Free Press Journal
  • Tata Power exits Indonesian coal firm Arutmin for $500 mn

    New Delhi : Tata Power announced the sale of its 30 per cent stake in Indonesian coal company PT Arutmin for USD 500 million (Rs 3,150 crore) to cut its debt. The development comes in the wake of the company’s Mundra UMPP project facing under recovery challenges.

  • TDSAT clears air on spectrum quantum but 2G ghost hounds RComm, Tata Tele

    NEW DELHI :  After years of confusion, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal today clarified that the contracted quantum of spectrum under the 2G licences was 6.2 MHz and not 4.4 MHz, and said Aircel Ltd and Dishnet Wireless Ltd will be entitled to the same in eight and three circles, respectively.

  • Uday Chopra: Vrooming ahead!

    Pratishtha Malhotra listens on as Uday Chopra excitedly reveals details of his production house in Los Angeles – one forthcoming film even stars Nicole Kidman! (more…)

  • Rescind Jan 1 deadline for new voters:EC

    New Delhi : In a bid to ensure that young citizens are registered as voters as soon as they turn 18, the Election Commission has asked the government to do away with the January 1 as deadline for the purpose as it deprives several youths from participating in the electoral exercise. According to the Election Commissions guidelines on enrolment of voters, for an election to be held in a particular year,

  • FY13 GDP growth estimate cut to 4.5% from 5% earlier

    NEW DELHI :  The Central Statistics Office trimmed its estimate on India’s gross domestic product growth in 2012-13 (Apr-Mar) to 4.5% from 5.0% earlier. The revision is primarily on account of a sharp upward correction in the base year. The GDP growth at 4.5% is the lowest since 2002-03 (Apr-Mar), when the economy had expanded 4.0%.

  • Ayushmann heading towards stardom

    Sleepless nights, travelling back and forth, shooting day and night. Yes! This is the life an actor who dreams of being a star. Ayushmann Khurrana is shooting for YRF’s ‘Bewakoofiyan’ and ‘Dum Lagaake Haisha’ and is juggling both films together.

  • New power bloc likely at Centre:Nitish

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday hinted at the formation of a coalition of like-minded parties against theCongress and BJP before Lok Sabha polls but refused to call it a Third or Fourth front.

  • Death penalty likely for Boston bomber?

    Washington : The United States is to seek a rare federal death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving young student accused of the Boston marathon bombings, Attorney General Eric Holder has said, reports AFP.

  • Fiscal deficit in April-Dec hits 95% of annual target

    New Delhi :  Country’s fiscal deficit touched Rs 5,16,390 crore or 95.2 per cent of the annual target during April-December, the Controller General of Accounts said.

  • Air India to seek nod to issue tax-free bonds

    NEW DELHI :  Air India is planning to seek approval from the finance ministry for raising 100 bln rupees yet again through tax-free bonds on the lines of infrastructure companies like India Infrastructure Finance Co and Indian Railway Finance Corp, a company official said.

  • MBMC crackdown on illegal towers continues

    Bhayandar : After cracking down on illegal shops, bungalows and industrial units, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), seems to have taken a tough stand against multi-storey towers that have been illegally constructed by fly-by-night builders.

  • SpiceJet, IndiGo launch second fare war with 30% discount

    Mumbai/New Delhi :  A second round of fare war was unleashed by SpiceJet today, with Jet Airways and no-frill carriers IndiGo, GoAir and JetKonnect jumping into the race to offer limited period, low-priced air tickets to customers.

  • Andheri Block Congress Committee meet

    Andheri Block Congress Committee had recently organised a meeting at Malkhani Hall to discuss some important issues. During the meeting, former Municipal Councillor, Barudgar Abdul Ajij Bablu urged present congressmen to strengthen the party and make sure that Gurudas kamat (MP) is seen in the parliament again. Present for the meeting was block president Vinod Khajne, Mumbai Mahiala Vice President

  • Dr Ajeenkya DY Patil inaugurates Samsung Gallery

    Dr. Ajeenkya DY Patil, Chairman of the DY Patil Group, inaugurated a Samsung smartphone gallery at L.J. Road, Mahim West, Mumbai, as the Chief Guest Arun Chavan, Zonal Sales Manager Samsung, Mumbai Region was also present at the venue. Dr. Ajeenkya DY Patil while addressing the guests said, “I am really glad to have inaugurated this gallery today as I

  • Accident prone: Ranveer, Shah Rukh, Arshad

    This totally seems like the season of accidents and injuries. A while back Ranveer Singh was getting injured time and again while filming ‘Gunday’ and then a door fell on Shah Rukh Khan’s head while shooting Farah Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’. He is resting now to be back real soon.