Free Press Journal
  • Govt defers decision on easing visa norms for China

    New Delhi: The Memorandum of Understanding between India and China on a liberalised visa policy for their professionals and tourists visiting the other country is not likely to be signed during the visit of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Beijing next week.

  • EC approves distribution of caps, stickers for electioneering

    New Delhi: Ending confusion over the issue, the Election Commission today clarified that distribution of “small items” such as caps, flags and stickers bearing names and symbols of political parties are allowed for publicity campaigns by the parties for the upcoming assembly polls.

  • Surat police in Jaipur, Ratlam to collect clues against Sai

    Surat: The Surat police approached a local court for a non-bailable warrant against self-styled godman Asaram’s son Narayan Sai who is on the run and sent teams to Jaipur and Ratlam to search for him after a complaint of sexual assault lodged by two sisters against the father-son duo.

  • BJP govt in MP has opened “University of Corruption”: Rahul

    Gwalior: Launching Congress’ poll campaign in Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi today charged the BJP government in the state has opened “an University of corruption” and promised to change things by ushering in rule of the youth.

  • Climate change to undermine world ocean systems by 2100

    Washington: Scientists have found that no corner of the world ocean will be untouched by climate change by 2100, with the sea experiencing the simultaneous effects of warming, acidification and oxygen depletion.

  • Coal allocation scam trail goes all the way to PM: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today alleged that the trail of the coal scam goes all the way to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh since he was the final signatory for all the allocations and sought to know how Coal Secretary P C Parakh is being held responsible but not the minister who held the portfolio.

  • Gold, silver zoom on hectic demand, firm global cues

    Mumbai: Gold climbed to hit more than five- week high at the bullion market here today on hectic demand from stockists and traders triggered by a surge in global market amidst festival and marriage season off-take.

  • Munde’s “downfall” has started with MCA setback: NCP

    Mumbai: Reacting to senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde’s ouster from the election to the post of the president of Mumbai Cricket Association, NCP today said it was the beginning of his downfall.

  • ​Oral cholera vaccine gives five-year protection

    Seoul: Scientists, including Indian researchers, have found that an oral cholera vaccine provides sustained protection against the disease in humans for up to five years.

  • Bobby Jindal forms group to win ‘war of ideas’

    Washington: Louisiana’s Indian-American governor Bobby Jindal, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, plans to create a policy-focused nonprofit group to help Republicans shed their image as “the party of no.”

  • HC allows animal lover to keep dogs in her flat

    Mumbai: In an interim relief to an animal lover, the Bombay High Court today ruled that she may be allowed to keep 12 dogs in her suburban Andheri flat until further orders.

  • Mumbai gangrape: photojournalist faints in court

    Mumbai: The 23-year-old photojournalist in the Mumbai gangrape case today identified her assaulters and fainted inside the court during her four-hour deposition following which she was taken to a city hospital.

  • Rupee gains most in two weeks, up 60 paise to 61.23 vs dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee had its biggest gain in two weeks, rising 60 paise to 61.23 against the dollar today, after US lawmakers reached a deal to end the government shutdown and temporarily avoid a debt default.

  • Sensex falls 132 points, most this month; IT stocks decline

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex fell 132 points, the most this month, dragged down by IT stocks as investors shrugged off a deal reached by US lawmakers to end the government shutdown and increase the debt ceiling.