Free Press Journal
  • Only 52% secure RTE admissions in round 1

    Mumbai : As the last day of admissions in round one of the Right to Education (RTE) Act ended on Tuesday, only 52% of children allocated seats in schools secured admission.

  • Aizawl hold Goa in Federation Cup football

    Aizawl :  Aizawl FC were held to a goalless draw by Sporting Club de Goa in the first leg of their semifinal clash in the Federation Cup football on Tuesday.

  • Girl tries to immolate self

    Indore : A 19-year-old girl on Tuesday tried to immolate herself in front of the Inspector General of Police’s office alleging inaction by the police against the accused who allegedly raped her on the promise of marrying her.

  • EID Parry Q4 net dips 40% to Rs 39.74 cr

    Chennai:  EID Parry, part of the Murugappa Group has posted a 39.8% decline in its consolidated net profit at Rs 39.74 crore for the March quarter.

  • JSW Steel joins race for Tata Steel’s UK assets

    New Delhi : Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel has joined the fray for acquisition of Tata Steel’s UK business, which has been put on the block by the Indian conglomerate amid severe slowdown in the sector. Confirming its interest, JSW Steel said it is evaluating several opportunities, including the current opportunity of UK steel facilities.

  • Govt to soon nominate 3 members to monetary panel

    New Delhi:  The Finance Ministry is in the process of nominating three independent directors to Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) which will fix the benchmark interest rate of the RBI and set inflation targets.

  • Payyade, Police storm into final

    Mumbai :  Payyade SC and Police Gymkhana registered contrasting wins to set up the championship round, in the 67th Salar Jung Community Invitation T20 Cricket Tournament.

  • Don’t defame Kerala, Chandy tells Modi

    Thiruvananthapuram : Urging Narendra Modi not to bring “disrepute” to the Prime Minister’s Office, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday told him not to compare Kerala with Somalia.

  • 25K cr town planning scam rocks Vasai-Virar

    Palghar : The office-bearers of Vasai Taluka Shiv Sena definitely did ruffle a lot of feathers on Tuesday when they alleged a scam to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore on a layout measuring 550 acres which also includes 25 acres of government land, allegedly supported by the VVMC’s town planning department.

  • NIIT posts Rs 17.8 cr net profit

    New Delhi:  Skills and talent development firm NIIT posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 17.8 crore for the March quarter on account of growth in Skills and Careers (SNC) and Corporate Learning (CL) business.  The company had posted a net loss of Rs 151.2 crore in the January-March quarter last year. Revenue grew 7 % to Rs 238.9 crore during the quarter

  • Radico Khaitan Q4 net at Rs 15 cr

    New Delhi:  Liquor firm Radico Khaitan said its net profit remained flat at Rs 14.8 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31.  The company had posted a net profit of Rs 14.9 crore for the same period of 2014-15 fiscal. Net sales rose to Rs 436.4 crore for the fourth quarter, as against Rs 419.4 crore in the year-ago period, the company said in a statement.

  • DCM Shriram posts Rs 51 cr net profit

    New Delhi: DCM Shriram has swung into black with a net profit of Rs 51 crore in the March quarter, helped by lower cost of production across business segments.

  • Dry Thought

    Now is the time for all good men to sympathise with Shri V.K. Krishna Menon. And with Mr. Duncan Sandys. And with all the cabinet ministers in India. The Prime Minister has issued an order that henceforth receptions given by cabinet ministers should be totally free from liquor; Shri Menon’s reception to Mr. Sandys was the first to be dried up as a result. Fortunately, the Prime Ministerial directive leaves a loophole

  • Poll campaign changes gear in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram : The two dominant fronts in Kerala have changed the gear of the campaign for the May 16 Assembly elections in Kerala by targeting the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led by the BJP as their main foe.