Free Press Journal
  • Several rivers in spate, 17000 evacuated in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: With several Odisha rivers flowing above danger marks due to incessant downpour, the state government has stepped up rescue operations evacuating 17,000 people even as 23 people have died so far in rain and flood-related incidents.

  • India Inc. welcomes RBI move

    New Delhi: India Inc. Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) move to put more funds into the system by cutting statutory liquidity ratio (SLR). However, it said that an interest rate cut should also be considered when inflation is slowing down and growth needs a boost.

  • UPSC protest in delhi

    UPSC row: Parliamentary proceedings disrupted again

    New Delhi: The ongoing row over the UPSC issue saw disruption of Parliamentary proceedings today as opposition parties demanded a statement from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a Joint Parliamentary Committee to look into the matter besides a discussion on it.

  • RBI - R Rajan

    RBI initiates inspection of Syndicate Bank

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank today said it has initiated inspection of the book of accounts of Syndicate Bank, whose CMD S K Jain was recently arrested by the CBI for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 50 lakh.

  • 44 Keralite nurses return from strife-torn Libya

    Kochi: Relief writ large on their faces, 44 Indian nurses working in strife-torn Libya arrived here this morning from Dubai even as four others are bound for different destinations in the country.

  • How crowdsourcing can keep your weight down

    New York: Avid users of smartphone apps may find it a lot easier to stick to a healthy diet through crowdsourcing, keeping their weight in check in the process, says a study.

  • Warm welcome for CWG gold medallists Dipika, Joshna

    Chennai: Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, winners of India’s first-ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games squash competitions, were accorded a rousing welcome on their arrival here from Glasgow, Scotland, early Tuesday.

  • Chetan Bhagat next book slated for October release

    New Delhi: Author Chetan Bhagat has announced his new novel, a love story, due for release this October with the book being available for pre-orders on the e-commerce website Flipkart.

  • Cairn to get 10-year extension for Rajasthan block

    New Delhi: Cairn India is likely to get a 10-year extension for its license to explore and produce oil and gas from the prolific Rajasthan block but may have to pay more profit petroleum to the government to get a term beyond 2020.

  • In-principle nod given for inclusion of 3 vaccines in UIP:Govt

    New Delhi: The government has given in-principle approval for inclusion of three new vaccines, including injectable polio vaccine (IPV) and rotavirus vaccine, in universal immunisation programme (UIP), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan told Rajya Sabha today.

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

    Jammu: The Pakistan Army Tuesday opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, according to defence sources.

  • Ukrainians flee besieged Donetsk as fighting closes in

    Donetsk (Ukraine) : The once-bustling leafy boulevards of central Donetsk are now deserted but one place where there is almost certain to be a crowd is the rebel-held city’s ornate Stalin-era railway station.

  • Can’t take success for granted: Rohit Shetty

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has delivered blockbusters galore in Bollywood and who is currently awaiting the release of “Singham Returns”, doesn’t believe in taking success for granted and so continues to put in his “100 percent” to his films.

  • IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes

    New Delhi: Due to “inordinate delay” in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

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    Gold falls Rs 135 on global cues; silver ends steady

    New Delhi: Snapping its four-day rising streak, gold prices fell by Rs 135 to Rs 28,390 per 10 grams in the national capital today on fall in demand at prevailing higher levels amid a weak global trend.