Free Press Journal
  • Bengaluru FC eye encore against BharatFC

    Pune :  Bengaluru FC will look to make Pune a happy outing when they square off against Kalyani Bharat FC at the Balewadi Stadium, on Friday.

  • Storm toll rises to 54 in Bihar

    Patna: The toll in the killer nor’wester in Bihar rose to 54 as reports of 12 more deaths came from the 12 ravaged districts on Thursday.

  • Federation Cup put on hold after 2015 season

    New Delhi :  The All India Football Federation decided not to hold the Federation Cup, the country’s top league-cum-knock-out tournament, for the next 2-3 years while deciding to retain the system of relegation in the I-League.

  • HDFC Bank net up 20.6% at Rs 2,807 cr

    MUMBAI :  Pushed by a healthy growth in core interest income, private sector lender HDFC Bank on Thursday reported a 20.6% rise in net profit for the March quarter at Rs.2,807 cr. For the full fiscal ending March 2015, the bank for the first time crossed the Rs.10,000 cr mark in profit, at Rs.10,216 cr, up 20.5% from FY 2014.

  • Coal Scam

    Coal mine auctions not fast enough

    New Delhi : India might slip into a severe coal shortage hitting the power, steel, cement and construction industries as the government has so far auctioned just one-third of the 204 coal mines cancelled by the Supreme Court last year.

  • Akshay Oberoi sets the stage for a better future

    His first film might not have been an ideal debut for the blue eyed actor but Akshay Oberoi is all set to take the bull by its horns. With a series of films lined up, Akshay’s next film up for release is Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Fitoor’.

  • Lower monsoon not to impact rating; policy actions key: Moody’s

    New Delhi :  India’s below normal monsoon is unlikely to impact credit rating, Moody’s today said while asserting that government policy action and reforms going forward will be key to an upgrade. For the second successive year, monsoon is likely to be below normal in the current year at 93 per cent with parts of north-west and central India to be the most affected, according to an official forecast by the India

  • Restoring democracy in Bengal a second freedom struggle: Somnath Chatterjee

    Kolkata :  Expressing deep anguish over ‘trampling of democracy’ in West Bengal, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Thursday urged people to build up a movement for restoration of their rights, and called it a ‘second struggle for independence’.

  • ‘Steel & power firms can’t claim undercompensation’

    New Delhi :  The government on Thursday argued in Delhi High Court that steel and power companies cannot claim they were under-compensated for their infrastructure as they should not have made further investments once the Supreme Court cancelled coal block allocations in 2014.

  • Niti Arya, CS, DHFL: Company Secretary should not be limited by dictates of the profession

    Niti Arya, Company Secretary, Dewan Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DHFL) believes, the current business environment requires tackling the intricacies of the law with a fresh approach. Thus the role played by the Company Secretary is critical to the smooth functioning of the corporate entity. Speaking to Dipta Joshi, she shares the strategies of a successful Company Secretary.

  • Rural internet users to surge to 28 crore by 2018: BCG

    Mumbai :  The share of rural internet users will increase nearly fivefold to touch 28 cr by 2018, signalling higher online purchasers going forward from rural India, says a research report. By 2018, the country will have “as many as 55 cr internet users, of which 28 cr would be from smaller towns and cities, expanding at close to 40% a year from six crore in 2014,” forecasts a report on digital

  • Madhuri Dixit, Terence Lewis team up for a dance fest

    Indian’s dancing queen Madhuri Dixit Nene and dance icon Terence Lewis are coming together to support Mumbai’s first ever Contemporary dance festival, Jugnee. Aimed to giving young emerging and professional dancers a voice and platform to showcase their talent, this five day dance festival will be a non-profit making property.

  • SpiceJet deal: Swamy demands probe, writes to PM

    New Delhi :  Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has demanded a probe into the SpiceJet deal, in which current promoter Ajay Singh acquired entire 58.46% shares of the Maran family to take over control of the airline, alleging violation of the company law provisions.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka, Farhan sing for Dil Dhadakne Do

    Singing isn’t a new art for Priyanka Chopra. After her international songs, Exotic and In My City, Priyanka, for the first time gave her voice for a song in her film. Interestingly, the song will be lip synced by Anushka Sharma.

  • Sensex slips 155 pts as MAT continue to bug FIIs

    Mumbai :  The benchmark BSE Sensex on Thursday fell by 155 points to 27,735.02 as government’s clarification on taxation policies failed to soothe nerves of investors, leading to profit taking in blue-chip stocks such as SBI. Muted earning numbers, forecast of a below-normal monsoon and fading hopes of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank weighed on sentiments.

  • Alexei Navalny vows to challenge Putin in parliamentary polls

    Russia’s opposition led by the charismatic activist Alexei Navalny vowed on Friday to contest next year’s parliamentary elections as liberals firm up plans to close ranks amid an intensifying Kremlin crackdown.

  • Banking sector frauds up by over 10%: Deloitte

    Mumbai :  The number of frauds in the banking sector have increased by more than 10% over the last two years, with retail banking witnessing highest number of incidents, says a report by consultancy firm Deloitte.

  • Tendulkar still a big draw at Kotla

    New Delhi :  Sachin Tendulkar may have retired from cricket but he still rules the hearts of fans with chants of ‘Sachin, Sachin’ reverberating once again at the Feroz Shah Kotla as the chief mentor of Mumbai Indians side walked out before the start of the IPL game on Thursday.