Free Press Journal
  • Rupee

    Expected foreign funds’ inflows to strengthen rupee: Experts

    New Delhi: Expected inflows of foreign funds in the Indian equity and debt markets, coupled with the quarter-end hedging by IT firms will strengthen the rupee value during the upcoming week, experts said. According to market observers, rupee value is expected to be stable around 65.80-66.30 to a US dollar in the coming week, as foreign funds increase their inflows into the Indian equity and debt markets.

  • Gold

    Weekly market review: Gold closes above 25,000 mark

    Gold rebounded after a brief correction with bullish undertones and closed above the psychologically significant Rs 25,000-mark in a holiday-shortened week at the domestic bullion hub here. Renewed demand from jewellery stockists and traders as well as hectic buying activity from retail consumers mainly helped gold prices to regain lost ground.

  • Taylor- Calvin mark Xmas fun on snow slopes

    Washington D.C.: Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris spent skiing together on Christmas.An insider revealed that the 26-year-old singer and the 31-year-old Harris spent the holiday with Swift’s family in Vail Colorado, People Magazine reports.

  • AFI recognise New Delhi full marathon on Feb 28

    New Delhi: Top athletes of the country are expected to take part in the first New Delhi Marathon on February 28, a race which has been given the status of a National Championship by the Athletics Federation of India. With the AFI granting the status of National Championship to this event which is being organised by Bangalore-based NEB Sports, the runners can qualify for the Rio Olympics next year from here.

  • PAKISTAN-QUAKE

    Quake hits Central Asia, tremors felt in Delhi

    New Delhi: Tremors were felt in some parts of northern India early on Saturday after a powerful earthquake jolted Afghanistan.  There were no reports of casualties or damage to property in the national capital where many residents were shaken out of their beds some 45 minutes past midnight Friday.

  • World Bank

    World Bank may revise India’s growth projection: Kaushik Basu

    Kolkata: World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu today indicated that the bank may revise its GDP growth projection for India after it goes for a stock-taking in a few months. “There could be some changes in the January review of India’s growth forecast,” Basu said.

  • Unmukt Chand’s 80 lifts Delhi into Vijay Hazare final

    Bengaluru: Delhi cruised into the final of Vijay Hazare cricket tournament as they rode on Unmukt Chand’s unbeaten 80 to register a six-wicket victory over Himachal
    Pradesh in the first semi-final here today. After Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir chose to field, his bowlers restricted Himachal to 200 for nine in 50 overs at the
    M Chinnaswamy stadium.

  • New deadly landslide hits Myanmar jade mine

    Yangon: Dozens of people were feared missing today in the latest landslide to hit a remote jade mining region in northern Myanmar, the second such deadly incident in just over a month. The landslide took place yesterday afternoon in Hpakant, Kachin State, the war-torn area that is the epicentre of Myanmar’s secretive billion dollar jade industry.

  • Why it’s nearly impossible to shed those extra kilos

    London: A new chart has been revealed that shows why it’s nearly impossible to lose weight and keep it off. The study, analysing electronic health records of over 278,000 people living in England over a nine-year period, found that in a given year, the average obese woman has roughly a 1 in 124 chance of returning to a normal weight and for obese men, the odds are even worse: 1 in 210, the

  • Man City’s Sterling hails team-mates Aguero, Silva

    Manchester: Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has praised the talent of his Argentine team-mate Sergio Aguero terming him a “world class player” and also hailed Spaniard David Silva. “Sergio is a world class player – he’s the sort of player you watch before you join the club and it’s just a great feeling to play alongside someone like that and learn a lot from him,” Sterling said on Friday, reports Efe.

  • Three youths planning to join ‘terror’ groups picked up

    Nagpur/Hyderabad: Three Hyderabad based cousins, who allegedly planned to join “jihadi terror groups”, were today picked up from Nagpur international airport while on their way to Srinagar, months after they were put under watch for being influenced by online ISIS propaganda.

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    PM’s surprise visit to Pak will send positive message: Chouhan

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore to meet his Pakistani counterpart saying such initiatives send positive message that India is committed to have good relations with its neighbours. “It sends positive message that India is committed to have good relations with neighbours and always willing to go extra mile to achieve it,” Chouhan said in a tweet last night after Modi decided

  • Salman Khurshid

    NDA Govt. should be nicknamed as ‘flip-flop’: Salman Khurshid

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his surprise visit to Lahore, former external affairs minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Saturday said that the NDA Government at the Centre could be nicknamed as ‘flip-flop’ as their policies keep on changing every day.

  • Narendra Modi

    Pakistan opposition parties welcome Modi’s visit

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s major political parties today welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore, saying it was a “new beginning of relations” and will help improve ties between the two countries. Modi stayed for over two hours in Lahore on his way back home from Afghanistan yesterday during which he held talks with his counterpart Nawaz Sharif at his Raiwind house.

  • PAKISTAN-AGHANISTAN-QUAKE

    89 people injured as quake hits Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least 89 people were injured in Pakistan today when a powerful earthquake measuring 6.9-magnitude on Richter Scale jolted several parts of the country including areas bordering Afghanistan. The centre of the quake with 196-km depth was Afghanistan and it was also felt in parts of Tajikistan and India, said Ghulam Rasool, Meteorological Department Director General.

  • LED lighting cuts costs for greenhouse tomato growers

    New York: Supplemental light-emitting diode (LED) lighting treatment can help greenhouse tomato growers reduce energy cost without affecting fruit quality attributes, new research suggests.