Free Press Journal
  • Siddhivinayak temple trust to give Rs 50L to Malin village

    Mumbai  The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir Nyas (Prabhadevi) Trust here announced a donation of Rs 50 lakh towards relief measures in the landslide-hit Malin village in Pune district. “At a meeting here Thursday, it was decided to contribute to the relief work in the village,” Trust executive officer Mangesh Shinde said.

  • Argentina defaults again as ‘vulture fund’ talks drag on

    New York : Debt rating agency Standard and Poor’s has declared Argentina in “selective default”, as Buenos Aires remained locked in last-ditch talks with the US hedge funds it has branded “vultures.”

  • Oppn bugs govt again on bugging

    New Delhi : Banking upon the union transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s denial of any bugging device having been found at his residence, the union government is keen to give the entire controversy a quick burial. But the opposition Congress is adamant on a probe into this episode and made this demand clear in the Rajya Sabha as well as outside the parliament.

  • Insurance bill put off to Monday; new financial inclusion campaign soon

    NEW DELHI : The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008 to hike the foreign investment cap from 26 to 49 per cent was taken off the Rajya Sabha’s agenda on Thursday as an united Opposition stalled its consideration in the business advisory committee (BAC) meeting to seek time to study it since the government has proposed as many as 97 amendments to the original Bill piloted by then UPA-I

  • Court directs Delhi to ban e-rickshaw

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Thursday ordered an immediate ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the capital, saying their unregulated operation is “hazardous to other traffic on the road as well as to citizens”. A division bench of Justice B D Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the Delhi government to ban the battery-operated motor vehicles till its further order. “You stop them in the meantime. Why allow somebody to

  • NTPC net profit at Rs 2,201 cr

    New Delhi : Nation’s largest power producer NTPC reported a 13 per cent drop in the first quarter net profit as retrospective tightening of technical norms by the regulator wiped off gains from a rise in electricity generation.

  • Evacuation of Indians from Libya to begin today

    Thiruvananthapuram : The government is set to begin the evacuation of stranded Indian nurses from conflict-ridden Libya. The first batch of over 200 nurses is expected to arrive later today.

  • Sensex, Nifty see biggest drop in 20 days on capital outflows

    Mumbai: Equity benchmarks logged their biggest drop in 20 days with Sensex slipping below 26,000 mark and the Nifty ending at 7,721.30 on caution due to expiry of monthly derivative contracts and fund outflows after the US Fed’s move to trim its bond buying programme hit sentiment. Banking, power, consumer durable and capital goods stocks attracted profit-selling. ICICI Bank and Maruti Suzuki shares dropped even after in-line quarterly results, said brokers. The

  • Hrithik rubbishes Rs 400 cr alimony rumour

    Few days back we had reported about the rumors of Sussanne Roshan demanding a whopping Rs 400 crore from estranged husband Hrithik Roshan as alimony. But now the news is that actor Hrithik himself has rubbished these rumours! Trashing the false, Hrithik took to micro-blogging site Twitter where he wrote, “Fabricated news articles. Demeaning my loved ones. Testing my patience.”

  • Jet Air launches local fares at Rs 1,499

    NEW DELHI: Jet Airways Ltd said the company along with its low-cost unit JetKonnect would offer fares starting at 1,499 rupees all inclusive for travel in the economy class across the airline’s domestic network. The four-day special fare offer will be available for sale from Aug 1 to Aug 4, 2014 with travel effective from Sep 1 onwards for flights within India. The carrier said with this offer, travellers would be able

  • Back to square one

    After an emphatic win at the Lord’s, listless India suffer 266-run crushing defeat in the third Test l Eng level five-match series 1-1

  • Taslima given 2-mth visa, writer upset

    New Delhi:: The government has refused one-year visa to Taslima Nasreen, instead the controversial author has been given permission to stay in India for two months.

  • Swadheen Kshatriya new Maha chief secretary

    Mumbai: Senior IAS officer Swadheen Kshatriya on Thursday assumed charge as the new Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. He succeeds J S Saharia, a 1978 batch IAS officer, who was appointed in November last year. Kshatriya, an IAS officer of 1980 batch, will have a considerable innings as Chief Secretary of Maharashtra as he is scheduled to retire in January 2017. Kshatriya, 57, who was additional chief secretary, has handled several important departments

  • Nokia to buy part of Panasonic’s network business

    New Delhi : Finnish firm Nokia will buy part of Panasonic’s network business to grow its operations in Japan and strengthen mobile broadband portfolio for an undisclosed amount.               “Nokia Networks has entered into a memorandum of understanding to acquire part of the wireless networks business of Panasonic System Networks Company Ltd,” Nokia said in a statement. The agreement covers Panasonic’s mobile phone (LTE/3G) wireless base station system business

  • Netanyahu: No truce until tunnels destroyed

    Israeli PM, facing international pressure over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, says he will not accept any ceasefire that stops Israel from completing the destruction of militants’ infiltration tunnels (more…)

  • Karan refutes signing Aamir for Rs 150 cr

    Filmmaker Karan Johar has disproved rumours of him signing Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan for a whopping Rs 150 crore for one of his yet untitled venture! A few days back, reports of Karan Johar signing the perfectionist actor for Rs 150 crore was doing the rounds. But the rumours have angered the producer-director-actor it seems as he took to Twitter on Thursday where he wrote, “If this is

  • RBI Dy Governor Mundra gets 3-yr term

    Mumbai: Commercial banker Subhash Sheoratan Mundra has assumed office as the fourth deputy governor of the Reserve Bank for a three-year term. When contacted, Mundra, who led the country’s second largest lender Bank of Baroda as chairman and managing director, confirmed the development, saying he has taken charge. Mundra, 60, takes over as the fourth deputy governor of the central bank after Urjit Patel, HR Khan, and R Gandhi. Of the four

  • Delay in disbursal of OBC scholarship money irks Chief Minister

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Thursday asked the social justice department to expedite disbursal of scholarship amounts to OBC students. The payments have been delayed for about two years and sources said Chavan took the secretaries of social justice and finance departments to the task over the issue. “Social justice department officials complained that the delay was because of lack of funds,” an official said.-PTI

  • US restocks Israeli ammunition

    Washington : Shortly after it condemned the shelling of a United Nations-operated school in Gaza that killed at least 20 people, the United States said that it has restocked Israel’s supplies of grenades and mortar rounds, PTI reports.

  • City ignores rape of worker’s child

    Bangalore: Even as Bangalore is yet to recover from the horrific rape of a six-year-old student of Vibgyor, an upmarket school, a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by the son of the child’s caretaker in west Bangalore.