Free Press Journal
  • RLSP names remaining 4 Bihar poll candidates

    New Delhi  : BJP ally RLSP on Friday named its four remaining candidates for the Bihar Assembly polls while its another partner LJP is set to announce the names of its other nominees on Saturday. With Friday’s announcement, Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP has named all its 23 candidates.

  • No compulsory leave for our seniors: Congress

    New Delhi  : Faced with an embarrassing situation in different states where the seniors are at loggerheads with the juniors, the Congress has official clarified that it does not believe in sending its seniors on compulsory leave.

  • Modi assures reforms, US CEOs want them quicker

    New York : As top American CEOs held no punches about the “obstacles” in ease of doing business in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his meetings here with top corporate leaders, has pitched for stronger inflows of foreign capital into India while assuring reforms, prompt decisions and transparency. The chief executives were impressed but wanted the pace of reforms to be hastened.

  • We want to play like the protagonists: ATK coach

    Kolkata :  With just a week to go for their first match of the second Indian Super League (ISL), defending champions Atletico de Kolkata’s coach Antonio Habas along with his 26-member squad had a practice session at Mohun Bagan ground on Friday.

  • ARAI to submit Volkswagen probe report by Sept 30

    Mumbai : Days after the US ordered a probe into German carmaker Volkswagen for allegedly flouting emmission norms, the Heavy Industries Ministry has asked the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) to investigate any possible violations of norms and submit a report by September 30.

  • Chilean Alexis Sanchez will get back to his best soon: Wenger

    London: Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger on Friday said he is convinced his team’s struggling goal-scorer Chilean Alexis Sanchez will “get back to his best very soon”. “I think I played him very early before he was completely fit. That’s a possible explanation of his current level,” the Frenchman said.

  • Gold tops Rs 27,000, surges Rs 400 to hit 1-month high

    New Delhi : Continuing its rising streak for the third straight day, gold reclaimed Rs 27,000-mark by zooming Rs 400 to hit 1-month high of Rs 27,250 per 10 grams at the bullion market, on global cues as well as weak rupee against the dollar.

  • Mercedes to locally assemble Maybach S500 at Pune plant

    Pune : Giving a thrust to local manufacturing of luxury cars, automaker Mercedes-Benz rolled out the Maybach S500 sedan from its plant here, making the facility on the outskirts of the city only the second outside Germany to produce the car.

  • Saurav Ganguly very much a part of ISL: ATK co-owner

    Kolkata :  Former India captain Sourav Ganguly becoming the Cricket Association of Bengal boss does not mean the Atletico de Kolkata co-owner will be out of action from the Indian Super League football beginning October 3.

  • Maruti wage deal: Workers to get Rs 16,800/ month avg salary hike

    New Delhi : The country’s largest carmaker, Maruti Suzuki India, has reached a wage settlement agreement with workers at its Gurgaon and Manesar plants, under which employees will get an average salary hike of around Rs 16,800 per month spread over three years.

  • Essar Ports gets shareholders’ nod to raise up to $1 bn

    New Delhi : Private sector port operator Essar Ports (EPL) said shareholders have approved its proposal to raise up to $1 billion through securities from domestic and international markets to fund expansion plans. One of the country’s largest port operators, EPL plans to increase its cargo handling capacity from 104 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), at present, to 194 MTPA. Last month, EPL had said its operating capacity is expected to increase

  • Facebook rebrands Internet.org as Free Basics

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook is rebranding its Internet.org programme, which was in the midst of a controversy over alleged violation of Net neutrality, to ‘Free Basics’, reports PTI.

  • BHEL commissions 250 MW unit at Sikka thermal power plant

    New Delhi : State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said it has commissioned a 250 MW coal-based thermal power unit at Sikka in Gujarat. It has been commissioned at Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Ltd’s (GSECL) Sikka Thermal Power Station on Engineering, procurement and Construction basis.

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