Free Press Journal
  • Re ends below 57-mark after one year, slides 22 p on $ demand

    Mumbai: The rupee closed below the key 57-mark against the US dollar for the first time in a year sliding by 22 paise or 0.39% to 57.06, casting a shadow on the economy as imports become costlier, Current Account Deficit (CAD) woes worsen and inflation risks rise.

  • Gold continues to surge on rising demand, silver also shines

    Mumbai: Gold maintained its strong momentum for the third straight session today at the domestic bullion market, posting gains due to aggressive demand from stockists and investors amid firm overseas support.

  • Nestle, Mars accused in Canada of chocolate price-fixing

    Ottawa: Canadian authorities charged Nestle, Mars and a network of independent wholesale distributors today over an alleged criminal conspiracy to fix the prices of leading chocolate brands.

  • IPL scandal: Delhi Police get bookie Ramesh Vyas’s custody

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Friday got the custody of alleged bookie Ramesh Vyas, who was arrested by the Crime Branch of Mumbai police in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal, a police officer said.

  • US Army develops realistic robot bird

    Washington: The US Army has developed a realistic robot bird that has even tricked real flocks and hawks to attack it midair, making it a potential unsuspecting future war agent.

  • Army soldier killed in Pak firing in Kashmir

    Jammu: An army soldier was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district Friday after an Indian post along the Line of Control (LoC) came under heavy fire from Pakistani troops from across the border, an army source here said.

  • IPL scandal: Delhi Police get bookie Ramesh Vyas’s custody

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Friday got the custody of alleged bookie Ramesh Vyas, who was arrested by the crime branch of Mumbai police in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scandal, a police officer said.

  • Obama admn defends phone sweep amid uproar

    Washington: The Obama Administration today defended its move to secretly gather online telephone records of millions of Americans, saying it was done as part of effort to protect the nation from terrorist threat.

  • Australia not to pursue Assange case with US

    Melbourne: Australia has said it would not pursue the case of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with the US any further as it no longer serves the country’s interests.

  • Zardari set to make history; to address joint Parl session

    Islamabad: Asif Ali Zardari is set to create a record by becoming the first President to address a joint
    session of both houses of Pakistan’s parliament for a sixth time, though he will be doing so at a time when his prty is no longer in power.

  • FBI’s move on hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus applauded

    Washington: The Indian-American community has applauded the recommendation of a FBI panel this week to track hate crimes against Sikhs and Hindus in the US, noting that this is the first step in the right direction.

  • Kundra appoints noted lawyer Majeed Memon to defend him

    New Delhi: Facing accusations of betting in the Indian Premier League matches, Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra today appointed noted criminal lawyer Majeed Memon to defend his case.

  • Modi ‘balloon’ will burst soon, says Pawar

    Mumbai: Amid growing clamour in the BJP for Narendra Modi to spearhead the party’s challenge in the next Lok Sabha elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar today likened the Gujarat strongman to an “inflated balloon” that would “burst” soon.

  • CBI files chargesheet in cop’s murder, Raja Bhaiyya not named

    Lucknow: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday submitted a chargesheet in the murder of Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq, who was killed in March this year by a mob in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Naroda Gaam case: Guj court gives more time to CBI inspector

    Ahmedabad: A designated court, hearing the 2002 post-Godhra riot case of Naroda Gaam in the city, today gave three more days’ time to a witness and CBI police Inspector to appear before it after he apologised for his absence.