Free Press Journal
  • Messi scripts Barca win

    San Juan : Lionel Messi scored a majestic free-kick as Argentina reignited their misfiring World Cup qualification campaign against Colombia on Tuesday before declaring a media boycott over claims of drug use by a team-mate.

  • 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits Delhi, NCR

    New Delhi, A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale shook the national capital and neighbouring Haryana in the wee hours today.

  • Air India victorious

    Mumbai : Seasoned midfielder Vijith Shetty played an inspirational role and came up with two assists which resulted in goals that helped Air India snatch a deserving 2-0 win against Mumbai Customs in an Elite Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2016-2017, and played at the Cooperage ground on Wednesday evening. Anurag Sidhu headed home the first goal in the 71st minute and Sunny Thakur scored the second in

  • Indian badminton manager from Arunachal denied visa by China

    New Delhi : Arunachal Pradesh’s Bamang Tago, manager for the Indian badminton contingent, has been denied visa by the Chinese government to travel to Fuzhou for the ongoing China Super Series Premier badminton tournament.

  • Banks, POs to report cash deposit over `2.5L: Govt

    New Delhi : The government has asked banks and post offices to report to the I-T Department all deposits above Rs 2.50 lakh in savings accounts, and more than Rs 12.50 lakh in current accounts, made during the 50-day window provided to tender the scrapped 500 and 1000 rupee notes, reports PTI.

  • Official: Half of ATMs to be recalibrated by next week

    New Delhi : With seemingly never-ending queues in front of banks and post offices, the government on Wednesday said it will take one more week to recalibrate half of the cash vending two lakh ATMs to dispense the new 500 and 2,000 rupee notes, reports PTI. An official said the government has stepped up printing of new 500 rupee notes so that it can be made available to people.At present, the ATM withdrawal

  • Mistry’s hostility towards Tata Sons led to his removal: Bhat

    New Delhi : Cyrus Mistry’s “hostility” to primary promoters had led to his removal as chairman of Tata Global Beverages as it posed significant risk to the company’s future performance, said the new head Harish Bhat, reports PTI.

  • Nasscom cuts IT export growth forecast to 8-10% for 2016-17

    New Delhi : Software association Nasscom today lowered IT export growth target to 8-10 per cent for 2016-17 amid global macroeconomic headwinds and the fallout of Britain’s exit from the European Union, reports PTI. At the start of the year, Nasscom had projected 10-12 per cent growth rate for Indian software services, including the business process management, for the current fiscal. Global uncertainties like Brexit, post US election dynamics, currency volatility and slowdown

  • Banks to see fall in MCLR after demonetisation move

    Mumbai : Bankers unanimously agree that lending rates based on marginal cost of funds are likely to fall, following the withdrawal of Rs 500 and 1,000 currency notes from circulation, as the cost of funds is expected to decline, reports Cogencis. However, bankers weren’t sure of the extent of such a fall, citing lack of clarity on the liquidity situation by the end of this month.

  • Selling pressure pulls equity markets down

    Mumbai : The Indian equity markets on Wednesday provisionally closed on a flat note due to heavy selling pressure witnessed during the second half of the session, reports IANS. The key equity indices receded under the selling pressure in healthcare, consumer durables, banking stocks. Earlier, in the day’s trade the equity markets made gains on the back of positive global indices, coupled with higher crude oil prices and value buying in selective counters.

  • Bring corporate tax down to 25% for attracting investment: Assocham

    New Delhi : In its pre-Budget presentation with the Finance Ministry, Assocham has sought immediate reduction in the corporate tax to 25 per cent to attract more investment in the country while for driving the consumption led demand, income tax for individuals should also be reduced along with upward revision in the exemption limit up to Rs five lakh, reports ANI. The Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in its

  • Microsoft, IBM among firms chosen for govt cloud service

    New Delhi : Government has provisionally empanelled 11 firms including Microsoft, IBM, state-owned BSNL and Tata Communications to provide cloud services, Parliament was informed on Wednesday, reports PTI. “Government has selected 11 companies for the provisional empanelment of Cloud Service Offerings of Cloud Service Providers,” Minister of State for IT and Law PP Chaudhary said in Lok Sabha.      He said the firms are: Microsoft Corporation (India), Hewlett Packard Enterprise India, IBM India,

  • SC tells Centre to ban pre-natal sex determination ads on the Internet

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to form a nodal agency to curb any Internet advertisement for an entity that may help people with pre-natal gender determination, reports Cogensis. Popular search engines Google and Yahoo along with Microsoft are parties in this case. The court on Wednesday said anyone who comes across an advertisement for sex determination facility will inform government’s nodal agency which in turn will inform

  • Govt mulls divestment options as strategic sales look difficult

    New Delhi : The finance ministry is looking at multiple options to meet its divestment target in the current financial year ending March as strategic sale in public sector companies looks difficult because of the tight timeline, a government official said, reports Cogencis. .”There are various permutations and combinations, how the target is met won’t matter at the end of the financial year, the total number will matter,”the official told Cogencis.The government has

  • Bhopal: Doctors protest disbanding of Indian Medical Association

    BHOPAL: About 9,000 members of Indian Medical Association held a state-wide silent protest against the establishment of Indian Medical Council. President, Madhya Pradesh Chapter, IMA, Dr PC Chandel  said that the council will be headed by 20 members who will be appointed by the central government and regulate the doctors but present democratic structure of Indian Medical Association will be destroyed if this council is formed. “Presently, through elections members are elected.

  • Obama hints at dangers of ‘crude nationalism’

    Athens : US President Barack Obama has issued a warning against “crude nationalism” in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory, saying the New York billionaire had tapped into a “troubling” strain of rhetoric playing on Americans’ fears of globalisation to win the presidency.

  • Loan to Vijay Mallya not waived off: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Facing questions, the government on Wednesday insisted in the Rajya Sabha that State Bank of India (SBI) had not waived off Rs 7,000 crore loan, including that of industrialist Vijay Mallya, and asserted that such cases were being pursued.

  • Student’s hijab ripped off in US school

    Chicago : A Muslim student’s hijab was allegedly ripped off and her hair pulled down by a classmate at a school in Minnesota, the latest in a series of assaults and threats reported against headscarf-wearing women in the US following Donald Trump’s win. The incident took place at Northdale Middle School in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, prompting Anoka-Hennepin School District to launch an investigation into what Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling an

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