Free Press Journal
  • Washed-off

    Barbados: Australia and South Africa took two points each after the seventh match of the limited-overs international tri-series was washed out Sunday after just nine minutes of play.

  • SoftBank slams claims against Nikesh Arora

    Tokyo/New Delhi : Japanese conglomerate SoftBank said allegations levelled by some shareholders against its Indian-origin President Nikesh Arora, including those questioning his conduct and qualifications, have been found to be “without merit”. Earlier this year, allegations had been raised in a number of letters from a law firm that claimed to represent the interests of certain unidentified SoftBank Group and Sprint Corporation shareholders.

  • Hardly any relief in drought-hit areas

    Leading activists allege non-compliance of the SC order to effectively implement the Food Security Act and MGNREGA on the basis of ground reports generated by them (more…)

  • Britain’s EU enigma: In or Out?

    Three years ago, when David Cameron promised to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the European Union and hold referendum on whether to stay in the EU or not, he confounded his ardent critics and delighted his passionate supporters. The scene is now set for an intriguing resolution to this vexed question. In a matter of days, British voters will be invited to cast their votes on a subject that shall impact not just

  • PSBs to resume SME lending post balancesheet clean-up: Rajan

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan hoped that once the clean-up of public sector banks is over, they will start focusing on small and medium enterprises, which have been ignored during the past couple of years by them.

  • Rumblings in CPI(M) over Congress tie-up

    New Delhi: Major differences over CPI(M)’s alliance with Congress in West Bengal cropped up at the Left party’s Central Committee meeting here, with the party on Monday expelling a senior member and the 101-member decision-making body saying that the move was not in accordance with its political line.

  • Banking reforms to go on, macro policies strong: WB on Rexit

    New Delhi:  The World Bank expects that banking reforms led by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan would not be hampered when he exits in September as India’s macroeconomic policies are fairly strong, its Country Director India Onno Ruhl said.  “I really want to point out that India has a really very strong macroeconomic policies and an effective and conservative supervisor. So there is no reason to expect that (banking reforms) to change,” Ruhl

  • Bihar toppers scam: Former board chairman, wife arrested

    Patna : Prime accused in the Bihar’s intermediate examinations result scam, sacked chairman of Bihar School Examination Board, Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh and his wife, Usha Sinha, a former MLA of JDU were arrested from an ‘ashram’ at Shivalaya under Bhelupur police station in Banaras on Monday morning. They were absconding since June 8 when a Patna court had issued arrest warrants against the couple.

  • Government plans financial sops to shift cargo to water

    New Delhi: To encourage shippers to shift cargo to waterways and coastal shipping, the government plans to provide an incentive of Re one per km for a tonne of cargo.  “To encourage modal shift of cargo to coastal shipping and Inland Waterways Transportation, the government is planning to offer financial incentive to shippers who switch to waterways from roads and rails for movement of cargo,” an official who did not want to

  • Music Sans Sound

    Keats has been vindicated. A Hungarian pianist sent a sophisticated British audience into raptures by holding a ‘silent concert.’ He is said to have rippled his fingers over the keyboard without sounding a note but with all the gestures of the regular concert pianist. His philosophy is that audible music gave listeners the player’s interpretation and not what the composer intended. This is a disarming argument, overwhelming in its purity. This kind