Free Press Journal
  • Re looks set to kiss $ at 70

    Posts biggest day fall in 18 years, ends at 68.85 per dollar; Markets bounce after 500 point crash  


    Mumbai : Gold prices on Wednesday soared by Rs 2,500 — the largest increase in a day — to scale a new peak of Rs 34,500 in Delhi’s bullion market as investors rushed to buy the precious metal. The gold rush is explained by the fact that with both equities and the rupee tumbling there is no other place left for investors to park funds, except bullion.

  • Tata laments the leadership deficit in UPA

    New Delhi : A leadership deficit is aggravating the economic crisis in India, Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has said, adding that the country has lost the confidence of the world.

  • Sonia now eyeing the land acquisition bill

    New Delhi : Congress president Sonia Gandhi has impressed upon her floor managers in Parliament to now ensure that the long pending Land Acquisition Bill, one of the major political promises by her son Rahul, gets past all hurdles.

  • Syria, Iran warn of strike against Israel

    Tehran : Syria and Iran have threatened to attack Israel in retaliation for any Western military action, with some reports indicating strikes against the regime could begin later this week.

  • Sanatan activist detained in Goa

    Mumbai  : Under fire for not being able to nab the assailants of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar, the Pune police have finally detained a suspect – a member of Sanatan Santsha, an extreme right wing Hindutva outfit, which was working at cross purposes with Dabholkar over the black magic and superstition bill.

  • Sodomy row rocks reputed IT City school

    Bangalore : In a shocking incident that has brought shame to the IT city of Bangalore, a class IV student of a reputed school here was allegedly sexually assaulted by his seniors.

  • Cops want another statement from gang rape victim

    Mumbai : The Mumbai gang rape survivor has been discharged from the hospital. She was released late on Tuesday night but the hospital management put out a statement only on Wednesday to maintain the girl’s privacy on the request of the relatives.

  • Durga suspension being revoked

    LUCKNOW: IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who has been caught in the political crossfire between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party, following her suspension by the Uttar Pradesh government last month on questionable grounds, met Mulayam Singh Yadav last week. The meeting has raised the possibility that her suspension may be revoked soon. Sources said the 28-year-old officer was advised to take a political recourse to end her suspension.

  • Teen is unstable, says Asaram son

    Jodhpur: The teenager who has accused Asaram Bapu of sexually assaulting her at his ashram in Jodhpur is “mentally ill,” the spiritual leader’s son, Narayan Sai, said on Wednesday. He said the 72-year-old spiritual guru did spend over an hour in a room alone with the teen, but committed no crime. He reasoned,  ”How is it possible that for an hour I keep my hand over her mouth, she keeps screaming and

  • Centre advisory on Bapu Asaram

    New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday asked the Rajasthan government not to give special treatment to self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, who is accused in a sexual assault case. In an advisory, the Home Ministry said the Rajasthan government should not give Asaram Bapu any preferential treatment, and treat him as a commoner. The controversial godman has sought more time from Jodhpur Police, which is probing the case, to appear before it for

  • UP vetting Nagpal’s reply, suspension may be revoked

    Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday ordered a probe into the ‘so-called’ discrepancies highlighted in suspended IAS officer Durga Nagpal’s reply to the charge-sheet filed against her in connection with the demolition of the wall of an under-construction mosque of Gautam Buddha Nagar last month.

  • Three SP MLAs suspended for tarnishing party image

    Lucknow : The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday suspended three party MLAs for indulging in unsocial activities.  The parrty MLAs are alleged to have involved in activities like forcible demolition of the house of a doctor and land-grabbing in different parts of the state. Recently an MLA was also caught while in company of call girls in Goa.

  • India takes up reported ‘intrusion’ by Myanmar

    New Delhi : Myanmarese troops have attempted to construct a defence post and fencing along the border in Manipur where there is no demarcation of boundary between the two countries prompting India to take up the issue.

  • Asaram’s son says assault victim is unstable

    Ahmedabad : Controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu’s son Narayan Sai on Wednesday said the girl, who had levelled charges of sexual abuse against his father, was rpt was ‘mentally unstable’.

  • Digvijay takes jibe at BJP

    New Delhi : Congress leader Digvijay Singh took a dig at the BJP on the Asaram Bapu issue, accusing the opposition party of practicing double standards on crime against women.

  • Fake Khurshid account tweets on Syria cause flutter

    New Delhi: Amid reports of an impending Western military strike on Syria, a fake Twitter account of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid caused a flutter on Wednesday, saying the attack was to begin soon. The imposter Twitter handle ‘Salman Khurshid @IndiaMEA’ complete with a picture of the external affairs minister, had the posts: “US secratary informs our government that an attack on Syria wills start within 48 hrs”. New Delhi complained to