Free Press Journal
  • RBI finalising licence norms for new banks: FinMin

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank is in the process of finalising the guidelines for licencing of new banks, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena informed the Lok Sabha today. Asked whether the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given any suggestion to the government on the new banks licence, Meena said in the written reply that it has not received any suggestions from IMF.

  • FIPB to consider AirAsia’s India entry proposal on March 6

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry will take up on March 6 the investment proposal of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia which seeks to enter India through a joint venture with the Tata Group and another company.

  • Goodricke plans to acquire tea gardens in Assam

    Kolkata: Goodricke Group Ltd, a company owned by Camellia Plc of UK is planning to acquire tea gardens in Assam at an estimated cost of Rs 200-250 crore.

  • No arrest in rape-cum-murder of sisters; Patil meets family

    Nagpur: Over a week after the gruesome rape and murder of three minor sisters in adjoining Bhandara district, local police have made little headway in identifying and arresting the culprits even as Maharashtra Government sought details of progress into the investigation.

  • The worst timed call in history?

    A phone smuggler was caught when his lower intestine started ringing. The Sri Lankan man, in Colombo’s Welikada jail, tried to feign innocence but it’s very hard to keep a straight face when a ring-tone is trilling loudly from one’s private parts, into which he had inserted a phone.

  • Suryanelli case victim files new complaint against Kurien

    Kottayam (Kerala):  The victim in the infamous Suryanelli sex case Friday filed a new complaint against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien, whom she has accused of being among those who exploited her.

  • Hyd blast:Rs 6 lakh compensation to those permanently disabled

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government today announced a compensation of Rs 6 lakh each to those who suffered permanent disability in the twin bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar here, which claimed 16 lives and left over 100 injured.

  • Pune blasts accused did a recce of blast site, other Hyd areas

    New Delhi: Two of the alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives arrested by Delhi Police for their involvement in Pune blasts last year did a recce of Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad, the site of yesterday’s deadly attack that left at least 16 persons dead and 117 injured.

  • Hyderabad blasts: BJP blames Pakistan, wants scaled-down ties

    Hyderabad: Blaming Pakistan for the terror attacks in Hyderabad, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday asked the government to scale down relations with Pakistan and stop confidence building measures for the time being.

  • Omar justifies not allowing Togadia to enter J-K

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has defended the decision to send back Pravin Togadia from Jammu airport, saying VHP leader’s hate speech had led to communal clashes in Rajouri area last year.

  • Lifting heavy loads can damage nerves

    Tel Aviv:  School children lifting heavy backpacks or soldiers and fire fighters carrying occupational gear could damaged their nerves, according to an Israel study.

  • Twin blasts probe: Police is yet to make headway

    Hyderabad: A “highly-disturbed” crime scene has not helped police make much headway into the twin bomb blasts probe at Dilsukhnagar here even as special teams from NIA, NSG and the Central Forensic Science Laboratory collected samples and sent them for detailed analysis.

  • Finmeccanica delays results; expands its surveillance body

    London: VVIP chopper scandal hit Italian defence giant Finmeccanica has delayed publication of its 2012 results following the bribery probe into its Rs 3,600 crore deal with India and has increased the number of members in its surveillance body.

  • Hyderabad terror attack toll rises to 16

    Hyderabad:  The death toll in the twin bomb blasts that rocked Hyderabad rose to 16 with two more of the injured succumbing to their injuries Friday while the Crime Investigation Department (CID) began the probe.