Free Press Journal
  • CBI probe sought into attack on BJP’s office in Shimla

    Shimla: The opposition BJP, led by former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, on Friday submitted a memorandum to Governor Kalyan Singh here demanding a CBI probe into the reported attack by Youth Congress activists on BJP’s office here on January 29.

  • Rs.1,391-crore budgetary support for Bengaluru infrastructure

    Bengaluru: With an eye to the upcoming elections to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the Karnataka government on Friday proposed allocation of Rs.1,391 crore in the 2015-16 state budget to development of infrastructure in this tech hub, which suffers from infrastructure woes.

  • Zimbabwe captain Taylor praises Indian bowlers

    Auckland: Zimbabwe stand-in captain Brendan Taylor has heaped praise on the Indian bowling line-up ahead of their World Cup Pool B clash at the Eden Park here on Saturday.

  • Major tropical cyclone hits South Pacific island

    Port Vila: A Category 5 cyclone, one of the strongest storms seen in the South Pacific in years, hit Vanuatu island on Friday, threatening the lives of its 260,000 inhabitants, media reports said.

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yadav comes in defence of Kejriwal, calls for party unity

    New Delhi: AAP leader Yogendra Yadav may havebeen involved in a bitter fight with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal but he appeared to defend the party chief today against allegations of horse-trading.

  • Kejriwal, Rahul need to decide their priorities: BJP’s Anurag Thakur

    New Delhi: Launching a simultaneous attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Anurag Thakur on Friday said both the leaders need to decide if their primary objective is solving problems of the people or their personal matters.

  • Sharad Yadav

    Sharad Yadav’s ‘appalling’ remarks draw BJP, Congress ire

    New Delhi: Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav’s comments about south Indian women in Parliament yesterday have drawn all round condemnation from the opposition Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, who termed it as ‘appalling’, ‘racist’ and ‘misogynistic’.

  • Punjab approves excise policy 2015-16; liquor prices to fall

    Chandigarh: Canned beer and country liquor have been made cheaper in Punjab under the new state excise policy which also eyes Rs 5,040 crore revenue in 2015-16, as against Rs 4,680 crore during the current fiscal. Though increase in revenue has been targeted, the minimum retail prices of Punjab Made Medium Liquor and Indian Made Foreign Liquor have been kept at same level as the current year, a state government spokesman said here.

  • Sensex down

    Nifty falls 128 points, ends below 8,700-level

    Mumbai: The benchmark Nifty index closed lowest in a month, lossing 128.25 points, reversing all its overnight gains amid across the board selling pressure reacting to uncertainty over Apex bank further rate cut following rise in CPI inflation. The retail inflation (CPI) rose to 5.37 per cent in February on higher prices of food items.

  • Service exports rise to USD bn in January

    Mumbai: India’s service exports edged up by 2.3 per cent to USD 14.3 billion in January 2015 over the same month a year ago. Service exports during January 2014 stood at USD 13.93 billion, according to RBI data released today. Import of services during the month increased by 7.2 per cent to USD 7.79 billion as against USD 6.27 billion a year earlier.

  • WDM witnesses trade worth Rs 1,779.50 crore on NSE

    Mumbai: The Wholesale Debt Market segment of the National Stock Exchange today witnessed a total turnover of Rs 1,779.50 crore in 48 trades. Top securities (non-repo) traded at the WDM were:

  • Start-up, biotechnology policies to be evolved in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: Karnataka will put in place new start-up and biotechnology policies to further strengthen the tech ecosystem in the state, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced in Budget 2015-16. It is proposed to evolve a start-up policy to give further boost to the vibrant start-up ecosystem in the state, he said, adding that a start-up fund and Hack-Cellerator will be also be set up. Besides, the Chief Minister said that a new biotechnology policy, including Bio-Venture,

  • SAT quashes Sebi ban on DLF with majority order;Chair dissents

    Mumbai: In a major relief for DLF, the Securities Appellate Tribunal today passed a ‘majority order’ quashing the three-year market ban imposed on the realty giant by regulator Sebi, even as the Presiding Officer dissented. Sebi’s orders imposing similar ban on DLF’s six top officials, including Chairman K P Singh and his children Rajiv Singh and Pia Singh, were also set aside by the same majority order, passed by two members of the

  • Aamir Khan

    Aamir cuts vegan cake for 50th b’day with media

    Mumbai: A day before his 50th birthday, superstar Aamir Khan cut a vegan birthday cake as part of celebrations with media persons here — a practice he follows every year. As a step towards healthy living, he says he has also stopped smoking.

  • ‘Dum Laga Ke…’ success was vital for Ayushmann, says John

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham is happy with the success of his protege and actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s latest release “Dum Laga Ke Haisha”. He says it was important for the latter’s “mental sanity”.