Free Press Journal
  • Syria’s deadliest month of 2017 claims 3,000 lives

    Beirut : Syria’s war killed at least 3,000 people, including 955 civilians in September, the deadliest month of the conflict this year, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said on Sunday.

  • Goa strives on right ‘App’titude

    Deputy Collector Paresh Fal Dessai said, “The app is indeed a great service to the society, mainly the law students who would like to specialise in state laws.

  • Govt may list just two general insurers on exchanges this yr

    New Delhi : Only two out of the five state- owned general insurance companies are likely to be listed on the stock exchanges in the current financial year, official sources said. The two state-owned general insurance companies, New India Assurance (NIA) and GIC Re, are gearing up to hit the capital market over the next few weeks. The listing would be done in staggered manner for better market response, sources said. The

  • Schools reopen in Myanmar’s Rakhine, but Rohingya still flee

    Yangon : Myanmar has reopened schools for ethnic Rakhine children in townships hit hard by recent communal violence declaring “stability” has returned, state- backed media said on Sunday, but thousands of Rohingya Muslims remain on the move from the same areas.

  • Iran slaps fuel trade, export embargo on Iraqi Kurdistan

    Tehran : Iran has embargoed exports and imports of fuel products to Iraqi Kurdistan in response to its controversial independence referendum, state broadcaster IRIB said on Saturday.

  • Neymar shines in PSG’s romp against Bordeaux

    Paris : Brazilian football star Neymar scored two goals and dished out one assist to help Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain crush Bordeaux 6-2 at home, while Amiens’ home encounter against Lille was postponed after barrier of the stand collapsed and more than 20 fans were injured, reports IANS.

  • Otis to make escalators in India from next year

    New Delhi : US-headquartered Otis will start manufacturing escalators in India from next year as it expects demand to rise due to rapid urbanisation and modernisation of railway stations, a top company official said. “We will start manufacturing escalators next year. It will be manufactured in our Bengaluru facility. By 2020 we see modernisation of railway stations, tier II and III cities are growing in population and this can bring in more

  • Sevilla move second as Atletico held in Leganes

    Madrid : Sevilla moved to second in the Liga Santander football league as they won at home to Malaga, while Atletico Madrid were held to a 0-0 draw in Leganes.

  • Lankan troops did not commit war crimes, Rajapaksa’s brother

    Colombo : Sri Lankan troops did not commit war crimes but the individuals within the forces may have done the atrocities during the brutal three-decade-long civil war against the LTTE, the brother of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said on Sunday.

  • Families are our motivation, says India U-17 football players

    New Delhi : With five days left for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to kick-off, Indian U-17 World Cup football team members on Sunday said the presence of their families during the matches will motivate them to perform better.

  • Centre may bear 4% cost of modern bus terminals

    New Delhi : The Centre is ready to partially fund modern bus terminals to be set up by states, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said amid holistic efforts to further promote public transport. The development comes as the states’ transport ministers visited the central bus depot of Vadodara earlier this month. The bus depot is termed the country’s first international standard bus terminal. “The country can have 2,000 to 2,500 bus ports.

  • Govt needs to take measures to push growth:Rangarajan

    The economy needs to grow at 7 pc in three quarters even to have a growth rate of 6.5 pc for the year as a whole, the eminent economist said. One immediate thing that needs to be done is to recapitalise the banks, he noted.

  • Vistara awaits nod for CEO appointment

    Mumbai : Full service carrier Vistara is awaiting “necessary” approvals on the appointment of Leslie Thng as its Chief Executive Officer, whose name for the top job was announced in July. The incumbent, Phee Teik Yeoh, is set to join back his parent airline SIA in a senior position. Yeoh has been steering Vistara since the launch of its operations in January 2015. “Necessary approvals (on the appointment of Leslie as CEO)

  • National Pension System (NPS) – Part III

    Continuing with our series on NPS – last time we examined the basics of NPS in terms of how can one open an NPS account, the basic structure of the scheme, the different options of annuities that one can choose from upon maturity etc. This time we shall examine a few other features.

  • FCV Academy kicks-off, gets positive response

    Mumbai : The FCV International Football Academy, headed by former A-League coach Tony Walmsley of England, officially kicked in Mumbai and received a positive response with over 100 enthusiastic kids participating in the assessment trials on the opening day at the academy’s Mumbai base at the Lions Sports Complex, Milan Subway, Santacruz (West).

  • Double for Swastika Ghosh

    Mumbai: Swastika Ghosh of Kharghar, Navi Mumbai won the youth and junior girls titles, for a deserving double, in the Bombay YMCA 4th Maharashtra State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament, at the University Pavilion.