Free Press Journal
  • Australia pay war ends, Ashes in on

    The players appeared to be the winners in the five-year agreement, worth an estimated Aus$500 million (US$396 million), as they retained the revenue-sharing model they had been fighting for — with women cricketers also included for the first time.

  • ‘US sanctions are trade war on Russia’

    Moscow : The US has declared a full-scale trade war against Russia with the enactment of a new sanctions bill, said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “The hope of improving our relations with the new US administration has come to an end,” said Medvedev on Facebook on Wednesday, commenting on the signing of the bill by US President Donald Trump, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Businesses can start filing July returns on GSTN from August 5

    New Delhi : The first tax returns under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime can be filed from Saturday and the facility will remain open till August 20, GST Network CEO Navin Kumar said Thursday. Businesses can start filing their first GST returns and pay taxes for July on the portal of GST Network — the IT infrastructure provider for the new indirect tax regime, beginning August 5, he said

  • Du Plessis urges SA to follow Elgar lead against England

    Manchester : South Africa captain Faf du Plessis wants his batsmen to raise their game as they look to finish their lengthy tour of England with a flourish in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

  • Ajinkya Rahane’s knock became turning point: Nic Pothas

    Colombo : Sri Lanka’s interim coach Nic Pothas feels that Ajinkya Rahane’s masterful century loosened hosts’ grip on the first day after they had India in some trouble at 133 for 3 on the first day of the second Test.

  • LIC gives conditional approval for UTI MF’s IPO plan

    Sources in the know said while LIC is willing to dilute some stake in UTI mutual fund, but it is not in favour of exiting the company. It also has reservations regarding the valuation of the company.

  • Harvard’s admission process to be probed

    New York : The US Justice Department will probe allegations against the prestigious Harvard University that the Ivy League institution discriminates against Asian- American applicants in its admission process.

  • Rohit Sharma to return home for check up

    Colombo : Rohit Sharma, who is part of the India Test squad in Sri Lanka, will return to Mumbai for a routine medical check up.

  • Banks may need 20% incremental provisioning for stressed assets

    New Delhi : Banks may require an incremental provisioning of 20 per cent against cumulative debt of 50 large stressed assets worth over Rs 4.3 lakh crore in construction, power, metals and other sectors that constitute about half of the gross non-performing assets of the banking sector, noted a recent joint study by ASSOCHAM-Crisil titled ‘IBC – Protecting stakeholders, improving ease of doing business.’

  • Abe reshuffles Cabinet as support dips

    Tokyo : Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Thursday, opting for seasoned party veterans to help restore his battered popularity. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the new lineup.

  • Abbasi likely to continue as Pak Premier for rest of govt’s tenure

    Lahore : Pakistan’s newly-elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is likely to continue as premier for the remaining 10-month tenure of PML-N as the party chief Nawaz Sharif has hinted retaining his younger brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif in the key province.

  • ‘Arjuna’ Cheteshwar Pujara hits bulls-eye again

    Ajinkya Rahane (103 batting) also roared back to form after a patchy last season hitting his ninth Test ton while adding 211 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket stand taking India to 344/3 at stumps on Day 1 against Sri Lanka.

  • MobiKwik to be India’s first debit-cum-credit wallet

    New Delhi : After MobiKwik announced it had raised Rs 225 crore from Bajaj Finance, the digital payments wallet  said it was all set to become the country’s first debit-cum-credit wallet.”Mobikwik is becoming India’s first debit plus credit wallet, where people could have exclusive credit lines, credit cards and EMI cards mapped through the app, increasing the purchasing power of users and enabling them to get lending products available at cheaper interest

  • 25.28 cr LEDs distributed by EESL in 36 states and UTs, says Piyush Goyal

    New Delhi : Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has distributed 25.28 crore LED bulbs and the private sector has also sold 41.44 crore LED bulbs up to June, 2017, to domestic consumers throughout the country, against Government’s target to replace 77 crore incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs by March, 2019. This information was given by minister of state  for power, coal, new and renewable energy and mines, Piyush Goyal, in a written

  • NHAI calls for pvt participation in Highway Village & Highway Nest

    New Delhi : The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started the process of developing wayside amenities at land acquired at 183 locations along national highways. NHAI calls for participation of private players in developing these amenities.