Free Press Journal
  • Sensex touches 20K-level; HDFC, ITC scrips lead 101-pt gain

    Mumbai: The BSE benchmark Sensex today regained 20,000-mark for the first time in over three months on sustained FII buying and better-than-expected earnings by HDFC, but slipped to close a tad lower just few minutes ahead of the closing bell.

  • HSBC fears ‘significant’ penalty in NRI tax evasion probe

    London:  Global banking major HSBC has said it may face “significant” penalties from the US authorities with regard to an ongoing probe into suspected tax evasion by the US-based clients of its Indian unit, among other cases.

  • Cong continues to parry question on Ashwani’s fate

    New Delhi: Congress today continued to parry questions on the fate of Law Minister Ashwani Kumar after the Supreme Court’s observations in coal case and dismissed attempts to cast aspersions on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

  • Oldest bone-headed dinosaur discovered in Canada

    Toronto: A real bonehead! Paleontologists have discovered a new species of bone-headed, dog-size dinosaur that lived about 85 million years ago in what is now Alberta, Canada.

  • Elderly Sikh man assaulted outside US Gurdwara, 1 arrested

    Washington: In a suspected hate crime, an elderly Sikh man has been brutally assaulted with an iron rod outside a Gurdwara in the US and was in a serious condition, as police arrested a person in connection with the incident.

  • Modi magic fails to work in Karnataka

    Bangalore: The BJP’s rout in Karnataka Wednesday has taken some sheen off the party’s poster boy Narendra Modi, who had been billed as a star vote-getter.

  • Five weeks before monsoon, Maharashtra running dry

    Mumbai:  With at least five weeks before the normal onset of monsoon, Maharashtra has just 20 percent water in all its reservoirs, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here Wednesday.

  • Verdict on Salman’s appeal in hit-and-run case on June 10

    Mumbai: A Mumbai sessions court will deliver its verdict on June 10 on the admissibility of an appeal filed by Bollywood actor Salman Khan challenging a magistrate’s order invoking the charge of culpable homicide against him in a 2002 hit-and-run case.

  • Chavan urges traders to stop misleading people over LBT

    Mumbai: Amid stand-off between Maharashtra government and traders on Local Body Tax, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan today appealed those opposing the tax to stop misleading people on the issue and said a decision on its implementation here would be taken in the State Legislature.

  • Govt-oppn stand off: PM hopes solution would be found soon

    New Delhi: Amid a stand off between the government and the opposition over the demand for resignation of the Law Minister and Railway Minister, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed the hope that a solution would be found to the issue soon.

  • ‘YSR Congress will meet the fate of BSR Congress, KJP’

    Hyderabad: The ruling Congress and the main opposition TDP in Andhra Pradesh both have claimed that the YSR Congress party would meet the fate of the BSR Congress and the Karnataka Janata Party (KJP), in the 2014 assembly polls in the state.

  • 1996 Porbander case:Cop moves HC seeking recall of fresh probe

    Ahmedabad: Senior IPS officer Satish Verma, who is currently assisting CBI in investigating the 2004 fake encounter of Isharat Jahan and three others, has moved the Gujarat High Court seeking recall of its order of fresh probe against him in a 1996 case of unnatural deaths, in Porbander.

  • Mixed bag of luck for family politics

    Bangalore: The family politics found favour with electorates in the May 5 Karnataka assembly elections with kith and kin of prominent leaders winning in some of the constituencies.

  • Imran Khan’s health condition stable

    Lahore: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who suffered injuries during a fall at an election rally, is in stable condition and has been advised bed rest, doctors attending him said today.

  • Imran Khan’s health condition stable

    Lahore: Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, who suffered injuries during a fall at an election rally, is in stable condition and has been advised bed rest, doctors attending him said today.

  • US Justice Dept voices concern over harassment of Sikh student

    Washington: Raising concern over harassment of a Sikh student for bearing turban at a county school in Georgia, the US Justice Department has observed that the school administration did not take enough measures to prevent such ‘verbal and physical harassment’.