Free Press Journal
  • Airline may be able to charge extra for upto 20 per cent seats

    New Delhi: Indian carriers may have to limit the seats for which they can charge extra to about 15-20 per cent of the total seats on each flight, with the government planning to soon issue a directive in this regard.

  • RBI comments spook forex mkt, rupee slumps to new 10-mth low

    Mumbai: Continuing its downslide, the rupee today lost 21 paise to end at new 10-month low of 56.38 on fag-end spurt in dollar demand after RBI Governor D Subbarao painted a dim macro economic picture fuelling fears of local currency plunging to record low levels in the short-term.

  • US mothers now the main breadwinners

    Washington: Mothers in the US are increasingly becoming the primary breadwinners in their families, a study has revealed.

  • ‘Volunteer moms’ take care of kids left behind in China

    Beijing: Around 80,000 women in China’s northern Hebei province have enrolled as “volunteer mothers” to take care of 60 million children in rural areas left behind by their parents to work in big cities.

  • London attack suspect appears in court

    London: One of the two main suspects, charged with murdering a British soldier in a terror attack on a busy London street last week, today appeared in handcuffs in a court here to confirm his name and address.

  • HC stays Domestic Violence Act proceedings against brothers

    Mumbai: The provisions of the Domestic Violence Act can be invoked only when the victim and accused are living under the same roof, the Bombay High Court has said while staying criminal proceedings against two brothers on complaint of their sister.

  • Naxals were wary of frequent political activity in Bastar:CM

    Raipur: Under fire for security lapses that led to the deadly Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Bastar, Chhattishgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today said naxals felt threatened by the increasing political activities in the region following which they executed the “cowardly act”.

  • Jaya wealth case adjourned to June 3

    Bangalore: A Special Court here today adjourned to June 3 the disproportionate asset case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for further recording of defence witnesses and their cross examination.

  • Digvijay appeals to Naxals to join democratic mainstream

    Bhopal: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today appealed to Naxalites to desist from violence and join the democratic mainstream even as he said his party would fight the left-wing extremism with “courage and determination”.

  • Nitish takes potshot at Lalu

    Chhapra (Bihar): Making a veiled attack on his rival Lalu Prasad, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said there are people who wasted opportunity given by voters for long and were now making false promises to be elected again.

  • CAB unlikely to join bandwagon that has Pawar as leader

    New Delhi: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is unlikely to join the anti-N Srinivasan camp in the BCCI if Sharad Pawar is the leader of the opposition faction, informed senior influential office-bearers.

  • NASA identifies 28 new asteroid families

    Washington: Astronomers using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have identified 28 new families of asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.

  • Sharif to announce populist measures in his first speech as PM

    Lahore/Islamabad: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif is expected to announce some populist measures, including steps to reduce power outages, in his first address after taking oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on June 5.