Free Press Journal
  • Oil Min to move EGoM on changing priority of gas supply

    New Delhi: With power plants, involving investments of Rs 100,000 crore, facing closure due to natural gas shortage, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today said he will move a note for the consideration of high powered ministerial group to change priority of allocation of the fuel as well as pooling price of imported and domestic gas.

  • RBI move to have no impact on lending rates: Morgan Stanley

    Mumbai: International brokerage Morgan Stanley today said the 0.25 per cent rate cut by the Reserve Bank will not be effective unless the consumer price index inflation falls, coupled with an improvement in deposit growth.

  • Meeting with Modi “logical next step” in ties: UK minister

    Ahmedabad: UK’s Minister of State for the Foreign Office Hugo Swire today met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and later said it was “a logical next step” in his country’s relations with Gujarat.

  • Slain DSP’s brother joins as constable in UP Police

    Lucknow: Sohrab, the brother of slain DSP Zia-ul-Haque who was killed by a mob in Pratapgarh, has joined on the post of constable offered to him by the state government on compassionate grounds.

  • No new taxes in Delhi’s Rs.37,450 crore budget

    New Delhi:  With an eye to the Delhi assembly elections scheduled for later this year, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Wednesday presented a Rs.37,450 crore budget for 2013-14 fiscal with no fresh taxes.

  • 11 airports get 58 hoax calls in three years

    New Delhi: A total of 58 hoax calls were received by 11 airports in the country in the last three years with Delhi airport witnessing the most of them.

  • India watchful of implications of China’s military profile: Report

    New Delhi: India is “conscious and watchful” of the implications of China’s military profile and is taking neccesary measures to develop capabilities to counter any adverse impact on its security, Defence Ministry said today.

  • Defamation: Kejriwal refuses to seek bail, released by court

    New Delhi: Activist-turned-politician Arvind Kejriwal was today released by a Delhi court on an undertaking after he refused to seek bail in a criminal defamation case filed against him by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s political secretary for his remarks during protests on power tariff issue.

  • India will send ‘resolute message’ on Sri Lanka

    New Delhi: The government Wednesday said it will move amendments to the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UNHRC by sending a “resolute message” and denied New Delhi diluted the US-sponsored motion denouncing Sri Lanka over alleged rights abuses.

  • Bitty’s remand extended

    Kannur (Ker): The judicial remand of Bitti Mohanty, convict in the rape of a German woman in Alwar, was today extended by 14 days by a court here.

  • 3 cases of spying reported in Army: Antony

    New Delhi: Three cases of spying in armed forces have been reported in the past three years in which as many army personnel have been arrested, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

  • Verdict reserved on pleas on cop’s death during anti-rape stir

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today reserved its verdict on two separate pleas seeking quashing of the FIR and transfer of probe from city police to CBI in the case lodged for various offences including rioting and death of constable Subhash Tomar during anti-rape protests here.

  • Karuna joins issue with Jaya

    Chennai: Joining issue with his arch rival and Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for dubbing his party’s pulling out of UPA coalition as a “drama,” DMK chief M Karunanidhi today said it was the AIADMK supremo who had made “contradictory” remarks on the matter.

  • Maha budget: ciggies, liquor, cosmetics to cost more

    Mumbai: With large parts of Maharashtra reeling under severe drought, the state Budget presented today proposed hike in taxes on cigarette, tobacco, liquor, cosmetics and jewellery to mop up additional resources to fund relief efforts and meet the state’s development needs.

  • Centre will explore diplomatic and legal options: PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said Italy’s stand on the return of two of its marines to India to face the trial for killing two Indian fishermen has violated all norms of diplomatic discourse.

  • Man molests girl in moving DTC bus, denied bail

    New Delhi: A government employee who allegedly sexually harassed a 20-year-old woman  co-passenger in a moving DTC bus last month has been denied bail by a Delhi court which said the charges were “grave and serious” and the man had targeted the victim who is his daughter’s age.