Free Press Journal
  • After HC rap, UP Lokayukta back in RTI ambit

    LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh has included the office of the Lokayukta under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, an official said on Monday. This follows a directive by the Allahabad High Court after a petition by social activist Nutan Thakur.

  • FB denies saving users’ data without permission

    San Francisco : Facebook has said that it does not save call and text data of Android users without their permission, adding the practice is “widely used” with users having an option to opt-out from it.

  • Pak displays Bhagat Singh’s case file for 1st time 

    Lahore : Eighty-seven years after Bhagat Singh was hanged for the murder of a British police officer, Pakistan on Monday for the first time displayed some records of the legendary freedom fighter’s case file, including his execution certificate.

  • China vows to plug trade gap with India

    New Delhi : China has promised to address the issue of widening trade deficit with India as the country sought greater market access for its goods and services, the Commerce and Industry Ministry said.

  • Scribe who stood against sand mafia mowed down­

    Bhind : A television journalist who had complained about threats to his life after he carried out a sting operation on illicit sand mining was on Monday mowed down by a truck, officials said.

  • 6,000 business correspondents to join bank union

    Mumbai : As many as 6,000 business correspondents (BCs) are likely to join All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) soon, according to its general secretary.

  • Address sexual harassment in Indian labs: Scientists

    New Delhi : A group of more than 150 scientists from across the country has spoken out against sexual harassment against women in scientific laboratories, noting that research in India, particularly its higher echelons, remains predominantly the preserve of men.

  • Chennai jeweller cheats banks of Rs 380 cr

    New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a case against Chennai-based jewellery chain Nathella Sampath Jewelry for cheating a consortium of banks, led by State Bank of India,  of Rs 380 crore.

  • SC proposes roll out of BS VI fuel by next year

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday proposed a roll out of Bharat Stage-VI (BS-VI) fuel across 13 metros by April 1, 2019. The top court directed the central government to consult the Oil Marketing Companies and get their reply on this proposal.

  • Investment strategies during market correction

    The Sensex and Nifty are down more than 10 per cent from its peak. The capital market may test another five to six per cent further down in the near future due to tariff war between the USA and China, other global factors as well as underlying economic factors. India is struggling with so many other issues such as frauds at PSU banks, the impact of GST and demonetisation, current account deficit

  • BHEL wins EPC order for 75 MW solar photovoltaic plant

    Against stiff competitive bidding, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has won an order for setting up a 75 MW Solar Photovoltaic (SPV) Power Plant on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis, in Gujarat. Significantly, this will be BHEL’s largest Solar PV project till date.

  • Coal India unit slammed with Rs 8,298-cr demand notices

    Mumbai : State-run Coal India said that its subsidiary firm, Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) received demand notices for 17 projects worth Rs 8,297.77 crore. This was due to the increase in coal production beyond the approved limits for the period between 2000-01 and 2010-11

  • Banks board gets free hand, in good rapport with govt, says Rai     

    New Delhi : There have been many reports in the past that stated that Banks Board Bureau (BBB) and the government was not in sync. But BBB, Chairman, Vinod Rai denied these reports by saying that the board was given a ‘free hand’ in appointment process and dismissed any lack of coordination with the government.