Free Press Journal
  • Incentivise retail investors to enter capital markets: Parekh

    Mumbai: Pressing the need to incentivise retail investors to enter domestic capital markets, industry leader Deepak Parekh today called for cutting down the dominance of foreign institutions whom he likened to big ‘party-hoppers’.

  • Delhi Govt to take 10 more days to normalise power supply

    New Delhi: Long power outages continued to haunt residents of the national capital for the fourteenth consecutive day even as Delhi Government announced that it will take at least ten more days to restore the transmission network damaged by last month’s storm.

  • IIP rebounds to 13-month high of 3.4%, inflation eases to 8.2%

    New Delhi: Some signs of improvement are visible in the economy now, with factory output growth rebounding to 13-month high of 3.4 per cent in April and retail inflation easing to 8.23 per cent in May on account of falling prices of essential food items.

  • Take people’s view before decision on Narmada dam: Patkar

    Mumbai:Social activist Medha Patkar today said the government should take into account views of people from the Narmada valley before taking any decision on increasing the height of the Sardar Sarovar dam project.

  • Cameroon clash key for mercurial Mexico

    Natal (Brazil): Mercurial Mexico host a troubled Cameroon in the sides’ World Cup Group A opener in Natal today looking to take the first step towards an eventual first appearance in the quarter-finals in nearly 30 years.

  • Australia undaunted by classy Chile army

    Cuiaba (Brazil): World Cup outsiders Australia are aiming to punch above their weight and give a Chile side choc-a-bloc with talent a bloody nose here today.


    Revenge time for Dutch against Spain

    Salvador (Brazil): Holders Spain open their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands today in a repeat of the 2010 final with the Dutch out for revenge. Andres Iniesta’s strike four minutes from the end of extra-time in the Johannesburg final crowned Spain as world champions for the first time and now, four years later, the European giants clash again at Salvador’s Arena Fonte Nova in the mouth-watering opening match of Group B.

  • Snubbed Tevez not to watch World Cup

    Buenos Aires: Carlos Tevez has admitted he is still suffering after being overlooked by Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella for the World Cup and intends to ignore the four-week long tournament. The 30-year-old was discarded from the Argentine set-up after missing a penalty in his country’s quarter-final Copa America exit at the hands of eventual winners Uruguay three years ago.

  • Overcome racism, greed in sport: Pope to World Cup

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and greed. The Argentine-born, football-loving Pope recorded a video message which was broadcasted on Brazilian television prior to opening match played between Brazil and Croatia. In it, Francis said football teaches three lessons that can promote peace and solidarity around the world: the need to train and

  • Smartphones

    Mozilla to bring Rs 1,500 Firefox smartphones to India

    New Delhi: Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox web browser, has tied up with handset makers Intex and Spice to bring smartphones priced at USD 25 (Rs 1,500) to India in the next few months, a move that may redefine the “ultra-affordable” mobile phone market in the country.

  • MHA, DoPT give nod for CBI chief’s name for Interpol Secy Gen

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry and Personnel Department have given their nod to External Affairs Ministry supporting the candidature of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha for the post of Interpol Secretary General, the first Indian to be shortlisted for the coveted job.

  • R R Patil

    Speaker’s clean chit to Maha Home Minister for rape comment

    Mumbai: Giving a clean chit to Home Minister R R Patil over his reported comment on checking rape, Maharashtra Assembly Speaker Dilip Walse Patil today said he would see if there could be a code of conduct for the media for coverage of legislative proceedings.

  • Edelweiss Financial NBFC arm to raise funds via NCDs

    Mumbai: ECL Finance Ltd, the NBFC arm of Edelweiss Financial Services, today announced the public issue of unsecured redeemable non-convertible debentures (NCDs) of face value of Rs 1,000 each, aggregating to Rs 200 crore.

  • Court acquits three in AICTE document case

    New Delhi: Three persons, including an official of All-India Council of Technical Education, have been absolved by a Delhi court of the charge of submitting forged documents to AICTE to run an educational institute in Alwar in Rajasthan.

  • Pakistan condemns US drone strikes

    Islamabad: Pakistan today said the latest US drone strike in the country’s restive northwestern tribal region violated its sovereignty and warned that it will have a “negative impact” on the government’s efforts to strike a peace deal with the Taliban.

  • South West monsoon active over Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: South West monsoon, which hit Kerala last week, has been active over the state with rainfall occurring at most places and at many areas in Lakshadweep today.

  • Jairam Ramesh

    Jairam says Greenpeace is funded domestically

    New Delhi: Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh today virtually backed the NGO Greenpeace in the backdrop of an Intelligence Bureau report warning that the NGO is a threat to the country’s economic growth.

  • 6 Goa politicos to go on Brazil junket to watch football WC

    Panaji: A Goa government-sponsored trip for a group of six politicians to Brazil to watch the football world cup has kicked up a row with the opposition Congress calling it a “wasteful expenditure” and seeking Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to “stop the junket”.