Free Press Journal
  • Rupee hits new low of 58.95 against dollar

    The Indian rupee Tuesday hit a new record low of 58.95 against a dollar on continued worries over current account deficit and increased demand for the US currency from importers in the absence of any intervention by the central bank.

  • India 141 out of 162 in 2013 Global Peace Index

    India ranks 141st out of 162 in this year’s Global Peace Index (GPI), released Tuesday.
    Despite an increase in military expenditure, India made positive gains in its level of peace after reductions in deaths from internal conflict and the level of perceived criminality in society.

  • V.C. Shukla:Obituary

    Vidya Charan Shukla, who died Tuesday, will be remembered as former prime minister Indira Gandhi’s hatchet man during her hated Emergency era (1975-77) who, as the information and broadcasting minister, imposed censorship on the media and put journalists, including top editors, behind bars.

  • Cong leaders use Mahabharta analogy to take potshots at BJP


    New Delhi:Latching on to the Mahabharta
    analogy used by L K Advani, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today took potshots at BJP over the turmoil in
    the party after Narendra Modi’s elevation and the subsequent resignation of senior leader Advani from key posts.

  • Merkel promises more aid to flood victims

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held out the prospect of massive aid running into billions of euros for the victims of the current flood disaster as rescue teams and volunteers battled to prevent the swollen River Elbe from breaking more dykes along its march to the North Sea.

  • Aluminium futures up 0.95 per cent

    New Delhi: Aluminium prices today rose by 0.95 per cent to Rs 111.45 per kg in futures trade as speculators enlarged positions amid a firming trend overseas.

  • Most Americans fine with phone tracking: Survey

    Washington:As US counter-intelligence agents have begun a probe into how information about secret government surveillance programmes was leaked, a new survey shows that more than half of Americans are fine with one of them.

  • Contractors held responsible for flooding at Hindmata

    Mumbai  : Municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte has initiated action against two contrators when he found that their negligence had resulted in knee-deep water at Hindmata junction in Central Mumbai on Sunday.

  • Kundra on chopping block amid clean-up

    New Delhi : Stung by the IPL spot-fixing and betting scandals, the BCCI on Monday cracked the whip by suspending Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra on charges of gambling and unveiled a 12-point ‘Operation Clean-up’ in a bid to restore the Twenty20 League’s credibility.

  • 35-yr-old Mahim bldg crashes, killing one

    Mumbai : A senior citizen died and nine residents of a four-storey Mahim building were severely injured after half of it collapsed at 8.30 pm on Monday.

  • Sreesanth granted bail, cops lose out on MCOCA

    New Delhi : In a major setback to Delhi Police, a court here on Monday indicted them for slapping the stringent provisions of MCOCA on cricketers S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and 17 others and granted the accused bail in the IPL spot-fixing case.

  • LOTUS WILTS AS LK QUITS

    BJP patriarch Advani quits all Modi(fied) BJP posts but Rajnath, board refuses to accept resignation.

  • Jiah note ‘nails’ Sooraj Pancholi!

    Mumbai : The Juhu police on Monday evening arrested 22-year-old Sooraj Pancholi, son of actor Aditya Pancholi, on char-ges of abetting the suicide of actress Jiah Khan (25).

  • Trash is not ugly: Recycling scrap to make it look chic

    New Delhi : How would it look if the worn out motherboard of a computer becomes your coaster or the headlight of a bike turns into your desk lamp or tyre tube used as a wallet and the door of an old refrigerator as the centre table of your room? This is not wild imagination but creative ways of using scrap and making it look chic.