Free Press Journal
  • Goa mining ban affecting revenue, says Parrikar

    Panaji: The ban by the Supreme Court on mining in  Goa would affect revenue collection for the current fiscal but efforts were being made to tide over Rs.4,000 crore loss, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Thursday.

  • RIL shuts seventh well on KG-D6 gas block

    New Delhi:  Reliance Industries has shut its seventh well on KG-D6 gas block due to high water and sand ingress as it awaits regulatory nod to carry out urgent workover to plug the problem responsible for drastic fall in output.

  • Nationwide Mobile Number Portability by Feb: Sibal

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal today said nationwide Mobile Number Portability (MNP) is expected to be rolled out by February next year, which will allow users to retain their numbers even if they move from one state to another.

  • Five arrested for shooting in Gurgaon ICU

    Gurgaon: Five people, allegedly involved in the Dec 11 shooting in the ICU of a hospital here that claimed the life of a man and left his father critically injured, have been arrested, police said Thursday.

  • Major fire in Chandni Chowk market

    New Delhi: A major fire broke out in the electrical and electronics market in central Delhi’s Chandni Chowk this evening, fire brigade officials said.

  • 2G: Court order on Dec 18 on CBI’s plea to file more documents

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today reserved its order for December 18 on the CBI’s plea for permission to submit to it some additional documents relating to the Reliance Telecom Ltd (RTL) and Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd, both facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case.

  • Yeddyurappa warns of en masse resignation of his supporters

    Msndya (Kar): Daring the BJP to take action against the 13 MLAs who threw their lot with him and attended the formal launch of his KJP party, former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa said they would resign en masse if the situation so warranted.

  • Fostering greater Indo-US engagement

    Washington:  How to encourage civic engagement between India and the US and other issues affecting Indian-Americans were highlighted at a briefing on the state of US-India relations for senior Congressional staff on Capitol Hill.

  • Kazakhstan bans opposition TV channel

    Astana: A Kazakh court has closed the opposition TV channel K-Plus and blocked its online resources, the International Foundation for the Protection of Freedom of Speech Adil Soz said.

  • Senior citizen woman murdered in Thane

    Thane: A 65-year-old woman was found murdered at her residence and golden ornaments worth Rs 1.70 lakh found missing, police said today.

  • Modi taking undue credit of common man’s toil in Guj: Rahul

    Palanpur (Guj): In an apparent attempt to invoke the Gujarati pride in the poll bound state, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi took potshots at Chief Minister Narendra Modi today, saying the BJP stalwart is pursuing his personal agenda at the expense of the common people.

  • Her telltale grinding stones portray changing lifestyles

    Kochi:  They were once the key accessory of many a south Indian home. But today, these kitchen grinding stones have given way to modern gadgets, unmindful of the memories attached. That’s what Bangalore-based artist Sheela Gowda seeks to portray with her installation, titled Stopover.

  • ‘Ravi Shankar ignited an interest in the West about India’

    Washington: Legendary Sitar maestro and composer Pandit Ravi Shankar, who has breathed his last at a hospital in California, ignited an interest in the West about India, an eminent think tank said here as condolence message continued to pour in from across the globe.

  • Hrithik Roshan crowned sexiest Asian man

    London: For the second year in a row, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan has emerged as the “sexiest Asian man in the world” in an online survey conducted by a London-based weekly.

  • Selection panel’s issues must not be made public: Srikkanth

    Chennai: Former chairman of the selection committee Kris Srikkanth Thursday hit back at his his form er colleague on the panel Mohinder Amarnath for making public the issues discussed in the panel meetings.

  • Indian-origin nurse was found hanging: Inquest

    London: The Indian-origin nurse duped by a prank call to the hospital treating the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging in her work accommodation, and there are “no suspicious circumstances”, an inquest heard Thursday.

  • Gujarat polls: 38 per cent polling in first five hours

    Rajkot/Ahmedabad: An average 38 per cent voting was recorded in the first five hours of polling across 87 seats in the first phase of Gujarat polls which will decide the fate of state political big-wigs like Keshubhai Patel, BJP’s R C Faldu and Congress’ Arjun Modhwadia.