Free Press Journal
  • Venus leads first US Open all-American semis since 1981

    New York : For the first time since 1981, the US Open women’s semi-finals will be an all-American affair with seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams and three first-Slam-title hopefuls in the mix.

  • Automation to cost 7 lakh low skilled IT jobs in India by 2022, says report

    New Delhi : About 7 lakh low skilled workers in IT and BPO industry in India are likely to lose their jobs to automation and artificial intelligence by 2022, says a report by US-based research firm HfS Research. However, it is not bad news for everyone, as the report predicts that medium and high skilled jobs will see a rise during the said period. Due to a rise in adoption of automation

  • McDonald’s row: No relief to Bakshi

    New Delhi : The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal Thursday refused to pass any interim order on estranged partner Vikram Bakshi’s plea against termination of franchise licence agreement by US-based fast food chain McDonald’s. This means the fate of 169 McDonald’s stores in north and east India hangs by a thread as CPRL’s licence to operate the outlets lapsed on September 5.

  • Del Potro shatters Federer’s dream

    New York : Juan Martin del Potro sensationally gatecrashed the US Open again, stunning five-champion Roger Federer and shattering hopes of a first New York showdown between the Swiss legend and Rafael Nadal.

  • NIA raids senior separatist leaders, aides’ houses in Valley

    Srinagar : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday raided the house of senior separatist leader and Shia cleric Syed Agha Hassan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam as well as the houses of other separatist leaders and their aides in the Valley as part of the terror funding case probe.

  • Ruthvika into quarter-finals

    Ho Chi Minh City : Rising shuttler Ruthvika Shivani Gadde advanced to the women’s singles quarterfinals with a straight-game win over Chinese Taipei’s Wan Yi Tang at the Vietnam Open Grand Prix here.

  • Min raises pitch for Vidarbha

    Hyderabad : Raising the pitch for carving out Vidarbha state, Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said it is high time that BJP takes a call on the issue as it is in power in Maharashtra and at Centre.

  • SAIL steel sails to rural India

    New Delhi : Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), has recently launched a countrywide rural awareness campaign aimed at increasing steel usage in rural India. This was identified under the new National Steel Policy.

  • Purplle joins Google Sand Hill Program

    Mumbai : Beauty discovery platform, Purplle, has joined Google’s Sand Hill program in India. Introduced in 2016 in India, Google Sand Hill program partners with high growth companies and works with them across products areas to help them navigate the challenges as they become the next generation of top companies.

  • LIC MF launches Insta Redemption Solution

    New Delhi : RBL Bank and LIC MF has join hands to launch a digital product — Insta Redemption Solution which will be for LIC Mutual Fund customers.

  • CBSE cracks whip on private schools

    New Delhi : Private schools, even those affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), pay less to their teachers despite the government rule that they should be paid on par with the salary of the government school teachers. The malpractice will stop, at least in around 16,000 private schools among 19,000 CBSE-affiliated schools, as they can no longer give less salary in cash or by cheque and take signatures on

  • Oil PSUs to hold dharna at Jantar Mantar

    New Delhi/Mumbai : Officers of Oil PSUs are protesting against the government over the massive cut in the recommendations of third Pay Revision Committee. On September 12, 2017, the office bearers of Officers Associations of oil industry majors and Maharatna CPSEs shall be holding a dharna at Jantar Mantar.

  • Malaysian girls emerge champs

    Mumbai : Malaysian girls claimed triple crowns with Aira Azman, Sehveetrraa Kumar and Anrie Goh, all emerging champions by winning the under-15, under-13 and under-11 crowns respectively in the Bombay Gymkhana organised 9th Indian Junior Open Squash tournament, an Asian Squash Federation Platinum tournament and a 5-Star tournament on the Indian Junior squash circuit.

  • CBEC asked to increase GST registrations 3-fold: Sources

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a steep target for the Central Board of Excise and Customs to achieve 3 crore registrations under goods and services tax, two senior finance ministry officials said.