Free Press Journal
  • Raja hits back, says all decisions taken with PM

    New Delhi: Indicted in the draft JPC report, former Telecom Minister A Raja today hit back maintaining that “every major decision”, including entry fee and non auction of spectrum, was taken after consulting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee .

  • Videocon, BPCL strike natural gas in Mozambique block

    New Delhi: Videocon Industries and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) have reported a fourth huge natural gas discovery in an offshore Mozambique block, where they hold 10 per cent stake each.

  • Par panel for greater retail participation in disinvestment

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the present disinvestment procedure, a Parliamentary panel has asked the government to promote retail participation instead of selling shares of PSUs to institutions through the Offer For Sale (OFS) route, reports PTI.

  • Gold surges on heavy demand, silver also gains

    Mumbai: Gold prices surged at the bullion market here today on heavy demand from traders and jewellers as well as higher marriage season offtake.

  • FDI dips 19% at $1.79 bn in Feb

    New Delhi: India received foreign direct investment (FDI) worth USD 1.79 billion in February, 2013 — a decline of about 19 per cent due to global economic slowdown.

  • Sr officers stopped charge sheet against Talwars, court told

    Ghaziabad: The CBI investigating team wanted to charge sheet Nupur and Rajesh Talwar and two others in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case but was directed by seniors to file closure report as they felt there wasn’t enough material, the officer who led the probe told a court here today.

  • Parliament concerned over child’s rape, members demand death for rapists

    New Delhi:  The first day of parliament’s resumed session Monday after a month-long recess opened on a note of discord Monday with concerns over the brutal rape of a five-year-old as well as alleged irregularities in coal block allocation and the draft JPC report on 2G spectrum leading to repeated adjournments in both houses.

  • Tatra case: Rishi leaves for UK after HC orders

    New Delhi: Vectra chief Ravinder Rishi, facing CBI probe for allegations of corruption in Tatra trucks deal, has left for Britain for a four-week period for treatment of his liver ailment.

  • Nature of injury to victim was fatal in nature: Doctor

    New Delhi: A doctor today told a Special court here that the injury inflicted upon the December 16 ganagrape victim by the six accused persons, “can cause death in natural course”.

  • CBI says it has powers to investigate Adarsh scam

    Mumbai: Stating that it was well within its powers to probe the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the CBI has informed the Bombay High Court that it did not require consent of the Maharashtra government to investigate individual cases as the state through an order passed in 1989 had allowed the agency to exercise its power and jurisdiction in the state.

  • Teachers’ strike: Chavan warns of strict action

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today asked the striking teachers not to hold the government and students to ransom, and warned of a stern action.

  • Police claims to have cracked octroi agent’s murder

    Mumbai: Police claimed to have cracked a case of an octroi agent’s murder today, with the arrest of his friend, who executed the crime to rob the victim of gold ornaments to fund his sister’s wedding in Bihar.

  • Saradha scam: Mamata forms SIT, probe commission; blames Centre

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced a high-level inquiry and also a SIT probe into the collapse of chit fund company Saradha Group that has left thousands of investors in the lurch even as she sought to blame the Centre for the fiasco.

  • SC defers pronouncement of order in Italian marines case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today deferred the pronouncement of its order on the question of National Investigating Agency’s (NIA) jurisdiction to probe the case against two Italian marines who allegedly killed Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast last year.

  • ‘Modernoxicity’ leading to depravity in society: Yechury

    New Delhi: In a powerful speech, expressing his “very deep sense of anger and anguish” at the manifold rise in crimes and their gruesomeness, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury Monday said the “depravity” in society was due to “modernoxicity” and the “neo-liberal economic reforms” that had unleashed “a new animal in India”.