Free Press Journal
  • JNU student raped by 2 Afghan nationals

    New Delhi : A 21-year-old JNU student was  allegedly raped by two Afghan nationals in south Delhi’s Green Park area, police said on Friday.

  • Kanimozhi, Stalin held for rail roko on Jallikattu issue

    Chennai : Scores of DMK workers, including party’s working secretary M K Stalin were detained on Friday for staging rail roko on Jallikattu issue. Stalin, also Opposition leader in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, was detained along with scores of supporters when he staged a rail blockade at suburban Mambalam Railway Station.

  • Tamil stars rally for Jallikattu

    Chennai : Actors such as Ajith Kumar, Suriya, Karthi and Trisha Krishnan were among the first to gather here for day-long fast organized by Nadigar Sangam — the South Indian Artistes Association — to express solidarity with youngsters protesting against the ban on Jallikattu.

  • Sensex reverses course, sinks 274 pts

    Mumbai: Turned off by a set of poor quarterly numbers, market on Thursday developed cold feet as the Sensex failed to stick with its two-day winning momentum and dropped over 274 points to end at 27,035 — a nearly two-week low — as investors braced for Donald Trump’s presidency.

  • Motherson Sumi to acquire Finnish PKC Group for 571 million euros

    New Delhi : India’s biggest auto components manufacturer Motherson Sumi System Ltd has offered to buy Finnish truck wire harness maker PKC Group for 571 million euros (Rs 4,146 crore) to expand global presence.

  • Chirag Gandhi shines for Gujarat in Irani Cup

    Mumbai : Middle-order batsman Chirag Gandhi struck a timely, maiden first class hundred and remained unbeaten on 136 to lift newly-crowned Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat from deep trouble on day one of the Irani Cup game against the Rest of India at the Brabourne Stadium on Friday.

  • ED arrests Bhajiyawala’s son in Gujarat

    Ahmedabad : The Enforcement Directorate on Friday arrested Jignesh Bhajiyawala, son of Surat-based snack seller-turned-financier Kishore Bhajiyawala, under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) on the charge of exchanging scrapped currency notes with new ones.

  • Income Tax department gets over Rs. 300 cr declarations under PMGKY

    New Delhi : The Income Tax department has received confirmations for over Rs 300 crore declarations from across the country till now as part of the ongoing black money window called the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY), brought out by the government post demonetisation.

  • Political murders: BJP seeks Centre’s intervention in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram : BJP in Kerala, on Friday, sought the Centre’s intervention to ensure law and order in the state a day after the murder of a party worker allegedly by CPI(M) activsts in the northern district of Kannur.

  • Notice to union on PM in Khadi calendar protest

    The notice served on secretary accuses the union of “breach of office decorum” by holding the “protest” on the commission’s premises.

  • Gas pricing FIR liable to be quashed: Reliance Ind tells HC

    New Delhi : RIL on Friday told the Delhi High Court the FIR lodged against it and two UPA ministers on alleged irregularities in raising gas price from KG-6 basin was liable to be quashed in view of its larger bench ruling that the Delhi government’s ACB does not have power to probe central government officials.

  • `​I feel stronger, better and lighter on court` – Saina Nehwal

    Sarawak : London Olympics bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal on Friday said she now feels “stronger, better and lighter” on the court post her successful return from a knee surgery after the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • M&M takes controlling stake in Turkish Hisarlar

    New Delhi : Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) has acquired a majority stake in Turkey-based farm equipment company Hisarlar Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim irketi (Hisarlar) for around $ 19 million (nearly Rs 129 crore), thus foraying into the European nation.

  • Saina win, Jayaram out in Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament

    Former World No 1 Saina Nehwal stayed on course for the women’s singles title at the season-opening Malaysia Masters after she advanced to the semi-finals of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament on Friday.

  • Deep Rambhia makes last 16 in DY Patil-Maharashtra State Open badminton tournament

    Nerul : Nagpur’s Nayan Thakre caused a major upset when she  knocked out off colour top seed Riya Pawar from Pune in straight games (15-12,15-8) to storm into women’s singles semi-finals of the DY Patil-Maharashtra State Open badminton tournament, hosted by  Badminton Organisation  of Raigad at the  badminton courts in DY Patil stadium on Friday.

  • Interest rate needs to be lower, stable for investors, says Prez

    Kolkata : With strong macros and inflation in check, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday  pitched for “stable, lower and acceptable” interest rate to attract prospective investors to West Bengal in particular and India in general.