Free Press Journal
  • US, Monetary Policy

    US sees conditions for tightening monetary policy

    Washington: Most US Federal Reserve officials believe conditions for tightening monetary policy were approaching but failed to give clear signals on the timing of the first interest rate hike in nearly nine years.

  • gold-blocks

    Gold up ahead of Fed minutes release

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose ahead of the release of the minutes from a US Federal Reserve meeting.

  • ESM, Greece

    ESM approves Greek 86 bn euro bailout plan

    Brussels: The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) has approved a third Greek bailout package, unlocking the first disbursement of 13 billion euros ($14.46 billion).

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Small finance bank licences next month: Raghuram Rajan

    Mumbai: After granting approval to 11 entities for payments banks, RBI today said it will announce small finance bank licences next month and allayed concerns that these new entities can pose any threat to existing banks.

  • CPI-Maoist says committed ‘mistakes’ during Lalgarh stir

    Kolkata: The banned CPI (Maoist) has said it committed “mistakes” during the Lalgarh movement by killing people and removing their bodies covertly and said that it had wrongly believed that Trinamool Congress would withdraw joint forces from Jangalmahal after coming to power in the state.

  • rupee up

    Rupee strengthens 14 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 14 paise to 65.13 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market today on increased selling of the American currency by exporters.

  • Rahul Jalali

    Pakistan repeatedly provoking India to ensure India calls of NSA-level talks

    New Delhi : Reacting to Pakistan’s invitation to the Hurriyat leaders for a meeting on the same day as the NSA-level talks, Defence expert Rahul Jalali on Thursday said that the Hurriyat was being used by Pakistan as an ‘instrument’ to ensure that India is forced to take steps to cancel the upcoming talks between the two nations.

  • India opt to bat first in second Test at Colombo

    Colombo : Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and has opted to bat first in the second Test against Sri Lanka, here at the P.Sara Oval on Thursday. Indian team, who would be looking to take revenge after their humiliating loss at Galle, has made three changes in the playing XI. Murali Vijay has replaced opener Shikhar Dhawan who has ruled out of the series after suffering from a hairline-fracture. All-rounder Stuart Binny has

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    BCCI felicitates ‘retiring’ Kumar Sangakkara at Colombo

    Colombo : BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, who is in Sri Lanka to meet Indian cricket team’s director Ravi Shastri, felicitated Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara on Thursday, who will be playing his final international match today. Sri Lanka will be looking to win the second Test against India today and seal the three-Test series to give Sangakkara a fitting farewell. India lost the first Test at Galle by 63 runs after dominating the first

  • Ceasefire

    BSF opens fire after suspicious movement seen at LoC

    Jammu : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday opened fire after seeing suspicious movement along the international border in Arnia sector in Jammu and Kashmir. With infiltration attempts at the Line of Control (LoC) on a rise, the BSF had earlier communicated with the Union home ministry that increasing the strength of the force is an urgent need for a long-term solution to combat terrorists and Pakistani forces on the border. After a

  • Hashim Amla

    Hashim Amla stars in Proteas win over Kiwis in first ODI

    Johannesburg : South Africa vice-captain Hashim Amla scored a rejuvenated century to help his side clinch a 20-run victory over New Zealand in the first ODI here at Super Sport Park in Centurion.

  • Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke sees fifth Test over in three days

    Sydney: Retiring Australia captain Michael Clarke today said the fifth and final Ashes Test against England could be over in three days, and admitted the odds were stacked against his team.

  • Sensex up

    Sensex rises 29 points in early volatile trade

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex rose by 29 points in early trade today on increased buying by funds and retail investors despite a weak trend Asian markets.

  • Thai, Bangkok blast

    Thai police seek two more blast suspects

    Bangkok: Thai police have identified two more possible suspects in Monday’s deadly explosion in Bangkok, which left at least 20 dead and more than 100 injured, media reported on Thursday.

  • Oil

    Oil approaches key USD 40 level in Asian trade

    Singapore: Oil prices slid to a fresh six and a half year low in Asia today, approaching the key USD 40 a barrel level after a surprise rise in US inventories added to concerns of a supply glut.