Free Press Journal
  • Deshmukh granted Extension till 17 June on Adarsh

    Mumbai, Jun 9: Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh was today given an extension till June 17 to file affidavit before the judicial panel probing the Adarsh scam. Deshmukh who had dealt with files pertaining to the highrise in south Mumbai during his tenure as the Maharashtra chief minister, was issued summons by the two-member commission on May 10 to file affidavit with regard to the Adarsh scam.
    The panel had initially asked Deshmukh, who is now

  • Aircraft Carrier part of Defensive Policy: China

    K J M Varma
    Beijing, June 9: China today said its first aircraft carrier which was expected to go on sea trials soon was part of its defensive policy and poses no threat to the neighbouring countries. Asked about reports that the aircraft carrier, a refurbished derelict ship purchased from Ukraine is ready for sea trials, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei told a media briefing that while modernising its military forces, China will stick to

  • BSE Sensex 9 points down at 18,385

    Sensex ends flat amid concerns over inflation, slowdown
     Mumbai, Jun 9: In a day of dull trading today the BSE Sensex ended flat, 9 points down at 18,385, amid rising food inflation and government caution that slow economic growth may hit tax collections this fiscal, although some heavyweights like RIL and TCS made gains. However, gains in some blue chips were offset by fall in SBI, ONGC, HDFC, Infosys and ICICI, against the backdrop of

  • Korean players indicted over match-fixing scandal

    Seoul, Jun 9: Ten football players were among 14 people indicted for alleged involvement in a Korean match-fixing scandal, prosecutors said today. Nine K League players were indicted for allegedly taking bribes to influence the outcome of games in April, a local prosecution office in the southeastern city of Changwon said in a statement.

  • Nano Enter Lankan Taxi Market

    Colombo, June 9: Tata Nano, one of the world’s cheapest car, today entered Sri Lanka’s lucrative taxi market with a fleet of 45 cars and an overload of passengers.  A local company launched the service as an alternative to expensive air conditioned taxis, but more comfortable than the ubiquitous three-wheel taxi.

  • Maran”s continuation in cabinet untenable: BJP

    Maran’s continuation in cabinet untenable: BJP Chennai, Jun 9 (PTI) BJP today said Union Textiles
    Minister Dayanidhi Maran’s continuation in the cabinet was “untenable” in the wake of allegations that he could have indirectly benefitted from pay-offs in a telecom deal. “Maran’s continuation as Union Minister is untenable,”
    BJP’s National Secretary Muralidhar Rao told reporters here. Maran is in the eye of a controversy after former Aircel Chief C Sivasankaran alleged that the former as Telecom Minister in 2006 “forced and

  • ‘Husain’s heart beat for India’ (Lead)

    New Delhi/Mumbai, June 9:  A “rare genius”, “renaissance man”, “god’s gift”, even “sanyasi”- the art fraternity Thursday recalled veteran artist Maqbool Fida Husain with warmthand affection. Mouring the loss of the 95-year-old artist who had the “energy of a 35-year-old”, the community expressed regret that he could not come back to India despite a burning desire to do so.

  • Cloudburst at Doda, 3 Killed Several Missing

    Doda, June 9: At least three people were killed and dozens feared missing after a cloudburst swept away a large portion of Batote-Kishtwar Highway in Baggar area, about 140 km northeast of Jammu.


    Taking time out from his film schedule, Junior Bachchan shares his view on piracy and Baba Ramdev

  • Cows to produce human milk

    Beijing Chinesw scientists have genetically modified dairy cows to produce human breast milk, and hope to be selling it in supermarkets within three years.

  • People above 60 may get Old Age Pension: Centre

    New Delhi: The government plans to lower by five years the existing age bar of 65 for getting Indira Gandhi Old Age Pension to benefit lakhs of people across the country.

  • Anti- graft law needs changes: SC

    New Delhi: Amidst growing demand of the civil society for a strong anti- corruption law and confiscation of black money, the Supreme Court on Wednesday sought amendment to the Prevention of Corruption Act to root

  • Maran may be shifted to a low- key ministry

    OUR BUREAU New Delhi: Instead of dropping Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran embroiled in the telecom scam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is planning the next best of shifting him to an inconsequential ministry like ministry

  • Brazilian star Ronaldo finally bids adieu

    Rio de Janeiro Former Brazilian football star Ronaldo Luis Rosario da Lima, simply known as Ronaldo, bade his official and final farewell to the soccer field on Tuesday during a friendly match between Brazil and Romania at the Pacaembu Stadium in

  • Deepika lifts team to 2nd place in WC

    New Delhi Young Deepika Kumaris outstanding performance helped India maintain second position behind leaders South Korea at the end of the opening round of the World Cup ( Stage II) Archery Competition in Antalya, Tur

  • Hurting Tiger pulls out of US Open

    Bethesda/ Maryland Former World No. 1 Tiger Woods, a 14- time major champion chasing the alltime record of 18 won by Jack Nicklaus, said Tuesday that he will not play in next weeks US Open golf tournament.

  • Bopanna- Qureshi in semi- finals

    New Delhi Indian Davis Cupper Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam- ul- Haq Qureshi rallied from a set down to advance to the semi- finals of Gerry Weber Open with a 4- 6, 7- 6 ( 5), 10- 4 victory over Dustin

  • Aamir says no contract for Dhoom 3

    It was being rumoured that Salman Khan had asked for Aamir Khans contract for  Dhoom  before signing on the dotted line for the film  Ek Tha Tiger. And now heres the bomb. Sources close to Aamir Khan sa