Free Press Journal
  • Russia investigation is waste of time: Bannon

    Washington : Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has said the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is “a waste of time”, the media reported.

  • Aamby Valley auction to proceed as SC rejects plea

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea by Sahara Group urging it to lift attachment of its Aamby Vally project and permit it to enter into agreement with Royal Partners Investment Fund for selling it 26 per cent stakes in it for $1.6 billion. Seeking the lifting of attachment and halt to the court ordered auction of Aamby Valley, Sahara told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra,

  • Muhammad Aamir may miss World XI series

    Karachi : Pakistan could be without their top paceman Muhammad Aamir for the Twenty20 series against the World Eleven as he wants to be with his wife in London for the birth of their child, next week.

  • Bishar Parikh shines with superb hat-trick in quarter-final match of Inter-Schools Football Tournament

    Mumbai : Striker Bishar Parikh was in great striking form and notched up a superb hat-trick to power St. Lawrence, Kandivali to an easy 3-0 win against Sri Ma Vidyalaya, Thane in a quarter-final match of The BengaI Club organized Inter-Schools (Boys – under 16) Football Tournament and played at their ground, Shivaji Park on Saturday. After a barren first half, Bishar showed his scoring prowess and in a span of seven

  • Festive cheers for car makers in Aug

    New Delhi : Fading impact of demonetisation and healthy monsoon rains accelerated domestic passenger cars sales in August, industry data showed on Monday. As per the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) data, passenger cars sales increased by 11.80 per cent in August to 198,811 units from 177,829 units sold in the corresponding period of last year.

  • Bangladesh bring back Mahmudullah

    Dhaka : Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah was on Monday brought back to the 15-member squad for their two match Test series against South Africa, which begins on September 28.

  • After revealing Saturn, Cassini set for final dive

    With its antenna pointed at Earth, the spacecraft will send back its final images and other data collected along the way. Soon after, Cassini will burn up and disintegrate like a meteor.

  • Aaron Finch ruled out of Board President’s XI

    Australia opening batsman Aaron Finch will sit out of his side’s one-day tour game against a Board President’s XI here on Tuesday due to a calf injury.

  • KISS declared first tribal university in the world

    Kolkata : Ministry of Human Resources development has granted Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) the university status. It has become the first tribal university in the world.

  • Singapore set to get its first female prez

    SINGAPORE: Singapore is likely to have its first female president, with only one candidate qualifying for an election limited to members of the minority Malay community.

  • Who is telling truth? CBI or Karti; SC to decide on Sept 18

    “My father, mother, wife and myself are income tax payee. If the government or its agencies can tell that we have these properties. We will execute a decree in their favour and government can take their possession”    Karti Chidamabaram/ Businessman.

  • Janalakshmi raises Rs 1,030 cr of equity fund

    New Delhi : Janalakshmi Financial Services (JFS), a microfinance company which recently received the final licence to set-up a small finance bank (SFB) raised new equity capital worth Rs 1,030 crore. The current round of funding is a crucial step in enabling JFS to complete its transition into a SFB. TPG is leading the current round and investing a significant amount that includes a structured portion at the holding company level.

  • IndusInd Bank, BFIL enter into exclusive merger talks

    New Delhi : Private sector lender IndusInd Bank has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd (BFIL) to evaluate merger between the two companies. “The company has entered into an exclusivity agreement with IndusInd Bank for agreeing to have an exclusive discussion with IndusInd Bank about the proposed potential strategic combination by way of amalgamation through a scheme of arrangement, or any other suitable structure,” Bharat Financial Inclusion said

  • JKNPP asks HM to ensure deportation of Rohingyas from Jammu region

    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) : Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers’ Party (JKNPP) on Monday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to pass an order for a time-bound deportation of illegally settled Rohingya and Bangladeshi Muslims from the Jammu region.

  • ITC’s diversification will be into new areas

    Mumbai : FMCG major ITC will continue diversification into new areas with agri business set to play a key role, as part of its ‘India First’ strategy under which it aims to create 10 million sustainable livelihoods by 2030, according to company CEO and executive director Sanjiv Puri.

  • Amazon creates 22k seasonal jobs

    Mumbai : Amazon announced that it has created more than 22,000 seasonal employment positions across its India network this festive season.

  • IT issues final attachment order for Tejashwi and Misa’s properties

    New Delhi : The Income Tax Department on Monday issued final orders to attach properties of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son Tejashwi Yadav, his daughter Misa Bharati and her husband Shailesh Kumar, in Patna and Delhi, in connection with benami properties case, officials said.

  • ‘Consumption story set to end on low job growth’

    New Delhi : The ongoing consumption demand that began in fiscal 2012 is unsustainable given the poor employment growth as private sector investments still remains a far cry, and this growth story may get hard stop sooner than later, warned a brokerage in a report.

  • Ahmedabad : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday denied she had dubbed as false a Comptroller and Auditor General report on shortage of ammunition for the troops. “I never commented on the CAG report,” said Sitharaman, who on Monday visited Sir Creek, a tidal estuary that flows into the Arabian Sea and separates Gujarat from Sindh province in Pakistan.

  • PayU partners with IRCTC users

    New Delhi : Payment gateway provider PayU on Monday announced its collaborations with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to provide users a safe and secure option to pay for rail tickets booked via the IRCTC website.