Free Press Journal
  • Nepal’s Constitution amendment bill tabled forcefully, say Madhesi leaders

    Kathmandu : Nepal’s two top Madhesi leaders told Maoist supremo Prachanda, who is apparently mediating between the government and the agitating group, that the Constitution amendment proposal has been “forcefully” tabled at the Parliament “without their consent”.

  • Tube Inv to offload stake in insurance JV for Rs 883 cr

    Mumbai : Murugappa Group firm Tube Investments of India on Friday said that it will sell 14% of its stake in Cholamandalam MS General Insurance (Chola MS) for Rs.882.67 crore, after securing regulatory approvals.  According to the company, it will sell its stake in Cholamandalam MS General Insurance to its joint venture (JV) partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI) of Japan.

  • P-Note investments slip to Rs 2.54 lakh cr in Nov

    New Delhi : Investment through Participatory Notes (P-Notes) into India’s capital market slipped to over Rs 2.54 lakh crore (about USD 38.6 billion) at the end of November from the preceding month. P—Notes, mostly used by overseas HNIs (High Net Worth Individuals), hedge funds and other foreign institutions, allow such investors to invest in Indian markets through registered foreign institutional investors (FIIs).

  • IRDAI proposes changes in trade credit insurance norms

    New Delhi : Seeking to give a fillip to the MSME sector, insurance regulator IRDAI has proposed changes in guidelines on trade credit insurance. In an exposure draft on ‘Amendment to Guidelines on Trade Credit Insurance’, the regulator said changes in the economy, especially in micro, small, medium enterprise (MSME) sector, has increased the need for trade credit and has enhanced the scope for the credit insurance sector manifold.

  • RJio gears up for mega 4G launch for employees

    New Delhi : Reliance Jio is gearing up for the mega launch event of its 4G service for its employees with offers like free subscription till commercial roll out and steep discount on handsets.

  • GMR Infra to restructure holdings in GMR Airports

    New Delhi : Diversified group GMR Infrastructure said agreements have been executed for the proposed restructuring of holdings in GMR Airports Ltd.

  • Join them if you can’t beat them: Supermarkets catch e-fever in 2015

    New Delhi : As a year of David vs Goliath in retail market draws to a close, the newbies’ gang of Flipkarts and Snapdeals are forcing Ambanis and Birlas of  supermarket chains to join the burgeoning e-commerce landscape. At the same time, a knockout round is at play in the online as well as offline retail worlds, where ‘survival of the fittest theory’ is forcing weaker and smaller players to either close the

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You will convenience your client by your soft and polite nature and might also make some attachment in their heart. Those in politics and social sector will do well today. Travel is on the cards.

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


    Loyalty is the way in which a mature and integrated mind behaves. Loyalty signifies an undivided wholeness of consciousness and shows a richness of the mind. When the mind is not integrated it is feverish, disloyal and opportunistic.

  • Narendra Modi-Vladimir Putin

    A pragmatic partnership

    Every prime ministerial visit abroad results in a few agreements, a joint statement and often agreements between Indian companies and host nation’s companies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia on that score was no different. He had a successful one-to-one with President Vladimir Putin in which it was decided to further deepen the old strategic and economic ties. A number of contracts by Indian public and private companies were signed. And

  • An unresolved dispute in our backyard

    One more dispute that will extend into the new year is the unresolved question of Bhutan’s 470-km border with China. Unnoticed by the world, the two countries – one of which is the world’s most sparsely populated with only about 750,000 people and the other most populous in the world with 1.3 billion — held talks five months ago in yet another attempt to resolve the issue. What made the event especially

  • Nepal: India loses sight of big picture

    The Nepali leadership had discriminated against the Madhesi people of the Terai while framing the new Constitution. The Constitution adopted by that country has provided 100 seats for the hill people constituting less than fifty percent of the population; and only 65 seats for more than fifty percent people of the Terai region dominated by the Madhesis. The electoral constituencies have been delineated in a manner that the hill people have majority

  • Victory In Mind

    After ill-fated tour of Proteas to India and of English team to Pakistan, both seem eager for wins.

  • Perera faces 4-year BAN

    Colombo : Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Kusal Perera is facing the prospect of a four-year ban after his B sample tested positive for a banned substance. “The ICC has informed that he faces a four-year ban,” Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said. “We are hoping to appeal,” he added. Perera’s urine sample was tested in Qatar after the ICC had originally found it contained banned substance. Consequently Perera had to drop out of Sri Lanka’s current tour

  • ‘Now totally frustrated’

    “It’s enjoyable to see Russell bowling at 140 clicks, Bravo hitting fours and sixes, and Chris Gayle hitting in Big Bash but frustrating that we don’t have them yet playing in a Test series but, it’s something that’s been going on for a while.”

  • Will address players’ concern on Aamir’s inclusion: Shaharyar Khan

    Karachi : Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan has tried to diffuse the crisis by talking to senior players Muhammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali over their refusal to attend the national camp in Lahore with tainted left arm pacer Muhammad Aamir. “I have already had discussions with some players on Aamir’s issues and we have tried to address concerns. I will again talk to Hafeez and Azhar and sort out this matter,” Khan said