Free Press Journal
  • MF distributor commission capped at 1% from April 1: Amfi

    New Delhi: Mutual funds’ grouping Amfi today announced that upfront commissions paid to distributors selling schemes would be capped at one per cent from April 1. The decision comes against the backdrop of concerns raised by market regulator Sebi about high commissions being doled out to mutual fund agents.

  • Prannoy upsets top seed Jorgensen, Kashyap loses in India Open

    New Delhi: Young Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy created the biggest upset of the Yonex Sunrise India Open when he outplayed top seed and tournament favourite Jan O Jorgensen to advance into the quarter-finals here on Thursday.

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    AAP reconciliation talks fail, Bhushan, Yadav quit national executive

    New Delhi: Reconciliation talks between the two warring factions in AAP have collapsed following which two prominent leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan today accused Arvind Kejriwal camp of trying to force them to resign from the national executive and not heeding to any of their concerns. In an open letter to Kejriwal two days ahead of AAP’s crucial national council meeting, Bhushan and Yadav said the the message conveyed to them during

  • Bengal tops in executing ‘Clean Ganga’ schemes: Mamata

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed her state has topped in implementing “Clean Ganga” mission schemes. “West Bengal tops in executing the Clean Ganga mission schemes among the five states through which the Ganges flows.

  • Falguni Nayar

    Nykaa.com; Beauty at the click of a mouse

    Nykaa.com, brainchild of Falguni Nayar, former Managing Director Of Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, is an attempt to give the beauty and cosmetics industry, quite literally, a new face. With a combination of exclusive launches, product innovation and CSR, the Nykaa team aspires to change the way the industry operates in the country. In a conversation with Saurabh Sinha, CEO, Uber Content, Nayar shares the

  • Amorio Shoes

    The new range of shoes from Amorio: Just the right fit

    No, they’re not Italian. But you would’ve been none the wiser if we hadn’t told you. These are a dapper pair of blue leather shoes from Jaipur-based luxury shoe brand Amorio.

  •  MEA explores ways to bring back Indians from Yemen

    New Delhi: Concerned over the situation in Yemen, External Affairs Ministry today held hectic intra- ministry parleys to explore ways to get its nationals out of the strife-torn country. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also talked to Indian envoy Amrit Lugun about welfare of the Indian community and how best they could be assisted, the Spokesperson in the External Affairs Ministry said.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee slips 34 paise vs US dollar as stocks decline

    Mumbai: Tracking steep losses in local stocks, the Indian rupee today slipped 34 paise — its worst drop in two weeks — to close at 62.67 against the US dollar amid month-end demand for the American currency. Crude prices jumped on reports that Saudi Arabian air strikes in Yemen raised concerns of supply disruptions, leading to higher dollar demand from importers, including oil firms.

  • Robert Vadra

    Robert Vadra must now face the music

    In the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections in 2014, the BJP had made a big issue of the dubious land deals of Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra and had alleged favours having been doled out to him by the then Congress government of Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Haryana.

  • income tax

    CBDT makes public names of 18 tax defaulters who owe Rs 500 cr

    New Delhi: Adopting an aggressive approach to increase tax collection, the revenue department for the first time publically named 18 tax defaulters – including Goldsukh Trade and Somani Cements – who owe over Rs 500 crore to the exchequer. Of the 18 defaulters mentioned in the list posted on the website of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), 11 are based in Gujarat.

  • Pulsar-200-SS-Eurasia

    Bajaj launches Pulsar’s fastest version at Rs 1.18 lakhs

    New Delhi: Bajaj on Thursday launched its latest offering in the Pulsar segment, the Pulsar RS 200. Pulsar RS 200 is priced at Rs 1.18 lakh for the non anti-lock brake system (ABS) variant and Rs 1.30 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom Maharashtra) for the one with ABS brakes.

  • Michael Clarke

    We played some outstanding cricket: Clarke

    Sydney: Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Thursday said he is proud the way his team played in the semi-final against India but pointed out that the final against New Zealand will be a tough one on Sunday.

  • Cricketing fraternity commend India despite defeat

    Sydney: India lost the World Cup semifinal to Australia by 95 runs but that did not stop cricketers and other athletes the world over from acknowledging their good work in the mega event. Sachin Tendulkar led with the appreciation of both teams.

  • J&K for extending Ladakh’s inner line permit for foreigners

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government today batted strongly for extending the inner line permit, a necessary document for visiting Ladakh region, for foreign tourists despite concerns expressed by the army. “The matter regarding extending the inner line permit for foreign tourists from Panamik to Varshi, including Yarma, Gumpa and Yarma Gongu monastery (in protected areas) in Nobra valley of Leh district, has been taken up with the Ministry of Home Affairs by

  • Azam Khan

    SC verdict on Sec 66A ‘good’, but not related to me: Azam Khan

    Lucknow: SP leader Azam Khan today distanced himself from the recent Supreme Court verdict scrapping the controversial Section 66A of Information Technology Act, saying that it has got nothing to do with him. “The Supreme Court verdict is good…(but) it has got nothing to do with me,” he said in the state Assembly during a discussion on the home department budget.