Free Press Journal
  • Gujarat outclass Bengal to reach PKL final

    Mumbai : Gujarat Fortunegiants sealed their place in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) final after thrashing Bengal Warriors 42-17 in a lop-sided first qualifier at the NSCI Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • HDFC Bank Q2 net up 20%, provisions rise

    The bank’s gross NPA ratio came at 1.26 per cent as against the year-ago’s 1.02 per cent and the 1.24 per cent in the June quarter. Its overall provisions almost doubled to Rs 1,476 crore from the year ago period’s Rs 749 crore .

  • Jitu, Heena strike gold in air pistol mixed team event

    New Delhi : Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu combined to give India their first gold medal of the ISSF World Cup Final here, clinching the top honours in the 10m air pistol mixed team event on the opening day of competitions.

  • Tharoor urges HC to stop Goswami from misreporting on Sunanda Pushkar’s death

    New Delhi : Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday urged the Delhi High Court to stop journalist Arnab Goswami and his news channel Republic TV from “misreporting” his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death, saying his “right to be left alone” and “right to silence” must be respected.

  • Rohingya crisis: US looking at Myanmar curbs

    Washington : The United States is considering sanctions against Myanmar for its treatment of the Rohingya Muslims in restive Rakhine state, reports ANI.

  • Battle of contrasting styles as Spain clash with Mali

    Navi Mumbai : A battle of contrasting styles of football will be on view when classical Spain crosses swords with a robust Mali in the semifinal of the FIFA U17 World Cup here today.

  • GST collections at Rs 92,150 cr in September

    New Delhi : India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections in September totalled Rs 92,150 crore and were collected from 42.91 lakh businesses, the government announced on Tuesday. “The total revenue in GST regime under different heads (up to October 23) for September 2017 is Rs 92,150 crore,” a Finance Ministry statement said here.

  • Parliamentary panel report only advisory, not binding: SC told

    New Delhi : The report of a parliamentary standing committee has “persuasive” value but it is neither binding, nor can it be used to prove disputed facts, some pharma companies told the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

  • Ishaq-Dar

    Pak FM’s plea against indictment rejected

    The Islamabad High Court had earlier this month dismissed Dar’s first application challenging his ‘swift indictment’ by the accountability court.

  • Govt eyes Rs 800 cr from stake sale in NLC

    New Delhi : The government will sell up to 5 per cent stake at a floor price of Rs 94 apiece in mining PSU Neyveli Lignite (NLC) through a two-day offer for sale beginning tomorrow, a finance ministry official said.

  • England preparations unaffected

    Kolkata : Despite the last-minute decision to shift the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-final from Guwahati to here, England on Tuesday said their preparations were not hampered one bit.

  • Catalan leaders to challenge Spain’s takeover

    MADRID: Catalonia’s political leaders intend to bring a legal challenge to prevent the Spanish government from removing them from office and taking over running the region to stop its push for independence, a regional spokesman said on Tuesday, reports AP.

  • Plea in SC to protect Election Commissioners from removal

     New Delhi : A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking constitutional protection to Election Commissioners (ECs) by bringing their removal procedure on par with that of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).

  • Online transactions on the rise, but cash is still king

    New Delhi : Almost a year down the line, is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream of making India a cash-less or less-cash country becoming a reality? Industry stakeholders feel that though the note-ban drive by the government gave the necessary impetus to citizens to start adopting online payment platforms, a lot needs to be done by both the government and the industry to make it a success.

  • Brazillian flair up against English resolve

    Kolkata : Traditional powerhouse Brazil will rely on their much-admired natural flair when they take on a resolute England in what promises to be a stirring semifinal contest of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here today.

  • Singapore to freeze number of cars on its roads

    Singapore : Singapore, one of the most expensive places in the world to buy a vehicle, has announced it will freeze the number of private cars on its roads from next year but vowed to expand public transport.