Free Press Journal
  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 9 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee strengthened by nine paise at 62.15 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange after rating agency Moody’s upgraded India’s outlook from stable to positive. Besides, selling of the American currency by exporters and banks and a higher opening in domestic stock market supported the rupee but the dollar’s strength against other currencies overseas limited the gains, forex dealers said. The rupee had ended marginally higher

  • India Sensex

    Sensex surges 107 points; banking stocks gain

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Thursday surged 106.62 points or 0.37 percent as banking stocks gained. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 26.80 points or 0.31 percent up at 8,741.20 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,858.42 points, was trading at 28,814.37 points (at 9.28 a.m.) in the early

  • hizbul Mujahideen

    ‘Indian Mujahideen is not a terror organisation’

    Panaji: Indian Mujahideen (IM) is only a “sectarian outfit” and its members are not terrorists, said All India Congress Committee’s minority cell chairman Khurshid Ahmed Saiyed. IM is officially recognised as a terror outfit by the Indian and the US government. Speaking to journalists at the Goa Congress headquarters on Wednesday, Saiyed also said that Muslim terrorists may exist in other parts of the world, but Muslims of Indian origin are never

  • Gautam Gambhir

    Suryakumar is man-of-the-match for me: Gautam Gambhir

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Wednesday said for him the man-of-match was Suryakumar Yadav who smashed a cameo scoring 46 from 20 balls to help his side successfully chase down a tough target in the IPL opener against Mumbai Indians.

  • Privilege move against De for vada-pav tweet

    Mumbai :  Raising strong objection to columnist Shobha De’s tweets regarding the state government’s decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during the prime time slot, the Shiv Sena sought to move a breach of privilege motion against her on Wednesday.

  • More questions than answers

    Chennai :  The bodies of the 20 alleged sandalwood smugglers — who were shot dead in the Seshachalam forests in Tirupati under questionable circumstances — raise more questions than answers.

  • Narendra Modi

    I have put India back on Radar – Narendra Modi

    New Delhi :  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his 10-month-old government had restored India’s global credibility in terms of its politics, governance and economy, replacing the “policy paralysis” during the UPA regime with “dynamism”.

  • V K Singh

    General VK Singh under fire for abuse

    New Delhi :  The BJP on Wednesday distanced itself from a controversial tweet of Union minister VK Singh, wherein he referred to the media as “presstitutes” (a thinly disguised expression for prostitutes), saying that twitter is personal and not a party forum and the meaning of the tweet can best be explained by the person concerned.

  • IS

    Biggest diamond loot in London

    London :  In one of Britain’s biggest jewellery loots, robbers made off with an estimated 200 million pounds worth of jewels from the most exclusive jewellery district here.

  • Rape

    Woman scribe looted in ladies compartment

    Mumbai :  Despite the mounting concern about the security of women commuters in suburban trains, the Government Railway Police seems to be taking the task lightly. This was more than apparent when a 35-year-old journalist, who works for a Hindi eveninger, was assaulted and robbed in the ladies compartment of a train at Kalwa station late on Tuesday night.

  • drought

    Relief hiked for rain hit farmers

    New Delhi :  Responding to the agrarian crisis caused by unseasonal rain and hailstorm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has enhanced the compensation for crop damage and relaxed the eligibility criteria for availing of the relief.

  • Girl sustains burns as school van radiator bursts

    Indore : A 4-year-old girl sustained severe burns on her limbs after radiator of a school van burst, spraying her with hot water here on Wednesday.

  • Cops to rope in cyber experts to examine hard disk

    Indore : After busting the gang involved in making fake voter ID cards by tampering their original documents on Tuesday, the police have decided to rope in a cyber expert to examine the hard disk of the computer used by the accused.

  • Rain brings relief from scorching heat

    Indore : Denizens got the much-needed relief from scorching heat as mild shower accompanied by strong winds hit several parts of the city, on Wednesday evening. Though the morning was dry and hot, it turned out cloudy in the evening. Till late evening, mild breeze set the mood right for denizens to celebrate.

  • Centre says no to lower quality norms; State protests

    BHOPAL : The State and the Centre appear to be at loggerheads over procuring low quality wheat on MSP after chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan asked food and civil supplies department to give representation again to the centre.

  • More traffic signals to lose power

    Indore : Tightening its noose around Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), the discom is planning put on hold the traffic signals at two major junctions of the city – Pipliahana and Bengali squares.

  • Injustice towards farmers would not be tolerated: CM

    BHOPAL : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan made a surprise inspection of Raghuvesh Warehousing Private Limited, a wheat procurement centre situated at Mughalia Kot on Wednesday. Chauhan got the trolleys carrying wheat weighed twice in his presence. On finding variations in weighing, he instructed to get the matter investigated by a team from Bhopal. He said the team would inspect the whole system and stern action would be taken on finding irregularity.

  • BJP takes expelled party members back

    BHOPAL : BJP has restored membership of those corporators of Nagar Parishad and Janpad vice-president of Meghnagar, who were expelled from the party by Jhabua district president Shailesh Dubey during no-confidence motion against Thandla Nagar Parishad, Vice President.

  • Class XII MPBSE results may be delayed till June

    INDORE : Standard XII students of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) in Indore district might find difficulty in getting admissions in colleges of their choice due to possible delay in declarations of their examination results.