Free Press Journal
  • Bihar launches campaign to fight against dowry, child marriage

    Patna : Bihar, which stands second in dowry deaths and torture and highest child marriage, on Monday launched a campaign against the social evils with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar administering oath to 5000 people at Ashok Convention Centre to enforce total ban on the two problems.

  • Net neutrality views by Oct, says TRAI

    Net neutrality calls for access to internet content without any discrimination in data speed and cost, and telecom operators and internet firms have been at loggerheads over this issue.

  • Over 800 participate in Gandhi March in the Netherlands

    The Hague : Over 800 people of different ages, nationalities and walks of life participated in a ‘Gandhi March’ held in The Hague, the seat of government of the Netherlands, on Sunday as part of a ‘Follow the Mahatma’ campaign organised to mark the International Day of Non-Violence.

  • Nadal continues to lead ATP rankings

    Madrid : Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal remained in the number one spot in the men’s Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday.

  • Adani’s $3.5bn debt-funded Australia investment at risk

    New Delhi : The Adani Group’s entire A$3.5 billion (Rs 178 billion) debt-funded ‘investment’ in Australia is gravely at risk, the US-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said on Monday. In a new report it details how Adani’s Abbot Point Coal Terminal has excessive financial leverage, negative shareholders equity and runs the risk of becoming a stranded asset if Adani’s Carmichael mine does not get a $1 billion Australian

  • Spanish star withdraws from China Open

    Garbiñe Muguruza withdrew from her China Open first match against Czech Barbora Strykova on Monday due to physical issues.

  • Ex-principal of Ryan School joins as teacher

    New Delhi: Neerja Batra, suspended principal of Ryan International School (Bhondsi), where a seven-year-old student was murdered, has now joined Gurugram’s Sector- 40 branch as a teacher, Batra was suspended for negligence in delivering her duties.

  • RBI likely to cut rates

    New Delhi : The government expects a helping hand from the RBI in the form of interest rate cut in the next monetary policy review on Wednesday to boost growth which fell to a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the June quarter. Several experts and industry bodies too have made a strong case for lowering of the key interest rate in view of subdued inflation and the urgency to propel

  • RCom elevates old hands to its board

    New Delhi : Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) Monday announced expansion of its board and elevated President of Telecom Business Punit Garg as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Manikantan V as Director. The decision to elevate Garg and Manikantan was taken at a meeting of the board of directors held Monday, RCom said in a BSE filing. The company expanded its board by inducting senior executives as additional directors, according to

  • Man dies after clothes catch fire from beedi

    New Delhi: In a freak accident, a 72-year-old man died here on Monday after his clothes caught fire from a ‘beedi’ he was smoking, police said.

  • GDP to hit $6 trn by 2027 on digital leap: Morgan Stanley

    New Delhi : India is likely to be the world’s fastest-growing large economy in the next 10 years, driven by digitisation, favourable demographics, globalisation and reforms, predicts a Morgan Stanley report. According to the global financial services major, the trend line in India’s annual GDP growth has been accelerating to 6.9 per cent in 2000s, from 5.8 per cent in the 1990s, and this momentum is likely to continue in the next

  • Viswanathan Anand signs off at joint 2nd

    Douglas (Isle of Man) : Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand capped his impressive run with another victory over Chinese grandmaster Hou Yifan in the ninth and final round to sign off joint second at the Isle Of Man Chess Championship.

  • Kiren Rijiju visits DG HQ Assam Rifles in Shillong

    The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju came for a two day visit to DG HQ Assam Rifles , Laitkor Shillong on 30 Sep 17. Accompanied by Director General Assam Rifles Lt Gen Shokin Chauhan, AVSM, YSM, SM, VSM,  Mr Rijiju inaugurated the Renovated Assam Rifles Museum and visited various locations inside DG HQ.

  • Muguruza tops WTA rankings

    Madrid : Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza continued to lead the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released on Monday for a fourth straight week, while Latvian Jelena Ostapenko jumped two spots.

  • Less customers, anxious staff: Not the Maharaja Mac feeling anymore

    New Delhi : The usually-bustling McDonald’s outlet at HUDA City Centre in Gurugram wore a deserted look with very few customers, filled with an air of uncertainty, under the shadow of the ongoing spat between the US fast food chain and its estranged partner Vikram Bakshi. Anxiety was writ large on the faces of waiters and other employees of the outlet — reflective of the mood of 6,500 staffers in 169 restaurants