Free Press Journal
  • IBC tweaks to ward off fly-by-night realtors: Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) will eliminate “fly-by-night” operators in the real estate sector and ensure timely completion of projects.

  • Groundwater in India is widely contaminated with uranium, say researchers

    New Delhi : Researchers have found widespread uranium contamination in groundwater from aquifers in 16 Indian states. The findings suggested that the main source of the uranium contamination is natural, but human factors such as groundwater-table decline, over-exploitation of groundwater for agricultural irrigation and nitrate pollution may be aggravating the problem.

  • I am in a good headspace after the IPL: Umesh Yadav

    “We are five pacers — Bhuvi, Bumrah, Shami, Ishant and myself. So it’s a happy headache for the team management — the coach and the captain to pick the best amongst us. I am personally in a very good headspace after IPL. My job is to be ready”

  • Imran Khan files nomination papers in Pakistan polls

     Karachi : Pakistan’s cricketer-turned-politician and Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has filed nomination papers from Karachi for the upcoming general elections due on July 25.

  • Air India seeks Rs 2,000-cr additional govt funding

    Mumbai : Cash-crunched Air India, which delayed salaries for three months in a row, has sought an additional funding of around Rs 2,000 crore from the government to tide over the situation, a senior company official said.

  • IHCL bids for Taj Mansingh, 2 other hotels

    New Delhi : Tata group hospitality arm Indian Hotels Company said it has bid for Taj Mahal Hotel at Mansingh Road and for two other hotels in Delhi.

  • Govt drops plan to merge and replace UGC, AICTE

     New Delhi : The Government is quietly dropping its plan touted as the biggest reform in higher education to wind up the University Grants Commission (UGC) and also the regulatory body All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and replace it with a single higher education regulator – Higher Education Evaluation and Regulatory Authority (HEERA).

  • ‘Musharraf’s national identity card, passport suspended’

    Islamabad : Pakistani authorities have suspended the national identity card and passport of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on the orders of a special court hearing a treason case against him, according to a media report.

  • Voda to invest Rs 8K-cr in India this month

    London : British telecom major Vodafone plans to invest 1 billion euro or about Rs 8,000 crore in the proposed joint venture with Idea Cellular which is expected to be in place this month, according to its annual report.

  • Facebook: Privacy-setting bug affected 14mn users

    New York : Facebook said a software bug led some users to post publicly by default regardless of their previous settings. The bug affected as many as 14 million users over several days in May.

  • Rs 7,000 cr package: A bailout or a trap?

    New Delhi :  The package was fallout of the BJP getting voted out by the farmers of the Uttar Pradesh sugar belt in the recent Kairana Lok Sabha by-election mainly because they did not get their arrears from the mills as repeatedly announced by the government, but even here the farmers have been again cheated.


    Hyderabad : Political Iftar parties are nothing new – they date back to the times of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. But for some like  K Chandrashekhar Rao, it has become a personal fad. This year, he has decided to cash in on the minority sentiment by announcing that the Telangana government will spend Rs 66 crore on the lavish festive feast.

  • Haryana seeks cut in players’ earnings; U-turn after outcry

    Chandigarh :The government of ML Khattar in Haryana has surely qualified for the event of somersault. It did so in the face of public outcry over an absurd diktat – asking sportspersons employed with the state to deposit one-third of their earnings in the government coffers.

  • SC asks Centre to set up panel to study temples’ management

     New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to set up a committee to study how the temples of cultural and architectural importance across the country are being managed, particularly vis-a-vis facilities for pilgrims and utilisation of donations/offerings.