Free Press Journal
  • CCI orders probe against Prasar Bharati

    New Delhi : The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered an investigation against state-run Prasar Bharati for alleged abuse of its dominant position in providing infrastructure for frequency modulation in radio broadcasting.

  • Sania and Peng reach US Open semis

    New York : India’s Sania Mirza reached her first Grand Slam semifinal of the 2017 season with Shuai Peng after edging past Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in a close two-set battle at the US Open.

  • Pak EC warns candidate for using Saeed’s pic in campaign

    Lahore : Pakistan’s Election Commission has warned an “independent” candidate for using a photograph of Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed in his poll campaign against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife.

  • Monsanto to sell cotton seed biz

    New Delhi : US biotech major Monsanto’s Indian arm Monsanto Holding has agreed to sell its branded cotton seed business to Hyderabad-based Tierra Agrotech for an undisclosed amount. Monsanto said the branded cotton seed business of Monsanto Holding Pvt Ltd (MHPL) is small and it is “fully committed” to Indian agriculture and will continue to bring innovative products.

  • Centre may ask RBI for special interim dividend

    One of the major reason behind sharp drop in surplus of RBI was due to transfer of significant amount of money to reserves. Now, the government is trying to get part of this provision from RBI.

  • 270,000 Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh, says UN

    Cox’s Bazar : Some 270,000 refugees have fled Myanmar’s violence-wracked Rakhine state and entered Bangladesh in the last fortnight, most from the Muslim Rohingya minority, the United Nations said on Friday.

  • Focus on pitch and in stands for Barcelona derby

    Madrid : The attention of fans in the Camp Nou stadium here is likely to be focused on two different areas when Barcelona entertain city rivals Espanyol on Saturday — on the pitch and also in the directors’ box.

  • Anand, Harikrishna out of WC

    Tbilisi (Georgia) : Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand crashed out of the World Cup after playing out a draw in a must-win game against Anton Kovalyov of Canada in the second round.

  • Panamagate: Pak agency files cases against Sharifs

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s anti-graft watchdog on Fri filed four corruption cases against ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his children and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar over the Panama Papers scandal.

  • ‘Note ban a catastrophe’

    New Delhi : Demonetisation was a catastrophe which couldn’t achie-ve the objectives it aimed for, Marc Faber, editor and publisher of economic and financial publication ‘The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report’, said on Friday.

  • Met Russian lawyer to know about Hillary’s fitness: Trump Jr

    Washington : US President Donald Trump’s eldest son denied colluding with Russia to hurt rival Hillary Clinton’s campaign, saying he met a Russian lawyer ahead of the presidential elections to assess the Democratic nominee’s “fitness, character or qualifications” for the highest office.

  • Patna tie Haryana Steelers 41-41

    Sonepat : Patna Pirates came back from the dead to tie their match against Haryana Steelers 41-41 in the fifth Pro Kabaddi League.

  • India Red in driver’s seat

    Lucknow : The spin duo of Krishnappa Gowtham and Karn Sharma shared nine wickets between them as India Red skittled out India Green for 157 on the second day of the Duleep Trophy match.

  • Implementation holds the key to India’s rapid growth: Raghuram Rajan

    New Delhi : India’s weakness lies in implementation, stated the former governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He said this during Mumbai launch of ‘I do what I do’, a popular line of Raghuram Rajan and now the title of his latest book. During the launch, he addressed lot of issues that were of concern during his career and is of concern for the country now. Replying to the query on

  • Ministry teams up with Bindra foundation

    New Delhi : The Sports Ministry, while disbursing a financial assistance of Rs 5 crore, on Friday teamed up with the Abhinav Bindra Foundation Trust (ABFT) to operate a high performance sports facility in Bengaluru.

  • Cyberattack hits 143mn credit card users in US

    San Francisco: US-based credit reporting agency Equifax Inc announced on Friday that hackers had gained access to the company’s data, potentially impacting approximately 143 million US consumers.

  • SBI chief to SMEs: Opt for equity capital to drive biz, not debt

    Mumbai : State Bank chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya Friday urged small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to focus on raising funds through equity instead of debt to drive their businesses in a healthier manner. She said SMEs’ relying more on debt for their growth capital in the initial stage of their business put pressure on their balance sheets. “One of the major problems facing SMEs in our country is lack of equity. Equity capital