennai: An FIR has been lodged against former Union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti, Indrani Mukherjea, unknown officers of FIPB Unit of Ministry of Finance and others over alleged financial misappropriation over Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance to Peter and Indrani’s media company INX Media in 2008. The charges include criminal conspiracy, cheating, taking gratification in order by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servant and criminal misconduct. The case

  • Govt to strengthen agency under GST to check tax evasion

    New Delhi: Ahead of the planned GST rollout from July 1, the government is strengthening the body responsible for detecting tax evasion and will set up two new agencies, including one for business intelligence and analytics. With the goods and service tax (GST) subsuming central levies like excise duty, service tax and state VAT, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has reorganised its existing central excise and service tax field

  • Chandigarh’s Sukhna Lake goes dry

    Chandigarh:  Large patches of dry bed, more than 50 per cent of the water body showing its dirty and smelly underbelly of weeds, boating limited to a small area and marine and bird-life affected — Chandigarh’s landmark Sukhna Lake is no more the picturesque water body that used to attracts thousands of people every day. In just under six decades, the area under water of the scenic lake, which has the Kasauli

  • Two Mathura jewellers shot dead, Agra jeweller looted

    Mathura/Agra: Jewellers associations have voiced deep concern after two bullion traders were shot dead in Mathura by six persons who escaped with gold worth Rs 4 crore, and another jeweller was shot at in Agra and valuables worth Rs 8 lakh looted.

  • Delhi high court transfers missing JNU student case to CBI

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday transferred the investigation into the disappearance of JNU student Najeeb Ahmad, missing since last October, to the CBI from the police with immediate effect. A bench of Justices G S Sistani and Rekha Palli transferred the matter to the CBI on a plea by the student’s mother after the Delhi Police said it has no problem with such a direction.

  • Maruti rolls out all new Dzire at Rs 5.45 lakh

    New Delhi: The country’s largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today launched an all new version of its compact sedan Dzire, priced between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The petrol variants with manual powertrains are priced between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 7.94 lakh while the diesel trims are tagged between Rs 6.45 lakh and Rs 8.94 lakh.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput’s training video for Raabta will stun you

    Sushant Singh Rajput is all set for his upcoming movie ‘Raabta’. The hunk has done tremendous work is his last movie ‘Dhoni: The untold story’. We could see his hard work throughout the movie. Even Dhoni praised Sushant for his good performance in the movie. Sushant has uploaded a video on his Twitter account, and we can see him doing hardcore stunts. He captioned the video “Training video of #raabta preparations in

  • Nokia 3310: Five reasons why you should buy this phone

    Nokia 3310, the iconic feature phone in a revamped form, is now officially launched for India. The Nokia 3310 variant is a feature phone by HMD Global, which is now manufacturing and selling Nokia-branded phones. The feature phone will be available at a price of Rs 3,310. The modern iteration of the iconic handset will be available only in offline stores and will be available for purchase on 18 May. Buyers will