Free Press Journal
  • Indian soldier who crossed LoC pleads guilty to deserting post

    New Delhi : An Indian soldier who crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered Pakistan in September last year around the time a surgical strike was conducted has pleaded guilty to deserting his post, informed sources said on Thursday.

  • England takes a day off, Spain trains hard

    Kolkata : England team members took much needed rest while their Spanish rivals hit the training session less than 24 hours after they defeated Mali ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup final, here on October 28.

  • Sebi revises block deal norms, min size at `10 cr

    New Delhi : Markets regulator Sebi Thursday revised the framework for ‘block deals’ by providing two separate trading windows of 15 minutes each and increasing the minimum order size to Rs 10 crore. The move is aimed at ensuring confidentiality of the large trades and stable prices for such transactions.

  • Witchcraft trial manual up for sale

    London : A rare copy of a manuscript detailing a 17th century witchcraft trial in England’s North Yorkshire county is up for sale after it was discovered by an antiquarian bookseller, the media reported on Thursday.

  • Serving news sans drama big service to democracy: Smriti

    New Delhi : One of the biggest services a broadcaster can render to the democracy is to present news sans the “element of drama”, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani said on Thursday.

  • Khadim eyes Rs 543 cr from IPO

    New Delhi : Footwear retailer Khadim India expects to raise Rs 543 crore through initial public offer next month, with the company fixing a price band of Rs 745-750 per share.

  • Pardeep Narwal blows away Bengal’s hopes

    Chennai : Pardeep Narwal once again showed why he is considered the best raider in the business as he scored 23 points and reached 350 raid points in the season in Patna Pirates’ 47-44 victory over Bengal Warriors in Qualifier 2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Thursday. The Bengal fight was led by Maninder Singh and Deepak Narwal, both of whom scored their Super 10s.

  • Assets owned by deregistered firms under lens

    New Delhi : The corporate affairs ministry Thursday asked states to complete identification of properties owned by deregistered companies at the earliest and ensure district administrations prevent transactions in those assets. Amid intensifying efforts to fight the black money menace, the ministry has also urged the states to initiate disciplinary action against the officials concerned in case such transactions go through.

  • Our thoughts are on winning the trophy now: Latibeaudiere

    Kolkata : England U-17 team skipper Joel Latibeaudiere has his eyes trained on winning the FIFA U-17 World Cup after the Young Lions brushed Brazil aside by a 3-1 scoreline in the semi-final.

  • HDFC Life IPO price band at Rs 275-290/share

    Mumbai : HDFC Standard Life Insurance Co Ltd has set the price band for its initial public offering at 275-290 rupees a share with a face value of 10 rupees each, promoter Housing Development Finance Corp informed exchanges Thursday.

  • My focus is on final for now, says Ruiz

    Navi Mumbai : He might be one of the brightest youngsters in international football but Spanish striker and skipper Abel Ruiz is not thinking too far ahead and said now he just wants to focus on the finals against England in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

  • Promoter stake in NDTV Ltd attached

    New Delhi : The Income Tax Department has attached the entire 29.12 per cent shareholding of RRPR Holding Pvt Ltd in NDTV Ltd, the media house said in a regulatory filing. RRPR is the largest promoter group company in New Delhi Television Ltd, the company that operates news channels NDTV 24×7, NDTV India and NDTV Profit.

  • Victo Singh powers Railways to big win

    Mumbai : Powered by Victo Singh’s fine hat-trick, Central Railway steamrolled Mumbai Port Trust coasting to a solid 11-1 victory, after leading 4-0 at half-time, in a  Super Division match of the MHAL League 2017-2018, at the MHAL- Mahindra Stadium, Churchgate onThursday evening. Victo scored in the 35th, 38th and 41st minutes to complete his feat. Central started at a leisure pace but still enjoyed complete dominance. However, they had to wait till the 16thminute to

  • ‘India has 3rd highest number of family-owned businesses’

    New Delhi : India has 108 publicly-listed family-owned businesses, third highest in the world, while China tops the tally with 167 such companies followed by the US which has 121, says a Credit Suisse report. As per the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s (CSRI) latest “CS Family 1000” report, with an average market capitalisation of $6.5 billion, India ranks 5th in Asia Pacific excluding Japan, and 22nd globally, in terms of average m-cap.

  • Saina exits in second round

    Paris : Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a loss in the second round of the French Open World Superseries here on Thursday.

  • Badminton greats to converge at Legends Vision World Tour

    Mumbai : International legends, including multiple times Olympic and World Championship medallists Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei, will be sharing the stage with Indian greats Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand during next month’s Legends Vision Yonex World Tour here.