Free Press Journal
  • Prez Trump: Memo vindicates him in 2016 election probe

    Washington : President Donald Trump has claimed that a declassified Republican memo totally vindicates him in a FBI probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 polls and called the investigation an “American disgrace”.

  • JSW, Tatas in fight to acquire Bhushan Steel

    New Delhi : JSW Steel said on Sunday said that it has submitted resolution plans for Bhushan Steel Ltd, undergoing insolvency proceedings. Separately, sources told PTI that Tata Steel has also submitted a bid for the debt-ridden company. When contacted by the news agency, a Tata Steel spokesperson, however, declined to comment.

  • Students donning degree robes sell pakodas near PM Modi’s rally venue

    Bengaluru: A group of college students, donning degree robes and selling ‘pakodas’ to passers-by in a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks over job creation, were on Sunday whisked away by the police, hours before the PM’s rally here, reports PTI.

  • Local politics overshadows Lanka’s I-Day celebrations    

    Colombo : President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday vowed to fight against corruption which he said has an adverse impact on Sri Lanka’s economy as the country celebrated its 70th Independence Day. Britain’s Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was the chief guest at the 70th Independence Day celebrations.

  • Is this the right time to analysis your portfolio?

    Like the US market, passive fund has outperformed in India in comparison to other emerging market. Direct investment in equities is riskier as valuation of the market is sky high and a possible correction is awaited. It is the perfect time to take steps to safeguard your hard-earned money against the correction and rewire your portfolios from the small and mid-cap stocks to large cap mutual funds. The mutual fund is the

  • CM seeks Modi’s intervention in Mahadayi river dispute

    Bengaluru : Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in resolving the Mahadayi water dispute between the state and BJP-ruled neighbouring Goa.

  • Nigeria claims complete  victory over Boko Haram

    Lagos : The Nigerian Army has completely defeated the Boko Haram insurgents in the restive northeast parts of the country, said Maj Gen Rogers Nicholas, head of a military operation.

  • Courts can rely on electronic records without certificate: SC

    New Delhi : In the age of digitisation and increasing reliance on computerised records in judicial proceedings, the Supreme Court has held that the requirement of a certificate to make an electronic evidence admissible is not mandatory “wherever interest of justice so justifies”.

  • Assocham wants RBI to refrain from hiking rates

    NEW DELHI : The RBI should refrain from raising interest rates owing to concerns about inflation being stoked by the pro-farm sector proposals of the Budget 2018-19, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday ahead of the central bank’s final bi-monthly monetary policy review slated for this week. Presenting the Union Budget for the next fiscal year, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for notified kharif crops will

  • Pro-Brexit MPs plotting to replace British PM: Reports

    London : Pro-Brexit lawmakers are plotting to topple Prime Minister Theresa May if she tries to keep Britain in the EU’s tariff-free customs union, media reports said on Sunday, ahead of crucial Cabinet meetings over Britain’s future relationship with the European Union later this week.

  • LTCG tax kitty to hit Rs 40k cr in FY20 – Adhia

    NEW DELHI : The union government hopes to double its revenue from long term capital gains (LTCG) tax on equities to Rs 40,000 crore in financial year 2019-20 as more share transactions come in its fold with the waning of the grandfathering effect, a top official said on Sunday.

  • Monetary policy review, Q3 results to drive the markets

    MUMBAI : The final Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy review for fiscal 2017-18, corporate results and the flow of foreign funds are expected to set the course of the key equity indices this week. Market observers opined that other factors, such as the Indian rupee’s movement against the US dollar, global oil price fluctuations and developments on the economic reforms front will also influence investors’ risk-taking appetite through the week.

  • Terror activities: NIA arrests Bihar man, conducts raids in UP

    NEW DELHI: Continuing its probe into covert activities of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a man hailing Bihar in the national capital, its official spokesman said here on Sunday.

  • Rahul only alternative to Modi: Cong

    New Delhi : Rahul Gandhi is the only alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said on Sunday as he emphasised that “unity of opposition” would bring forth a “wave of change” in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.        Surjewala said there were two models today – one represented by Modi, and the other by the Congress president.