Free Press Journal
  • Rupee down

    Rupee ends 2015 on dismal note; records 5th year of decline

    Mumbai – Marking the fifth consecutive year of depreciation, the rupee ended 2015 with a yearly loss of 312 paise, or 4.95 per cent, against the US dollar on heavy fund outflows, even as the last day today saw a modest gain of 24
    paise in the Indian currency.

  • Sensex

    Sensex clocks first yearly loss in 4 years; slips 5% in 2015

    Mumbai – Clocking its worst performance in four years, stock market benchmark Sensex lost over 5 per cent or 1,382 points in 2015 as metals, banking and PSU stocks lost ground even as the last trading day today saw a modest gain of 158 points.

  • dharmendra pradhan

    Odd-hour sale of CNG in Delhi to carry discount

    New Delhi: Gas distribution companies here will offer a rebate in the New Year on CNG sold at odd hours, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Thursday.

  • Down memory lane: When Delhiites rode double-decker buses

    New Delhi: “There used to be a single line to get into a bus, and women and elderly travellers were treated with utmost respect,” says 71-year-old South Delhi Mayor Subhash Arya with much nostalgia. With the road-rationing experiment set to begin tomorrow, the veteran politician takes a trip down memory lane and recalls the days when MCD used to run double-decker buses in Delhi.

  • Walk the aisle movie style

    The fabulous romantic tales we adore in movies have a fascinating look given to them in order to leave a memoir in our heads. Weddings play an important part in most of them, and that leads to a perfectly designed attire to make the protagonist look even more appealing. Bollywood and Hollywood have put in extreme efforts to produce and design some extravagant looks. Since we are amidst the wedding season, here

  • United should stick with van Gaal: Moyes

    Manchester: Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has said the English football club should support under-fire coach Louis van Gaal.

  • Indo-Canadian charged for assaulting woman flight attendant

    Toronto: A 47-year-old Indo-Canadian man, who allegedly assaulted an Air Canada woman flight attendant while the Delhi-bound plane was over the Atlantic Ocean, has been charged on two counts, including endangering safety of an aircraft.

  • Angela Merkel thanks Germans for helping 1 million refugees

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her annual New Year’s speech expressed gratitude to her fellow compatriots for their overwhelming support for the 1 million refugees who came to this country in 2015.

  • Paris New Year hotel reservations slump

    Paris: Paris hotels, usually crammed with New Year revellers, have seen New Year reservations plunge 30 per cent in the wake of the November 13 attacks, the head of the regional hotel union said today.

  • Mother of ‘affluenza’ teen arrives back in US

    Washington: A Texas woman accused of helping her teenage son flee the US in violation of his probation for killing four people while driving drunk arrived back in the US today after being deported from Mexico, news reports said.

  • Pro-government militia leader assassinated in Yemen’s Aden

    Sanaa : Yemeni security officials say a drive- by shooting killed a top pro-government militia leader and five of his companions in the southern city of Aden, just hours after he reluctantly handed over control of the city’s strategic port to government troops.

  • Sheena Bora case dominated crime scene in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The sensational Sheena Bora murder case in the nation’s financial capital and its unending twists and turns dominated headlines across the country this year.

  • Friend of California shooter indicted on gun, terror charges

    Riverside (US): A friend of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre that killed 14 people has been indicted on charges that include conspiring in a pair of previous planned attacks and making false statements when he bought the guns used in this month’s shootings, authorities said.

  • Ajit Doval

    Ajit Doval to visit China next week to discuss border dispute

    Beijing: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China next week to hold informal talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the vexed border dispute and other strategic issues, it was announced here today.

  • Guj ACB demands special court, public prosecutor

    Ahmedabad: To increase conviction rate, the Gujarat Anti-Corruption Bureau has requested the state government to set up a special ACB court and also demanded a dedicated public prosecutor to fight their cases. According to ACB Director Ashish Bhatia, various steps are being taken to streamline their operations and to bring culprits to justice through speedy trial.