Free Press Journal
  • All political parties call for Thane shut down on April 18

    Thane: Bitter rivals from all political parties have shed their differences and came together to protect unauthorised residential structures from being demolished, by calling a ‘Thane bandh’ on Thursday, April 18.

  • RIL posts 32 pc jump in Q4 profit on higher refining margin

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries today posted a 32 per cent jump in its fourth quarter net profit, the biggest rise in almost three years, as strong margins in its oil refining business helped offset fall in natural gas production.

  • Gold plummets by Rs 1,160 to Rs 26,440

    New Delhi: Falling for the third day in succession, gold prices today plunged by Rs 1,160 per ten grams to 21-month low at Rs 26,440 tracking weak global cues that triggered a surge in retail jewellery demand across the country.

  • Coal India stake sale may be split into OFS, buyback

    New Delhi: Not confident of raising Rs 17,000 crore through Offer For Sale (OFS) in Coal India, the government may ask the PSU to buy back a portion of the proposed 10 per cent share sale.

  • US immigration bill to increase H1B visa, may hit Indian firms

    Washington: The sweeping US immigration bill, likely to be unveiled today, may propose a substantial increase in the much sought after H-1B visa, but the conditions imposed therein, if approved by the Congress, would prove to be a death knell for Indian-American companies.

  • Cong rules out Ashwani Kumar’s resignation

    New Delhi: Congress today rejected demands for the resignation of Law Minister Ashwini Kumar and downplayed reports of his meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh following reports that CBI’s report to the Supreme Court on coal blocs allocation scam was vetted by the government.

  • JBT scam: CBI tells HC Chautala was the main conspirator

    New Delhi: CBI today contended before the Delhi High Court that former Haryana Chief Minister O P Chautala was the “main conspirator” in the junior basic trained (JBT) teachers’ recruitment scam of 2000.

  • Jaitley’s phone tapping: Cop named in chargesheet

    New Delhi: A constable and three private detectives were named in the chargesheet filed by police in a Delhi court in a case related to the tapping of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley’s phone.

  • Modi to campaign across the country: Rajnath

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will campaign throughout the country, including Karnataka where assembly polls will be held next month, BJP President Rajnath Singh said here today.

  • No threat to Nitish Kumar government in Bihar: BJP

    Kolkata: Playing down talks of rift with ally Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said there was no threat to their coalition government in Bihar.

  • Junk DNA crucial for brain development

    Washington: Specific DNA once dismissed as junk plays an important role in brain development and may be involved in several devastating neurological diseases, a new study has found.

  • Now, smartphone app to help lose weight

    London: Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that could be key to losing weight, enabling users to regularly monitor their food intake and exercise.

  • Short-term hearing loss after concert can be protective

    Melbourne: Temporary hearing loss after attending a rock concert or other sustained exposure to loud noise does not reflect damage to our hearing, instead, it is the body’s way to cope, a new study has claimed.