Free Press Journal
  • India’s factory output rises sharply by 9.8 percent in October

    New Delhi: Surpassing expectations, India’s factory output rose sharply by 9.8 percent in October, due mainly to a robust 10.6-percent growth in the manufacturing industry, official data showed on Friday. The growth had decelerated to 3.6 percent in the month before and was placed at (-)2.7 percent in October of last fiscal year.

  • Consider shifting coal dumped at Mumbai’s Haji Bunder Port: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the authorities to consider shifting stockpiles of coal at Haji Bunder Port here to some other port in Maharashtra or Gujarat to eliminate the risk it poses to local people’s health. The suggestion was given by a bench of Justices V M Kanade and Reveti Mohite-Dere which was hearing a PIL alleging health hazards due to dumping of coal at Haji Bunder Port in South Mumbai.

  • TCS

    TCS, ITC biggest wealth creators during 2010-15: Study

    Mumbai: Software major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) emerged as the biggest wealth creator in the past five years, while MMTC and Reliance Industries topped the list of companies where investors lost the most, says a study. According to wealth creation study conducted by financial services company Motilal Oswal, TCS created wealth worth Rs 3,458 billion for the period 2010-15, followed by ITC (Rs 1,565 billion) and HDFC Bank (Rs 1,540 billion).

  • Gold down

    Gold declines on global cues, silver plunges too

    Mumbai: Gold declined for the second straight day at the bullion market here today on reduced demand from stockists and retailers amid subdued local buying. Elsewhere, silver also continued its slide and fell by another Rs 390 on reduced offtake by industrial users.

  • Amit Shah to inaugurate Gopinath Munde memorial tomorrow

    Mumbai: A memorial of senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, developed on 18 acres of land at Parli in Beed district, will be inaugurated tomorrow by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in presence of BJP chief Amit Shah, on the occasion of the late Union Minister’s birth anniversary.

  • Union Minister of State for Finance, Mr. Jayant Sinha addresses the audience at IAA Leadership Awards 2015

    Maha govt sets up task force for IFSC in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has constituted a task force under Union Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha for setting up an International Financial Service Centre (IFSC) here. Developing a designated area within the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in suburban Bandra as an IFSC is one of the most ambitious projects of the state government.

  • Railway track deaths: RPF launches awareness drive

    Mumbai: Rattled by the growing number of deaths of commuters due to various mishaps on suburban railway network on Central Railway, the RPF has launched an awareness drive and also started prosecuting passengers for violation of provisions of Railways Act. “We have adopted a two-pronged strategy of continuous and result-oriented ‘passenger awareness campaigns’ and drives (prosecution) under the penal provisions of the Railways Act, which would act as better deterrent,” Central Railways stated

  • Sensex down

    Sensex back in red on Fed rate hike, GST worries

    Mumbai: Indian shares again slipped today after taking a day’s breather to log their second straight weekly loss as the benchmark BSE Sensex dropped 208 points on a likely US rate hike and persistent GST concerns, while a fall in carmakers’ shares also added to the rout. This was the seventh fall in last eight sessions, and for the week, the index slumped by 593.68 points or 2.31 per cent, making it the

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia responds to PM’s ‘disruption’ charge, says ‘let him say what he wants’

    New Delhi: Swatting away Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement suggesting that the opposition must not paralyse the Parliament based on their ‘whims and fancies’, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said on Friday that he could say whatever he wanted, hinting at no signs of backing down.

  • Jayant Sinha

    Notices issued in 728 Hawala cases in 4 yrs

    New Delhi: Government has issued show cause notices under FEMA in a total of 728 Hawala cases during the last three years and the current year, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in Parliament today.

  • Japan to fund 80 percent of India’s first bullet train

    New Delhi: A deal on fast trains was a likely key component of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s three-day India visit that commenced on Friday with Tokyo having agreed to loan over three-fourths of the project cost of he first Bullet Train, estimated at $15 billion, parliament was informed.

  • Hardik Patel

    Sedition case: Hardik’s bail plea junked in ‘larger interest’

    Ahmedabad: The sessions court here today rejected bail pleas of Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and two of his aides, who are behind the bars in a sedition case, obeserving that they may resort to similar unlawful activities and disturb law and order sitatuion in Gujarat. Additional Sessions Judge N G Dave dismissed the bail pleas in the second sedition case filed against Hardik and others saying that the “court cannot exercise

  • Ahmed Patel

    Congress questions Centre giving airport MoU to Singapore firm

    New Delhi, Dec.11 (ANI): Congress Party leader Ahmed Patel today charged the BJP-led NDA Government of by passing due process and abruptly selecting a Singapore-based operator to manage the airports at Ahmedabad and Jaipur, instead of retaining the responsibility with the Airports Authority of India (AAI).

  • chandigarh assault

    Caught assaulting elderly couple on CCTV, Chandigarh man arrested

    Chandigarh: A 21-year-old man was arrested on Friday for assaulting an elderly couple at their mobile shop in Chandigarh’s Sector 18 market, police said. Though many people were present in the market at that time, no one intervened to come to the rescue of the couple.

  • cylinder-blast

    Oxygen cylinder explosion kills 2 workers at re-filling unit

    New Delhi: Two persons were killed and two others suffered injuries when an oxygen cylinder exploded at a re-filling unit in northeast Delhi’s Mustafabad area today. The deceased persons have been identified as Ganga Singh (30) and Firoz (28), both labourers working at the cylinder re-filling unit. The explosion was so massive that their body parts were blown apart, said a police officer.

  • BJP Logo

    BJP brings out booklet on National Herald case

    New Delhi: Escalating its attack on the Congress over the National Herald case, the BJP has brought out a booklet titled ‘Family Greed and National Blackmail’ that aims to “inform” its party leaders about the issue.

  • Dalit MLA Channi named CLP leader in Punjab

    New Delhi: Congress today initiated another reshuffle to strengthen its Punjab unit by appointing two-time Dalit MLA Charanjit Singh Channi as its new Legislative Party leader in the state assembly.

  • Azam Khan

    Shivpal likens Azam to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav has equated his cabinet colleague Azam Khan to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, saying his name too would be remembered for his efforts in establishing the Jauhar University. Yadav, while praising Azam for his efforts in stablishing the Jauhar varsity, said, “He (Azam) has followed the path of Sir Syed Ahmad who established Aligarh Muslim University and like him Azam’s name too would be remembered.”

  • Woman died following illness, not due to starvation: Govt

    Bhubaneswar: A day after Odisha Assembly was disrupted over an alleged starvation death at a village in Balangir district, the state government today said the 55-year-old woman had died following prolonged illness. Information received from the district collector showed that the death of Sua Dei Nag at Gutupalli village was not due to starvation but because of prolonged illness, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Bijayshree Routray said in a statement in the Assembly.