Free Press Journal
  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains for 2nd session; up 3 paise vs dollar

    Mumbai: Continuing its winning streak for the second straight session, the rupee today strengthened by another 3 paise to 62.82 against the US dollar on persistent selling of the American currency by banks and exporters amid fresh foreign capital inflows into the equity market. The rupee resumed flat at 62.85 per dollar at the at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and hovered in a range of 62.7150 and 63.02 before concluding at

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti reviews security situation, infiltration measures in JK

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today held a reviewed the security situation in the state with senior civil and police officials, who briefed him about the measures taken to check cross border infiltration along Indo-Pak border. Chairing a high-level meeting of senior civil and police officers, Mufti reviewed measures being put in place by security agencies for strict vigil on the borders and in other areas in the State,

  • Narendra Modi

    Farmer suicide: Cong demands FIR against Modi, Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Congress demanded registration of FIR against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal holding them “most responsible” for the suicide of a farmer at the latter’s rally here today. “A case abetment of suicide should be lodged against the central government and the state government… The two persons who can be held most responsible for the suicide are Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Kejriwal,” party spokesperson Satyavrat

  • Abdullah makes first public appearance post organ transplant

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference president and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, who has been out of the public eye for almost a year due to organ transplant, today made a surprise visit to Lal Chowk city centre here. Abdullah, 77, went shopping at Lal Chowk and interacted with the people as he made his first public appearance in nearly one year. After shopping, Abdullah visited the Press Colony on posh

  • I&B ministry gets ISO 9001:2008 certification

    New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has received an ISO 9001:2008 certification from the British Standards Institute in respect of various permissions and licences issued by it for the broadcasting and print media and films. These include permissions or licences for satellite TV channels, teleports, multi-system operators, community radio stations, DTH services, publication of Indian editions of technical and scientific and foreign magazines of news and current affairs and facsimile

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari say political conspiracy against govt over land bill

    New Delhi: In a scathing attack on Opposition over land bill, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said a political conspiracy has been hatched to paint the image of BJP government as “pro-corporate” and “anti-farmer” and alleged a section of media is highlighting it. He also challenged them to prove at least a single point in five amendments that is against farmers.

  • Scrap MPLAD scheme, says NCP’s Supriya Sule

    New Delhi: Upset over various ministries urging MPs to spend money from MPLAD funds on the government’s flagship projects, NCP member Supriya Sule today suggested that the Centre should scrap the scheme. “We have to provide money for Adarsh Gram Yojana, toilets (under Swachh Bharat)… for every flagship programme of the government. They can very much scrap it,” she said during a debate in Lok Sabha on the Demands for Grants for the

  • App launched to aid ASHA workers in maternal, child healthcare duties

    Gannavaram: A Hyderabad-based IT services company today said it has developed a mobile App that would allow Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) in Andhra Pradesh to access requisite guidelines on pre and post-pregnancy care anywhere and at any time. The application, developed by Kellton Tech Solutions Ltd, was launched here on Monday to coincide with AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu’s 65th birthday in the presence of Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas, Gannavaram MLA

  • Yes Bank to raise USD 1 bn through equity sale

    New Delhi: Country’s fifth largest private sector lender Yes Bank is looking at raising USD 1 billion by selling shares in local and overseas markets. Yes Bank, which was founded in 2004, said the share sale could happen in one or more tranches. It had raised USD 500 million from a stock sale last May. In a stock exchange filing, Yes Bank said its board of directors in a meeting today “empowered the Capital

  • Pak singer’s music event dropped as Sena opposes

    Mumbai, Apr 22 (PTI) A music event by Pakistani singer-actor Atif Aslam, planned in Pune on April 25, has been cancelled amid opposition by Shiv Sena, which has often resisted cultural events featuring artists from the neighbouring country. The show by Aslam, who has a sizeable fan following in India, was cancelled after selling over 1,000 tickets, which the organisers said would be refunded to those who bought them.

  • Farmers killing themselves a serious issue: Sachin Pilot

    New Delhi:  Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Wednesday that it was “shocking” how farmers were killing themselves in the absence of proper compensation for their destroyed crops.

  • Sensex

    Sensex rebounds by 214 pts on value-buying

    Mumbai: Ending five-day losing streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex today rebounded by over 214 points to 27,890.13 on value-buying in capital goods, pharma and banking stocks as sentiment improved after Saudi Arabia ended its military campaign in Yemen. Sentiment were also buoyed after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said GST bill will be passed in the current session of Parliament, brokers said.

  • Indian-origin shares Prize in the US

    New York: An Indian-origin software engineer in the US has shared this year’s Pulitzer Prize for graphics team of investigative journalism, in growing recognition of the importance of using IT tools in reporting. Palani Kumanan, who is a software architect with Dow Jones that publishes the Wall Street Journal, was a part of the winning project’s graphics team.

  • Search warrant for defence minister’s house in Delhi

    Panaji: A Goa trial court on Wednesday issued a search warrant for Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s official residence in Delhi for former archives and archaeology minister Francisco Pacheco, who has been reported missing for a fortnight.

  • document-corporate

    Petro Gate: court to hear bail pleas of five accused on Apr 24

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed April 24 for hearing the bail applications of five corporate executives arrested in the Petroleum Ministry documents leak case. Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kapoor, who was scheduled to hear the arguments today, deferred the hearing after advocates appearing for the accused requested that the matter be fixed for April 24 due to the two-day strike called by the lawyers’ body.

  • BI president calls for EC meet without secretary’s knowledge

    Mumbai: Trouble is brewing again in Indian boxing following the decision of Boxing India president to convene an Executive Council meet in Delhi tomorrow without the consent of the secretary general. “The president (Sandeep Jajodia) has convened the EC meeting which is unconstitutional as it’s the secretary general’s job. We don’t know why the president has taken such a step,” said a senior member of the panel here today.

  • Dardevils aim to break string of home losses in IPL

    New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils will aim to snap their streak of nine home match losses when they face Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League (IPL) contest here at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Thursday.