Free Press Journal
  • Indian smartphone vendors suffer as Chinese players gobble up share

    New Delhi : Aiming to help domestic smartphone manufacturers recover lost ground, the government has taken several measures in the recent past, like easing norms for local manufacturing and hiking customs duty on mobile phones.

  • Saw AAP MLAs ‘assaulting’ CS, Kejriwal’s advisor tells police

    The court on Thursday sent the two AAP MLAs Amanatullah Khan and Prakash Jarwal, arrested on charges of assaulting the Chief Secretary, to judicial custody for 14 days. Orders on the bail pleas of the two AAP MLAs and also on their police custody will be pronounced on Friday.

  • Saffron should not spread all over tricolour: Kamal Haasan

    Chennai : Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has said that saffron has its place in the national flag but it should not spread all over it, in a remark interpreted as an attack on the BJP and Hindutva forces.

  • De Gea stars as Manchester United fends off strong Sevilla in 0-0 draw

    Seville : David de Gea deflected the attention away from Paul Pogba with another spectacular display of goalkeeping as Manchester United came away from their Champions League last 16, first leg against Sevilla in Spain with a 0-0 draw.

  • Saina faces Tai Tzu, Sindhu gets easy opener 

     Birmingham : Saina Nehwal faces her nemesis Tai Tzu Ying in the first round while P V Sindhu has got an easy opener against Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong after the Indian shuttlers were handed a tricky draw at the USD 1000,000 All England Championship next month.

  • Act East policy will be made a reality, says PM Modi

    Kohima : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed firm resolve that the Act East Policy would be made a reality in order to connect the people of the Northeast with South East Asian countries to foster speedy development.

  • It’s all about location, says Hong Kong

    New Delhi : The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) is actively wooing Indian investors — especially software firms and airlines — pitching itself as the gateway to the markets of mainland China, northeast and southeast Asia.

  • Muguruza wins late Dubai duel

    Dubai : Defending champion and top seed Elina Svitolina toiled for more than two hours to reach the Dubai quarter-finals while second seed Garbine Muguruza had to wait until 2 a.m. to complete her opening victory.

  • AI draft tender lists four options for govt holding

    New Delhi : The government is looking at four options before it for retaining a stake in the disinvestment-bound Air India, which include keeping 49, 26, 24 or zero per cent stake in the national carrier with itself, according to a senior official.

  • PF interest reduction fallout of PNB scam, says Mamata

    Hemtabad : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed that the fresh reduction in provident fund interest is a fallout of the  Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam and that the working class would suffer hugely due to the rate cut.

  • Severe security lapses in Didi’s public meeting 

    Kolkata : The police was taken aback when two women suddenly went to the dais where the chief minister Mamata Banerjee was addressing a public meeting and demanded her to ensure punishment of the murderer of their father at Hemtabad in West Dinajpur district in North Bengal on Thursday.

  • Pulse Canada chief bets on India demand, seeks clarity in policy

    There was a dramatic reduction in the shipment to India. There are large carry over pulses in Canada this year. Prices have fallen dramatically. So, farmers will look at other crops and there will be about a 15-30 per cent reduction in pulse cultivation in Canada.

  • CBI arrests Rotomac firm owner Vikram Kothari, son

    New Delhi : The CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac pen company owner Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul on charges of cheating a consortium of banks of Rs 3,695 crore (including interest) by siphoning off loans sanctioned to his company for procurement of wheat and other goods for export.

  • Atwal no longer in MHA blacklist

    New Delhi : Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Khalistani terrorist, whose invitation to a dinner in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was rescinded following a controversy, no longer figures in the Home Ministry’s blacklist of Sikh extremists, officials said.

  • Norms tightened for removal of independent directors of cos

    New Delhi : Independent directors appointed for a second term at corporates can now be removed only by a special resolution passed by shareholders, with the government tightening the rules. Before removal, such independent directors should also be given “reasonable opportunity of being heard”, the corporate affairs ministry said.

  • Defence Industrial Corridor to boost UP’s growth: Sitharaman

    LUCKNOW: Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitaraman on Thursday said low cost of land and low wage rate with adequate supply of manpower will provide an impetus to the proposed Rs 20,000-crore Defence Industrial Corridor, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for Bundelkhand on Wednesday.

  • Liberty House to move NCLT on Bhushan bid

    New Delhi : Liberty House UK, which has expressed interest in the assets of Bhushan Power & Steel, says it will approach the National Company Law Tribunal to challenge the rejection of its bid.

  • Private docs to teach in govt medical colleges

    New Delhi : The Medical Council of India (MCI) has relaxed its stringent rules on appointment of the teaching faculty in the medical colleges, allowing for the first time in the country’s history the specialists and consultants practicing in private hospitals to teach medicine in the new government medical colleges.

  • NSE to stop derivative trading in Fortis

    New Delhi : The National Stock Exchange on Thursday said derivative trading in Fortis Healthcare would be stopped if the company fails to submit its financial results for last two quarters by March 1. Fortis has failed to meet the deadlines for submission of its financial results for the September and December quarters.