Free Press Journal
  • LeT threat to blow up Haridwar rly station

    Haridwar : A letter purportedly by terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba has threatened to blow up Haridwar railway station and temples which abound in the city on December 29, police said. In the letter to Haridwar Railway Station Superintendent Gopal Krishna Das, a man introducing himself as LeT Area Commander Karim Ansari issued the threat saying the outfit will blow up the Haridwar railway station and temples in the city on December 29, police said, quoting

  • Yechury accuses govt of mischief

    New Delhi : Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday accused the government of indulging in “mischief” and carrying out “selective propaganda” on the issue of controversial ordinance on disqualification of convicted lawmakers. “While we don’t know who is behind this, it shows how the government is selectively leaking” information on the August 13 (all-party) meeting in which, the government claims that all parties supported the bill, Yechury told PTI.     “This is mischief.

  • BJP ridicules Cong for justifying Rahul action

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday ridiculed the Congress and the Government for justifying Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s arrogance of going berserk on the binned Ordinance to protect convicted politicians and giving him credit for forcing its withdrawal. The credit must go to President Pranab Mukherjee who refused to sign the Ordinance and “the country will remain ever obliged to him” for this act after the BJP knocked at his

  • Cong links Modi’s ‘toilet’ remark to Ayodhya row

    New Delhi : Ridiculing Narendra Modi for his “toilets first, temples later” remark, Congress on Thursday linked it to the Ayodhya issue and asked BJP and RSS to clarify whether they support the statement of their chosen prime ministerial candidate.
    Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh wondered whether VHP, RSS and BJP would react the same way as they didwhen BSP founder late Kashiram had suggested public toilet complex should be made at the disputed site

  • FULL THROTTLE CCEA clears Jet, Etihad deal

    New Delhi: Paving the way for the biggest ever foreign investment in India’s aviation sector, the Union Cabinet on Thursday cleared Jet Airways’ proposed sale of 24% equity to Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, days after the Rs 2,058 crore deal got regulatory clearances.”Yes, it has been cleared,” said Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The approval from Competition Commission

  • Kunal threatens to reveal names of beneficiaries

    Kolkata : Dissident Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh threatened to reveal names of nine persons, who were benefited from Sudipta Sen, if the Saradha Group Chairman failed to disclose their names to the police. “Sen’s letter to the CBI was a deep-rooted conspiracy with many inconsistencies. I shall request Sen to reveal those names who benefited from him either directly or indirectly,” Ghosh told reporters after his six-hour interrogation at the Bidhannagar

  • Rupee can move towards 60/$ if inflows pick up: FM

    Srinagar : The Indian rupee can appreciate to 60 to a dollar if the inflows continue to pick up as they did in the last three weeks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Thursday.
    The rupee, which hit an all-time low of 68.80 against the dollar on August 28, has since recovered some of the losses due to steps taken by the Reserve Bank of India and the government, and following the US Federal Reserve’s

  • US Shutdown: Obama refuses to negotiate

    Washington : The political impasse in the US Congress over budget showed no signs of easing as the first meeting between President Barack Obama and lawmakers since a budget deadlock shut wide swaths of the federal government failed to yield any result, reports PTI. Obama told lawmakers that he is not going to negotiate over the need for Congress to act to reopen the government or to raise the debt limit to pay the

  • Sensex surges 385 pts

    Mumbai :The Sensex soared 385 points (nearly 2%) on Thursday to a one-week high on Thursday as the partial US government shutdown eased fears among investors of the Federal Reserve tapering its stimulus programme.
    The Sensex opened higher at 19,585.79 and advanced to the day’s high of 19,929.24 before ending at 19,902.07, a gain of 384.92 points or 1.97 per cent. The Nifty on the NSE rose 129.65 points, or 2.24%, to finish at 5,909.70.

  • M&A value down 6.8% to $23.8 bn in Jan-Sept 2013

    Mumbai: Mergers & acquisition (M&A) deals involving Indian companies in the first nine months of 2013 in value terms were down 6.8 per cent at USD 23.8 billion, says a report. M&A deals at USD 23.8 billion for January-September this year is the lowest in the last four years. The previous lowest figure for the same period was USD 14.9 billion in 2009. However, according to the report, total cross-border M&As grew 36.7 per

  • Weekend Guide

    Food Special Navratri  Vrat Thali :
    What: Khandani Rajdhani introduces a special Vrat thali during the auspicious period of Navratri. The special Vrat Thali at Khandani Rajdhani includes a wide variety of delectable dishes such as Rajgire ka thepla, Sabudana Khichdi, Singadeke Pakode, Rajgire ki kadhi, Sabudana Wada, Rajgire ki puri, Paneer Tomato, Alu Sukha Bhaji, Sabudana Upwas Papad, Soma Rice, Tomato Char, Rajgara Kadhi, Shrikhand, fruit cut salad, Khopra Chutney, etc. So relish these

  • Real, PSG dominate, Man United struggle

    Madrid : Real Madrid produced dominant performances in the Champions League as Cristiano Ronaldo found the net on a good night for Europe’s top forwards.
    Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria scored two goals each for Real Madrid in a 4-0 rout of Copenhagen, while Zlatan Ibrahimovic notched a brace for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 demolition of Benfica. They were all outdone by Kostas Mitroglou, who scored a hat trick to lead Olympiakos to a

  • A productive weekend

    Natural Organic Products: The annual Farmers’ Market organised by eco advocate Kavita Mukhi returns for its fifth season on, at the Maharashtra Nature Park. Organic veggies and fruits, plus stalls selling organic products and fresh food. This year, there will also be a Slow Food counter, set up in association with the global movement that pushes the pleasure of consuming good food. The market will be held every Sunday until March 23, 2014, except

  • Globe Trotting

    Russia charges 18 Greenpeace activists with piracy :-
    Moscow: A court in Russia has charged 18 of the 30 activists from the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise, who were arrested last month, with piracy. Fourteen of the activists were charged with piracy on Wednesday, the Greenpeace press service told ITAR-TASS on Thursday. The other 16, including four who had already been charged similarly, were on Thursday morning brought to the investigation department in the city of

  • CCEA nod to ONGC, Oil India’s stake buy in Mozambique block

    New Delhi: Indian firms likely to hold 30% interest in the block
    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on thursday cleared theproposal of ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas investment arm of Oil and NaturalGas Corp Ltd, to acquire stake in Rovuma Area 1 offshore block in Mozambique,a government release said. n August, ONGC Videsh Ltd signed a definitive agreement to acquire 10%participating interest in the Rovuma Area 1 offshore block in Mozambique for$2.64 bln rupees

  • ‘HIDDEN AGENDA WAS TO LOOT PUBLIC MONEY’

    Judge who delivered verdict says high-level politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen connived  and entered into a criminal conspiracy for fraudulent withdrawal of money by  forging documents:-