Free Press Journal
  • BSE

    BSE to shift 41 cos to restricted trade; NSE to move 8

    Mumbai: Leading stock exchange BSE has decided to shift stocks of 41 companies to the restricted trading segment from Thursday to ensure safety in capital markets and safeguard the interest of investors. Another leading bourse National Stock Exchange (NSE) will also move seven securities to this category.

  • RBI

    RBI policy rate cut: Banks must cut lending rates to boost growth, says India Inc

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the RBI’s decision to keep policy rate unchanged, India Inc today said banks must immediately pass on the benefit of earlier rate cuts to borrowers to kick start growth and stimulate investment. RBI lowered interest rates by a total of 0.50 per cent since January 2015, but banks are yet to pass on the benefit to borrowers. “With the RBI choosing not to reduce the policy interest rate, demand

  • Michael Hussey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Michael Hussey believes Mahendra Singh Dhoni calmer skipper

    Wellington : Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has lavished praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, describing the Indian skipper as the ‘calmer’ captain than his contemporaries. Hussey has reunited with two-time Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings following a stint with Mumbai Indian last year.

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Russia to cut spending of 2018 FIFA World Cup projects

    Moscow : Russia will cut over $400 million of its spending for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the country’s sports ministry has said.  According to the report published at the government website on Monday, 25 events will be cancelled and 14 more downsized in order to save 27 billion rubles (over $475 million) for the organisers, reports Xinhua.  Those projects to be trimmed are mainly accommodations provided for participants, guests of the

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray bans celebs from attending his wedding!

    Wellington : Britain’s number one tennis player Andy Murray has revealed that there won’t be any celebrities at his wedding as the Scot’s bride-to-be Kim Sears has opted against a star wattage at the ceremony. World number one Novak Djokovic revealed that he has not been invited to the Scot’s wedding and he is not the only one who would be missing at the ceremony, which would be held at Dunblane Cathedral this

  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic says enjoying the moment post winning three back-to-back titles

    Johannesburg : World number one Novak Djokovic has claimed that he is trying to enjoy the moment as he basks in glory after winning his third successive title of the season at the Miami Open on Sunday. Djokovic now heads into the European clay-court season in ominous form following victories in Miami Open, Australian Open and Indian Wells. He looks in such command of his game and his opponents that there is already

  • CCTV

    Fabindia CEO, MD fail to appear before Goa Police

    Panaji: Fabindia’s CEO and Managing Director, who were summoned by Goa Police in connection with the voyeurism case, today failed to appear before the investigating officer, even as police summoned 11 employees of the outlet for questioning. The voyeurism case was filed against the outlet’s staff after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, who visited the Fabindia store at Candolim last week, alleged that it had a CCTV camera focusing at the trial room.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    ‘Centre ready to give more than stipulated criteria to farmers: Ram Vilas Paswan

    Varanasi : Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the central government is ready to give more than the stipulated criteria to farmers who have suffered losses due to untimely rains and hailstorms. “The central government is ready to give more than the stipulated criteria to the farmers after the hailstorm. There is a contingency fund made for this and they should help out of that,” said Paswan.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti’s AFSPA comment reflective of ‘deep divisions’ between BJP and PDP: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress Party on Tuesday said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s ‘unilateral comments’ about revoking the controversial AFSPA, reflected deep divisions between the BJP-PDP coalition government in the state. “Unilateral comments like these reflect again the deep divisions within the coalition of the ruling government in J-K. Without these practical problems, unilateral declarations like these are a recipe for disaster and should be avoided,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek

  • Contractor sentenced, fined in forgery case

    New Delhi: A construction firm owner has been sentenced till the rising of the court and slapped with a fine of Rs five lakh by a Delhi court for getting a road maintenance contract from NHAI on the basis of forged documents. The court convicted Chandigarh resident Ashok Kumar Garg, proprietor of M/s Garg construction and Company, on the charge of using forged documents as genuine after he pleaded guilty to the offences.

  • Prohibitory order imposed in Sambalpur town

    Sambalpur (Odisha): Keeping in view the ensuing Hanuman Jayanti festival, prohibitory orders have been in Sambalpur town in Odisha to ward off any threat to religious harmony, an official said today. “Provisions of section 144 CrPC is hereby imposed prohibiting carrying/display of arms during the religious and other processions in Sambalpur in order to preserve public safety, public peace and for maintenance of public order”, an order issued by Sambalpur district Collector said.

  • A Raja

    A Raja says CBI failed to establish bribe charges against him

    Salem (TN): Former Telecom Minister A Raja, an accused in the spectrum scam, has claimed that the CBI has failed to establish charges of bribe taking or any wrong doing in the case against him. Addressing a public meeting at Suramangalam near here last night, Raja claimed he was innocent and there was no evidence against him in the alleged irregularities in allocation of 2G spectrum.

  • Massive immunisation campaign begins

    New Delhi: On World Health Day, India today began a massive immunisation campaign to cover by 2020 all children who are either unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated against seven preventable diseases. Mission ‘Indradhanush’ started with a “catch-up” campaign from April to July which will cover all children up to two years and pregnant women, Health Minister J P Nadda said, stressing that the programme will be monitored for its effective implementation.

  • Three injured in group clash in Belghoria

    Barasat (WB): Three persons were injured in a group clash at Belgharia in North 24-Parganas district, police said today.  The clash took place last night and police was enquiring whether it was linked to any political parties, DCDD Ajay Thakur said. Senior CPI(M) leader Nepal Bhttacharya, however, alleged that all the injured belonged to hisparty and they were beaten up by Trinamool Congress workers.

  • NASA

    Show NASA there is no place like home on Earth Day

    Washington: Just like last year’s global selfie, NASA is inviting people across the globe to share pictures and videos of their favourite places on Earth using social media – and tag them #NoPlaceLikeHome – on Earth Day that falls on April 22. “At NASA, we explore lots of planets and there is a lot to love: the mountains on Mars, the rings of Saturn, the 99.77-degree axial tilt of Uranus. But how about

  • Youth found dead at Bhagalpur airport

    Bhagalpur (Bihar) : The charred body of an unidentified youth was found in the premises of Bhagalpur airport today. It appears that the youth was about 20 years of age and was killed somewhere else, Bhagalpur Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Veena Kumari said. “His body seems to have been brought to the airport campus and set on fire after pouring kerosene over it. The motive could be to hide the youth’s identity,” Kumari said. A mosquito net and

  • Five terror accused trying to flee shot dead in Telangana

    Hyderabad: Police gunned down five terror accused as they tried to escape from their custody in Telangana’s Warangal district on Tuesday, police said.  Police opened fire when the accused tried to escape while being brought to Hyderabad for a court hearing. The incident occurred between Aler and Jangaon, about 80 km from here.

  • The question is are we now moving into a territory in trying to produce growth out of nowhere or we are in fact shifting growth from each other, rather than creating growth. Of course, there is past history of this during the Great Depression when we got into competitive” devaluation”

    RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 7.5%, EMIs likely to remain the same

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today kept policy rate unchanged awaiting clarity on impact of unseasonal rains on food inflation even as he wanted banks to pass on benefits of previous two rate cuts. The repo rate, at which RBI lends to the banking system, will continue to be at 7.5 per cent and the cash reserve ratio, which is the amount of deposits parked with the central bank, will remain at 4

  • 20 smugglers gunned down in Andhra forest

    Hyderabad/Chennai: At least 20 smugglers of red sanders — an expensive wood used in aphrodisiac drugs and to make musical instruments — were gunned down by police on Tuesday in two gunfights in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district, police said.  The police opened fire after they came under attack by the smugglers in Seshachalam forest in two places within a radius of one km in Chandragiri mandal of Chittoor, about 500 km from

  • Delhi’s most wanted criminal arrested

    New Delhi: One of Delhi’s most dreaded criminals who ran extortion rackets targeting businessmen and was wanted in several cases of murder, was arrested on Tuesday, police said.  “We have arrested Neeraj Bawana early today (Tuesday) morning from Delhi,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Sanjeev Yadav told IANS.