Free Press Journal
  • Godrej Properties Q4 profit up 6%

    Mumbai :  Godrej Properties, the real estate arm of the Godrej Group, logged a 6% increase in net profit at Rs 51.44 crore for the quarter ended March due to higher sales. The Mumbai-based company’s net profit stood at Rs 48.34 crore in the year-ago period. Total income rose to Rs 718.07 crore during the fourth quarter of FY15, from Rs 435.64 crore a year ago.

  • Sporting, Bharat FC to play for survival

    Margao : Struggling for form, both Sporting Clube de Goa and Bharat FC will be looking to post an outright victory and avoid relegation when they lock horns in the I-League match at the Nehru Stadium today.

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Coming to terms with quirks of history

    Indians often complain that their part in the First World War is not adequately recognised in Western accounts. At the same time, no Indian government is too anxious about being associated with any commemoration of the events between 1914 and 1918. This was again evident during last week’s 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings when the Western allies tried to seal off Ottoman Turkey by occupying the Dardanelles which is the country’s

  • Adani Ports and SEZ Q4 net up 25% at Rs 661 cr

    New Delhi :  Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) reported a 25% jump in its consolidated net for the fourth quarter ending March 31 to Rs 661 crore on higher income and enhanced cargo volumes.

  • Traffic police plan 10 new divisions

    Mumbai :  In an attempt to make its traffic management smooth, effective and efficient, the Mumbai traffic police are planning to increase the number of traffic police divisions in Mumbai by at least 10 in the next couple of months.

  • Mallya-USL row: ICAI seeks info from Sebi on auditors’ role

    New Delhi :  Accounting regulator ICAI has sought details from markets watchdog Sebi on the role of auditors in the alleged financial irregularities at United Spirits, where Chairman Vijay Mallya is locked in a boardroom battle to retain his position.

  • Need to complement the openers, says Moody

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad’s coach Tom Moody today said his middle-order batsmen will have to capitalise on the early starts given by David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan to turn their fortunes in the ongoing IPL cricket tournament. “We certainly hope that that is going to turn around. We need to complement the confidence both David (Warner) and Shikhar (Dhawan) give,” he told reporters ahead of his team’s match against CSK today. With SRH’s captain

  • Ronson Lewis strikes hat-trick for Poinsur Gymkhana

    Mumbai : Poinsur Gymkhana powered by a fine hat-trick by striker Ronson Lewis stormed to a facile 7-0 win against Fan Club Association in a lop-sided Third Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2014-15, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel, on Friday evening.

  • 270 projects stalled by delayed land acquisition: Gadkari

    Umroi (Meghalaya) :  Delayed land acquisition and environment clearances have stalled more than 270 projects across the country, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari said. “When I took charge as minister, there were more than 270 projects (which were) stuck because of land acquisition problems, forest environment clearances, railway bridges problem and because of that the cost of the projects was pegged at Rs 3,80,000 crore,” he said.

  • Women banned from taking part in polls in Pakistan region

    Islamabad : In a bizarre diktat out of sync with modern-day ethos, the Jirga (religious assembly) in Gilgit Baltistan — an eight-hour drive from the Pakistan capital — has banned women from taking part in the coming assembly elections slated for June 8. The Jirga — a traditional assembly of leaders that takes decisions by consensus and according to the teachings of Islam — in Darel valley on late Thursday barred the women

  • Fights begin at Balaji Motion Pictures

    Ekta Kapoor is rumoured to have postponed her film based on a Japanese novel ‘The Devotion of Suspect X’ due to differences with the director Sujoy Ghosh over the budget, may terminate contract with the director. The industry grapevine is abuzz with rumours that Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming project is being indefinitely postponed due to budget issues.

  • Labour norms set to get a makeover

    New Delhi : The government is planning to integrate three labour laws into a single code, which among others might make it tougher to set up worker unions while the companies would not need any official sanction before taking any termination action if their staff strength is up to 300.

  • Alstom T&D Q4 net profit falls

    New Delhi :  Alstom T&D India posted a 13.19% drop in net profit for the January-March quarter at Rs 54.03 crore despite witnessing a rise in total income. Total income rose from Rs 1,313.1 crore for the quarter ended March.

  • I should take blame for team’s poor show, says Bangar

    New Delhi: Having suffered their sixth defeat in eight games, the chances of Kings XI Punjab chief coach Sanjay Bangar knows only too well that the campaign for last year’s finalists are all but over and he is now hoping for a “miracle” to get into the last-four stage. The former India all-rounder said that he would take the blame for team’s poor run even though the performance of his batsmen disappointed

  • Huge selloff wipes out Rs 1.78 trn from investor wealth in Apr

    New Delhi : Tax issues, disappointing fourth quarter earnings and forecast of weak monsoon were spoilsports for the stock market last month, leading to heavy sell offs and making investors poorer by Rs 1.78 lakh crore, reports PTI.

  • Spectacular ceremony marks opening of Colaba Super League

    Mumbai : A colourful ceremony marked the opening of the Colaba Super League at the Back Gardens Football Ground in Colaba, which will play host to this festival of football in Mumbai’s footballing hub.

  • Government should have clarified on past MAT dues on FIIs: Experts

    New Delhi :  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement of MAT exemption on certain incomes of foreign firms was a relief but the government should have clarified on the tax treaty benefits for past dues, tax experts said.

  • Sebi to soon issue final norms for listing of startups

    New Delhi :  To help startups tap the capital markets to raise funds, markets regulator Sebi will soon finalise norms for listing of such companies, although small investors might not be allowed to invest for at least a year.

  • ‘Educate women to address issue of anaemic children’

    Mumbai : Half of the pregnant women and 74% of children under five in India are anaemic, a malnutrition mapping project developed by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) with support from Amway released recently stated. The report also highlighted the fact that 62 percent of children show insufficient vitamin A status and under nutrition is the leading risk factor for death in children under five. The report stated that as