Free Press Journal
  • BMC to focus on quality of education, facilities

    Mumbai : The civic body is focusing on improving the quality of education and the facilities it provides, in the budget allocation for education for 2013-14.

  • YK Hamied to retire as MD of Cipla

    Washington: Drug major Cipla on Wednesday posted a 25.51 % increase in profit after tax at Rs 338.78 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2012, on the back of strong international and domestic sales.

  • Warburg to sell stake in WNS for $192 mn

    New Delhi: Warburg Pincus said it plans to sell its entire holding of over 14.5 million American depositary shares (ADS) in BPO firm WNS, through which the private equity firm expects to raise about $192 million.

  • Thomas Cook to buy 74 pc stake in Ikya for Rs 256 cr

    New Delhi: Travel services firm Thomas Cook (India) said it has inked a pact to acquire 74 % stake in human resources and staffing firm Ikya Human Capital Solutions in a deal valued at Rs 256 crore.

  • Raters can’t offer fee-based services beyond ratings, research: Sebi

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has said that a credit rating agency cannot offer any fee-based services other than credit ratings and research to its rated clients, while its regulations would apply to ratings of all kinds of securities, bank facilities and services.

  • Indian-origin man held for conspiring to commit fraud

    New York: An Indian-origin man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud under which he used a call centre in India to defraud hundreds of individuals across the US. Baljit Singh, 47 of California would be sentenced on April 8 and could also be slapped with a USD 500,000 fine, US Attorney Benjamin Wagner said. He faces 20 years in prison.

  • NTPC OFS today, floor price fixed at Rs 145 a share

    New Delhi: The government has fixed the base price at Rs 145 per share for 9.5 per cent stake sale in NTPC, a discount of 4.79 per cent, to garner over Rs 11,300 crore for the exchequer.

  • Modi trying to mislead people: Tewari

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari today questioned Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi for not making any reference to 2002 riots in the state and alleged his speech here was aimed at generally trying to “mislead” the people.

  • Five Indians among 18 charged with credit card scam in US

    New Jersey: At least five Indians are among 18 people who have been charged in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes spanning 28 states and eight countries, including India, by US federal prosecutors. The scamsters used over 25,000 fraudulent credit cards.

  • Green tea and red wine may halt Alzheimer’s

    London: Natural chemicals found in green tea and red wine may halt Alzheimer’s by disrupting a key step in the pathway of the neuro-degenerative disease, according to new research.

  • With eye on 2014, Modi for re-branding of India

    New Delhi:  In a speech with barely disguised claims of what he was capable of, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday appealed for a re-branding of India to make it a global power.

  • ​Breakfast can boost IQ in kids: study

    Washington: Children who have breakfast on a daily basis score significantly higher on full scale, verbal, and performance IQ tests, a new study has claimed.

  • Modi would be stopped if he talks politics at Mahakumbh: SP

    Lucknow: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would be “stopped” if he indulges in politics during his visit to the ongoing Mahakumbh next week, a senior leader from the ruling Samajwadi Party said today.

  • Modi meets PM, seeks parity in gas pricing

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Centre of disparity in gas pricing as he met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention in resolving a number of critical issues pertaining to his state.

  • Complaint against Home Minister is “motivated”: Delhi Police

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police today opposed in a Delhi court a complaint seeking lodging of FIR against Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde for his remarks on “Hindu terror” saying it was “motivated” and bears” misrepresentation of facts”.

  • Scientists find why it is so hard to say sorry

    London: While apologising can lessen feelings of guilt and help restore a wrongdoer’s image, declining to do so can have even more powerful psychological benefits, according to a new study.