Free Press Journal
  • Re breaches 62-mark for 1st time, ends at record low of 61.65

    Mumbai: The rupee today plunged to lifetime low of 62.03 before recovering to close at a record low of 61.65 against the dollar as local stocks crashed amid fears the RBI’s curbs on forex outflows would lead to a return of capital controls.

  • Heathrow Airport on high alert over Qaeda terror threat:report

    London: UK’s busiest airport Heathrow has been put on high terror alert after “credible” intelligence emerged that al-Qaeda is plotting attacks, including strike by women suicide bombers with explosives concealed in breast implants, a media report said today.

  • Tata Docomo launches broadband plans with free tablets

    New Delhi: In a bid to promote high-speed wired broadband service, Tata Docomo today launched plans with speed of up to 100 Mbps wherein the company is offering free tablet PCs ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 40,000 for all annual subscription plans starting from Rs 1,099 per month.

  • Modi can be a better PM than Rahul: Cong leader Sadhu Yadav

    Ahmedabad: RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s estranged brother-in-law and Bihar Congress leader Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, who met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi here today, feels that the BJP strongman has better qualities to become Prime Minister than Rahul Gandhi.

  • Restrain order sought on Aug 21 auto & taxi strike

    Mumbai: A city-based NGO today approached the Bombay High Court seeking it to restrain auto rickshaws and taxi unions to go ahead with their strike on August 21.

  • 2G: arguments on pleas for joint trial to be heard on Aug 23

    New Delhi:  A Delhi court today fixed August 23 for hearing the arguments on separate pleas filed by Essar Teleholdings Limited (ETHL) and another accused in 2G spectrum allocation scam seeking a joint trial in the case.

  • Illegal bungalow of Minister’s kin demolished: NMMC tells HC

    Mumbai: The controversial ‘Glass House’ bungalow built illegally by nephew of a Maharashtra Minister on a 301 square metre CIDCO plot in neighbouring Navi Mumbai has been demolished, the civic body informed the Bombay High Court today.

  • All personnel aboard sunken sub feared dead: Indian Navy

    Mumbai: The Indian Navy said Friday there were no  likely survivors on the INS Sindhurakshak submarine which exploded,  caught fire and sank in Mumbai early Wednesday with 18 personnel on board.

  • Congress slams Chouhan Govt, says ruling BJP on its way out

    Mandla (MP): Opposition Congress leaders in Madhya Pradesh today slammed the BJP Government for its alleged misrule and corruption which they said had made life of the common man in the state miserable.

  • Doc leaves needle in body, hospital to pay Rs 3.1 L to woman

    New Delhi: A city-based private hospital has been asked by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 3.1 lakh as compensation to a woman after one of its doctors left a needle in her body after delivering her baby.

  • Sand mining: SC asks NGT to consider MP govt plea in a week

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the National Green Tribunal to consider within a week the plea of Madhya Pradesh government seeking modification of its order putting a blanket ban on sand mining without any licence or environmental clearance from river beds across the country.

  • Five-year-old rape victim deposes in court

    New Delhi: A five-year-old girl, who was raped allegedly by two youths in east Delhi leading to a huge protest, today appeared before a court here and recorded her statement.

  • Modi, a proverbial frog: Khurshid

    Dehradun: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today likened Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to the proverbial frog just out of the well, fumbling for the right place in the big wide world.

  • Don’t escape responsibility by blaming Centre: Hurriyat to Omar

    Srinagar: A day after Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah claimed that national leaders were treating the state and its people differently and “fuelling alienation”, moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference today said mainstream parties including National Conference cannot escape the responsibility by blaming New Delhi.

  • Egypt’s Brotherhood holds ‘Friday of anger’, clashes erupt

    Cairo: Clashes erupted today amid heavy troop deployment in Egypt with Muslim Brotherhood protesters thronging the streets as part of their call for a “Friday of anger” to protest a brutal crackdown on supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi that killed over 638 people.