Free Press Journal
  • Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 92 runs

    Melbourne: Sri Lanka defeated Bangladesh by 92 runs in a Group A game of the cricket World Cup here today.

  • Sensex falls

    Sensex drops over 261 pts after Rail Budget disappointment

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today plunged by over 261 points, logging its worst fall in two weeks, to close below the key 29,000-level after the Rail budget disappointed market participants. Besides, winding up of positions by participants on the last session of February’s expiry in the derivatives segment, hit the trading sentiments, brokers said. Stocks of cement, coal and steel companies suffered losses following hike in railway freight rates by up to 10

  • Force India finally confirm new car plans

    Barcelona: Sahara Force India have confirmed that their 2015 car will makes its debut on day two of the final pre-season testing that began here today. “With the car due to be completed on Friday morning, @NicoHulkenberg is lined up to step in on Friday pm to take the first miles in the VJM08,” tweeted the Silverstone squad.

  • S&P now says India ‘bright spot’, ups GDP forecast

    Mumbai: Terming India as the “bright spot” in Asia Pacific, Standard & Poor’s today sharply revised upwards country’s GDP forecast to 7.9 per cent next fiscal and even higher 8.2 per cent in the year after. The revision comes within days of it flagging concerns over low per capita income and high fiscal deficit. It also comes just two days ahead of the Budget. “India should be the Asia-Pacific region’s bright spot,” S&P

  • Arun Jaitley

    UPA’s Land Acquisition Law, a defective piece: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the previous UPA regime’s land law has had “disastrous impact” on India’s national security as Pakistan could get information on critical defence projects coming up here. Terming UPA government’s land law as “a defective piece of legislation”, he said though the Congress-led government had put defence and security as urgent matters, it had “forgotten to put such projects

  • Cheapest Hockey World League ticket for Rs.20

    New Delhi: Hockey fans will be able to see the FIH World League Round 2 (Women), to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here from March 7 to 15, for only Rs.20. Hosts Hockey India (HI) Thursday announced the opening of online ticket sales for the eight-team event which can be booked at

  • Shikhar Dhawan_Ajinkya Rahane

    Record 288 million viewers tuned in for India-Pak World Cup clash

    Mumbai: The most anticipated clash of the Cricket World Cup created Indian television history as 288 million viewers tuned in to watch the defending champions take on Pakistan on February 15 in Adelaide. The game, which the Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side comfortably won, was the most-watched television event in India in the last four years, since the finals of the 2011 World Cup.

  • Mulayam praises budget

    Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav praised the railway budget for its lack of populist measures like announcement of new trains and lauded Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu for focusing on fulfilling projects unveiled in past budgets.

  • Indian Rupees

    Per capita income rises 37% to Rs 88,533 in last 4 yrs: Government

    New Delhi: India’s per capita income rose by 37.6 per cent to Rs 88,533 in the last four years to 2014-15, Parliament was informed today. “Compared with 2013-14, national income and per capita income at current prices during 2014-15 are estimated to have grown by 11.5 per cent and 10.1 per cent, respectively,” Minister of State for Statistics and Programme Implementation V K Singh said.

  • India received $34.9 billion in remittances between April-September

    New Delhi: India has received USD 34.9 billion in remittances in the first six months of 2014-15 and is likely to surpass the previous year’s USD 69.6 billion by end of the current fiscal. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs V K Singh said USD 34.9 billion was remitted to country from April to September.

  • Rail Budget 2015: Slew of passenger amenities announced

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced a slew of passenger facilities in his maiden budget including user-friendly ladders to mount upper berths to increasing lower-berth quota for senior citizens.

  • S&P now says India ‘bright spot’, ups GDP forecast

    Mumbai: Terming India as the “bright spot” in Asia Pacific, Standard & Poor’s today sharply revised upwards country’s GDP forecast to 7.9 per cent next fiscal and even higher 8.2 per cent in the year after. The revision comes within days of it flagging concerns over low per capita income and high fiscal deficit.

  • Public disappointed over no new train announcements

    Mumbai: As the Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu tabled the Railway Budget for fiscal 2015-16 in Parliament on Thursday; people across the nation said they were disappointed over no new trains being announced. “It would have been better if they had increased fares and the number of trains. There has not been even a single time when the trains are empty or comfortable to commute,” said a daily commuter from Mumbai.

  • Mumbai Railways

    Railway plans Rs 850,000 cr investment in 5 years

    New Delhi: The Railway Budget 2015-16, that left passenger and some freight fares untouched, envisages an investment of Rs 8,50,000 crore over the next five years — mostly directed towards modernising existing tracks and introducing faster trains.

  • Railway Budget 2015

    Rail Budget 2015: No increase in passenger fares and no new trains

    New Delhi: Sparing a passenger fare hike but raising freight rates again, Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden budget for Indian Railways on Thursday, with a slew of measures to improve service quality, safety and reach and a 52-percent jump in plan outlay for 2015-16 at Rs.100,011 crore ($16.7 billion), IANS reports.

  • Auto component industry to touch $100 bn turnover by 2020: ACMA

    New Delhi: Auto component industry body ACMA is targeting a nearly three-fold jump in the turnover of the sector to touch USD 100 billion by 2020, mainly driven by focus on high-quality products and low-cost manufacturing. “We expect the Indian auto component industry to touch USD 100 billion turnover by 2020.

  • Rail budget keeps everyone in dark: Shiv Sena

    New Delhi: The Railway budget came in for criticism from within the ruling alliance with NDA constituent Shiv Sena claiming it lacked clarity on how the money will come for the various projects.

  • Dubai launches electric vehicle charging stations for 1st time

    Dubai: Dubai has launched the first of its 16 ‘electric charging stations’ here, allowing motorists to charge their eco-friendly vehicles for a fee. Each station can accommodate two vehicles at the same time. A total of 100 charging stations for hybrid and electric vehicles will be launched by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) by the end of this year.

  • Gujarat

    Gujarat HC grants bail to 2002 Naroda Patiya riot convict

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today granted bail to one of the 31 convicts of Naroda Patiya riot case of 2002. As many as 97 people were killed at Naroda Patiya here during a post-Godhra riots. The division bench of Justices R R Tripathi and R D Kothari granted bail to Kirpalsingh Chhabda who was the personal assistant to former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani (convicted in the same case) on the ground of