Free Press Journal
  • Antony’s visit led to enhanced military coordination: China

    Beijing: China today said Defence Minister A K Antony’s visit here has given both countries an opportunity to enhance their “strategic cooperative partnership” and jointly maintain peace and tranquillity in the border areas through increased military-to-military coordination.

  • Osama moved to Pak in mid-2002, says report

    Islamabad: Osama bin Laden’s family had entered into Pakistan way back in October/November 2001, just around 9/11 while the then al-Qaeda chief joined them in Peshawar in mid-2002, a media report today said quoting the findings of the Abbottabad Commission Report here.

  • World’s 1st IVF baby born using new embryo screening technique

    London: A healthy boy in the US has become the world’s first test tube baby to be born using a new low cost “next-generation sequencing” IVF technique that screens the embryo for genetic defects, Oxford scientists announced today.

  • 34 killed outside Republican Guards HQ in Cairo

    Cairo: Thirty-four people were killed in a violent clash this morning between supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and Egyptian soldiers outside the headquarters of the Republican Guards in the capital here.

  • CBI lawyer doesn’t turn up for hearing in Padamsinh Patil case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court was today irked by CBI lawyer’s failure to appear for the hearing of agency’s petition seeking cancellation of bail granted to NCP leader Padamsinh Patil in the 2006 Pawanraje Nimbalkar murder case.

  • Aarushi case: Forensic expert contradicts prosecution

    Ghaziabad: In Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case, a forensic expert appeared in as a defence witness in a court here Monday and said that the two victims could not have been killed using a surgical scalpel and a golf stick, as claimed by the prosecution.

  • 2G: court adjourns hearing on Dayalu Ammal’s plea

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today deferred the hearing in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case as Dayalu Ammal, wife of DMK chief M Karunanidhi, and a key prosecution witness in the case, sought adjournment on the ground that she was unwell and also her petition seeking exemption from appearance was pending in the Supreme Court.

  • AAI mulling discounts to airlines for connecting small towns

    New Delhi: Flights from airports in small towns are likely to be a cost-saving proposition for airlines, with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) planning to offer discounts on landing and parking charges to any carrrier connecting such destinations.

  • Sensex drops 171 pts as rupee plunges to record low vs dollar

    Mumbai: Fag-end buying triggered by strong European cues helped benchmark S&P BSE Sensex today partially recover from early losses to end 171 pts lower at 19,324.77 after positive US jobs data dragged rupee to record low.

  • Govt to review policy that gave opportunity to domestic mfr

    New Delhi: After putting the ‘preferential market access’ policy on hold, the government today said it will “review and revisit” the policy of asking companies, mainly in the telecom sector, to compulsorily source domestically manufactured electronic goods.

  • Indian economy seeing signs of upward momentum, says OECD

    London: Indian economy is seeing signs of upward momentum helped by gradual reduction of inflationary pressure though the country’s growth still remains “relatively weak”, according to Paris-based think tank OECD.

  • India expresses interest in building refineries in Iraq

    New Delhi: India has evinced interest in building refineries and petrochemical plants in Iraq and is keen to source liquefied natural gas (LNG) from its second largest oil supplier.

  • Re breaches 61 level to hit new life-time low;down 97 p Vs USD

    Mumbai: The rupee today fell by a massive 97 paise to breach the 61-mark to 61.19, a new all-time low, against the dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market, on heavy demand for the American currency amid capital outflows.