Free Press Journal
  • S&P downgrades eurozone bailout fund to AA+

    Brussels: Rating agency Standard & Poor’s says it has downgraded the credit-worthiness of the eurozone’s bailout fund by one notch to AA+.

  • Foreign Airlines allowed 49% stake in Indian carriers

    New Delhi: Accepting a major demand of the cash-strapped aviation industry, the government today said it would soon launch the process to allow foreign airlines 49 per cent stake in Indian carriers.

  • India can post 9 pc growth if uncertainties removed: World Bank

    Mumbai: India can return to 9 per cent growth if the government removes uncertainties in policy- making and go for early implementation of some of the long pending tax reforms, a senior World Bank official said today.

  • FDI in retail was & anti-national; for Cong in 2002: Yashwant

    New Delhi: Questioning the Congress stand on FDI in multi-brand retail, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha has said the main ruling party had stated in 2002 that opening of the sector to global chains would be “anti-national”.

  • Petition against Rahul, Digvijay for hurting religious sentiments

    Azamgarh: A petition was filed today in a court here seeking registration of a case against Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Digvijay Singh alleging they had hurt religious sentiments by raking up the Batla House encounter issue.

  • Freephoo mobile VoIP app now launched in India

    Indian users can now make free calls from their iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android phones to others across the world and also use their premium service to make very cheap calls to all fixed and mobile phones.

  • AK Antony treating a sensitive matter in insensitive manner: BJP

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Tuesday accused the government of handling the sensitive issue of Army Chief General VK Singh’s age in an “insensitive” manner saying the Prime Minister or the Defence Minister could have sorted it out with him.

  • Congress, SP of playing vote bank politics: Gadkari

    Lucknow: With election campaigning gaining momentum in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Congress Party and the regional Samajwadi Party (SP) of indulging in caste-based communal politics to garner support of the voters.

  • LTA School of Beauty Announces CIDESCO Write & Win Contest

    LTA School of Beauty, an expert trainer of high quality beauty education in India, comes up with a unique contest to increase the accessibility of the prestigious CIDESCO diploma among experienced beauticians.

  • Cong minister threatens to quit Mamata govt

    Kolkata: Peeved over being divested of two of the three departments in his ministry in a cabinet reshuffle, Minister of State Manoj Chakrborty today threatened to resign from the Mamata Banerjee government and accused it of functioning in a “dictatorial manner”.

  • Zardari gets in talking mode with military to defuse tensions

    Islamabad: Even as temperatures have soared in Islamabad over the Gilani-Kayani face-off, the presidency and the Pakistani military are engaged in parleys aimed at defusing  the tensions between the two sides over memo scandal.

  • Portugal SC rejects CBI plea on Salem’s extradition

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Rejecting CBI’s plea, Portugal’s Supreme Court upheld its lower court’s decision that extradition treaty with India was violated in Abu Salem’s case by slapping of new charges against the underworld don that attract death penalty.

  • Salem’s trial to continue, to move Portugal constitutional court: CBI

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday said underworld don Abu Salem’s trial in India will continue even after Portugal’s Supreme Court scrapped his deportation, saying it had violated the extradition treaty between the two countries.

  • Cong doing politics on Batla House encounter: Gadkari

    Lucknow: Accusing Congress of doing politics on the Batla House encounter case, BJP President Nitin Gadkari today sought an explanation from Sonia Gandhi on the “contradictory” statements by the government and her party leaders on the issue.

  • HC rejects Koda’s plea to ban book

    Ranchi: Jharkhand High Court today rejected former Chief Minister Madhu Koda’s petition seeking a ban on a newly-launched book titled ‘Madhu Koda Loot Raj’.

  • Pak SC suspends lawyer’s licence of Zardari’s close aide

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Court today temporarily suspended the lawyer’s licence of Babar Awan, a former law minister and the president’s close aide, who is acting as the government’s lawyer in several high-profile cases for failing to respond to a contempt notice.