Free Press Journal
  • Nifty sinks 61 pts to settle below 5,700; reform talk ignored

    Mumbai: Indian markets crumbled under heavy selling triggered by a meltdown in global bourses amid domestic macroeconomic worries as the NSE benchmark CNX Nifty crashed by 61 points to close below the 5,700 mark, ignoring the Government assurance of more reforms to boost growth.

  • Cong’s fresh salvo at Federal Front

    New Delhi: Congress today derided fresh moves for formation of a Federal Front saying parties talking about it have no relevance outside their states.

  • No need to panic over Re slide; steps to check volatility: FM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said there is no need of panic over rupee depreciation against the dollar and assured investors that policymakers will take steps to curb volatility in the forex market.

  • Dubai inaugurates world’s tallest ‘twisted’ tower

    The world’s tallest twisted tower called “Cayan Tower” has been inaugurated in Dubai. Costing $272 million, the 310-metre (1,017-foot), 75-storey residential is twisted at 90 degrees from top to bottom is located at the Dubai Marina — a man-made canal overlooking the Gulf.

  • Govt rules out further duty hike on gold imports

    New Delhi: With dip in gold imports, government today ruled out any further hike in customs duty and said economic indicators like CAD will improve drastically if Indians do not import it for a year.

  • SBI witnesses 60% rise in deposits as savers seek safe haven

    Mumbai: State Bank of India has notched up nearly 60 per cent uptick in deposits so far this fiscal, partly due to the flight of savings from ponzi and bogus schemes, many of which went belly up in recent months, its Chairman Pratip Chaudhuri has said.

  • Merkel visits flood hit areas as Germany count costs

    Berlin: Germany is counting the costs of the worst flooding in more than a decade, which claimed at least eight lives, forced an estimated 100,000 people to flee their homes and left a trail of devastation from Bavaria in the south to Schleswig-Hostein in the north.

  • More reforms in next few days to spur investment: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Seeking to accelerate reforms to spur inves ments, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said the government will announce host of decisions, including relaxation of FDI caps and resolution of gas and coal prices, in the next few days.

  • World Bank sees 6.7% GDP growth for India by FY’15

    Washington: The World Bank today forecast a 6.7 per cent growth rate for India by next fiscal as exports and private investment are projected to strengthen and provide a boost to growth.

  • Chidambaram draws flak from BJP for food bill remarks

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram today drew flak from BJP for his remarks that the government will reach out to the Opposition “one more time” for support to the Food Security Bill with the party charging that the UPA dispensation wants to get is passed for electoral gains.

  • Would like food bill preferably passed by Parliament: Cong

    New Delhi: As a divided Union Cabinet shunned the ordinance route on the food bill issue, Congress today said no option is ruled out over the legislation, though it would “prefer” its passage by Parliament.

  • 137 JD(U) and BJP leaders join Congress

    Patna: In a boost to Congress in Bihar, 137 JD(U) and BJP leaders, including former JD(U) spokesperson Shambhunath Sinha, today joined Congress.

  • Modi is ‘Bhasmasur’, has consumed his mentor Advani: Ramesh

    New Delhi: Taking a dig at developments in BJP, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh today described Narendra Modi as ‘Bhasmasur’, a mythological character known for trying to destroy his creator, and said the Gujarat Chief Minister has “consumed” his mentor L K Advani.

  • 92 students caught copying during PG exams in MP

    Chhattarpur(MP): Ninety two students including four girls, have been caught for allegedly copying during examinations by the flying squad of the Dr Hari Singh Gour Central University in Panna district.

  • First coffee table book on Gandhi to be released on Jun 15

    Ahmedabad: ‘100 Tributes’, the first coffee table book on the ‘Mahatma’ by Navajivan Trust, aiming to revive Gandhian values amongst youngsters, will be launched here on June 15 here.