Free Press Journal
  • Gold

    Gold continues downtrend on sluggish demand, silver up

    Mumbai: Gold prices remained under selling pressure for the third straight session on the domestic bullion market due to lack of buying support from stockists and retailers in the face of global uncertainty. In contrasts, silver regained marginally after a sharp overnight plunge on the back of stray industrial demand. Standard gold (99.5 purity) dropped by Rs 75 to end at Rs 24,605 per 10 gm from Wednesday’s closing level of Rs 24,680.

  • Sensex up

    Sensex recovers 151 pts; realty, IT, FMCG stocks rally

    Mumbai: After taking a day’s breather, the benchmark BSE Sensex today recovered by 151.15 points to close at 28,223.08, nearly two-week high, helped by rise in services sector activity last month and positive global cues. Persistent foreign fund inflows also boosted sentiment. “… buying interest in IT, healthcare, FMCG and auto counters alongside with recovery in realty space aided index to sustain at higher level,” said Jayant Manglik, President Retail Distribution of Religare

  • Wasim Akram attacked in Karachi, escapes unhurt

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram today escaped unhurt after his car was attacked by two unknown gunmen in city’s Karsaz area, according to media reports. The 49-year-old fast-bowler was on his way to the National Stadium to attend a bowling camp when a vehicle rammed into his car from behind.

  • Mulayam Singh Yadav

    SP won’t field those who ‘insult and oppress people’: Mulayam

    Lucknow: SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav today said his party won’t give tickets to those who “insult and oppress people” in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and questioned the party’s preparedness for the upcoming panchayat polls. “There are long queues of those seeking party’s ticket for panchyat elections, but they should improve their image first. There are allegations against several ticket seekers that they are contractors and commission agents… they insult and

  • renuka chowdhury

    Incompetent’ Govt. has no plan to tackle Pak: Renuka Chowdhary

    New Delhi: Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary on Wednesday said the recent incident of infiltration from the other side of the border is an alarming, and alleged that an incompetent Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at the Centre has no plan of action to tackle Pakistan.

  • India files 34.4 patents as regards to per million people:Govt

    New Delhi: India registers 34.4 patents in regards to per million people as compared to other developed countries, the government today said. In a written response to a question in Lok Sabha, Y C Chowdary, Minister of State in the Ministry of Science and Technology said, as per the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s (WIPO) latest statistics, India registers a few research applications (patents) than other top filing countries.

  • farmers

    Farmers’ suicide; CM to lead all party delegation to PM

    Hubballi (Karna): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said he will lead an all party delegation to the Prime Minister to seek more relief funds in the wake of farmer suicides, unseasonal rains and drought like situation in certain parts of the state.

  • DU polls: AAP student wing to counter money, muscle, rain-dance parties

    New Delhi: Unable to match the “money and muscle power” of the two big national parties, the students wing of the Aam Aam Aadmi Party, that rules Delhi, has decided to take on the political heavyweights in the in the high-profile Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) elections through more mass contact and social media outreach.

  • MH 370 Malaysia Plane

    MH370 search: French experts to examine suspected part of wing

    London : French experts are due to examine a suspected part of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 wing that washed up on the island of Reunion last week. According to the BBC, the Boeing 777 piece has been taken to Toulouse in south-west France. An Australian transport expert and Malaysian experts are also assisting the French authorities with the examination. The speed at which MH370 hit the water will likely be determined by investigators.

  • Harish Rawat

    U’khand govt demolishes house of scribe who did sting on CM’s secy

    Dehradun: The authorities here have pulled down portions of the house of the journalist who had conducted a sting on Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s former personal secretary that purportedly showed him negotiating a bribery deal for liquor licences.

  • Hillary Clinton

    FBI investigating security of Hillary Clinton emails

    Washington: The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post has reported.

  • HRD Min has urged IITs, NITs to refund acceptance fee: Irani

    New Delhi: In a major relief for students, IITs and NITs may refund the acceptance fee after deducting minimal processing charges in case a student does not let admission in a preferred course, government said in Lok Sabha today.

  • 1984 anti Sikh riot

    1984 riots: Witnesses not examined due to lawyers strike

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today could not record the statements of prosecution witnesses in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case in which Congress leader Sajjan Kumar is facing trial along with others due to lawyers strike. District judge Kamlesh Kumar, who had fixed the case for today for recording of evidence, deferred the matter as the advocates in the six district courts are observing indefinite strike protesting the delay in passing of

  • Dog

    Your pet dog’s brain scans faces like humans do

    New York: Like humans, dogs too have a specialised area in the brain that process faces to give them social cues and make them highly trustworthy social animals, new research has revealed.

  • Centre working on to check illegal immigration into Assam

    New Delhi: The government has taken a number of steps to check illegal migration into Assam from Bangladesh, union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

  • Congress BJP Clashes

    Three dozen teachers detained during protest in Srinagar

    Srinagar:  Over three dozen government teachers were today detained here as police used force to scuttle their protest march against Jammu and Kashmir government’s decision to conduct a screening test for in-service teachers. Hundreds of teachers assembled outside Directorate of Education office at Samandar Bagh in the close vicinity of Lal Chowk and started marching towards the city centre to lodge their protest against the government’s decision, officials said.

  • Dictionary of Hindi Etymology soon

    New Delhi:a The government has initiated a process of bringing out a dictionary of Hindi Etymology with about one lakh entries which include common electronic terms popular in the language such as mouse, multimedia, e-mail, printer and scanner. Central Hindi directorate has started the work from 2014-15 on the project – ‘Hindi Vyutpatti Kosh’.

  • All small cars, including tourist vehicles, will be exempted from paying toll in highways across the state.

    Toll plazas likely to come up on Mumbai-Nagpur expressway

    Mumbai: At a time when the BJP government is considering to make Maharashtra toll free, its ally Shiv Sena that controls the MSRDC department, is planning to set up toll plazas on the proposed six-lane Mumbai-Nagpur expressway. The cost of the project is Rs 30,000 crore and it will be recovered through toll, an official at Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) said.