Free Press Journal
  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee ends flat against dollar at 62.24

    Mumbai: In restricted trading, the rupee ended steady at 62.24 against dollar due to uneven demand and supply transactions of the American currency from banks. The rupee resumed higher at 62.18 per dollar compared with the last closing level of 62.24 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and firmed up further to 62.15 on initial selling of dollars by banks after rating agency Moody’s upgraded India’s outlook from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’.

  • Telecom regulator lowers tariff ceiling for national roaming

    New Delhi: Aiming to give some benefit to mobile phone subscribers, the telecom regulator has reduced tariff ceiling for national roaming calls and messages and has mandated telecom service providers (TSPs) to offer a special roaming tariff plan, an official said here on Thursday.

  • India jump 26 spots to 147th position in FIFA rankings

    Zurich: India have made a leap of 26 places to move to the 147th spot in the latest FIFA football rankings released. The surge in rankings is a result of the first round win over Nepal in the joint qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.

  • Antigua in good shape to host England Test, says ABCA chief

    St. John’s (Antigua): Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA) president Leon Rodney has said the country is ready to host the curtain raiser for the upcoming three-match Test series between the West Indies and England.

  • UPCA gets Green Park on lease, still not ready to host IPL

    Kanpur: UPCA today got its wish granted after the Uttar Pradesh government gave Green Park on lease to the state cricket body at 1 crore per annum for 30 years but the stadium is still not ready to host an IPL match or a day/night game due to inadequate lighting facility. Though the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association is just too happy to get the ground on lease for the second time after 1995

  • Walsh took India to a very good place, says Hawgood

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Hinting that Australian Terry Walsh’s unceremonious ouster was a step in the backward direction, former Indian women’s team chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his compatriot took national men’s side to a “very good place” during his short one-year stint. Barely days after guiding India to a gold medal after a hiatus of 16 years in the Incheon Games, Walsh was forced to quit his job following differences with Hockey India and

  • moody's

    Moody’s raises outlook for 15 banks, FIs to ‘positive’

    Mumbai: Credit rating agency Moody’s today revised upwards the outlook to positive, from stable, for 12 state-owned banks and financial institutions including SBI, PNB, Canara Bank, REC and PFC. Moody’s also revised to positive the outlook on the long- term ratings of private sector lenders — ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank and Axis Bank.

  • James Tredwell

    James Tredwell laments lack of strong opposition in tour game

    Basseterre (St. Kitts): Off-spinner James Tredwell has lamented the quality of opposition in England’s first two-day warm-up cricket match against St. Kitts and Nevis Invitational XI prior to next week’s first Test against the West Indies.

  • Salman Khan case

    2002 Hit and Run case: Prosecutor seeks Salman’s conviction

    Mumbai: Prosecution today sought conviction of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on the charge of culpable homicide in the 2002 hit-and-run case in which he has been accused of ramming his car into a shop killing one person and injuring four others who were sleeping outside. Khan was under the influence of liquor and was driving without a licence….therefore, he had knowledge and intention that his rash and negligent act might cause a serious

  • Mah House disrupted over Damanganga water-sharing with Gujarat

    Mumbai: The issue of transfer of surplus water from Damanganga basin through the Damanganga-Pinjal and Par-Tapi-Narmada link project figured in the Maharashtra Assembly today with Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan assuring the members that not a single drop of water from the state’s share would be given to neighbouring Gujarat. The House saw heated exchange of words between Opposition and treasury benches following which Speaker Haribhau Bagde issued directives for a presentation on

  • Socially Devoted: Piecing Together The Customer Loyalty Puzzle

    In the digital era we live in, it’s the little things count. With the continued growth of social interaction in business, there are many opportunities to build strong bonds. Customers may come and go, it’s up to you to entice them into coming back, time and time again!

  • Blow Up The Speakers!

    You might think that you don’t need another set of speakers. Chances are that you already have a pair hooked onto your computer or like most of us you do all of your listening on headphones. Wireless speakers have exploded in popularity, and nearly every major consumer and electronics vendor has a cord-cutting model of some sort. But, when it comes to good grade of music, though, a decent pair of speakers

  • Policy needs to be same for Ambani and common man: Modi

    New Delhi: In a terse message to industry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has blamed private sector of still being stuck with “legacy issues” like tax terrorism and selective exemption, and said that “red tape” can’t be removed only for Mukesh Ambani and not for a common man. The Prime Minister also said his “job is not to spoon-feed anyone” and the industry can come on board if it fits into the government’s policies,

  • BSE

    Sensex gains 177 points 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed Thursday’s trade with healthy gains. It gained 177 points or 0.62 percent.

  • HC closes PIL on LPG distributors

    Chennai: The Madras High Court has closed a PIL seeking a direction on restraining LPG distributors and dealers of oil companies from forcing consumers to purchase other materials such as tubes for connecting gas stoves to get the connections. The First Bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M M Sundresh, before which the PIL filed by Coimbatore Consumer care’ came up recently, closed the petition after hearing counsel for Hindustan

  • Govt to conduct crash course for IAS, IPS

    New Delhi: The Centre would conduct crash course for those IAS and IPS officers who could not complete foundation course after their induction into the services. The Department of Personnel and Training has decided that officers of previous batches who have not done Foundation Course (FC) so far, will be required to undergo a 15-day crash course or ‘special foundation course’ of normal duration. In a letter to all cadre controlling authorities, the