Free Press Journal
  • DRS controversy: Perera gets SLC backing, India plays safe

    Kolkata : Sri Lanka batsman Dilruwan Perera today courted controversy when it appeared that he may have sought dressing room help for taking a DRS review call even as Sri Lanka Cricket outrightly rejected the assumptions.

  • Litigant cannot be put at peril for raising public cause, says HC

    New Delhi: A litigant cannot be put at peril because he or she has raised a public cause, the Delhi High Court has said taking note of a recent assault on two persons, one an elderly woman, who filed PILs against unauthorised constructions and encroachments in the national capital.

  • Netanyahu grilled for sixth time in graft probe

    Jerusalem : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by police for a sixth time on Sunday over two suspected cases of corruption, media reports said.

  • Bengal inch closer to quarter-final berth with innings win over Punjab

    Amritsar : Rookie medium pacer Ishan Porel grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul as Bengal inched closer towards quarter-final with an emphatic innings and 19 run win over Punjab in a Ranji Trophy group D encounter, on Sunday.

  • Banks asked to prevent wilful defaulters from buying stressed assets

    New Delhi : To ensure success of bankruptcy process under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the Finance Ministry has asked banks to be vigilant to ensure that wilful defaulters are prevented from buying same stressed assets again, official sources said.

  • Rutuja Bhosale eyes Mumbai Open as key stepping stone

    Mumbai : India’s budding tennis player, Rutuja Bhosale, is eyeing the L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125K series, commencing here on Monday, as a key stepping stone in her career and wants to learn as much as she could from it.

  • I-T dept not to sell Cairn Energy shares to recover tax

    New Delhi : The income tax department will not sell the attached shares of Cairn Energy to recover a Rs 10,247-crore retrospective tax demand as it fears that replenishing them in case of an international arbitration going against it will be difficult, a senior official said. Cairn Energy holds 4.95 per cent stake in Vedanta Ltd that the income tax department had attached in January 2014 after slapping the British firm with

  • Prez, VP continue to get less salary than top babus, chiefs

    After the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission’s awards on January 1, 2016, the Cabinet Secretary, who is the top-most bureaucrat in the country, gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month and a Secretary in the Union government draws Rs 2.25 lakh per month.

  • Youth Women’s World Boxing C’ship throws up exciting fare

    Guwahati : Fancied boxers Waikai Shylah of New Zealand and England’s Chloe Watson met with first-round setbacks on the opening day of the AIBA Women’s Youth Boxing Championships at the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor stadium on Sunday.

  • Narayana Hrudayalaya for Rs 500-cr expansion

    Mumbai : Leading private sector hospital chain Narayana Hrudayalaya has chalked out a Rs 500 crore expansion plan, which will see it entering high-value markets in the country over next three years as well as making a foray into Africa. “After acquiring Health City, Cayman Islands, which is our sole overseas venture so far, we now plan to consolidate our domestic presence by entering the high-value markets like Delhi-NCR and Mumbai. We’re

  • Ryan killing: CISF offers consultancy for safety in schools

    New Delhi : The CISF has written to schools across the country, including noted ones like KVs, DPS, Doon and Scindia, offering professional security consultancy services to ensure safe environment for children, a move that comes in the wake of the killing of a student in Gurugram.

  • ISL: Goa edge past Chennaiyin in 5-goal thriller

    Chennai : After two goalless draws, the Indian Super League 4 on Sunday witnessed its first result when FC Goa defeated Chennaiyin FC 3-2 to open its campaign at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here.

  • FPIs put $2 bn in Indian equities in November

    Mumbai : Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have invested a staggering over $2  billion in the Indian equity markets this month till the week ending Friday, according to domestic depository data.

  • Sasikala’s brother says Jaya left her without ‘protection’

    Mannargudi (TN) : Days after Income Tax sleuths raided premises linked to the family of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, her brother V Divakaran has said that late chief minister J Jayalalithaa did not ensure any “protection” to his sister.