Free Press Journal
  • Dismal PC conversion rate cause of concern for India

    Bhubaneswar : Penalty corners can change the complexion of a game in modern hockey but the Indian team paints a grim picture, at least if the statistic about its conversion rate is anything to by.

  • Markets end lower ahead of RBI call

    The Indian central bank is widely expected to leave policy rates unchanged and will instead stay focused on controlling inflation.

  • SC to hear pleas on deportation of Rohingyas in Jan

    New Delhi  : The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear on January 31 a batch of pleas, including that of two Rohingya refugees who have approached it against the Centre’s decision to deport Rohinigya Muslims to Myanmar.

  • Gurpreet suspended for ‘violent conduct’

    New Delhi : India’s number one and Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been handed a two-match suspension and a fine of Rs 3-lakh by the Indian Super League for his “violent conduct” during his side’s away match against FC Goa last week.

  • Panel on baby being declared dead finds hosp guilty

    New Delhi : A panel formed by the Delhi government to look into the case of a premature baby wrongly declared dead has found the hospital guilty of not following prescribed medical norms in dealing with new-born infants.

  • Mattis asks Pak to ‘redouble’ efforts to confront militants

    Islamabad : US Defence Secretary James Mattis has asked Pakistan to “redouble” its efforts to confront militants operating from its soil, reaffirming Washington’s concern that Islamabad has not done enough to combat terrorism.

  • Bitcoin rally: RBI warns users of risks

    Mumbai : Even as Bitcoin touches new highs fuelling investor interest, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday warned the public of the risks of dabbling in virtual currencies (VCs).

  • Khaleda Zia gets bail in graft cases

    Dhaka : A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with two corruption cases.  According to the Dhaka Tribune, Judge Md Akhteruzzaman of Dhaka Special Judge’s Court 5 passed the order when the BNP chief appeared before it and sought bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust corruption cases. Last week, the court had issued an arrest

  • IoT, data storage to direct enterprise IT in 2018: Report

    New Delhi : The adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) platforms will dominate enterprise IT strategies in 2018, along with smart object storage, analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), a report said on Tuesday. According to the report by Hitachi Vantara, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, IoT solutions will deliver valuable insight to support digital transformation in almost every industry and market sector.

  • JK women’s team nets a goal, led by stone-thrower

    New Delhi : As a disgruntled student, Afshan Ashiq led other girls in throwing stones at the police on Srinagar streets. On Tuesday, the poster girl of stone throwers is the captain of Jammu and Kashmir’s women’s football team — a dream transformation that also speaks of the government’s success in winning the hearts of Kashmiris.

  • Indian-American Cong woman figures in Politico Power list

    Sydney : Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has figured in the Politico’s Power List for the year 2018, for having assumed the mantle of a House “leader of resistance”.

  • Neel Roy sets 2 marks; Fr. Agnel’s supreme

    MUMBAI : Neel Roy of Jamnabai Narsee won three gold with two new meet records while Fr. Agnel’s, Vashi bagged the boys and girls team championships, in the 40th Bombay YMCA Inter School & Jr. College Swimming Championship.

  • Export incentives get Rs 8,450 crore top-up

    New Delhi : The government on Tuesday topped up incentives by Rs 8,450 crore for exporters in sectors such as leather and agriculture as it looks to add muscle to outward shipments that have been disrupted by the implementation of the GST. Unveiling the contours in the ‘Mid-Term Review of the Foreign Trade Policy (2015-20)’ , Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu said incentives have been increased by two per cent for

  • Apple Inc agrees to pay Ireland over USD 15 billion in back taxes

    Washington : iPhone maker Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) to pay Ireland USD 15.46 billion in back taxes by early 2018. Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that both sides agreed to the terms of an escrow fund for the money, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The payout amounts to 5.9% of the iPad maker’s total cash pile as of August 2017, when

  • FSC issue opens today

    Future Supply Chain Solutions Ltd (FSC) is one of India’s largest organised third-party logistics service operators. It offers automated and IT-enabled warehousing, distribution and other logistics solutions to a wide range of customers. Company’s service offerings, warehousing infrastructure, pan-India distribution network, “hub-and-spoke” transportation model and automated technology systems support its competitive market position.