Free Press Journal
  • Scientist in FB data scandal says being scapegoated

    London : The academic behind the app that allowed consulting firm Cambridge Analytica to farm the data of some 87 million Facebook users said today he was being scapegoated while the social network was being “mined left and right by thousands” of companies.

  • Cong to open cards only in Dec on anti-BJP front

    New Delhi : The Congress has decided not to respond for the time being to the softening of the CPI(M) to have an understanding with it in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

  • GST council looks to simplify return form

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley-chaired GST Council will meet on May 4 to discuss a simpler return form and the amendments required in the indirect tax regime rules.

  • Klizan stuns Djokovic in Barcelona

    Barcelona : Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise defeat in his comeback from injury after the Serb was beaten by Martin Klizan in his first match at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.

  • Shah consults RSS chief on defiant Vasundhara

    New Delhi : Bhartiya Janata Party President Amit Shah had a 3-hour long session with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat and general secretary Bhaiyaji Joshi on Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s defiance to let the party replace state BJP chief Ashok Parnami, a Jaipur MLA, with Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, minister of state for agriculture in her ministry.

  • PNB to hire detectives to hunt down fraudsters

    New Delhi : Fraud-hit Punjab National Bank (PNB) has invited applications for empanelment of detective agencies to locate its untraceable borrowers as it looks to “significantly” supplement efforts to recover bad loans that surged to Rs 57,519 crore at December end.

  • Asaram verdict: Ashram quiet, followers indignant

     New Delhi : It was a day like any other outside a sprawling ashram in central Delhi – except that it wasn’t. Followers, trickling into Asaram Bapu’s ashram on the Ridge, could not believe that their guru had been sentenced to a life in jail by a Jodhpur court for the rape of a minor teenager.

  • Tens of thousands protest as Armenia crisis deepens

    Yereven : Armenia’s crisis deepened on Wednesday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets after the opposition accused the government of refusing to negotiate a transfer of power following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian.

  • Rahul Gandhi will never become PM, says UP Deputy CM

    Amethi : Rahul Gandhi has “managed” to become the president of the Congress because of its “dynastic politics” but he will “never” succeed in becoming the prime minister, UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said here on Wednesday attacking the Congress chief in his constituency.

  • Indian shooters disappoint on Day-4 of World Cup

    Chagwon (South Korea) : Indian shooters disappointed on day four of the second ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage, to languish at the 10th spot here on Wednesday.