Free Press Journal
  • Moody’s cuts France’s AAA-rating

    Paris: France came under fresh economic pressure as the international ratings agency Moody’s cut the French government bond rating by one notch from the highest level to “Aa1” and warned that an additional downgrade was possible.

  • FIPB clears IKEA’s proposal to invest in single-brand retail

    New Delhi: Government’s single-window body to clear foreign investment proposals, FIPB, today cleared Swedish furniture major IKEA’s Rs 10,500-crore project, the largest FDI in single-brand retail so far.

  • RBI gives infra lending status to host of sub-sectors

    Mumbai: Giving a boost to key segments like roads and bridges, LNG and oil pipelines, water treatment plans, telecom towers, and three-star hotels, RBI today gave them ‘infrastructure status’ and paved way for them to avail easier funding from banks.

  • Japan to give fresh infra loan of USD 2.26 bn to India

    Phnom Penh: Japan will give a fresh loan of about USD 2.26 billion for the second phase of Dedicated Freight Corridor and an infrastructure project in South India, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda today told his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh as they met here, making up for an opportunity lost a few days ago.

  • Kundankulam n-plant: SC frowns at Tamil Nadu’s lethargy

    New Delhi: Observing that there could be no compromise on safety, the Supreme Court lashed out at the Tamil Nadu government for being lethargic in putting in place a plan for the evacuation of people in the event of an accident at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP).

  • Russian military officers charged in food scam

    Moscow: A criminal case has been opened against two Russian military officers who allegedly overstated the value of their soldiers’ food rations by more than $200,000 in order to embezzle funds, authorities said Tuesday.

  • Obama meets Manmohan, says India ‘big part’ of my plan

    Phnom Penh: Meeting for the first time after his re-election, US President Barack Obama told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday that “India is a big part of my plan” after the two leaders met briefly on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit here.

  • BJP disapproves of Yashwant Sinha’s remarks on Gadkari

    New Delhi: The BJP disapproved of the remarks made by party leader Yashwant Sinha Tuesday seeking the resignation of party president Nitin Gadkari, saying he should reconsider his comments.

  • Inauguration of 1000th Branch of IDBI Bank in Kannangudi

    Tamil Nadu, November 20, 2012: Shri P. Chidambaram, Hon’ble Union Minister of Finance, Government of India inaugurated the 1000th branch of IDBI Bank in Kannangudi, Tamil Nadu on November 18, 2012. On the occasion, IDBI Bank announced the launch of an attractively priced Education Loan Scheme, encompassing both non-vocational and vocational courses designed largely in line with the Model Education Scheme circulated by Indian Bank Association (IBA). The USP

  • 20 Indians arrested in UK immigration raids

    London/Leicester: At least 20 Indian citizens have been arrested for immigration-related offences during raids conducted by Britain’s border officials in the last week in London and the east Midlands town of Leicester, which has a large minority of Indian origin.

  • Mamata must say if she has tacit understanding with BJP: Cong

    New Delhi: Playing the secular card, Congress today hit out at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee asking her whether she has entered into a tacit understanding with BJP for bringing a no-confidence motion against the government on FDI in multi-brand retail issue.

  • Credit flow far better in southern states: Chidambaram

    Bangalore: Credit delivery to the priority sector, including farmers, students, weaker sections, minorities and others is far better in the southern states, said Finance Minister P. Chidambaram here Tuesday.

  • 2G: Order reserved on CBI’s plea for handwriting samples

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today reserved its order on a CBI plea seeking handwriting samples of three top executives of Reliance ADAG, facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, for identification of their purported signatures on some important documents.

  • Thackeray post: Lawyer moves Women’s Comm in support of girls

    Mumbai: Eminent lawyer Abha Singh today filed a complaint before Maharashtra State Commission for Women, alleging human rights violation in the arrest of two girls who wrote comments on Facebook in regard to shutdown in the city for the funeral of Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray.

  • India hopes for fair Irish probe into Savita’s death

    New Delhi: India Tuesday said it expected a transparent investigation by Ireland into the death of Savita Halappanavar, an Indian pregnant woman who died after doctors there refused an abortion citing Catholic laws of the country.

  • AIADMK to vote against motion on FDI in retail

    Chennai: AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said her party will vote against the union government’s decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail if a motion is brought in parliament.