Free Press Journal
  • RJD declares Tejashwi as its CM face for next Bihar polls

    Patna : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Tuesday declared Lalu Prasad’s son and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav as its chief ministerial candidate for the next Assembly election in the state.

  • Noises detected not from Argentine sub: Experts

    Mar del Plata : Experts Tuesday ruled out the possibility that noise detected at sea could have come from an Argentine submarine missing with 44 people aboard, in the latest bad news to hit their relatives, reports AFP.

  • Bihar BJP chief’s controversial comment draws Oppn wrath

     Patna : Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai’s comment that any finger or hand raised at Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to be “broken or chopped off” has triggered a controversy, following which the leader expressed regret and withdrew his remark on Tuesday.

  • India needs over $200 bn investment in renewable energy infrastructure

    Bonn : India is on track to catalyse USD 200 billion to USD 300 billion of new investment in its renewable energy infrastructure in the next decade with global capital inflows playing an increasingly crucial role, a top financial analyst with a leading US-based institute foresees.

  • Rutuja Bhosale’s best not good enough; loses to Israeli qualifier

    Mumbai : India’s Rutuja Bhosale showed sporadic glimpses of her talent, but lacked consistency and went down rather tamely to qualifier Deniz Khazaniuk of Israel in two straight games in a first-round match of the L&T Mumbai Open WTA 125K Series, at the CCI tennis courts, Churchgate on Tuesday.

  • Low bidding slows wind and solar capacity addition

    Mumbai : Capacity addition in wind and solar sectors has come down significantly this year mainly due to the limited progress in bidding activity, according to a report. Due to the limited progress on bidding by the state-owned  distribution utilities to award wind energy projects, the  sector is facing near-term headwinds, rating agency Icra said, reports PTI.

  • Godse’s bust removed from Hindu Mahasabha office

    Bhopal : The Gwalior district authorities on Tuesday confiscated the bust of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse from the Hindu Mahasabha’s “office cum temple” amid tight security.

  • Star of Canara bags title

    Mumbai : Showing plenty of resilience and strong fighting qualities Star of Canara SC recovered to overcome Mogaveera SC 3-1 in the final and emerge champions of the 11th Late Adv. A. R. Kudrolli Memorial Knockout Football Tournament 2017, organised by the Karnatak Sporting Association and played at the KSA ground, Cross Maidan.

  • Disney’s original Pinocchio art up for sale

    The series of vivid and highly detailed paintings portray the memorable characters of the classic 1940 Disney movie, including Pinocchio, Geppetto, the Blue Fairy and others.

  • CCTV needs to be installed in courts in public interest: SC

    New Delhi : There is no need for privacy in courtrooms as nothing private happens there, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said as it favoured early installation of close circuit televisions in the courts.

  • FIFA bans three officials for life

    Geneva : FIFA’s ethics committee on Tuesday slapped lifetime bans on three former world football executives who have all pleaded guilty to corruption charges in US courts.

  • Trai suggests easing spectrum holding norms for telcos

    New Delhi ; In a move that will boost mergers and acquisitions, telecom regulator Trai on Tuesday recommended doing away with caps on spectrum holding in individual bands, and also mooted relaxing the overall ceiling.

  • Britain’s defeat at ICJ election a ‘humiliating blow’: UK media

    Minutes after an 11th round of voting was scheduled to begin in New York on Monday, a letter was released by the UK mission to the UN announcing that Sir Christopher Greenwood would accept defeat and allow his Indian rival to fill the vacancy in the UN’s principal legal body based in The Hague.

  • Centre will talk to Saudi Arabia for increasing Haj quota: Naqvi

    New Delhi : The Centre will talk to the Saudi Arabia government for increasing India’s Haj quota in view of the large number of applications it receives for the annual pilgrimage, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

  • Can Bank to sell stake in 3 subsidiaries

    Mumbai : State-owned Canara Bank on Tuesday said it will monetise non-core assets by selling stakes in three subsidiary companies to improve its capital base. The bank, as per a regulatory filing, has decided to go for monetisation of non-core assets by selling its shares in part or full in Canara Robeco Asset Management Co, Canbank Computer Services and Can Fin Homes. This, it said, will be done “with a view to

  • Thums Up to become 1 bn USD cola beverage brand from India

    New Delhi : Coca-Cola India announced that it intends to make Thums Up, the first home-grown billion dollar beverage brand in the next two years. The company also announced the launch of Thums Up Charged, the first ever variant of Thums Up that is packed with even more thunder.

  • Some Dabur products will be 9% cheaper

    New Delhi : Passing on the benefits of the recent reduction in GST rates to the consumer, Dabur has announced a 9 per cent cut in prices of existing stocks across categories such as shampoos, skin care and home care.