Free Press Journal
  • Raghuram-Rajan

    First set of differential bank licences by month-end: Raghuram Rajan

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank is all set to issue the first set of differential bank licences — small finance and payments banks — by the end of August, a move aimed at promoting financial inclusion. “I hope to announce at least one set of bank licences (either small finance or payments banks) before the end of this month,” RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said while announcing the bi-monthly monetary policy review here.

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna flaunts skin at Barbados Carnival Parade

    Bridgetown (Barbados) : Singer Rihanna flaunted her body in a very skimpy bejewelled bikini while she returned to her hometown Barbados for the annual Kadooment Day Parade. The 27-year-old seemingly had a great time at the parade and she was seen holding different drinks in her hand throughout the festivities on Monday, reports hollywoodlife.com. Rihanna was seen laughing it up and chatting with friends on the float. Luckily, she didn’t have to suffer from

  • Mohammed-Morsi-2

    Strategic talks signal improving US-Egypt ties

    Cairo:  The United States and Egypt have reopened their strategic dialogue in Cairo, which may improve their estranged ties since the downfall of Egypt’s former Islamic president Mohammad Morsi. Both Cairo and Washington consider the resumption of the dialogue, which was last held six years ago, a move to prove that political differences would not negatively affect bilateral relations, Xinhua news agency quoted Mohamed Al-Oraby, Egypt’s former foreign minister as saying.

  • RBI

    Sensex sheds 125 points post RBI policy review

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading at 124.84 points or 0.44 percent down during the afternoon session as India’s central bank Reserve Bank of India kept its key lending rates unchanged during its monetary policy review on Tuesday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 27 points or 0.32 percent down at 8,516.05 points.

  • Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale

    Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale to divorce

    Los Angeles: Singer Gwen Stefani and her husband and musician Gavin Rossdale are divorcing after 13 years of marriage, they announced in a joint statement. “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. To that end, we respectfully request privacy

  • SBI

    SBI rules out rate cut in near future

    Mumbai: Top public sector lender SBI today ruled out any interest rate cut for its borrowers, even as the RBI chided banks for not having passed the full benefits of the last three reduction in its policy rate. SBI Chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said any rate cut by the bank would depend on a lot many factors including credit growth and she does not see any room for any cut in the near future.

  • Leaky vaccines

    Global vaccine fund could prevent deadly disease outbreak

    New York:  Creation of a $2 billion global vaccine-development fund could prevent the future outbreak of Ebola and such other deadly diseases, an international team of physicians has proposed.”The fundamental challenges facing the discovery and development of new vaccines are growing in significance and can no longer be ignored,” said one of the study authors Jeremy Farrar, director of the Britain-based Wellcome Trust.

  • Sony, PlayStation

    Sony launches PlayStation Now game streaming on PS TV, PS Vita

    Washington DC : Sony has announced that it is officially bringing its PlayStation Now game streaming service to the PS Vita game system and the PlayStation TV. The subscription based service is already available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and even select Samsung smart TVs. According to the Verge, the users can now stream titles for USD 19.99 subscription option and with a seven-day free trial. In addition there is a UI update. Also, PlayStation

  • Amazon

    Amazon limits Prime membership sharing to one other person

    Washington D C : Amazon has changed its policies which allow the users to share their Amazon Prime membership from last week. According to the Verge, the new policy allows the Prime customers to add just one other adult to an account and in order to share content both adult account holders need to authorize each other to use credit and debit cards associated with their Amazon accounts for purchases on Amazon. Also, each

  • Najeeb Jung

    Najeeb Jung gives approval for Somnath Bharti’s prosecution

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has permitted the police to prosecute AAP legislator Somnath Bharti in connection with a midnight raid in the Khirki extension area here last year. “The Lt. Governor has granted police the sanction to prosecute Somnath Bharti,” an official at the Lt. Governor’s house said on Tuesday.  “LG’s sanction was necessary to prosecute Bharti in the case as he is an elected representative,” the official added.

  • Somnath Bharti

    Somnath Bharti justifies ‘safer Delhi for beautiful women’ remark

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Somnath Bharti on Tuesday defended his ‘safer Delhi for beautiful women’ remark by saying that he had just used a proverb to set a benchmark for ensuring a secure environment for girls and women. “I have just used a proverb to set a benchmark for a secure environment where every woman should feel safe. I meant that every woman will be safe even at night,

  • Dowry

    Dowry harassment case: Court sets aside 1 year jail term of man

    New Delhi: A sessions court here has set aside the one-year jail term given to a man for beating and torturing his wife for dowry, saying the alleged cruelty has not been proved as there were contradictions in the woman’s testimony.

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Congress unable to digest NDA regime’s growing popularity: Ravi Shankar Prasad

    New Delhi : Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday rubbished all allegations levelled against BJP leaders and said he was of the view that a disruptive Congress Party is unable to digest the growing popularity of the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Murder of democracy, says Sonia Gandhi on MPs suspension

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said the suspension of 25 MPs of the party by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan was anti-democratic and described it as murder of democracy. Congress members from both houses, led by Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi wore black bands, and protested at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the parliament complex against the suspension of the party MPs.

  • Jayalalithaa

    CM announces relief to kin of victims of rain-related incidents

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today announced a a relief of Rs one lakh each to families of 13 persons who were killed in various rain-related incidents in different parts of the state recently. Most of them were struck dead by lightning. I express my deep sympathies with the families of the victims,” Jayalalithaa said in a statement here. She said she had directed that Rs one lakh be paid to each of the families

  • Peter Nevill

    Peter Nevill dismisses talk of Aussie dressing-room disharmony

    Johannesburg : Peter Nevill, who was retained as Australia’s wicketkeeper ahead of first-choice Brad Haddin for the third Ashes Test, has brushed aside rumours of disharmony and discontent in the camp. Nevill performed brilliantly on his debut in the series-levelling Lord’s Test victory after Haddin asked to be stood down to be with his sick daughter Mia. Subsequently, on-tour selector Rodney Marsh and coach Darren Lehmann decided to retain Nevill as they cited lack-of-form