Free Press Journal
  • Sensex down 143pts, bank shares fall on money laundering fears

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex today fell by nearly 143 points on heavy selling in private banks, including ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank, following government’s promise that action will be taken if any person is found guilty in the alleged money laundering scam.

  • Government to introduce new ITR form by month-end

    New Delhi: Government will introduce new forms for filing of income tax returns for the assessment year 2013-14 by the end of this month, Minister of State for Finance S.S. Palanimanickam said Friday.

  • Isuzu signs MoU to manufacture LCVs and SUVs in Andhra

    Hyderabad:  Japanese automotive major Isuzu Motors Friday announced setting up a manufacturing plant in India to make Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs)

  • PIL alleges encroachments by minister; HC seeks govt’s reply

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the Maharashtra Government to file reply to a PIL alleging encroachments made by Minister Ganesh Naik and a private trust run by his nephews on the state-owned land valued at over Rs 200 crore in the satellite city of Navi Mumbai.

  • Rs.1 crore of Rs.100 crore? Printer’s devil embarrasses Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: An innocuous government e-tender advertisement caused a major embarrassment to the Maharashtra government Friday as a printer’s devil raised the cost of supplying foodstuff to the residences of the chief minister and the deputy chief minister from Rs.1 crore to a whopping Rs.100 crore!

  • 2 ‘fidayeens’ in suicide attack from Pak: Sources

    Srinagar: The two ‘fidayeens’ who carried out the suicide attack here killing five CRPF men were from Pakistan, investigations showed, and the Pakistani militant arrested in a major breakthrough was a LeT recruit and assisted by a local.

  • Time has come to teach Pak a lesson: BJP

    New Delhi: Using strong words to condemn the resolution by Pakistan’s Parliament on Afzal Guru, BJP today said the time has come to teach the neighbouring country a lesson but did not spell out what this entails.

  • No wrongdoing in links with software firms: AgustaWestland

    New Delhi: Facing the threat of cancellation of its helicopter deal, AgustaWestland has claimed that there was no wrongdoing in its links with the two software firms, which were allegedly used to pay kickbacks in the Rs 3,600 crore chopper contract.

  • Best thing for Italy is to send back marines:Tharoor

    Thiruvananthapuram: Dubbing Italy’s stand in the marines’ case as “legally, morally and diplomatically” wrong, Minister of State for Human Resources Development Shashi Tharoor today said the best course for it would be to send back to India the duo charged with killing Indian fishermen.

  • Bomb scare stalls Metro train services in Kolkata

    Kolkata: A sack emitting smoke floating in a canal near the Netaji Subhas station at Kudghat led to a bomb scare in the Metro Railway and stalled train services for 20 minutes during peak office hours today.

  • Ponting lends support to Watson

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has lent his support to under-fire vice-captain Shane Watson, saying he backs Shane’s decision to return home at the time of the birth of his first child.

  • As students stir grows, TN govt asks colleges to close

    Chennai: As students protest over Sri Lankan Tamils issue gained momentum with a massive agitation involving one crore students proposed for next week, colleges in Tamil Nadu were directed to remain closed from today till further orders.

  • No forced land takeover for infrastructure, says Mamata

    Kolkata: Asserting that her government would not acquire land forcibly for industries or roads or power plants, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said consultations could be held with the people on taking land for infrastructure projects.

  • Indian-American engineer made head of Google Android

    Washington: Indian-origin Sunder Pichai, an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus, has been named as the new head of Google’s Android division, making him one of the most powerful executives at the Internet giant.

  • BJP slams Rs 100-cr tender for top quality food at ‘Varsha’

    Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Eknath Khadse today criticised the Congress-NCP government for a Rs 100 crore tender to supply high quality food at ‘Varsha’ and ‘Deogiri’– the official residences of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively.