Free Press Journal
  • RBI

    No offer accepted for repurchase of inflation bonds: RBI

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank today said it has not accepted any offer for the repurchase of inflation indexed bonds (IIBs) maturing in 2023. Last week, RBI had said the government would be repurchasing the not-so-successful inflation indexed bonds (IIBs) maturing in 2023 through a reverse auction today at face value. “The repurchase auction of 1.44 per cent Inflation Index GS 2023 was conducted today. After examining the bids, it has been decided in

  • ‘India’s retail mkt has potential to touch $1,200 bn by 2020’

    New Delhi: India’s retail market has the potential to grow from USD 630 billion in 2015 to USD 1,100-1,200 billion in 2020 on the back of rising income levels and increased urbanisation, according to a Report. “The overall retail market has potential to grow from USD 630 billion in 2015 to USD 1,100-1,200 billion in 2020. Retail sector will reap the benefits of a large, young population adding to the workforce, 70 per

  • Food Inflation

    WPI inflation at (-)0.73% in Dec, food prices harden

    New Delhi: For the 14th month in a row, wholesale prices fell in December but the rate of decline at 0.73 per cent was the slowest in last one year as food prices shot up, indicating return of inflationary pressures ahead of RBI’s monetary policy review. The Wholesale Price Index based inflation, which had remained in the negative zone since November 2014, has inched up in the last four months. It was (-)1.99

  • A Nepalese earthquake survivor receives medical attention for an infected broken leg as his wife sits alongside in Chautara, about 80 kms from Kathmandu in the central Sindhupalchok district. (RIGHT) Nepalese children pinch their nose as they walk over debris covering a dead body on the outskirts of Chautara, about 80 kms from Kathmandu in the central Sindhupalchok district.

    Reconstruction in Nepal to start in April, a year after quake

    Kathmandu: Nepal has announced a four-phase plan to rebuild thousands of houses and buildings destroyed in the devastating April 25 quake that would be implemented beginning Saturday. The National Authority for Reconstruction (NAR), the body formed for rebuilding earthquake-damaged structures, yesterday unveiled the post-earthquake reconstruction plan to be executed in the next three months.

  • Croc bites off woman’s arm in Australia

    Perth: A crocodile has bitten off a woman’s arm in a “death roll” at a creek in a small northwestern Australian town, sparking a hunt to trap and kill the animal today. The woman, aged in her 60s, was at Three Mile Creek in Wyndham, about 3,200 kilometres (2,000 miles) north of Perth, on Wednesday afternoon when the croc lunged, Western Australia’s Country Health Service told.

  • Waqar Younis

    Mohammad Amir ready for Kiwi challenge, Waqar Younis

    Johannesburg: Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis has welcomed Mohammad Amir’s return to international cricket, saying that the fast bowler is working on his game and is absolutely ready to face New Zealand in the upcoming series.

  • hand-murder

    Father kills 10-year-old daughter

    Sambhal (UP): A minor girl was allegedly killed by her father, who later dumped the body in a borewell in Asmoli area, police said here today. 10-year-old Rashi was allegedly killed by her father Hardwari at Rampur village and her body was found dumped in a borewell yesterday, said the police.

  • Movies featuring our heroes this Indian Army Day

    On the occasion of Indian Army day that dates on 15th January every year in India, we take the privilege to salute all those who work hard in serving the country and assuring us safety.


    Apologise for your misbehaviour and play in HIL, Sardar tells Pakistan

    New Delhi: India captain Sardar Singh on Thursday supported Hockey India’s (HI) stand of not allowing Pakistani players in the cash-rich Hockey India League (HIL) until and unless they apologise for their unruly behaviour during Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar in December 2014.

  • India’s Harbhajan Singh (R) celebrates with teammates the dismissal of Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque during the fourth day of the Test match against Bangladesh at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Narayanganj on Saturday.

    India to address bowling worries in Brisbane ODI 

    Brisbane: India will on Friday look to an improved bowling performance to clinch the second One-Day International against Australia at the Gabba ground here after having squandered a strong total of 309 runs in their first outing.

  • International Cricket Council ICC

    18 players to take part in ICC U-19 World Cup for second time

    Dubai: Eighteen players, including three form India, are set to take part in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup for the second time when the event begins in Bangladesh on January 27. To represent one’s country at a world-level tournament is any budding teenage cricketer’s dream, but to take part in two editions before turning 19 is a remarkable accomplishment reserved for a select band who display talent beyond their years.

  • students walking on glass

    Tutor makes students walk on broken glass pieces

    Vadodara: A private tuition teacher here allegedly made his students and their parents walk on broken glass pieces “to build their self-confidence”, prompting the district administration to order probe into the episode.

  • Republican sharks circle Trump for first debate of 2016

    Washington: Republicans square off in their latest US presidential debate today, just 18 days before all-important first votes are cast in the nominations race, after a rising party star delivered an extraordinary rebuke to frontrunner Donald Trump. Seven candidates will take the main stage in South Carolina, with six focused on how to knock the real-estate tycoon off his perch and finally bring the 2016 campaign to a debate about issues rather than

  • bombay high court

    PIL in HC seeks odd-even traffic pattern in Mumbai

    Mumbai – A public interest litigation has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking introduction of odd-even rule for private cars on Mumbai roads on the lines of the pattern adopted in Delhi.

  • ‘Similarities’ between Dinanagar, Pathankot attacks: NIA

    New Delhi – The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found certain similarities between the Dinanagar and Pathankot attacks with further investigation being underway, sources said.

  • 10 Yemeni ex-Guantanamo inmates arrive in Oman: ministry

    Muscat: aTen Yemeni former inmates at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay arrived in Oman today for a “temporary stay” as Washington moves to close the notorious prison, Muscat’s foreign ministry said. Oman has received the men “in response to a request by the US administration for help to resolve the issue of detainees at Guantanamo Bay,” the ministry said in a statement carried by state news agency ONA.

  • Map entire buildings in 3D with mobile devices soon

    London: Swiss scientists have developed a unique software that can map the entire building in 3D with a tablet and other mobile devices – that too in sunlight.