Free Press Journal
  • Indices fall for 1st time in 6 days on Russia-Ukraine war talk

    Mumbai:Indian benchmark indices today fell for the first time in six days on rising concerns over weak domestic economic growth and a global market meltdown on fears of an imminent war between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Guj not top FDI destination; Modi being marketed well: Sharma

    Mumbai: Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma today termed the Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi as someone who is being “packaged and marketed” well.

  • Stop criticising Afridi now: Qadir

    New Delhi: Legendary Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir feels maverick allrounder Shahid Afridi has faced unwarranted criticism throughout his career but now the fault-finding should stop following his heroics against India in Asia Cup yesterday.

  • SC issues notice to Centre, states on rights of HIV+ students

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today issued notice to Centre and all states on a PIL to declare HIV affected children as a disadvantaged group under the Right of Education Act to ensure they got education without discrimination.

  • Tata Volunteering Week launched in Jamshedpur

    Jamshedpur: Tata Sustainability Group launched a community welfare programme involving its employees to mark the 175th birth anniversary of the conglomerate’s founder Jamsetji Tata in the steel city here today.

  • Sensex down 173 pts on Russia-Ukraine war talk, weak eco data

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today fell over 173 points, its first drop in six sessions, to end below the 21,000-mark on economic growth concerns and global meltdown due to fears of war between Ukraine and Russia.

  • Services through to national basketball semis

    New Delhi: Services Monday stunned Indian Railways 104-72 to move into the semifinals of the 64th National Basketball Championship being held at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here.

  • Unhappy over Paswan, some BJP leaders skip Modi rally

    Muzaffarpur: Unhappy over the BJP’s decision to ally with Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP for the Lok Sabha election, some senior BJP leaders kept away from Narendra Modi’s rally here Monday.

  • Makeshift egg repairs help survival of rare parrot

    Wellington: Tape and a bit of glue have helped save the life of a hatching chick of one of the world’s rarest birds, New Zealand conservation officials said Monday.

  • Nepal to form task force to tackle trade deficit

    Kathmandu: Desperate to cut down its ballooning trade deficit, the Nepal government plans to set up a high-level task force to handle the issue within a couple of months, an official said Monday.

  • Goa crime detection increased by 67 pc: Governor

    Panaji: The detection of crime in Goa has increased by 67.30 per cent during the current government’s tenure, state Governor B V Wanchoo told the Assembly today.

  • Former TRAI Chairman JS Sarma passes away

    New Delhi: Former TRAI Chairman JS Sarma, an advocate of telecom sector reforms, has passed away after an illness. He was 65.

  • Diabetes, obesity more common in poor regions: Study

    Berlin: The place where you live can increase the risk of developing diabetes and obesity with the risks being more if you are living in socio-economically deprived regions, claims a new research.

  • Don’t see RR engine deal probe as impacting on forces’

    Nay Pyi Taw: The probe into alleged graft in the purchase of Rolls Royce engines for the Hawk advanced jet trainer (AJT) was only  logical and must not be taken as leading to a no-aircraft scenario for the defence forces, a top Indian official said Monday.

  • Chit Funds reappearing across Bengal: Minister

    Kolkata: After a gap of more than a year, the chit fund companies have started reappearing in West Bengal, especially in the rural areas, a state minister said today.

  • SMS alert service for waitlisted rail passengers launched

    New Delhi: Now you will no longer have to dial 139 or visit the rail website to check the status of your waitlisted ticket as the railways will now send booking status messages to passengers on mobile phones, if the tickets get confirmed before the journey.

  • Gold gains Rs 200 on strong global cues

    New Delhi: Snapping its two-day falling trend, gold prices recovered by Rs 200 to Rs 31,300 per ten grams in the national capital today on brisk buying by stockists and strong global cues.