Free Press Journal
  • Maruti, Hyundai, Tata Motors, M&M record robust sales in August on consumer sentiment

    New Delhi : Automobile manufacturers led by Maruti Suzuki posted robust passenger vehicles (PV) sales growth in August riding on strong consumer sentiment ahead of the festive season. Hyundai Motor India, Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra and Honda saw their PV sales improve in August compared to the same month last year, although Ford and Toyota witnessed a decline. Maruti Suzuki India’s (MSI) domestic sales stood at 1,52,000 units, up 26.7 per

  • Indian-origin to serve as acting Prez of Singapore

    New Delhi : The Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisors (CPA), J.Y. Pillay, reportedly of Indian origin, will serve as the acting president of Singapore until a new president is sworn-in, following the end of President Tony Tan’s term on August 31.

  • Six states and one Ranji team

    New Delhi : Six states from north eastern India, who are supposed to become full members of the BCCI as per Lodha Committee recommendation, will be appealing to the Committee of Administrators to allow them to play as a combined unit in Ranji Trophy from this season.

  • IS leader al-Baghdadi probably still alive, says US commander

    Washington : Islamic State group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi appears to be still alive, a top US military commander said today, contradicting Russia’s claims that it probably killed the top counterterror target months ago.

  • Individual insolvency norms soon

    New Delhi : The government is in advanced stages of bringing out regulations for individuals under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016, and may introduce norms in the next 1-2 months, a senior official at Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India said. “The board had formed an expert panel to give its views on norms for individual insolvency, which will submit its report next week. We are looking to introduce the broad

  • ITR filing date extended to Oct 31

    New Delhi : Tax payers will have some more time to file their income tax returns as the last date for filing has been extended until October 31. Tax payers, who are supposed to file their income tax returns by September 30 now have some more time on their hands. “The ‘due-date’ for filing Income Tax Returns and various reports of audit prescribed under the Income-tax Act,1961 has been extended from 30th

  • Portugal, France, Belgium sparkle

    Madrid : Portugal, France and Belgium all posted lopsided wins in the seventh round of European qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.

  • Volcanic CO2 to blame for warmest period in 66 mn yrs

    During the period known as Palaeocene Eocene Thermal Maximum, which lasted for around 150 thousand years, global temperatures increased by at least five degrees Celsius – a temperature increase comparable with projections of modern climate beyond the end of this century.

  • PM Modi: Be friendly to honest taxpayers

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday asked tax officials to be friendly to honest taxpayers as part of his efforts to end the fear of the taxman and make India a more tax compliant society. Inaugurating the second edition of ‘Rajaswa Gyan Sangam’ —the joint conference of direct and and indirect tax officials — Modi asked them to ensure that the benefits of the biggest tax reform since independence, GST,

  • Beijing approves nuclear safety law

    Beijing : China, which has the largest number of nuclear power plants, on Friday passed a nuclear safety law to ensure the safe use of nuclear energy.

  • Brazil beat Ecuador 2-0

    Argentina meanwhile endured another frustrating outing after being held to a 0-0 draw by Uruguay in Montevideo.

  • Legends welcome Fifa U-17 World Cup to City of Joy

    Kolkata : The ‘City of Joy’ on Friday accorded a unique welcome to the FIFA U-17 World Cup trophy with traditional rivals Mohun Bagan and East Bengal sharing the dais.

  • Vijaya Bank completed QIP successfully

    Mumbai: Vijaya Bank has finalised the allocation of 11.10 crore shares thereby completing the Qualified Institutions Placement successfully. Vijaya Bank has raised Rs700 crore through QIP route. The allocation of equity shares was done across a diverse set of investors at Rs 63.05 per share. The QIP was launched on August 28, 2017 for the issue size of Rs 450 crore with the green shoe option of Rs 250 crore. The Bank has

  • Girl who took NEET to apex court dead

    Ariyalur : A 17-year-old Dalit girl,who had moved the Supreme Court against NEET-score based medical examinations allegedly committed suicide on Friday.

  • Another storm posing a threat to US, Caribbean

    Washington: A powerful hurricane named Irma is rapidly intensifying in the open Atlantic and is posing a major threat to the Caribbean and the US, weather officials said.