Free Press Journal
  • IT stocks drag Sensex, Nifty down as markets fall for 2nd day

    Mumbai: Stock markets today fell for the second straight session with the Sensex slipping over 76 points to 25,589.01 and the Nifty declining nearly 23 points to 7,649.25 on losses in domestic IT shares after global peer Cognizant cut its full-year sales growth forecast.

  • Govt announces diesel, seed subsidy to drought-hit areas

    New Delhi: With rainfall deficit still prevalent in most parts of the country, government today announced a diesel subsidy for irrigation in states where rainfall shortage is more than 50 per cent to protect the standing kharif crops.

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    LJP to be part of ‘Mahayuti’ in Maharashtra: Paswan

    Mumbai: Having turned around his party’s fortunes by joining the NDA ahead of Lok Sabha polls, LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan today said his party would be part of Mahayuti, a grand alliance led by BJP-Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, in the assembly elections.

  • ‘Indian economy expected to grow by 5.5 pc in current fiscal’

    Bangkok: India’s economy is expected to record stronger growth momentum of 5.5 per cent in the current fiscal, underpinned by “solid expansion” in industrial and services sectors, and impetus to economic reforms by the new government, according to a UN report.

  • Reviewingsecurity arrangements in Parliament

    A committee headed by former Home Secretary R K Singh constituted by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to review security arrangements in Parliament House.

  • NDMA should not be a parking place for the retired: BJP MP

    New Delhi: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) should not be made a parking place for retired officials and should be turned into a competent outfit to tackle natural calamities as more than 17 major disasters hit the nation 2010 onwards, a BJP member said in Rajya Sabha.

  • Spanish Ebola patient evacuated for treatment

    Madrid:  An elderly Spanish missionary who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia landed in Madrid today, the first patient in the fast-spreading outbreak to be evacuated to Europe for treatment.

  • US Army questions Bergdahl over Taliban capture

    Washington:  The US Army has begun questioning former Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner of war of the Taliban in Afghanistan, over how he ended up in captivity that lasted five years, the media said.

  • End Gaza’s senseless cycle of suffering: UN chief

    United Nations:  UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for an end to “the senseless cycle of suffering in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in Israel” adding that the massive deaths and destruction in Gaza have shocked and shamed the world.

  • 7 Lebanon troops freed after Arsal militant deal

    Beirut:  Seven Lebanese soldiers being held by militants in the Arsal region on the Syrian border were freed today after a truce deal, the official National News Agency said.

  • Chinese workers hurt in PNG mine attack: report

    Sydney:  Five Chinese workers were hurt after armed villagers stormed a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea, damaging equipment and forcing it to close, a report said today.