Free Press Journal
  • naukri hiring

    Hiring activity drops in May; job momentum to improve: Naukri

    New Delhi: Hiring activity declined in May both in terms of month-on-month as well as year-on-year basis but going forward the job momentum is likely to improve, says a report. The Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of May stood at 1,664, recording a 2 per cent dip in hiring activity over May last year. On month-on-month basis the index slumped 4.14 per cent from 1,736 in April.

  • RBi

    Bank credit growth slows to 9.8%

    Mumbai: Growth rate of credit by scheduled commercial banks slowed to 9.8 per cent at Rs 66,33,417 crore for the fortnight ended May 29, as per Reserve Bank data.

  • Gold gains for third day on global cues, jewellers demand

    New Delhi: Riding high on positive global cues and increased buying by jewellers at spot markets, gold continued its upward trend for the third straight day and gained another Rs 100 to Rs 27,150 per ten grams at the bullion market today. Silver rebounded by Rs 500 to Rs 37,800 per kg on the back of increased offtake by industrial units.

  • Sensex

    Sensex rebounds 423 pts in late session, Nifty tops 8,100-mark

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex surged 423 points and NSE Nifty reclaimed the 8,100-mark during late trade on across-the-board buying after MSCI deferred inclusion of China A stocks to its benchmark index.

  • Zimbabwe cricket team

    Zimbabwe confirm India tour in July

    Harare: Zimbabwe Cricket on Wednesday said India have agreed to tour Zimbabwe for a limited overs series featuring three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals. “I can confirm that it’s now a done deal. India are arriving on July 7 and will leave on the 20th, 3 ODIs and 2 T20s,” the chairman of the Zimbabwe Cricket Committee, Alistair Campbell, said on Twitter. The BCCI is yet to issue a statement

  • National Museum hosts interactive exhibition for children

    New Delhi: Puppeteer Anurupa Roy was astounded a few years ago when she came across a child who was surprised at seeing mangoes grow on a tree! It was then, says the puppeteer that the pervading detachment of children with the outside world, suddenly dawned upon her.

  • K.V. Chowdary

    K.V. Chowdary sworn in as new CVC

    New Delhi K.V. Chowdary, a former head of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, was on Wednesday sworn in as the new Central Vigilance Commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee.

  • Alen Stajcic

    Australian coach remains positive despite defeat to US

    Montreal : Australia football coach Alen Stajcic remains upbeat about his team’s chances of advancing to the next round of the Women’s World Cup despite their 1-3 loss to the United States. Stajcic said on Tuesday that though he was disappointed with the defeat, Australia could still escape what local media has dubbed the “group of death”, reports Xinhua.

  • Collegium recommended names despite adverse reports: SC told

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court collegium recommended and reiterated the appointments of people as judges despite adverse Intelligence Bureau reports and judges’ critical comments against them, the central government on Wednesday told the apex court.

  • Sepp Blatter

    FIFA likely to elect Sepp Blatter’s successor in December

    Zurich: Corruption-embattled FIFA could decide on incumbent president Sepp Blatter’s successor in an emergency meeting on December 16.  Blatter’s controversial 17-year reign came to a tipping point with the outbreak of the corruption scandal that saw seven FIFA officials arrested and 14 people indicted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), forcing the Swiss to resign from his post but continuing till a successor is chosen by the world football governing

  • Nitish Kumar

    Ahead of election, Nitish opens ‘war room’

    Patna: Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has set up a “war room” ahead of assembly elections — on the advice of a former aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • NDFB-S militants, Adivasi killings, arrested

    NDFB(S) militant killed in encounter

    Guwahati: A hardcore NDFB(S) militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Kokrajhar district of Assam today, police said.
    Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of the police and troops of 7th Jat Regiment launched an operation at Parbatjhora in Kajigaon area when they were fired upon by a group of NDFB(S) militants, the police spokesman said. In the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed while others managed to escape, police said. The militant has

  • Jitender Singh Tomar

    Fake degree: Tomar moves sessions court challenging his arrest

    New Delhi: Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar today approached a sessions court here challenging his arrest in the alleged fake degree case. In an application filed before the sessions court, Tomar alleged that police had arrested him yesterday in violation of prescribed procedure under the law.

  • football

    Oman test awaits India in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

    Bengaluru: An acid test awaits the Indian football team as it gets ready to host higher-ranked Oman in the second round opening match of AFC qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup here tomorrow.

  • Volcano erupts

    Indonesia volcano at high alert level unleashes fresh burst

    Tanah Karo (Indonesia): A volcano in western Indonesia that has been spewing clouds of searing gas high into the air let out a new powerful burst today. Authorities are closely monitoring Mount Sinabung on Sumatra, one of Indonesia’s main islands, after placing in at the highest alert level last week. Hot ash tumbled down Sinabung’s slopes up to 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) from its smoldering mouth, government volcanologist Surono said.

  • solar

    New tool can predict solar storms a day before

    London: An Indian-origin scientist has built a novel tool that can predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance and save systems on the Earth from the coronal mass ejections (CMEs).

  • depression

    Chronic pain linked to depression: Study

    New York: Chronic pain can also lead to anxiety and depression as brain inflammation caused by long-term nerve pain alters activity in areas that regulate mood and motivation, says new research.

  • Airstrikes, Pakistan, terrorist

    Drone strike kills three Qaeda suspects in Yemen

    Aden: Three suspected Al-Qaeda members were killed in an apparent US drone strike in Yemen’s jihadist-held southeastern port city of Mukalla, a local official said today. The drone “fired four missiles on three Al-Qaeda militants sitting near the port of Mukalla, killing them immediately” yesterday, said the official. The strike killed a “leading figure” within Al-Qaeda, the official said, without disclosing his name. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has exploited months of fighting in Yemen between Iran-backed rebels and

  • Fire breaks out in Noida after gas pipeline leaks

    Noida:A massive fire broke after gas leaked out from the Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) pipeline here on Wednesday. The accident took place near a Haldiram eatery in Sector 63.

  • WCR records 37 pc profit last fiscal

    Jabalpur (MP): The West Central Railway (WCR) has registered 37 per cent profit during last fiscal, highest among all zones in the country, a senior railway official has said. The overall expenditure of Indian Railways in the country was 93 per cent and the earnings seven per cent, while in the case of WCR, the total expenses were 63 per cent and the profit stood at 37 per cent, which is highest in