Free Press Journal
  • Indian among two killed in Bahrain blasts

    Dubai: An Indian was among two Asian men who were killed today when five explosions rocked different parts of Bahrain’s capital city Manama, as the country grapples with growing political and ethnic unrest.

  • Rupee plunges by 80 p to 54.61; logs 2nd biggest loss in 2012

    Mumbai: The rupee today plunged by 80 paise to close at more than 8-week low of 54.61 on massive dollar demand from banks and importers amid a sharp rise in the American currency in global markets ahead of US Presidential polls.

  • TataTele bows out, no bidder in fray for CDMA spectrum auction

    New Delhi: Tata Teleservices withdrew its application for participating in CDMA spectrum auction, leaving the fray for radiowaves in 800 Mhz band with no bidder as another player Videocon had walked out two days ago. According to sources, Tata Teleservices has withdrawn its application saying high cost of spectrum has made the business unviable.

  • FinMin to lower GDP projection in mid-year economic review

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry is likely to lower economic growth projection for the current fiscal to 5.7-6 per cent in its mid-term review of the state of economy to be tabled in Parliament next month.

  • German raped in Mumbai

    Mumbai:A German national was allegedly raped and robbed early Monday by an unidentified person who broke into her flat here, police said.

  • Khemka takes on Har govt, slams it for setting up committee

    Chandigarh: Locking horns with the Haryana government, senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka today said there was no need to set up a committee after he cancelled the sale of over three acres of land to realty major DLF following a deal with businessman Robert Vadra.

  • IM module denied bail, cops given more time to complete probe

    New Delhi: A suspected Indian Mujahideen operative, allegedly involved in the Jama Masjid shootout here and a bomb blast at Chinnaswamy stadium in Banaglore, was today denied bail by a court, which also asked Delhi police to complete its probe against him by November 19.

  • Five Indian-Americans in the race for US Congress

    Washington: While the eyes of the world are on the closely-fought US presidential elections, some three million Indian Americans are watching with interest the fortunes of five from their community vying for a seat in the US Congress.

  • Sri Lanka military probing war crime allegations

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Army said Monday it was still investigating allegations of atrocities during the war against the Tamil Tigers that ended in 2009.

  • 2G:Order on CBI’s plea to place additional documents on Nov 24

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today reserved its order for November 24 on the CBI’s plea for permission to submit it some additional documents, including “necessary” evidence relating to Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL), facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

  • 169 million voters in America’s $6 billion election (US Election 2012: The facts)

    Washington: One of the world’s largest electoral exercises in the world after India, the world’s largest democracy, gets underway Tuesday when 169 million American voters go to the polls to chose a president, a new House of Representatives, 33 senators and thousands of local officials at a whopping cost of $6 billion.

  • Good news for Maharashtra: malnutrition is down

    Mumbai: ‘Comprehensive nutrition survey in Maharashtra’ (CNSM), conducted by Indian Institute of Population Sciences (IIPS) and UNICEF, has said malnutrition is declining in the state.

  • Congress, NCP fare well in Maharashtra civic polls

    Mumbai: Though they fought against each other, alliance partners Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) once again came up trumps in elections to 10 civic bodies in Maharashtra, results of which were announced here Monday, an official said.

  • Pesky messages: Only 100 SMSes a day at low rates

    New Delhi: To stop the menace of pesky messages, telecom regulator Trai today said only 100 SMSes in a day per SIM card will be allowed at concessional rates.

  • Court orders lodging case against Shahrukh, others

    Muzaffarpur (Bihar): A court in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district today directed the police to lodge a case against actor Shahrukh Khan, his wife Gauri Khan, director Karan Johar and others for allegedly hurting Hindu religious sentiments by depicting deity Radha in an inappropriate manner in the film “Student of the Year”.