Free Press Journal
  • S&P maintains negative outlook on India’s rating

    New Delhi: Amid rupee sliding below 64 to a dollar, global agency Standard & Poor’s today said it will maintain negative outlook for the country as currency depreciation is adversely impacting investor confidence.

  • HC reserves judgement on bail pleas in solar panel scam

    Kochi: Kerala High Court today reserved its judgement on the bail pleas of solar panel scam accused Tenny Joppen, former Private Secretary to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and television actress Shalu Menon.

  • Sebi busts SMS scam; warns against unsolicited investment tips

    Mumbai: Using its newly-granted powers to access call data records and conduct surprise visits, capital markets watchdog Sebi has unearthed a large-scale SMS scam wherein fraudsters were luring gullible investors with promise of daily returns of up to Rs 75,000 through mobile messages.

  • J Dey murder case: HC dismisses discharge plea against accused

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today dismissed a discharge plea made by real estate developer Vinod Asrani alias Vinod Chembur, an accused in the murder of journalist Jyotirmoy Dey, after observing that there was prima facie evidence against him.

  • India, China discuss incursions, review ties

    New Delhi: India and China today discussed the recent spate of incursions and ways to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the border areas.

  • Bihar BJP defends resolution on Modi-for-PM candidate

    Patna: The Bihar BJP today sought to make light of the appeal by its central leaders for passing a resolution urging the parliamentary board to decide on the Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s anointment as the prime ministerial candidate and said that the decision was taken in deference to sentiments of the party workers.

  • Disappearing of files bid to shield PM in coal scam: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today alleged the Congress-led government was trying to shield Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the case of missing coal block allocation files and insisted that soft copies of the documents be shared with CBI.

  • Simple blood test to predict suicide risk

    Washington: Researchers have discovered a series of RNA bio-markers in blood that may help identify who is at risk for committing suicide.

  • Kayani had doubts about Taliban involvement in Bhutto’s death

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had expressed doubts about a claim by the regime of his former boss Pervez Musharraf that Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the Pakistani Taliban, a UN investigator has said.

  • Kayani had doubts about Taliban involvement in Bhutto’s death

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani had expressed doubts about a claim by the regime of his former boss Pervez Musharraf that Benazir Bhutto was assassinated by the Pakistani Taliban, a UN investigator has said.

  • Earliest iron artifacts came from outer space

    London: Cosmic jewellery! Some of the earliest iron artifacts ever found – beads strung into a necklace found in a 5000-year-old Egyptian cemetery – were made from a meteorite, archaeologists have found.

  • Beetles eat greedy offspring: study

    London: Scientists have found that burying beetles dish out an unusual punishment to young that nag for food – they eat those who pester their parents the most!

  • India wants substantive talks with Pakistan: Report

    Islamabad: India remains interested in a meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in New York next month, according to a media report Tuesday.

  • Have a swab, get a drink, save a life!

    Washington: Friends of a young Indian-American woman who has been diagnosed with a rare disease have launched a unique drive in a New York bar to get bone marrow donors to save her and others like her.