Free Press Journal
  • Govt examining issue of creating new districts: T’gana Dy CM

    Hyderabad: Telangana government is examining the issue of creating new districts in the state, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali said in the Legislative Assembly today. Replying to a query on the issue, he said a committee is looking into the re-organisation of existing 10 districts in the state.

  • Lalu runs dairy business to hide black money : Sushil

    Patna: Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today charged RJD supremo Lalu Prasad with hiding black money that he allegedly made out of fodder scam by running dairy business and rearing cows. “It’s not out of respect for cow, a sacred animal for Hindus that Lalu Prasad is running dairy business and rearing cows, but he was doing so to hide black money that he has made out of the fodder scam,” Sushil

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex closes 102 points up; late hour gains buoy markets 

    Mumbai: Volatility prevailed in the Indian equity markets but late hour gains made on the back of value buying boosted a barometer index to provisionally close the day’s choppy trade with gains of over 102 points on Wednesday.

  • INsurance Bill

    Six insurance cos evince interest to raise FDI cap to 49%

    Hyderabad: At least six insurance companies have evinced interest in raising the stake of their foreign partners from present 26 per cent to 49 per cent, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) Chairman T S Vijayan said today. These six to seven companies are from both life and non-life insurance space, he told reporters in response to questions at an event organised by ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd to announce that it

  • Chinese firm starts sourcing Guinea bauxite, sidelining India

    Singapore: A leading Chinese consortium has started a USD 200 million project for importing bauxite ore from a new mine in Guinea, sidelining its traditional suppliers like Australia, India and Indonesia. Singapore-based shipper, Winning International Group, leading the investors with a 45 per cent stake in Societe Miniere de Boke-Winning Africa Port (SMB-WAP), plans to export 30 million tonnes a year of bauxite ore from the new mine in Boke Province of Guinea

  • Scandal-hit VW needs more than a year to fix all cars

    Berlin: Volkswagen’s new boss said today it would take more than a year to fix all its cars fitted with pollution cheating devices, as the German auto giant scrambled to put its biggest crisis behind it. Matthias Mueller, who took over VW’s reins at the height of the scandal, said four employees had been suspended, although he did not believe top management could have been aware of the deception.

  • Scientists win Nobel chemistry award for work on DNA repair

    Stockholm: Sweden’s Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and US-Turkish scientist Aziz Sancar won the Nobel Prize in chemistry today for “mechanistic studies of DNA repair.” The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said their work “has provided fundamental knowledge of how a living cell functions.” Their findings have been used for the development of new cancer treatments, among other things, the academy said.

  • Verify employees’ service annually: Centre tells all depts

    New Delhi: All central government departments have been asked to verify employees’ service record annually and inform them of any deficiencies thereof in order to check delay in processing their pension. With the objective of eliminating delays in processing of cases of retiring government servants, the Personnel Ministry has asked the departments to immediately undertake an exercise to ensure completion of the entries of service verification and conclude within a defined time-frame.

  • Gold

    Gold at over one-month high on global cues, jewellers buying

    New Delhi: Gold soared to hit over one-month high at Rs 26,850 per ten grams by climbing Rs 200 at the bullion market today amid a firming global trend and increased buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand. Silver extended its gains for the third day by advancing Rs 550 to Rs 37,250 per kg on continued buying by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Farooqui’s wife asked me to persuade US national, says friend

    New Delhi: ‘Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui’s wife had contacted the American researcher’s friend asking him to persuade the woman not to press rape charges against her husband, a Delhi court was told today. 44-year-old M Danish Husaini, a common friend of Farooqui and the US national, claimed before Additional Sessions Judge Sanjiv Jain that he was contacted by Farooqui’s wife Anusha Rizvi on the intervening night of June 19-20, 2015.

  • Tata Motors launches two new brands in South Africa

    Johannesburg: Tata Motors today launched its two latest car models in South Africa after a gap of three years in a bid to become a bigger player in the highly competitive market of the country. Tata has sold over 60,000 cars and light commercials in South Africa since its products were first launched in the country in 2014.

  • Sadhvi Prachi

    Sadhvi Prachi denied entry into Bishada

    Dadri: Firebrand VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi was today denied entry into Dadri’s Bishada village in view of prohibitory orders imposed by the administration following the lynching of a man over rumours of alleged beef consumption. Prachi alleged “conspiracy” behind the administration’s move and asked why AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s entry was not curbed in a similar manner.

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    Graft case: Court orders framing of charge against Ramadoss

    New Delhi: A special court today ordered framing of charges against former union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss and others in two separate corruption cases filed by the CBI. The court said prima facie various offences including criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery under the IPC and other provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act are made out against Ramadoss and others.

  • India beat New Zealand 3-1, level hockey Test series

    New Delhi: Indian men’s hockey bounced back strongly and defeated New Zealand 3-1 in the second Test in Christchurch to level the four-match series 1-1 in their ongoing tour to the Kiwi land.

  • Suspected militants open fire, police officer injured

    Srinagar: A police officer was today injured when suspected militant opened fire on a car in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, police said. Sub-Inspector Altaf was travelling in a car which was attacked by unidentified gunmen at village Gund Dachina in Aragam area around 1230 hours, causing injuries to him, a police officer said.

  • Yuvraj Singh

    Yuvraj-led Punjab take on Mumbai in keen contest

    Mumbai: High on confidence after a fine start to their campaign which fetched them seven points, visitors Punjab would be keen to put Mumbai under the pump in their Group B second round Ranji Trophy encounter commencing at the Wankhede Stadium tomorrow.

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    Sahgal move reflects anger in country against ‘intolerance’

    New Delhi: Opposition parties have come out in support of author Nayantara Sahgal’s decision to return her Sahitya Akademi award, praising her for “standing up” for the idea of a “plural” India. Backing Sahgal, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that “cheap” political leaders are “attacking” the very soul of India by “decrying and denying” the country’s diversity.