Free Press Journal
  • IIP growth drops 2.1% in June

    New Delhi :  Raising concerns about cost of credit and pick up in economic activity, retail inflation soared to 23-month high of 6.07 per cent in July on higher food prices, while factory output grew at a subdued rate of 2.1 per cent in June.

  • Economic prospects look bright in near term, says FinMin

    New Delhi :   The economy is showing “bright” near-term prospects, but reducing fiscal deficit to 3.5$% of GDP in 2016-17 is a challenge because of additional liabilities on account of pay revision, the government said on Friday.

  • Exports slip in July; gold imports more than halve

    New Delhi: After rising for the first time in 18 months in June, exports shrank again in July, contracting 6.84 per cent due to decline in shipments of engineering goods and petroleum products.

  • Sensex surges 293 pts, posts 3rd straight weekly gain

    Mumbai :  Market benchmark Sensex on Friday surged 293 points to close at 28,152.40, posting its third straight weekly gain, and the NSE Nifty jumped 80 points to end at 8,672.15 on sustained buying mainly in banking, finance, metal and auto sectors amid persistent foreign capital inflows. Besides, investor sentiment remained upbeat after the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its weekly monsoon update yesterday said the cumulative rainfall during this monsoon so far

  • Tata Steel talking to more firms to revive European ops

    Mumbai : Tata Steel today reiterated it has “widened its conversation” to a more strategic play in the European market and is talking to several players, including the German giant Thyssenkrup, but refused to share more details on future plans.

  • N-energy will gain momentum, says Basu

    Mumbai : Nuclear energy has been promoted along with solar energy in India, to keep up with the vision of supplying clean electricity. Unlike solar, nuclear energy in India had not been able to achieve its targets. However, with the creation of nuclear supplier’s insurance policy, atomic energy secretary Sekhar Basu is optimistic that the nuclear energy will gain momentum.

  • HC orders CBI to probe Bulandshahr gang rape

    Lucknow : The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Friday ordered a CBI probe into the gang rape of a woman and her teenage daughter on a highway passing through Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district on July 29.

  • SC agrees to hear Guj plea on quota for poor

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Gujarat government’s plea challenging the high court order quashing its ordinance providing 10 per cent quota for economically backward among the unreserved category, including the agitating Patel community.

  • Sonia responding to medication, resumes physio

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has responded to medication for treatment of her infection and resumed physiotherapy for her shoulder injury, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, where she is admitted, said today. “Sonia Gandhi has shown improvement from infection and has no fever today. She is responding to antibiotics and has restarted her physiotherapy rehabilitation for shoulder,” the hospital said. 69-year-old Gandhi has been undergoing treatment at the private hospital for the

  • Now, MPs cry for better pay packet

    NEW DELHI : Samajwadi Party leader Ramgopal Yadav and Congress deputy leader Anand Sharma on Friday made a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for revision of the salary and allowances of the members of Parliament, but Finance Minister Arun Jaitley present in the House remained mum even when other opposition members exhorted him to speak.

  • Ex-SC judge Katju’s blog on Kerala a hit

    Kochi : Former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandeya Katju’s blog ‘Who are the real Indians’ has become a roaring hit in Malayalam dailies and gone viral on social media.

  • Google Science Fair: Indian teens among finalists

    New Delhi : Make way for Shriyank and Mansha Fatima, as they are now among the 16 Global finalists for the Sixth Annual Google Science Fair 2016. The shortlisted projects, announced today, include submissions by these two Indian students from Bangalore and Hyderabad, who will be competing for a grand prize of 50,000 dollars scholarship.

  • Bring corporates under anti-graft law: Par panel

    New Delhi : In a first, a Parliamentary Committee has recommended criminalising private sector bribery by bringing in corporates and their executives in the ambit of proposed anti-corruption law and recommended jail term of upto seven years along with fine. Besides, it has suggested punishment for bribe givers too.At present, there is no law in the country that covers corruption in the private sector or criminalises bribe giving.

  • Blast rock Philippine jail, leaving 10 dead

    Manila : A blast from a suspected grenade and gunshots rocked a Philippine jail, leaving 10 inmates dead, including two alleged Chinese drug criminals, said officials. The warden was seriously injured in the explosion, reports AP.

  • Trump concedes he could come up short

    Orlando : In a rare show of humility by the boastful billionaire, Donald Trump is acknowledging that his presidential campaign faces challenges and could ultimately fall short, reports AP. The Republican presidential nominee is straying from his signature bravado as he campaigns in the battleground state of Florida, even telling a gathering of evangelical ministers that he’s “having a tremendous problem in Utah.” The same day, the reality show star acknowledged that his

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