Free Press Journal
  • 904 listed cos yet to appoint women directors: Report

    New Delhi: With the deadline to have at least one woman director on board approaching closer, as many as 904 listed companies are still to appoint a female director, while many firms which complied with the norms have hired those linked to the promoter group.

  • HPL plant shut down due to snag

    Kolkata: The manufacturing plant of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd was shut down after the naphtha cracker unit developed a technical snag yesterday.

  • Woman lawyer’s killer gets life imprisonment

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court Monday awarded life sentence to a watchman earlier convicted of murdering and molesting a woman lawyer, Pallavi Purkayastha.

  • Boy drowns in Ganga

    Kanpur: A 17-year-old boy drowned in river Ganga when he went there with his friends for bathing, police said today.

  • Cong leaders try to gherao Parliament; stopped by police

    New Delhi:  Congress leaders today tried to gherao the Parliament House to protest against the BJP-led NDA government over price rise and rail fare hike, but were prevented from doing so due to the heavy security arrangements made in the area for start of the Budget Session.

  • Most Indian airlines suffered losses in 2012-13

    New Delhi: Almost all Indian airlines, barring Jet Airways, IndiGo and GoAir, suffered losses in 2012-13 with Air India suffering the highest loss of Rs 5,490 crore, Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • 956 employment exchanges operational in country: Govt

    New Delhi:  The Union government today said there are 956 employment exchanges functioning in the country and there has been an increase in the number of registrations in them.

  • Supreme Court gets three new judges

    New Delhi: Justice Arun Mishra, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and senior advocate Rohinton Nariman Monday became judges of the Supreme Court, taking the number of judges in the apex court to 28.

  • More assurance of help to nurses

    Kochi: More assurances of help pour in for the 46 nurses, who arrived here on July 5 from worn torn Iraq.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    My gut feeling driven by logic and experience: Dhoni

    New Delhi:Being instinctive is seen as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s best attributes but the man who has captained India to unprecedented highs in the last seven years reveals that his often talked about gut feeling is backed by cold logic.

  • Three held for double murder

    Mangalore: Three persons from Kerala have been taken into custody in connection with a murder case here, police said today.

  • HC notice to Goa over wedding of Salve’s daughter

    Panaji:  A division bench of the Bombay High Court in Goa Monday issued notice to the Goa government over former solicitor general of India Harish Salve’s daughter’s marriage in Goa this February.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Digvijay begins fast on issues of farmers, MPPEB scam

    Guna: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today began a seven-day fast near the Collectorate here to protest the non-payment  of compensation to farmers for crop damage and for demanding a CBI probe in the MPPEB scam.

  • JD(U), RJD, Cong protest BJP’s Dhankhar remarks on Bihar girls

    Patna:  Signalling close cooperation among them, JD(U), RJD and Congress today made a strong protest in both Houses of Bihar Legislature against Haryana BJP leader O P Dhankhar’s controversial remarks “Bihari bride for Haryana boys” forcing adjournment in both places, but BJP described it as a non-issue.

  • Five children killed in Afghanistan rocket attack

    Kabul: At least five children were killed and six people injured Monday when a grenade fired by militants hit a house in northern Afghanistan, an official said.

  • 9 militants killed in Israeli airstrikes, Hamas vows revenge

    Jerusalem: Israeli jets today pounded targets in the Gaza strip, killing at least nine Palestinian militants after rockets were fired at southern Israel, as Islamist militant group Hamas vowed revenge for the assault.

  • Super typhoon Neoguri threatens Japan

    Tokyo:  Super typhoon Neoguri was barrelling toward Japan’s Okinawa islands today, packing violent winds and torrential rains as officials warned residents to stay indoors, while the biggest US Air Force base in the Pacific evacuated some of its aircraft.