Free Press Journal
  • OilMin allows RIL, Cairn to explore further

    New Delhi: In his first major decision, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily has given conditional approval to Reliance Industries and Cairn India to continue exploring for oil and gas within their producing fields.

  • Rupee plummets 57 paise, biggest drop in 2 months

    Mumbai: The rupee today recorded its biggest slump in two months by plunging 57 paise to end at 55.07 on massive demand of the US currency from oil firms, amid dollar gaining strength on speculation that some US Fed officials are not in favour of continuing the bond-buying plan.

  • Delhi gang-rape: Congress for re-evaluation of Juvenile Act

    New Delhi: Amid growing clamour for enhanced punishment to perpetrators of the Delhi gang-rape, Congress today underlined the need for a re-look at the Juvenile Act as one of the accused in the case is a minor.

  • CNG prices hiked 4 percent in NCT areas

    New Delhi: The price of compressed natural gas (CNG) in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad will go up from midnight Friday.

  • Visa to Miandad doesn’t change Dawood’s status for India: govt

    New Delhi: The government today made it clear that the issuance of visa to former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad, a relative of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, did not reflect any change in status of the Mumbai serial bomb blasts case mastermind as far as India is concerned.

  • A fishy tale and five misprints you’ll never forget

    No celebration party today is complete without party hats, noisemakers, and of course a large dead fish. At the climactic moment, the host will wave the huge seafood carcass at guests, who will exclaim: Yeah! Go, us! Dead fish! Stinky! Etc

  • Yeddyurappa defers to Jan 15 bid to topple BJP government

    Bangalore: Contrary to his earlier assertions of a decisive move Friday to pull down the BJP government in Karnataka, the party’s former leader B.S. Yeddyurappa deferred the plan to Jan 15.

  • Now MP minister asks women not to cross ‘Lakshman rekha’

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Minister Kailash Vijaywargiya today stirred a controversy by advising women to stay within the “Lakshman rekha” to avoid unwanted consequences, a statement dubbed as “shameful” by Congress which sought his immediate dismissal.

  • Yet another court asks police to book Akbar Owaisi

    Hyderabad: Another court in Andhra Pradesh Friday directed police to book Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi even as police issued summons with respect to the cases already registered against him for delivering alleged hate speeches.

  • India plans to launch Mars mission by October

    Kolkata: Indian space scientists’ tryst with Mars will begin with launch of a probe in October to explore the red planet’s atmosphere and search for life-sustaining elements, a top official said Friday.

  • Bhagwat’s remark on rape has to be understood in entirety: BJP

    New Delhi: Pushed on the back-foot by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comment that rapes happened in cities, BJP today put up a brave defence saying the statement should be seen in the proper context and he was referring to India’s culture, tradition and value system.

  • Miandad cancels trip to India in wake of controversy

    Lahore: Javed Miandad, whose son is married to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s daughter, today cancelled his visit to Delhi in the wake of a raging controversy in India over giving him visa for the trip.

  • RSS chief stirs row, blames ‘westernization’ for rape

    New Delhi: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Friday stirred a controversy with his remark that westernization in Indian cities was the reason behind increasing rape cases as the country is witnessing widespread protests over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old Delhi woman last month.

  • 2G: Three Reliance ADAG executives gives handwriting samples

    New Delhi: Three executives of the Reliance ADA group, facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case in a Delhi court, today gave the samples of their handwriting and signatures to the CBI for their comparison with those on case documents.

  • Haryana to name, shame rapists on govt website

    Chandigarh: Haryana is creating a ‘hall of shame’ by putting on an official website names of some 6,000 persons convicted for crimes against women.

  • Indian-origin hedge fund manager pleads not guilty

    New York: An Indian-origin hedge fund portfolio manager has pleaded not guilty to charges that he participated in one of the “most lucrative” insider trading schemes totaling USD 276 million involving information about clinical trials for an Alzheimer’s drug.