Free Press Journal
  • ‘Better regulatory regime for green bonds to boom’

    Mumbai : India presents a huge opportunity for green financing, but the government and regulators need to clear impediments like caps on foreign portfolio inflows and pricing caps on masala bonds if it were to tap that potential, a leading American brokerage firm said on Monday.

  • TRAI for 80% lower MNP costs at Rs 4

    New Delhi : India’s telecom regulator on Monday started the consultation process to bring down mobile number portability (MNP) charges to Rs 4, from the Rs 19 levied at present.

  • Gsecs: Auction garners FPI bids of over Rs 4,000 crore

    New Delhi : Government bonds attracted bids worth over Rs 4,000 crore from foreign investors in Monday’s auction as against the debt investment limit of Rs 3,074 crore on offer, exchange data showed. The investment limit for government debt securities has been receiving a strong response from foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in the recent past, reports PTI.

  • Telecom: Year of turmoil

    New Delhi : It was a year of turmoil for the hyper-competitive Indian telecom sector as the balance-sheets of many major players kept bleeding, prompting the government to put together a panel to chalk out plans to bail out firms.

  • Gambhir, Chandela put Delhi in control

    Pune : Gautam Gambhir was patience personified while unheralded Kunal Chandela showed maturity beyond years as their twin tons took Delhi to a commanding 271 for three against Bengal on the second day of the Ranji Trophy semi-final.

  • Rohit moves to 5th ranking in ICC One Day International

    Dubai : Indian opener Rohit Sharma’s third career double hundred in the just-concluded series against Sri Lanka has pushed him up two spots to fifth in the latest ICC ODI Player Rankings among batsmen.

  • Trump says no plans to fire Spl Counsel Robert Mueller

    Washington : President Donald Trump insisted on Monday he has no plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, despite his team’s recent attacks on the credibility of the probe into Russian meddling in the US election.

  • Myanmar burned Rohingya homes despite refugee deal HRW

    Yangon : Myanmar’s army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere “public relations stunt”, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

  • Ashita, Aaradhana in CCI squash semis

    MUMBAI : Top seed Ashita Bhengra and second seed Aaradhana Kasturiraj, both of Tamil Nadu, registered contrasting wins to progress to the girls’ under-19 semi-finals, in the 74th CCI-Western India Open Squash Tournament, at the Cricket Club of India on Monday.

  • SCOPE Complex gets smart EV charging station powered by NTPC

    New Delhi : A smart EV charger of Fortum India has been installed at SCOPE Complex, New Delhi. The charger will be powered by electricity from NTPC Ltd., the largest power generator of the country. The charger has ability to recognise authorised users based on RFID technology.

  • Software market to hit $5.1bn by end-2018

    New Delhi : India’s software market is expected to grow at 11.9 per cent year-on-year, to touch USD 5.1 billion by the end of 2018, according to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The Indian software market continues to be one of the fastest growing and dynamic markets within the Asia Pacific excluding Japan (ApeJ)  region, IDC said in a report published on Monday, reports PTI.

  • BJP snatches Godhra as Cong rebel wins in close fight

    Godhra : Congress rebel C K Raulji contesting on the BJP ticket on Monday won from Godhra for the sixth time beating Rajendrasinh Parmar by a tiny margin of 258 votes, reports ANI.

  • Joe Root defends Cook and Broad

    Root leapt to the defence of his predecessor Alastair Cook, saying he didn’t think Cook was ready to retire. “He’s done it so many times before and he’s a very stubborn guy who likes proving people wrong,” he said. “The amount of extra work he’s putting in behind the scenes tells me he’s desperate to keep going.”

  • Billionaire Pinera to return as Chile’s president

    Santiago : Billionaire Sebastian Pinera will return to power as Chile’s president next year, according to virtually complete results from a runoff election held on Monday.

  • CENSEO Smashers win MCF badminton league

    MUMBAI : CENSEO Smashers, having barely survived by the skin of their teeth in the league phase to qualify for the knockout stage, put up terrific show while beating table topper MBL Shuttlers 3-2 to bag the 8-team 5th MCF-Badminton Premier League, at Mandpeshwar Civic Federation’s courts here on Sunday night.

  • EU will probe retailer IKEA’s Dutch tax deals

    Brussels : The EU on Monday opened an in-depth investigation into Swedish furniture giant Ikea’s tax deals in the Netherlands, in the latest salvo by Brussels against the tax affairs of multinationals.

  • Brazilian football legend Kaka retires

    Rio de Janeiro : Brazil legend Kaka, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35, more than two months after playing his last match for Orlando City.

  • Saeed actively pursuing jehadi agenda in Pak

    Lahore : Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief and the Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is actively pursuing his jehadi agenda with impunity in Pakistan after his release from a ten- month house arrest under anti-terror and public safety laws.

  • Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

    Kabul : Militants stormed an intelligence agency training facility in Kabul on Monday, officials said, triggering intense fighting with police in the latest Islamic State group attack to hit the Afghan capital. “Around 10:10 am, a group of armed attackers entered an under-construction building in (the) NDS training centre in (the) Afshar area of Kabul,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP, referring to the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s spy agency.