Free Press Journal
  • Oberoi Realty Q4 net profit down 47%

    New Delhi :  Oberoi Realty today reported 47 per cent fall in consolidated net profit at Rs 77.03 crore for the fourth quarter ended March on lower sales. Mumbai-based company had posted a net profit of Rs 145.17 crore in the year-ago period.             Total income fell by 30 per cent to Rs 228.49 crore in the fourth quarter of last fiscal from Rs 325.99 crore in the corresponding period of previous

  • Couple of chinks in EC armour

    The ink-stain on a finger of my left hand has now been reduced to a tiny black speck on my fingernail. It is the only remaining sign of the fact that on the morning of April 10, I went into a room of the local government school and voted. Compare this to my cousins in Kolkata, who will possibly stand in a queue for an hour or more on May

  • Sonakshi Sinha has Rajinikanth impressed!

    Yes, the buzz is that the superstar is mighty impressed by Sonakshi’s acting and quick adaptability! Quite a coup for the actress, who after winning a billion hearts with her stellar performance in ‘Lootera’, is now impressing certain most important folk.

  • No Satyagraha: Why?

    Modern life is so complex that every country has its difficult problems. India is an integral part of the world; she can neither be isolationist nor independent of it. Indian Independence is hardly five years old; Kashmir and refugee rehabilitation were problems enough to occupy India’s entire energies.

  • Four held in China over missing radioactive source

    Beijing : Four people were detained after a missing radioactive source was retrieved in Chinese city of Nanjing, police said on Sunday. The iridium-192 radioactive source went missing Wednesday when four workers with the Tianjin Hongdi Engineering Test Development Co. Ltd. were carrying out tests in a yard of a construction company under China’s oil refiner Sinopec in Nanjing, Xinhua quoted police as saying. Hongdi reported the loss to police late

  • ‘Queen’ all set to be made in Chinese

    After winning the hearts of many in Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Queen’ is all set to be remade in Chinese. The movie caught the producers’ attention at the Busan International Film Festival, who then showed interest in a remake.

  • The buzz on twitter

    Ajay Rai sports party symbol in poll booth

  • Trade-linked laundering on the rise

    New Delhi: There has been a rise in cases of trade-linked money laundering with the revenue intelligence agency having detected over Rs 1,800 crore which was laundered through various fraudulent means in the country during 2013-14. As many as 296 such cases were registered by Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials in the last fiscal, involving a cumulative amount of Rs 1,817 crore. According to DRI, during 2012-13, about 251 cases of

  • Google trying out redesigned Gmail

    Washington: Google is reportedly trailing a newly redesigned Gmail interface. As part of the trial, the company has invited a select group of users to test a completely new interface for the webmail client, says ANI.

  • Scotch whisky group threatens action against Indian blends

    London :  Scotland’s whisky manufacturers have vowed to pursue legal action against the “extremely worrying” quantities of cheap Indian blends being imported into the EU, posing “unfair” competition against “genuine” producers. The Scotch Whisky Association, which has taken legal action against some of the importing companies over the years, urged EU-wide action on the problem in its 2013 annual report released last Friday.

  • Muslims vote in large numbers in Varanasi

    Varanasi : Muslims voted in large numbers Monday in Varanasi, where BJP’s prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi is facing a stiff challenge from the AAP and the Congress.  There were separate serpentine queues of men and women voters in areas like Peeli Kothi and Beniyabagh where most people are Muslims, officials and political activists said.  The huge numbers of voters included women too, many in burqa. There were also the elderly and some

  • SC judgment breaches ‘babudom’

    The last week was exceptional. For the first time, one saw a hole in the iron wall of protection the bureaucracy has been accorded in this country. A landmark judgment by the Supreme Court, declaring Section 6-A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act as unconstitutional, is something to be celebrated.

  • Balaji Amines posts 19% jump in net sales

    Balaji Amines Ltd, the world’s largest producer of DMA-HCL and India’s largest manufacturer of Aliphatic Amines announced its results for FY14. On a year-to-year basis, income increased by 19.2% from Rs. 511.80 cr to Rs. 610.13 cr. Revenue, on an annual basis, increased from Rs. 511.80 cr to Rs. 610.13 cr. The company has declared a dividend of Rs. 1.

  • UK museum launches digital WW-I database

    London : A British museum is launching an ambitious online database to remember the lives of the millions of men and women who served in World War I. The Imperial War Museum hopes that the history project, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of WWI, could form a permanent digital memorial to the scores of soldiers, nurses and others from Britain and the Commonwealth who contributed to the war by

  • Rahul Bose’s first dance number

    Rahul Bose is known for his offbeat choice of cinema, and now the actor is trying his hand at something new, yet again! The actor, who has been in the industry for 20 long years and is currently working on four films, rehearsed his dance steps for a song in a film and recently tweeted about it too.

  • Canara Bank inaugurates new circle office at Salem

    R.K. Dubey, Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank inaugurated the Bank’s new Circle Office at Salem in the presence of V. S. Krishnakumar, Executive Director of the Bank, G.V. Manimaran, Director; Sampath Kumar, General Manager, Salem Circle and other executives of the Bank.