Free Press Journal
  • Realty firms under lens for service tax evasion

    Mumbai: The deals relate to renting of land, house or any other commercial properties as money transactions are not recorded in government documents and taken directly and illegally

  • Jet says in stake sale talks with Etihad; shares up 5%

    Mumbai: Jet Airways said on Thursday it is in talks for a potential stake sale to UAE-based carrier Etihad and various deal structures are being explored to ensure compliance to the regulatory requirements. While the Indian carrier maintained that the final terms of the deal have not been finalised and there cannot be a “firm time line” as to the progress of talks, shares of Jet Airways rose sharply by about 7

  • IGL keen to buy ADB stake in Petronet LNG

    New Delhi: Indraprastha Gas Ltd is keen to buy Asian Development Bank’s 5.2 per cent stake in Petronet LNG Ltd, the nation’s largest liquefied natural gas importer.

  • US court dismisses claims against former Satyam directors

    New York: A US court here has dismissed claims made in a class action lawsuit against seven former directors of Indian IT firm Satyam Computers saying the directors were themselves “victims of the fraud” and the shareholder suit fails to adequately prove allegations of fraud and negligence against them.

  • Another series defeat for India as batsmen flop again

    Kolkata: An insipid India slumped to yet another series defeat with a pathetic display as arch-rivals Pakistan spanked the hosts by 85 runs in the second cricket one-dayer to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here today.

  • 100-foot letter E created as tribute to Elizabeth

    London: A 100-foot letter E has been created by cutting hundreds of trees in a forest in Britain as a permanent tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in her diamond jubilee year of 2012.

  • India rolls out red carpet for Mauritius president

    New Delhi: Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag Thursday began a week-long visit to India that will see the two countries scaling up their bilateral ties across the spectrum including trade, investment and cultural ties.

  • Molested woman critical after jumping from train

    Patna: A young woman was battling for life in Bihar Thursday after jumping from a moving train after two men allegedly molested her, police said. One of the accused, a soldier, has been arrested.

  • Khurshid backs visa to Miandad, MPs question decision

    Bangalore: Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid Thursday said the government followed proper procedures in giving a visa to former Pakistan cricket captain Javed Miandad, whose visit has sparked off a political controversy.

  • US drones kill top Pakistani militant leader, nine others

    Islamabad: Top Taliban militant leader Mullah Nazir was among 10 people killed in multiple US drone strikes early Thursday in Pakistan’s South and North Waziristan tribal regions, Dawn News reported.

  • Delhi gang-rape: Delhi police files 1000-page charge sheet

    New Delhi: Eighteen days after the horrific gangrape of a 23-year-old paramedical student, Delhi Police today filed its charge sheet in a court here against five men arrested in the case, slapping on them murder, rape, kidnapping and other charges.

  • Gangrape: 2-day PC for bus owner for giving fake documents

    New Delhi: The owner of the bus in which the 23-year-old girl was gangraped and brutally assaulted on December 16, was today remanded in police custody for two days by a Delhi court for allegedly submitting false documents for registration of his vehicles.

  • Court takes cognizance of defamation plea against Jindal

    New Delhi: In a significant development, a Delhi court today took cognisance of Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary’s criminal defamation complaint against Congress MP Naveen Jindal and 16 officials of his firm Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL).

  • Cases against politicians be tried in fast-track courts:TMC MP

    New Delhi: Lamenting decline in polity, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi today demanded that cases against politicians be tried in fast-track courts and quick verdict be given “to clean up our own house”.

  • Owaisi case: BJP seeks explanation from Andhra govt

    Hyderabad: Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu today sought an explanation from Andhra Pradesh government for not taking action against MIM legislator Akbaruddin Owaisi for his alleged provocative speeches against a particular community.

  • PM to support Mamata government on all fronts: Congress

    Kolkata:  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday pledged to “fully support” the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on all fronts, state Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya said Thursday.

  • Syria rebels assault northern airports: watchdog

    Beirut: Rebels launched assaults to try to take strategic airports in northern Syria today, after the United Nations revealed that the country’s civil war had already killed 60,000 people.