Free Press Journal
  • No leniency due to old age in honour killing

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Friday refused any leniency on account of old age to a bed-ridden man, claiming to be 92, convicted to life imprisonment in a 1980 revenge honour killing in Faridpur village of Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Mundra sees SBI well short of global key bank tag post mergers

    MUMBAI:  Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor S.S. Mundra does not see State Bank of India’s consolidated avatar, once it completes the merger of its associate banks with itself, becoming large enough to be tagged as a global-systemically important bank.

  • Satyajit Ray bailed out Shashi’s first English film!

    New Delhi : The success of ‘The Householder’ as a stepping stone for Shashi Kapoor’s foray into international cinema has a lot to do with the legendary Satyajit Ray, who not only loaned to the film’s makers his genius cameraman but also suggested music and editing for it, says a new book.

  • Time to address the mirage of free internet

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has sought people’s input on net neutrality. The issue is whether Internet Service Providers (ISPs) may be permitted to provide incentives – or disincentives to the consumers to gain access to particular websites. For example, some months ago IT major Facebook had put forth a proposal called “Free Basics” in collaboration with Reliance Communication to provide free internet services to people for accessing a limited

  • HDFC Life, Max boards OK pact to evaluate merger

    MUMBAI:  In what could be the biggest consolidation in the Indian insurance sector, the board of directors of HDFC Standard Life Insurance and Max Financial Services approved an agreement to evaluate the merger of the  latter’s subsidiary–Max Life Insurance Co–and HDFC Standard Life Insurance, the companies informed the exchanges.