Free Press Journal
  • SA’s former captain Smith turns T20 coach

    Johannesburg : Former South Africa skipper and batsman Graeme Smith will be among the coaches when the maiden Twenty20 Global League starts in the republic this November.

  • OBC income cap raised to Rs 8 lakh pa

    New Delhi : The creamy layer ceiling for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates for securing government jobs was raised to Rs 8 lakh as the Union Cabinet cleared a proposal for a commission to work out sub-categorisation within OBCs for a “more equitable distribution of reservation benefits” on Wednesday.

  • Robin and Sridharan also catch T20 bus

    Johannesburg : Former India cricketers Robin Singh and Sriram Sridharan will be coaching Bloem City Blazers and Jo’burg Giants respectively in the upcoming T20 Global League to be held in South Africa.

  • We will build Mexico wall even at the cost of govt: Trump

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has threatened to shut down the government, if necessary, to make sure his proposed wall along the Mexican border is approved and funded by lawmakers.

  • Otters Club emerge champions

    Mumbai : Hosts Otters ‘Rockets’ (Otters Club) emerged champions of the Otters Club-Mumbai Snooker League (MSL) – 2017.

  • DLF meet on Aug 25 to decide on GIC deal

    New Delhi : India’s largest realty firm DLF will hold a board meeting on Friday to decide on promoters’ proposed sale of 40 per cent stake in rental arm to investment firm GIC in a deal estimated at around Rs 13,000 crore. DLF had announced in October 2015 that promoters would sell their entire stake in DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd (DCCDL) that holds the bulk of commercial assets of the group.

  • MP Sachin contributes for Police Training School project

    New Delhi : Legendary cricketer and Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar has disbursed Rs 15 lakh from his allocated Members of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) fund for a ‘Water Supply Project’ at the Police Training Centre in Sangli district of Maharashtra.

  • Scribe on trial for Thailand crime reporting

    PHUKET: A British BBC journalist appeared in a Thai court today for the start of a criminal defamation trial brought by a lawyer who featured in an investigation about foreigners being scammed of their retirement homes.

  • 20L biz paid GST so far: Chairman

    New Delhi : Maiden tax collections under the GST regime have seen over 20 lakh businesses pay tax online so far and about 30 lakh more are expected to do so before the deadline ends on Friday, a top official said. GST-Network — the company managing the tax filing apparatus — has geared up the IT network to handle the rush, its Chairman Navin Kumar said. A last-minute rush had led to

  • Ex-CFO Balakrishnan bats for Nilekani as Infy chairman

    New Delhi : Infosys’ ex-CFO V Balakrishnan Wednesday favour-ed bringing in Nandan Nilekani as the chairman of the company, saying his experience and understanding of clients made him a “good face” to lead the organisation in the current situation. Balakrishnan’s comments come at a time when the clamour to bring back Nilekani, one of the most high-profile founders of the IT firm, seems to be growing in various quarters. Speaking to PTI,

  • US couple name baby ‘Eclipse’ after solar event

    Washington : What could be the most appropriate name for a baby born in the US on August 21 this year? An American couple have the answer as they have named their daughter ‘Eclipse’ for being born on the day total solar eclipse hit the US for the first time in 99 years.

  • SBI chief says lending difficult to companies

    Mumbai : Admitting it has become difficult to carry out fresh lending in the presence of regulator scrutiny and the large quantum of corporate bad loans, State Bank of India Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya day Wednesday said there is “non-transparency” in the data provided by companies, especially those of the steel sector. “I know you all do not trust bankers but bankers have also stopped trusting the industry. It is a very bad

  • ‘Entrepreneurship a less desirable career choice in India’ , says study

    Mumbai : Entrepreneurship is a less desirable career choice in India when compared to its peers in the least developed economies as well as in Brazil, China and South Africa, says a report. According to Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), a global consortium researching on entrepreneurship, only 39.3 per cent in India think entrepreneurship as a good career choice. The figure for India is less than the factor-driven (least developed) economies as well

  • ABD steps down as South Africa’s ODI captain

    Johannesburg : The talismanic AB de Villiers today stepped down as captain of South Africa’s ODI side but will be available for selection across all formats of the game.

  • India ready for St Kitts & Nevis challenge

    Mumbai : A buoyed Indian team will like to win their 10th international encounter on trot when they take on 125th ranked St Kitts and Nevis in the second round robin encounter of the Hero Tri-Nation Footabll tournament.