Free Press Journal
  • Sensex

    BNP Paribas acquires Sharekhan for Rs 2k cr

    Retail play: French banking giant sees large potential for growth in  brokerage sector as retail investors are only about 1.5% of households against 10% in China and 20% in the US (more…)

  • Archer Champia books Oly berth

    Copenhagen :  Mangal Singh Champia earned India an individual Olympic quota berth, while Rajat Chauhan and Laxmirani Majhi remained in the gold and bronze medal hunt in the World Archery Championships on Thursday.

  • Mullah Akhtar becomes new Taliban chief

    Kabul : Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, a top Afghan Taliban leader who backed the peace process and a former aviation minister in the pre-2001 Taliban regime, has been appointed as the new chief of the insurgent group, as Taliban confirmed the death of its longtime supremo Mullah Omar.

  • Woman missing since 2 yrs found murdered

    Mumbai : A gruesome case of murder popped up during the search of the victim who was reported missing from last two years. It was told in the area that the woman had eloped with a man.

  • Bengal, Odisha brace for cyclone ‘Komen’

    New Delhi : A cyclonic storm over the northeast Bay of Bengal will cause heavy rainfall in parts of West Bengal, Odisha, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, and Jharkhand over next three days, the Met Office said on Thursday.

  • ‘Sports Fraud Bill to be tabled in Parliament’

    New Delhi :  The IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal prompted the government to push for introduction of Sports Fraud Bill in the Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said.

  • Beijing denies nod to Lao Airlines to fly through East China Sea

    Beijing : In the first such incident after establishing the controversial air defence identification zone over East China Sea in 2013, China said it had rejected permission for a Lao Airlines passenger plane to fly through the “Chinese airspace” for not complying with the rules.

  • Govt notifies composite cap for overseas investment

    New Delhi : Sectors like insurance, pension, retail and pharmaceuticals will benefit from introduction of composite cap in the FDI policy which came into effect from Thursday.

  • Telugu Titans overpower Patna Pirates

    Patna :  Sukesh Hegde and Prashant Rai starred in Telugu Titans’ fifth win in Pro Kabaddi League Season 2 as they overpowered Patna Pirates 34-22 at the Pataliputra Sports Complex on Thursday.

  • China accuses US of ‘militarizing’ SCS

    Beijing : China’s Defense Ministry today accused the US of militarizing the South China Sea as Beijing makes increasingly bold moves to assert its claim to virtually all of the sea’s waters, islands and reefs, reports AP.

  • IPCA Lab Q1 net nosedives 86%

    New Delhi:  Hit by the US health regulator imposing import ban on three of its manufacturing facilities, Ipca Laboratories reported a 86% decline in net profit at Rs 18.89 crore for first quarter ended June.  The company is implementing comprehensive remedial measures at all its manufacturing sites to ensure regulatory compliances, it said.

  • More women watching online porn in India

    New York : When it comes to watching porn online, women are slowly bridging the gap in India with as much as 30 percent of women in India now regularly visiting porn websites, says a new study, reports IANS. Last year, 26 percent Indian women were online searching for porn.

  • Home Min calls meeting on radicalisation of Muslim youth

    New Delhi : A feeling of alienation among a section of Muslim youths and attempts to radicalise them have raised concerns in the security establishment, prompting the Home Ministry to call a meeting to discuss the issue.

  • Malaysian driver Tan retains lead

    Costi (Goa) :  Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) from the Force Motors Team has held on to his top position in RFC India 2015 after the completion of the Terminator leg of the competition with an overall 1879 points.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Cut your losses and run, Mr Immature

    After a two-day break in honour of the late President APJ Abdul Kalam, Parliament is set to resume `work’ on Friday, July 31.  However, there is little hope that it will see the return of normalcy. It is because the Congress leadership is caught in a trap of its own making — and neither the other Opposition parties nor the Government seems ready to extricate it from its misery. Having unilaterally taken

  • Hockey: SAI clinch Senior Div title

    Mumbai :  Sports Authority of India (SAI) snuffed out the challenge from a fighting ABHI Foundation before snatching a close 6-5 win via the penalty shootout to clinch the Senior Division title in the MHAL (Mumbai Hockey Association Limited) League – 2014.

  • Abhishek scores four in Hansraj win

    Mumbai :  Hansraj Moraji H.S., Andheri skipper Abhishek Waliyakat showed excellent finishing touch scoring all the four goals in the schools 4-0 win against St. Anthony’s H.S, Vakola in a boy’s Under-16 Div-II match of the MSSA Inter-schools football tournament played at the MSSA Schools Sports Centre, Azad Maidan (North End) on Thursday.

  • No plan to make yoga mandatory in schools: Govt

    New Delhi : The goverment today said there is no plan to make teaching of yoga compulsory at all the educational institutions in the country.