Free Press Journal
  • Maoists Attacks

    Maoists kill TDP leader for supporting bauxite mining

    Visakhapatnam – Maoists shot dead a former sarpanch (village headman) of the ruling Telugu Desam Party in Andhra Pradesh’s Viskhapatnam district late Tuesday, police said on Wednesday.

  • Five killed in Baharampur road accident

    Baharampur – Five persons were killed and seven others injured when a tractor trolley in which they were moving overturned on a state highway near Sialmara village in Murshidabad district today.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalitha announces Rs.318 crore Pongal gift

    Chennai – Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha on Wednesday announced Rs.100 cash, one kg each of rice and sugar and a two-foot-long sugarcane stalk would be distributed to 1.91 crore ration card holders in the state to celebrate Pongal – the harvest festival adding the project would cost the state government Rs.318 crore.

  • Iran-Saudi crisis punches another hole in OPEC unity

    Paris – Escalating diplomatic tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia have added fresh strains on OPEC’s unity as the cartel grapples with a common response to rock-bottom oil prices, experts said.

  • Air India

    AI aircraft’s tyre deflates; passengers safe

    Bhopal – A tyre of an Air India aircraft arriving here from Delhi with 75 passengers on board was found deflated after landing at the airport here this morning.

  • document-corporate

    Shapoorji Pallonji’s Forbes & Co to sell CFS, logistics biz

    New Delhi – Shapoorji Pallonji Group firm Forbes & Company today said it will sell two container freight stations and logistics business to Transworld Group Singapore, on slump sale as a going concern for an enterprise value of not less than Rs 93.5 crore.

  • Funds

    Siti Cable plans to raise up to Rs 680 cr

    New Delhi – Essel group firm Siti Cable Network today said it plans to raise up to Rs 680 crore through issuance of warrants and optionally fully convertible debentures (OFCDs) to promoter companies.

  • Sensex

    Sensex reverses trend, inches up in late morning deals

    Mumbai – In a range-bound momentum, the BSE Sensex recovered slightly by 6 points in late morning trade amid bouts of value-buying in energy, telecom, utilities, capital goods and oil&gas stocks amid mixed Asian cues.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maha govt stays decision to order solar pumps for farmers

    Mumbai – Taking cognisance of the Opposition’s claim over procurement of solar pumps for drought-hit farmers, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has stayed their purchase and
    directed Energy Department officials to study Gujarat government’s model of procurement in this regard.

  • e-commerce

    Shoppers are engaging more in ‘web-to-store’ shopping: study

    Washington, D.C. – The constant barrage of post-holiday sales touted by web-based retailers may make it seem like online shopping is killing real-world stores, but shoppers are actually engaging in ‘web-to-store’.

  • Services growth hits 10-mth high in Dec, mfg remains a drag

    New Delhi – India’s services sector activity touched a ten-month high in December driven by a significant rise in new business orders but the overall health of the economy remains fragile amid a weak manufacturing sector, a survey showed today.

  • Shimla

    More than 500 jaundice cases in Shimla reported

    Shimla – More than 500 cases of jaundice have been reported from this Himachal Pradesh capital in the past few weeks and their number has been increasing each day, doctors said on Wednesday.

  • Malaysia Airlines

    Malaysia Airlines lifts baggage ban on Europe flights

    Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Airlines said Wednesday it has lifted a ban on check-in baggage on flights to Paris and Amsterdam, after the move angered many passengers who slammed the airline on social media.

  • Pathankot attack

    Combing operations on at Pathankot Air Base

    Pathankot – Combing operations were underway today to sanitise the air base here that was under siege for four days after terrorists struck the forward installation even as the focus shifted to the probe in the terror strike with the NIA chief arriving here for an on-the-spot assessment.

  • N Korea test grave challenge and ‘serious threat’: Japan’s Abe

    Tokyo – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned North Korea’s announcement that it had carried out a hydrogen bomb test today, calling it a “serious threat” to Japan and a “grave challenge” to nuclear non-proliferation efforts.

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    Instagram to hold first photo exhibition in India

    Kolkata – Instagram will hold its first ever photograph exhibition in India tomorrow where photos generated from the photo and video sharing app will be displayed.

  • China admits first same sex marriage rights lawsuit

    Beijing – China’s first lawsuit on same-sex marriage rights has been accepted by a court, marking a milestone for gay, bisexual and transgender rights, official media reported.