Free Press Journal
  • Analysts welcome rail budget, but frown at missing details

    Mumbai: Rating agencies and analysts today welcomed Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda’s maiden budget for not being populist, but raised some reservations on implementation and lack of clarity on funding side.

  • Big B ready for ‘Yudh’ second season

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan is gearing up for his first fiction show on television. He says that if the show will have the potential for a second season, he will find time to accommodate it.

  • Ex-Rly MoS demands to link Guj tribal belt with MP

    Vadodara: Former Minister of State for Railways and MP Naranbhai Rathwa has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to link the tribal belt of Gujarat with tribal areas of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh through railway line.

  • PCB happy with bilateral series deals in new FTP

    Karachi:  A top official of the Pakistan  Cricket Board (PCB) today said that it had got a good deal in finalising its bilateral series with other countries in the new future tours program of the International Cricket Council (ICC) that will run from 2015 to 2023.

  • Amit Shah BJP

    Shah will lead Maha to victory in assembly polls: Mumbai BJP

    Mumbai: The Mumbai unit of the BJP today expressed confidence that the new BJP President Amit Shah, would be able to replicate the performance of the party in Maharashtra, as he did in Uttar Pradesh in the recent Lok Sabha elections.

  • Sensex closes 137 points down; automobile stocks down

    Mumbai: Just a day before the budget, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday closed the trade 137.30 points or 0.54 percent down on heavy selling in automobile, capital goods, and information technology (IT) scrips.

  • Lok Sabha discusses price rise

    New Delhi: The opposition Wednesday attacked the government on the issue of price rise in the Lok Sabha and questioned the steps taken to control the increase in prices of essential commodities.

  • Deadly smallpox virus found in unsecured fridge in US

    Washington: Since its eradication in 1980, smallpox officially exists in only two places – the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia and its Russian counterpart VECTOR in Novosibirsk.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Mukhtar Abbas gets bail in defamation case

    New Delhi:  A court here Wednesday granted bail to BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a defamation case filed against him by former JD-U leader Shabir Ali for linking his name with Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.

  • malda flood warnings

    Flood warning issued in Bengal’s Malda

    Kolkata: An alert has been issued in West Bengal’s Malda district, the state’s most flood-prone region, following heavy rainfall in the last few days, an official said Wednesday.

  • 37 killed as Israel bombs Gaza, Hamas fires rockets

    Gaza/Jerusalem: In the worst flare-up in two years, at least 37 Palestinians have been killed as the Israeli military today stepped up its offensive pounding Hamas targets in Gaza while almost the whole of Israel came under rocket fire from Palestinian militants.

  • Nitish kumar

    Bullet train not feasible in India: Nitish

    Patna: Former Railway minister and JD-U leader Nitish Kumar today said that bullet trains, proposed in this year’s Railway budget, were not feasible in the country, though the concept sounded very impressive.

  • Jairam Ramesh

    Declare drought, opposition tells government

    New Delhi: The opposition Wednesday urged the government to declare drought and take steps to contain a looming crisis caused by deficient rainfall.