Free Press Journal
  • stocks

    Lack of participation subdues markets, Sensex closes flat

    Mumbai: Lack of investors’ participation, coupled with the ongoing political turmoil and delay in the passage of a key economic legislation, subdued Indian equity markets on Thursday.

  • Tax

    I-T noose tightens on offenders in 2015;simpler laws in offing

    New Delhi: After a year marked with frequent run-ins with foreign investors and also domestic taxpayers, the tax department has set itself a target for 2016 to simplify the voluminous Income Tax laws and follow a non-adversarial but effective mechanism of tax collection.

  • ShopClues launches its ‘Big Fat Christmas Sale’

    New Delhi: ShopClues, India’s first and largest managed marketplace announced its Big Fat Christmas Sale. It’s the time to be merry and ShopClues is giving you all the reasons to double your festive joy with incredible offers, unbelievable prices and free Cluesbucks for Rs 1 lakh.

  • Fancy trees and decorations this Christmas season

    New Delhi: Make your wishes, hang up those stockings, turn into a secret Santa for somebody else and most importantly set up your tree for it is the season of holidays. Christmas trees this year have got taller and wider with new styles of decorations.

  • Afghan forces struggle to beat back Taliban

    Kabul: Afghan forces scrambled today to beat back the Taliban from Sangin as the insurgents claimed to have captured nearly the entire opium-rich district, following the first British deployment to the volatile region in 14 months.

  • Modi visits Russia’s premier crisis management centre

    Moscow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Russia’s premier crisis management centre which deals with emergency situations and ensures coordination among various relevant agencies. The Prime Minister spent around half-an-hour at the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC), popularly known as EMERCOM, the short form of Emergency Control Ministry.

  • UEFA rejects Barcelona Esteladas’ appeal

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona has confirmed that UEFA has rejected its appeal against the sanctions imposed against the football club after fans raised pro-Catalan independence flags, better known as Esteladas flags, and chanted independence slogans during the side’s European Champions League game against Bayer Leverkusen on September 29 at the Camp Nou stadium.

  • FIFA prepares reform package for special Congress

    Zurich: The world soccer governing body FIFA has prepared a reform package for the special congress slated for February in a bid to restore its reputation hit by corruption scandals.

  • Leading telcos against auction of 700 Mhz band for now

    New Delhi: Leading telecom operators like Airtel and Idea have asked regulator Trai not to auction the premium 700 Mhz band until enough devices are available for services that are to be provided through it. Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, which is yet to launch its 4G services, has also suggested two-year evaluation of the ecosystem before radiowaves in this band are auctioned. “It will be prudent to not auction the spectrum in 700

  • Sebastian Vettel

    Sebastian Vettel reveals Ferrari’s resurgence surprised him last season

    Melbourne : Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has revealed that he was surprised by the unexpected form displayed by Ferrari last season but insisted the Italian manufacturers must improve every aspect of their car in order to maintain complete stranglehold over champions Mercedes in the 2016 season.

  • Azam Khan

    HC to hear plea challenging Azam Khan’s Assembly membership

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court has fixed January 12 as the next date of hearing on a writ petition challenging Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan’s membership of the state Assembly on the ground that he allegedly holds an office of profit. Justices Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and Attaur Rahman Masoodi of the Lucknow bench of the HC issued the order on December 21 on the petition pending since 2014 challenging Khan’s Assembly membership and

  • FIS bans camera drones from World Cup

    Pinzolo (Italy) : The International Ski Federation (FIS) is banning camera drones from its World Cup races after a drone crashed and nearly hit Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher during a slalom in Italy.

  • Jason Holder backs Windies to turnaround away losing streak

    Melbourne : West Indies skipper Jason Holder believes that his side are ‘just one good performance from turning things around’ despite their humiliating defeat in the opening Test against Australia in Hobart.

  • Parupalli Kashyap

    Hoping for an opening clash against Srikanth at PBL: Parupalli Kashyap

    New Delhi: Excited to make a comeback at the Premier Badminton League (PBL) after an injury lay off, Parupalli Kashyap is hoping to face Kidambi Srikanth in his opening encounter when Hyderabad Hunters take on Bengaluru Top Guns in Mumbai on January 3rd.

  • Will the BJP follow Vajpayee’s ‘raj dharma’? 

    The current mellow, accommodative outlook of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in striking contrast to the provocative anti-minority postures of the 1990s, is the result of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s wisdom and sobriety.