Free Press Journal
  • Centre bans export of gold items above 22-carat purity

    New Delhi : The government has banned exports of gold jewellery, medallions and other articles above 22- carat purity in a bid to check round tripping of the precious metal. In a notification, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has said certain provisions of the foreign trade policy (2015-20) are “amended to allow export of gold jewellery (plain or studded) and articles containing gold of 8 carats and above up to

  • China, US to boost military ties amid North Korea crisis

    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Army Joseph Dunford met his Chinese counterpart Fang Fenghui and signed the framework for an agreement to build a new communication mechanism for their joint staff departments

  • Government sets up panel for divestment

    The  Centre has budgeted to raise Rs 72,500 cr through stake sale in PSUs. This includes Rs 46,500 cr from minority stake sale, Rs 15,000 crore from strategic disinvestment and Rs 11,000 crore from listing of PSU insurers.

  • Obama’s Charlottesville views most-liked tweet in history

    Washington : An anti-racism tweet by former US President Barack Obama after the Charlottesville violence in which he quoted iconic South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela has become the most liked tweet ever, garnering more than 2.8 million likes.

  • We will look to continue the momentum, says Shami

    Kolkata : Ecstatic after their historic 3-0 cleansweep over Sri Lanka, fast bowler Mohammed Shami on Wednesday said it was a team effort and India would look to continue the momentum in the ODI series starting Sunday.

  • Pyongyang drops Guam plan, Trump praises Kim

    New York : US President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korea’s leader for backing off on plans to fire missiles toward the US Pacific territory of Guam.

  • Kasparov suffers first loss in comeback event

    St. Louis : Chess legend Garry Kasparov suffered the first loss of his brief but highly anticipated comeback to the game, succumbing to fellow Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi and bringing his draw total to five.

  • German female ref ready to whistle in Bundesliga

    Berlin : Germany’s Bibiana Steinhaus insists she is no feminist trailblazer as she prepares to become the first female ref in Europe’s top leagues having already tamed Bayern Munich’s stars.

  • Sebi eases rules for buying stake in distressed firms

    New Delhi : Markets regulator Sebi has notified relaxed norms for stake purchase in distressed listed companies by lenders, exempting them from making open offers for shareholders.

  • Government stake in EIL down to 54%, corners Rs. 659 cr

    New Delhi : The government shareholding in Engineers India Ltd has fallen to 54.17 per cent after it sold some shares under the company’s buyback programme. It had 57.02 per cent in EIL prior the launch of the Rs 658.80 crore share buyback on July 25. The 4.19 crore share buyback plan at Rs 157 a piece closed on August 7. In a regulatory filing, EIL said the government cornered 99.96 per

  • Urjit Patel pushed 0.25% rate cut: Monetary Policy Committee minutes

    New Delhi : RBI Governor Urjit Patel had opted for a moderate rate cut of 25 basis points arguing that low food prices were unusual and vulnerable to upward pressures, said minutes of the last Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meet released Wednesday. Patel had also opined that effective transmission of policy rate was key to non-inflationary growth and banks have still space to cut lending rates. The RBI Governor-headed six-member MPC had

  • Russian watchdog tracks down 23,000 sites promoting suicide

    Moscow : Russia’s consumer safety watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has in the past five years detected over 23,000 websites which promote suicide or contain information on how to commit suicide, the media reported on Wednesday.

  • Mass grave found, IS claims killing 54 in Afghanistan

    Kabul : Afghan security forces have discovered around 40 bodies in a mass grave in the northern Sari Pul province during the government forces’ clean-up operations in the troubled region.

  • NAB initiates fresh probe against Sharif and family

    Lahore : The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has begun fresh investigations to prepare four references against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family in accordance with the July 28 Supreme Court verdict for his disqualification.