Free Press Journal
  • Rs 4,900 crore black money disclosed under PMGKY

    New Delhi : Black money worth Rs 4,900 crore was disclosed by 21,000 people under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna (PMGKY), the stash money declaration window announced by the government post demonetisation, an official said Thursday. The Income Tax Department, a top government official told PTI, has collected a tax of Rs 2,451 crore till now from these declarations. “21,000 people disclosed Rs 4,900 crore of black money under the PMGKY

  • FIFA orders SA to replay Senegal match

    Paris : FIFA ordered a World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Senegal to be replayed after the referee was banned for match fixing.

  • Kim Jong-un assets freeze sought by US

    Washington : The US has proposed a range of new UN sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on the country’s leader Kim Jong-un’s assets. The draft resolution circulated to the Security Council members came after North Korea’s sixth nuclear test and repeated missile launches, BBC reported.

  • Army to carry out joint military exercise with US

    New Delhi : The Indian Army will  carry out a joint military exercise with the US army at the Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, from September 14 to 17 as part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation.

  • RBI suggests disposing of ailing PSU banks

    Calling for quick and decisive action, RBI deputy governor Viral Acharya suggested a slew of measures like approaching the capital markets when the equity inflows are high for restoring the health of public sector banks within months.

  • India in Pool B

    New Delhi : Hosts India are placed in a tough Pool B along side current world champions Australia and reigning Olympic bronze medallist Germany in the men’s Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 1 to 10.

  • Gauri’s killing: SIT begins probe

    Bengaluru : Investigators on Thursday vetted the CCTV footage of the scene of murder of activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh, even as her family spoke against giving “political colour” to the incident.

  • Sebi imposes Rs 2,423 crore fine on PACL

    New Delhi : Regulator Sebi Thursday imposed Rs 2,423 crore fine on PACL Ltd and its four directors for illegal fund mobilisation through various schemes that were used by the group to garner over Rs 49,000 crore from the public. While the group, which had collected money in the name of real estate projects among other schemes, was asked by Sebi nearly three years ago to refund Rs 49,100 crore to the

  • Hurricane Irma roars across Carribbean

    Washington : Hurricane Irma has hammered a string of northeast Caribbean islands, thrashing them with rain and winds of up to 180 mph (288 kmph), leaving a trail of chaos, wreckage and flooding from Barbuda to Puerto Rico, ahead of making a landfall in the US state of Florida later this week.

  • CBI summons Lalu, Tejashwi in Railway hotel leasing case

    New Delhi : The CBI on Thursday summoned RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his son Tejashwi Yadav to appear before it for questioning on September 11 and 12 regarding alleged irregularites in issuing contract for two IRCTC hotels in 2006 to a private company.

  • Prince George starts first day at school

    London : Prince George started his first day at school on Thursday, but his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her third child missed the occasion as she was not well enough. The Duke of Cambridge dropped him off as Kensington Palace said Catherine, who is suffering from severe morning sickness, was still unwell, reports the BBC. The four-year-old is attending Thomas’s Battersea, an 18,000 pounds ($23,511) a year

  • OYO raises $250 mln of funds led by SoftBank

    New Delhi : Online hotel aggregator OYO Thursday said it has raised $250 million (over Rs 1,600 crore) in a fresh round of funding led by its existing investors and Hero Enterprise. The company plans to use the funds to expand its presence in India and South-East Asia, OYO said. “We have raised $250 million in a fresh round of funding led by existing investors SoftBank through SoftBank Vision Fund, Sequoia India,

  • Impact of U-17 WC already felt in India: Bhutia

    New Delhi : The Under-17 FIFA World Cup is one month away but Indian football legend Bhaichung Bhutia feels that the upcoming tournament has already made its impact with several academies and age group clubs cropping up in the country.

  • ICICI Lombard IPO on Sep 15

    New Delhi : ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company’s estimated Rs 6,000-crore initial public offer (IPO) will open for subscription on September 15. “The offer will open for subscription to public on September 15, 2017 and shall close on September 19, 2017,” ICICI Bank said in a regulatory filing. The bank added that the price band for the IPO offer will be advertised at least five working days prior to the subscription opening

  • SC to hear AAP leader’s plea in Jaitley’s defamation case

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on Monday a plea of AAP leader Raghav Chadha alleging that he has been made to face a criminal defamation case only for retweeting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet against Union minister Arun Jaitley.

  • India contributes most bogus research in ‘bogus’ journals

    Toronto : India is the top country globally to get low-quality research published in ‘predatory’ journals, according to a study which found that it contributed 27 per cent of the scientific studies in bogus publications. The investigation, published in the journal Nature, also showed that majority of papers in suspected biomedical predatory journals (57 per cent) are from high or upper middle income countries, with many coming from prestigious institutions including the