Free Press Journal
  • Reliance MF to buy Goldman Sachs India MF biz for Rs 243 cr

    Mumbai:Reliance Capital Asset Management will acquire global giant Goldman Sachs’ mutual fund business in India for Rs 243 crore in all-cash deal, which marks the latest exit by a foreign player from the Rs 13 lakh crore market.

  • PCB chief shouldn’t be pessimistic over Indo-Pak series : Rajeev Shukla

    New Delhi : Rajeev Shukla, the Indian Premier League chairman, on Wednesday said that Shahryar Khan shouldn’t be ‘pessimistic’ and insisted that the relationship between the PCB and BCCI remains healthy despite talks regarding the proposed bilateral series were disrupted by Shiv Sena activists in Mumbai a few days ago.

  • Don’t hire foreigners to prepare food: Adnan Tengku Mansor

    Kuala Lumpur: Amid a spike in typhoid cases in Malaysia, a senior minister has advised eateries to not hire foreigners to prepare food, indirectly implying that the hired expatriate workers may not be clean.

  • HDFC Bank’s Q2 net profit up 20.5% at Rs 2,869.5 cr

    Mumbai: Private sector player HDFC Bank today reported 20.5 per cent jump in net profit to Rs 2,869.5 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2015-16. The bank had earned Rs 2,381.5 crore profit in the same July-September quarter of the last fiscal, 2014-15. The banks total income for the September quarter this fiscal was Rs 17,324.3 crore, up from Rs 13,894.7 crore in the year-ago period.

  • Typhoon kills 26 in Philippines

    Manila: At least 26 people have died and 18 injured as Typhoon Koppu made landfall in the Philippines, authorities said on Wednesday. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said 194,387 families or 907,267 people were affected by the Sunday typhoon, Xinhua news agency reported. A total of 140 road sections and 28 bridges have been damaged due to flooding and landslides. Power interruptions were reported in nine cities and 73

  • ISIS

    IS not the only culprit in war-related looting in Syria

    Washington: An analysis of satellite imagery of nearly 1,300 archaeological sites in Syria has revealed that not just Islamic State (IS) terrorists, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), opposition forces and the Syrian regime have also been major players in the looting and destruction of cultural heritage sites.

  • Sensex red down

    Sensex lacks spark, trips 19 pts after a better start

    Mumbai: The markets today fell for the second consecutive day despite a promising start and saw all its early gains wiped off as the benchmark BSE Sensex lost over 19 points after players chose to book profits. A sharp correction in Chinese equities rekindled global risk aversion, with Shanghai Composite tumbling over 3 per cent after rising strongly in recent weeks, which hit sentiment here.

  • H L Dattu

    Efficacious governance key to achieve growth, development: CJI

    New Delhi: Terming “deep-rooted malaise” of corruption as biggest challenge faced by the country, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu has advocated for an efficacious governance through independent political and administrative institutions to achieve goals of growth and development. “Corruption not only impedes efficient governance, but is also a threat to our democratic ideals and the moral fabric of our polity. “It is because of this reason that punishing individual cases is

  • 23-year-old man kills teenager for forced unnnatural sex

    Bundi (Raj): A 19-year-old boy was killed allegedly by a man after the teenager “forced” him to engage in a homosexual act, police said. The body of the boy was found on September 19, a day after his murder in Hindoli area here. The accused, identified as Zakir Mohammed, 23, a resident of Mahaveernagar Colony here, has been arrested in connection with the murder of Lokendra Singh Yadav, a resident of Ban Ka

  • European Union

    EU calls mini-summit as Balkans buckle under refugee crisis

    Ljubljana: The European Union today announced a mini-summit with Balkan countries on the migrant crisis, as small Slovenia became the latest bloc member to buckle under a surge of refugees desperate to reach northern Europe ahead of winter.

  • 2 Russian jets land in Indonesia to help douse forest fires

    Palembang (Indonesia): Two Russian multipurpose jets have arrived on Indonesia’s Sumatra island to help douse massive forest fires that have caused widespread haze in parts of Southeast Asia. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says the two Beriev Be-200 amphibious planes, leased by Indonesia’s government, landed today in Palembang, the capital of South Sumatra province. The planes, sent by Russia’s Emergencies Ministry, can drop 12.5 tons of water. They can fly about 645 kilometres

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    India’s response to peace steps not encouraging: Nawaz Sharif

    Washington: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during his official visit in Washington said India’s response to efforts for peace has not been encouraging, media reported on Wednesday. Sharif said that Pakistan wants friendly relations with all its neighbours, including India, and had been making efforts for lasting regional peace as it was in the interest of all. “If we sincerely want to bring peace to the region, we will have to resolve the

  • Canada withdraws from US-led coalition against ISIS

    London : Canada’s newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that the country’s fighter jets will be withdrawn from the United States-led mission against the Islamic States of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

  • FC Goa faces Kerala Blasters at home in ISL

    Margao: Their campaign back on track after a win against NorthEast United FC, a confident FC Goa will now face Kerala Blasters at home in their fifth round match of the Indian Super League here tomorrow.

  • HC quashes Gujarat govt’s ordinance to delay local body polls

    Ahmedabad: In a blow to the Gujarat government, the High Court today quashed an ordinance issued by it to pave way to delay local bodies polls, terming it as “unconstitutional”, and directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to “conduct polls before the expiry of their terms.” The court also came down heavily on the Gujarat SEC for using government ordinance to postpone local bodies polls for three months, saying its act was “illegal”

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish, Lalu attack Centre over Faridabad Dalit burning

    Patna: Top leaders of Grand Secular Alliance, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad today launched a scathing attack on the NDA government over the death of two children in Faridabad who were set afire along with their parents allegedly by upper caste members. RJD President Lalu Prasad, in a tweet, said, “I had demanded them to burn books of Guru Golwalkar which are anti- Dalit in theme…but in their rule instead Dalits are burnt

  • Mayawati

    Dalits feeling ‘insecure’ under BJP govt: Mayawati

    Lucknow: Terming the attack on a Dalit family in Faridabad as most unfortunate, BSP president Mayawati today threatened to take to the streets over delay in arrest of the culprits, even as she charged weaker sections are feeling “insecure” under BJP government. “The manner in which four members of a Dalit family were set ablaze in Faridabad leading to the death of two children is most unfortunate and condemnable…if the victims are not

  • Amit Mishra is available for the Chennai match: Harbhajan Singh

    Chennai: Beleaguered leg-spinner Amit Mishra is “available” for the fourth One-dayer against South Africa and his selection in the playing XI would depend on nature of the Chepuk track, senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has said.