Free Press Journal
  • Opposition’s missile against VP Naidu

    New Delhi : The Opposition parties led by the Congress are believed to have readied a letter to be handed over to Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu to register their protest at his alleged partisan role in conducting the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha as its Chairman and adjourning the House “according to his whims and fancies.”

  • N Karna bandh for statehood fails to evoke response

    BENGALURU: A bandh call given by several outfits in 13 districts of north Karnataka on Thursday, demanding statehood for the region, failed to elicit any response. Normal life was reported in all the districts with schools, colleges, commercial establishments and government offices functioning as usual, as also public transport, officials said.

  • Fight over biriyani Stalin visits shop to console ‘Karunanidhi’

     Chennai : As DMK president M Karunanidhi lay on his hospital bed on Thursday, his son and party working president M K Stalin quietly made a 12 kilometre trip to small biriyani joint in Valasaravakkam to meet the patriarch’s namesake, employed as a server, and his owner to “console them” after the restaurant was attacked by DMK cadres following a fight over biriyani two days ago.

  • Govt wants to pass SC/ST bill in current session: HM

    New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said a Bill to amend the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act, cleared by the Cabinet on Wednesday, will be introduced in Parliament in the ongoing session for consideration and passage.

  • Army officer booked by CBI in Manipur extra-judicial killing

    New Delhi : An army officer has been booked by the CBI in a case related to the alleged Manipur extra-judicial killings which are being probed by the agency on the orders of the Supreme Court. This is the first such case in 29 FIRs registered by the CBI.

  • Supreme Court asks Amrapali’s auditors to track homebuyers money

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday again took note of the alleged diversion of Rs 2,765 crore fund collected from home buyers by the Amrapali group of companies and asked the auditor to find out where this money had gone.

  • India Q2 gold demand falls 8%

    Mumbai: India’s gold demand declined by 8 per cent at 187.2 tonnes during April-June period compared to second quarter of last year driven by to high local prices and seasonal factors, World Gold Council (WGC) said in a report.

  • 3 dead in post-poll unrest – Britain tells Zimbabwe to get troops off city streets

    London : Britain told Zimbabwe government on Thursday the military should be taken off the streets of Harare after a fatal crackdown on demonstrators following the presidential polls. Soldiers and police cleared the city streets centre a day after the clampdown, as the Zimbabwean authorities begged for patience over the release of the poll results.

  • Tennis clocks get good reviews but cut into tune time

     “It’s good. I think it would be well to speed it up. Some guys definitely take their time, move bottles around. But long matches are still going to be long matches”

  • Jharkhand CM seeks more funds for development

    Ranchi : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday urged special focus and funds from the Finance Commission towards the state and sought more funds for development.

  • Sushma ji prostrated in Doklam: RaGa

    New Delhi : Just a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj claimed a diplomatic success in the Lok Sabha in the 73-day long military standoff at Doklam in Bhutan last year, Congress President Rahul Gandhi slammed her for buckling before China, betraying the Indian jawans.

  • SBI, Jio extend  tie-up in digital payments space

    Mumbai : State Bank and Reliance Jio, which are partners in a payment bank venture, on Thursday extended the same to the digital payments space that will help ramp up the nation’s largest lender’s digital customer base multi-fold.

  • Trai sees 5G, LTE driving demand for radiowaves

    New Delhi: Trai on Thursday asserted that 4G and 5G services will drive demand for spectrum in the next round of auctions, contesting the view that financially-stressed firms are likely to tread cautiously despite steep price cuts for several previously unsold bands. “Considering that 5G services are going to be implemented in near future, we expect there will be a definite demand particularly for bands where 5G ecosystem has been developed… Telecom

  • Cognizant profit falls 3% on weak client spending

    New Delhi : IT services firm Cognizant on Thursday posted a 2.97 per cent dip in net profit at $456 million for the second quarter this year hurt by lower-than-expected spending from clients in the financial industry. The company had posted a net profit of $470 million in the year-ago period, it said .

  • Woman served cleaning solution at McD

    Lethbridge: A pregnant woman from Southern Alberta was served cleaning agent instead of her ordered latte at a McDonald’s drive-through in Lethbridge.