Free Press Journal
  • Rupee an option to pay for Iran oil imports: RBI

    New Delhi: With fresh US sanctions targeting Iran’s central bank, the Reserve Bank is considering rupee as an option to pay for the crude oil it imports from the Persian Gulf country.

  • Govt approves Rs 7,900 crore capital infusion in SBI

    Mumbai: Country’s largest lender SBI today said the government has approved capital infusion of Rs 7,900 crore in the bank, a development that will help the lender to increase its business activities.

  • Kotak Mahindra Bank eyes local acquisition

    Davos: Aiming to transform itself into a bank of global scale, quality and size, ‘ever-young’ Indian banking company Kotak Mahindra Bank is looking for acquisition opportunities within India on a top priority basis, its chief Uday Kotak has said.

  • DoT may not allow spectrum sharing by 3G operators

    New Delhi: After their 3G roaming agreements being termed as “illegal” by DoT, telecom firms may be in for another shock now with the government deciding against allowing spectrum sharing in this segment.

  • ISI chief unlikely to get another extension

    Islamabad: Pakistan government is unlikely to grant another extension to ISI chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha, whose current term in office ends in March, sources said today.

  • Food Security Bill needs amendments: M S Swaminathan

    Coimbatore: The Food Security Bill needs to be amended to make universal public distribution system with well-defined exclusion criteria the pathway to end poverty induced hunger, a said today.

  • Yeddyurappa gets clean chit in one corruption complaint

    Bangalore: In a relief to former Karnataka chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, the Lokayukta police today gave a clean chit to him in a private complaint that alleged irregularities by him in awarding an irrigation project to a private firm for pecuniary gains.

  • Shah Rukh Khan in scuffle with Shirish Kunder; denies assault

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was reportedly involved in a argument with director Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder at Sanjay Dutt’s success party of “Agneepath&quot”. The bust up is said to have occurred late last night at the party when an irked SRK allegedly roughed up his former friend’s husband, who has been very vocal against the filmstar.

  • Ex-ISRO chief Nair writes to PM, wants ban order quashed

    Bangalore: Former ISRO chief G Madhavan Nair has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for quashing an official order barring him and three fellow space scientists from holding government posts and to also probe this issue.

  • Andhra home secretary arrested in Emaar case

    Hyderabad: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Monday arrested Andhra Pradesh Home Secretary B.P. Acharya for alleged corruption in the Emaar-APIIC township case here.

  • India to ask US, Pak to extradite nine 26/11 accused

    New Delhi: India is all set to ask the United States and Pakistan to extradite nine persons involved in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack that include Pakistani- American terrorist David Headley, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and two ISI officers.

  • Carlsberg brings the UEFA EURO 2012™ Trophy to India!

    New Delhi: For almost a quarter of a century, Carlsberg has been the official sponsor of the UEFA European Championships (EURO) – the world’s second largest football event – and, in 2012 Carlsberg continues this successful partnership. This year, the tournament will be held for the first time in Eastern Europe – in the exciting growth markets of Poland and Ukraine – from 8th June – 1st July. Carlsberg India, for the first


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  • Press Council chief warns of strong action in paid news

    New Delhi: Citing complaints about paid news in the ongoing Assembly polls in five states, Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju today warned all media persons, candidates and election authorities of strong action if they were found indulging in the malpractice.

  • Adarsh scam: Ashok Chavan quizzed by CBI

    New Delhi: After quizzing two Union Ministers in connection with the multi-crore Adarsh scam, the CBI has examined former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, as the agency prepares to wrap up its probe in the housing society case.

  • Congress, SP main contenders in UP polls: Digvijay

    Bhopal: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said here today that his party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) were the two main contenders in Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, as the ruling & quot; BSP is involved in corruption, while BJP is nowhere in the picture.”