Free Press Journal
  • PIA leaves two coffins behind at JFK Airport

    Islamabad: The Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) last flight from New York left behind two bodies, booked for Lahore, at the JFK Airport to the utter shock of the waiting family members back home.

  • Manufacturing PMI ‘stagnates’ in Sept

    The decline in manufacturing activity was mostly because of stagnation in new business as “negative impacts” of GST led to subdued demand.

  • Delhi bizman held in `5,000 cr money laundering case

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested prominent businessman Gagan Dhawan in connection with a money laundering probe into an over Rs 5,000 crore alleged bank fraud case, officials said.

  • Caldeira brace in Goan SA victory

    Mumbai: Bouyed by Lionel Caldeira’s double, Goan Sports Association scored a thrilling 3-2 win against Rizvi Ceramics in a First Division match of the MDFA League 2017-2018 at the St. Xavier’s Ground, Parel, on Wednesday.  Kartik Naikar netted the third goal for the Goans while Rizvi Ceramics scored through Zeeshan Tharia and Soheb Sayed. In a Second Division match, Akshay Benbanshi struck both the goals as Youth Soccer Academy defeated Air India Western Region 2-1

  • Markets at new high after WB rank leap

    Mumbai : India leapfrogging on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business rankings took stocks to dizzying heights on Wednesday as the Nifty closed above 10,400 for the first time and the Sensex shot up 387 points to a record. India improved its rank considerably as it went up 30 notches to the 100th place in the World Bank report, which was released on Tuesday. Eight core sectors provided more tailwind, which

  • Little incidents of incivility can hamper workplace

    New York : Uncivil behaviour, even little incidents, at the workplace can harm professional relationships and everyday interactions at organisation, new research has said.

  • Airtel to shut down 3G network

    New Delhi : Telecom major Bharti Airtel is likely to shut down 3G service in next 3-4 years and refarm the spectrum linked with it for 4G services, a top official of the company said. “There is almost no spent that we are doing on 3G. Our view is in next 3-4 years we are likely to see 3G network actually shut down faster than 2G network because there are still 50

  • Sindhu, Saina and Srikanth in action at Badminton Sr Nationals

    Nagpur : Almost all the top Indian shuttlers, including K Srikanth, P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, will be seen in action in the seven-day Senior National Badminton Championship which begins here.

  • Hockey clinic by German coach Rozwadowski begins

    Mumbai : A hockey clinic organised by India players Yuvraj Walmiki and his brother Devinder Walmiki kicked off today at the Mumbai Hockey Association (MHA) here.

  • NASA spots 20 habitable worlds

    Washington : Scientists, using data from NASA’s Kepler telescope, have discovered 20 new potentially habitable exoplanets that may host alien life.

  • Adani acquires RInfra assets for Rs 1,000 cr

    New Delhi : Adani Transmission on Wednesday said it has completed acquisition of operational transmission assets of WRSS Schemes of Reliance Infra for Rs 1,000 crore. In effect, its power-wheeling network crossed the 8,500 circuit km mark. “Adani Transmission Ltd (ATL) attains a new milestone of 8,500 ckt kms (circuit kilometres) of transmission lines in operation by completing the acquisition of operational transmission assets of Western Region Strengthening System Schemes (WRSSS) –

  • Rs 10K cr subsidy dues cleared

    New Delhi : The government Wednesday gave ex-post facto clearance to implementation of the Special Banking Arrangement (SBA) of Rs 10,000 crore for payment of outstanding claims towards fertiliser subsidy in 2016-17.

  • Even before 1st bout, India assured of medal

    Ho Chi Minh City : India were assured of a medal on the day of draws itself after Seema Punia (+81kg) found herself in the semifinals of the Asian Women’s Boxing Championships, where the celebrated M C Mary Kom (48kg) will open her campaign today.

  • Retail, HNIs give muted response to NIA IPO

    Mumbai : Another PSU insurer IPO is opening to mobilize Rs. 9600 crore from the market and the issue is priced at Rs.770-800 per share for Rs. 5 FV share on Wednesday. Yes, we are talking about The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. (NIA), a giant in general insurance segment and the oldest one on the verge of completing century by next year. So far we have seen IPOs from ICICI Lombard


    New Delhi : Don’t go by the timings printed on your train reservation tickets as the Indian Railways have changed timings of almost 500 trains and tweaked the fares in its latest timetable that came into effect from November 1.

  • Compensation to victims of custodial torture

    New Delhi : The law commission has recommended compensation to victims of custodial torture and deterrent punishment up to life imprisonment of the perpetrators.

  • Sale of 73% stake in Dredging Corp gets nod

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday approved the sale of its entire 73.47 per cent stake in Dredging Corporation of India Ltd (DCI), official sources said. The Cabinet has approved DCI disinvestment, official sources said after the Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They said the Cabinet has approved the sale of government’s entire 73.47 per cent stake in the company which could fetch about Rs 1,400 crore to

  • HC stays show cause notice to McDonald’s

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday put on hold the show cause notice issued by the National Company Law Tribunal’s (NCLT) to fast-food major McDonald’s and its parent company. The NCLT order had come on a contempt plea filed by McDonald’s estranged Indian partner Vikram Bakshi.