Free Press Journal
  • FM meets top officials as Re slide, stock mrkt crash continue

    New Delhi: Amid a continued slide in the value of rupee and stock market crash, Finance Minister P Chidambaram for the third day in a row held meeting with top officials and Reserve Bank Governor-designate Raghuram Rajan to take stock of the situation.

  • Maruti launches Stingray with prices starting at Rs 4.1 lakh

    New Delhi: Looking to beat the slowdown blues, country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today launched a compact car Stingray, priced between Rs 4.1 lakh and Rs 4.67 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

  • Rupee hits new low vs British pound; breaches Rs 101-level

    New Delhi: Weighed down by domestic economic concerns and global headwinds, the rupee today hit a new intra-day low of Rs 101.3 against the British pound and closed below Rs 100-level for the first time in the history.

  • Gold futures rebound, up 1.30% as Re plunges to new low

    New Delhi: After remaining weak in early trade, gold futures prices recovered by 1.30 per cent to Rs 31,214 per 10 grams today, largely on the back of of depreciating rupee which plunged to a fresh low.

  • Court rejects RTL plea for deferring Anil Ambani’s deposition

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today dismissed Reliance Telecom Ltd’s plea for postpone ent of examination of additional witnesses — Reliance ADAG Chairman Anil Ambani and his wife Tina — in the 2G case saying no prejudice would be caused to any accused by their deposition.

  • Govt ‘lackadaisical’ in probing tapes’ leak: Tata in SC

    New Delhi: With Ratan Tata watching proceedings, his lawyer today told the Supreme Court that the government has been “lackadaisical” in finding out how the tapped telephonic conversations of Niira Radia with top politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen including him were leaked.

  • Egypt’s new constitution may ban Morsi’s party

    Cairo: Religious parties in Egypt like that of ousted President Mohammed Morsi’s party may face dissolution while the ban on deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak’s party could be revoked under a proposed new constitution that seeks to overhaul the country’s political system.

  • Maha govt to issue ordinance for anti-superstition legislation

    Mumbai: Taking cognisance of the massive outpouring of public grief and anger over Narendra Dabholkar’s killing, Maharashtra government today decided to promulgate an ordinance for enacting a bill against black magic, blind faith and superstition, for which the activist waged a long battle.

  • Chinese troops intrude into Arunachal, stay for over two days

    Itanagar: In yet another face-off with Indian Army similar to the one in Ladakh, Chinese troops reportedly intruded more than 20 kilometres inside Indian territory in Chaglagam area of Arunachal Pradesh last week and stayed there for over two days.

  • Curfew lifted in Kishtwar

    Kishtwar: Curfew was today lifted in Kishtwar, 13 days after restrictions were imposed there following communal strife, as the situation was returning to normal.

  • JD(U) blames Cong, BJP for Parliament impasse

    New Delhi: Blaming Congress and BJP for the impasse in Parliament, JD (U) today made a strong pitch for smooth functioning of both Houses, asking the two national parties to sit together and resolve the deadlock.

  • Pak resorts to unprovoked firing on Indian posts in Ladakh

    New Delhi: Violating the ceasefire yet again, Pakistani troops resorted to “unprovoked” firing on Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Ladakh last night which was retaliated by the Indian side.

  • ‘US linking Pak madrassa with terror underscores our position’

    New Delhi: A day after the US designated a Pakistani madrassa as a terrorist organisation supporting the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Al Qaeda and Taliban, India today said it only confirms the long-held position that terror networks exist there and need to be dismantled.

  • New mental health bill decriminalises suicide

    New Delhi: The new mental health care bill, which seeks to decriminalise suicide and makes access to affordable mental health care a right for all, was introduced in Rajya Sabha this week.

  • Graft complaints on the rise in railways

    New Delhi: The complaints of irregularities in Railways is on the rise despite its claims of having a robust vigilance organisation which works continously to curb corrupt practices.

  • Appetite hormone misfires in obese people

    Berlin: Scientists have found that obese people lose their ability to feel full after a meal because a hormone involved in regulating appetite misfires in them.

  • Egypt’s new constitution may ban Mursi’s party

    Cairo: Religious parties in Egypt like  the Freedom and Justice Party of ousted President Morsi may face dissolution while the ban on deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak’s party could be revoked under a proposed new constitution that seeks to overhaul the country’s political system.