Free Press Journal
  • Rajnish Kumar replaces Bhattacharya as SBI chief

    New Delhi : Rajnish Kumar was Wednesday appointed the new chairman of the largest public sector bank State Bank of India (SBI), replacing Arundhati Bhattacharya who completes her one-year extended term on Friday. Kumar, who is currently the managing director of SBI, faces the daunting task of addressing the issue of huge NPAs of the bank.

  • Dejected Australia hopes to start afresh in T-20’s

    Ranchi : Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques is hopeful that his side would keep the ODI series debacle behind and will start afresh when they take on India in the three-match T20I series beginning Sunday.

  • RCom seeks withdrawal of Aircel merger plea

    Mumbai : Reliance Communications Ltd Wednesday sought to withdraw its petitions before the National Company Law Tribunal for merger of its wireless operations with Aircel Ltd and sale of tower operations to Brookfield Group. However, the tribunal said it will consider the pleas after all the petitioners make similar applications. Aircel, which is one of the petitioners, is yet to file the withdrawal application.

  • Budding J&K cricketers to train at Pune camp

    Before setting off for the training programme, the players had interacted with batting legend Sachin Tendulkar via video conferencing.

  • RBI to banks: Don’t turn away senior citizens

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank Wednesday said banks should remain sensitive to requirements of senior citizens as well as differently-abled persons and should not turn them away from branches in order to promote digital transactions. A set of instructions will be issued by the RBI by this month end.

  • Kejri attacks LG, says I’m elected CM, not a terrorist

    New Delhi : Alleging that Lt. Governor Anil Baijal is hiding certain documents from his ministers, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said in the state assembly that he is an elected Chief Minister and not a terrorist.

  • US plans to ease firearm laws

    Washington : The US House Of Representative is reportedly planning to pass a bill this week to advance legislation on the easing of firearms rules, including a package of bills backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would make it easier to purchase silencers. This comes after the deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of 59 people and wounded 500 others.

  • Seating capacity at Kochi’s Nehru stadium reduced to 29,000

    Kochi : Even as all the four teams in Group D of the Under-17 FIFA World Cup have hit the practice grounds here, state police chief Loknath Behra said on Wednesday that the seating capacity of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium has been kept to 29,000, taking into account security issues.

  • Centre wants states to cut VAT on petro products by 5%

    New Delhi : After cutting excise duty by Rs 2 per litre, the Centre now wants states to cut sales tax or VAT on petrol and diesel by 5 per cent to provide further relief to consumers. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will soon write to all state chief ministers urging them to cut VAT on petrol and diesel, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan told reporters here. “We have proactively cut excise duty. Now

  • German Week in Mumbai: Indo-German ties move towards new highs

    Beginning 4 October, Mumbai will be witness to a German Week at the Mahalaxmi Race Course. During this week, Germany will be showcasing its technological prowess that India has benefited from in no small measure.  It will be highlighting the opportunities it holds out in areas like education, which several thousand students benefit from each year. And it will be promoting its culture, including its beer. During this week, it will be offering its Octoberfest beer,

  • US expels 15 Cuba diplomats

    Washington : The US government on Tuesday ordered 15 Cuban Embassy diplomats to leave the country in response to the alleged acoustic attacks targeting American diplomats in Cuba.

  • AHL: India A team qualifies for next round

    In Pool B, India finished the first round with a tally of seven points from four matches with two wins, one draw and loss.

  • Jadon Sancho join England’s training

    Kolkata : England Under-17 football team’s talented attacking midfielder Jadon Sancho on Wednesday hit training during their first official practice session ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup campaign.

  • 5 Constitution benches of SC to hear matters from Oct 10

    New Delhi : Five constitution benches of the Supreme Court would start hearing from October 10 five key issues, including the power tussle between the Centre and Delhi government over administrative jurisdiction and a matter relating to passive euthanasia.

  • Dada Vs Diego on October 9

    Kolkata : Argentine legend Diego Maradona will now play the ‘Match for Unity against former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on October 9, the organisers confirmed.

  • FC Kolovery and Village Boys win

    Mumbai : FC Kolovery and Kalina Village Boys registered identical 2-0 wins against Egyptian Boys and Kalina Rangers respectively in Men’s round-robin league matches 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.