Free Press Journal
  • $1 bn loan from ADB for Super Expressway

    The project will reduce the travelling time between Nagpur and Mumbai to eight hours from the present 16 hours.

  • Pak invites FS for talks on Kashmir

    Islamabad : Ignoring India’s offer to hold talks on cross-border terrorism, Pakistan on Friday invited Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Islamabad by the end of this month to discuss Kashmir dispute “as per the UN Security Council Resolutions”. Upping the ante, it called for an immediate end to “human rights violations in Kashmir” and sought permission for Pakistani doctors and paramedics to travel to the state.

  • Visa for sarod maestro after week-long ordeal

    New Delhi : Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was on Friday granted visa by the UK, a week after his application for the same was rejected apparently due to incomplete information.

  • Sharif brings UN chief’s gaze on Kashmir unrest

    New Delhi : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored the deaths in the current unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and also offered his good offices to facilitate dialogue between India and Pakistan to ‘achieve a negotiated settlement’ on all outstanding issues, including Kashmir.

  • PoK will soon be part of India, says Adityanath

    Ballia (UP): Lashing out at Pakistan, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has said if the neighbouring country dares to fight with India, its existence would be in danger and that Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) would soon be a part of India. The BJP lawmaker from Gorakhpur, who was here to attend a function in Rasra area, said last night that India should take a stand on the issue of Balochistan.

  • CBI given a month to get sanction for trial

    New Delhi : A court here on Friday granted the Central Bureau of Investigation  (CBI) one month to secure official sanction to try government servants charge-sheeted last week for causing a loss of Rs 578 crore to the exchequer in the Devas-Antrix deal.

  • Pak probing 26/11 suspect over financial assistance to LeT men

    Lahore : Pakistan is investigating another Mumbai attack suspect, who has recently been arrested, for allegedly providing financial assistance to the LeT men to carry out the deadly assault in 2008.

  • Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani

    Mukesh Ambani meets DoT Secy; updates him on RJio’s rollout plans

    New Delhi : Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday met Telecom Secretary JS Deepak to discuss rollout plans of his telecom venture Reliance Jio, which has accused incumbent players of not releasing sufficient interconnection ports during its test run of services.

  • Parrikar reduces his junior to a virtual nobody

    NEW DELHI : In less than a month, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has reversed his own order for sharing powers with his new minister of state Subhash Bhamre, who succeeded Rao Inderjit Singh in the ministerial reshuffle on July 6.

  • States asked to relax turnover period for pulses traders

    New Delhi :  he Centre has asked states to relax the turnover period for pulses traders as prices of the essential commodity have started declining, a senior official at the food ministry said.

  • Domestic air traffic sees record 26% growth in July

    New Delhi : Domestic air passenger traffic jumped by nearly 26 per cent in July, registering double-digit growth for the 24th consecutive month with lower fares attracting more fliers.

  • MBBS docs can now learn Ayurveda too

    NEW DELHI : The Central Council for Indian Medicine, a regulatory body for the traditional medicines, has decided to offer a 2-year postgraduate diploma course in ayurveda to doctors with MBBS and MD degrees to learn the basic principles of ayurveda, after noticing a lot of interest of the doctors practicing modern medicines in Ayurveda.

  • Service Tax Dept may go for reauction of Mallya’s jet

    Mumbai : The Service Tax Department may go for another round of bidding for luxury jet of embattled businessman Vijay Mallya as the highest bid received during the auction here was a measly Rs 27 crore against the reserve price of Rs 152 crore.

  • Trai allows 1-year validity for mobile Internet data packs

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai on Friday permitted increase of validity for mobile data packs to 365 days, from the current up to 90 days, to boost usage by marginal consumers and also attract first-time Internet users.

  • BSE Sensex sheds 46 pts

    Mumbai : After a day’s breather, the BSE Sensex resumed its downward spiral by taking a hit of over 46 points to 28,077 after investors locked-in gains amid weaker opening in European markets and a mixed closing in Asia.

  • Commexes barred from discussing derivatives on media platforms

    New Delhi : Markets regulator the Sebi on Friday said commodity exchanges and their functionaries cannot sponsor or participate in discussions including on televisions channels and social media about trading in commodity derivatives.