Free Press Journal
  • Sebi critical of RBI’s hesitation on local area bank model

    Mumbai : In a rare instance of public comment by a regulator on another, Securities and Exchange Board of India Chairman U.K. Sinha questioned the Reserve Bank of India’s internal issues which led to the local area banks not flourishing despite being a good concept.

  • Thiem wins S’gart Open

    Stuttgart : Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem came from behind to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the rain-delayed Stuttgart Open final here on Monday.

  • Soccer fan dies in Nice

    Nice : A Northern Ireland football fan died on Sunday night after falling off the promenade in this southern French city of Nice in what appears to be an accident, police said on Monday.

  • Ringing Bells to deliver Rs 251 smartphone from June 28

    New Delhi: Ringing Bells, a little-known company that ran into controversy after announcing a Rs 251 ‘smartphone’, today claimed it will start deliveries of the handset to customers from June 28.

  • Military service must for civilian officers?

    New Delhi : The Government is contemplating to make it mandatory for the gazetted civilian officers, including IAS and IPS, to serve in the Armed Forces for a minimum of five years to tackle the continuing shortage in all three forces of Army, Navy and Air Force.

  • GST rollout from April if law is passed in next session: Sinha

    New Delhi: Targeting April 2017 for the rollout of Goods and Services Tax, the government is betting on support from smaller regional parties to pass the national sales tax legislation in the Parliament session from next month, and expects approval for supporting laws by year-end.  GST was earlier planned to be introduced from April 1 this year,

  • Force India consolidate further

    Montreal : Sahara Force India consolidated their fifth position in the table with a double points finish through Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez in the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix here.

  • Camp for Pakistan Sindhi migrants from today

    Indore : The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is going to organise a special camp in the city on June 14 and 15 to receive applications from Pakistan migrant Sindhi people who want to become Indian citizens.

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    Udta Punjab row makes BJP wiser

    This time, Arun Jaitley hasn’t called the protests over the censoring of the film, Udta Punjab, as “manufactured dissent” as he did when sections of the intelligentsia were returning their awards over the government’s “intolerance” of dissent.

  • RBI to cut rates only if inflation ebbs: Mundra on CPI data

    Mumbai:  After an upward swing in May inflation, RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra said the central bank will continue to monitor data and slash rates only if there is a decline in the number.  “…All the data points will be taken into account. If any room develops, then there would be room for the accommodative monetary policy to continue,” Mundra said. He was replying to a question on CPI data for

  • Sneh Sarokar Sammelan organized at Hoshangabad

    HOSHANGABAD :  Baal Vikas Pariyojana, Hoshangabad organized a sector-level Sneh Sarokar Sammelan at Baalaganj school aanganvadi kendra on Monday.

  • Modi man Giriraj is close to Bachha Rai, says RJD

    Patna : RJD, JDU and BJP leaders are at war with each other on twitter over photographs of the arrested director and principal of the controversial Vishnudeo Roy College of Vaishali with Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar and union minister Giriraj Singh.

  • BA students miss exam due to confusion on time

    Indore : Some students of BA second semester missed political science paper on Monday as they were unaware of change in time of the paper.

  • Bihar board ex-chief’s wife’s degrees fake too!

    Patna : Usha Sinha, a former ruling Janata Dal-United legislator and the wife of Bihar School Examination Board’s former chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh, who is now on the run, also is in trouble – it turns out that her degrees are fake, officials on Monday said.

  • States likely to auction 20 iron ore blocks in FY’17

    New Delhi: States are expected to auction around 20 iron ore blocks in the current financial year, including some of those which were left unsold in the last round, reports PTI.

  • Madam Grace Pinto bags Pride of India – Maharashtra award

    Ryan International Group of Institutions, India’s largest K12 focused group with over 130 institutes had some cheerful news when Madam Grace Pinto was selected for the Pride of India – Maharashtra Award.

  • Drugmakers get NPPA notice for violating price control order

    New Delhi : Concerned over ‘wilful violation’ of its drug pricing control rules, the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has slapped show-cause notices on ten top drugmakers for failing to register their products on its online database and submit the mandatory disclosures, reports PTI.

  • Rooftop solar as a disruptor

    From time the national solar mission was announced in 2009 when the country had a laughable capacity (>5 MW) to a respectable 7000MW in 2016, (current target 100 GW by 2022) solar power has come a long way in the country. Within the solar sector, different segments have received varying attention in the last six years, different technologies have been tried and tested, business models adopted or excluded.