Free Press Journal
  • ConocoPhillips awaits partners’ nod for USD 5 bn OVL deal

    New Delhi: Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s USD 5 billion deal to buy 8.4 per cent stake in Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oilfield may fall if ExxonMobil or Shell were to exercise their pre-emption rights within 60 days.

  • Pakistani living in India for 38 years arrested

    Jaipur: An 84-year-old man was arrested in Rajasthan’s Sikar district, 38 years after he illegally came to India from Pakistan and settled down under a disguise, police said Tuesday.

  • Drop neutron bomb on Pak-Afghan border: ex-UK Defence Minister

    In an bizzare suggestion to crack down on terrorism, a former British Labour defence minister has suggested to drop a neutron bomb on the Pak-Afghan border for creating an impassible barrier between the two countries.

  • ‘Game-changer’ cash transfer scheme not linked to polls: Govt

    New Delhi: The ambitious direct cash transfer scheme, to be launched from January one next year, will cover 29 welfare schemes initially, the government said today while describing it as a “game-changer” but dismissing suggestions that the roll-out hinted at mid-term polls.

  • 12 people sentenced to RI for role in Kandhamal riots

    Phulbhani (Odisha): A fast track court on Tuesday sentenced 12 people to six years’ imprisonment after they were convicted of being involved in the violence during 2008 riots in Odisha’s Kandhamal district.

  • Pakistan offers amnesty to banned outfits

    Islamabad: Pakistan will give a general amnesty to all banned groups, including the Pakistani Taliban, if they give up terrorism, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said in remarks published Tuesday.

  • Sensex zooms 305 points up; bank, consumer durables rally

    Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Tuesday surged 305 points  on positive global cues and after ratings agency Moody’s said India’s outlook is stable. Banks, consumer durables, metal, capital goods and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) stocks gained the most.

  • Alarm calls of the ‘huku’ gibbon in India!

    New Delhi: While the population of mountain gorillas, the world’s largest primates and apes, has gone up in their home in Africa, the scenario in India is alarming for our only ape species, the Hoolock Gibbon.

  • India’s rating outlook stable, says Moody’s

    New Delhi: Moody’s today said India rating outlook is stable because of the country’s strong economic growth along with high savings and investment rates.

  • Benefits under 29 welfare schemes through Aadhaar from Jan 1

    New Delhi: Benefits under 29 welfare schemes being operated by different ministries would be transferred through Aadhaar-enabled bank accounts in 51 districts spread over 16 states from January 1 next year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said here today.

  • More arrests likely in rape of 13-year-old

    Kannur (Kerala):  After arresting the father, brother and an uncle for the rape of a 13-year-old in Kerala, police say more people may be taken into custody.

  • Adarsh society accused Gidwani dead

    Mumbai: Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, businessman, former Congress leader and prime accused in the Adarsh Society corruption scandal, passed away early Tuesday following a heart attack, a family source said. He was 61.