Free Press Journal
  • Raj Babbar

    Congress seeks to end cheap meals controversy


    New Delhi: The Congress Friday sought to end the controversy around the remarks of its leaders Raj Babbar and Rashid Masood that a poor person could have a meal for Rs.12 in Mumbai and Rs.5 in Delhi.

  • Court directs Jail supdt to permit solar scam accused prepare written complaint

    Kochi: A Court in Kerala today directed the Superintendent of Jail for women, Attakulnagara, to permit Saritha S Nair, an accused in the Solar Panel scam, to prepare her written complaint, if any, ‘uninfluenced’ by anybody else and forward the same to the court concerned by July 31.

  • India, France to go for joint production of military hardware

    New Delhi: With the 126 fighter deal in the pipeline, India and France today set out on a course of long-term strategic cooperation with the latter offering to move on from client-seller relationship to joint production of military hardware which could be exported to other countries.

  • Digvijay draws flak for remarks on woman party MP

    Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh courted a fresh controversy when he described party MP Meenakshi Natarajan “sou tanch khara maal” (totally pure), remarks that were slammed as sexist and derogatory.

  • AIIMS board to examine Ajay Chautala’s medical records

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked AIIMS to set up a board of doctors to examine the medical records of Ajay Chautala, Haryana INLD MLA who is serving ten-year jail term after his conviction in teacher recruitment scam.

  • Missing Modi photos on BJP posters not an issue: Sushma Swaraj

    Vidisha: Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj said here today that there is no point in raising the issue of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra M di’s missing photographs from BJP posters all along Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s Janashirwad Yatra route.

  • Guj encounter killings:SC for sharing of Justice Bedi’s report

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today permitted that five reports of a panel headed by its former judge, Justice H S Bedi, which looked into the cases of 22 alleged fake encounter killings in Gujarat between 2002 and 2006, be supplied to the parties involved in the matter.

  • Nepal could be link between India, China: Former Nepal PM

    New Delhi: Former Nepali prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Friday said his country could use its advantageous proximity to India and China to provide transit facilities, and stressed that the Himalayan nation would never allow itself to be used by “inimical elements” for terrorism or other activities.

  • Maratha reservation: Rane panel report by next session

    Mumbai: The committee headed by Industry Minister Narayan Rane on the Maratha reservation issue will submit its report to Maharashtra Government by the win ter session of State Legislature, scheduled in Nagpur, Minister for Social Justice Shivajirao Moghe informed the state Assembly here today.

  • Etihad agrees to cut number of directors on Jet board

    New Delhi: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airlines has agreed to halve the number of directors on the Jet Airways Board to two posts under the Rs 2,058 crore deal, giving the Indian promoters ‘effective control’ of the carrier.

  • Jet surges 17% on hopes of FIPB clearing Etihad deal

    Mumbai: Shares of Jet Airways today shot up over 17 per cent on the hope that FIPB will approve its proposed stake sale to Etihad Airways next week amid reports that the Abu Dhabi-based carrier has agreed to changes giving ‘effective control’ to Indian promoters.

  • HDFC Realty strikes Rs 100-cr property deal for Axis Bank

    Mumbai: In one of the biggest office rental transactions in recent times, private lender Axis Bank is believed to have entered into a property lease deal worth about Rs 100 crore for housing its back office operations.

  • Moily hopes rupee will stabilise soon

    Mumbai: With rupee depreciation increasing losses on fuel sales, Oil Minister M Veerappa Moily today hoped that the currency will stabilise soon helping the oil firms avoid any further rise in petrol and diesel price.

  • Govt commissions study on SEZs

    New Delhi: Concerned over waning interest of investors in SEZs, the government has commissioned a study by economic think tank ICRIER, which will look into issues affect of free trade agreements on these zones.

  • India, Brazil & mobile users lift Facebook count to 1.15 bn

    New York: Buoyed by surging user base in the emerging markets of India and Brazil, social networking giant Facebook has said its monthly active users (MAUs) rose by 21 per cent to 1.15 billion as of June 30, 2013.

  • DoT to take Law Ministry views on legality of SSTL

    New Delhi: Divergent views of two lawyers representing government on Sistema Shyam Teleservices operations between February 15 and March 11, 2013 has prompted DoT to seek the Law Ministry’s opinion on the matter.

  • Swiss bank to pay big money to settle suit

    Washington: Switzerland’s largest bank UBS has agreed to pay $885 million to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to settle claims of violating US securities laws in selling bonds to the two mortgage finance companies, the US federal regulator said.

  • PAC grills Law Secy on AG’s opinions; unhappy with reply

    New Delhi: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today questioned the Law Secretary over two “contradictory” opinions of the Attorney General on a CAG report, with several members expressing unhappiness with his reply.