Free Press Journal
  • Lack of professionalism, resisting technology ailing coop banks: RBI

    Bengaluru : Coming down hard on cooperative banks, RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi today said their share is below 5 per cent despite large number, as they have not kept pace with technological advances and lack professionalism. Gandhi feels cooperative segment’s true potential has not been fully achieved.

  • Deja Vu: Mithi river close to danger mark

    Mumbai : The water level in the Mithi River on Friday increased to 2.7 meters, dangerously close to the safety threshold of 3 meters.

  • Indian eves face Belgium in Hockey World League opener

    Antwerp (Belgium): Their eyes firmly set on a ticket to next year’s Rio Olympics, Indian women’s hockey team will lock horns with hosts Belgium in their inaugural match of the FIH World League Semi-Finals, here Saturday. Going by world rankings, there is hardly anything to differentiate between India (13th) and Belgium (12th) and the side which manages to overcome the pressure will come out on top tomorrow in the Pool B match.

  • Resolution in US House on Intl Yoga Day

    Washington : A Congressional resolution introduced in the US House of Representatives by Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard here commemorated the inaugural International Yoga Day.

  • Test cricket and ‘rebel’ league can’t co-exist, says Warner

    Melbourne : Australian batsman David Warner has expressed apprehension about Test cricket’s survival should the proposed “rebel” league to be bankrolled by Indian business tycoon Subhash Chandra takes flight but added that the vast sums of money on offer could not be easily rejected by players.

  • Sebi bars Goldmine Agro from raising money from public

    New Delhi : Capital markets regulator Sebi has prohibited Goldmine Agro and its directors from raising money from investors through the issuance of securities for having violated with public issue norms.

  • Helpless train passengers get food, meds thanks to CR

    Mumbai: Thousands of passengers travelling in nearly 20 long-distance trains, who were stuck at various locations owing to the rains in Mumbai, are being provided with food and water packets thanks to Central Railway (CR).

  • Rajnath Singh greeted with protest at Anandpur Sahib

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was on Friday greeted with slogans of ‘Rajnath Singh Go back’ and ‘Stop discrimination against Sikhs’, while addressing the 350th foundation day of Sri Anandpur Sahib. The Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) activists shouted slogans against the Union Minister as soon as the leader stood up to address the function marking the 350th foundation day celebrations of this holy city.

  • 2 electrocuted, another crushed

    Mumbai : Three rain-related deaths were reported in the Island City on Friday. In the first incident, a 40-year-old woman died on the spot after a tree collapsed on her during the early hours on Friday at Argipada.

  • Biswajit Bhattacharya named new East Bengal coach

    Kolkata : City football giants East Bengal on Friday named Biswajit Bhattacharya as their new coach for the forthcoming season. Bhattacharya would have a one-year stint, club officials announced here. Bhattacharya previously coached rival city powerhouses Mohun Bagan and Kochi-based Viva Kerala. He was recently the coach of city club George Telegraph SC in the Calcutta Football League.

  • India denied clean sweep in South Asian TT

    New Delhi : Sri Lanka’s Uday Imesh Ranasinghe denied India a clean sweep as he beat Lalrinpuia 4-2 in the junior boys final on the concluding day of the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships at the Talkatora Stadium here on Friday.The junior girls crown went to India’s Shrushthi Helangadi as the Maharashtrian upset compatriot Archana Kamath 3-1. India, thus, finished with nine gold, three silver and one bronze medal. Sri

  • FTIL signs new pact to sell 16.6% stake in IEX for Rs 357 cr

    New Delhi:  Financial Technologies India Ltd (FTIL) said it has entered into a new share purchase agreement with four companies to sell 16.6 per cent stake in Indian Energy Exchange Ltd (IEX) for Rs 357.06 crore. The earlier agreement that was signed on November 5, 2014 “stands terminated” and the new agreement will be closed within 60 days, subject to certain technology-related conditions and regulatory approvals, it said in a BSE filing.

  • Stranded locals seek help on social media

    Mumbai : Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp proved to be a boon on Friday for several stranded commuters, helping them get real-time traffic and train updates, and instant car-pooling offers to reach their destinations in the wake of torrential rains in the city.

  • Pope, poet and the global filth!

    With a poet’s lyricism, a former chemist’s precision and a pontiff’s moral thunder, Pope Francis recast humanity’s relationship with nature in stark ethical terms, hoping to spur a warming, filthy world to clean up its act ‘before it’s too late.’ In issuing “Laudato Si,” his much-anticipated encyclical on climate change, the pope took an extraordinary approach to an environmental issue often framed in the dry language of science. Francis’ teaching document is a

  • HK drops scrapping visa-free facility for Indians

    A report in the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post recently said the proposal to scrap the visa-free facility for Indians was mooted by members of the Liberal Party to curb the asylum seekers from India which registered sharp increase in recent months.