Free Press Journal
  • ONGC Q3 net jumps 28% as weak rupee boosts sales

    New Delhi :  State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp reported a 28 per cent jump in December quarter as rupee depreciation against US dollar helped it realise more revenues, which neutralised a near record subsidy payout.

  • Airtel, Vodafone win spectrum

    Reliance Jio bid aggressively for both the bands of airwaves on offer – the premium 900 Mega-Hertz and not so efficient 1,800 MHz, but choose spectrum only in the latter band in 14 out of 22 circles (more…)

  • Technology useful in preventing diabetes

    Vienna: Technology plays a crucial role  in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.  It can also be beneficial and cost effective in the prevention of major illnesses like diabetes, says IANS.  Indian diabetes specialist, Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev,  presented his original research on the prevention of progression from pre-diabetes to established diabetes at the 7th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD) at Vienna recently.  New generation Continuous Glucose Monitoring

  • City roundup

    R-Sena chief Anandraj held in 2011 rioting case

  • Anil Kapoor to play a politician?

    Anil Kapoor, the man who doesn’t age at all, will be seen in Sanjay Gupta’s next, titled ‘Mumbai Saga’. Apparently Kapoor’s character would be based on Balasaheb Thackeray and also borrows elements from Vasai-Virar strongman Bhai Thakur and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.

  • Diva-Vasai line to get EMU rakes next year

    Mumbai : After a year of being declared as part of suburban section, the stretch between Diva and Vasai is likely to have local trains with Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) rakes from April 2015. EMU being used

  • Ice storm freezes US

    Washington : A deadly ice storm stranded scores of people on slick roads and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of US homes as winter-weary Americans dug in against Mother Nature’s latest blow, reports AFP. More than 3,700 flights due to take off Thursday were canceled across the United States due to the wintry blast, including well over half of flights at the busiest US airport, Atlanta’s Hartfield International, airline

  • Mid-year review sees econ recovery picking pace

    NEW DELHI : A “decisive pick-up” in economic activity can be gradually expected in the Indian economy over the next few quarters, the Mid-Year Economic Analysis for 2013-14 said.

  • Sikh leader assaulter wanted to scare

    London : A man, who attacked a Sikh religious leader with an axe at a temple in the Britsh city of Leicester last year, told a court that he brought the weapon with the intention of scaring his victim.

  • Sun Pharma ups guidance; Oct-Dec PAT beats Street

    MUMBAI :  Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd’s third-quarter consolidated net profit beat Street estimates, surging 73.7% on year to 15.31 bln rupees. Moreover, the company revised upwards its growth guidance to 29% from 25% earlier for the full year ending March 2014.

  • SC stays HC order on ONGC royalty dues to Gujarat govt with rider

    NEW DELHI :  In a partial relief to Oil and Natural Gas Corp of India Ltd, the Supreme Court conditionally stayed the Gujarat High Court order, which held that the Maharatna company ought to pay to state government royalties on crude oil at pre-discounted rates and also asked the public sector undertaking to pay arrears of around 100 bln rupees royalty to the Gujarat government.

  • ONGC, OIL likely to buy stake in IOC at 10% discount

    New Delhi : The government is likely to sell its 10 % stake in Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) through an off-market deal to state-owned ONGC and OIL at a discount of 10 % over the current market price” a top government official said. Shares of IOC closed at Rs 244.10 per unit, down 5.07 % on the BSE.

  • NGT seeks response over pollution

    Nagpur : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has taken serious note of alarming pollution caused by thermal power plants in Vidarbha using inferior quality coal, in violation of Ministry of Environment and Forests’ norms.

  • Vitamin A rich diet essential for proper lung formation

    New York : In a significant breakthrough, the short-term deficit of vitamin A while the lungs are being formed in the baby during pregnancy has been linked to asthma later in life, says IANS.

  • Museum on heartbreak

    Zagreb (Croatia) : As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, here’s a look at the flip side – about shared possessions that have become casualty of a relationship that has ended. That’s what the Museum of Broken Relationships here is all about. It tells a universal human story about love and heartbreak. This award-winning museum was conceived by artist Dražen Grubišic and film producer Olinka Vištica when their own relationship ended in 2003. 

  • Sensex slips 255 pts to 4-mth low; Cipla tanks

    Mumbai :  The benchmark Sensex plunged 255 points to a four-month closing low of 20,193.35 on poor earnings of Cipla and Coal India, weak global cues and continued worries over the domestic economy.

  • Sushma gets SC relief in election case

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court Thursday stayed the proceedings before the Jabalpur High court in a case challenging the election of BJP leader Sushma Swaraj to the Lok Sabha in 2009 from the Vidisha parliamentary constituency . The bench of Justice S.S. Nijjar and Justice A.K. Sikri stayed the proceedings before the high court on a petition filed by the leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha.On December 3, the