Free Press Journal
  • Rupee logs biggest drop in 2 wks, ends 29 p down vs US dollar

    Mumbai: Logging its biggest loss in two weeks, the rupee today tumbled 29 paise to 62.04 against the dollar, hit by global risk aversion as the Russia-Ukraine conflict threatens to snowball into a full-fledged war.

  • Let all shades of view have free expression, says SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday said India was a mature democracy and there was space for all shades of opinion during the election campaigning before people make a final choice.

  • Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged

    New Delhi: Following his title win at the ATP Dubai 500 event, India’s Rohan Bopanna today jumped four places to 12th in the latest doubles ranking chart.

  • Sangakkara half century takes Sri Lanka to 253/6

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): Kumar Sangakkara continued his impressive run of form with a fine half century before a late flourish powered Sri Lanka to a challenging 253 for six in their Asia Cup match against Afghanistan here today.

  • Rahul confidante Meenakshi Natarajan wins Mandsaur primary

    Neemuch: Sitting Congress MP from Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh, Meenakshi Natarajan today emerged as a consensus candidate through the primary, which is piloted by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, to contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

  • Judge among 11 killed in Pakistan court attack

    Islamabad: At least 11 people, including a judge and three lawyers, were killed and 29 others injured in firing and twin suicide blasts here Monday morning, police said even as the Tehrik-i-Taliban dissociated itself from the incident.

  • 300 medical college teachers resign, doctors continue strike

    Kanpur: Nearly 300 teachers of a medical college here today submitted their resignation to Uttar Pradesh government, even as the agitation by doctors against arrest of 24 junior doctors entered the fourth day.

  • BJP says UPA govt’s action in defence scams was out of compulsion

    NEW DELHI – The Bharatiya Janata Party today said the United Progressive Alliance government was forced to order probe into alleged bribery in purchase of aircraft engines by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd after UK’s Serious Fraud Office arrested an Indian businessman in connection with the case.

  • PM for more cooperation to tackle terror in South, East Asia

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made a strong pitch for a “collective vision” among South and East Asian countries to effectively deal with security challenges emanating from international terrorism, transnational crime and drug trafficking to bring about peace, stability and development in Asia as a whole.

  • NCP minister to fight Munde, actor Madhav in Beed

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party Monday nominated state minister Suresh Dhas to contest the Beed Lok Sabha constituency, held by BJP’s Gopinath Munde, a party spokesperson said.

  • Govt gives NSF status to Hockey India

    New Delhi: Hockey India’s (HI) bid to be the sole body of governance for the national sport in the country, has got a shot in the arm after the Government of India recently accorded it the status of a National Sports Federation (NSF).

  • Aamir Khan, Pappu Yadav to help Mountain Man’s family

    Patna: Days of abject poverty for Bhagirath Manjhi and Basanti Devi, son and daughter-in-law of a man who single-handedly carved out a road by cutting through a hill in Bihar, are likely to end soon.

  • Amarinder blames Badal for denial of reservation to Jat Sikhs

    Chandigarh: Congress leader Amarinder Singh today slammed the Punjab goverment for not making recommendation to the Centre for reservation to Jats under OBC category, saying the community in Punjab was deprived of the benefit.

  • India calls for BIMSTEC cooperation in security, economy

    Nay Pyi Taw:  Seeking to transform BIMSTEC grouping into a “vibrant regional entity”, India today called for greater cooperation in key areas such as security, energy, economy, connectivity and people-to-people contact.

  • Competition Commission plans pact with BRICS grouping

    New Delhi: Fair trade watchdog CCI plans to enter into a pact with the BRICS grouping to boost cooperation in areas including merger deals and global cartel probes that could have implications for competition in the Indian market.