Free Press Journal
  • Road Min forms panel to look into GM’s recall of Tavera

    New Delhi: The Road Ministry has formed a panel to probe into the recall of 1.14 lakh units Chevrolet Tavera by General Motors India for violation of emission norms and it will decide if any penal action would be taken against the company.

  • Cairn India net drops 18%

    New Delhi: Cairn India today reported 18 per cent drop in the April-June quarter net profit as a rise in government’s share of oil from its showpiece Rajasthan fields and lower prices negatived record oil production.

  • Jet-Etihad deal: Agencies in a huddle on ‘control’ issue

    Mumbai: As Jet-Etihad deal continues to face regulatory hurdles, the government and market regulator Sebi today said consultations are underway between various agencies on whether the deal amounts to transfer of ‘control’ in the Indian carrier to foreign hands.
    Naresh Goyal-led Jet announced in April that it wishes to sell 24 per cent stake in the company to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways in a deal valued at over Rs 2,000 crore.

  • Ponzi schemes: Sebi launches 550 prosecution cases

    Mumbai: Showing a strong will to take on the perpetrators of illegal money collection schemes, Sebi today said it has launched as many as 550 prosecution cases against those collecting public money in such fraudulent manner.

  • Nitish dismisses rift with Sharad over midday meal tragedy

    Patna: Dismissing any rift with JD(U) president Sharad Yadav over the midday meal tragedy, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said there was a conspiracy behind the incident and opposition charges against him were a reflection of ‘dirty politics’.

  • Court likely to pronounce verdict in Batla house encounter

    New Delhi: A Delhi court is likely to pronounce tomorrow its verdict on the controversial 2008 Batla House police encounter case in which lone suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Shahzad Ahmad has been facing trial.

  • India raises incursions issue with China

    New Delhi: India today raised the issue of recent Chinese incursions at the official-level talks during which the two sides discussed ways to make working mechanisms more efficient with the possibility of additional confidence-building measures.

  • Pilot among two killed in chopper crash in Uttarakhand

    Dehradun: A private helicopter on its way to Kedarnath area in flood-hit Uttarakhand crashed today in bad weather after apparently hitting a mountain, killing two persons including the pilot.

  • Pranab congratulates Queen Elizabeth

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee today congratulated Queen Elizabeth II on the birth of her great-grandson and newest member of the British Royal family.

  • UP police stops Varun’s cavalcade

    Lucknow: Citing security reasons, BJP leader Varun Gandhi’s cavalcade was today stopped by the Uttar Pradesh police from entering a Muslim-dominated area in the state.

  • Cong disapproves of MPs’ letter to Obama over Modi visa

    New Delhi: Congress today sought to disapprove of the move by MPs writing to US President Barack Obama seeking denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying the “nation is bigger than politics”.

  • Diabetes tied to increased disability risk

    Melbourne: Older adults with diabetes are up to 80 per cent more likely to have a physical disability than those without the disease, according to a review of 26 studies.

  • Now, patch to make you invisible to mosquitoes

    Washington: Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have developed the world’s first lightweight patch that can make people ‘invisible’ to pesky mosquitoes and could prove key in the battle against malaria.

  • Shrien Dewani to be extradited to South Africa to stand trial

    London: Indian-origin businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of plotting the murder of his wife during their honeymoon in 2010, will be extradited from Britain to South Africa to stand trial, a court here ruled today.

  • Rajnath rakes up rights violation issue in Gilgit Baltistan

    Washington: On a five-day visit to the US, BJP President Rajnath Singh has raked up the issue of human rights violations and oppression of the people of Gilgit Baltistan in the illegally occupied parts of Jammu and
    Kashmir.

  • Clearest new images of immune cells captured

    London: Scientists have captured new images which provide the clearest picture yet of how white blood immune cells attack viral infections and tumours.

  • Optimists cope better with stress

    Toronto: People who are optimistic are better at regulating stress as the hormone cortisol tends to be more stable in those with positive personalities, a new study has found.

  • Two killed in explosion at Beijing bakery

    Beijing: At least two people were killed and 19 others injured when a huge explosion reportedly caused by leaking gas blew up a bakery in downtown Beijing today.