Free Press Journal
  • Over 12 cases of communal violence since LS polls ended: CPI-M

    New Delhi:  Over a dozen cases of communal violence have taken place since the Lok Sabha polls ended and “divisive” issues like abrogation of Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir were being raised by the NDA government, CPI(M) said today.

  • Telecom Ministry preparing internal report on Vodafone disclosure

    New Delhi: The Communication and Information Technology Ministry is preparing an internal report to verify the authenticity of reports that telecom giant Vodafone was approached by several countries, including India, to have access to phone calls and text messages on its network.

  • Spain arrive in Brazil to defend World Cup

    Rio De Janeiro: Holders Spain were among three former World Cup winners to arrive in Brazil ahead of football’s showpiece tournament. Vicente del Bosque’s side Sunday arrived to a low-key welcome in the southern city of Curitiba after a direct flight from Washington following their 2-0 friendly victory over El Salvador Saturday, reports Xinhua.

  • Karachi airport reopens to passengers after terrorist attack

    Islamabad:  The Jinnah International Airport in Pakistan’s Karachi reopened to passengers Monday afternoon following Sunday night’s terrorist attack in which 19 people were killed and 25 others injured, local officials said.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee logs first drop in four days to end at 59.20

    Mumbai: Bucking the trend in stocks, the Indian rupee today washed out initial gains and logged its first drop in four sessions to end at 59.20 against the dollar on late demand for the American currency from importers.

  • Sterlite Tech shares gain nearly 10%

    Mumbai: Shares of Sterlite Technologies, maker of optical fibre cables and power transmission conductors, today gained nearly 10 per cent on heavy investor buying.

  • Sensex, Nifty end at new peaks as mkts cheer govt’s eco agenda

    Mumbai: Continuing their record-breaking spree, equity benchmarks BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty today closed at new highs, boosting stock wealth by Rs 1 lakh crore, on across-the-board buying enthused by Narendra Modi-led goverment’s investor-friendly economic agenda.

  • Manmohan, Sonia, new MPs listen raptly to president’s address

    New Delhi: An air of expectation and anticipation pervaded the Central Hall of parliament as President Pranab Mukherjee listed out the policies of the new government in his speech to the joint session of both houses, with veteran members, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and the over 300 new MPs listening in rapt attention.

  • Gold steady; silver rises on industrial buying

    New Delhi: Gold prices remained steady at Rs 27,100 per ten gram in the national capital today owing to lack of buying support from jewellers and retailers even as the metal showed some strength overseas.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    People have not chosen a party for Leader of the Oppn post: Naidu

    New Delhi: In a taunt to Congress on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said people have not chosen a party for the post but the matter is still “not foreclosed”.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Will break vicious cycle of high inflation-interest rate: FM

    New Delhi:  Committing to break the vicious cycle of high inflation and high interest rate, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today made a case for putting in place strict measures and special courts to stop hoarding and black marketing, in addition to reviewing the commodity laws.

  • Life term for 7 cops in U’khand fake encounter case

    New Delhi: Seventeen Uttarakhand police personnel, convicted of killing a 22-year-old MBA graduate in 2009 fake encounter, were today awarded life term by a Delhi court, a verdict which the victim’s family received with disapppointment saying death sentence should have given.

  • Monsoon covers all of Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: South West Monsoon, which hit Kerala shores three days ago, has further advanced covering the entire state today.

  • sharad yadav

    Sharad among 3 JD(U) candidates for RS in Bihar

    Patna:  Politics has hotted up in Bihar over election to its three Rajya Sabha seats with three official candidates of ruling JD(U), including party president Sharad Yadav and as many independents backed by rebels and BJP filing their nominations today.

  • Congress protests Delhi’s water, power crisis; hold top official hostage

    New Delhi: A Congress delegation led by its Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely Monday held Chief Secretary S.K. Srivastava hostage for half-an-hour at the Delhi Secretariat here over the acute power and water crisis in the national capital, according to official sources. The top official was later allowed to go after he gave a written assurance to improve the situation.