Free Press Journal
  • Hidden magma layer discovered in Earth’s mantle

    Washington: Scientists have discovered an unexpected layer of liquified molten rock in Earth’s mantle that may be responsible for the sliding motions of the planet’s massive tectonic plates.

  • Tiny new tobacco smoke sensor developed

    Washington: Scientists have developed a breakthrough device, smaller and lighter than a cellphone, that can immediately detect the presence of secondhand and even third-hand smoke.

  • Lal Masjid cleric wants Musharraf in Exit Control List

    Islamabad: The former cleric of the radical Lal Masjid petitioned Pakistan’s Supreme Court today to include ex-President Pervez Musharraf in a list of people barred from travelling out of the country.

  • Italian marines case; New Delhi CMM to conduct proccedings

    New Delhi: The name of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) of Patiala House Courts here has been recommended by the Delhi High Court for conducting the proceedings in the case of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in which two Italian marines are the accused.

  • PPF, post office small savings interest rates cut by 0.1%

    New Delhi: Millions of small savers and PPF account holders will earn less on their post office savings schemes, with the government deciding to reduce interest rates on them marginally by 0.10 per cent.

  • Sensex down for 7th day, falls 54pts as political worries rise

    Mumbai: After rising 215 points in early trade on positive global cues after Cyprus clinched a bailout, the BSE benchmark Sensex today reversed gear on worries over domestic political developments with the index ending with a 54-point loss at 18,681.42, extending losses to seventh day.

  • Eurozone ministers reach bailout deal on Cyprus

    Brussels:  The finance ministers of the 17-nation eurozone agreed early Monday on a 10 billion euros (about $13 billion) bailout deal for Cyprus to prevent the country’s banking system from collapsing and bankruptcy.

  • Sebi plans stronger surveillance systems in 2013-14

    New Delhi: Market regulator Sebi plans to put in place a stronger and more effective surveillance system in the next fiscal 2013-14, by way of greater checks against money laundering and an overhaul of its regulations for various market entities and trade activities.

  • Crisil sees India Inc Q4 revenue growth nosediving to 6-7%

    Mumbai: The revenue growth rate of India Inc is expected to slow down to 6-7 per cent in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal from 17.5 per cent a year ago due to a sharp decline in demand, Crisil Research said today.

  • ATS opposes plea to call IM suspects as witnesses in 7/11 case

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad today opposed the application filed by the accused of Mumbai train blasts case seeking to call three persons — suspected members of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen — as witnesses.

  • Maharashtra rape compensation policy to be tabled soon

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that a draft policy for rehabilitation and compensation of rape, sexual assault and acid attack victims will be tabled before the cabinet shortly.

  • Shiv Sena opposes pardon for Sanjay Dutt

    Mumbai: Amid the growing clamour for considering a pardon for convicted Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, the Shiv Sena Monday opposed the move on the grounds that it would send “a wrong message” to society.

  • Amar, Jaya Prada to meet Maha Guv to seek pardon for Dutt

    Mumbai: Expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and Lok Sabha MP from Rampur Jaya Prada have sought an appointment with Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan tomorrow, apparently to seek pardon for actor Sanjay Dutt.

  • Not fair to discuss about Sachin’s retirement: Srinivasan

    New Delhi: BCCI president N Srinivasan today refused to be drawn into a debate on whether it was time for Sachin Tendulkar to call it quits from Test cricket, saying he is the “greatest batsman India has produced” and it won’t be fair to the batsman to discuss about his retirement.

  • Eight killed as bus falls into gorge

    Idukki (Ker): Seven final year engineering students were among eight persons killed and 30 others injured when their bus fell into a gorge at Thekkinkanam in the district today.