Free Press Journal
  • Ratan Tata to be Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons

    Mumbai: India’s leading industrial conglomerate Tata Sons on Tuesday said it will confer the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus on Ratan Tata, when he retires Dec 28.

  • India, ASEAN to clinch FTA on services Wednesday

    New Delhi: India and 10-nation Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are expected to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement on services and investment Wednesday, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday.

  • Addressing gun violence requires complex solution: White House

    Washington: Rising gun violence in the US will require a complex set of solution, the White House has said as clamour grew in the nation to outlaw guns in the wake of horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, which many believe may be a tipping point for such a legislation.

  • Hyderabad: airport fire caused Rs 100 crore-worth damage

    Hyderabad: Last night’s fire at Old Airport in Begumpet here caused a damage of over Rs 100 crore, with destruction of six trainee aircraft and one helicopter, official sources said, as the state CID took over the probe.

  • 80-year-old litigant dies in High Court

    Mumbai: An 80-year-old retired Captain of Indian Army today died of a heart attack in a court room of the Bombay High Court where he was fighting a legal case with his next door neighbour over a trivial issue.

  • HC seeks MoEF response on Adarsh plea to shift case to NGT

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) to file its reply to a plea by the controversial Adarsh housing society to transfer its petition challenging the demolition order to the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

  • Five anti-polio campaign workers gunned down in Pak

    Karachi: Five female health workers administering polio vaccines to children, including a 14-year-old girl, were killed in attacks by unidentified gunmen in the Pakistani cities of Karachi and Peshawar today, prompting authorities to suspend their anti-polio campaign.

  • Three minor girls sexually exploited in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three incidents of minor girls being sexually exploited came to light in Kerala Tuesday amid the country and its parliament being outraged over the gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in Delhi.

  • Press MCOCA against encroachers: Opposition in Maha Assembly

    Nagpur: Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly today demanded that encroachers should be dealt with an iron hand, and if needed, the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) — mostly used against gangsters — be invoked against them.

  • India’s central bank keeps rates unchanged

    Mumbai: Ignoring pleas from industry, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept all key policy rates and reserve ratios unchanged in a review Tuesday but said its focus now shifts towards spurring growth that has taken a hit in recent months.

  • Complaint against PM, Maran:Court seeks status report from CBI

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today directed CBI to file a status report on a complaint against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran for allegedly diluting the Terms of Reference in allocation of the 2G spectrum.

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    India lost $123 bn in black money in a decade

    Washington: The Indian economy suffered a staggering $1.6 billion in illicit financial outflows in 2010, capping-off a decade in which it experienced black money losses of $123 billion, said a report. An official said: “It has very real consequences for Indian citizens.”

  • Four LeT guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Srinagar: Four Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas were killed Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces near Sopore town in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, police said.

  • India has 10-15 million epilepsy patients

    New Delhi: India has 10-15 million epilepsy patients but the good news is that the problem can be controlled in 80 percent cases, experts said here Tuesday.

  • LS nod to bill for spl status to backward areas in Hyd-K’taka

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha today cleared a Constitution amendment bill that will grant special status to six backward districts in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, with provision for reservation in education and jobs for locals.