Free Press Journal
  • Chargesheet against Zakir this week: NIA

    New Delhi: Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik will be chargesheeted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) this week for his alleged role in terror funding and money laundering cases in the country, officials said, reports PTI.

  • ‘India’s GVA growth to touch 6.3 pc in Q2’

    New Delhi : The Indian economy is expected to see a rebound in the July-September quarter of this year with a GVA growth rate of 6.3 per cent, says a Nomura report. Nomura’s proprietary indices suggest that growth bottomed out in the second quarter and a recovery is underway in the third quarter, largely because consumption and investment indicators have improved in the third quarter.

  • Air purifier cos see higher sales post Diwali

    New Delhi : In the wake of rising pollution after Diwali, air purifier makers are looking at doubling the sales of such products, especially in the northern region. Although, the makers such as Eureka Forbes, Panasonic, Sharp, Blueair and Groupe SEB are expecting a good sales growth in all leading tier I cities, they are expecting Delhi /NCR region to lead the market this season.

  • Srikanth blows away Lee, wins Denmark Open in 25 minutes

    Odense : India ace Kidmabi Srikanth clinched his third Super Series Premier title with a dominating straight-game victory over Korean veteran Lee Hyun II in a lop-sided final of the USD 750,000 Denmark Open here on Sunday.

  • Asia Cup back to India pavilion

    India overcame a fighting Malaysia 2-1 in the final to win the Asia Cup hockey championship for the third time. India’s previous two titles came in 2003 and 2007.

  • New India Assurance Rs10K cr IPO in Nov

    Mumbai : New India Assurance (NIA), the largest general insurance company in the country, is set to hit the capital markets with around Rs 10,000 crore IPO in the first week of November. The offer comes soon after the Rs 11,370 crore IPO of GIC Re, which will be listed on October 25. It has already been oversubscribed by over 1.35 times. The street has seen a couple of more IPOs in

  • Pakistan denies talking about Jadhav case with Sushma Swaraj

    Islamabad : Pakistan has refuted reports that India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in her introductory meeting with the Pakistani envoy to India had called for Islamabad to review its position in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the Dawn reported.

  • Pak outclass South Korea to finish 3rd

    Dhaka : Pakistan rode on a hat-trick by Ajaz Ahmad to demolish South Korea 6-3 and clinch the bronze medal at the Hero Asia Cup 2017 hockey tournament here on Sunday.

  • A significant ruling on Section 54F, IT Act

    This week’s article is about Sec. 54F of the Income Tax Act, under which one can claim deduction on long-term capital gains tax earned on sale of assets other than residential house by investing the net sale proceeds into a residential property. The remarkable feature of this particular case is that it allows deduction to be claimed in more than one assessment year for investment in the same property.

  • Lewis Hamilton grabs pole at US Grand Prix

    Austin (Texas) : Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes grabbed pole position in the qualifying tournament of the US Grand Prix.

  • Sultan of Johor Cup: Indian colts start campaign with 3-2 victory over Japan

    Johor Bahru : The Indian junior men’s hockey team started off their 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 campaign with a hard fought 3-2 victory against Japan here at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Sunday.
    Dilpreet Singh (11’, 53’) and Sukhjeet Singh (41’) scored the goals for India while Kyohei Ogawa (23’, 31’) scored a brace for Japan.
    India kicked off their opening match of the campaign on a bright note as they

  • ‘Kotak panel report on corporate governance not a magic wand’

    As part of proposing far reaching measures for improving corp governance in listed firms, the panel has recommended limiting chairmanship to non-executive directors, appointing at least one woman as independent director with number of board meetings to five per year.

  • Indian tourism industry to grow by 2.5%: Assocham

    New Delhi : The Indian travel and tourism industry is expected to grow by 2.5 per cent, according to a study by the ASSOCHAM and Yes Bank. The travel and tourism industry has supported over 25,400,000 jobs in 2016, which is 5.8 per cent of the total employment and has tremendous potential to rise by 2.5 per cent provided the budgetary allocation be enhanced from the current 0.9 per cent of the

  • India slashes US lobbying

    New Delhi/Washington : The Indian government seems to have drastically cut down its lobbying amongst the US lawmakers as the payment made to its registered lobby firm has dipped to the lowest in more than seven years. On the other hand, several US-based entities including corporates like Boeing as also some industry groupings – such as Alliance for Fair Trade with India (AFTI) and Chamber of Commerce of the USA – have

  • La Liga: Villarreal rout Las Palmas

    Villarreal (Spain): Spanish football club Villarreal hammered Las Palmas 4-0 in the La Liga ninth round on Sunday. Cedric Bakambu broke the scoreless deadlock three minutes into the second half to pave the way for a big win over the visitors, reports Efe.

  • ‘China created 65 mn jobs’

    Beijing : About 65 million job opportunities have been created in China in the last five years due to pro- employment and entrepreneurship policies, a Chinese official has said. China is confident about a sustained employment market as it moves forward to build a moderately prosperous society in 2020, Yin Weimin, Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, said on the sidelines of the Congress of the ruling party.

  • Barca roll on calmly amidst Catalan chaos

    Barcelona : Barcelona dismissed another day of political chaos in Catalonia to continue on their merry way at the top of La Liga by beating Malaga 2-0 at the Camp Nou.