Free Press Journal
  • All-electric future not viable, says Merc boss

    Mumbai : Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has urged the Indian government “not to rush with the all-electric vehicles push” and thus “foreclose better technological options” for future generations, as the rest of the world is racing to run on hydrogen and not electricity. The car manufacturer also called for adopting a less ambitious plan of promoting e-cars, arguing that a nationwide electrification of the auto industry is just not commercially and technologically viable.

  • New rules for SA 4-day Test with Zimbabwe

    Port Elizabeth : The one-off day-night Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe, starting on Tuesday, will be staged under experimental playing conditions.

  • Parliamentary panel tells Govt to take urgent steps to contain NPAs

    New Delhi : Concerned over the rising NPAs of banks, a Parliamentary panel has asked the government to take urgent remedial measures to reduce the volume of stressed assets in the system and strengthen the vigilance mechanism.

  • RIL to be among the top 20 global firms: Ambani

    Mumbai  : Oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries (RIL) aims to be among the top 20 companies in the world and become a leading provider of clean energy, as well as leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain, its Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Saturday. Addressing a packed house at the Reliance Corporate Park, to commemorate founder Dhirubhai Ambani’s birthday and celebrate the company’s 40 years in existence, he outlined the future of RIL.  Ambani

  • MQM seeks US help to protect Muhajirs in Pak

    The MQM has emerged as a largely ethnic party in the 1980s. It has a political dominance in the southern Sindh province’s  urban areas – notably in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur, where a large number of Urdu-speaking people reside

  • Economy in ‘fragile five’ during P Chidambaram’s tenure: BJP

    New Delhi : The BJP on Sunday slammed former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram over his criticism of the Narendra Modi government’s economic record, saying that Indian economy had been counted as among “fragile five” during his tenure.

  • Vijender: Ready for world title

    Jaipur : Indian boxing’s poster boy Vijender Singh now has his eyes trained on the Commonwealth and World Championship title, the hunger for success not quite satiated by his 10th straight win on the pro circuit.

  • Policy bodies praise govt’s clarification on condom ads

    New Delhi : Policy advocacy bodies lauded the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s clarification that bar on airing of condom ads was only for those with “sexually explicit content”, saying that bans and restrictions were not signs of a mature democracy.

  • IRFC eyes Rs 1,000 cr from bonds

    Bhubaneswar : The Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) is hopeful of raising Rs 1,000 crore from the recent issue of capital gains bonds, its MD S K Pattanayak said on Sunday.  With an aim to raise Rs 500 crore with the green-shoe option, to retain over-subscription, IRFC is looking at mopping up Rs 1,000 crore from the capital gains bonds, he told the PTI.

  • Shander, Shital win 10K INTENCITY Mumbai Run

    Mumbai : Taxman Shander Singh sailed through the Mumbai 10K INTENCITY Run with flying colours before been chased till the end by Shailesh Gangoda in a photo-finish in the 10km Elite category run held at the Bandra Fort Sunday morning.

  • Cryptocurrencies: Tread with caution

    Bitcoin has seen its share of mixed reception- while luring some investors with potentially huge rewards; it has been scaring others away with equally high stakes. This volatile nature has led to people wondering on its reliability and investment rate- with people scampering helter-skelter for a conclusive solution. Truth is, the cryptocurrency can certainly be volatile, with the recent plummeting rate down by 25% over five days after concerns grew that a

  • Mastan YMCA pips NBA in men’s final; Bandra girls supreme

    Mumbai : Mastan YMCA pipped NBA (Nagpada Basketball Association) 77-76 in a pulsating men’s final of the Mastan YMCA Basketball tournament, hosted by Bombay YMCA’s Physical Education Department at their floodlit courts at Agripada on Saturday night.

  • Jerusalem tensions cast shadow over Holy Land during Christmas

    Bethlehem (Palestinian Territories) : Palestinian scouts played drums and bagpipes as Christmas celebrations began in Bethlehem on Sunday, but many tourists stayed away with tensions still simmering following Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

  • Securities lending & borrowing scheme

    It has been said that dealing in shares is akin to gambling, and to some extent it is true. At any given point, the market quote of any scrip is poised at a certain point because of the gravitational force of demand and supply. When a transaction takes place, one dealer wins and the other loses. To that extent, the transaction becomes a gamble, or more precisely, a bet. That being said,

  • Man City claim 17th straight win

    London : Manchester City racked up a 17th consecutive Premier League victory after Sergio Aguero’s 100th and 101st Etihad Stadium goals inspired a 4-0 win over Bournemouth, here Saturday night.