Free Press Journal
  • GMR does not rule out foreign hand in Male row

    GMR Airports CFO Sidharth Kapur says looking at the political situation and framework in Maldives, role of a foreign country in scrapping of the $500 mn airport contract cannot be ruled out.

  • No cartelisation in fixing saving deposit rates: SBI

    Mumbai: The nation’s largest bank SBI today dismissed allegations of cartelisation by big banks in keeping savings deposit rate unchanged despite RBI deregulating this over a year ago.

  • Put coal blocks on auction only after geological report:Crisil

    New Delhi: The auction of 54 coal blocks may get delayed as Crisil appointed to suggest methodology for fixing reserve price for mines has recommended to the government that mines be put on offer only after they are fully explored and the geological report is obtained.

  • Nearly 700 scientists quit DRDO in six years, says Govt

    Nearly 700 scientists have resigned from India’s premier military research body DRDO in little less than six years from 2007, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Wednesday.

  • Hatred politics doesn’t pay: Mark Tully (20 years after Babri demolition)

    India has recovered from the shock of the cataclysmic events that followed the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, but that dark episode should be taken as a warning against mixing politics with religion and inciting inter-community hatred, says the celebrated former BBC journalist and author Mark Tully who was witness to it.

  • 17 die in China mine accident

    Beijing:  Seventeen people were killed Wednesday in a coal mine accident in southwest China’s Yunnan province, authorities said.

  • ‘Mulayam spoke against FDI, but was absent during vote’

    New Delhi: In a dig at Mulayam Singh Yadav, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said Wednesday that while the Samajwadi Party chief during the parliament debate spoke against allowing FDI in multi-brand retail, his presence in the Lok Sabha during voting would have ensured the economic move is defeated.

  • Satyam case: Final arguments begin in local court

    Hyderabad: The final arguments in the multi-crore accounting “fraud” in Satyam Computers commenced today in a local court with the prosecution starting its arguments in the case.

  • Sahara gets 2 months time to refund Rs.24,000 cr to investors

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today directed Sahara Group to refund Rs 24,000 crore with 15 per cent interest in nine weeks to its three crore investors amid stiff opposition from market regulator SEBI and depositors over staggered payments.

  • Chidambaram expedited FDI as finance minister, says Joshi

    New Delhi:  BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi Wednesday said that the government expedited its decision to allow FDI in retail after P. Chidambaram became the finance minister, and added that FDI would hit farmers, small traders and people seeking employment.

  • Court extends Namdhari’s police custody till December 7

    New Delhi: The police custody of sacked Uttarakhand minority panel chief Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, booked on charges of murder in slain liquor baron Ponty Chadha shootout case, was extended today by a Delhi court till December 7.

  • Sushma “misquoted” Sonia’s speech: Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today accused senior BJP leader Sushama Swaraj of “misleading” the people and “misquoting” the November 4 speech of Sonia Gandhi during the debate on FDI in Lok Sabha yesterday.

  • We’ll become slaves of west, says SAD on FDI

    New Delhi: Shriomani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal Wednesday opposed the government’s decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, saying it would lead to India becoming “slave” of the western countries.

  • Separate authority to be set up for Ambedkar memorial: Chavan

    Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan today described as “historic” the Centre’s decision to hand over the 12.5 acre Indu Mill land for a state-of-the-art memorial of Dr BR Ambedkar.

  • India, China should ‘cast off’ 1962 war shadow: Dai

    Beijing: India and China have been friends for 99.9 per cent of the time in over 2,000 years of exchanges between them, Beijing’s chief negotiator in boundary talks Dai Bingguo says, underlining that the two sides should “cast off” the shadow of the 1962 war and build a bright future together.

  • Say no to Modi, key US lawmakers to Obama administration

    Washington: In a public appeal to the Obama administration, a group of powerful US lawmakers has asked it not to change the “good policy” of denying visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi under any circumstances in view of serious allegations of “crime against humanity” against him.