Free Press Journal
  • Bayer-Monsanto’s global merger needs CCI’s nod

    New Delhi : The global merger of Bayer CropScience and Monsanto cannot happen unless the Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves their merger in India, according to a top official of Bayer in India. Richard van der Merwe, Vice-chairman and Managing Director of Bayer CropScience India told reporters that the rule of approval by the CCI applies to all mergers and is not specific to the Bayer-Monsanto deal. He expects the CCI

  • ‘Kohli’s wicket was a special moment’

    To be honest, it’s actually difficult to describe. It’s not something I’m used to, so every time it really does hit me. You get goosebumps and get nervous all over again. It really is an honour to have people appreciate the work that you’re doing out there, so it’s hard to describe but it really is a blessing.”  – Lungi  Ngidi

  • Pleasing to beat Team India in ‘Indian’ conditions: Du Plessis

    Centurion : South African skipper Faf du Plessis has said that the 2015 series loss in India on raging turners motivated their team to win the series here in Centurion, on a pitch that “should have suited the visitors more”.

  • Borrowing target cut to 20K cr

    New Delhi : The union government, on Wednesday, said it has cut the size of additional borrowing to Rs 20,000 crore of government securities during the ongoing fiscal. On December 27, the government had stated that it would raise additional market borrowing of Rs 50,000 crore through dated government securities in 2017-18.

  • India cannot be a spectator of China’s rise: Ram Madhav

    New Delhi : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Wednesday asserted that India could not be a mere spectator of China’s rise, adding under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership, India was seeking a bigger role at the world stage.

  • Bedi, Wadekar blame it on lack of preparation

    New Delhi : Former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi is not at all surprised with the current team’s surrender in South Africa as he feels Virat Kohli’s men went into the series without serious preparation and “wasted time” playing against Sri Lanka.

  • PW moves the SAT against SEBI order

    New Delhi : Price Waterhouse (PW), on Wednesday, moved the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) challenging the Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (SEBI) order against the audit major and its network entities in the multi-crore Satyam scam.

  • MHA says NSA did not attend political meet

    New Delhi : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval did not attend any political meeting at the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh on January 14 as alleged by the CPI-M but participated in a regular security review meet on that day, the home ministry said on Wednesday.

  • Employ merit-based system for Indian immigrants: US admin

    A merit-based immigration system, the Trump administration feels would admit the best and the brightest around the world while making it harder for people to come to the country illegally.

  • Afghanistan, NZ, Proteas qualify for Super League

    Pacer Aditya Thakare has been called in as cover for an injured Ishan Porel in the Indian under-19 cricket team, which is currently competing in the ICC World Cup. “India U19 medium-pacer Ishan Porel suffered a bruised heel in his left foot during India’s first group game of the ICC U19 World Cup against Australia,” the BCCI said in a statement.  “He has a soft tissue injury and Medical Team is monitoring

  • Sitharaman flies high in Sukhoi

    Jodhpur : India’s first woman Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday donned an olive-green flight suit to fly in Indian Air Force’s frontline aircraft, Sukhoi Su-30 MKI – an indigenously-built twin-engine fighter jet capable of carrying out nuclear strikes.

  • ‘Tata Sons lost confidence in Mistry’

    Mumbai : Tata Sons, on Wednesday, told the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) that Cyrus Mistry was removed from the chairpersonship of the company as its Board had lost confidence in him. Tata Sons’ counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi reaffirmed that the nominee trustee directors of the company had no personal interest in Mistry’s removal. Mistry, Singhvi said, made a habit of writing off the losses of problematic group

  • Budget could realise housing expectations

    The “Housing for All by 2022” mission has set the stage for a robust recovery in the residential property market. In the past two years, we have seen an unprecedented focus on reforms channelised through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act 2016, demonetisation, Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) and the GST regime. So, this time, the Budget for FY2018-19 will be much more critical than ever. The provisions, if moved in positive

  • Cong to press for putting real estate, petroleum in GST

    New Delhi : The Congress will once again press for bringing the real estate and the petroleum products under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) ambit at a GST Council meeting on Thursday.

  • Seven Rakhine Buddhists die in police firing

    Yangon : Seven ethnic Rakhine Buddhists died after Myanmar police opened fire on a crowd trying to seize a government office, officials said on Wednesday, in fresh violence in a febrile state already scarred by ethnic and religious hatred.

  • Is Haj saving spent on Muslims’ welfare, asks Ahmed Patel

    New Delhi : Ahmed Patel, the political secretary of former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, on Wednesday wrote to Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to know whether nearly Rs 200 crore saved in the Haj grant between 2014 and 2017 has been spent on the social-economic welfare of the community as directed by the Supreme Court in its 2012 order.

  • Ronaldinho bids adieu to football

    London : Brazilian football superstar Ronaldinho, who was part of the triumphant Brazil 2002 World Cup squad, has bid adieu to his illustrious career at the age of 37.