Free Press Journal
  • Snapdeal

    Snapdeal Board to decide on IPO in five years or less: Kunal Bahl

    New Delhi: In a statement given to a source, Kunal Bahl, CEO Snapdeal, has said that the company will launch its IPO in India within five years. Adding to this he said, “We want to make sure we continue to be a company that is based in India and domiciled in India and hopefully goes public in India.”

  • IDFC gets RBI nod for using Rs 2,500 cr reserve as provision

    New Delhi: Infrastructure finance firm IDFC today said it has got regulatory approval to utilise Rs 2,500 crore non-distributable reserves for provisions against bad loans as part of exercise to clean its book before venturing into universal banking. The regulator has now granted the approval to utilise non-distributable Statutory Reserves up to Rs 2,500 crore for creation of specific provisions against stressed assets, IDFC said in a BSE filing.

  • Playing along with Fuchs will be a big moment for me: Nikkin

    New Delhi” One of the key players for Dabang Mumbai, young Indian forward Nikkin Thimmaiah today said he is excited to rub shoulders with renowned German striker Florian Fuchs in the Hockey Indian League (HIL) next season. On cloud nine after fetching USD 67000 during the HIL player’s auction, Thimmaiah said he is overwhelmed by the response shown by the franchises.

  • Rohan Bopanna, Saketh Myneni

    Czech fans gives tough fight to home crowd at David Cup

    New Delhi: Even as India and Czech Republic players fought it out at the DLTA courts for top honours, off it a small section of Czech fans gave a tough challenge to the home crowd as far as cheering for their teams was concerned at the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie. A travelling contingent of approximately 80-odd people plus more than 20 Czechs residing in the Capital came out to rally behind

  • India A look to clinch series in final unofficial ODI

    Bengaluru: After a shock defeat against Bangladesh A in the second one-dayer, India A will look to get their act together and clinch the unofficial three-match ODI series as they go into the third and final match here tomorrow with both teams locked 1-1. The hosts outplayed the visitors in all departments in the first one-dayer with the Unmukt Chand-led team beating Bangladesh by 96 runs, riding on a brilliant all-round performance by

  • ‘Khoobsurat’ completes one year, Sonam misses film’s team

    Mumbai: Sonam Kapoor’s stint as a physiotherapist in Disney’s “Khoobsurat-The Royal Misfit” has clocked a year. The film, which introduced Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan to Bollywood for the first time, was loosely based on the 1980 Rekha-starrer movie of the same name. Directed by Shashanka Ghosh of “Quick Gun Murugan” fame, “Khoobsurat” was a joint venture of Walt Disney Pictures, UTV and Anil Kapoor Films.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Lahiri makes cut in second event of Web Tour finals

    Davidson (USA): Anirban Lahiri took another step closer to achieving his immediate goal of securing a PGA Tour card for 2016, as he played a steady round of two-under 70 and coasted into the weekend rounds of the Small Business Connection Championship at River Run, the second of four Web.com Tour Finals events. Sixth in the first of four Web.Com Tour Final series, Lahiri was even par 72 and tied 71st after the

  • Nothing compares to atmosphere in India of festivals: Amitabh

    Mumbai: It’s festive time and megastar Amitabh Bachchan believes there is no comparison to the “atmosphere in India of festivals”. “It’s that time of the year. Time for blessings from the Mighty Ganesha… of the celebration and the emersion till the late hours of the night. The crowds by the roadway in front of the house crammed with devotees and their idols in colour and music and dance and screaming…,” Big B shared

  • Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman’s ‘Greatest Showman on Earth’ release delayed

    Los Angeles: The release date of Hugh Jackman-starrer musical biopic “The Greatest Showman on Earth” has been pushed by a year. The film, which was supposed to hit theatres on December 25, 2016, will now release in 2017 Christmas, said the Hollywood Reporter. Apart from “The Greatest Showman on Earth”, production banner 20th Century Fox has made several key changes to its release calendar.

  • Gold

    Gold at over one-week high on global cues, seasonal demand

    New Delhi: Gold spurted to hit over one-week high at Rs 26,675 per ten grams by gaining Rs 75 at the bullion market today amid a firming global trend and increased buying by jewellers to meet seasonal demand. Silver extended its gains for the fourth day by adding Rs 100 to Rs 35,900 per kg on increased buying by industrial units and coin makers. Federal Reserve’s status quo on interest rates, pickup in

  • income tax

    7 Indian-origin businessmen charged with tax evasion in US

    Chicago: Seven Indian-origin businessmen in the US have been charged with sales tax evasion of over USD 3.5 million and face up to 15 years’ imprisonment. Law enforcement authorities filed charges against Cherag Patel, Dipakkumar Patel, Jiggarkumar Patel, Mukesh Patel, Nishant Patel, Rajanikant Patel and Vishal Patel following a two-year criminal tax investigation, according to a statement from the attorney general’s office.

  • Sensex

    Indian equities end up on global cues, rate cut hope

    Mumbai, Sep 19 (IANS) The bulls, it appeared, were back on the saddle at Indian equities markets, helping two key indices to register a spike of nearly 2.5 percent during the trading week ended Friday, buoyed by status quo in US interest rates and signs of easier monetary policy back home.

  • Dalmiya’s health condition stable

    Kolkata: The condition of BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was admitted to a private hospital here following chest pain two days ago, is stable today. Doctors attending on the 75-year-old said he was stable and being constantly monitored at the hospital by a team of physicians. He was admitted to the B M Birla Heart Research Institute on Thursday night after he complained of chest pain. Later in the night, his condition improved

  • Oomen Chandy

    Help stranded Keralites return to India: Chandy to Sushma

    Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has urged External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to help eight Keralites stranded in two African countries return home at the earliest. Speaking to IANS, Chandy said he has written to Swaraj seeking her intervention to see the matter is taken up at the diplomatic level.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Bihar facing “GDP vs ABC” battle, says BJP

    New Delhi: The upcoming Bihar assembly polls will be based on the agenda of good governance, progress and development on the one hand and anarchy, bad governance and corruption on the other, claimed BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday.

  • AAP leader Phoolka resigns from party posts

    New Delhi AAP leader and senior advocate H S Phoolka today announced his resignation from all party posts, saying he wants to devote “undivided attention” to the anti-Sikh riots cases which are at a “crucial juncture”. In a bid to scotch murmurs of a rift with the party leadership over his decision, Phoolka said that he would remain an “inherent” part of AAP, which he said is standing on the cusp of winning

  • GST

    Need to take steps on economic reforms, GST: Nisha Desai Biswal

    Washington: The Modi government has kindled huge interest in the US private sector on India but needs to take steps on economic reforms, including the key GST bill, as creating a more transparent and predictable tax structure is critical, a top Obama Administration official has said. “(Prime Minister Narendra) Modi has taken a big stand on the global stage on essentially talking about India and its economic journey,” Assistant Secretary of State for

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal congratulates Mamata for releasing Netaji files

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for making public files on freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. “This is unbelievable. I congratulate Mamta di for bringing it out in public domain,” Kejriwal tweeted.

  • China commissions deep water multifunctional ship   

    Beijing: A multifunctional deepwater ship that has a 366-ton towing capacity, built for a 3,000-meter deepwater jumbo oil drilling platform has been commissioned in China’s eastern Jiangsu Province. The “Offshore Oil 691” ship, designed by Rolls-Royce Marine and Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group, was backed by investment of more than 800 million yuan (about USD 126 million).