Free Press Journal
  • Rupee logs biggest loss in 3 weeks, down 36 p at 62.20 vs USD

    Mumbai: The rupee fell 36 paise, its biggest loss in three weeks, to close at 62.20 versus the dollar today as pent up demand of the American currency and a drop in regional currencies weighed.
    The local currency dropped on a day when the equity benchmark Sensex spurted by over 170 points.

  • Budget cheer continues, Sensex jumps 170 pts to 3-week high

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today shot up 170 points to end at a nearly three-week high on gains in banking, capital goods and auto shares as investors continued to cheer the interim budget proposals, amid firm global cues.

  • BJP hits out at Congress, AAP

    New Delhi: The BJP today accused Congress and Aam Aadmi Party of working hand in glove to prevent the saffron party from coming to power both at the Centre and in Delhi in the upcoming elections and would “expose” their motive.

  • CBI receives reference to probe Nido’s killing

    New Delhi: CBI has received a reference from the Centre to probe the killing of 19-year-old youth Nido Tania allegedly by a group of traders in Lajpat Nagar area here on January 29.

  • Sanjay Dutt’s parole extended again by a month

    Pune: The parole of actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, has been extended by one more month by the district authorities, sanctioning his request on the ground of his wife Manyata’s illness.

  • Parliamentary panel recommends amendment of Railways Act

    New Delhi: Taking note of inordinate delays in execution of railway projects due to problem in land acquisition, a parliamentary committee has recommended amendment in the Railway Act 1989 to make the process easier.

  • Major developments in history of Telangana

    Hyderabad: With the Lok Sabha passing the bill for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh Tuesday, decks have been cleared for formation of Telangana as 29th state in India. Following are the major events in the history of Telangana since 1948:

  • Congress has betrayed Seemandhra people, says Modi

    Davengere: On a day when the Telangana bill was moved in the Lok Sabha, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Tuesday accused the Congress of betraying the Seemandhra people by planning to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh without addressing their concerns.

  • Telangana proceedings murder of democracy: TDP MP

    New Delhi: A Telugu Desam Party (TDP) lawmaker Tuesday said the manner in which the Telangana bill was taken up in the Lok Sabha was a “murder of democracy”.

  • Facing terror link barb, Bihar minister uses SRK dialogue

    Patna: “My name is Shahid Ali Khan but I am not a terrorist,” said the Bihar Minister for Minority Affairs who came under attack by Opposition over his alleged links with Pakistan ISI and terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen(IM).

  • AP Cong minister quits over bifurcation issue

    Hyderabad:  In a setback to the ruling Congress in Coastal Andhra, state Infrastructure and Investment Minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao today quit his post and the party in protest against the Centre going ahead with state’s division.

  • Gadkari files defamation complaint against Kejriwal

    New Delhi: BJP leader Nitin Gadkari today filed a criminal defamation complaint before a court here against former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly defaming him by including his name in the Aam Aadmi Party’s list of “India’s most corrupt”.

  • SC seeks explanation on Italian Marines from central govt

    New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to explain the law under which they would try the two Italian marines who have been accused of killing two Indian fishermen.

  • NSG brings its VVIPs under bomb threat security cover

    New Delhi: The NSG, which guards some of the top ‘Z+’ category of protectees, has now brought its VVIPs under an enhanced security shield against explosives and bomb explosions while they travel across the country.