Free Press Journal
  • Strong reasons behind Davinder’s exclusion from TOPS: Injeti

    New Delhi : Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas on Tuesday made it clear that merit is the sole criteria for including individual athletes in the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) and there were strong reasons behind javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang’s exclusion from the list.

  • Manish Pandey feeling the pressure of competition

    Bengaluru : Manish Pandey is feeling the pressure of holding on to his spot in the Indian ODI team and says the only way he can beat stiff competition is by scoring tons of runs.

  • Gujarat government reopens talks with agitating Patidars

    Gandhinagar : Stung to the quick after a social media onslaught, the Gujarat government on Tuesday re-opened talks with the agitating Patidars but failed to break the deadlock though it agreed for a second round of discussions in a desperate bid to narrow down differences. The community is agitating for reservations in government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC quota.

  • Call to ban donations, arms worship by RSS

    New Delhi : Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Constitution framer Babasaheb Ambedkar, on Tuesday demanded a ban on acceptance of donations by the RSS since it is not registered under any Act of Parliament of state law.

  • Chanda Kochhar

    Chanda Kochhar, Shikha Sharma on Fortune powerful biz women list

    New York : Two Indians — Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma — have made it to the rankings of most powerful women in business outside the United States drawn up by the Fortune magazine while Indra Nooyi featured in the top three on the US edition list.

  • Jio to absorb higher cost of new phone

    Mumbai : Reliance Industries’ telecom venture, Jio is absorbing around 40 per cent of the cost of its basic 4G phone as the company is hopeful of recovering its investment through new customer addition.

  • Bangladesh eases charity access to Rohingya camps

    DHAKA: Bangladesh has eased restrictions on aid groups working in refugee camps and sought USD 250 million from the World Bank to fund emergency relief, officials said Tuesday, after an influx of more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar has overwhelmed its border area.

  • Century’s biggest diamond fetches $53 mn

    The 1,109-carat stone, which is said to be 2.5 to 3 billion years old, was bought by British diamond dealer Graff Diamonds for $47,777 per carat. It will now be cut and polished.

  • Over 20K tickets sold for first match day at D Y Patil Stadium

    Mumbai : Over 20,000 tickets have been sold for the first match day – comprising two matches – to be played at the D Y Patil Stadium in neighbouring Navi Mumbai on October 6, day one of the FIFA U17 World Cup.

  • Reliance Capital to start health insurance firm

    Mumbai : Reliance Capital, the financial services arm of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, is planning to launch a standalone health insurance venture.

  • GST collections slow down in August

    GST revenue collections in August declined to Rs 90,669 crore as on Sep 25 vs Rs 95,000 crore in July

  • Taxes on petro products fetch govt Rs 2.67L crore

    This is in sharp contrast to the revenue earned in FY13 which stood at Rs 98,602 crore. Govt’s earnings from petro products increased three times over a period of five years, primarily from rise in indirect taxes

  • Kalina United down Air India Colony in 17th Kalina Football League 2017

    Mumbai : Kalina United dished out an impressive display to tame Air India Colony 2-0 in a Men’s round-robin league match of the 17th Kalina Football League 2017, organised by the Our Lady of Egypt Church Sports Committee, and played at the Our Lady of Egypt Church grounds, Kalina. Strikers Sai Khambe and Bunty Gowda were bang on target with a goal each for the United side.

  • FM sees CSR spending potential of Rs 14K cr

    Every company with a net worth of Rs 500 crore or a turnover of Rs 1,000 cr or net profit of Rs 5 crore, needs to spend at least 2% of its average net profit for the immediately preceding 3 financial years on CSR

  • Government fails on all five benchmarks: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday said the Narendra Modi-led NDA government completed 4- months in office on September 26 but still it does not know how to run the government, failing on all five benchmarks – social cohesion, political stability, internal security, economic development and international relations.